We have come to recognize and honor celebrities for the contributions they make in the entertainment industry. But many famous people also have lives away from the cameras and the paparazzi lenses. These celebrities are living secret double lives that many would be shocked to discover.
We love learning about the hidden talents and secret lives of some of our favorite stars. It really makes us look at them in a new light, and we can appreciate the fact that they are multi-dimensional and well-rounded away from the glitz and the glamour of Hollywood.
Actor James Franco is one celebrity who takes his education so seriously, he has made it his mission to teach and instruct students at various universities. He has taught film classes at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television; and he even taught an eight-part film class to students at his alma mater, Palo Alto High School in California. The actor has also taught classes at New York University and the University of Southern California.
Furthering their education is something that many celebrities make a priority in their lives. On television, Mayim Bialik plays the nerdy Amy Farrah Fowler on “The Big Bang Theory,” but when the cameras turn off, she is very much involved in her secret double life as an actual neuroscientist. Mayim received her Ph.D in neuroscience from UCLA, and she has created neuroscience curriculum for homeschooled middle-schoolers.
While educating the youth is a common double life for many celebrities, other famous people have engrossed their secret lives with all things related to art and fashion. Serena Williams and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are three celebrities who have found success in the fashion industry. When Serena isn’t dominating her opponents on the tennis court, she is designing sporty pieces for her HSN collection of clothing. And Mary-Kate and Ashley have found success in their luxury fashion brand The Row, as well as it’s sister label, Elizabeth & James.
Sometimes celebrities’ hidden double lives are full of vices and troubling behavior. Jimmy Fallon is one famous person who has been at the center of gossip magazines ever since it was revealed that he may be suffering from alcohol addiction. He has been in the middle of a bar brawl in New York, and was spotted buying vodka shots for patrons in a bar late one night. His drinking has also been cited as the reason why he nearly lost a finger after tripping on a rug at his home, and he even injured his other hand after falling down at an awards ceremony. He was holding a bottle of Jägermeister at the time, and when he fell to the floor, the bottle broke and shards of glass cut his fingers. NBC execs have come to his defense and denied that he is struggling with a drinking problem.
Which of these celebrities’ double lives were you the most shocked to discover?