Celebrities live very curated lives. They hire publicists and stylists to make sure that they appear flawless at all times. Their fans may think that they have a good idea of who these celebs are but sometimes we get a behind-the-scenes look at their lives. These pics give us unexpected insight into who they are when the cameras aren’t rolling.
Despite the fact that our favorite stars work hard to create a certain image for themselves, the rise of social media has given us a new lens to see their daily lives. It can be refreshing to see that even rich and famous ladies have bad hair days or struggle while their kid throws a temper tantrum.
Other times the paparazzi snap a photo of our favorite Hollywood leading woman performing everyday tasks. From celebs who pump their own gas to stars who shop at bargain stores, many of these ladies are more down-to-earth than we know.
We can also catch a glimpse of who they are as mothers. A supermodel is quickly transformed into a soccer mom or an actress is spotted selling Girl Scout cookies in front of the grocery store. These ladies are just like us. Please enjoy this list of 20 behind-the-scene photos that completely change the way we see these celebs.
20 Jessica Simpson Isn't Always Glamorous
Jessica Simpson is pregnant with her third baby and shared a very real moment on IG. According to People, the singer revealed that her life was less than glamorous when a trip to the restroom went awry because she accidentally broke the toilet seat.
“Warning…Don’t lean back on the toilet when pregnant," Jessica captioned the photo alongside a pic of her holding up the now-broken seat cover. We love that Simpson likes to keep it real on social media. She’s shared many of her pregnancy struggles, from swollen ankles to bouts of acid reflux.
19 Jennifer Garner Sells Girl Scout Cookies
Jennifer Garner may be rich and famous but she proved that she's just like any other mom to young girls when she was spotted selling Girl Scout Cookies for her daughters, Seraphina and Violet. The actress posted a pic to IG of herself pushing the cookies to unsuspecting shoppers outside a Los Angeles grocery store.
According to People, Garner shared a snap of herself holding a homemade sign advertising the treats and captioned the photo, “Why yes, kind sir, we do have Thin Mints,” along with the hashtags “#tistheseason,” “#comeandgetem” and “#whodoesntloveagirlscout.
She also bought boxes to share with fans who didn’t have access to the cookies.
18 Charlize Theron Has Hard Parenting Days
Charlize Theron may appear like she has it all together but even famous actresses have hard parenting days. The paparazzi captured images of Theron struggling with her three-year-old son, Jackson, in a parking lot. The little guy threw an epic tantrum as the actress tried to corral him into a vehicle.
Ok Magazine came under fire for publishing the photos and labeling Theron a “Monster Mom” as the pics made it look like she was dragging her son across the parking lot. The truth is, she was just doing her best to de-escalate the situation. What mom hasn’t had to deal with their kid throwing a tantrum?
17 Chrissy Teigen Buys Junk Food
Chrissy Teigen may be a beautiful celeb but that doesn’t mean that she always makes healthy food choices. She posted this pic to IG of a trip she took to the grocery store with her daughter, Luna. We spy some junk food in her cart and we love her for it.
She wrote the caption, “I used to assume people who got photographed in grocery stores weren’t really buying stuff they like and were getting paid for something but turns out the paps actually come inside the grocery store and capture your most [personal] grocery cart items[,] this is a travesty #TOOINTIMATE #KEEPCARTSPRIVATE #SACREDSPACE”
16 Olivia Wilde Has Bad Hair Days
Olivie Wilde is one of the most down-to-earth celebrities and her IG is filled with hilarious posts about motherhood. She might come across as a total glamour puss but this pic she shared on social media shows that even celebs have bad hair days sometimes.
She captioned the hilarious snap, saying, "I call this hairstyle 'keep the kid alive.' Products you'll need: sweat, string cheese, diaper rash cream, chewed-up crayon, snot, and an enthusiastic spritz of panic."
Wilde proves time and time again that life gets messy no matter how famous you are.
