Celebrities may be rich and famous, and they may seem like they are living the best lives possible. But underneath all the fame and fortune, they’re really just ordinary humans. Ordinary humans with problems and drama. When you’re a celebrity, though, a lot of your personal issues become super public for the whole world to know.
These celebrities get worked up over their personal problems and air their dirty laundry out for the whole world to see. Emotions run high and fingers type fast with retaliation and insults.
People have this unnatural obsession with celebrities and their personal lives, so every detail shared is eaten up and gossiped about. Many have speculated over why some celebrities blast their own drama all over social media. Maybe it’s for revenge against a wrong-doer or maybe it’s just all for attention. Whatever the reason may be, the juicy spectacle usually throws a lot of publicity toward the celebrity. From Britney Spears’ meltdown to Rob Kardashian’s broken heart, all types of famous dirty laundry has been aired out over the years. Here are 20 of those celebrities who couldn’t help but share.
20 Kendra Wilkinson Live-Tweeted An Argument With Her Husband
Kendra Wilkinson first became super famous as one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends. Once she met and fell in love with former NFL player, Hank Baskett, Kendra moved out of Hefner’s home and made the big decision to marry Hank a short time later. A lot of Kendra’s adult life has been thrust into the spotlight. She was in a reality show with Hefner, and then she started a reality show with Hank. There really was no hiding her drama from the cameras. We watched on as she learned Hank was sneaking around on her and had a problem with substances. We watched as Hank’s football career plummeted to the ground, along with his happy marriage.
Kendra has never been one to keep her emotions quiet. She’s been a loud and spunky person her whole life. So, why would that change now? Kendra released her own memoir detailing the details of her troubled marriage and her struggle with post-partum depression. And if that wasn’t enough, just recently she went a little wild on Twitter and completely blew up during a fight with Hank.
She started live-tweeting details of the fight stating, “He’s blaming me for his football career ending,”
and “He’s blaming me for him seeing other women while pregnant.” The next day, she deleted the tweets and posted an apology to Hank saying she would work on keeping these things private.
19 Taylor Swift Calls Everyone Out Via Song
Taylor Swift has had a lot of celebrity feuds during her career. Her favorite thing to do seems to be capturing the drama with a pretty song. She writes descriptive and revealing lyrics detailing things that have gone with relationships in her life all the time. One of Taylor’s most recent big hits was a huge tell-all. In “Look What You Made Me Do,” Taylor targeted multiple people. She brings out what her ex-boyfriend, Calvin Harris, did to her. She reignites the flame she felt during her legal battle against radio host David Mueller. She references Katy Perry, whom she’s had a long, nasty fight with. She struck down streaming music, and she made a reference to Kim Kardashian’s Snapchat video exposing Taylor during the height of her feud with Kanye West. She also straight states the old Taylor is dead, representing how deeply people have affected her.
Aside from her song lyrics, Taylor has also been one to release a bit of pint of anger on social media. She hasn’t been shy about taking her drama to her Twitter posts and letting her fingers do the talking. During the 2015 MTV VMAs, Nicki Minaj shared some feelings about being overlooked for nominations, and Taylor felt the need to defend herself, which lead to a huge Twitter meltdown. Lately, Taylor has been keeping a low-profile, and that’s probably for the best.
18 Brandi Glanville Is The Epitome Of A Woman Scorned
Reality television star, Brandi Glanville loves airing her family drama out on Twitter. She is best known for her role in Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and for the insane drama surrounding her ex-husband and actor Eddie Cibrian and his new wife, country singer LeAnn Rimes. Eddie starred in a Lifetime movie with LeAnn in 2009. Brandi soon discovered Eddie and LeAnn were having an affair during the filming of the movie, and toward the end of 2009, she announced she was leaving her husband. It was around this time the unhinged version of Brandi was released. She took to Twitter to completely trash talk both LeAnn and Eddie. She shared intimate details about the separation that no one besides those involved should have known.
Later, Brandi revealed everything leading up to her divorce in her first tell-all memoir titled, “Drinking & Tweeting and other Brandi Blunders.” She shared the exact moment she realized her husband was seeing someone else and shared everything that happened after the divorce.
Even years after the divorce, Brandi continuously got into heated “Twitter wars” with LeAnn over Eddie and the two children she shares with the actor.
Brandi has even claimed Eddie asks her for child support and threatens her. The three have tried working things out, but Brandi, to this day, is drawn to sharing her personal drama on Twitter.
