Celebrities and the paparazzi just don’t mix. Stars complain about the paparazzi constantly taking their photo wherever they go, but they knew that by being famous, they’d have to give up a lot of things, and one of them is their privacy.
It seems that the more famous you are, the more likely it is that the paparazzi will hunt you down. The people behind these gigantic cameras have a job to do too, and whether a celeb is having lunch with his/her mom or coming out of a gym all sweaty with no makeup on, you can almost guarantee that there will be cameras in their faces. The Kardashian family is the perfect example of stars that literally get no alone time, no matter where they are. The paparazzi love to follow Khloe Kardashian after her morning workout routines and love to snap Kylie or Kendall Jenner out having dinner, waiting to see who they’re holding hands with this time around.
However, there are plenty of celebrities who know how to perfectly hide from the paparazzi. The 15 stars on this list are some of the best in Hollywood, and they definitely seem to know how to navigate around the flashing lights and constant bombarding of personal questions. Let’s give it up for these 15 stars that can manage fame and keep their private lives…private.
15. Julia Roberts – Lives In New Mexico
Julia Roberts knows how to keep her life super private even though she’s been in some of Hollywood’s biggest films, including Erin Brockovich, Steel Magnolias, and Runaway Bride. Her part in Pretty Woman as Vivian Ward is one of the most iconic Hollywood roles, with the film selling over 42 million movie tickets in North America alone. Julia Roberts is a name everyone recognizes in the acting business. However, we rarely see her getting snapped by the paparazzi, and that’s probably because she doesn’t live in Los Angeles, New York, or any other big-named city. Roberts and her husband, camera man Danny Moder, have a home in Taos, New Mexico. She definitely made the right choice to not date or marry another Hollywood star. She also has three children with Moder—Hazel, Phinnaeus, and Henry.
14. Kate Winslet – Keeps Family Life Private
Kate Winslet is one of the most famous actresses in Hollywood, but you don’t see scandalous photos of her all over gossip magazines. Unlike the Kardashian clan, Winslet keeps her husband and her children from the public eye. You probably never even realized that the Titanic star is currently on her third marriage and that her husband’s name is literally Ned Rocknroll. Did you also know that she had her third child with him named Bear Blaze? We didn’t think so. We never see photos of these stars, and it’s not because they’re too boring but because the paparazzi can’t find them; and we don’t think they mind that one bit.
13. Emily Blunt – Hid Her Wedding To John Krasinski From Media
Emily Blunt starred in popular films like The Devil Wears Prada and more recently, the mystery thriller The Girl on the Train based on Paula Hawkins’ 2015 novel. Blunt has been pretty good at hiding both her relationship and her pregnancy from the paps. The star secretly dated The Office actor John Krasinski and got away with pulling off a rather quiet wedding in 2010 in Como, Italy. The stars also have two kids together named Hazel and Violet, and you couldn’t even tell Blunt was pregnant with her first daughter, Hazel, until she told the media she was already six months along. Blunt and Krasinski are always together during red carpet events, but that’s basically all you’ll get.
12. Daniel Craig And Rachel Weisz – Don’t Talk About Their Relationship
Daniel Craig is famously known for his role as James Bond in the 007 films. Rachel Weisz has been in a bunch of movies herself, including The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, and The Constant Gardener. The paparazzi would love to catch these two Hollywood stars together, running errands or going out to dinner, but they’ve come up empty. A lot of stars date one another, making it a great opportunity for paparazzi to snap a picture. But for these two, they have known how to keep their relationship under the radar. In fact, the couple married in a very small ceremony in 2011, with only four people in attendance. They also refuse to give up any information about their relationship when they are being interviewed. This A-list Hollywood couple is doing it right.
11. Matt Damon – Didn’t Marry Another Celebrity
Matt Damon is one of the highest grossing actors of all time and has starred in huge roles for films like The Departed, Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting, and The Martian. He has won a bunch of awards for his talent and is ranked by Forbes as one of the most bankable stars. It’s fair to say that Matt Damon is one of the most famous stars in the business, but he’s managed to keep the paparazzi out of his life. One good reason for this may be because he didn’t marry another famous celeb. In fact, Damon married a woman named Luciana Bozán Barroso, while filming a movie in Miami. Barroso was just a bartender when they met. The couple didn’t have an extravagant wedding like most celebs either; they got married in a private civil ceremony in 2005.
10. Natalie Portman – Keeps Quiet
Natalie Portman is one A-list actress with brains. Portman graduated from Harvard University and played in some of the best roles in Hollywood—The Black Swan, which won her an Oscar for Best Actress, and Jackie which got her nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe. Portman decided to test her ability behind the scenes of a film and directed her own movie called A Tale of Love and Darkness in 2015. You’ll see Portman all over the red carpet, but she keeps her life pretty private. When Portman and current husband, Benjamin Millepied‘s representatives were contacted to confirm the couple’s engagement, they made their staff keep quiet. The couple got married in a private ceremony and even moved to Paris. The paparazzi can’t get a hold of this famous couple.
