They say mother and father know best, but when it comes to the business dealings of some of the world’s biggest stars, are parents always the best people to control millions of dollars? Certain celebrities seem to think so.
From Scarlett Johansson to Lindsay Lohan and Beyoncé, plenty of Hollywood’s elite opt to hire within, recruiting mom or dad as their business manager. But what happens when they have some major mommy or daddy issues? D-R-A-M-A.
Of course not all parental managers are bad. Miley Cyrus had a breakout 2013 — thanks to her twerking and traveling tongue — and her mom and manager, Tish Cyrus, was always “right beside her.” Kris Jenner helped transition daughter Kim Kardashian from sex tape star to undeniable entertainment force — someone whose pregnancy or wedding is worthy of round-the-clock scrutiny. Other celebrities start out with family guiding their careers, only to amicably part ways with their parents over time. But when you fire your mom or dad, don’t Thanksgiving dinners get awkward? Save that question for Queen Bey. Find out which stars opt to keep it in the family, and whose momagers have turned out to be detrimental to their careers.
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