17 Amber Rose Spilled The Deets On Kanye
The highly controversial activist, model Amber Rose started becoming a household name after she began dating Kanye West. After dating West, she went on to have a baby with rapper Wiz Khalifa. Rose is often acknowledged for her lusty curves and outspoken personality. The world got a taste at how dramatic Rose could be when West and Khalifa started a Twitter war with one another. In her defense, things got personal for her once West dropped insults involving Rose’s child with Khalifa.
Rose claims she was going to let the boys fight it out on their own, but once she saw West claim Khalifa wouldn’t even have a child if it wasn’t for him, Rose dropped some major personal bombs on West. Twitter was shocked at the information Rose shared about the popular rapper. West’s only response to Rose was that he needed 30 showers before he started his relationship with Kim Kardashian. West has, on more than one occasion, claimed he made Rose who she is today. He’s said if Kardashian dated him when he wanted, Rose wouldn’t exist. Later, Rose found herself airing dirty details about the Tyga, Blac Chyna, and Kylie Jenner love triangle. Which Khloe Kardashian ultimately shut down in defense of her little sister.
16 Rob Kardashian Doesn't Keep Quiet About His Exes
When Rob Kardashian’s heart gets broken, he takes to Twitter for comfort. Kardashian has become notorious for seriously trashing his exes after his relationships plummet. In 2012, Kardashian was involved with Rita Ora. In a Twitter tirade, Kardashian shared knowledge that Ora was unfaithful during their relationship and had several other men on the side. His sister Khloe warned him to be nice and touched on how social media could be dangerous. Rob apparently didn’t heed her warning because he behaved the same way after his relationship with Blac Chyna ended.
Rob and Chyna started dating shortly after Chyna’s ex, Tyga began dating Rob’s little sister Kylie Jenner. Their unlikely romance confused most of the Kardashian family, but they tried to stay positive for the struggling Rob.
However, Rob made that very difficult after he called out most of his extended family publicly for not inviting Chyna to a baby shower. He then proceeded to share Kylie’s personal phone number out on Twitter.
After Chyna gave birth to their daughter Dream, their strange romance came to a train-wreck ending. Rob shared details about his child’s mother on both Instagram and Twitter. He leaked revealing photos of her, claimed she cheated on him the whole time, said she received cosmetic surgery with his money and has been struggling with substances. None of this was a good idea for Rob and it caused him some serious trouble.
15 Beyoncé Used Her Platform As An Artist To Vent
Becky with the good hair. Need we say more? Beyoncé and Jay Z had been one of Hollywood’s “It” couples for quite some time, so the moment Queen Bey went all cutthroat with her latest album Lemonade, was a little bit of a surprise. The whole album read like a series of confession and entries from Beyoncé’s personal diary.
As fans listened to every song from the album, a lot of questions arose, and many people were looking straight at Jay Z. According to CNN, much of the album focused on themes of “love, betrayal, empowerment, tribalism, and family, and it was enough to make heads spin.” Her first song, “Pray You Catch Me,” sparked the unfaithfulness speculations. “You can taste the dishonesty, it’s all over your breath.” The sadness soon became angry with the song, “Hold up.” We see a crazy Bey walking down the street with a baseball bat singing “What’s worse, looking jealous or crazy.” Then came the song “Sorry.” “He only wants me when I’m not there; he better call Becky with the good hair.” A ton of people believed this is pointing to fashion designer Rachel Roy who Jay Z was speculated to have been with in 2014. Apparently, Beyoncé let Jay Z know this album was coming, but there wasn’t anything he could do to run from the wrath of the Bey Hive.
14 Britney Spears Had A Meltdown In Front Of The Paparazzi
Britney Spears was one of the biggest celebrities of the world when she had one of the greatest public meltdowns ever. The image of a once bright star with a makeup-smeared, emotionless face shaving off all her hair has forever been engraved in all of society’s mind. This moment marked the beginning of the worst year ever for Spears. She started partying and behaving badly with stars Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton. At one point, Spears did check herself into a facility, but the next day she checked herself out and continued down her dangerous path.
According to a source close to Spears, “When she shaved her head, it was quite literally a way for her to try to rid herself of her past. She felt like everything in her life was dictated by someone else. In her mind, people were always trying to tell her what to do, how to act….They were constantly touching her, telling her what to wear, how to style her hair…She felt like a doll."
"Shaving her hair off was the ultimate rebellion. It was almost a cleansing experience. It was her way of sending a clear message that she was no longer willing to be controlled.”
Spears might not be one to vent to Twitter, but during 2007, fans saw a whole new side to the pop star, that no one should have displayed publicly.
13 Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Shared Some Final Words
When Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber first started dating they were cute, young and in love. The pair dated on-again-off-again from 2009 to 2014, but sometimes things happen. In the meantime, Gomez confessed she had moved on, but remained on good terms with Bieber. However, Bieber remained pining for her with Instagram throwback pictures and sweet comments.
