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How the siblings of some of the world's most famous celebrities got the short end of the stick and ended up broke and on the streets

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Cheryl Tweedy and her brother Andrew

Cheryl Tweedy and her brother Andrew

Thomas and Meghan Markle

Thomas and Meghan Markle

 Cheryl Tweedy (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Cheryl Tweedy (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Singer Madonna poses for a photo backstage during MTV's Total Request Live  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Singer Madonna poses for a photo backstage during MTV's Total Request Live (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Anthony Ciccone, brother of singer Madonna, who was arrested Sunday, April 21, 2013 (AP Photo/Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Department)

Anthony Ciccone, brother of singer Madonna, who was arrested Sunday, April 21, 2013 (AP Photo/Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Department)

Chef Gordon Ramsay sitting outside his Claridges restaurant in London

Chef Gordon Ramsay sitting outside his Claridges restaurant in London

The Hilton family

The Hilton family

Ronnie Ramsay

Ronnie Ramsay

Mariah Carey and her sister

Mariah Carey and her sister

Alec Baldwin poses in the press room with the award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for "Saturday Night Live"  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Alec Baldwin poses in the press room with the award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for "Saturday Night Live" (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

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Cheryl Tweedy and her brother Andrew

Having a famous, wealthy and successful person in the family doesn't always guarantee you an easier pass in life, as many siblings know.

Just this week, Cheryl Tweedy's brother Andrew revealed that he was sleeping rough following a relationship break-up and on/off struggles with alcohol.

Cheryl has tried to help her brother on numerous occasions but they are not currently in contact. 'With the family I've got, I shouldn't be here', he said in a poignant interview.

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 Cheryl Tweedy (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Cheryl Tweedy (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Cheryl Tweedy (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Cheryl is said to have been "knocked sideways" on learning of her brother's living situation. But she won't be the first high-profile star to witness family difficulties in sharp contrast to their apparently gilded lifestyles.

Gordon Ramsay may be a superstar chef with a large culinary empire, but his family has been devastated by a drug addiction for years.

Gordon's brother, Ronnie, has struggled with substance abuse which at one period left him homeless.

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Ronnie Ramsay

Ronnie Ramsay

Ronnie Ramsay

He was even jailed in Indonesia for possession of heroin in 2007.

"We've done everything we can to help him," Gordon told Jonathan Ross in 2017.

"Now he just sort of binges and disappears so that's just a constant reminder and also being a father of four ourselves, you need to be there for them because this stuff is rife."

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Chef Gordon Ramsay sitting outside his Claridges restaurant in London

Chef Gordon Ramsay sitting outside his Claridges restaurant in London

Chef Gordon Ramsay sitting outside his Claridges restaurant in London

Top chanteuse Mariah Carey has long had a difficult relationship with her sister Alison, who in 2016 was arrested on prostitution charges in a hotel in upstate New York.

It was her second time facing charges.

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Long estranged, the friction between the siblings went to a whole new level when Mariah made some extraordinary claims about Alison in her memoir last year.

In the book, Mariah claimed that Alison threw boiling tea on her younger sister, gave her Valium at the age of 12 and once offered her cocaine.

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Mariah Carey and her sister

Mariah Carey and her sister

Mariah Carey and her sister

It led to Alison filing a lawsuit against her superstar sister earlier this year in which she calls for at least $1.25 million in damages for emotional distress.

Mariah used "her status as a public figure to attack her penniless sister, generating sensational headlines describing her lurid claims to promote sales of her book", Alison claimed in the lawsuit.

She is now seeking damages for the "heartless, vicious, vindictive, despicable and totally unnecessary public humiliation".

Meghan Markle's difficulties with her father Thomas have been well documented and came to a very public head around the period leading to her marriage to Prince Harry.

But her brother Tom has also had a tough life. He was left broke and without a home after splitting from his partner last year.

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Thomas and Meghan Markle

Thomas and Meghan Markle

Thomas and Meghan Markle

Like other members of the family, he went public about his famous sister after not being invited to the wedding.

"I'm not bitter, just baffled," he said. "It's hurtful given how close we once were. I'm confused and a little distraught because here is a person knowing the position she's in and knowing the scrutiny she's under and yet she has forgotten her flesh and blood."

Tom recently signed up for a stint on Australian Celebrity Big Brother.

He's an Oscar winner and one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, but Leo di Caprio's seen family struggles too.

His step brother, Adam Farrar, was arrested many times for petty theft and skipping court dates but has thankfully turned his life around in recent years.

Like his step brother, Adam had ambitions towards working in Hollywood.

"I loved him and I still do. But we've not spoken in a couple of years," Farrar said in a 2016 interview.

"I was arrested five or six times for petty theft, shoplifting from supermarkets, trying to support an opiate addiction of half a gram to a gram a day."

Paris Hilton's younger brother, Conrad, has also had several brushes with the law. Back in 2015, the son of the hotel tycoon was arrested following a flight in which he was accused of threatening to kill flight attendants and calling fellow passengers "peasants".

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The Hilton family

The Hilton family

The Hilton family

Later that year he was arrested for trying to break into the home of his ex-girlfriend.

The following year he landed a prison sentence for violating parole by testing positive for drugs on three separate occasions.

A source connected to the family said that at that time that Conrad had struggled with addiction for years.

Paris memorably went to jail for 23 days back in 2007 for violating her parole relating to a traffic offence. She has since continued to expand her media empire, most recently with a hugely successful cookery show.

Madonna may have reigned as the queen of pop for many years, but her older brother Anthony Ciccone has had his struggles and run-ins with the law.

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Anthony Ciccone, brother of singer Madonna, who was arrested Sunday, April 21, 2013 (AP Photo/Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Department)

Anthony Ciccone, brother of singer Madonna, who was arrested Sunday, April 21, 2013 (AP Photo/Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Department)

Anthony Ciccone, brother of singer Madonna, who was arrested Sunday, April 21, 2013 (AP Photo/Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Department)

Anthony, who has claimed he never got along with the star despite her repeated efforts to help him, lived rough for many years and suffered with alcoholism.

But in recent years Anthony is reportedly doing well, having had treatment. He is no longer living on the streets and been reunited with his family.

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Singer Madonna poses for a photo backstage during MTV's Total Request Live  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Singer Madonna poses for a photo backstage during MTV's Total Request Live (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Singer Madonna poses for a photo backstage during MTV's Total Request Live (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

All four of the Baldwin brothers have had showbiz careers in the limelight. But while William, Stephen and Alec have enjoyed high-profile successes, Daniel Baldwin has often hit the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Back in 1998 he was arrested running naked through New York's Blaze Hotel while shouting his own surname. He later told People magazine he had been battling cocaine addiction for many years.

He went to rehab, but in 2006/7 was arrested a number of times for theft, traffic offences and possession of drug paraphernalia.

But he has turned a corner in the years since, and recently won an award for a documentary in which he takes about his past struggles with cocaine.

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Alec Baldwin (Ian West/PA)

Alec Baldwin (Ian West/PA)

Alec Baldwin (Ian West/PA)

"I'm very proud of him," said Alec in paying tribute to his sibling. "I'm very proud of you, Daniel, because I've never made a film.

"I've never made, produced, and wrote, and directed a film, and saw it through that whole process."

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