What's the 35-year-old actor up to these days?
Wasn’t he one of the highest-paid child actors ever?
He sure was. After finding fame as Kevin McCallister in the 1990 Christmas classic Home Alone when he was just 10, Macaulay Culkin revealed: ‘I’d made enough money by 12 to never have to work again.’ He was paid £70,000 for the first film and £3 million for the sequel.
What did he do next?
Macaulay continued to star in films before sensationally quitting acting at 14 after his father Kit left the family home. The young star then had his parents legally blocked from controlling his £11 million fortune and filed for emancipation. In an emotional 2004 interview, Macaulay said: ‘My father was overbearing and very controlling. He’d play mind games to make sure I knew my place.’ From that point on, his life seemingly spiralled out of control. He hasn’t seen Kit since and dropped out of school at 17 to wed his childhood sweetheart Rachel Miller, but it ended in divorce four years later in 2002. Then in 2004, Macaulay was arrested for possession of marijuana.
Didn’t he know Michael Jackson?
Macaulay started his friendship with Michael after Home Alone and they stayed close pals until the king of pop’s death in 2009. During Michael’s child molestation trial
Mac defended him, stating: ‘[We] slept in the same room, but not in the same bed.’
And didn’t Mac date Mila Kunis?
Yes. They were even rumoured to be planning a secret wedding at one point during their eight-year relationship. But it ended in January 2011 , with a rep saying: ‘The split was amicable and they remain close friends.’ Mac began dating an actress who looked like Mila, Jordan Lane Price, in November 2013 before they split the following year, while Mila went on to marry Ashton Kutcher.
Is he happy now?
Over the past few years, rumours have been rife about Mac’s alleged drug use and pictures emerged in 2012 of him looking scarily frail. But he appears a lot healthier now and the 35-year-old tours with his band The Pizza Underground. He sent flowers and a card to ex Mila after the birth of her first child in 2014, with an insider saying: ‘He’s done some growing up. He only ever wanted happiness for her.’