Celebrities are often viewed as larger than life personalities. Some celebrities are adored and loved by their fans. They have millions of followers on Twitter and Instagram. They are usually considered trendsetters and are ahead of the curve when it comes to fashion and jewelry. Fans copy their style and put them on a pedestal. Fans often wonder what their favorite celebrity is really like. On the surface, it appears that normal people and celebrities have little in common. Celebrities are the center of media attention and spend their days working on a movie, music, fashion or writing. We sometimes hope that we’ll be best friends with our favorite actor or musician. There have been several examples of times when celebrities showed that they have a lot in common with us. They can be real and honest in a way that is relatable and similar to how their fans live. They have the same insecurities, responsibilities and dreams in life just like a normal person working a 9 to 5 job. However, several celebs have also shown that they truly have nothing in common with us. They have spent money on items their fans could only dream of. At times it can very difficult to relate to them.
There have been times when the world’s most famous celebrities have proven to be very down to earth and just like us. They have fun like us and they struggle in life just like us. Also, some of the most talked about celebs have proved they live in a world all their own and have very little in common with us. Here is a look at 8 Times Celebrities Proved They’re Just Like Us and 8 Times They Proved They’re Not.
16) J-Lo’s Dogs Day At The Spa (Not Like Us)
Most people would love the chance to spend the day at the spa. However, not only is Jennifer Lopez nothing like us, her dogs have nothing in common with us either. Turns out her dogs have a pretty sweet life getting pampered and spoiled. Jennifer Lopez is a singer and actress. She has released several memorable albums, such as On the 6, J. Lo and Rebirth. She has starred in a number of films, including Selena, Out of Sight and Maid in Manhattan. J-Lo and her dogs display that they’re nothing like us and in a class all of their own. J-Lo’s dogs, Bear and Rocky, enjoyed a relaxing and fun day at a high-end doggie spa in the Hamptons. It cost $350 for each dog and included hot-oil treatments, pedicures, teeth cleanings, massages, baths and blow drys. J-Lo’s dogs live a classy life that most of us could only dream of.
15) John Boyega Spends The Day At Church With His Mom (Like Us)
As some boys enter their teenage years, they might start to think that hanging out with their mom might be a little uncool. However, as they get older they will often go out of their way to spend as much time as possible with the woman that gave them life. Like a good boy, John Boyega knows he has to shower his mother with love and attention especially on Mother’s Day. John Boyega is best known for playing the role of Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He will reprise his role as Finn in Star Wars Episode VII and XI. He’s also appeared in the films Imperial Dreams and Half of a Yellow Sun. He also appeared in the TV series 24: Live Another Day. He has shown that he is just like us and will do what his mother tells him and will spend time with her. On Mother’s Day he proudly posted a selfie of him and his mother. They spent the whole day at church before heading home where John had a chorus waiting for him.
14) Beyoncé Spent $10,000 On An Airbnb Per Night (Not Like Us)
Beyoncé is one of the few artists that can both do something that is like us and things that are nothing like us. Beyoncé has had a tremendous career that has lasted for over 19 years. She has sold over 100 million records as a solo artist and over 60 million with Destiny’s Child. She has released several critically acclaimed tracks, such as “Crazy in Love”, “Déjà vu” and “Single Ladies”. She’s also moved into a film career and has appeared in a number of films, including Austin Powers In Goldmember, The Pink Panther and Dreamgirls. She is a multi-millionaire. She has often been featured on the Forbes ‘Celebrity 100 List’ and topped the list in 2014. When a normal person goes on vacation they keep how much they spend in mind. Nobody wants to come back from a vacation having spent thousands of dollars. Turns out that Beyoncé doesn’t really need to worry about that. She appeared at Super Bowl 50 and wanted the best accommodations possible. This wasn’t an official vacation as she was working but it certainly sounds like a vacation. She paid $10,000 a night for an Airbnb that was located 30 minutes from the stadium. It sat on 11 acres and included five bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.
