There is more to life than just being rich and famous. The 15 celebrities that we have below may be some of the biggest and most successful names, but there is no way that you should actually want to be them. Could you imagine having paparazzi outside your house all the time? Having your intimate photos leaked several times? What if the job that made you famous, left you feeling like the world treated you like a sex offender?
These are just some of the situations that are going to be explored below. Then again, there are also celebrities with unspeakable heartache in their past that you may not know about, like why Kanye blames himself for his mom’s death and the unexpected death of Patton Oswalt’s wife. Then we have one celebrity who spends his days running an avocado farm and honestly, would you really want that to be you?
We’ve even got quotes from the celebrities themselves to help hammer home the point that you’re really not going to be jealous of their lives.
15. Paris Hilton – Terrible In Bed, Arrests, Partying
When it comes to reasons to be glad you aren’t Paris Hilton, we aren’t too sure where to start. But just in case you needed a reason to wish you weren’t her, how about the fact that her partying ways also meant she was terrible in bed.
“She was a drunken prude who as far as I can see did not really like s*x. She relied on drugs and drink to give her confidence in the bedroom and was more often than not too wasted to even perform. I lost count of the nights I had to pick her off the floor and drag her to bed passed out,” said her former partner Nick Carter.
Plus, you have to imagine all of her late night partying and drug use will catch up with her later on in life. Not to mention the fact that Hilton has no shortage of experience in handcuffs and as we’re sure Carter would tell you, not the fun kind.
14. Jennifer Lawrence – Paparazzi Sleeps On Lawn, Photo Leak
Jennifer Lawrence may be a huge celebrity and has been for a few years now, but that doesn’t mean she’s in love with the idea of being famous. When talking about her life in a past interview, Lawrence admitted,
“I am just a normal girl and a normal human being, and I haven’t been in this long enough to feel like this is my new normal. I’m not going to find peace with it.”
As well as admitting that she would have paparazzi sleeping on her lawn leading to her hiring a bodyguard. As a result, Lawrence also divulged that she rarely likes leaving the house after 5 pm.
13. Tara Reid – Self-Confessed Worst Chest Alteration In The World
Can you imagine the emotional stress that someone is undergoing prior to receiving plastic surgery? Especially if that surgery is something that is purely cosmetic like oh, I don’t know, a boob job?
Tara Reid quickly found out the hard way that the internet is a brutal place after her botched surgery (and subsequent wardrobe malfunction!),
“I was on the Web sites as having the ugliest boob job in the world, guys I was dating would be like, ‘What’s wrong with them? They look really bad. You know, you should really get them fixed.’ [It’s so] embarrassing. I mean, you definitely need to turn off the lights, that’s for sure.”
12. Tom Selleck – Owns Avocado Farm, But Hates Them?
Tom Selleck can grow himself an outstanding moustache, nobody is ever going to argue with that. But when you think that a large part of Tom Selleck’s life consists of running a 20-acre avocado farm, perhaps you’ll agree with us that you may rather keep your day job.
Especially because Selleck has even admitted that he doesn’t enjoy avocados!
“I don’t eat ‘em. I almost threw up on the Letterman show. He surprised me and he knew I didn’t like them,”
In another interview, Selleck also admitted,
11. Marc Anthony – Tax Issues And No Longer With Lopez
You are absolutely not going to find Jennifer Lopez on this list, but you may not be super shocked to find her ex-husband Marc Anthony make an appearance. Not only is he no longer getting up close and personal with Lopez, who honestly looks better than ever, but he also gets to hear about her adventures with A-Rod.
Anthony re-married in 2014 to model Shannon De Lima, but they announced their separation roughly 2 years later.
10. Hugh Hefner – Terrible In Bed, Old
Let’s be honest, would you really want to be Hugh Hefner? I mean sure there was a time where he was living it up, but life hasn’t been all roses for Hefner. On top of numerous heart problems throughout his life (including a stroke in 1985), Hefner has been married several times and attempted to juggle several girlfriends.
Yet don’t think Hefner was getting intimate with them, as his once girlfriend (and eventual wife) Crystal Harris admitted in a past interview,
“He doesn’t really take off his clothes. I’ve never seen Hef naked. Then I was just over it. I was like, ‘Ahhh.’ I was over it. I just like, walked away. I’m not turned on by Hef, sorry.”
9. Farrah Abraham – Where Do We Start?
When you become a celebrity because you’re a Teen Mom you need to hope that you’re going to be able to keep yourself clean and making responsible decisions for your child. Farrah Abraham took a different approach including some brushes with the law and of course, two stints where she elected on performing some adult activities on camera.
Granted she also took a job at a Gentleman’s Club, so it’s really your choice on which career you’d rather not have to explain to your child.
