15 Celebrities Who Emancipated From Their Parents



They appear in your favorite movies, television shows, music albums, along with walking down the runaway wearing the latest trends in clothing fashion. These celebrities appear to have the perfect life but in order to get where they are today they had to make some very tough choices. Here are fifteen celebrities who had to emancipate from their parents and legal guardians. While some choose to avoid different legal laws, other decided to kick their greedy parents to the curb before their profits and earnings vanished. Find out why these celebs decided to live life on their own terms.

Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin was only 16 years old when he emancipated. Feeling that his parents were not properly spending his income, Culkin became emancipated while only being 16 years old. His parents were forced into paying him $17 million.

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams got her big break in the film Lassie and continued to land big roles that range from Dawson’s Creek to more recently, Oz the Great and Powerful. But when she was only 14 years old, Michelle emancipated from her parents to simply bypass the child labor laws for young actors.

Courtney Love

Courtney Love is known for her musical background and also marrying lead singer of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain. Love emancipated when she was 17 which was a result of how little she felt her parents cared for her.