Selena Gomez and Charlize Theron: stars who had a hard time in life

By SSPDaily editionJan 24, 2024 18:09 PMShowbiz
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Stars who had a hard time in life
Stars who had a hard time in life. Source: www.womenshealthmag.com

Despite the allure of fame and fortune, celebrity status does not guarantee a calm and satisfying life. The experience of certain stars confirms this. SSPDaily has revealed 5 facts about the hard life of celebrities that will definitely surprise you

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron's early life was far from idyllic. Born in South Africa to an alcoholic father, her childhood was marred by domestic violence and fear. She recalls, "I would wake up every morning in fear because I didn't know what was going to happen." When Charlize was fifteen, a tragic event occurred: her mother, Gerda Theron, shot her abusive husband with a hunting rifle in self-defense.

For many years, the actress concealed the true cause of her father's death, telling interviewers that he died in a car accident. Only recently did she reveal the bitter truth. The trauma of witnessing one parent killing another forced her to seek psychological rehabilitation.

Theron admits that this ordeal had a profound impact on her adult life, but it also expanded her capabilities as an actress, allowing her to portray resilient women who overcome adversity.

Halle Berry

Attending an all-white school, Berry and her sister were subjected to incessant bullying by their peers due to her mother's mixed heritage. She recalls, "As my mom's skin was light and my dad's skin was dark, they would tease us and calling us Oreos."

Her drive to succeed in everything can be traced back to her early years when she was struggling to bridge the gap between her own identity and that of her predominantly white classmates.

Despite her success and talent, Berry's personal life was very difficult. Both her first husband, basketball player David Justice, and her second husband, musician Eric Benet, were abusive towards her.

Her ex-boyfriend, Wesley Snipes, caused her a serious ear injury during a fight. Even her marriage to Olivier Martinez was full of controversy, leading to their eventual divorce.

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves, known for his roles in The Matrix and John Wick, has faced a series of devastating losses. It all started with the death of his close friend and fellow actor River Phoenix, who died of a drug overdose before a performance at a nightclub.

Because of this, the actor plunged into a deep depression, but found solace in his relationship with Jennifer Syme. Their love was strong, so Reeves proposed when he found out that his beloved was pregnant.

However, tragedy struck again: their daughter died in the womb due to a blood clot in the umbilical cord. This loss destroyed their relationship, and Jennifer began to abuse alcohol and drugs, which eventually took her life in a car accident.

Reeves suffered another blow when his sister Kim was diagnosed with leukemia. He stood by her side, stepping away from acting and public life until she overcame the disease.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez's life has been marked by continuous trials, the most notable of which is her fight against lupus, a severe autoimmune disease. Diagnosed in 2013, the actress underwent grueling chemotherapy to prevent a stroke at her young age.

However, the treatment caused damage to her kidneys and heart. In desperate condition, she needed a kidney transplant in 2017.

Gomez, despite her immense fame, courageously continues to fight the challenges posed by this debilitating disease. Her strength and resilience are an inspiration to many who are fighting for their lives.

Liam Neeson

For Liam Neeson, known for his roles in Schindler's List and Les Miserables, life took a tragic turn with the death of his wife Natasha Richardson. She suffered a fatal head injury while skiing, and despite efforts to save her, she died, leaving the actor to take care of his two teenage sons.

The death of his wife plunged Neeson into a sea of grief, so he turned to alcohol to numb the pain. His daily consumption eventually reached two bottles of whiskey. In addition, the star's sons were also devastated and suffering, and one of them, Michael, was struggling with substance abuse.

To start a normal life, Neeson returned to work. Acting became his lifeline, helping him cope with grief and heal.

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