Most of us know what it’s like to wake up after a long night of partying and fun to then get up at the crack of dawn and sloppily stumble home. There are usually two reasons why this occurs–you had a long night of sexual activity, or partied so hard that you crashed on the first bed you could find. The celebrities that have been caught doing the walk of shame typically experience both sex and alcohol in the same evening, which explains why they wait to show their face. Although the public isn’t able to see them live in action, seeing the image of them with their head down in shame after the fact paints a good picture.
It may not always be clear what kind of night the famous person had, but in some cases you know what went down just by seeing the location they were leaving the next morning. Or, by noticing the state in which they are in–messy hair, wrinkled clothing, dark shades, and the same club outfit–are all clear signs that Rated R activity recently went down.
Here’s a look at 10 celebrities who are well-known for doing a memorable walk of shame.
Rihanna has been seen doing the walk of shame many times over the years. She was caught leaving Two and A Half Men star Ashton Kutcher‘s rented mansion at 4 a.m. in 2012. The next year, Rihanna stood by her boyfriend and singer Chris Brown by going to court with him in the exact outfit she had on the previous night according to Radar Online: black leggings and a nice blouse.
Last year, Rihanna was spotted leaving rapper A$AP Rocky‘s house wearing the same shorts she wore earlier in the day. The Umbrella singer was on tour with him and reportedly hooked up on numerous occasions. Even Chris Brown had something to say about his former girlfriend’s busy sexual life when he tweeted, ‘How can she be mine when she’s everyone else’s?’
In the photo above, Rihanna is leaving a studio in New York City but the pink, lace-topped silk dress she’s wearing implies she was doing much more than singing.
9) Kim Kardashian
The paparazzi often snaps photos of Kim Kardasian that tell a clear story of what happened the night before, like the time when she had a fresh hickey on her neck that Kanye West gave to her in 2012. Or, when she was seen in Paris wearing a casual denim two days in a row with puffy eyes under her shades.
There are also pictures of the reality star and socialite doing the walk of shame after a fun night, and many of them are linked to her famous rapper husband. In the picture above, Kim is sneaking out of Kanye’s apartment in the same leather trousers and blouse she had on the previous evening on their date. Not long after that, West released a song about his now wife in which he declares his love for her.
8) Lindsay Lohan
In the picture above, Lindsay Lohan is sneaking out of Jason Segel‘s house in West Hollywood the morning after a party. She is carrying the actor’s stuffed Dracula from Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which many speculated was a romantic gesture. Jason’s reps said: “Jason had a party, and he let several people stay over as the party ended late. There’s absolutely no romantic relationship going on with Lindsay Lohan and Jason Segel, period.” Even if the pair didn’t have a romantic encounter, Lindsay’s walk of shame is classic–same clothes, day old make-up, half-drunk walk, and even a souvenir from the party.
7) Jessica Simpson
One of Jessica Simpson‘s most well-known walks of shame occurred at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles where the singer Adam Levine was staying. Apparently, Jessica was partying and then disappeared into his room for hours. The next morning, she finally emerged in the exact same outfit. She was also wearing one of his t-shirts. There were rumors in 2004 that they hooked up while she was still married to Nick Lachey. However, that night in 2006 in Adam’s room leaves little doubt about them having a sexual history.
6) Chris Brown
In 2012, Chris Brown was seen kissing Rihanna at a club and then caught leaving her hotel room the next morning. This is nothing new since the on-again, off-again duo has done this many times and the media captured images of them over the years.
Most recently, Chris Brown is seen doing the walk of shame inside and outside a courtroom. In 2009, the R&B singer plead guilty for assaulting Rihanna and served time in jail for that. Then, Brown was behind bars again in early 2014 when a judge put him in jail after getting kicked out of rehab for the second time and violating his probation. He was released after serving only a few months.
5) Harry Styles
In 2012, the One Direction star Harry Styles and singer Taylor Swift made their relationship official. Before that, they were both seen frequently spending time together. In the above picture, Harry is leaving a New York City hotel where Taylor was staying. You can even see his over night bag tucked in his arm. The night before they were seen taking a stroll at 4 a.m. and then quickly entering the hotel.
The following year, Harry was seen going inside of Kendall Jenner‘s London hotel with a pair of clothes or wash bag in his hand. Although it wasn’t confirmed what happened that evening, the pair was seen kissing on multiple occasions in public. Harry definitely has an active social life, which is well documented by the paparazzi.
4) Sienna Miller
Sienna is often credited with making the “morning after look” chic. Back in 2010, Sienna and Jude were reportedly seeing each other again after paparazzi snapped photos of her leaving his apartment in London and also in New York. This came as a surprise since they broke off their engagement back in 2005.
In 2007, Sienna was thought to be the reason why rapper P. Diddy and model Kim Porter called it quits. Sienna was seen hanging out with him in a club with her arms around his neck and flirtatiously kissing him on the lips. The British star was caught doing the walk of shame during that same time in London, but no one could confirm whether or not she was with Diddy the previous night.
3) Justin Bieber
Chances are, if you’re one of the most well-known people in the universe, word will spread fast when you stay at a brothel. In 2013, superstar Justin Bieber was seen at Rio de Janeiro’s most popular brothel. The Post reported that the singer ‘spent over three hours inside the popular brothel before leaving with two women’. He was then kicked out of his hotel after destroying the room and trying to bring the women inside. You can tell from the above picture that it’s Justin Bieber under the white bedsheets due to the visibility of his unique tattoos, distinctive style, and large entourage. Reportedly, Justin went to a private members club after fans found out where he was and made it impossible for him to go in and out as he pleased. Over the years, Bieber has been caught doing the walk of shame, but this is one of his best.
2) Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis, Esquire’s sexiest woman alive in 2012, is often seen in sweat pants and messy hair. You can’t tell if she stayed up late rehearsing lines for a film, just took a few shots of vodka, or had a sex filled night with actor Ashton Kutcher. It is refreshing that she doesn’t seem to care that she is often captured by paparazzi while wearing no makeup, grabbing coffee, or walking the dog.
What’s different about Mila’s walk of shame pictures is that she consistently doesn’t have on make-up, or even bother with shades to cover up bags under her eyes. Most female celebrities at least put on some foundation or mascara, but not Mila. Another thing that makes her stand out is the sweet yet naughty smile she always gives to the camera during her walks of shame. You just never know what she’s been up to that day, or night.
1) Katy Perry and John Mayer
Singers Katy Perry and John Mayer both had several walk of shame moments before becoming romantically involved. In 2009, Katy Perry was seen leaving actor Russell Brand‘s apartment with messy hair, a tank top, and shades. The year before that, John was seen entering Jennifer Aniston‘s hotel in Amsterdam and then leaving the next morning.
Fast forward to 2012 at the above picture and you’ll see Katy Perry leaving John’s apartment with him right behind. She’s wearing the same outfit from the previous night and they both have shades on; not to mention, they don’t look very well rested.