In August 2016, their friendship suffered when Bieber started posting several images of his then-girlfriend, Sofia Richie. His fans really do not like Richie, and they made sure he knew. Bieber couldn’t handle the hate and threatened to delete his Instagram account if they didn’t stop. Gomez responded to his comments saying, “If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol - it should be special between you two only. Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you.” Justin responded with, “It’s funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way. Sad. All love. I’m not one for anyone receiving hate. Hope u all can be kind to my friends and each other [sic]. And yes, I love my beliebers.” To which Selena responded with, “Funny how the ones that cheated multiple times, are pointing the finger at the ones that were forgiving and supportive, no wonder fans are mad. Sad. All love.” Ouch.
12 The Kardashian Women Air Their Relationship Woes
If your last name is Kardashian, keeping your dirty laundry private is probably going to be a struggle. E! Network’s leading show, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” launched in October 2007, and from that moment, much of the family’s life went public. From Kim Kardashian’s struggle with her private video with singer Ray J to Kourtney Kardashian’s issues with her partner, Scott Disick and Khloe Kardashian’s failed marriage everything was known to the world. It’s bad enough having camera’s following you around all day, but sometimes the Kardashian sisters have chosen to share their drama all on their own.
Kim has called out her husband, Kanye West, on Twitter for his bad behavior, and he’s often responded back publicly. Kourtney’s toxic relationship with Scott went on way too long, but once it officially ended, things could be interpreted is as having gotten worse. At the beginning of the end, she tweeted, “A smile hides my pain, a hug masks my heartache, and a laugh covers my tears,” and “I’ve got trust issues.”
And after NBA player Tristan Thompson was caught cheating on Khloe, she tweeted out, “Misery loves company… people can’t stand for someone else to flourish and be happy. Nowadays people thrive off one's downfall rather than their success. Sadly.”
The Kardashians typically try really hard to keep their private lives off of social media, but every now and then we get glimpses into their troubles.
11 Miley Cyrus Had No Patience For Her Fam
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to find Miley Cyrus sharing her personal information with the public. After all, she did go through those really wild couple of years where she branched out and partied hard. During her rebel years, Miley’s relationship with a lot of her friends and family suffered. Publicly her father, famous country singer Billy Ray Cyrus supported all of Miley’s growing pains, but who knows what happened behind closed doors.
In 2013, Miley called out her daddy over Twitter straight threatening him if he didn’t speak to her. She wrote, “@billyraycyrus since you won’t reply to my texts I’m giving you an hour, to tell the truth or ill tell it for you.” She attached to the post a photo of herself with a smiling female, who later turned out to be actress Dylis Croman. Fans were quick to speculate Miley was implying her father had an affair with the pretty actress. However, Miley deleted the tweet and claimed her account was hacked. This wasn’t the first time she called out a parent on Twitter, though. She’s also attacked her mom for not talking to her. It looks like things weren’t just rocky in her relationship with fiancé Liam Hemsworth, but with her parents, too.
10 Linda Hogan Laid It All Out In A Letter...That She Read Outloud
Linda Hogan was married to Hulk Hogan for 25 years before she filed for divorce from the professional wrestler after Linda claimed Hulk was unkind and unfaithful. A lot of the couple’s problems were made public in their own VH1 reality show, “Hogan Knows Best,” but no one really knew what happened until Linda penned her own revealing letter that she read out on Inside Edition. “You have single-handedly ruined our 25-year marriage and our family … my trust, my love, my future, our future family with grandchildren, holidays, weddings, our kids' lives, homes, their ability to trust, our poor animals, friends, neighbors, your career, finances, trademarks, retirement, your legacy, your reputation, your health … even your soul … You lost it ALL.” “You took me for granted and never appreciated me or our beautiful family … blaming me for your mistakes,” she concluded.
“And yet you continue in life this very way, still … Hiding behind those sunglasses, false smile, oh … and the bandana! Until you can really apologize, to me … and to our children … I will never ever forgive you."
Linda has never really forgiven Hulk but continues to share personal information about her past relationships and her ex-boyfriend, 19-year-old Charlie Hill.
