Fame is the ultimate gift/curse, especially for child stars forced to grow up faster than most in today’s soul-draining entertainment industry. Stripped of a childhood and identity, their entire career is mostly a countdown to their downward spiral into drug abuse, criminal behavior or awkward struggle twerks on national TV.
Here are ten ex-child stars gone wild. Take a look.
Somewhereinamerica, the squeaky clean Disney star-turned-struggle twerk princess is proudly p-popping off beat. Official spoiled milk mascot? No question.
He was G-Rated, wholesome and safe then everything went LEFT. How? Why? No one really knows, but he’s an angry pimple on the face of R&B in 2013.
The teeny-bop heart throb evolved into a Stage 3 hoodrat with an unhealthy 2pac obsession that fuels his Canadian “thug life”/attention-thirsty behavior.
Famous for her role as “Judy Winslow” on ‘Family Matters,’ she struggled to break into Hollyweird and eventually fell into the freaky flick industry as “Crave.” Heartbreaking.
The talented young actress was Nickelodeon’s shining star before live-tweeting her mental breakdown and being locked away in an insane asylum…for now.
The troubled ex-Disney star played Raven’s best male friend “Eddie Thomas” on ‘That’s So Raven’ then spent the next several years in and out of jail for various crimes. SMH.
Before sipping from ex-boo Justin Bieber’s double cup and sharing her hilarious struggle twerks with the world, she was an adorable Disney star with millions of young female fans.
She’s the last of the three Disney stars gone wild who traded her wholesome allure for the filthy anti-Disney image as seen in “Spring Breakers.”
The jail-addicted cautionary tale had the fame and fortune that so many dream of and lost it all after a series of terrible decisions mixed with drug abuse.
The legendary child actor best known as “Kevin McAllister” in ‘Home Alone 1 & 2’ enjoyed mega-success before shriveling into a druggy freakshow who struggled with various addictions.
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