Divorce & Celebs: How their parents’ divorce affected them

25th May 2015 | By More

Nicole RichieNicole Richie: “When my dad divorced my mom, it was kind of like him leaving me also.”




Isla FisherIsla Fisher: “You can’t underestimate how traumatic divorce is for the children. When your parents divorce, it makes you grow up fast. I’d urge parents to strongly consider working things out. I’d work things out and I’d definitely stay put. Especially if there were babies involved.”



Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis: “There was no Demi-and-Bruce amicable divorce or joint family vacations for us. No love was left between them.”



Johnny DepJohnny Deppp: “I recall hearing my parents argue and thinking: Come on, this is torture. Just split! They stuck it out until I was 15, but I’d seen it coming for years. When they finally did divorce, I thought OK, this is the right thing.”



Justin BieberJustin Bieber: ” My parents splitting up is definitely not one of the highlights of my life. It’s sad, the kids experiences feeling like one of his parents left.”



Corinne Bailey RaeCorinne Bailey Rae: “My parents divorced when I was a teenager. As the eldest of three sisters, I was my mom’s confidante. You grow up fast working out how something went wrong.”



Harry StylesHarry Styles: “When I was seven my mum and dad divorced and that was quite a weird time. I remember crying about it. I didn’t really get what was going on properly. I was just sad that my parents wouldn’t be together any more.”



Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake: “My parents divorced when I was three. I’m humbly and honestly finding out that I have a lot of issues with that.”



Selena GomezSelena Gomez: “I blamed my mom a lot for the divorce because I wanted a family so bad. I wanted to have my mom and dad together. I remember just being angry with my mom. I still feel really bad about that.”


Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston: “It was pretty crappy. I came home from a birthday party and he was moved out. It was pretty abrupt. Sure, your dad leaves and disappears for a while, that’s pretty brutal, but that’s sort of the beauty of it. Like I said, I would never exchange any of it… Me making people laugh, finding the humor in things, trying to lighten up the mood between disgruntled parents, getting attention… It sort of was a survival technique.”


Compiled from an article by Toria Sheffield which originally appeared on huffingtonpost.com

Posted by Sinta Ebersohn (Creator of fairdivorce.co.za – Stellenbosch)


Category: Children, Perspectives

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