13) Mindy Kaling Needs Two Pieces Of Cake (Like Us)
When it’s a normal person’s birthday, they get to be the center of attention and are treated like rock stars. It’s just for one day out of the whole year but it’s fun to feel like the most important person on the most important day. People can become very demanding on their birthday and that’s perfectly fine. Mindy Kaling proves that she too can be demanding on her birthday. Mindy Kaling first gained attention for her role as Kelly Kapoor on the hit sitcom The Office. She currently stars in The Mindy Project, a series that she created and writes for. She has appeared in several other films, including The 40 Year Old Virgin, This is the End and Inside Out. Mindy likes to celebrate her birthday just like the rest of us do, with cake. Honestly though one cake is never enough. On her birthday she enjoyed two slices from two different cakes.
12) Chris Brown Is A Terrible Neighbour (Not Like Us)
For the most part, a non-celebrity knows they have to be a kind and respectful neighbour. No late night parties or driving around like a maniac. Unfortunately for Chris Brown’s neighbourhood he’s not a non-celebrity. As it turns out, he can be a bit of a disturbance to his neighbours. Chris Brown has released several albums, including Chris Brown, Exclusive and Graffiti. Turns out that Chris Brown is a pretty awful person to live by. Many of his neighbours are also celebrities and none of them like living near him. Apparently, he once took his ATV out and drove around the area annoying everyone. It appears that because of his fame Chris Brown is able to get away with more than a normal person would get away with. It got so bad that several of his famous neighbours really want him to move out. One of his neighbours, LA Laker Nick Young, posted a video where he stated, “Chris Brown, you gotta move. Go on get away from here.”
11) Chris Pratt Hearts BJ (Like Us)
No matter how old we get or how mature we become, there is nothing like a good dirty joke. We’ve all been there; seeing something very normal but in our twisted little minds become nothing but a dirty joke. Chris Pratt proves that he is just like us, especially when he sees a hilarious t-shirt. Chris Pratt first rose to fame with his roles as Bright Abbott in Everwood and his breakout performance as Andy Dwyer in sitcom Parks and Recreation. He’s also appeared in several films, such as Moneyball, The Lego Movie, Jurassic Park and Guardians of the Galaxy. Pratt is known for his sense of humor and down to earth attitude. While visiting Beijing Pratt discovered a t-shirt that triggered his dirty mind but to be fair it would trigger anyone’s dirty mind. The t-shirt was similar to the “I Heart NY” t-shirts that include a heart. However, this t-shirt read “I Heart BJ”, clearly referring to Beijing but that’s not what anyone’s first thought was. Pratt proudly posted a selfie to Instagram of him posing next to the t-shirt.
10) Princess Charlotte Already Has A Lipstick Named After Her (Not Like Us)
Not many of us can say we have a product named after us. Well, not only does Princess Charlotte have a product named after her, she accomplished this feat before she turned one year old. Princess Charlotte is the youngest daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton. She was born on May 2, 2015 and is just about to turn two in 2017. She is the great granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth and after her grandfather, father and brother is the fourth in line to succeed the Queen. It probably comes as no surprise that Princess Charlotte has very little in common with us commoners. Even as a little baby she is less like a regular person. Before she was one year old she had a lipstick shade named after her. Marc Jacobs released a bright pink hue known as “Charlotte”. The way things are headed now it should be no surprise if she releases a fragrance line before she turns 5.
