Brad Pitt's Mom and 10 Other Controversial Celebrity Relatives (PHOTOS)
But for celebrities under the bright lights of Hollywood, it gets endlessly played out on television, on the Internet -- and in newspapers and magazines.
So what star relatives are hitting headlines for stirring up controversy?
Just last week, Brad Pitt’s mother, Jane, came under fire when she penned an anti-gay, anti-Obama op-ed letter to Missouri's Springfield News-Leader.
While the Oscar-winning actor — who has long voiced his unwavering support for LGBT rights — has yet to comment on his mother's outspoken opinion.addressed the talked-about issue on TODAY: "Moms and dads and kids agree to disagree all over the world, so why would our family be any different.”