Anyone who has siblings know it can be impossible to live together on peaceful terms. When you happen to be siblings who became famous together, your times of war are dramatically intensified. Sometimes, the damage done is so great the relationship is irreparable. Other times you kiss and makeup, but know that a bomb could be dropped again at any moment. Here are the most volatile sibling rivalries Hollywood has ever seen. You won’t believe why Beyoncé had to choose between her sister and husband!
Olivia de Havilland And Joan Fontaine Didn’t Speak For 40 Years
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The feud between Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine is one of the original Hollywood tussles. It’s also one of the most famous. Olivia was furious she wasn’t an only child, believing she should have her parents’ sole attention. When they both decided to pursue acting, the hatred intensified.
Olivia was cast in a movie first, but Joan beat her to the Academy Award stage. Later, when their mother died, Olivia didn’t invite Joan to the funeral, saying she would have been too busy to show up. The sisters didn’t speak again until Joan was on her deathbed and they finally made amends.
Julia Roberts Sided With Her Brother’s Ex After The Break-Up
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Before Julia Roberts hit it big in Hollywood with her breakout role in Prett Woman, she relied on her brother, Eric Roberts, for support. A successful actor himself, he was a guiding force for Julia until he broke up with Kelly Cunningham, his girlfriend at the time.
For reasons only she knows, Julia sided with Kelly, severing her ties with her older brother. She even helped pay for Cunningham’s legal fees in a court battle over her child with Eric. The pair seems to have made nice since then, and have even spoken kindly about each other since. Up next, the sibling rivalry that broke up one of the biggest bands of ’90s.
The Gallagher Brothers Won’t Even Reunite For Charity
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Few bands were as massive in the ’90s as British rock band Oasis. Led by brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher, the group rocketed to superstardom thanks to “Wonderwall” and “Champagne Supernova.” As their careers blossomed, however, their relationships with each other crumbled.
For years they kept the band together, despite living on separate tour buses. When they broke up, it was in the middle of a tour. Years later, when charity came calling for a reunion show, they refused, too bitter to reunite for a great cause.
Madonna Ended Her Relationship With Her Brother After He Published A Tell-All Book
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Madonna’s brother, Christopher Ciccone might not be as well-known as his sister, but he was integral to her stardom. Working as her backstage dresser and show designer, Ciccone published a tell-all book in 2008 that didn’t paint the pop star in the best light.
In 2017, Ciccone put himself back in the public eye claiming Madonna got him blacklisted from Hollywood. He said he could write a second book that would make her look “horrific” if he wanted to.
Mark And Donnie Wahlberg Aren’t The New Kids Anymore
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At one point in time, both Mark and Donnie Wahlberg were just as famous as each other. No sibling rivalry needed. Then Marky Mark put pants on and became a huge movie star. Donnie tried to be a huge movie star and ended up settling for a healthy television career.
As far as we know this is nothing more than a friendly rivalry. The two have never appeared to hate each other in person. Donnie has a good thing going for himself with Blue Bloods on CBS right now. It’s not his fault he wasn’t blessed with the kind of chiseled jaw you need to find the Autobots and Decepticons. Just ahead, Beyoncé‘s sister and husband fight for her love.
Solange Knowles Beat Up Beyoncé’s Husband
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No one knows what started the feud between Beyoncé Knowles’ sister and Jay-z, her husband, but it didn’t end well. Solange became so upset with Jay-Z she fought him at the Met Gala in 2014. Beyoncé watched the fight, perhaps waiting to see which one loved her more.
Jay-Z talked about the elevator scuffle in 2017, “We had one disagreement ever. Before and after, we’ve been cool.” We guess he didn’t really talk about it as much as shook it off so he could talk about other things.
The Rivalry Between Ann Landers And Abigail Van Buren Led To “Dear Abby”
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They weren’t always known as Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren. When they were born, their names were Eppie and Pauline Lederer. Eppie became Ann when she took over the famous “Ask Ann Landers” column in 1955. Jealous of her sister’s success, Pauline started “Dear Abby” as a way to compete with her sister.
The feud became so intense that eventually the two were forced to try and work out their differences. We’re not sure if they did, but they did learn to play nice in public since their rivalry became public. Keep reading to learn how Ashlee Simpson’s song “Shadow” is about her sister.
Ashlee Simpson Wrote A Song About Her Sisterly Feud
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Ashlee Simpson hit it big about four years after Jessica Simpson took the music world by storm. She never forgot how much longer her journey took, and held it against Jessica at the time. If you listen to the “Shadow” it’s pretty clearly about Ashlee’s feelings of jealousy and neglect living in her sisters… you know.
If you saw the two together these days, you would never guess there was a time they didn’t get along. Unlike some siblings on this list, they patched things up and are a happy family again.
Nick And Aaron Carter Don’t Make Music Together Anymore
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More than just a sibling rivalry, the Carter family fell apart when Nick chose not to attend his sister’s funeral. She died from a drug overdose, and rumors swirled the family blamed him because of his own public battle with addiction. He then refused to show up at his other sister’s wedding.
Aaron Carter took his family’s side when it was time for Nick to get married. Aaron was invited and repeatedly said he was going to show up. However, when the big day game, Nick’s little brother was nowhere to be seen. Diss.
Don’t Call Miley And Christopher Cyrus Friends
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Miley Cyrus and Christopher Cyrus were born the same year, so it would be fair to assume their twins. It turns out they were conceived around the same time when Billy Ray Cyrus had problems staying faithful.