9. Cate Blanchett – Has Never Had Scandalous Gossip About Her
There has never been one nasty rumor on a tabloid magazine about actress Cate Blanchett. That is probably because the paparazzi can’t find her, and she knows how to keep her life extremely private. Did you know that the Australian actress has been married to the same man since 1997? His name is Andrew Upton, and the couple has four children together. Her role as Katharine Hepburn in the Martin Scorsese film, The Aviator, brought her tons of fame, but it didn’t affect her private life one bit. She even scored the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in the film! It also helps that she resides in both Australia and England.
8. Adele – Lives in England With Husband And Family
The amount of hard work Adele has put into her music career is outstanding and certainly shows with the countless awards she has won. Adele’s albums have sold millions of copies, and her two albums–21 and 25–have become certified diamond in the United States. Adele is at the top of her game, and the paparazzi would be swarming all over her. However, they have a hard time getting any photographs of the star. Tabloids finally found out that Adele married charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki in 2017. She and Konecki never mentioned anything about being married until she slipped at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards when she called him her husband during her acceptance speech for Album of the Year. The two have a son together and are living in South East England. Maybe moving to a place other than the U.S. is the only way to get paparazzi away from you.
7. Daniel Day-Lewis – Retired From Acting For Good
Daniel Day-Lewis has won numerous awards for his acting skills. He is the only male actor in the business to win three Oscars for the lead actor category. The movies that scored him an Academy Award include My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood, and Lincoln. He has accomplished a lot as an actor in Hollywood, but he doesn’t let fame get in his head. We haven’t seen much of Daniel Day-Lewis except for red carpet nights. The paparazzi have not snapped too many photos of him, and maybe it’s because he just announced his retirement from acting this year. The star will probably be somewhere on an island where no one can find him, especially keeping the paparazzi far, far away.
6. Sandra Bullock – Kept Nasty Divorce Private
Sandra Bullock has matured greatly after her divorce from Jesse James. After dozens of women came forward and claimed that they had an affair with her husband, Bullock took the high road and remained distant and quiet about the matter. Unlike James, who issued a rather embarrassing public apology, Bullock was extremely mature about the situation and gave him the boot, filing for divorce in 2010. The former couple was going to adopt a son, but after the divorce, Bullock decided to adopt him anyway, becoming a single mom. She even adopted a second child in 2015. You go, girl! The actress has been able to stay away from the spotlight for some time since her nasty divorce and is busy raising her two children. With no scandalous news about the star, paparazzi have no need to get a hold of Bullock.
5. Amanda Bynes – Checked Into A Treatment Facility
Where do we begin with Amanda Bynes? When the star was having a public meltdown, getting micro-dermal implants in her cheeks and wearing ridiculous wigs, the paparazzi were all over her, literally watching her every move and taking photographs of her nonstop. She was all over gossip magazines and talked about on talk shows constantly. Five years later, Bynes has cleaned herself up and has been pretty hard to locate. The former Nickelodeon star received treatment for her mental illness and seems to be doing okay. Thanks to her family keeping quiet about her situation, the paparazzi have had trouble getting any snaps of her. Hopefully, we see Bynes healthy and ready to take on Hollywood once again.
4. Beyonce – Hides From Paparazzi, Sells Her Own Photos
Everyone in the entire world knows who Beyonce is. Paparazzi would do anything to get a shot of her with her beau Jay Z, and even her kids. Beyonce recently gave birth to twins, and we still have no idea what they look like! The singer and Jay Z have been very hush-hush about the birth of the twins (named Rumi Cater and Sir Carter), and it appears that they have a really good entourage keeping the paps away. Even before the twins arrived, Beyonce has always kept her private life, extremely private. The only photos we have really seen of the star and her family are photos she has released to magazines and other news outlets.
3. Diane Kruger – Doesn’t Talk To The Media About Her Personal Life
Actress and former model Diane Kruger has kept her personal life pretty quiet and has done an awesome job staying away from the paparazzi. She’s been in a few films and even dated actor Joshua Jackson for ten years before ending things in 2016. The media didn’t know a lot about their long relationship because the couple refused to discuss it, and the paparazzi couldn’t quite find them either. Today, we don’t hear much about the German-American beauty, and there hasn’t been a lot of gossip about her either. There are probably a lot of celebs that are jealous of her and how she’s able to stay out of the spotlight and live a normal life.
2. Ryan Reynolds – Stays Indoors
Ryan Reynolds is married to hottie Blake Lively, has two kids with her and has been in major films like Deadpool and Green Lantern. You would think it would be easy locating a star that is so popular in Hollywood and is married to another A-List star, but surprisingly, the paparazzi cannot find him. Reynolds keeps it low key and seems to spend most of his time on his social media accounts. He is an avid Twitter user and even cracks a few jokes online. You won’t see him much, now that he’s busy raising two young girls.
1. Kerry Washington – Got Hitched In Idaho
Scandal star Kerry Washington is a pro at hiding from the paparazzi. She married NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha on June 24th, 2013 and didn’t have her wedding at a location where paps would ever find her. Washington celebrated her nuptials in Idaho, and she was smart in doing so. The paparazzi would have never figured that one out! She is one Hollywood star that paparazzi can never get a photo of, and she knows exactly how to balance her work schedule with her private life! We commend you, Kerry!
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