7 wild child celebrities who cleaned up their acts and became boring parents.

7 wild child celebrities who cleaned up their acts and became boring parents.

Youth is a time for experimentation and mistakes, like drugs and random sex. You're supposed to get those mistakes out of your system so you can grow up and make the things you swear are not mistakes: children. Here are some formerly unhinged celebrities who are just regular moms and dads now.

1. Britney Spears.

"Ella. Ella. Aye. Aye."

Britney Spears went a little mad in 2004-2006, smashing a car with an umbrella, shaving her head, briefly marrying a childhood sweetheart, doing time in rehab, and marrying Kevin Federline. Today, she’s enjoying a popular residency in Las Vegas and raising her kids Sean and Jayden.

2. Rob Lowe.

"Hi, I'm Rob Lowe."

Long before he became a comedy icon in Parks and Recreation and Wayne’s World, Lowe was a Hollywood bad boy known for doing all kinds of things he shouldn’t have done, like having sex with minors (and making Oxford Blues). Now, he's been married since 1993, and has two college-age sons.


3. Christina Aguilera.

This is what happens when you're locked up tight for a century of lonely nights.

She was so dirrty! Remember how dirrty she was? So dirrty! Now she’s got two kids, and a regular gig as an elder stateswoman of popular music on The Voice.

4. Nicole Richie.

The edgiest thing ever produced by Lionel Richie.

A major figure of the early 2000s “celebutante” scene (along with best friend and bad influence Paris Hilton), Richie has left behind the DUIs and paid-partying gigs for "the simple life." (Get it? Like her show. The Simple Life.) She’s got two kids now with the equally mellowed Joel Madden of the pop-punk band Good Charlotte.


5. Robert Downey, Jr.

"We find you guilty…of being debonair. Also of heroin and cocaine possession."

Downey is basically Tony Stark in real life: charming, handsome, and with a history of addiction. He’s been to prison, rehab, and was once so high he woke up in some random child’s bed. Downey has been sober for almost 13 years now, and he’s married to movie producer Susan Levin, with whom he has two children.


6. Drew Barrymore.

If you Google Image Search "the 90s," you get this.

In her book Little Girl Lost, Barrymore recounted drinking by the age of 11 and starting rehab at 13. She stayed wild into her 20s, with a string of short-lived marriages, and and incident where she flashed her boobs at David Letterman. Today, she’s got two babies and stars in family films with Adam Sandler.

7. Angelina Jolie.

Still a better decision than

She used to wear lockets of blood, make out with her brother, and have sex with Billy Bob Thornton in the back of a car on the way to the Oscars. Now she’s pure elegance and social conscience, on a mission to spread world peace. With husband Brad Pitt, she has six children—three biological, three adopted—all of whom helped make her wedding dress.