8. Rihanna – Intimate + Abuse Photo Leak
Now don’t get us wrong, Rihanna may be incredibly gorgeous and is one of the biggest musicians in the entire world. But Rihanna has also had her privacy violated on several occasions, in a variety of ways and that’s definitely not an experience you’d be hoping for.
Whether it’s her “bedroom” photos becoming public knowledge, or the photos of her beaten face after Chris Brown abused her, Rihanna knows all too well the ramifications of being a celebrity.
In an interview following the abuse and photo leak, Rihanna was quoted as saying,
“I just felt like my whole privacy was taken before that [by the injury photo] and then when that came out, I thought, ‘Oh great, so now there’s nothing they don’t know about me and my private life.’ It was humiliating and it was embarrassing.”
7. Kanye West – Blames Self For Mom’s Death, Married To Kim
Kanye West is an incredibly talented musician, but he’s definitely not someone that you wish you could be. On top of the fact that he clearly seems very sensitive and that’d get exhausting, he’s had some serious heartache in his life that you’re probably not hoping for.
Such as the fact that he got in a car accident that shattered his jaw in 2002. Or the fact that his mom tragically passed away following elective surgery that he blames himself for.
“If I had never moved to L.A. she’d be alive. I don’t want to go far into it because it will bring me to tears,” admitted Kanye.
Plus, while Kim Kardashian is absolutely gorgeous, would you really want to be married to the Kardashian family? I didn’t think so.
6. Selena Gomez – Rehab Experience And Knows What Naked Bieber Looks Like
While Gomez is also incredibly talented, she’s also struggled with mental health issues including entering rehab.
“My self-esteem was shot. I was depressed, anxious. I started to have panic attacks right before getting on stage, or right after leaving the stage. Basically, I felt I wasn’t good enough, wasn’t capable. I felt I wasn’t giving my fans anything, and they could see it – which, I think, was a complete distortion, ” said Gomez when talking about how she was feeling.
5. Rampage Jackson – Blames Fame For Costing Him Family
Rampage Jackson has accomplished all of his professional goals as an MMA fighter and remains one of the more influential fighters to ever enter the Octagon.
But when looking over his career, Jackson admitted something that will surely make you stop and think,
“I would have to honestly say that my biggest regret is even starting this sport. I think I would’ve lived a different life if I would’ve stayed home in Memphis and worked at the family business. I’d be closer to my family and growing old with them instead of living out in California.”
4. Ben Affleck – Alcohol Addiction + Career Issues + Relationship Issues
Ben Affleck to his credit, is Batman and that’s pretty badass, but we don’t know if that’s enough to say that we’d love to be him. Especially when all the recent headlines about Affleck are his stint in rehab for alcohol addiction, something that also sent him to rehab in 2001.
Affleck is also going through a prolonged separation from his ex-wife Jennifer Garner and while the two have not officially divorced they’ve been separated for more than a year.
Not to mention he was initially going to direct an original Batman spin-off, but ended up passing the project off to Matt Reeves. Sure, he was probably okay with that but you have to imagine it still sucked!
3. Bree Olson – Treated Like A Sex Offender
Bree Olson is famous for two big reasons, and if we’re being honest neither of them are all too great. The first being the fact that she was an adult performer and appeared in over 600 films before retiring. The other is the fact that she dated Charlie Sheen.
Olsen absolutely regrets her adult career, including admitting in a past interview that,
“People look at me as if I am the same as a sex offender. They look at me as though I am less than them in every way, and they assume the absolute worst in every way.”
2. Keanu Reeves – Lost Child And Former Partner In Tragic Ways
Keanu may be able to escape harm and danger in plenty of his on-screen movie roles, but if you jump back to 2000, which was when his career was taking off, you’ll be stunned at the tragedy that Reeves underwent.
First, his girlfriend Jennifer gave birth to a stillborn daughter after 8 months of pregnancy. The incident led to their relationship ending, but understandably they remained close. Sadly, Jennifer also passed away in April 2001 in a car accident after leaving a party at Marilyn Manson’s house.
1. Patton Oswalt – Lost Wife In Unexpected Overdose
Patton Oswalt is an incredibly talented actor, whether it’s lending his physical presence such as in the case of King of Queens or his great voice like in the movie Ratatouille. But there’s nothing fun about the fact that Oswalt lost his wife in 2016 to an unexpected overdose of prescription medication.
Oswalt and his wife, Michelle McNamara, had one daughter together.
“I loved her. This is the first time I’ve been able to use ‘I’ writing this. Probably because there hasn’t been much of an ‘I’ since the morning of April 21. There probably won’t be for a while. Whatever there is belongs to my daughter—to our daughter.” said Oswalt when talking about his pain.