Worst celebrity dads

Instead of being role models for their children, protectors, providers and the backbone of the family, some fathers are unfortunately too selfish to put their kids’ interests before their own. When it comes to Hollywood dads, while there are examples of perfect father figures, there are also those who are not very interested in parenthood. Here are the worst celebrity dads.

David Hasselhoff







The Baywatch star has legal custody of his two daughters, Taylor-Ann and Hayley from ex-wife Pamela Bach. However, he also has a serious drinking problem that drove his desperate daughter to film his drunken state on video. The much-aired video shows him sprawling on the floor, dressed only in a pair of jeans, trying to eat a burger while Taylor Ann, who was 17 at the time, pleas for him to stop.

Mathew Knowles







Mathew Knowles managed his daughter Beyoncé’s career for 14 years before she fired him in 2011. According to court documents obtained by the Houston Chronicle, Beyoncé suspected her father was stealing from her. In addition to his professional troubles with Beyoncé, Knowles fathered a child with Alexsandra Wright while married to Beyoncé’s mother Tina. And, what’s even worse, after a court battle, Matthew managed to prove to the judge that he had a tremendous loss in income since losing his job as Beyoncé’s manager and that he has overpaid Alexsandra in child support. Now, he won’t have to pay a dime to his son’s mother for the next three years she is now borderline homeless and receiving $300 a month in food stamps.

Jude Law







Jude Law – who has three children with Sadie Frost – fathered a fourth child, Sophia, with model Samantha Burke during a one-night stand in 2008; however, he seems to only acknowledge his children with Frost. During an episode of Late Show With David Letterman, he told the talk show host that he only has three children.

Michael Lohan







Michael and Lindsay Lohan have had troubled relationship since forever. Apparently the troubled starlet grew up witnessing her father abusing her mother. Over the years, Lohan has served jail time on different occasions for separate charges that include insider trading, assaulting his brother-in-law and drunk driving. He also fathered a daughter while he was separated from Dina in 1995. In 2011, Lohan fathered another child with former tabloid reporter Kate Major.

Alec Baldwin







The Emmy and Academy Award nominated actor came up for much criticism when he sent a threatening voice message to Ireland, his 11-year-old daughter, later picked up and made public by the media. Calling her a “thoughtless little pig,” Baldwin even went on to verbally lash out against Ireland’s mother, his former wife Kim Basinger. “I don’t give a damn that you’re 12-years-old or 11-years-old, or a child, or that your mother is a thoughtless pain in the ass who doesn’t care about what you do,” Alec told his daughter.

Charlie Sheen







Charlie has two daughters with ex-wife Denise Richards, who divorced him after allegations of domestic violence, and an older daughter with his highschool girlfriend. He also has twin sons with another ex-wife, Brooke Mueller. Sheen’s substance abuse and alleged domestic violence resulted in his divorce from Brooke and after the split he moved in with an adult entertainment star and a model. He regularly exposed his kids to this polyamorous set up. The twins were removed from his home soon thereafter by social services after Brooke acquired a restraining order against the actor. However, she was later sent to rehab and the kids were put under Denise Richard’s custody.

Joe Jackson







Joe assembled one of the greatest music groups of all time and molded his youngest son Michael into the greatest entertainer of all-time. However, he was very abusive father who took drastic steps to professionally discipline his kids. It involved physical and mental abuse, and Joe’s refusal to let his children call him Dad. After Michael’s tragic death, he requested that his son’s estate cover living expenses of $26,000/month despite being left off the will. He also used press conference time four days after Michael’s death to promote his startup music company.

Ryan O’Neal







In 1973, Ryan O’Neal starred in Paper Moon with 10-year-old daughter Tatum, who won the Oscar for her performance. And that was probably the final happy moment in Tatum’s life. She has had a long well-documented battle with drugs, and a difficult relationship with her father. She said: “My father had an abusive streak a mile wide. There was always a slugging thing. Or a backhand, or a throwing out of the car, or whatever. It was rough, just rough around the house.” As a child O’Neal  took her to Hugh Hefner’s Playboy mansion, where love and debauchery was rampant, and she also slept in the same bed as him and his girlfriends. When she was 15 and struggling with a weight problem, Tatum alleges her father went so far as to tell her to use cocaine as a way of combating it.



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