8 Celebrity Kids Embarrassed by Their Famous Parents
By Gina Vivinetto
This week, 15-year-old fashionista Lily-Rose Depp stunned onlookers when she appeared at a Chanel show in New York City. Lily-Rose is, of course, the daughter of Hollywood star Johnny Depp and French singer-actress Vanessa Paradis, so it’s no wonder she inherited the gorgeous gene.
But, just a few months ago, the legendarily eccentric Depp, 51, who still wears rock ‘n’ roll duds and goes off-script from time to time, confessed that Lily-Rose feels she’s inherited something else: a weird dad. The actor, who married his Rum Diary co-star Amber Heard, 28, in February, admits these days his glamorous daughter is, in typical teen fashion, embarrassed of her old man.
Lily-Rose is hardly alone. Like all children, once they hit a certain age, celebrity kids are able to look past their parents’ superstardom to see the truly square moms and dads they are. In that spirit, here are 8 more celebrity kids embarrassed by their famous parents.
This week 16-year-old Brooklyn Beckham, oldest son of soccer star David Beckham and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, looked mortified as he sat in the audience listening to his dad laugh with talk show host James Corden about the time he chaperoned Brooklyn’s first date. The elder Beckham also told Jimmy Kimmel last month that his son tried hard to prevent his classmates from seeing his famous dad and him together, he asked his dad to park around the corner when picking him up at school. His dad’s revenge? Loudly screaming "I love you!" to his boy and posting embarrassing photos to Twitter.
Sixteen-year-old Jaden, son of Hollywood couple Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, would prefer to opt out of his pop’s public smooches. "I appreciate the love," the younger Smith said, "but there’s a time and place to kiss somebody." His dad knows just how much this irks his boy, and so he’s made a game of public lip smacks.
Even though she’s one of the most famous women in the world, pop star Britney Spears told Ryan Seacrest in 2013 that sons Sean, 9, and Jayden, 8, (both with ex Kevin Federline) stopped letting her kiss them in public. Spears, 31, kept it in stride, saying she knew her boys were hitting the age when they’re figuring out "what’s cool and what’s not."
It’s not only mom's PDA that's had the potential to mortify Lourdes, Madonna’s oldest child with ex Carlos Leon. Though mother and daughter are as tight as can be, the 18-year-old has been known to cringe over mom's clothes, her racy music, and the mere thought of her presence at college. The global superstar and icon to millions, told Carson Daly she's "not allowed" at University of Michigan football games.
Even super-hip Zoe Kravitz admits she once cringed at her parents’ super-hip clothes. The actress, daughter of A-list rocker and Hunger Games star Lenny Kravitz and former Cosby Show sweetheart Lisa Bonet, once told an interviewer, "I used to be a little embarrassed by how [my mom] and my dad would dress, but now I steal their clothes all the time. My dad has totally taken my Cat Stevens T-shirt, but it's okay. I have his Black Flag one and that's amazing."
Ava and Deacon Phillippe
Academy Award-winning star Reese Witherspoon is another Hollywood parent whose kids don’t think she’s cool. Last December, the Wild star told Ellen DeGeneres that her lookalike daughter Ava, 15, and her son Deacon, 11, (both with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe) are trying their best to avoid being seen in public with her. She added that Deacon even finds fault with the way she drinks her coffee. Witherspoon said that her two-year old son Tennessee (with husband Jim Toth) is currently the only ally she has among her brood. Oh, but he’ll hit those tween and teen years, too, Reese. Just wait.