Whenever we hear about celebrities breaking up or divorcing, we’re curious to know why. There are always rumours but we never truly know the real reasons. Did Britney Spears actually cheat on Justin Timberlake? Was Michael Fassbender actually abusive? Is Taylor Swift an awful girlfriend? The one thing celebs are usually private about is their relationships so we very rarely get the answers, and we can only glean what really happened in the relationship through what they say – or don’t say.
Likewise, we’re also curious when celebs get together, especially when they’re an odd or unexpected couple. What initially attracted Angelina to Brad? What do Beyonce and Jay Z talk about? Is Jennifer Lawrence an awesome girlfriend? Again, unless celebs specifically tell us, we don’t often find out the answers to these questions.
We can never really know a celeb’s true personality. They have PR teams planning their every move, and they could have various personas they adopt in various situations. We can only get an idea of a celeb’s personality through their interviews – although interviews can be scripted, through their social media accounts – if they actually control their accounts themselves, through what other celebs say about them, and through what regular people who have met them say about them. So, finding out things like which celebs are fun to hang out with, which celebs are super chilled out, which celebs are awesome girlfriends, or which celebs are awful girlfriends is tricky.
However, here are 8 female celebs who, judging by what we know (or think we know) about their personalities, seem like they would be pretty awesome girlfriends – and 7 female celebs who would be awful girlfriends.
15. Scarlett Johansson – Awesome
Scarlett Johansson is hot, there’s no denying that. She’s been named Esquire magazine’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ twice, once in 2006 and then in 2013, and is the only woman who has been chosen twice. She’s always on lists featuring sexiest women and Woody Allen once described her as ‘sexually overwhelming’, which, although a seriously creepy statement, lets us know just how hot she is. With her husky voice and hourglass shaped body, she’s a nice change from the usual valley girl voice, stick thin Hollywood aesthetic.
But being hot is not the only reason why Scarlett Johansson would make an awesome girlfriend. She’s an excellent actress, she’s intelligent and cares about social and political issues, and she seems like a very easy-going person. Plus, she can sing, too. Imagine you’re both just chilling on the couch and she starts singing in that husky voice of hers. Sounds pretty awesome to me.
14. Nicki Minaj – Awful
Nicki Minaj just seems like, well, not a very nice person. She would definitely be the resident Mean Girl in a high school setting. She was caught rolling her eyes as she walked off stage after collecting her award for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist at the AMAs in 2015, and she was criticised by her own fans for appearing to make fun of a mentally ill homeless person. These are just two examples out of many where Nicki has been mean or rude.
We can’t even blame Nicki’s success and fame for her attitude because, long before she was on our radar, she was fired from her waitressing job at Red Lobster for being rude to customers. She said that she had been fired from ‘at least fifteen jobs’ for similar reasons! She’s also had numerous beefs with other celebs, including Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift and Remy Ma. Nicki would definitely be the type of girlfriend you’d constantly be fighting with, and, even though she’s smoking hot, it’s just not worth the headache.
13. Kat Dennings – Awesome
For some reason, I believe that Kat Dennings’ character in 2 Broke Girls is not too far off from her true personality, and if my assumptions are correct, then she would definitely make an awesome girlfriend. I mean, who doesn’t want a girlfriend who can tell more dirty jokes than you can, is upfront and unapologetic about her sexuality, and is also witty with sarcastic humour?
Kat Dennings said that when she first started out in Hollywood she was told she wasn’t ‘pretty enough’ and was basically told to change her entire look in order to succeed. She didn’t listen though, and we’re glad she didn’t, because with her thick, dark shiny hair, full pink lips and porcelain smooth, pale skin (not to mention her nice rack), Kat is far from ‘not pretty enough’. She’s definitely unconventional by Hollywood’s standards but then again, 95% of the world are unconventional by Hollywood standards.
12. Lea Michele – Awful
Lea Michele has been seen acting like a diva on numerous occasions. She’s often cold towards her fans, refusing to even acknowledge fans as they sang ‘Happy Birthday’ for her on the red carpet at the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2010. She has even said that she “came from a theatre world where the word ‘diva’ was awesome”, and that’s fine and all, but Lea’s level of fame doesn’t really warrant her horrible attitude. I mean, we can accept someone like Mariah Carey’s diva antics because she is a living legend, but what is Lea famous for again? Oh yeah, Glee. Which ended in 2015…
Lea just seems like she would be a pain in the butt as a girlfriend. She’d be cold and aloof while also expecting you to treat her like royalty. Maybe if she was prettier she could get away with that (yeah, I said it!) but as it stands… No, thank you.
