Who Magazine which is an Australian sister magazine of People Magazine, had an article on Britney Spears, 25, losing custody over sons Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 13 months, in their latest issue. As a sidebar, they named other celebrity mothers who have lost custody over their children,
- Former NYPD Blue actress Kim Delaney, 48, lost custody of her son Jack, now 17, to her ex-husband actor Joe Cortese, 59, in 2005. Jack claimed that Kim who was arrested for drunk-driving in 2002, had insisted upon Jack getting in the car with her while she was under the influence. Kim entered rehab in 2006 and has now regained full custody over Jack.
- After overdosing from painkillers in front of her daughter Frances Bean, now 15, and refusing to let child services in her home, Courtney Love, 43, lost custody over her daughter who was sent to live with Courtney’s stepfather and sister in 2003. She regained full custody after completing rehab in 2006.
- Former child star and actress Tatum O’Neal, 43, lost custody over her children Kevin, now 21, Sean, 20, and Emily, 16, to ex-husband John McEnroe, 48, in 1995 while fighting her heroin addiction. After various attempts at rehab, she was subjected to court-mandated drug testing and supervised visits. She now has joint custody with John.
Source: Who Magazine, Oct 15 2007, p. 26-29
Thanks to CBB reader Elizabeth.