Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
Famous dads have their pluses and minuses as they share the limelight with their families but also are constantly chased by the paprazzis for coverage and therefore lack their private space. They are unable to spend quality time with their families which is a curse in this type of lifestyle. Famous dads treat their kids with utmost luxury and shower wealth and comforts which could be destructive as many of them are busy and are unable to monitor their children’s activities. They are often embroilled in controversies in the media and often make headlines for the wrong reasons which in turn has a negative consequence on their childs mental growth and upbringing. Many of these famous dads especially in the film world end up in divorce and their children face the mental agony of these strained relationships of their father.
Since they are unable to spend quality time with their families it often results in constant bickering with their wives who feel threatened and insecured by the lifestyle of these famous dads. They also constantly need attention and crave for it as time progresses. Their wives are often suspecting of their indulgence in alcohol and extra martial affairs which are a natural consequence of their celebrity status. Their kids crave for their attention as they feel a sense of vacuum in their lives as their father is often seen missing in action for key events concerning them whether it may be school or college and are therefore uncertain about many aspects of life though they are showered with wealth.
The kids in many cases feel as though they live in a prision being constantly surrounded by body guards and not having a normal life like the other kids in school. They constantly have to keep vigil and look for instructions from their caretakers without experiencing the true blossoms of childhood life.
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