9) Beyoncé Gets Her Hair Caught in A Fan (Like Us)
In 2013 during a concert, the gorgeous and stunning Beyoncé had a run in with her number one “fan”. Beyoncé seems like the perfect human being; she’s talented, smart and gorgeous. However, Beyoncé proves that she might be near perfect but she is human just like us all. Even a superstar like her can get caught in an embarrassing moment. Beyoncé first gained recognition as a member of the popular girl-group, Destiny’s Child. Later, she focused on a solo career and is one of the best selling artist of all time. She has released several critically and commercially acclaimed albums, including Dangerously In Love, B’Day, I Am… Sasha Fierce, 4, Beyoncé and Lemonade. We’ve all experienced that moment of painful embarrassment that we relive in our minds over and over. Perhaps, we should all take a lesson from Beyoncé. In 2013 during a concert in Montreal, Beyoncé’s hair became entangled in a fan in the middle of a song. The experienced veteran continued to sing as crew members scrambled to get her hair out. After a few minutes, she was cut out and went on with her performance like nothing ever happened.
8) Drake Sends Gifts To Taylor Swift’s Cats (Not Like Us)
Drake, Taylor Swift and her cats seem to have very little in common with us normal folks. The Grammy award winning Drake has released several memorable albums, such as Thank Me Later, Take Care, Nothing Was The Same and Views. Taylor Swift is one of the best selling solo female artists. She has released several albums, including Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now, Red and 1989. She has won 10 Grammy Awards, 8 Academy of Country Music Award and an Emmy. It’s always nice to receive presents from a friend but is even cooler to receive presents from a famous friend. Most normal people would love to get presents from someone like Drake but only celebrities get that benefit. However, in this case the presents were not for Taylor Swift but actually for her cats. Apparently, Drake sent a ton of gifts to Taylor’s home for her cats, Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey. Turns out that Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey are not like us normal people because they’re friends with Drake.
7) Prince William Can’t Hold It In Anymore (Like Us)
They say that when nature calls you must answer, even if you’re the future King of England. Prince William is the eldest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. He’s the grandson of Queen Elizabeth and after his father, is second in line to become King. In 2011, he married Kate Middelton and together they have two children. He’s served in the Military and was trained in helicopter-flying. For a while he served with the RAF Search and Rescue Force. One would assume that someone with the title Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus would have very little in common with normal people or commoners as we assume the future King would say. However, even the future King of England knows that when you have to go – you have to go. During a polo match, William suddenly felt the urge to go number 1, however there was no throne nearby for him to relieve himself. So, he went over by a fence and went. He must have felt like one of us for a short while because it seems he forgot about the photographers. He was photographed with his royal staff out hanging out as he went number 1.
6) Rick Ross Served His House Arrest In A Mansion (Not Like Us)
When one thinks of house arrest we assume it’s a solitary and awful punishment. It’s not as bad as serving time in a prison but still it is house arrest. House arrest means that a criminal is serving their prison sentence at home. For most people, house arrest means being alone, bored and losing one’s mind. They can’t leave the house for anything, not even a short walk. It’s supposed to be a punishment but if you’re nothing like us then it’s probably a different experience. Rick Ross proved that house arrest could be fun when you’re rich. Rick Ross is best known for the hit single, “Hustlin”. He has released several albums, such as Deeper Than Rap, Teflon Don and Black Market. During his house arrest Ross served hard time in a 109-room mansion. It cost a whopping $5.8 million and includes a home theater, bowling alley and a large swimming pool. People not under house arrest would probably never voluntarily leave a house that awesome.
5) Jennifer Lawrence Falls A Lot (Like Us)
When describing Jennifer Lawrence the phrases, “talented actress”, “absolutely beautiful” and “she falls a lot” are often used. Nobody ever enjoys falling especially if it’s a spectacular and public tumble. However, only Jennifer Lawrence could fall with poise and grace like she does. Jennifer Lawrence is best known for portraying Katniss Everdeen in the Huger Games series and Mystique in the X-Men franchise. She has starred in several other films, such as, Winter’s Bone, American Hustle and Joy. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook. Many of her fans and the media feel that Lawrence is a down to earth and relatable person. She’s been dubbed “America’s Sweetheart” and is known for her quirky personality. However, she is perhaps best known and remembered for the several times she has fallen. Somehow when she falls she falls in the most public way possible. She first fell at the 2013 Oscars as she was on her way to receive her award for Best Actress. She tripped going up the steps towards the podium. She followed that up a year later when she tripped over her own dress on the Red Carpet. She’s most recently fell on the red carpet for X-Men Apocalypse. She’s fallen so many times that she should get an Oscar for it.
