If there’s one thing we all have a love/leave relationship with it’s celebrities giving us too much information, or “TMI.” TMI is a phrase that classifies anything that makes us think, “Hey, I didn’t need to know that.”
We’ve noticed that too much information often comes out in interviews with certain celebs, as well as on their social media feeds. It’s not necessarily that they don’t know what they’re doing. Everyone knows when a private life line has been crossed. But, to some of them, that’s all part of the fun!
Being a celebrity means those private life and public persona lines blur a little. That’s how we end up with some of these gems.
We’ve gone through endless records of interviews and posts in order to deliver the 20 best times celebrities gave us too much information. Whether it’s about their sweaty habits or their baby bellies (and below), these celebs truly held nothing back. Do they regret it? Time will tell for some of them, but others are absolutely standing by what they said.
Even if we don’t agree that sharing is caring for some of them, we still have to applaud their openness and vulnerability in the face of criticism, right?
20 Lindsay Lohan Is The TMI Standard
It’s an age-old story: Lindsay Lohan was a child star, famous for a variety of contemporary classic films like Mean Girls and Freaky Friday when she went off the rails and took to social media to reveal more than we would ever want to know. We have to mention her as the reigning master of TMI.
Without her, Britney, and Paris, what kind of privacy would celebrities still have today? The three of them paved the way for paparazzi capturing private moments and posting a little too much of their personal lives publicly. Could anyone out TMI the transparent Lindsay Lohan?
19 The Cardi B History Lesson We’re All Learning
Yes, as a matter of fact, they can. Cardi B has recently come under fire for revealing some of her more intimate details, specifically about her past before hitting it big in the rap world. For those that don’t know, Global News tells us that she posted a video tell-all on her social media account that revealed her questionable past, which included stealing!
Of course, she’s a changed woman now. She also mentions that she only did it for survival, before she had more money than anyone knows what to do with. Did we need to know about her rough past? No, but at least she’s owning up to it and embracing her changes.
18 Pete Davidson Revealed He Did This With Ariana Before They Could Date
Get those minds out of the gutter; this is something that’s actually really touching, in a weird, quintessentially Pete Davidson low self esteem way. In an interview, as reported by Buzzfeed, it was mentioned that “when [Pete and Ariana] first started dating, he ‘scrolled through a list of really [cute] guys on the internet’ to show Ariana what she would be missing out on by dating him.”
Pete, buddy, we don’t need to know about that kind of insecurity! It’s a little sweet knowing how much he cared about keeping Ariana Grande happy. And it definitely could make for a funny joke in his next stand up set.
17 Jessica Simpson Had Some Sweaty Issues
Jessica Simpson will always be gorgeous inside and out. Even the most gorgeous of us still get stuck with sweat in mysterious places, though. According to Stars, in a conversation she had with Jay Leno it was mentioned that during her first pregnancy "I started calling myself 'Swamp [Bum].' Like, I have [a swamp] right now. I had major [swampiness] because I was wearing these Spanx to hold in my gut."
Yikes! That’s an image we really didn’t need, though it’s nice that such a glamorous star is able to talk about all those gross and (literally) universal motherhood moments.
16 ...As Well As Some Everyday, Human Issues
Glamour Magazine digs a little deeper into Simpson’s sweaty revelations as well and mentions that that Leno interview isn’t the only time she’s talked about her hygiene. Glamour says that not only does she have a penchant for toilet humor, but she also discusses the fact that oral hygiene isn’t high on her priorities list.
Glamour says that she “once proudly revealed to the world that she doesn’t brush her teeth every day.” To be fair, we also skip a brush once in a while; doesn’t everyone? It doesn’t mean we want to think about her singing with fuzzy teeth, though!
15 Alicia Silverstone Used To Baby Bird Her Little Guy
Stars mentions this TMI moment, which is something that Alicia Silverstone has still needed to explain, defend, and clarify. For those that don’t know, Alicia Silverstone, “shared a video of herself pre-chewing her baby's food before transmitting it to him, mouth-to-mouth on her website, The Kind Life.” Her explanation? “He literally crawls across the room to attack my mouth if I'm eating."
