6 Celebrities Who Emancipated Themselves

By on January 21, 2014

Ah, the teen years. I don’t care if you walked the halls of high school as prom queen, theater kid, band member or punk rock princess, during that awkward period we know as adolescence we all desperately wanted exactly the same thing: independence – especially from our totally out-of-touch parents who just so didn’t get it, like, you know?

Teen celebs are not different from regular high schoolers in that regard, except that they can often convince a judge to make it happen. Whether to circumvent child labor laws and get a competitive edge in auditions or to protect their financial earnings from their folks, many young celebs decide to legally part ways with their parents prior to their 18th birthdays. Have a look at these 6 stars who did just that:


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1. Jenna Malone

Jena Malone, who recently made a splash with her role as the sexy – and deadly – Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, emancipated herself at age 15, claiming that her mother had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of her earnings on personal expenses and loans to family members. Not cool, mom.

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