19 Wild Secrets Behind The Culkin Family

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From 1990 to 1994, Macaulay Culkin was the biggest child star in Hollywood. Home Alone turned a profit the first weekend of its release, and remains the highest grossing live-action comedy of all time. But Mack wasn’t the only talent in his family. Patriarch Christopher “Kit” Culkin had failed to make it as a professional actor and was determined to make up for it with one or more of his 7 children: Shane (born 1976), Dakota (born 1979), Macaulay (born 1980), Kieran (born 1982), Quinn (born 1984), Christian (born 1987), and Rory (born 1989). Kit started with Shane, but brought 4-year-old Macaulay along to auditions. Mack’s precociousness eclipsed his brother and by age 14, he was the highest paid child actor of all time.

Soon, Kit was booking jobs for his younger children as well. But money doesn’t buy a happy home life. Mack should have been laying the foundation for a lifelong acting career. Instead, he was watching his parents struggle. Kit’s partner, Patricia Brentrup, said the money was a curse. “We were happier living hand-to-mouth, and that’s what’s so hard. We don’t get to enjoy what the whole family worked for together.”

We’ll tell you all about what went wrong in 19 Secrets Behind The Culkin Family.

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25 Stars You Had No Idea Got Married In Secret

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It’s the great irony of weddings. Though technically, the betrothed couple is entitled to get married their way, it’s hard to keep others from asserting themselves into the big day. It goes double for celebrities who can’t even go to a restaurant without someone bothering them.

Unfortunately, it’s the intimate moments that make for paparazzi gold. If the star is big enough, their celebrity wedding is practically a national holiday. Every so often, a star will manage to keep their wedding on the DL. It requires strategy and careful planning, and it doesn’t stay secret for long. But if a Hollywood power couple can score a few hours of scrutiny-free matrimony, more power to them.

The stars on this list all did the impossible. Keeping the paparazzi away wasn’t the only motivation for some of these celebrity couples to get married on the sly. In some cases, they didn’t want their parents there either. Others just wanted to sign the paperwork without a big to-do. Stars who have been divorced often go smaller-scale for their second wedding. It’s quite an accomplishment when a star manages to announce their marriage on their own terms (which usually means a cheeky Instagram post).

Here are 25 Stars Who Got Married In Secret!