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Navigating your relationship with your parents as you grow up can be complicated. Add to that the pressures of fame, success, and money, and that relationship can suffer even more. For a lot of celebrities, being famous comes with issues that can affect their family dynamics and even cause irreparable damage to their relationship with their parents. 

For some stars like Selena Gomez and Beyoncé, having a parent manage their career seems like a good idea at first, until it isn't. Severing that professional connection can impact the relationship on a personal level, making it hard to go back to how things used to be between celebs and their parents before their careers took off. 

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For other celebrities, their relationships with their parents were rocky from the start. Some have been open about the struggles they faced and the turmoil between them and their parents. Some stars witnessed or suffered abuse from one or two of their parents, damaging the bonds with their mom or dad for good. 

Some have had the chance to reconcile, while others, like Chiquis Rivera, never got a chance to mend the relationship before it was too late. Scroll through to see which celebrities have had to deal with some ups and downs in their relationships with their parents. 

The relationship between Chiquis and her mom, Jenni Rivera, fell apart. 1

After rumors circulated that Chiquis was involved with her mom's then-husband, Estéban Loaiza, Jenni never spoke to Chiquis again. The pair never got to work out their issues because Jenni died tragically in an airplane crash in 2012 before they could do so. 

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Justin Bieber and his mom have had some rough patches. 2

The pair were once so close, but he has revealed that their relationship was "pretty nonexistent" during a point in his life. The singer told Billboard in 2015,  "I was distant because I was ashamed. I never wanted my mom to be disappointed in me and I knew she was. We spent some time not talking, so it takes time to rebuild that trust." They have worked on mending their bond since.

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Luis Miguel severed his relationship with his dad. 3

Luis Miguel severed his relationship with his dad.

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Luisito Rey, LuisMi's dad, was active in helping make his son into the superstar he is today. They were close, but all that changed when the singer's mom, Marcella Basteri, disappeared, and LuisMi blamed his dad for it. The pair became estranged, and Luisito died in 1992. 

Christina Aguilera couldn't forgive her father. 4

Christina Aguilera couldn't forgive her father.

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Her dad, Fausto Wagner Aguilera, submitted her and her mother to a lot of pain through domestic violence. Christina revealed in a documentary that years after her parents divorced, she tried to reconcile with her abusive father but realized she didn't need him in her life. 

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A former boyfriend affected Angelique Boyer's relationship with her parents. 5

 A former boyfriend affected Angelique Boyer's relationship with her parents.

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The actress' relationship with José Alberto Castro caused some conflict between her and her mother and father, Patrick Boyer and Sylvie Rousseau, in 2012. Her parents didn't like that he was 28 years older than Angelique, which caused friction resulting in them not speaking for a year. Her mother sadly died in 2014, but Angelique has since mended her relationship with her dad.

Selena Gomez and her mom have had some ups and downs. 6

Selena Gomez and her mom have had some ups and downs.

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Selena has always credited her mom, Mandy Teefey, for raising her and doing her best as a single mom, but there was some tension between them as Selena grew up. It all started with Selena's rocky relationship with Justin Bieber, which her mom reportedly disagreed with. Then the singer dropped Mandy as her manager, which caused them not to speak for a year. Things have been up and down since, and the pair still don't follow each other on Instagram. Yikes.

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Beyoncé always had a great relationship with her father. 7

Matthew Knowles is often credited for making his daughter into a superstar, but the pair's close bond suffered after he split from Bey's mom, Tina Knowles. He had been unfaithful and fathered a child outside of their marriage in 2009. Two years later, Bey severed ties with her father as her manager, causing a strain in their relationship.

Bella Thorne opened up about her messed-up relationship with her mom. 8

After she released her book The Life of a Wannabe Mogul in 2019, the actress penned a letter to her mom and shared it on Instagram. "Dear mother, I’m sorry for the words I have said I needed to get them out from lingering underneath my skin," she wrote. "I know your life hasn’t been perfect and I know that that’s why mine hasn’t been either, everything in life is a mystery but what’s not, is this infinite undying love I have for you. Our relationship is [expletive] up but I’m glad we are here, and I’m grateful we have time to mend. I love you mommy ❤️."

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Madonna lost her mom at a young age. 9

Madonna lost her mom at a young age.

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She grew up with her dad, Silvio Ciccone, after her mom died when the singer was just 5 years old. He remarried, and Madonna said her new stepmom mistreated her. The singer left their Michigan home when she was just a teenager and move to New York City, and she left her relationship with her dad behind.

Ariel Winter and her mom have a relationship filled with turmoil. 10

Ariel Winter and her mom have a relationship filled with turmoil.

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The Modern Family star filed a restraining order against her mom, Crystal Workman, in 2012 when she was just 14. She became legally emancipated from her mom after accusing her of physical abuse and almost risking her career. 

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Cristian Castro had some turmoil with his beloved mom. 11

Cristian Castro had some turmoil with his beloved mom.

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The relationship between the singer and his mom, Verónica Castro, went through a rough period while he was married to Valeria Liberman. He claimed that his mom wasn't a fan of his then-wife, which caused a separation between them. They eventually reunited and rebuilt their relationship.

Belinda had to fight for her independence. 12

Belinda had to fight for her independence.

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Ignacio Peregrín and Belinda Schull were always behind their daughter and her booming career from the start. There were some who believed the parents were even exploiting her for financial gain, and at one point Belinda took control and separated herself from her family. 

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Alejandro Fernández has said his dad Vicente Fernández is quite strict. 13

Alejandro Fernández has said his dad Vicente Fernández is quite strict.

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These two share a special bond, but they have been open about their special type of relationship. Since Alejandro followed in his dad's footsteps with his music, he has said that his dad has been one of his biggest critics when it comes to his career.

Demi Lovato had a rocky relationship with her biological dad. 14

Demi Lovato had a rocky relationship with her biological dad.

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Demi was estranged from her dad, Patrick, for quite a while, starting in 2007. Patrick died from cancer in 2013, but Demi has always been open about their issues and even once said he had been "abusive." Her father also struggled with mental health issues, and she said that had a lot to do with him not being able to care for his family.

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Alejandra Guzmán and her daughter did a lot of damage to their relationship. 15

Alejandra Guzmán and her daughter did a lot of damage to their relationship.

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Frida opened up on Instagram about her childhood and how she felt abandoned by her mom when she was growing up. But the real drama began after Frida publicly accused her mom of being involved with her ex Christian Estrada, and then the mom-and-daughter duo continued feuding back and forth on social media and beyond.