11. Jennifer Lawrence – Awesome
Jennifer Lawrence just seems really down to earth. She’s has a witty, self-deprecating humour, she’s kind of goofy, in an endearing way – we all remember her tripping on the stairs as she went to collect her Best Actress Oscar, oh, only one of the biggest awards in an actress’s career. She doesn’t seem to take herself too seriously or let her fame get to her head and that’s always refreshing to see in a celebrity. Plus, of course, she’s super cute with a hot body (and we know she likes sending nude pics of said hot body).
JLaw would make a great girlfriend. She’s chilled out, funny, someone who’d be fun to hang out with, goofy, is probably not averse to a dirty joke or two, but at the same time, she works with several charities, she’s a great actress who is clearly serious about her craft, and she’s sexy. What more could you want?
10. Taylor Swift – Awful
Taylor is gorgeous, no doubt, and she’s also very talented and successful. She’s never short of men in her life so there’s definitely something about her, something very alluring. However, the men in her life never seem to stick around for long and then she writes some not-so-nice lyrics about them. Coincidence? I think not!
What are the odds that nearly every guy Taylor gets with wrongs her in some way? Why is it that nearly every relationship Taylor has doesn’t last too long? She always acts like she is the victim but who is the common denominator? That’s right, Taylor. Now, I’m not saying that none of the guys she has been with were jerks – Jake Gyllenhaal broke up with her through text for goodness sake, but there must be a reason why she can’t keep a relationship. Plus, her constant relationship seeking makes me think she could be a needy girlfriend. And who wants a needy girlfriend?
9. Rihanna – Awesome
Rihanna always gives off an air of cool, no matter what she’s doing. She doesn’t even have to try – it’s just effortless. She can also throw on anything and look amazing in it, often starting fashion trends. She seems like she’d be the type of girlfriend you could chill out (and smoke) with, but also the type of girlfriend you could go out and party with, and she’d look just as sexy wearing your baggy t-shirt and sweatpants as she would be wearing a figure hugging dress. Plus, with her exotic beauty and sexy Bajan accent it would be difficult to get bored of her.
Rihanna has a heart of gold, especially when it comes to her fans. She’s also very loyal, humble, and is close to her family and friends. There are countless times she’s shown appreciation for her fans, like the time she sent pizzas out to fans who had been waiting for hours in the rain to get into her concert. She has remained friends with her childhood friends from Barbados, and she often takes them with her while she’s travelling the world. If she’s that nice towards fans and friends, imagine how awesome she would be as a girlfriend!
8. Katherine Heigl – Awful
We don’t hear too much about Katherine Heigl nowadays. There was a time when she was often in lists featuring the sexiest women, and she was constantly starring in TV shows and movies. So, what happened? Well, Katherine happened. She made numerous negative comments about projects she worked on, like the comments she made about Grey’s Anatomy in 2009, where she said that she felt the material her character had been given during that season of the show didn’t warrant an Emmy nomination. She also said she didn’t enjoy her successful film, Knocked Up, which led to her being called ‘ungrateful’ and a ‘traitor’ in the media. She continued to get work but her popularity decreased significantly.
7. Emilia Clarke – Awesome
While Emilia Clarke is no doubt hot as the platinum blonde, Daenerys Targaryen, if her real personality was similar to the character we’d probably get bored of her quickly. Daenerys is too serious and way too focused on her dragons and conquering the seven kingdoms to be an awesome girlfriend. Fortunately, Emilia is very different from her popular Game of Thrones character. She’s a cute brunette with a very expressive face, a huge smile, and none of the serious determination Daenerys is known for.
Emilia is a funny, down to earth Brit who likes to have fun and doesn’t take herself too seriously. She’s also really close to her parents, sometimes even bringing her mum with her to events, which is just really sweet. I mean, who doesn’t want a girl who has a great relationship with her parents? Emilia is definitely the type of girlfriend you’d be happy to introduce to your parents.
6. Ariana Grande – Awful
Her start on Nickelodeon and her cute, innocent appearance can make you think she’s a sweet person, but Ariana Grande is another celebrity who is rumoured to have a nasty attitude. It’s not surprising that she is friends with Nicki Minaj. There have been many reports of her being rude to fans, with a fan saying Ariana made her cry during a meet-and-greet where she rushed the meeting and then left without saying goodbye. Ariana always responds to these allegations with explanations of what really happened or by simply dismissing them as ‘ridiculous, untrue things’, however, there have been far too many reports of this type of behaviour for every rumour to be untrue.
