Being in the spotlight has to be tough. Putting all of your flaws under a microscope for everyone to see doesn't sound like a good time. Despite it all, some celebs get through their rough patches and hit their stride.
The iconic family film Home Alone came out in 1990, and it was followed by four sequels due to its immense success. At the forefront of the series was child actor Macaulay Culkin, who charmed viewers with his cuteness and comedic charm. Being in the public eye from a young age comes with its perks, but it can also cause some serious issues.
Macaulay Culkin hasn't exactly been looking his best the past couple of years. He is definitely all grown up, but he's been looking extremely frail and rather strung out. Although Culkin has been arrested for the possession of marijuana and other narcotics, he assures us that he wasn't "pounding $6K of heroin a month."
"The thing that bugged me was tabloids wrapping it all in this weird guise of concern. No, you’re trying to shift papers," Culkin stated in an interview. Culkin has done everything in his power to stay out of the public eye. He admitted to taking walks between two and four in the morning to avoid any paparazzi sightings.
It's no surprise that Culkin threw in the towel on his acting career last year. It's hard to spot this star, as he has been spending a lot of time in Paris in an attempt to go unnoticed. Despite his choice to lay low, Macaulay Culkin has been causing a stir lately — and his new look may leave you speechless.
Culkin was caught out on town in L.A. this past July, and we can't help but notice how strikingly healthy this actor looks. He looks like how we envisioned him to look; from adorable youngster to just plain handsome. This photo has people talking, and Twitter can't get over this epic glo up.
Recent pictures of Culkin are circulating Twitter, and fans can't get enough. "Let's take a moment to recognize that Macaulay Culkin version 2017 looks DAMN FINE," one user tweeted. Everyone wants to know, is he still home alone?
"That's a bounce back that deserves hella recognition," one Twitter user stated. He's been looking so casual yet so put-together. His newfound clean look may be thanks to some good influences he has been surrounding himself with, including a close family member.
Culkin has been spotted frequently with his godchild Paris Jackson. The nineteen-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson even shared pictures of the two getting matching spoon tattoos on their arms — an inside joke between Culkin and his godchild.
This child actor was very close to singer Michael Jackson up until his passing in 2009. Culkin has kept a relationship with all three of Jackson's children, and he has been especially close to Paris. The nineteen-year-old model is quick to share her adventures with her godfather.
"Model? Nah I paint hipsters toenails for a living," Jackson captioned these Instagram photos. She is pictured giving Culkin a pedicure, and it looks like the two are just enjoying each other's company. Culkin looks super happy, and it's truly a breath of fresh air.
It seems Culkin is doing just fine after his band, The Pizza Underground, broke up last year. He seems to be recovering just fine, and self-care has never looked so encouraging. It's never too late to reach your potential.
The former actor turns 37 later this month, but he's just getting started. We look forward to seeing more of Culkin—especially if he is going to keep stealing our hearts. Self-growth is one powerful process.