Keanu Reeves, Tobey Maguire and other celebrities whose fathers were criminals
Parents are not chosen. While some children are born into families where there is respect for everyone and the right values are brought up, others are born into those who often disregard the law and see prison as a second home.
We are talking about celebrities who cannot call their childhoods happy. Their mothers and fathers sold drugs, robbed banks, and more. Read more in the OBOZREVATEL article.
1. Leighton Meester
American actress and singer Leighton Meester, who became famous for starring in the TV series Gossip Girl, was born in prison. Her parents were professional smugglers who smuggled drugs from Jamaica to the United States. They were arrested when Leighton's mother was pregnant, so she gave birth to her daughter behind bars.
The newborn future star was raised by her grandmother. When the parents were released, the mother spent three months with the child. Then the woman was sent back to prison for another crime.
2. Lindsay Lohan
American actress, pop singer and model Lindsay Lohan was born into a wealthy family. So her parents satisfied all her "wants". The celebrity's father had a big business: he owned a pasta factory. To earn more money, the man ran schemes with securities. It worked for a while. But one day he was sent to prison for forgery. Lohan was 4 years old at the time.
3. Tobey Maguire
The parents of American actor and producer Tobey Maguire are a cook and a secretary. His mother gave birth to a son when she was 18. The couple often quarreled, so his father left the family to make his own life. He did not succeed. In desperation, he decided to rob a bank, but was caught by the police on the way out. He spent two years in prison.
4. Keanu Reeves
Canadian actor, director, producer and musician Keanu Reeves was very young when his father left the family. He was 3 at the time. After that, his mother did little to raise the boy and tried to find a husband. All her marriages were unsuccessful. When Keanu turned 28, he found out that his father had not just "left", but had been imprisoned for drug trafficking.
5. Woody Harrelson
The father of the American actor Woody Harrelson was a cold-blooded killer. In 1980, he was sentenced to life in prison for shooting a federal judge. Prior to that, Harrelson Sr. had been convicted of murder several times and jailed for 15 years.
"I tried to get him out of prison. I wanted to give him another chance. He probably didn't deserve it. I was just a son who wanted to help his father," Woody said in an interview.
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