From Gigi Hadid To Selena Gomez: 10 Celebrities Who Got Real About The Perils Of Fame
It's not all VIP passes and holiday homes in the Algarve.
From the outside, it looks like celebrities lead a glamorous life filled with diamonds, infinity pools in Malibu, and invitations to the glossiest and most coveted events in Hollywood.
But there’s a downside to having a face pasted on billboards across the globe, and a bunch of A-lister’s including Lady Gaga and Emma Watson have recently opened up about some of the harsh realities of being famous.
Let's get checking out a bunch of the most shocking secrets stars have ever revealed about themselves...
The model hinted in Harper’s Bazaar that many of her friendships have fallen by the wayside since she hit the big time and said that she’s learnt to cherish “a few really good friends” over a large group of surface pals.
“I’ve lost a lot of friends because I’ll get busy for a short period of time, and they’re not reaching out, but if I don’t reach out, then it’s like I’ve changed," she said. "I’m good with [the friends] I’ve got.”
The singer told Vogue that her anxiety problems have worsened since living in the public eye and opened up about experiencing panic attacks before hitting the stage.
“I felt I wasn’t giving my fans anything, and they could see it. What I wanted to say is that life is so stressful, and I get the desire to just escape it,” she said. “But I wasn’t figuring my own stuff out, so I felt I had no wisdom to share. And so maybe I thought everybody out there was thinking, ‘This is a waste of time.’”
The singer admitted that she “misses” having ordinary conversations with people and told CBS Sunday Morning that she finds it difficult to wrap her head around the fact that she's considered public property.
“As soon as I go out into the world, I belong, in a way, to everyone else,” she pointed out. “I can’t call the police or ask them to leave. And I took a long hard look at that property line and I said well, you know, if I can’t be free out there, I’m going to be free in here [pointing to her heart].”
In an interview with Radio 1, Adele admitted that there is no substance to fame: “I don’t want to live a fake life. Sometimes I have my days and my moments where I think it would be a lot easier to be on a yacht all the time like other people do.
“I find fame quite frightening and I find it very toxic. It’s very charming, it’s very persuasive. But it doesn’t last, so why would you want to get involved with something that you will miss so much once it’s gone?”
Before the receipts drama of 2016, the singer admitted to Capital FM that she was paranoid about people wire-tapping her conversations. “I have a lot of issues with buildings like this, 'cause I always feel like someone has bugged the room, and is either videoing me or recording me," she explained. "So that's one of my paranoias."
The actor told Vanity Fair that she no longer takes pictures with fans and revealed that it freaks her out how apps like Snapchat and Instagram can expose her exact location to the world within a matter of seconds.
"They can see what I'm wearing and who I'm with,” she said. "I just can't give that tracking data. "I'll say, 'I will sit here and answer every single Harry Potter fandom question you have but I just can't do a picture.”
He has a similar gripe with social-media and argued that a single tweet can cause a flurry of fans to descend on him: “In L.A., I have at least 40 seconds from the moment I arrive somewhere, before I get asked for my autograph,” he told Premiere. “It’s Twitter’s fault. If this website didn’t exist, I’d be in peace.”
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star revealed that she often wakes up in a state of anxiety about what the world is saying about her: “I don’t know why. I have, like, a problem,” she admitted to Interview.
“I wake up every morning at, like, seven or eight because I think that there’s a bad story about me, and I have to check. My worst fear is waking up and finding something bad about me on the Internet.”
J-Law confessed that her love life has taken hit since she became famous.
“Guys are so mean to me. I know where it’s coming from, I know they’re trying to establish dominance, but it hurts my feelings,” she told Vogue. “I’m just a girl who wants you to be nice to me. I am straight as an arrow. I feel like I need to meet a guy, with all due respect, who has been living in Baghdad for five years who has no idea who I am.”
The actor admitted that he has trust problems, revealing: “Sometimes you’re not sure what’s real or not, especially when it comes to relationships. If you’re adored by millions, sometimes even on your own front doorstep you can become paranoid and constantly question, ‘Who is he? Who is she?’ I know I’ve been guilty of it in the past.”
Yikes. There’s something to be said in being an absolute nobody.