Divas keep life interesting. Whether they are dating, singing, having babies or buying new cars, we love to stay in touch with their personal lives. It’s not that we want to encourage the paparazzi to push their way into their lives, we just want to know what they do in their real lives. It’s interesting to think about what they drive, what they eat, how they spend their idle time and what they do for fun.
Sometimes, cars can say a lot about their owners, as they “brand” the owner as being sporty, luxurious, eco-friendly, ostentatious or down-to-earth. Many stars choose to drive more traditional automobiles, but the diva’s we selected for this list obviously know how to appreciate automobiles.
From Bentleys to Aston Martins, these girls have them all. In fact, most have more than one set of wheels in addition to a loyal driver who can run by to pick them up for a fancier occasion. It’s not likely you’ll ever see any of these lovelies driving themselves to a red carpet affair in their designer gowns and jewels.
One observation we made is that none of these divas waste their earnings by buying a new car every year. The tendency seems to be toward buying classic and high-end vehicles that last for years. Of course, the service on these babies probably costs more than a year’s mortgage for regular folks.
Rather than start with the highest of high ends, we started with A-list divas who drive some of our favorites that are simply great cars.
10. Katy Perry’s Black Audi A5: $50,000
Aside from Katy Perry‘s pink Smart Car that has her name painted in bright pink on the passenger door, she owns this luxurious Audi A5. Not ostentatious and rather subdued, the black Audi was purchased in 2009 and as far as we know, she is still using it to tool around as she goes about her diva business. It’s got an elegant look and the ride is as smooth as they come, although it seems a little unKaty-like, doesn’t it? She’s such a playful entertainer in her looks, wardrobe choices and songs that we would not have placed any bets that an Audi would be her choice.
9. Mariah Carey’s Mercedes Benz SLK: $60,000
Notice the pink embroidered “M” on the headrest? This pricey vehicle is 100% Mariah Carey, even though she is not driving it in this photo. Rumor has it her husband, Nick Cannon, bought this black Mercedes SLK convertible for her as a gift. This R172 is one of the most luxurious Mercedes around and has been since its introduction in 2006. One of its most unique features is a push-button roof panel that has the ability to change from clear glass to opaque in seconds. Husband Cannon is a successful comedian, TV host, singer, actor and Chairman of TeenNick, so he’s on par with his lovely bride in terms of success and could easily afford this Mercedes as a gift.
8. Lady Gaga’s Audi R8: $162,000
It’s one smooth ride for Lady Gaga, in this Daytona grey Audi R8, who is obviously more concerned with blending in when she is on the road. The car has 525 horsepower, a V10 engine and an all-wheel drive. It can race up to 196 mph, not that we’ve seen Gaga doing any drag racing down Ventura Boulevard. She is outrageous in her art, and clearly understated in the luxuries in her private life. We applaud her modest taste.
7. Jennifer Lopez’s Bentley: $250,000
Even though Casper Smart is driving this gorgeous, white Bentley in this photo, it is definitely JLo‘s. At one point the rumor mill was passing out bogus information that she bought this for her young boyfriend, but the truth is, she bought him a white Dodge Ram truck for his 25th birthday two years ago. The couple is still together after two years, which has surprised everyone. We think she might be in love again, which is fine with ex-husband, Marc Anthony, as the former duo remains friends.
6. Janet Jackson’s Aston Martin Vanquish: $234,260
Truth is, Janet Jackson owns at least four automobiles. Her Aston Martin Vanquish is the coolest, from our standpoint. This Aston Martin is decked out with every feature and amenity one could imagine. You know why? Because it was the official car that was used in the James Bond film Die Another Day. For Janet, money is no object. So even though we list the Aston Martin as her auto, she also owns a white Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, a white Bentley and a white Lamborghini Murcielago.
5. Gwen Stefani’s Rolls-Royce Wraith: $400,000
Gwen Stefani and husband, Gavin Rossdale, recently purchased a dark blue Rolls-Royce Wraith, one of the nicest Rolls available. The couple is known to have a few automobiles, but this is their newest addition. Tasteful glam is this dynamic duo’s trademark and considering they are two hot names in the music kingdom, they are always being watched and setting trends.
4. Nicki Minaj’s Pink Lamborghini Aventador: $400,000
This rap diva Nicki Minaj is known for her flash and this luxurious Lamborghini is one more in her collection of pink automobiles. Her other rides include a Bentley Continental and Range Rover, so with a third choice, she can use whatever vehicle that suits her mood. The Lamborghini Aventador has an all-wheel drive, 7-speed transmission and with a 700 horsepower, this baby can race.
3. Celine Dion Maybach 62: $500,000
Maybach’s are built by Mercedes-Benz and said to be the cream of the crop. With thousands of options, including the smallest interior details, such as wood or leather trim, Celine Dion looks diva-like yet divine in her luxury auto. It comes with a V12 engine that makes for a smooth ride with power. Since almost everything is hand-made, purchasing one of these requires a $50,000 non-refundable deposit. After you make each and every choice, you will see the finished auto within a few months.
2. Rihanna’s Lamborghini: $750,000
It’s hard to keep up with the Chris Brown and Rihanna relationship as it has been on-again and off-again since he was restrained from her presence after found guilty for beating her. However, rumours have it that rapper Drake has confirmed his relationship with her in recent tabloids. Regardless of her relationship status, a year ago, Chris gave Rihanna his $750,000 Lamborghini as a gift of love and as far as we know, she is still driving it. Our hope is the power singer, Rihanna, doesn’t look back as she continues to take the world by storm in her red Lamborghini.
1. Beyonce Knowles’ 1959 Silver Cloud Rolls-Royce Convertible: $1 Million
One of the world’s most popular diva’s owns one of the most expensive vintage cars in the world. This car sports a light blue leather interior that matches the blue exterior and the navy blue convertible top creates the perfect accent. The Rolls has a 6.2L engine and can go from 0 to 60 mph in 10.9 seconds, which is amazing for a car of this size. Rumor has it the car was a gift from husband Jay Z for her 25th birthday, which was seven years ago. The family has been seen driving with the top down, while setting off for the Hamptons.