We don’t choose the family we’re born into, and just because you have a sibling, it doesn’t mean you have to like or get along with them. Still, some spats are more famous and intense than others. So, let’s delve into five of the best rivalries between famous siblings and see what started it all!
Olivia and Joan Fontaine
The two Fontaine sisters were both among the top names in the Golden Age of Classical Hollywood Cinema. They both are Academy Award winners with multiple movie roles in the 1930s and ‘40s. Legend says, their feud started in early childhood when they would compete for their mother’s attention. That sibling feud continued into their adult years as they would fight over film roles, men, and even an Oscar. They hadn’t spoken for over 30 years when Joan passed away at the age of 96. Olivia is still alive at the age of 104.
Eric and Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts is the ultimate pretty woman, and so is her niece, Emma Roberts. A little known fact is that Julia’s brother Eric is also an actor, the lesser-known of the two actually. It wasn’t until Julia helped Eric’s ex-wife to get custody over Emma that the rift between the siblings really grew.
Puma and Adidas – An Actual Sibling Rivalry
Back in the 1920s, German brothers Adolf and Rudolf Dassler started a shoe company in their mother’s laundry room. As the business grew, so did the tension between the brothers. After WWII, each of them started their own company. Adolf started Adidas while Rudolf founded Puma.
Kim and Rob Kardashian
Can there be anything sibling feud related that doesn’t involve the Kardashians in some way? Exactly. Kim and Rob Kardashian have long been the center of many quarrels with Rob comparing Kim to the female character in Gone Girl, and Kim giving her brother some tough love during his mental health issues.
Prince William and Prince Harry
It seems there’s always something going on between royal siblings. There is the public eye, the exceeded expectations, and the line of succession that grants every family member a number at the queue. Many speculate such is the case between Prince William and Prince Harry. In March 2019, Harry and Meghan Markle decided to split households and live separately from William and Kate Middleton. That’s when the media first started claiming that there’s a rift growing between the two brothers. In January 2020, Harry and Meghan decided to step back from their royal duties, causing even more speculations about a sibling spat.