Celebrity dad Robin Thicke – who is also the son of actor Alan Thicke – got into hot water last week in New York City for allegedly smoking pot.
But the Lost Without U singer certainly isn’t the first celebrity to be caught with, or admit to, smoking marijuana. Let’s take a look through a list of celebrity parents who have talked about smoking “dope” and their greatest motivations to give up their “wacky baccy” habit.
- Robin Thicke:
R&B singer-songwriter Robin Thicke and his wife, actress Paula Patton, are parents to son Julian, nearly 2. The father-of-one was arrested in New York City last week on drug possession charges after the police spotted him smoking marijuana in his Cadillac Escalade.
Reportedly, the 34-year-old new dad “wasn’t driving, he was sitting in the car. He was arrested and a small amount of marijuana was recovered on him.” Witnesses say the Sex Therapy singer “was co-operative throughout the entire process and was taking pictures with the cops. They were coming over to him and getting autographs.”
His publicist had no comment on the matter.
- Paul McCartney:
Sir Paul McCartney, 69, recently said he’s getting too old to keep up with his longtime marijuana habit. He revealed that Bob Dylan first introduced him to cannabis, which became a gateway drug to other substances including heroin, LSD and cocaine.
The former Beatle says he has developed a “sense of responsibility” while raising 8-year-old Beatrice, his daughter from second wife Heather Mills.
I did a lot, and it was enough,” Paul said of smoking pot. “I smoked my share. When you’re bringing up a youngster, your sense of responsibility does kick in, if you’re lucky, at some point.” He adds, “Enough’s enough – you just don’t seem to think it’s necessary.”
The British hitmaker – who recently married third wife Nancy Shevell in October – said he smoked “wacky baccy” every day with his first wife Linda. When married to Heather Mills, she said he smoked marijuana as often as most people drink cups of tea.
The ex-Beatle, who has four other children, reportedly did not explain why he didn’t give up marijuana for them.
- Joan Rivers:
We’ve watched Melissa Rivers, 44, the only child of comedienne Joan Rivers, 78, grow up to become a fashion expert and mom to 11-year-old son Cooper. As it turns out, she’s also becoming her mother’s keeper! The funny mom-daughter duo star in the much talked about reality TV show Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? and Melissa opened up about to Celebrity Baby Scoop about the shenanigans we can expect this season.
She’s decided that her stress levels were too high to handle,” Melissa said of her elderly mother. “My ex-boyfriend’s parents were staying with us and we had a very full house. She and her friend Lynne thought this was a good idea so they went and got a prescription [for marijuana]. I ended up being the designated driver which was not a good time!”
Is this a worry for Joan’s only child? Melissa said her mom got a mean case of the munchies and she won’t be making a habit of it.
“This is not a worry for me because she ended up eating so much, she was so upset the next day and swore she’d never do it again!,” Melissa said.
- Jenelle Evans:
Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans spent the last year taking parenting and anger management classes, battling her marijuana addiction, attending rehab and finishing off her court-ordered probation. She recently spoke about trying to get her life back on track.
“I’m doing everything in the right direction. I’ve learned how to control my anger,” she said. “My life just started spiraling out of control, my emotions were running wild and I didn’t know how to slow them down.”
I was having trouble quitting marijuana,” she admitted. “I just had to get away from all the drama. If I hadn’t gone, I’m pretty sure I’d be in jail.”
But the 20-year-old single mom has been in jail since stating the above. She was first arrested on January 10 and then less than one week later on January 16. In the recent Teen Mom 2 season finale – while trying to battle her addictions in rehab – Jenelle was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
- Mark Wahlberg:
Singer-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg admitted that his pot-smoking days extended into fatherhood, though he dropped the habit for the sake of his kids.
I stopped smoking weed for my kids,” Mark said. “One day, we were driving and you could smell it from somewhere. My daughter asked what the smell was so I told her it was a skunk. Then she said, ‘Sometimes Daddy smells like that!’ to me and my wife. So I knew I had quit.”
He later said: “I stopped smoking cigarettes. I stopped smoking pot a lot of years ago, too. I’m focused on my family, my faith, and my work.”
Mark and his wife Rhea Durham are parents to kids Ella, 8, Michael, 5, Brendon, 3, and Grace, 2.
- Brad Pitt:
Father-of-six Brad Pitt, 48, recently opened up about his experiences with “dope” and depression.
I got really sick of myself at the end of the 1990s: I was hiding out from the celebrity thing; I was smoking way too much dope; I was sitting on the couch and just turning into a doughnut; and I really got irritated with myself.”
He added: “I got to: ‘What’s the point? I know better than this.’ I used to deal with depression, but I don’t now, not this decade — maybe last decade. But that’s also figuring out who you are. I see it as a great education, as one of the seasons or a semester: ‘This semester I was majoring in depression.’ I was doing the same thing every night and numbing myself to sleep — the same routine: Couldn’t wait to get home and hide out. But that feeling of unease was growing and one night I just said, ‘This is a waste.’ ”
Brad and his longtime love Angelina Jolie are parents to Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and 3-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.