Famous for being famous family members

When a person becomes a celebrity, everyone around them is subject to speculation.

When a scandal strikes, “sources close to the star” emerge.

Sometimes, this means close family or even parents.

Meghan Markle’s father and half-siblings emerge every once in a while with staged paparazzi photos or commentary regarding her life.

Lindsay Lohan’s father, Michael Lohan, has been on shows where he took a paternity test, went to rehab, broke up, and made up with his girlfriend.

He publicised various aspects of his private life.

This man’s only claim to fame is that he’s Lindsay Lohan’s father.

To top it off, there are shows like Toddlers and Tiaras that showcase mothers of child pageant participants and their daughters.

The most popular names to come out of this show are Honey Boo Boo and her mother, Mama June Shannon, who even got their spin-off show.

Mama June’s teen pregnancy, her relationship with sex offenders, her morbid obesity, subsequent bariatric and cosmetic surgeries, her substance abuse, and the go-go juice—all contribute to her image as an awful parent.