Being a grandparent to a troubled grandchild is a delicate dance. As a grandparent, you may want to get involved in your grandchild’s life and help raise them into a responsible adult, but how do you know if you’re overstepping your boundaries? And if you do take charge, there is always a chance that your grandchild and their parents reject your authority or shut you out.
A very public grandparent/grandchild feud is playing out right now between Cissy Houston, mother of the late Whitney Houston, and Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney’s daughter. In response to Cissy’s recent tell-all book about Whitney, Bobbi tweeted:
ANYTHING concerning mygrandmothersBook•I& @nickdgordon OFCOURSE personally haveNOTHING2dowith• I ask youplsRESPECT tht•Haven't read&won't•
— Bobbi Kristina Brown (@REALbkBrown) February 1, 2013
Meanwhile, Cissy has reportedly expressed disapproval of Bobbi’s on-again, off-again relationship with her "adopted" brother, Nick Gordon, and is admittedly concerned about her granddaughter’s well-being. Cissy and her granddaughter also have had a dispute over a $20 million inheritance owed to the teenager.
Cissy isn’t the only grandparent in Hollywood who's not on the same wavelength as their grandchild. Below is a list of five well-known grandparents who haven't always had the smoothest of relationships with their grandchildren.