Celebrity Secrets Revealed by Their Personal Staff
Have you ever wanted to know what your favorite celebrity is like in real life? Maybe you share some of the same quirks that would make you instant friends in another life. According to the staff of certain celebrities, there’s more to them than meets the eye when it comes to their personal preferences and some of the odd things that are important to them.
We did some digging to uncover some little-known facts that will tickle your funny bone and pique your interest in some of the world’s most popular celebrities. Let’s find out what their own people had to say!
Madonna and Her Toilet Phobia
So, it turns out that Madonna is a germaphobe to the point that she has an appointed "toilet cleaner" employee for prepping the potty before she goes. You can’t help but wonder what the employee’s job description looked like in an employment posting and what the interview must have been like.
Britney's Disorderly Condition
A new study has revealed that ultra-intelligent people are extremely messy, so maybe Britney Spears is a genius. A former housekeeper of the celebrity pop star revealed that she struggles with keeping an orderly household and that she is untidy to the extreme.
Ryan Gosling's Weird Stair Thing
There’s no easy way to share this bad news, so we’re just going to get to it — Ryan Gosling likes to walk up the stairs on all fours. Of course, he only does this in the comfort of his own home, or his star would have flamed out long ago. He also waxes his body multiple times a month, and he sleeps with his head at the foot of his bed.
JLo or "Pay-Low?"
Despite all her riches, Jennifer Lopez doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to paying her employees. Several of her former workers have reported that when it comes to salary, she just doesn’t cut it, and they went on to say that they could make about twice as much doing the same job for other employers. Ouch.
Ariana Grande is quite a small, delicate person. She’s so frail, in fact, that she tires easily and then demands that her assistants carry her around as if she were an infant. In fact, the former Nickelodeon star reportedly prefers being carried to walking around on her own two feet. Weird, right?
Kristen Stewart apparently likes to smoke — a lot. According to a former housekeeper of the Twilight sensation, she has left her cigarette butts in some really weird places, including in the refrigerator, in potted plants and even in the shower. Sounds like a practical place to smoke, right?
Tay-Tay the Cat Lady
Taylor Swift loves her cats, and she reportedly owns several. She also feeds outside strays, and her entire home is filled with cat paraphernalia and pictures of cats — plus an ample supply of cat hair. Swift names her cats according to popular television shows, which are where the names Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey came from.
Paris Hilton the Thief
One of Paris Hilton’s former bodyguards spilled the beans that the heiress used to nab other people’s shoes, jackets, jewelry and more before she left a party. The thieving stopped as her fame grew, presumably because it became harder to hide, according to the source.
Angelina Jolie's Ninja Moves
A former bodyguard of Angelina Jolie who was around to witness the Brangelina Era reported that while married, the couple would get into such intense fights that Angelina would resort to throwing knives at Brad Pitt! Luckily, no one was ever seriously injured.
Selena Gomez and Her Panties
According to a former assistant, Selena Gomez is messy and frequently leaves her underwear lying around. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and television producer. She also has a clothing line, a handbag line, a fragrance line and a production company — but she can’t pick up her underwear.
Demi Moore, Insecure
Apparently, celebrities have self-image issues too. Demi Moore refuses to look at herself in a mirror in harsh lighting, and she only uses soft amber bulbs. Reportedly, she goes so far as to hoard cases of these bulbs to make sure she never runs out.
Sarah Jessica Parker the Witch
Well, we didn’t see this one coming. Maybe acting in Hocus Pocus turned Sarah Jessica Parker on to witchcraft. It’s hard to say. We do know that a source close to the Sex and the City star says that she is obsessed with the occult.
Julia Roberts, Pretty Woman
Rumor has it that Julia Roberts still has that sexy little knockout dress that won over Richard Gere in Pretty Woman so many years ago. One of Julia’s former assistants even told us that she puts the dress on about once a year to model it for her husband.
Kylie Jenner's Pouty Lips
Once people started comparing pics of Kylie Jenner to photos from a few years ago, it became obvious that she had had some work done. Kylie vehemently denied the allegations of cosmetic lip filler for a while, but she finally admitted it eventually.
Jennifer Aniston, Exhibitionist
You would be hard pressed to find anyone who would complain about this one, but one of Jennifer Aniston’s former bodyguards reported that she is rarely fully dressed at home. He revealed that she even answers the door in skimpy outfits like a mini camisole paired with underwear.
