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Celebs certainly have the money and the access to life's greatest pleasures, and we've seen many entertainers get lost in vice. But what about those who walk the straight line? You might be surprised to learn that some very famous faces are saying no to our favorite guilty pleasures. Whether it's lust, illegal substances, or gluttony, we are surprised to learn that not everyone is taking a walk on the wild side. Which celebrities are secretly square? We've tracked them down, next!
A long-time Victoria's Secret Angel, Adriana Lima is one of the sultriest women around. She's inspired millions to go out and buy tiny little bras and panties, and we all know why those are worn. But her own personal life turned out to be different than her on-stage persona. When the Brazilian bombshell was dating her many suitors, she gave them the bad news. She wasn't going to go all the way until the wedding!
Adriana explained: "They have to respect that this is my choice. If there’s no respect, that means they don’t want me." So, did anyone sign up for this? The devout catholic married basketball player Marko Jarić at the age of 29. Seems so!
Staying in shape is challenging for all of us. We try, we fail, and we try again. But it's a priority, not an option for professional athletes, and they don't cut corners. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has banned one of our favorite vices from his life. The man doesn’t eat cheeseburgers! According to Tom: “I don’t believe you could be a 39-year-old quarterback in the NFL and eat cheeseburgers every day. I want to be able to do what I love to do for a long time.”
Sounds pretty extreme to fast food lovers. No cheeseburgers, ever? Sadly no, for this all-star. But we all must admit, there's usually a food coma after a trip to Mickey D's. Tom really can't risk it!
This one is going to surprise a lot of fans out there. We know you have been under the impression that 50 Cent has been in da club all this time, poppin' bottles. That isn't untrue. But he's been untrue about what he does there. Would you believe that he quit alcohol? After a bad experience when he was younger, he permanently stayed away from the stuff. The man even has his own vodka brand, which really fooled us. How does he avoid it?
50 Cent has a secret way to stay sober while he is out on the town. He explains: “First I’ll pour drinks from a bottle of champagne for everyone who is in VIP with me. When the bottle is empty, I’ll give it to one of my guys and have him quietly refill it with ginger ale...For the rest of the night I’ll have that bottle in my hand. I’ll take swigs every now and then just to keep the vibe right, but I’m not drinking anything but Canada Dry.”
Julianne Hough is a dancer, an actress, and a singer. And up until recently, she was also a virgin! The two-time champion of Dancing with the Stars let it be known that she planned to wait till marriage to do the deed. Julianne shared: "I want to be with that special person. I think [the choice] to have sex before marriage is an individual one, but if you’re just with one person, it’s only for one good reason, and [waiting to have sex] will strengthen that relationship. I’m not trying to preach consequences here, but I think when you say no, down the line it will be a better decision.”
In 2017, she did get married. The lucky man? NHL hockey star Brooks Laich. although their marriage ended in 2020, it's safe to say that Julianne did do the dance. You know, the dance.
Kris Jenner doesn't sleep. Well, maybe a little bit. But seriously, she doesn't sleep in and lay around in her bed like a lazy log, like all of us. According to Kris: “I’ll get up at 4:30 or five in the morning and have coffee, check my emails real quick, hop on the treadmill, turn on the news, get caught up with what is going on. So I feel like I’ve done my cardio, I’m prepared mentally, emotionally, and physically to go and tackle a day."
Kris says she thinks routines are important for people, and she includes herself in that category. But what about beauty sleep? We think that's important, too. Somehow, she never has any under-eye bags!
We all know that Gwyneth Paltrow has become a bit of an oddball. Her independent ways extend to food, in fact. According to the Goopster: “I’ve pretty much become more of an omnivore. So there are just a few things that I won’t eat...I don’t eat octopus because they’re super smart. One night I got on this, like, I went down an internet [sic] hole on octopus and how smart they are so I had to stop eating them.”
