Hilary DuffIt looks like celebrity dads follow trends as much as their young offspring: following in the footsteps of Lindsay Lohan’s dad (who spent two years in jail), Hayden Panettiere’s dad (who was arrested for hitting her mum earlier this month) and Nikki Blonsky’s dad (who was arrested after an airport ruckus), Hilary Duff’s dad has been sentenced to ten days in jail over an alimony dispute.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Hilary’s mum Susan took ex-husband Bob to court yesterday to ask for $25,000 to cover the costs of Hilary’s 21st birthday party - because that’s how much they spent on older sister Haylie’s party two years ago.

The judge ruled that Bob had to pay half the figure - $12,500 - but then jailed him for 10 days for contempt of court, after selling family assets worth $367,537 without the court’s permission.

After the sentencing, Hilary’s mum Susan was reportedly heard saying: “This isn’t what I wanted.”