Justin Bieber and a Thing for the Help
It has been rumored more than once that Justin Bieber has been caught sleeping with his staff. Apparently, this trend continued for years. First, he got busted for sleeping with a maid in his home. We have to wonder what the attraction is, considering he’s a man who could almost have his pick of women to date, and he recently married Hailey Baldwin.
Dining and Dashing Jessica Simpson
We’ve all heard of celebs being cheap, despite making millions, but Jessica Simpson has an excuse. According to a former personal assistant, she claims that merely gracing a dining establishment with her presence is payment enough, so she doesn’t have to pay her bill for meals.
Mariah Carey the Diva
This won’t come as a surprise to most people who read it, but one of Mariah Carey’s assistants asserted that she doesn’t participate in self-care. She’s such a diva, she refuses to even brush her own hair. Apparently, she can pay people to do just about anything for her.
Frank Sinatra, Baby Daddy?
Mia Farrow’s son, Ronan, was always told (and he believed) that his biological father was Woody Allen. However, in 2013, Farrow chucked Ronan a curveball that put this biology in question when she implied that Frank Sinatra was actually his father.
No Potty Training for Miley's Pooches
That’s right, Miley Cyrus doesn’t believe in house-training her pets — or maybe she just doesn’t know how. A former employee of the pop star blabbed that Miley’s multiple dogs frequently had potty accidents inside the house, making the smell intolerable for all. That means she lives in a smelly mansion, and that should be a criminal offense.
Alfred Hitchcock, Stalker
It wasn’t a secret at the time that Alfred Hitchcock was very fond of actress Tippi Hedren, who starred in The Birds. What is less commonly known is that Hitchcock actually stalked her for a time and paid crew members to spy on her.
Sharon Stone and a Bribe for Best Actress
Rumor has it that actress Sharon Stone wanted her "Best Actress" nomination for Basic Instinct really badly. She wanted it so badly, in fact, that she bribed the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association with gold watches for the nomination.
Louis Tomlinson, Baby Daddy
Louis Tomlinson, formerly of the boy band One Direction, failed to confirm Briana Jungwirth was pregnant with his child for several months, leading people to believe that the baby was fake even after he was born. Even so, son Freddie Reign was welcomed into the world on January 21, 2016, and he proved to be a real live human baby.
Robert Pattinson the Pigpen
Well, ladies, here’s some bad news about the new Bruce Wayne...a.k.a. Robert Pattinson. Yes, he is absolutely gorgeous, but he apparently doesn’t believe that hygiene is the most important thing. Yes, ladies, he’s a dirtball. Staff members say he rarely washes his hair, and he stinks.
Alfred Hitchcock, Neurotic
Bizarrely, Alfred Hitchcock, who directed multiple horror films, was terrified of eggs. He reportedly said, "I’m frightened of eggs, worse than frightened; they revolt me. That white round thing without any holes, and when you break it, inside, there’s that yellow thing, round, without any holes…Brrr!"
Cher and Bribery
If it seems awfully coincidental that Cher’s movie Burlesque was nominated for Best Musical after the judges were flown to Las Vegas to enjoy a Cher concert, we think so too. Burlesque was truly a box office bomb, so it’s a little questionable that it was nominated for prestigious awards.
Will Smith the Secret Scientologist?
It has been speculated that Will Smith is a Scientologist for several reasons. One of the key arguments is that despite denying any affiliation, he has many friends who practice the religion, including outspoken Scientology supporter Tom Cruise.
Alice Cooper's Christianity
In the late 1980s, rock star Alice Cooper returned to his Christian roots and stopped his hard-partying ways. Still touring today, he isn’t averse to professing his faith, and he maintains that even before he practiced Christianity, his lyrics directed people to stay away from the devil.
Noah's Ark Tragedy Cover-Up
This is a strange, sad secret that has to do with the director of both Casablanca and Noah’s Ark. It’s rumored that during the making of Noah’s Ark, Michael Curtiz deliberately flooded the studio with water while the extras were still inside, resulting in the deaths of three people.
Coco Chanel, Nazi Collaborator
During the Second World War, Coco Chanel was a numbered Nazi agent who carried out multiple recruitment and spy missions for Germany’s intelligence agency, called the Abwehr. More than the talented creator of the Little Black Dress, Chanel was also a part of the German military.