That's right everyone. If you've been eating tentacles, this might all be news to you. Just know that if Gwyneth joins you for sushi, she's not going to take a bite.
Lolo Jones is an American hurdler and bobsledder, and she's done well in both sports. With national titles and gold medals at the Olympics, it's safe to say that this girl knows what she wants. That goes for her love life, too! Lolo decided to be a virgin until she says her vows. But admittedly, she's has a hard time with it. Especially around all those other muscly athletes, we suspect!
Lolo explained: "If there's virgins out there, I just want to let them know, it's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college, has been to stay a virgin before marriage."
Naomi Campbell is around top-shelf liquor all the time. But believe it or not, she hates it all. Naomi shared: "I choose not to drink today in my life because I find that I'm allergic to alcohol. I have more energy and I have more fun than when I was drinking and I can hang out really late and get up early in the morning with no hangovers and still smile.”
When it comes to liquids, Naomi is actually more of a tea drinker. The model says she has one cup of green tea a day, at most. After that, she likes herbal teas.
Comedian Dave Chappelle converted to Islam at age 17. Back in the day, he used to chat with a Muslim pizza worker in his neighborhood. Dave recalls: “I would ask him questions about his religion and the guy was so passionate about it, it was very compelling. I liked the perspective of [Islam] and I think these things informed my decision: that I wanted to have a meaningful life, a spiritual life."
The practical implication of that decision is that he doesn't eat pork anymore. That's right, no bacon, no wieners, and no pepperoni. It's all off the table for our favorite funnyman.
Ever since Twilight, actress Kristen Stewart has been In the limelight. Cameras follow her everywhere, whether she wants them or not. Maybe that’s why she swore off selfies in her personal life. It’s rare in Hollywood, but Kristen avoids all social media. It's actually a major source of income for celebrities, as they endorse products. But Kristen doesn't care about those benefits. She explains it simply: “I just don’t need it.”
Whether she's off doing an indie flick somewhere or filming the big Diana biopic, Kristen is probably busy enough. SHe's not going to post a picture of her lunch or her butt just for you. Sorry, everyone!
Sister Sister star Tamera Mowry is one half the real-life duo we loved in the '90s. She's also a married lady now, and she loves to share mom-tastic adventures on social media. As a devoted Christian, she also shares life lessons with fans. As a religious person in Hollywood, some might wonder: Did Tam actually wait until marriage for intimacy? As it turns out, no. Then, yes!
According to the actress: "I don't know how to explain this. I'm religious, so I waited until I was 29 to lose my virginity. You may not understand this [but] I did it, then I felt guilty, then I became celibate until I got married."
Ellie Goulding is the pop princess of the UK, and she intends to stay that way. Although she says her mom actually taught her how to smoke, she has sworn off tobacco in recent years. The reason is obvious: She's a professional singer! The smoke break has done wonders for her vocal cords. And even though the habit was fun, belting out notes is what her job is all about.
It's not an easy hobby to get rid of, as many will testify. These days, Ellie has other outlets for her bad side. She explains: "My guiltiest pleasure is...chocolates with strawberry cream and trashy television."
Perfection might be a little strong, but we're in the ballpark when we're talking about Megan Fox. How does the actress stay so slim, year after year? There's a hack for that. Megan offers a clue to her admirers: “I cut out all bread and those sort of carbohydrates. No crackers, no pretzels, no chips. Nothing unhealthy. The worst thing I put in my body is coffee, once a day.”
No crackers, no chips. No bread, whatsoever, neither brown nor white. To recap: All you need to do is give up carbs, and joy itself. We understand the trick, Megan.
Her voice was like no one else. Her body seemed to get just as much attention. Adele was admired by larger women everywhere for showing off an uncommon figure in the biz. But recently, she surprised everyone and lost a lot of weight. How did she do it? According to Adele: "I used to drink ten cups a day with two sugars in each so was on 20 sugars a day. Now I don’t drink it and have more energy than ever."
