Raising children is difficult enough, but it can be even tougher for parents of child stars. So it may not be surprising that many parents with famous offspring can't seem to make their marriages work in the spotlight.

From pop stars to actors to Disney favorites, we've rounded up a list of child stars whose parents split up after their kids hit the big time. Check out their stories below, and let us know if we missed any in the comments!

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  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were well on their way to becoming the moguls they are today when their parents, David and Jarnette Olsen, <a href="http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20149995,00.html" target="_blank">divorced in 1996</a>. By that time, the twins had already starred in the TV show "Full House" and several movies, including "To Grandmother's House We Go," "How The West Was Fun" and "It Takes Two."

  • Hilary Duff

    Hilary Duff made a name for herself playing Lizzie Maguire on the Disney channel show by the same name from 2001-2004. Her parents <a href="http://www.seventeen.com/entertainment/covers/hilary-duff-cover-cam-0807" target="_blank">filed for divorce</a> at the height of Duff's popularity <a href="http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Parents-fight-in-Harris-court-over-Hilary-Duff-s-1631398.php" target="_blank">in 2006</a>.

  • Nick and Aaron Carter

    Nick Carter rose to fame in the late '90s as the lead singer of the boy band Backstreet Boys, and his little brother Aaron followed in his footsteps by becoming a popstar is his own right in the early 2000s. The boys' <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,627555,00.html" target="_blank">parents went through a messy divorce in 2004</a>.

  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus was Disney's golden girl during her reign as "Hannah Montana" from 2006-2011. Her parents, Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/13/billy-ray-cyrus-divorce_n_3438504.html?utm_hp_ref=divorce&ir=Divorce" target="_blank">called it quits in June 2013</a> after 19 years and five children together.

  • Jessica And Ashlee Simpson

    Jessica Simpson became a teen sensation in 1999 when she released her first album, "Sweet Kisses," and her younger sister Ashlee followed suit by releasing her own album, "Autobiography," in 2004. Their parents, Joe and Tina Simpson, <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20694476,00.html" target="_blank">finalized their divorce in 2013</a>.

  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift won hearts in 2006 when she released her self-titled album at the age of 16. Swift quickly became a huge success, and released four albums by the time she was 23. Her parents, Scott and Andrea Swift, <a href="http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/07/taylors-secret-pain-her-parents-split/" target="_blank">called it quits in 2012 after almost 25 years together</a>.

  • Angus T. Jones

    Angus T. Jones rocketed to fame when he was cast in "Two and a Half Men" at 9 years old, and stills stars in the show today. His parents <a href="http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2012/november-web-only/i-am-paid-hypocrite-two-and-half-men-star-talks-to-ct-about.html?paging=off" target="_blank">divorced when he was 16</a>, during his time on the hit comedy.

  • Lindsay Lohan

    Before Lindsay Lohan was making headlines for her arrests and trips to rehab, she was better known as the fresh-faced, talented star of "The Parent Trap" and "Mean Girls." Lohan's parents, Michael and Dina Lohan, <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20052322,00.html" target="_hplink">officially divorced in 2007</a> after a messy and public split.

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