9 Lindsay Lohan Aired Her Struggles With Her Father
Lindsay Lohan has a lot of daddy issues, but with a dad like Michael Lohan, can you blame her? In 2010, a lot of Lindsay’s drama was becoming very out of control. She was becoming another child star turned damaged adult with a lot of bad habits. During one tough moment, Lindsay took to Twitter to vent about her father. She wrote, “Someone, which I’ve mentioned in the past, fell back into the person they used to be when were harsh and unkind to me... It reminded me of when my father would do this to my mother, brothers, sister Aliana,” she continues. “Now, as scary for me—>mind, body&sould- it’s been, why, I ask u? why me? I’ve worked so hard, and still work so hard in life-i try to do as much as I can to put my fathers lack of appreciation-towards his family, friends, co-workers, dishonor towards himself, his dignity....” Clearly, she was not in her right mind during this Twitter rant.
The next day, she hared her father’s response and his threat to “end her.” She went on to tweet, “ I don’t want my ex-father anywhere near me no matter where I am. He is crazy and scares me.” Lindsay has started turning her life around, so we can only hope her father stays out of it.
8 Russell Brand Used His Documentary To Say How He Really Felt
When comedian Russell Brand married pop star Katy Perry, they were quickly labeled one of the “most unlikely couples.” Their marriage only lasted 14 months, and Brand had quite a few details to share about their time together. In his revealing documentary, he called Perry’s lifestyle “vapid, vacuous and plastic.”
He stated, “I'm associated with the very thing I detest: vapid, vacuous, plastic, constructed, mindless celebrity. That's the very sea we're swimming in, "Oh, who's he?" ... "He's married to Katy Perry" Perry allegedly filed a gag order on Brand, fearing he would further air out their relationship’s dirty laundry in one of his many tell-all books. She wasn’t completely off-base with ordering him to keep quiet, because, after the divorce, Brand used a lot of his experiences with Perry for joke material.
He said he considered becoming a monk after being married to Perry because it wouldn’t have been much different than dating Perry anyways.
He even admitted to thinking about other people while he was with Perry. Perry was forced to receive blow after blow from her ex-husband, who, by the way, divorced her over text message.
7 Tyga Spoke Out ABout Kylie
Tyga is not new to the drama by any means. He fathers a child with Blac Chyna, who fathers a child with Rob Kardashian and he’s dated Kylie Jenner, who is Rob Kardashian’s little sister. It really was like one big family affair. However, most publicized relationships come to an end, and it was no different for Tyga and Jenner. In an interview with the radio show “Breakfast Club,” Tyga pretty much revealed all of what came to his split with Jenner. When the pair started seriously talking, Jenner was just 17 and Tyga was 25. The eight-year age gap had many people questioning the rapper's intentions with the young reality star, entrepreneur.
However, they lasted for quite some time. They made it through all the Chyna/Kardashian drama. Until Tyga couldn’t take it anymore. The rap star blamed a lot of outside influences and their age difference for the reason they broke up. “She's younger than me, so she's dealing with perception," he explained. "For her, growing up how she grew up, image and perception is everything. You got a bunch of people pulling from you, and you're trying to develop as a woman… when it was good, it was good. When it was bad, it was really bad." Tyga also went on to claim he’s the reason for Jenner’s physical changes and he’s to credit for her massive “glow-up.”
6 Caitlyn Jenner Wrote A Tell-All Memoir
After decades of hiding who she truly was, Caitlyn Jenner went all out with her explosive, tell-all book, “The Secrets of My Life.” Jenner was involved in a serious relationship with most of the Kardashians, as the husband of Kris Jenner and stepfather to the Kardashian kids for 24 years. In that role, he obviously heard a lot of personal information and was in on all the juicy family drama.
In her book, she let out some serious shockers about herself and the family, according to E! News. She told of how she had a secret bank account that she used to buy female clothing and wigs. As the father of the household, she banned OJ Simpson’s name from the household. And she claimed she told Kris about her gender-identity issues all the time.
“This will always be a subject of dispute between Kris and me as to how much she could intuit about my gender issues."
"She insists that she was taken by surprise by my ultimate transition to Caitlyn…I told her I dressed as a woman, and she knew I did because I did it several times in front of her after we were married.” As her new self, Caitlyn decided she no longer wanted to keep things a secret.
5 Chris Brown Had To Have The Last Say When It Came To His Exes
Chris Brown is another celebrity who shouldn’t have free reign on Twitter. He loves a good Twitter rant as much as the next crazy celebrity. He insults other celebrities based on their looks or their talent. He’s called Kanye West “a clown,” and Tinashe a “hobbit.” He’s trashed the Grammy’s while thanking his fans writing, “I'm thankful to my fans, I am able to be the best I can without having to conform to the ways of my peers. I also need my commission.” He’s called out his ex-girlfriend Rhianna for being unfaithful to him, similar to how Rob Kardashian did to Rita Ora.