15 Kristen Bell Does Her Own Laundry
We usually see Kristen Bell looking fab at red carpet events but you might be surprised to know that the actress actually does her own laundry. She and her husband, Dax Shepard, were called out on social media when they were featured in a commercial for a washing machine. The commenter questioned if Bell actually washed her own clothes.
Bell clapped back by posting a pic of herself holding a basket of clothes and wrote: “I’m working on a batch of dirtys as we speak.”
It’s so fun to see Bell and Shepard in a totally different light, knowing that they do laundry, just like the rest of us.
14 Beyoncé Shops At Walmart
Beyoncé thrilled fans when she popped up at Walmart in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. The singer was there to promote her latest album but managed to do a little bit of last minute Christmas shopping. She walked around the store and placed various items in her shopping cart.
According to Today, Beyoncé spoke over the loudspeaker and made an exciting announcement to the customers, saying, "Everyone in the store right now, the first $50 of your holiday gifts are on me. Merry, merry Christmas from Beyoncé."
Queen Bee dropped a cool $37,500 and made a lot of people very happy that day.
13 Sarah Michelle Gellar Likes To Bargain Shop
Sarah Michelle Gellar hasn’t let her success go to her head and is actually a very frugal shopper. She’s often spotted bargain shopping and has even admitted to clipping coupons to save money. She opened up to CNBC about an incident at a store when a fellow customer grew impatient and asked her why she was using coupons.
"I remember looking at her like, why should I pay more?" Gellar said. "Like, if there's a coupon there, I'm going to use it. Just because you're successful doesn't mean that you should be errant in your spending. I've never believed that."
12 Jessica Alba Donates Old Toys To Charity
Jessica Alba proved that she totally has a big heart. The actress was spotted by the paparazzi donating her kids' unused toys to Baby2Baby in Los Angeles. The actress opened up to People about the importance of teaching her kids to give back to those in need.
“I talk to Honor about not wasting and recycling. I talk to her about having so many things and that there are children out there who don’t have what she has,” Alba continued. “So when she is done playing with something or outgrows something it goes to a baby who doesn’t have it.”
11 Reese Witherspoon Pumps Her Own Gas
Reese Witherspoon may be an Oscar-winning actress but that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t do menial tasks. According to E! News, she admitted that she actually enjoys pumping her own gas. She sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling to play the “Do you?” game to see which one of them got their own coffee, walked their dogs, etc.
When Oprah realized that Reese pumps her own gas, Oprah admitted, “I gotta just say… I wouldn’t know what to do.”
Reese jokingly told her, “you would! It comes back to you! It’s like riding a bike.”
10 Kendall Jenner Eats Fast Food
Kendall Jenner is a runway model so you may be surprised to learn that she actually loves eating fast food. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star was spotted grabbing a bite at McDonald’s with a friend after the British Fashion Awards
According to the Inquistr, Kendall’s big sis, Khloe, wrote a post on her official website entitled 'KHLO-FIT: My Sisters' Diets Are Cray'. Kardashian wrote about Kendall, saying, "She loves burgers and pizza and goes to In-N-Out all the time. Kendall is my go-to girl on cheat day!"
It’s refreshing to know that someone as perfect as Kendall likes to indulge once in a while.
9 Heidi Klum Is A Soccer Mom
This photo is awesome on so many levels. We all see Heidi Klum as a supermodel but she’s totally a soccer mom. Photographers snapped this pic of Klum sitting on the sidelines of one of her kid’s soccer game. There’s no glitz and glamour in this photo.
We love seeing Klum is casual clothes, looking like any other mom. Not only that, but it’s also refreshing to see that even someone as famous as her multitasks sometimes. The model was spotted getting crafty during the game. She looks to be making a flower banner and we love her for it.
8 Anne Hathaway Breaks Out In Hives When She's Nervous
One might think that an award-winning actress like Anne Hathaway wouldn’t ever get nervous. Yet, she revealed that her nerves were so out of control before she was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she broke out in a rash.
According to ET Online, Hathaway posted a pic to IG proving that her pre-show jitters were out of control. "Proof that #ellendegeneres Nerves are real…" she captioned the pic that featured her pointing to a red and splotchy chest.
