Celebrities, the ‘stars’ we speak off, aren’t always born in a lavish and luxurious background. In fact, there are many celebrities who had struggled and come up in Spotlight. Some of them had a troubled childhood, some had a disturbing family life. In spite of all, there are a few celebrities who had a troubled life yet succeeded and managed to cope up to be their best version. These celebrities are the inspirations to us.

Let us list some of the celebrities who had a troubled life yet succeeded.

1. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj was born in Trinidad in 1982. You will be shocked to hear the pathetic childhood of this successful pop-star. She had a traumatic childhood and an abusive father. As a child, she was left to her Grandmother as her parents searched for better fortune. 5 years later, when she was reunited with her parents, it was seen that her father was addicted to cocaine.

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj

In fact, she had spent her teenage in fear of her father killing her mother. However, during an incident when her father put the house on fire, he died but his wife was saved last minute. Today, we see this celebrity being aggressive on stage and this famous pop star winning over our hearts.

2. Eminem

All of us danced to the tune of the songs of ‘rap god’. The vibe that he spread is appealing and charming. We all fall head over heels for his songs. He was born on October 17, 1972. Eminem was abandoned by his father in early childhood while his mother searched for a stable job. His mother harmed him by drug abuse and hence he believed that he was sick all his life. In fact, he was a victim of Münchausen’s Syndrome.


He had to change his school 2-3 times a year and was easily bullied and beaten up in the hallways and empty room. Thus, this is the story of this famous rapper’s troubled childhood.

3. Kim Kardashian

We all know this famous personality flooding our Instagram feed with seducing and oh-so-appealing pictures. However, in spite of the fact that today she is most celebrated as a style icon, she had a troubled marriage. As a teen, at the age of 19, she eloped with Damon Thomas, who was 29.

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

Although this might initially feel like a wonderful romance, the dominating persona tortured her. There were allegations of Damon Thomas of punching her in the face, slamming her against walls, and essentially bullying her to look “perfect”. They finally divorced after 3 years.

4. Rihanna

We have all heard of the famous couple Rihanna and Chris Brown. What we haven’t heard of is abuse. The famous couple dated viciously. On the night before Grammy awards, they had left the pre-Grammy party and got involved in a public quarrel. It turned very ferocious. Rihanna’s arms showed marks and bite, in addition, her face and arms had visible contusions and bruises in addition to swelling. She was even hospitalized.


5. Hrithik Roshan

The Greek God of Bollywood had a troubled relationship with his wife Sussanne Khan. Though he got married to his childhood sweetheart Sussanne Khan and had two sons, their marriage hit the rocks when Sussanne was alleged to have an affair with Arjun Rampal. However, it is also rumored that Hrithik Roshan was alleged to have an affair with Kangana Ranaut.

Hritik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan

Even a court case was running between the Bollywood Queen and Greek God. It is to be noted that Hrithik Roshan was alleged to have an affair with other actresses, for example, Katrina Kaif, and Barbara Mori. They divorced in 2014 and never fought for sole custody of their sons but dealt with the divorce maturely.

In spite of having all the success, some celebrities had troubled family life while others rose from a bad household to a great position of power. Success and prosperity can obtain even in the worst circumstances, if and only if we have strong willpower.

Also read: Celebrities who faced depression

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