From Channing Tatum To Fergie: 8 Celebrities Who Have Shockingly Scandalous Pasts
Strippers, hookers and drugs...oh my!
The lives of celebrities always seem so super glamourous and exciting what with all that cash dollar in the bank, red-carpets and fancy parties. But some celebs haven’t always had the lives of the rich and famous.
Some stripped, some battled drug addiction and some just had some crazy family drama. And it’ll shock you how famous they are now...
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1. Drew Barrymore and drugs
Drew has been mega honest about her child star past, admitting to battling with both drugs and alcohol. In her autobiography Little Girl Lost, published when she was 14, she wrote, “I had my first drink at age nine, began smoking marijuana at ten and at 12 took up cocaine.”
2. Fergie and meth
Before the Black Eyed peas launched her into stardom, Fergie admitted she had a rocky time with Meth Amphetamines. She told iNews: “I was (suffering from) chemically-induced psychosis and dementia. I was hallucinating on a daily basis. It took a year after getting off that drug for the chemicals in my brain to settle so that I stopped seeing things. I’d just be sitting there, seeing a random bee or bunny. I remember thinking: ‘If I walk outside, and the SWAT team’s out there, I was right all along. But if they’re not out there, then it’s the drugs making me see things and I’m going to end up in an institution.”
3. Amber Rose and stripping
Before she met Kanye West, Amber started her career as a stripper which she had admitted she loved. She told Online radio show Loveline: “When I was stripping it was the best time of my life. A lot of men will offer you a lot of money to do a lot of things: don’t do it. Nothing is sexual. Look at every single face in there as dollar signs. Go in there, make your money, go home, pay your bills.” But she also warned future dancers: “Don’t do anything after, before or during, sexually. It does become very tempting for a lot of girls because when money is involved, a lot of people will be willing to do a lot of things that they wouldn’t usually do.”
4. Channing Tatum and stripping
We were shocked when it turned out Magic Mike has been loosely based on Channing’s actual life before fame. He told Us Weekly: “On a good night, [I made] 150 bucks. On a bad night, 70 bucks — even 50 at times.”
5. Leighton Meester and her parents
Leighton’s mum gave birth to the Gossip Girl star when she was in prison serving time on drug charges and her dad also took a trip to jail when she was young. She admitted to Marie Claire: “My family has a crazy history. Probably the craziest I’ve ever heard of. I look back now and I see it in a nice light. It wasn’t uncomplicated, but I played outside, I went to the beach. There were happy, fun times.” She also told Us Weekly: "It makes me very non-judgmental and open-minded. And I think it just makes me appreciate the things that I have now."
6. Mark Wahlberg and gangs
The TV series Entourage was based on Mark’s early celeb days in Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch but his past before becoming famous was even more scandalous. He was arrested for attempted murder after dropping out of school at 14 and joining a gang. He told nj.com: “Growing up where I did, with gangs and drugs, being easily influenced, having something to prove, whatever ‐ well, I was definitely a follower. But then one day I woke up with the cold hard truth that I’d caused people great pain and I decided from that day forward, I was going to change.”
7. Eve and stripping
Before her big break as a rapper, Eve revealed she had made ends meet as a stripper. Until she met fellow rap star Mase in the club she worked at. She said on VH1’s Behind The Music: "He came into the club and looked at me and literally was like, 'What's your name?' And I gave him every stripper name under the sun! I was like, 'I'm Ginger, I'm Sassy!' He was like, 'Why don't you go get dressed, let's go just talk. And we did, we talked throughout the night. He was like, 'You're really talented. What are you doing? You know you're not supposed to be here. You know it.’”
8. Russell Brand and prostitutes
Russell Brand has been totally frank about his sex addiction but it turns out that he started sleeping with prostitutes when he was just a teenager. He told Rupert Everett on Love For Sale: “When I was younger and a drug addict, that was sort of part of my world. That kind of nocturnal, crimson-lit, back alley life. The first time I slept with a prostitute I was maybe 16-years-old, the girl was probably not much older - 17/18, I don't know, a couple of years older than me - and I loved her. I loved her. She was beautiful and elegant and sort of sweet and I felt in awe of her. I'd only had sex once before in my life and to be with this beautiful Filipino woman was incredible and dazzling."
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