So, next time you think you might have a bad case of stage fright, take comfort in knowing that Anne Hathaway gets nervous too.
7 Shakira Does Her Own Pedicures
Shakira may be a worldwide pop sensation but that doesn’t mean that she’s too good to give herself a pedicure. The singer from Columbia shared a glimpse into her studio life when she posted a pic to IG in which she was giving herself a pedicure. She captioned the photo, “Studio pedicure. Shak”
It’s fun to see someone as famous as Shakira actually perform everyday tasks. We all know that she has more than enough money to hire someone to do her nails. By the looks of the supplies she has, it seems like she more than likely transforms her studio into a makeshift nail salon.
6 Lea Michele Enjoys Cooking
Lea Michele posted a pic on IG of herself having fun in the kitchen. The actress has a passion for cooking and looks in the zone with that huge grin on her face. According to Us Weekly, Michele talked about why her desire to have a cooking show wouldn’t be a good idea when she was a guest on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.
"I'm [from Italy] and we curse a lot when we talk. I just feel like it wouldn't last," she joked. "We'd have to be on cable because it would be like, 'This pasta is so bleeping good. I can't stop eating it.' That's what it would be like."
5 Katie Holmes Lends A Helping Hand
It’s always heart-warming to see a celeb who takes time out of their day to take care of others. Katie Holmes proved that she was a real-life hero when she came to the rescue of a fan who had been knocked to the ground outside a New York Fashion Week runway show, as reported by the Hollywood Life.
The actress was leaving the Ralph Lauren show when she spotted that an onlooker with pink crutches had been pushed to the ground by the crowd and photographers. Holmes stopped to lend that lady a hand and made sure that she was okay.
4 Jessica Biel Plays Golf
Who knew that Jessica Biel was an avid golfer? The actress is often spotted playing a few rounds on the green with her husband, Justin Timberlake. Both celebs have a love for the game and have been snapped on many golf dates together.
According to OK Magazine, the famous couple even plays with other celebrities, like George Lopez, who said, “You know, I have to say that Jessica had the most potential to be a good golfer. Justin Timberlake, who let me listen to his double-jointed shoulder pop — not exciting for a young guy — he has a great game.”
3 Carrie Underwood Does Her Own Hair On Tour
Carrie Underwood may be a superstar but that doesn’t mean that she’s too good to do her own hair. The singer posted a pic on IG showing her son sitting in her lap as she curled her locks, prepping for a concert on her Storyteller Tour. Underwood proved that she has no problem taking matters into her own hands.
She captioned the pic, “He doesn’t care that Mommy had to get ready for a show … All he knows is that he woke up cranky from his nap and needed a cuddle. And I was more than happy to comply. #multitasking #momlife #roadlife #thestorytellertour.”
2 Lady Gaga Likes Crossword Puzzles
We all know that Lady Gaga is larger than life. She’s super talented in both her singing and acting careers. It may seem like a person who has reached her level of success would lead an exciting life full of glamour and intrigue. The truth is, she’s a normal person just like the rest of us who enjoys the simple things in life.
For example, this pic of Gaga posing behind a newspaper crossword puzzle with her ex, Taylor Kinney, proves that she can find joy in something as common as working a crossword puzzle. We love that she has beauty and brains!
1 Kourtney Kardashian Co-Sleeps With Her Children
Reality star Kourtney Kardashian practices attachment style parenting with her kiddos. She shared her passion for co-sleeping when she posted a sweet throwback pic on IG. The mother and son duo can be seen snoozing and cuddling.
Kourtney captioned the photo: “I found this picture of me sleeping with my first little angel baby, Monsieur Mason Dash. This is what life is all about.”
It’s lovely to see a celeb mom in such a personal moment with her baby. We all know that she employs nannies to watch her little ones, so it’s nice to see her be so hands-on.
Sources: OK Magazine, Hollywood Life, US Weekly, Inquistr, ET Online