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.
Madonna requires a sparkling clean seat for her behind before she ventures into the ladies’ room, so one of her employees carries a bottle of disinfectant for this express purpose. In any case, we can assume that her royal bum is squeaky clean. We wonder if she hangs out with Howie Mandel.
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.
Spears’ former maid said she frequently left clothes strewn all about her room and that she even found partially eaten fast food under the furniture at times. We can’t resist asking if she ever apologized to the housekeeper using the words, “Oops, I did it again!”
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.
One staff member even reported that Gosling pees sitting down. Do these slightly strange habits make you adore the unconventional but dashing actor any less? Who wouldn’t love a waxed hunk upside-down on a bed quoting The Notebook?
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.
The rumors have been flying for years about how Jennifer Lopez is a diva. However, considering she has a net worth of $400 million, it’s a little hard to swallow that she skimps on paying the help, but sometimes rich people are the cheapest misers of all.
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?
An insider reported that Grande “…says that she doesn’t want her precious feet to hit the floor.” This is not a new behavior apparently, as she defended a 2013 Instagram picture showing her being carried offstage by staff, describing it as “[a] post-show ritual when my feet are broken.”
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?
Stewart has been a smoker since she was in high school, but she bizarrely claims that she isn’t addicted, and she’s only a “casual” smoker. We’re not here to judge, but it seems that smoking while taking a shower might indicate you have a bit of a problem.
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.
She always makes sure her cats are well cared for when she’s on the road, and her two Scottish Fold cats even have a public following. She frequently posts pictures on social media of her feline companions, and, truth be told, we’re considering signing up to become part of their entourage.
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.
Unfortunately, karma seems to have come full circle for Hilton, because she has been robbed multiple times since rising to fame during the 2000s. Although her rep denies that she was ever an incognito party burglar, she may want to stick to modeling clothes and not modeling behavior.
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.
Named the highest paid actress in America, Jolie started her acting career with her father, Jon Voight, in 1982. She married Pitt after they co-starred in the film Mr. & Mrs. Smith together — ironically, a film with some on-screen knife throwing between spouses. Critics called the energy between the two leads “thermonuclear screen chemistry” when reviewing the movie.
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.
As if the duties of her multiple jobs weren’t enough, Gomez has opened up to her fans in recent years about her struggle with systemic lupus and mental health issues. Perhaps she has bigger fish to fry in her busy and challenging life than making sure her laundry is always tidy.
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.
Her staff claims she has cases and cases of the amber light bulbs in her basement, just in case the bulbs are ever discontinued. We’re glad she can continue to look her absolute best, even if she is photographed after the zombie apocalypse, but what hope does it leave for the rest of us if Demi Moore is worried about how she looks?
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.
We might never know the reasons behind this weird obsession, but we can’t help but wonder who she is casting spells on and why. Perhaps she will open up more about her dive into the dark arts in the future. In the meantime, we’ll just focus on staying on her good side.
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.
It’s not a bad idea since she still looks as great as she did in Pretty Woman. We would love to see her in that dress too! We will probably just have to keep on dreaming about it, however, because Julia Roberts has always been a modest celebrity, despite starring in a movie literally called Pretty Woman.
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.
Apparently, coming out with the truth about her cosmetic assistance didn’t affect the sales of her Lip Kits. Jenner had the honor of being named one of the world’s most influential teens by Time magazine in 2015. Considering her influence, we hope that honesty becomes one of her personal policies in the future.
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.
Aniston has been labeled one of the world’s most beautiful women since her acting career began in 1987, and she is reported to be worth around $200 million. Even though she is currently in her fifth decade, she is still as confident as ever and stunningly beautiful, and she apparently likes to show it off in little clothing.
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.
If it seems sleazy for Bieber to sleep with his cleaning ladies, you’re not wrong. He is their boss, which could lead to some nasty lawsuits involving sexual harassment. So far, he has dodged that bullet, but he doesn’t seem all that smart. We’ll see if his good luck holds up.
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.
Wonder if that theory would work for the rest of us? (It won’t.) Is good publicity equal to money these days? (It’s not.) While we wholeheartedly congratulate Jessica Simpson on her recent weight loss of 100 pounds, we think the only reason you shouldn’t pay at a restaurant is because you didn’t eat.
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.
We may never know the reasons Carey doesn’t even want to brush her own hair, but we do know that it usually looks beautiful. Great job to whoever is doing the brushing. You’re killing it!
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.
Unfortunately, this secret is doomed to stay an unsolved mystery, because no one close to the family who would know the answer to this conundrum is talking. We’re not even sure if Ronan knows the whole truth, which must be difficult for him. Obviously, Sinatra can’t offer his side of the story since he died in 1998.
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.
Apparently, Miley doesn’t see housebreaking as a priority for her pooches, and that makes for a disgusting, foul-smelling living environment in no time. You would think all her success makes it easy to prevent the problem by hiring someone to house break the dogs, but who are we to say?
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.
He took it even further and tried to blackmail her into having sex with him by threatening to ruin her career if she didn’t. Hedren refused to have sex with Hitchcock, and he retaliated by forcing her into a contract that prevented her from working for a number of years. Unfortunately, it worked, and her career never recovered.
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.
It seems like a shame and an empty victory to steal or buy an award that she easily could have earned — her performance was stellar. We wonder how much it means to her now and if she ever thinks about the major repercussions caused by the blow to her reputation. She could have won the award the right way, and it would have meant so much more.
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.
Tomlinson did not reveal that his then-girlfriend was pregnant until August 2015, when he did so on Good Morning America. It’s not known why he seemed so reluctant to reveal the pregnancy sooner, although there has been plenty of speculation.
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.
We are certainly mourning this very bad news. Hopefully, Pattinson will take a hint and start taking showers before he starts stepping into a Batman suit that is sure to make him sweat. There’s nothing worse than BO and dragon breath first thing in the morning — imagine if it lasted all day!
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!”
If you think that’s weird, get a load of his final thought about revolting eggs: “Have you ever seen anything more revolting than an egg yolk breaking and spilling its yellow liquid?” We’re not sure what’s so revolting about no holes and yellow liquids, but after reading (above) what he did to Tippi Hedren, he kind of deserved to be plagued with an irrational fear.
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.
The arrangement reeks of bribery, although critics and analysts do sometimes love films that do terrible at the box office. Maybe the explanation is as simple as that. Regardless, if Cher is in any future movies, we hope they do well of their own volition.
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.
Smith has also reportedly donated more than $1 million to a privately owned school located in California that educates its students based on the teachings and beliefs of Scientology. It’s believed that he may be a practicing Scientologist, but he doesn’t want the public to know because it could potentially damage his career.
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.
Cooper clarified, “Don’t pick evil. Even when I wasn’t Christian, I was saying that. God and the Devil — don’t pick the Devil. It’s a bad idea.” Alice Cooper has been quoted as saying, “The world doesn’t belong to us. It belongs to Satan.”
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.
The water was reportedly frigid, and the actors did not have flotation devices, which resulted in them drowning. Charges were never filed for the incident, although the reasons behind this decision are unknown. Was it a question of power and money, and Curtiz had both? This is one Hollywood mystery that may never be solved.
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.
Her lover, German officer Baron Hans Gunther von Dincklage, allowed her to pass into restricted areas. At one point, Cecil Beaton questioned her relationship to her younger paramour, and Chanel responded, “Really, sir, a woman of my age cannot be expected to look at his passport if she has a chance of a lover.”