Fair enough, but so does our puppy; it doesn’t mean we baby bird our bacon into his drooling mouth. This is one example of too much information that might have been better left unsaid, though it is good to learn about alternative feeding styles!
14 Miley Cyrus’ Arm-Pit Action
Talk about a TMI celebrity! Miley Cyrus used to be a big proponent of revealing all. Her social media was always filled with write ups about her day, her ideas, her thoughts, feelings... anything and everything, really. Not to mention some of her style options which left nothing unrevealed.
ET Online mentions that this particularly odd revelation, in which she live-updated her armpit hair waxing session. She even “put up an image of the pit hair left on the wax,” and captioned it, "Ew #rip #pit @bradpitt," which ET Online believes is a clue that she nicknamed her armpit hair Brad Pitt. Of all the names to give body parts, that’s a pretty good one.
13 Eva Mendes Tends To Avoid Clothes
This beautiful soul bares it all, literally, in this quote we took from Huffington Post. She says, “I walk around the house [without clothes]-- I do! One of my girlfriends always jokes, ‘I’m coming over with someone, so please come to the door dressed’.”
We didn’t necessarily need the image, but we don’t necessarily despise the image either; or the message, for that matter! We wish we were that confident. Maybe if we started to walk around sans clothes we’d start to gain some of that Eva Mendes confidence. While we didn’t necessarily want to know that fact, maybe it’s a good thing that she told us.
12 Justin Timberlake’s Public Take Down
For those of us that were alive during the early 2000s, we probably remember that little nugget of knowledge that Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears were totally a pop music power couple. Glamour Magazine reminds us of this classic TMI moment, when “Justin let his music do the talking with the very suggestive Cry Me A River. If the lyrics didn’t suggest [bad behavior] on his ex’s behalf, the accompanying music video – complete with a Britney look-a-like – rammed the notion home!”
While it’s old news now, we still have to respect our TMI icons. It’s not just Lindsay Lohan who had some oversharing tendencies.
11 Katy Perry’s Creative Way Of Dispelling Rumors
Some choose to calmly and quietly assure an interviewer that there’s no pregnancy going on. Other stars just wait out the rumors, and 9 months down the line have completely dispelled them thanks to no baby appearing. Katy Perry, however, is much more on the nose.
Huffington Post tells us that she openly posts about her cycle, and discusses her lady schedule without shame. It’s a very in-your-face way of dispelling the rumors, but hey, they definitely work. It also makes us want to mail her a care package of vegan chocolate and hot water bottles. Poor thing! It’s always a rough week, even without any rumors.
10 January Jones’ Placenta Powers
Here’s one that no doubt was much contested amongst the Moms of the world. According to Medical News Today, there’s a belief out there that ingesting the placenta after giving birth helps restore nutrients, though there’s still room for debate.
January Jones, however, fully believed in the power of the placenta. Stars mentions that she had it dried and encapsulated, allowing her to get all those nutrients back. She says, "'It's not gross or witchcrafty’ because she was not ‘putting it in a shake or eating it raw’." Well, we’re always curious about what the stars are supplementing with, so we can’t really blame her for revealing this one.
9 Britney Spears Had A Whole TMI Documentary
Sometimes the pressure just gets to be too much. Now that we’re a little older and navigating our own personal lives, we start to understand why Britney Spears had to take a little time away after the 2007 incident. And honestly, we respect her even more for coming back stronger and better, even after that awkward documentary.
Glamour Magazine reminds us that if we want to talk TMI, we have to talk about the time “Britney starred in her very own fly-on-the-wall documentary, Chaotic, with ex K-Fed.” On top of learning a lot about her, we also learned “no one wants to see a pop princess scoff fast food and belch,” as Glamour eloquently writes.
8 Robert Pattinson’s Old Love Of Eau De Stewart
This is an old one, but still a good one, especially for those of us who were around for all of the Twilight era. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson did indeed date at one point, and they were incredibly happy together (or at least, as happy as the two of them ever look).
Stars quotes her as saying in an interview, “[Pattinson] loves... my armpits...I don't get this obsession with washing the smell off. That smell of someone you love. Don't you think it's the whole point?" Sure, maybe if we’re having a sleepover together. But we sure hope that regular showers are a feature of her current relationships.
