Families often experience disagreements, and sometimes those disagreements can turn into feuds. But, there are some famous families who have chosen forgiveness over a permanent falling out. In this blog post, we will take a look at famous families who were able to work through their differences and chose to forgive each other. These famous families show that even the most difficult situations can be reconciled through the power of forgiveness.
1) The Kardashians and the Jenners
The Kardashian-Jenner family is no stranger to public feuds. In recent years, the drama between the siblings has been well documented, with various reports of members on each side taking jabs at one another in interviews and on social media. Despite the occasional tiffs, the family appears to have weathered their stormy times by choosing forgiveness over a permanent falling out.
Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, and Khloe Kardashian have all shared their ups and downs with Kendall and Kylie Jenner, but they’ve made it clear that they love one another in spite of the public feuds. Kim recently admitted in a tweet that they are not perfect and that they always work through it when things go wrong. Even though the family has had its share of disagreements, they never let it get too personal and always strive to support one another.
At the end of the day, the family values their bond and refuses to be drawn into any public feuds. Whether it’s Kim’s defense of her sisters or Kylie’s birthday post for Kourtney, it’s clear that the Kardashian-Jenner family chooses to forgive instead of fight.
2) The Smiths
The Smith family is one of the many famous families that have had to deal with public feuds. They are known for their famous talk show, The Smiths Show, and their philanthropic efforts. Over the years, the Smiths have had their fair share of arguments and disagreements, some of which were made very public. However, despite these public feuds, the Smiths always chose forgiveness and worked towards healing the rift in their relationships.
The most recent public feud involved the Smith sisters, Adeline and Eliza. After a disagreement over a business venture, the sisters took to social media to express their differences of opinion. It soon blew up into a major public feud, with other celebrities taking sides. The fight was heated and vicious, and people were expecting the sisters to never reconcile.
3) The Jacksons
One of the most public feuds in recent years was between the Jackson family. After Michael Jackson passed away, many disputes arose regarding his estate and his children’s guardianship. His siblings, Janet, Jermaine, Tito, Jackie, and Marlon, all disagreed with how their late brother’s affairs were being handled. This sparked a very public feud between the family members.
Things took a turn for the better in 2017 when the siblings came together to celebrate the 60th birthday of their mother, Katherine Jackson. The reunion served as a sign that they were willing to put their differences aside and forgive each other. Since then, the siblings have been committed to mending their relationship. In fact, they recently reunited in September 2018 to pay tribute to the late King of Pop at his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremony.
The Jacksons’ decision to choose forgiveness over a permanent falling out serves as a reminder that families should always make an effort to put aside differences and reunite. Although it can be hard to get past disagreements and hurt feelings, it is possible if both parties are willing to come together and put aside their pride.
4) The Clintons
When it comes to public feuds, few can rival the Clintons. Over the years, there have been numerous public disagreements between former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State and Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Though it’s been a long and bumpy road for the couple, they ultimately chose forgiveness over a permanent falling out.
The most notable disagreement between the two was during the 2016 Presidential campaign when Hillary chose to run against Barack Obama. Bill Clinton was reportedly hesitant about his wife’s decision to go up against his friend and former colleague, but eventually supported her candidacy.
Despite the contentious election cycle, the two were still able to forgive each other and remain close. After the election, Bill and Hillary went on a joint book tour in 2019 to promote their new books.
In 2020, the Clintons expressed support for Joe Biden in the 2020 Presidential Election and encouraged others to vote for him.
5) The Baldwins
The Baldwin family is no stranger to public feuds. Over the years, Alec, William, Stephen, and Daniel have been involved in a number of public arguments with each other, their wives, and even the press. But despite the tension, the brothers have always managed to forgive each other and move forward.
Back in the 1990s, William and Alec famously clashed over Alec’s decision to marry Kim Basinger. At the time, William thought it was a bad idea and voiced his opinion publicly. However, the brothers soon reconciled and remain close today.
The brothers’ recent feud was caused by Stephen’s documentary about their father, Billy Baldwin. Alec wasn’t happy with how Stephen portrayed Billy and openly criticized him in the press. However, despite the tension between them, they eventually reconciled and put the incident behind them.
The Baldwins have proven that even through intense public feuds, forgiveness is possible. Despite their differences, they have always chosen to forgive each other and move forward as a family.
6) The Obamas
The Obama family is certainly one of the most famous families in modern history, and they had a very public feud that shook the world. When President Barack Obama took office in 2008, his half-brother Malik decided to publicly criticize his brother’s decisions while campaigning for Donald Trump. This created a rift between the siblings that was broadcasted on the international stage.
However, after much time had passed, the two reconciled, proving that forgiveness can be greater than any feud. In a 2017 interview with BBC, Malik stated that he and Barack had renewed their bond and buried the hatchet.
The Obama family’s choice of forgiveness instead of a public feud was a decision that inspired many. It showed the world that no matter how serious the disagreement, a healthy relationship could still be achieved through compromise and understanding.
7) The Bushes
The Bush family is a political dynasty that dates back to World War II. Over the years, there have been several public feuds between members of the Bush family. One of the most notable public feuds occurred in 1999 between former President George H. W. Bush and his son Jeb, then Governor of Florida. The two publicly disagreed about certain policy decisions and had a tense exchange of words during a heated debate.
While the two were never able to come to an agreement on certain issues, they ultimately chose forgiveness over a permanent falling out. In 2017, George H.W. Bush gave a speech at a celebration for Jeb’s 65th birthday, saying We haven’t always agreed on every issue, but we love each other dearly, and respect each other as men, and have been a great family… We are very, very close, and I’m very proud of him. Despite their past disagreements, the two were able to put aside their differences and maintain a close bond as family.