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Family relations can be a tricky business! We all know how important it is to make an effort with your partner's family. However, the path to a peaceful and happy life doesn't always run smoothly, even for the rich and famous. We look at some of some famous faces and their intense relationships with their in-laws.
Horner's parents Garry and Sara have decided not to attend his wedding to Geri Halliwell, 42. It seems that they are still upset because the Formula One boss left his partner of 14 years, Beverley Allen, soon after she gave birth to their daughter Olivia. Geri and her boyfriend of one year are getting married on Thursday 14 at Syon House in Middlesex. Picture: Twitter
When Donnie Wahlberg fell in love and married Jenny McCarthy, it reportedly caused some tension with the rest of one of most successful Hollywood reality TV families. "The strained relationships came to a head when Donnie's family including Mark and Robert, as well as their mum Alma - all skipped the ceremony" reports 'Star Magazine'. As viewers of the tight-knit families show 'The Wahlburgers' will know, the Wahlberg matriarch Alma is a force to be reckoned with. Good luck Jenny!
Star of hit reality TV show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians', mother to a huge extended family and celebrity in her own right, Kris Jenner is undoubtedly one of the most famous matriarchs in show business. The 59-year-old certainly has her work cut out for her with her brood and as fans of her TV show will know, Kris is one lady you don't want to mess with. Luckily her daughter Kim's rapper husband Kanye West reportedly gets along famously with his mother-in-law.
By all accounts, funny man Charlie was a bit of a ladies man in his day. After three unsuccessful marriages, the silent film icon went on to wed 17-year-old Oona O'Neill. Perhaps needless to say, the young ladies father Eugene O'Neill, who was only six months younger than, strong disproved of the match promptly disowning his daughter. The couple however, stayed storing, going on to have eight children together!
Hollywood's most famous silver fox has the full approval of his wife Amal's father: "The wedding was more than perfect," gushed Ramzi Alamuddin to the AFP news site. "It is very good news among the bad news we are living now." Well we certainly approve of the match too Ramzi. Picture: PA
Relations between the bad-mouthed celebrity chef and his mother-in-law hit an all time low, when the former wrote an open letter in 'The Telegraph' criticising her and her husband for meddling in his families lives and his work. In the letter the famous cook spoke out in support of his wife stating: "She’s an amazing woman and you’ve been a fantastic mum please don’t stop!"
The Oscar-winning actor has always admired the famous American playwright: "There's something about Arthur that mades you wish he was your father" he famously declared whilst working on the move adaption of 'The Crucible' in 1996. What could be more fortuitous therefore, than the 'Lincoln' actor getting hitched to Miller's daughter Rebecca Miller? Now that's what we call ideal!
The Celebrity chef's relationship hit the rocks with his estranged father-in-law back in 2010, but the pair have recently become further estranged when Ramsay lost a court battle against Hutcheson over the legal implications of using of his signature. The father-of-four now faces a legal bill of more than £1million pounds. Ouch!
'The Heist' actress is famously close with her gorgeous daughter Kate Hudson. What is more, the fun-loving 69-year-old reportedly got on equally well with daughter's Muse frontman ex-beau Matt Bellamy, often spending time partying and going out with the couple.
The former England rugby player has been criticised by his soon-to-be ex-mother-in-law over the behaviour towards with her daughter Abigail. The matriarch's fury was apparently ignited when her 36-year-old son-in-law was snapped looking cosy with his former 'Strictly Come Dancing' dance partner Kristina Rihanoff whilst in London: "When I saw the photo in last week's 'Sunday Mirror' of him with his arm around Kristina, I was so angry. I sent an email." Oh dear! Picture: PA
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow may now be separated, but that doesn't mean the Coldplay rocker and his ex-missus' mother didn't get along famously whilst they were together. The 71-year-old actress is apparently even a fan of her former-son-in-law's music: "I do go to their concerts whenever we're in the same town." she gushed.