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Celebrity Divorce: Stars Open Up About The Impact Of Their Parents' Splits

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Divorce is never easy when there are children involved, and kids of divorce often have choice words for their parents about the split. Celebrity children are no different.

From teen icons to Golden Globe winners, see what these celebs have said about their parents' divorces below.

  • Selena Gomez
    "I blamed my mom a lot [for the divorce] because I wanted a family so bad," Gomez said. "I wanted to have my mom and dad together. I remember just being angry with my mom. I still feel really bad about that."
  • Nicole Richie
    “When my dad divorced my mom it was kind of like him leaving me also,” Richie said.
  • Justin Timberlake
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    “My parents divorced when I was three. I’m humbly and honestly finding out that I have a lot of issues with that," Timberlake said.
  • Jennifer Aniston
    "It was pretty crappy, I came home from a birthday party and he was moved out. It was pretty abrupt," Aniston said. "Sure, your dad leaves and disappears for a while, that’s pretty brutal. But that’s sort of the beauty of it. Like I said, I would never exchange any of it… Me making people laugh, finding the humor in things, trying to lighten up the mood between disgruntled parents, getting attention… It sort of was a survival technique.”
  • Harry Styles
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    "When I was seven my mum and dad divorced and that was quite a weird time. I remember crying about it. I didn't really get what was going on properly. I was just sad that my parents wouldn't be together any more," Styles said.
  • Isla Fisher
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    "You can't underestimate how traumatic divorce is for the children. When your parents divorce, it makes you grow up fast. I'd urge parents to strongly consider working things out. I'd work things out and I'd definitely stay put. Especially if there were babies involved," Fisher said.
  • Corinne Bailey Rae
    "My parents divorced when I was a teenager. As the eldest of three sisters, I was my mom's confidante. You grow up fast working out how something went wrong," Rae said.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis
    "There was no Demi-and-Bruce amicable divorce or joint family vacations for us. No love was left between them," Curtis said.
  • Justin Bieber
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    "My parents splitting up is definitely not one of the highlights of my life," Bieber said. "It's sad, the kid experiences feeling like one of his parents left."
  • Johnny Depp
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    "I recall hearing my parents argue and thinking: 'Come on, this is torture. Just split!' They stuck it out until I was 15, but I'd seen it coming for years. When they finally did divorce, I thought: 'OK, this is the right thing'," Depp said.

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