Christopher, the son of Billy Ray and a waitress, has not had much contact with his super famous sister. Miley, of course, has stayed close with her father, even starring in Hannah Montana with him playing… her father. That doesn’t mean this isn’t a Hollywood feud. Christopher just works behind the scenes as a music composer.
Laverne, Patty, And Maxene Andrews Were All Smiles On Stage
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Laverne, Patty, and Maxine Andrews built their career together with their harmonizing voices. Known for their hit songs such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” the Los Angeles Times described them as being one of the most successful female pop recording groups in history.
However, although they may have appeared as the tightest group of sister ever, that wasn’t always the case. Maxene once admitted that the three sisters had a deep resentment for one another from working so close together all of the time. Apparently, when their fans learned this, they didn’t care.
The Jonas Brothers Called It Quits
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The music trio comprised of Nick, Kevin, and Joe Jona signed as The Jonas Brothers to Hollywood Records in 2007. Early on, the group experienced major success selling millions of albums and becoming the heartthrobs of an entire generation. Fans were shocked when the suddenly stopped their 19-city tour saying that the reason was due to a “deep rift in the band.”
It wasn’t long after that the band disbanded so that the brothers could go on to work on their personal careers. The band went on a three and a half year hiatus until they reunited before breaking up for good.
Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner Competing Over Apps
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Even though the two sisters are almost two decades apart in age, they act like they’re only different in age by a few years. They like a lot of the same things and also have a lot of the same fans. This is bound to create a little conflict between the two and competition started over their personal apps.
Kylie announced that she was launching her own gaming app called “Kendall and Kylie game” in order to rival Kim Kardashians recently released game. Kylies game had better features than Kim’s and it appears that they’re battling for the most followers on Instagram.
Bella Doesn’t Like BeinCompareded To Gigi
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Models Gigi and Bella Hadid are only a year apart, which means that they live their lives being compared by others. Apparently, 19-year-old Bella doesn’t always appreciate being compared to her older sister Hadid.
She told Seventeen magazine that “People still love to compare and contrast us – what’s better about her or what’s not that good about me – and it’s hard because people are really mean…And she can eat whatever she wants. It’s really annoying.” it’s clear that being famous alongside your sister is beginning to take a toll on the Hadid sisters.
Competition Between The Mara Sisters face off For Roles
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33-year-old Kate Mara and 30-year-old Rooney Mara are both actresses. They are also the same age, which pits them against each other for certain roles. In an interview with The Independent, Kate confessed that “Of course it’s complicated. It’s complicated even if you just have a friend who’s an actor because the whole business is competition. You’re constantly being compared to other actresses and if you don’t have a good perspective on that then it can be confusing.”
Both sisters have won various awards for their acting abilities, but the race is on to see who can win the first Oscar out of the two.
Dakota and Elle Fanning Are on Separate Ends of the Country
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Much like the Mara sister, 22-year-old Dakota and 18-year-old Elle Fanning also clash when it comes to movie roles. Not only do they look incredibly alike, but they also are close enough in age that it could be either girl to play a role. In an interview with the Philippine Daily Enquirer, Elle stated that “People ask that all the time. We never even discuss films with each other.
We decide (separately) on which films we want to do. We never read each other’s scripts. That’s off-limits.” They also hate being compared to one another so much that they each live in opposite sides of the country.
Lindsay and Ali Lohan Fight For Their Mother’s Approval
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Back in 2016, Lindsay Lohan posted a picture on Instagram claiming that she was “done” with her own mother. She said that leading up to her post, her mother wasn’t giving her enough attention. Apparently, since a young age, Lindsay and her sister Ali have been in the middle of a competition for the affection of their own mother.
Their mother was also once famous and used the success of her daughters to get back into the spotlight as well. Although most of that has passed, now both girls are fighting to just stay relevant.
Serena and Venus Williams Aren’t friendly on The Court
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While the Williams sisters may not hate each other for their personalities, they are far from friends when it comes to playing tennis against one another. The two women have faced-off on the tennis court 27 times and it has always been a fierce match. both of them have a lot on the line and nobody likes to lose to their sibling.
Both sisters have at one point been ranked No.1 in the world and are the only two women to play each other in four consecutive Grand Slam finals. Although Serena holds the most titles, Venus hasn’t given up yet.
Emilio Estevez Was Favored Over Charlie Sheen
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Having Charlie Sheen for a younger brother probably isn’t a walk in the park, but it’s the reality for Emilio Estevez. Supposedly, their father, Martin Sheen always favored Emilio over Charlie. This created a bit of a rift between the two brothers and made Charlie feel like he wasn’t good enough, which wasn’t helped by his meltdown in 2011.
When Charlie had his roast on Comedy Central, neither his father or brother was in attendance. During the roast, Comedian Joffery Ross commented: “Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez said they would have been here tonight, but they had a family obligation – you make your own father ashamed that he shares the same fake name with you.”
Kim and Kyle Richards
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Kim and Kyle Richards are both known for starring in the reality television show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The two argue and bicker like any average sisters, however, it is amplified by the television show. One of the main issues is believed to be Kim’s struggle with sobriety who has found herself in legal troubles multiple times throughout the years.
Issues between the sisters rose when Kim became close with one of Kyle’s rivals on the show named Brandi Glanville. Their relationship seems to be getting worse than better although they’ll most likely come to terms. They are sisters after all.