From Beyonce to Usher: 5 Celebs Who Fired Their Parents

August 23, 2011 By:
From Beyonce to Usher: 5 Celebs Who Fired Their Parents

Most of us move out of the house by the time we’re eighteen because we can’t stand our parents telling us what to do. Wash the dishes, Stop listening to loud music, Don’t use my Gatorade bottles to make bongs.

So who can blame celebs when they get so fed up, they have to fire their celeb mom and dadagers? Sometimes celebrities just become divas, other times, their parents just become unbearable. Whatever the reason, here are five celebs who fired their parents:

Beyonce: Who run the world? Definitely not Beyonce’s dad. After a scandal broke involving him fathering a woman's baby, Beyonce fired her long-time dadager. And no, obviously that woman was not Beyonce's mom. However, the singer insists it was a business decision and not a personal one. According to TMZ, Knowles submitted legal documents that claimed her father “had stolen money from Beyonce on her most recent tour or otherwise taken funds that [he] was not entitled to.”

I know he’s responsible for the success of Destiny’s Child and all, but that’s still so messed up. If Beyonce ever gave her dad a "Father of the Year" mug, he needs to give it back pronto. Despite the drama, Beyonce still credits her dad for her success. During a concert in New York, Beyonce told the crowd that Matthew Knowles cancelled Destiny’s Child’s first audition because Beyonce had a stuffy nose that day. “And he was right,” Beyonce said of her father.

LeAnn Rimes: LeAnn Rimes had her first hit at only 13. But a year after she blew up, her parents made the decision to split. It had a profound effect on Rimes, who decided to take over her own career when she was 16. She sued her father, Wilbur, for $7 million. She later decided to settle and make amends with him.

“I go by the saying, ‘Money’s the root of all evil.' And I definitely believe that the love for money is the root of all evil, because it changes people.”

Gordon Ramsay: Why am I not surprised? I’m not sure if in-laws count, but Ramsay fired his father-in-law/business partner, Chris Hutcheson. Hutcheson helped Ramsay open his first restaurant in 1998, but they split after Ramsay claimed that Hutcheson was “a dictator.”

Coming from Gordon Ramsay, this guy must've been an actual dictator.

Usher: When Usher fired his momager in 2007, he said it was an amicable decision: "It means I now get to have my mother strictly as my mother with no added pressure," he told the Associated Press news agency. “At this time in my life, I am simply more interested in building the strength of my family. And in order to do that, I feel it's best to separate my business life from my personal life.”

Despite his diplomacy, rumors surfaced that it was Usher’s girlfriend at the time, Tameka Foster, who made the decision. Oh, I forgot to mention something. Usher later re-hired his mom after he broke up with Foster. Then he fired her again recently after hiring another manager, who he also started dating. Having an on/off relationship with your mom? Not cool.

Leighton Meester It all started when one of Meester’s childhood friends issued a restraining order on Meester’s mom, Connie. Connie allegedly said she was going to “hunt down and kill” the girl. After this incident, Meester fired her momager. And Connie has quite the past, having given birth to her daughter at a halfway house while serving a prison sentence for being involved in a marijuana-smuggling scandal. That doesn't exactly have "management" written all over it.