Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Top Ten. Embarrassing Parents; URBAN FOX

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Top Ten. Embarrassing Parents; URBAN FOX

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Whether they're accidentally ripping your clothes off, telling tabloids about your outsize head or dating your (younger) best friend, these parents shouldn't expect a Mother's Day present

Even Jade Jezebel Jagger blushed when her father, Sir Mick Jagger, 61, started dating her saucy 24-year-old friend Sophie Dahl. A documentary recorded Jade pleading with her sexagenarian father: 'Just don't bring back many of those young-' Mick: 'Frippets?' Jade (tersely): 'Nobody younger than me, please.' Frippets?

Drew Barrymore may have been the ultimate wild child but her mother has given her a run for her money. Jaid Barrymore, 57, has tried to steal her daughter's boyfriends and hawk her personal effects, and she posed for Playboy magazine nine months after Drew did the same. Drew filed for legal emancipation from her mother at 15. And they are still not speaking.

Aside from the fact that George W Bush was stupid enough to wave at Stevie Wonder (yes, really), daughter Jenna, then 18, was humiliated when he twirled her energetically on the dancefloor after his inauguration dinner, inadvertently causing her strapless Lela Rose dress to slip down. No doubt cries of 'Daaaad' echoed round the White House for days.

After falling out with daughter Jennifer over an interview, Nancy Aniston penned a self-help book about family estrangements, From Mother and Daughter to Friends. Nancy says, 'I don't think there's any connection between Jennifer and my book.' Mmm.

Jennifer has since hired bodyguards at her wedding to ensure Nancy couldn't get in.

Despite his claims that he's a geezer ('I've lived in the East End for 30 years and let's just say I've been in a load of mess-ups'), Guy Ritchie is posh. His father John Ritchie revealed how little Guy loved 'roaming around Loton Park stately home and was really keen on shooting and trout fishing' while visiting his stepfather, Sir Michael Leighton. …

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