Ariana also took a very intimate looking pic of Justin Bieber kissing her on the cheek while she was still dating Jai Brooks. After they broke up, Jai Brooks released a statement on Twitter claiming Ariana cheated on him. Now, we don’t know if any of these rumours about her are true but you know what they say: there’s no smoke without fire! As a girlfriend, Ariana would have way too much drama going on.
5. Margot Robbie – Awesome
Margot Robbie is one of Hollywood’s It Girls at the moment. The gorgeous Aussie definitely caught our attention in The Wolf of Wall Street in that scene (you know which scene I’m talking about) and has kept that attention through her performances in films like The Legend of Tarzan and Suicide Squad, where her portrayal of Harley Quinn was definitely one of the best parts of the film.
Despite this, Margot is a really chilled out woman with a great sense of humour. She’s very sociable and friendly and has said that she likes having roommates because she likes a lot of noise around her and hates when her home is too quiet. She has also tattooed over fifty people and has taken a photo with Prince Charles in a photo booth! Margot seems like the type of girlfriend who would always be up for having fun and socialising. You’d never get bored with her!
4. Anne Hathaway – Awful
A lot of the female celebs who would be awesome girlfriends have something in common: they are humble and down to earth, and a lot of the female celebs who would be awful girlfriends have the opposite personality traits. Anne Hathaway is no exception. The thing that makes Anne slightly worse is that she tries to portray the image of being a down to earth, humble person. At least people like Nicki Minaj and Lea Michele don’t hide it.
This perceived fake niceness is possibly what makes Anne Hathaway one of the most unpopular celebs, and she shouldn’t be because she’s pretty, she’s a talented actress, earning a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Les Miserables, and, technically, she hasn’t really done anything wrong. She’d make an awful girlfriend, though, because you would never really know what she’s thinking. She seems like the type to smile and tell you she’s ‘fine’, while secretly spitting in your coffee and cleaning the toilet with your toothbrush.
3. Kendall Jenner – Awesome
Kendall Jenner is the only likeable Kardashian/Jenner sister. Unlike her sisters, Kim, Khloe and Kylie, she has stayed away from the lures of excessive cosmetic surgery, and because of this she is a stunning natural beauty. Kendall is also the only one of the Kardashians who, well, has an actual career. She has made a name for herself in the modelling world, walking the runways during the New York, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks, and being a model for designer brands like Chanel and Givenchy. OK, let’s be honest, it’s likely she got into modelling because of her (in)famous family but she has since proven that she does genuinely have what it takes.
We don’t hear too much about Kendall besides her modelling, which is a great thing. When we know every single thing about her family and we are constantly bombarded with photos of them doing nothing, Kendall is a breath of fresh air. She’d make a great girlfriend, but unfortunately, you’d have to put up with her family.
2. Kim Kardashian – Awful
Kim Kardashian can be blamed for unleashing her annoying, attention hungry family on us, because it was her infamous sex tape that brought her and the Kardashians/Jenners to our attention. Most of her relationships before Kanye didn’t last long and it’s not surprising. The reason Kanye has managed to stick around for this length of time is because he’s just as attention hungry and narcissistic as she is.
Kim would make an awful girlfriend because she’d probably want to broadcast every part of your relationship to her social media followers. Rumours are that she was involved in leaking her sex tape so you’d need to make sure there are no cameras rolling in the bedroom! You would never be able to just chill out and relax with her. Plus, with all her nude or partially nude photos out there, not to mention the sex tape, you wouldn’t be the only person to see her naked, and who wants a girlfriend the whole world has seen naked?
1. Rachel McAdams – Awesome
Rachel McAdams is probably the queen of playing awesome girlfriends, often starring in romcoms like The Vow, and, of course, The Notebook. And, OK, we know that these are only roles she’s playing but something tells me that the sweet, girl next door quality Rachel manages to bring to every role she plays is actually a part of her real personality. She’s also a very pretty lady and hasn’t seemed to age much since she played high school Queen Bee, Regina George, at 25 years old.
Rachel seems to keep under the radar and doesn’t seem thirsty for attention even though she is a great actress. She said that she never really wanted to be a big movie star, and that she didn’t want to act outside of Canada. She even took a break from acting in 2006. Rachel would make an awesome girlfriend because she’s relatable, sweet and, well, very normal. We need more normal in Hollywood.