Rhianna isn’t the only ex Brown publicly went after on social media. After he and his on-again-off-again girlfriend, Karrueche Tran were having one of their off times, Brown continued their fight on Instagram and accused Tran of seeing rapper Drake behind his back. It started with Tran posting an inspirational message ending with the realization that she will no longer be mistreated and that it wasn’t love. Brown replied by pointing the finger at her claiming she only visited him once while he was in prison and spent her time on secret dates with Drake. After Tran moved on with Victor Cruz, Brown still couldn’t let her go though and shared how sad he was in a comment to her couple photo.
4 John Mayer Dishes On His Exes
John Mayer isn’t shy with sharing intimate details about his relationships or his lost relationships on Twitter. He’s dated a lot of big-name stars, including Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Jennifer Aniston, so he has a lot of juicy details to share. He’s shared plenty of details about his life with Jessica Simpson. He was only saying how obsessive being with her was, but it came out much less kind when printed in a magazine. His lost love with Aniston was arguably the toughest for a young Mayer and he let that be known by publicly stating,
“It’s been a deep relationship, and it’s no longer taking place at all. Have you ever loved somebody, loved her completely but had to end the relationship for life reasons?"
Mayer later revealed he deeply regretted the comments he made about his love life with Simpson and Aniston and claimed, “I had nothing to say," he stated on NPR's All Things Considered Saturday. "I was going through a time in my life where I didn't really want to share what was going on, but I didn't want to be boring." Mayer has since left most of his TMI antics to his song’s lyrics, which are also very revealing if you understand who is he is talking about in each one.
3 Drake Starts Up With Pusha-T Via Latest Hit
Rap sensation Drake uses his lyrics to share tidbits of information about his personal life and struggles. In one of his most recent hits, “God’s Plan,” Drake revealed that much of his success has come with people who have wished for him to fail. In another one of his recent successes, “Diplomatic Immunity,” Drake calls out people who have tried to use him by either airing out his dirty laundry or tagging him in photos and claiming he’s their baby daddy. He’s learned the hard way that he has to be careful what he says out loud. “I gotta watch who I’m talking to like it’s all agents,” he sings.
Drake has also been involved in some pretty heavy rap battles, where he’s had to defend his own dirty laundry. One of the biggest rap battles ever is happening right now between Drake and rapper Pusha-T, according to the New York Post. The two have been fueling the flame back and forth with their beats and disses. Most recently, Pusha shoved Drake down by attacking Drake’s family life, his racial identity, and the disease of his music producer. Drake retaliated by accusing Pusha of using the rap battle to beef up his own sales. However, both rappers are bound to benefit from the insane publicity they’re receiving over the feud.
2 Bella Thorne Might Be An Over-Sharer
Bella Thorne is another case of Disney tween star turned wild-child adult. Shortly after dating actor Tyler Posey, Thorne hung out with singer Charlie Puth. Photos emerged of the hangout and fans went on the attack, because as far as they knew, Thorne was still involved with Posey. In a series of tweets, Puth went public apologizing to Posey and Thorne and claiming Posey should not have had his heart messed with in this way. Thorne then took to Twitter herself saying, “Ty and I have been broken up for like over two weeks and Charlie and I AREN’T DATING we are friends,” according to She Knows.
In an interview with The Jenny McCarthy Show, Thorne revealed even more intimate insight into her personal life. She said she felt Scott Disick was “charming,” but “drank too much.” And that their relationship was friendship only. She also explained what went on with Puth’s Twitter rant saying,
“Charlie saw an old news article and he didn't look at the date, and the date is old, and it's about me and Ty… He didn't even text me though or talk to me about it."
Nowadays, Thorne continues sharing TMI, but usually through her SnapChat stories.
1 Amanda Bynes Snapped On Twitter
Former Nickelodeon star Amanda Bynes had a very difficult adjustment into adulthood. She started out as the petite and cute girl from All That, to getting her own show on Nick, The Amanda Show, to starring in some pretty big movies, like She’s the Man. A lot of the times, though, the pressure of fame gets to be too much and the celebrity breaks. We saw the fall of Bynes happen all over Twitter.
In 2013, she started tweeting out the most bizarre things, according to Us Weekly. She claimed she was born with “webbing in between her eyes”. She then shared too much information about how she wishes she had a relationship with rap star Drake, and then shared images of her with a brand-new hair-do. She buzzed off half her hair. Things took off from there. Bynes was arrested for reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and criminal possession. On Twitter, she posted, “My lawyer is getting my case dropped!” and claimed she never did anything wrong. She then shared, “I need to get another nose job after seeing my mugshot!" None of her drama stopped there; it really only got worse. Bynes ended up being placed in an involuntary psychiatric hold, but is now four-years sober and planning her Hollywood comeback.
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