Being a celebrity you always need to be on guard. You never know if someone is watching you. Paparazzi hiding in the bushes or the person behind you in line discreetly recording you on their iPhone. It's unfortunately the name of the fame game.
Getting an exclusive photograph of a particularly high profile celebrity can land the photographer a windfall of 6 or even 7 figures! The stakes are high to be the one to nab a picture of an A-lister engaging in scandalous or uncharacteristic behavior. Shock and awe sells. Being human, there have been celebrities caught completely off guard in very uncharacteristic behavior. The consequences can result in anything from divorce to a huge blow to their reputation and career. Without further ado, here are 15 of the most awkward pictures of celebrities caught off guard.
15 Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler looks as if he's been caught with his hands in the cookie jar! He was actually caught in a heavy PDA session with then-girlfriend, Morgan Brown. Gerard's hands found their way up Miss Brown's shirt.
14 Anne Hathaway
In 2014, Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman, were enjoying a nice, relaxing Hawaiian vacation when Anne had her brush with death. Anne underestimated the power of the ocean and went in about neck deep before a sudden riptide caught her and pulled her under the water. Anne started screaming for help.
13 Gisele Bundchen
The world's famous supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her assistant/sister were caught disguising themselves with burqas as they entered a plastic surgery clinic in Paris, France. Gisele was having work done on her boobs and eyes and went to the extraordinary lengths to conceal her identity. It might have worked if it weren't for her very American sandals (which are never worn with burqas), her purse, and her chauffeur.
12 Selena Gomez and Orlando Bloom
Selena Gomez and Orlando Bloom were caught enjoying a smoke break on a night out on the town. Interestingly enough, Selena's ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber, had supposedly hooked up with Orlando's ex-wife, the Victoria's Secret angel, Miranda Kerr.
11 Maria Shriver
Maria Shriver is part of the American political dynasty, the Kennedy clan, and is also the estranged wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Maria was caught doing something a majority of Americans probably wouldn't admit to doing but they probably have done it at some point in their life—picking their teeth with a card.
10 Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber was caught on vacation enjoying a little time in the hot tub when some sneaky photographer nabbed a 6-figure paycheck by getting a shot of Justin in the buff.
9 Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence is no stranger to doing whatever she wants, whenever she wants, but it was still a bit of a surprise when photographs emerged on vacation with a suspicious looking cigarette in her hand.
8 Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling
7 Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian without the 10 pounds of makeup on her face! She's almost unrecognizable! It's amazing the effect that contouring, highlighting, eyebrow grooming, false lashes, acne concealer, and self tanner can have on a girl.
6 Prince Harry
When the Party Prince hit up Las Vegas, the world knew about his every move. The poor lad couldn't get away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi, however, he wasn't exactly trying to keep a low profile. Prince Harry was living it up in Vegas. He was drinking, dancing up a storm, swimming, hanging out with gorgeous women, and even played the now-infamous strip billiards game.
5 Kate Hudson and Chris Martin
Kate Hudson has been in some seriously high profile relationships. From A-Rod to Lance Armstrong to Chris Martin. Chris Martin had famously 'uncoupled' from his wife Gwyneth Paltrow and he began dating Jennifer Lawrence and then Kate Hudson. Jennifer and Kate both share a very 'free' lifestyle and seem to be the opposite of Gwyneth, but perhaps that's what Chris is looking for.
4 Ryan Phillipe and Abbie Cornish
Cheaters beware! You will be caught! Then-married father of two, Ryan Phillipe was caught making out with someone that was not his beautiful, blonde wife, Reese Witherspoon.
3 LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian
Once upon a time, LeAnn Rimes was married to Dean Sheremet and Eddie Cibrian was married to Brandi Glanville. All seemed well until photographs were published showing Eddie and LeAnn out to dinner and getting pretty cozy. Eddie and LeAnn both came out and admitted their mistakes and then they filed for divorce from their respective spouses.
2 Katharine McPhee and Michael Morris
Katharine McPhee and Michael Morris were caught cheating on their spouses when these photographs were published. Michael's wife Mary McCormack, was able to forgive, but probably not forget. Katharine and her husband's marriage went down in flames. Katharine and Nick Cokas divorced, however, Michael chose to stay with his wife, Mary.
1 Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders
Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders definitely got caught in inappropriate and shocking circumstances. On July 17th, 2012, the Snow White and the Huntsman director and Edward Cullen's (Robert Pattinson) real-life lady love were caught getting touchy feely with each other in a sort of secluded but open to the public nature park.
Rupert Sanders was married to actress Liberty Ross and they had children together. Kristen was in a long-term relationship with her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson. What the h*ll were they thinking?! The pictures speak for themselves and there really was no denying the affair. Robert broke things off with Kristen and Liberty divorced her cheating husband.
Sources: tmz.com, popsugar.com, dailymail.co.uk
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