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Family Doesn’t Matter: Stars Who Have Fired Their Parents  was originally published on

1. Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester

The “Gossip Girl” star was worried about her reputation after her mother allegedly said she was going to “hunt down and kill” one of her daughter’s old friends, who then issued a restraining order against the star’s mom.

2. Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl

The actresses mom has attracted lots of negative attention by complaining in abusive language about every service she made use of.

3. Beyonce


Beyoncé Knowles’ dad was her manager for two decades but their relationship was reportedly strained after Matthew Knowles admitted to having an affair with Alexsandra Wright, who gave birth to their child.

4. Usher


On Mother’s Day in 2007, Usher fired Jonetta Patton from her post as manager, supposedly over her opposition to his then-fiancée Tameka Foster.

5. Leann Rimes

Leann Rimes

In 2000, the then 16-year-old attempted to take over her own career from her manager father Wilbur and sued him for withholding $7 million of her earnings.