7 Olivia Wilde’s Body Talk (Post-Prince)
Olivia Wilde is an understated gem. Not only is she super down to earth when it comes to parenting, but she’s also incredibly honest in the rest of her life too. We particularly enjoyed her Vogue makeup tutorial, which featured more than one comment about fixing mess-ups and not stressing about it. Sometimes that honesty does go a little far, though.
Bustle says that, after her break up from Tao Ruspoli, she says the reason was “you can lie to your relatives at Christmas dinner and tell them everything on the home front is just peachy. But you cannot lie to your [body].” Apparently, she was unsatisfied, and things have improved now.
6 Two Words: The Kardashians
The Kardashians are unique because they’ve essentially made their living off of keeping absolutely zero to themselves. They’ve taken the concept of too much information and turned it on its head, giving us everything (and more) through their show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
It’s not just the females of the family who have embraced this lifestyle. Rob Kardashian does as well, but more through interviews than appearances on the show. Stars says that “while getting over a breakup with Rita Ora, the lone Kardashian male told Ryan Seacrest he cried every time he got into the shower.” That’s just TMI even for the Kardashians.
5 Armie Hammer Has A Unique Taste
Apparently, Armie Hammer has a little bit more to him than meets the eye! While he looks all sweet and innocent, social media has revealed that he’s into some very specific things. Alternative things, and things that we are just not able to even mention here. Stars mentions that he even once admitted that “he and his wife Elizabeth Chambers went to [a decidedly grown-up place] on their first date.”
It’s nice to know that that aspect of their relationship is happy and healthy, but did we really need the image of the two of them having awkward first date conversation in such a very specific place? No. No, we didn’t.
4 Robert Pattinson Might Not Wash His Hair
Okay, in the grand scheme of TMI, this really isn’t a big deal. After all, YouTube is full of how to guides for weaning ourselves off of shampoo and getting our hair to a self-cleaning point. While we personally haven’t tried it, we do have friends who quit the shampoo and have never been happier.
Huffington Post offers Pattinson’s ideas on this, which he says, “I don’t really see the point in washing your hair. If you don’t care if your hair’s clean or not then why would you wash it?” Okay, we see the logic. But isn’t that kind of just openly admitting to being okay with grimy hair?
3 Bella Thorne’s Play By Play Of Something Decidedly Un-Sports-Like
We love Bella Thorne’s candid conversations. As one of the youngest celebrities on this list, she’s inevitably going to be prone to that TMI life. After all, she’s been dealing and working with social media and publicity since she was a kid. For those of us that have social media as integral parts of our lives, it’s no surprise that she’s used to putting everything online.
This includes medical procedures. Stars mentions very specifically that time that she gave us all a play-by-play of a colonoscopy, from prep to the post-passing through. It’s not necessarily the worst thing in the world, but it’s more information than we ever thought we’d know about Thorne.
2 Almost Everything From Lena Dunham
After writing a show called Girls it’s no surprise that Lena Dunham will have no reservations about talking about anything and everything to do with her mind, soul, and body. Girls comes across as a really personal show, and for good reason; Dunham’s touched on relationships and experiences in a comedic way, which makes it easy to love them.
It does mean, however, that her social media feed is filled with candid medical snaps, comments about her bodily functions, and even private selfies that show her self-care habits. Not to mention that autobiography we all dissected for a long time.
1 Hailey Baldwin Doesn’t Actually Sweat A Lot
Finally, the topic we’ve all been waiting for: Hailey Baldwin’s sweaty habit. Well, we don't want to disappoint, but it turns out that her sweatiness comes from a very specific workout class.
E Online quotes her as saying, “I'm obsessed with hot Pilates, which I started maybe two years ago. I don't break a sweat very easily, so when I do, I feel like I'm really getting things done."
That’s right! It turns out Hailey Baldwin’s sweating habit is that she doesn't even soak her cute athleisure duds. She doesn’t sweat very easily, which is why she’s drawn to tough workouts. No doubt that’s how she keeps her model physique. We’re more curious about how she gets her natural glow now, though!
Sources: Bustle, E Online, Glamour, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, ET Online