Presley Gerber, son of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, has appeared to be rebelling against his family and famous name in the last couple of months. The young model recently caused quite the commotion when he displayed a new face tattoo that read “misunderstood” on Instagram. He also shared video from his time at a shooting range, and the content was not received well by fans. It has also been reported that those close to Presley have been urging him to seek professional help.
According to a source at “Us Weekly”, “Presley is obviously going through a super rebellious phase right now. He is trying to get out of the shadow of his family and find his own way and create his own identity. He also likes the attention he’s been getting, even if negative, from his tattoo and recent posts.”
Apparently, Presley has been feeling a bit like the black sheep of his family, given the success of his younger sister, Kaia Gerber, and his parents.
The source at “Us” added, “Presley feels like there’s a lot of pressure on him because his parents and Kaia are so successful, and Kaia is thought of as a ‘sweetheart’ and Cindy and Rande have such respected reputations in everything they do. He wants to do his own thing and find his own place in the world.” Presley has also faced major backlash and criticism on Instagram, especially after he decided to show off his new ink that can be seen just above his cheekbone.
Earlier in the month, Presley went on Instagram live in an attempt to explain his decision to get the face tattoo. He said, “If I thought this was going to ruin my face or I didn’t want this, I wouldn’t have done it. I think that’s a pretty obvious thing. If anyone has s**t to say to me about this or anything else and my family or how I grew up or anything, I will give you my address, I promise, and you can come say it to my face.”
Presley continued to defend himself against online “haters” as he was live streaming, stating, ‘Look at these fing haters out here. “Fk you if you don’t like it,” as critical comments continued to pour in. Though the young model is clearly going through a rough patch, a source close to the family claims that he is, “love the attention.”
In regards to how Cindy and Rande are handling their sons rebellious phase, a source close to the family said, “Cindy and Rande are definitely concerned about their son. They truly want to make sure he is ok.”