Sometimes we don’t envy the stars all their fame and glory, especially when they’re caught in the spotlight of shameful shenanigans perpetrated by less-famous family members. Apparently, being a celebrity sibling comes with its own set of demons. Just ask these famously infamous kin to the stars.
Thrust into the headlines seemingly overnight, the Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister, Philippa, had little idea how her partying lifestyle would reflect on the royal family. Topless photos of her hit the tabloids in early 2011 that were later withdrawn. In Pippa’s defense, it seems “friends” of the famous sisters sold compromising pics of the girls in various forms of undress while they were swimming. Then there was the gun scandal of April 2012, when Pippa was photographed smiling beside a man brandishing a gun at paparazzi. She later claimed she had no idea the driver of the car even had a gun, or in fact, that she even knew him. According to sources close to the royal sister, Pippa had only met the toy gunman through friends hours earlier. In Pippa Middleton’s case, it seems to always be a case of wrong place, wrong time.
Alison Carey Scott
Mariah Carey’s famous sister, Alison Carey Scott, has a long and troubled history of compulsive spending, drugs and prostitution. She’s been arrested multiple times for solicitation, once after propositioning an undercover police officer for sex. After claiming her rich family failed to provide her money to live on, her solution was to take to the Internet for paid hookups. Of course, Scott doesn’t count the million dollar inheritance from her father as “help”. Nor does she count the endless stays in rehab that her famous sister’s money has funded. Scott, now in her 50s, is HIV-positive and was recently diagnosed with liver cancer.
Comedienne Kathy Griffin was tormented by older brother Kenny throughout most of her childhood. She called him a pedophile and admitted he was sexually inappropriate with her, cruel to his wife, and wracked by violent tendencies. He was addicted to drugs, in and out of jail on multiple counts and was once homeless. He has since passed away from complications from pneumonia. She talks about him and their relationship starting at 1.32 in the ET interview above.
What’s the story behind those infamous celebrity siblings? From drug addiction to guns to pedophilia, these are the siblings the stars don’t brag about.