Ah yes, the old sugar addiction. We know it well. Many dieters have reported quick results when they cut out the sweets. Nowadays, Adele just drinks green tea. In between workouts, that is!
Being a royal might seem like it is full of privileges, and it is. We're not going to lie! But the truth is, there are also just as many obligations that come with the job, and that sometimes affects their fun. Prince William, along with the rest of his clan is supposed to avoid eating any shellfish. That means lobster, oyster, prawn, and crab. Clam chowder, too. The question is, why?
The ban on fruits of the sea is due to an old palace rule. Seafood is the cause of food poisoning just a little too often. Quite simply, the heirs must be protected. And you can't leave a state function to spend all night in the bathroom, either!
Notorious party boy Robert Downey Jr. has had a reputation for decades in Hollywood. He's always been known for his addiction struggles, and fans felt for him. But recently, he's been doing incredibly well in his career as Iron Man in the Marvel movies. We are not surprised to tell you that this coincides with his sobriety. Since 2003, Rob hasn't touched alcohol! How has he achieved this big step?
It's all philosophy, according to the actor: "I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you've done."
Prince Amukamara is an American football cornerback. He played for the Giants, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Chicago Bears, the Las Vegas Raiders, and the Arizona Cardinals. That's impressive enough. But when you look into his personal life, you will quickly find out that he had a lot of discipline off the field, too. While engaged, he explained: "Some people call me the Black Tim Tebow. Yeah, I am a virgin. I’m not ashamed to say that."
He just might be! And now, he's also a married man to the lovely Pilar Davis. It's safe to say he isn't waiting anymore: Recently he became a father to Princess Paisley Amarachi Amukamara. That's her legal name!
Although Beyoncé claims she takes her lover out to Red Lobster, she doesn't allow fried foods in her own home. There are no chips in her pantry, and she doesn't snack on french fries in between sets. If you've ever looked at the mom of three, that shouldn't be much of a surprise. She's in tip-top shape and stays that way no matter many babies she births. What is her one guilty pleasure?
A relatable one, according to Bey: “I always treat myself to one meal on Sundays when I can have whatever I want. Usually, it’s pizza, which is my favorite indulgence.”
Karl Lagerfeld was an eccentric man, to be sure. But oddly, his favorite drink was quite common. He preferred Diet Coke above all when he was looking for a fix. What's more, he hated all hot options. Karl shared: "I never drink anything hot; I don't like hot drinks, very strange. I drink Diet Coke from the minute I get up to the minute I go to bed. I can even drink it in the middle of the night, and I can sleep. I don't drink coffee, I don't drink tea, I drink nothing else."
That's wild stuff, Karl. We've never quite met anyone who avoided an entire category like that. But hey, when you are the head creative director for Chanel, people will let you say whatever you want. Even coffee lovers!
Russell Simmons has gone vegan. Why vegan? He explained: "I began my journey to a vegan lifestyle back in the mid-’90s. My friend, the great photographer Glen E. Friedman, had been pestering me to watch Diet for a New America for years...I finally gave in and watched it. When I saw all the middle-aged men dropping dead after eating a hamburger, I saw my future. When I saw how the animals were being abused, and how factory farming was destroying the environment, I felt sick to my stomach."
It's not just him. A growing number of artists in hip hop are trying out the diet. It's not clear if it's a short-term trend or a long-term change, but Russell was an early adopter.
Actress Leelee Sobieski achieved fame in her teens in movies we actually still love. From Joy Ride to The Glass House, she impressed audiences with her serious cinematic talents. Then, there was Never Been Kissed. That was charming! As it turns out, there was something that Leelee had never done at that point. And that would be nothing below the belt! Who would have guessed that her real personal life was so close to the script?
