Remember comedian Jerry Lewis? The one who used to do all of the telethons for muscular dystrophy? He passed away in August at the age of 91 and the details of his will recently came out. In it, according to PEOPLE, he leaves his fortune to his widow, and second in line to all of that is his adopted daughter (also his manager), who is 25.
However, Lewis made sure he left a few lines in his will, drafted in 2012, that made it clear he was leaving nothing to the six (SIX!) children he had with his first wife, whom he was married to for 36 years, or the grandchildren that may have come from those kids.
“I have intentionally excluded Gary Lewis, Ronald Lewis, Anthony Joseph Lewis, Christopher Joseph Lewis, Scott Anthony Lewis, and Joseph Christopher Lewis and their descendants as beneficiaries of my estate, it being my intention that they shall receive no benefits hereunder,” the comedic legend wrote.
To make matters all the more petty, he included that he was leaving out son Joseph, who actually died of a drug overdose years before in 2009. The “kids” may all be fully grown and what not, but that’s still cold blooded.
But Lewis isn’t/wasn’t the only celebrity who clearly didn’t have the best relationship with their kids. Check out nine others who have had it out with their offspring in public to bad and sometimes good results.
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After falling out in 2015, 50 Cent and his first child, son Marquise, still haven’t been able to mend things after 50’s issues with the child’s mother, Shaniqua Tompkins, created a deep divide. In June he said about his son on Instagram, when quizzed about that relationship by a follower, “Can you imagine having a kid that has been poisoned by his mothers [sic] entitlement?” he said of the 19-year-old. “That has no respect for you, when you have offered him everything he has. He would rather be a friend to my enemies then [sic] me.”
If you’re wondering why the rapper and his son can’t work things out, it seems that the parent, the true adult in the situation, isn’t interested at this point.
“I wish him well, he was my heart,” he said. “I don’t have one anymore, I pray he as a man can see the mistakes that were [made].”