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Secret lives of celebrities have always been a hot topic around Hollywood, and the more secretive their behaviour becomes, the larger the media circus that it will create. Some of the secrets are simply the result of bad luck, while others are simply CRAZY, serving to remind us of the troubled past some of the most famous people in the world have had.

From family drama and random acts of violence, to being at the wrong place at the wrong time, the secrets that these celebrities are trying to hide are as juicy as they get. Following is a list of the most shocking and terrifying life experiences of our beloved celebrities.

Charlize Therons Mother Murdered Her Father

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Charlize Theron grew up on a farm near Johannesburg in South Africa, and she was only 15 years old when she witnessed her mother Gerda fatally shooting her father Charles. Charles Theron was an abusive father and husband who had repeatedly mistreated his family. The fatal incident occurred in 1991 when Charles actually threatened Gerdas life, and feeling like she didnt have a choice, she shot him dead.

Charlize Theron and her mom Gerda

Given the circumstances of the incident, their family history and Charles drinking problem, it was ruled in court that Gerda acted in self-defense. Not surprisingly, Charlize doesnt like to discuss her familys past, and openly talked about this incident only once in a 2004 ABC interview. The lives of celebrities are so exposed that they are left for everyone to judge, but some things are simply better left untouched.

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