When she got married, that obviously changed. But what was her reasoning? Leelee explained: "I guess 26 is kind of old to lose your virginity, but it was important to me that I remained a virgin until after I was married. It wasn’t for any religious reasons or anything like that, but simply because, to me, my virginity was the most precious gift that I could ever give to a man, and I wanted to be sure I was giving it to the right man."
We've all noticed that Rosie Huntington-Whitely is a pale princess. That's because the Victoria’s Secret Angel intentionally stays away from rays. According to Rosie: “I'm English, so I love to get some sun and love a bit of tanned skin, but I can see it now the older the get after I come back from holiday, I can see the effects it has on my skin and it's not so good after the tan fades. So just choosing those times really carefully when you do want to be exposed to the sun, and making sure you are wearing SPF everyday, and a hat and sunglasses."
Flawless skin is not optional when you're a supermodel. It's a job requirement! SPF is key to look younger, longer. According to this gal, we should just stick with the spray tan.
Kourtney Kardashian seems like she is naturally thin. But is she? According to the mom of three: "I always try to avoid sugar — especially refined sugar — for so many reasons. First, sugar is addictive and I notice that after I eat it, I need it. Sugar doesn’t sustain you when you actually need energy, like for a workout. Also, when I eat sugar, I find that more cellulite appears. I don’t drink soda — ever! I drink a ton of water during the day and I also drink a glass of water mixed with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar twice a day (in the morning and at night)."
False energy and weight gain is no way to live, says Kourtney. The truth is, most people probably agree. But that's in theory. It's just so hard to say no!
Travis Barker is a highly recognized drummer. For some of us, he is the only one we know by name! Even though he was associated with a popular teen rock group, Travis had quite a personality and a reputation by himself. Part of his persona was partying and smoking, and it caught up with him in 2012. Travis was diagnosed with six ulcers and a pre-cancerous esophagus. Scary stuff!
After an emergency tonsillectomy, he made a vow not to mess around with his health ever again. According to Travis: "I love being a dad and I love playing music. I’m not trying to give up any of that.”
Many were surprised to learn that there was a professional athlete promoting virginity. But NFL man Tim Tebow practically made hid V-card his calling card, in the early 2000s. A devout Christian, he had no plans to engage in carnal acts until he met Mrs. Right. Who would she be? Tim explained: “Of course I want a woman who I’m attracted to...That’s a very big part of it. But I’m looking for someone who loves Jesus and loves people. Someone who makes me want to be a better person for her. And she has to want kids and has to want to adopt. That’s a requirement.”
We get it. He wanted a gorgeous woman who shared his mission. Tim found his lady in 2020, after an excruciatingly long wait. He married Miss Universe 2017: South African beauty Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
One of the biggest names in rap is Kanye West, according to both his fans and his foes. It's just undeniable that he has made a mark in the industry. But recently, he admitted to a strange restriction. According to Ye: "I don't even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in. I have to be in a way more grimey environment to turn any rap music on."
Admit it: You like to twerk in front of the mirror in the privacy of your own home. But maybe being a real rap star has different rules. Or maybe, it's a rich rule. We have no idea!
Joaquin Phoenix does not eat meat, milk, eggs, or even honey. He's a vegan! The actor explains: “We are all animals of this planet. We are all creatures. And non-human animals experience pain sensations just like we do. They too are strong, intelligent, industrious, mobile, and evolutional. They too are capable of growth and adaptation. Like us, firsthand foremost, they are earthlings. And like us, they are surviving. Like us, they also seek their own comfort rather than discomfort. And like us, they express degrees of emotion. In short like us, they are alive.”
Joaquin has actually been vegan since he was around four years old. He saw how the sausage was made, basically, and wanted nothing to do with it. Beyond burgers, it is!
Tyra Banks has been around expensive champagne and liquor all her career. When you're a supermodel, there's no shortage of events with free, fancy booze. But Tyra doesn't have anything to do with that, by choice. She explains: "I feel like I've been very lucky because I don't really have an addictive personality. I've never had any drugs, and I had a little taste of alcohol when I was 12 years old, but that's about it."
