At some point of our childhood we all might have wished that our parents would disappear into thin air so that we are free to live as we wish. Though it is a pretty unusual dream, some people will take the wish to a much practical level. They will get legally emancipated from their families. However, more celebrities than you might think have been granted ‘divorces’ from their parents. Let us take 10.
Ariel Winter, who is currently leaving with her older sister, has an emancipation petition pending in court. The-14-year-old claims that her mother abused her emotionally and physically.
One of the most famous emancipation battles in the celebrity world will be of Macaulay Culkin. After money battles with his family, he became emancipated at the ripe age of 16
Alicia Silverstone became legally emancipated at 15, so she could work on a movie set.
After living in several foster homes, Courtney Love became emancipated legally at the age of 17.
Taylor Momsen was legally declared an adult when she was just 16 as per a New York state law that automatically granted her adulthood once she graduated high school early.
Bijou Philips became emancipated at 15, so she could take up her modeling career.
Corey Feldman became emancipated at 15 after money battles with his family.
Olympic sweetheart Dominique Moceanu filed for emancipation from her parents at the age of 14 over money issues. She was granted the petition, and has since reconciled with her family.
Drew Barrymore filed for emancipation when she was 14 in order to work longer hours on movie sets.
Jaime Pressly became emancipated at 15, so she could pursue a modeling career in Japan.