4) Kanye West And His Demands (Not Like Us)
Obviously, nobody is surprised that Kanye West has very little in common with us. Kanye is one of the most controversial celebrities today. He’s also one of the best selling solo artists and has released several critically acclaimed albums, such as The College Dropout, 808s & Heartbreak, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Yeezus. His marriage to Kim Kardashian has brought even more attention his way. There is a lot that Kanye does that shows he’s not like us at all. At one point, Kanye and Kim were renovating their home and spent $20,000 on faucets alone. He also has many wild demands while on tour that a normal person couldn’t even dream of making. He demands a personal chef and all-white décor in his dressing room. He also needs 13 bottles of the most expensive liquor, including three bottles of Hennessy at a cost of $1,000 each. He also demands that Versace towels be shipped in and cut into smaller pieces for him to wipe the sweat off of his forehead.
3) Adele At The Gym (Like Us)
There are a lot of benefits that come with working out at the gym. It’s great for health and self-esteem. However, for most people going to the gym can be painful but what’s harder is picking yourself up and going back. Some people hate the gym and some love it, but probably hate it during the workout. Turns out that we have a lot more in common with Adele than one might assume. Adele is one of the best-selling artists in the world. She has released several critically and commercially acclaimed albums, such as 19, 21 and 25. She has won several awards, including 10 Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and Academy Award. She holds several Guinness Book of World Records and Time magazine listed her on their Most Influential List. However, this musical icon is down to earth and struggles with all the same issues normal people do. She forces herself to the gym and doesn’t seem to enjoy it all that much but she keeps going back. In 2016, she posted a picture of her working hard at the gym. She makes a face that any person who has ever gone to the gym makes on a regular basis.
2) Mariah Carey’s Dogs Fly First Class (Not Like Us)
Most people dream of the day they can fly first class. Most normal people just fly coach. Mariah Carey proves that she has very little in common with us regular folks. Mariah Carey is the third best selling solo female artist. She has won 5 Grammy Awards and 14 Billboard Music Awards. She has released several memorable albums, such as Mariah Carey, Butterfly, Rainbow and The Emancipation of Mimi. She’s also appeared in a few films, including WiseGirls, Precious and The Butler. Mariah Carey seems to be nothing like us and her dogs seem to have even less in common with us. In fact, her dogs appear to have a much better life than most normal people. Mariah once paid $2,000 a piece for her two Jack Russell terriers to fly first class from Aspen, Colorado to LA. Turns out that her dogs, Cha Cha and Jill E. Beans don’t get along so well, so they have to be kept separate. Mariah wasn’t on the flight and it was a sweet first class flight just for her two dogs.
1) Keanu Reeves Rides The Subway And Gives Up His Seat (Like Us)
Some celebrities are known for spending millions of dollars on a garage full of cars. Well, not all celebs feel the need to ride around in an Escalade, limo or helicopter. Keanu Reeves takes a much more simple approach to travelling. Keanu Reeves has been a dominant force in Hollywood for nearly three decades. He is best known for his role as Ted Logan in the Bill and Ted franchise and as Neo in the Matrix franchise. He has also appeared in several other films, such as, Point Break, Speed and John Wick. Keanu has proven that he can be down to earth and normal like the rest of us. He was once seen riding around on the subway. The subway was full of people that certainly recognized him. He just kept his head down and rode the subway. However, he went one step further in proving he’s the perfect gentleman and just like us when he gave up his seat for a woman that was standing near by him. Keanu didn’t do this for attention, as he was clearly unaware that he was being video taped.