It's not like Tyra is totally strict, though. On occasion, she loves to sneak junk food. Her favorite snack is ice cream, according to most interviews. We don't blame her!
There was always chatter that Khloé Kardashian was the chunkiest sister of the bunch. What can we say? People gossip and criticize everything about your appearance when you are a celeb. Obviously, she got sick of the comparisons and went on a revenge body mission. Today, she is laughing at all the haters. How does she maintain her figure, and fight her metabolism? According to her Instagram, it seems to involve smoothies and workouts. But there is one food she never touches. Ever!
Bacon is just gross, she says. When asked if she would rather gain weight again or taste pork bacon, she replied: “I would for sure rather gain 10 pounds! I don’t think I’ll ever eat pork in my life.”
For a while, High School Musical heartthrob Zan Efron had a reputation for partying hard. Why did he drink so much? Apparently, he was having a lot of trouble coping with celebrity life and the media frenzy. But he realized he had a problem, and went to rehab. Sober since 2013, he is mindful of temptations. Zac recalls: "It's a never-ending struggle. I was drinking a lot, way too much."
Despite the difficulties, this actor isn't too hard on himself. Zac reflects: "It's impossible to lead an honest and fulfilling life as a man and not make mistakes and 'fess up to them when you need to. I'm a human being, and I've made a lot of mistakes. I've learned from each one."
Jessica Simpson has got to be one of the most famous cases of chastity in the entertainment industry. Pledging to be a virgin until marriage, her dad Joe even talked it up as a marketing tactic. Creepy, much? Jessica explained: "I promised God, my father, and my future husband that I would remain a virgin until I got married. I just always knew it was something I wanted to do."
But that couldn't last forever: At age 22, it was time to take off the promise ring. Jessica married Nick Lachey. And then, our imaginations went wild! Admit it, yours did, too.
He's the CEO of Amazon, and he avoids early-morning meetings. Why? Well, Jeff Bezos seems to think breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and he's not going to fill up on fast, fatty treats. In fact, he used to do exactly that. In the '90s, Jeff used to start each day stuffing his mouth full of an entire tube of Pillsbury biscuits. That's 1,000 calories from soybean oil and white flour.
When his then-wife MacKenzie told him to read the ingredients, he was horrified. Now, he eats a healthy, hearty meal in the morning before he goes off to take over the planet.
Lana Del Rey started drinking early — very early. By age 14, her parents sent her away to boarding school to get sober. SHe was already an alcoholic! Lana reflects on those years: “I was a big drinker at the time. I would drink every day. I would drink alone...My parents were worried, I was worried. I knew it was a problem when I liked it more than I liked doing anything else."
Luckily, Lana was able to get out of that phase mostly unscathed. She went on to pursue the music career of her dreams. And undoubtedly, those experiences helped her write lyrics!
Hip Hop star Kendrick Lamar has no shortage of words. In his raps, he touches on a range of themes in his signature style. You might not be surprised to know that alcohol is one of those themes. Many rap songs address drinking, after all. But in this case, Kendrick doesn't promote drinking. He's a teetotaler himself, and he raps about the negative aspects of the habit in "Swimming Pools".
Why does he stay away from booze? Many may not know that Kendrick grew up in a home with substance abuse. His father warned him he could end up on the corner if he made similar choices. Today, the rapper promotes sobriety, and we don't blame him.
Leona Lewis has a simple reason she doesn't drink. It tastes terrible! According to the singer: “I can have a great time without alcohol. I don’t need that to get me up on the dancefloor, I’m there already. I’ll sometimes have a little red bull. That’s my little buzz. “ Some would argue that Redbull itself tastes terrible. But that's a debate with no end. We all have our favorites!
Leona has actually described the taste as hairspray. She might be on into something since alcohol is a key ingredient. When you put it like that, it doesn't seem very appealing!