10 Celebrities With Odd Habits

Celebrities are perfect, or so we’re all led to believe – you’d never catch them doing anything which wasn’t glamorous. Yet all these stars have bizarre secret habits that perhaps they’d have preferred to have been kept secret. Trust us, if you think you’re odd, you’ve got nothing on these guys…

1. David Beckham


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Becks is everyone’s idea of the perfect man – good at sport, humble, good looking, loving dad and never a hair (or muscle) out of place. Except he’d probably be an utter nightmare to live with. Why? Because he’s obsessive compulsive and everything in his house has to be in pairs. As he told ITV1: “I’ve got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line or everything has to be in pairs. I’ll put my Pepsi cans in the fridge and if there’s one too many then I’ll put it in another cupboard somewhere.”

2. Simon Cowell


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Given Simon Cowell found fame and fortune with his put downs of others, one would have thought that the music mogul would avoid any strange habits that would lead him open to ridicule. Simon however has a bizarre habit which he couldn’t get rid of even if he tried to turn over a new leaf. Every day Mr Cowell climbs a tree, and the TV pop impresario is such a fan that he says it’s his favourite hobby.

3. Jennifer Aniston

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Jen struggles with a fear of flying, which wouldn’t be a huge problem if she wasn’t a Hollywood megastar in demand all over the globe. Unfortunately Ms Aniston is and so in order to overcome her fear, she always enters a plane right foot first and touches the side of the plane as she boards.

4. Christian Bale


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As you’d expect from the man who brought out the brooding in Batman, Bale has a dark side and likes to tempt fate by deliberately doing things which make other people wary.  “I walk under ladders, I do all that stuff. I do it on purpose. I like provoking superstitions,” he once said. It doesn’t seem to have harmed The Dark Knight star, but it’s a little weird doing it on purpose.

 5. Gwyneth Paltrow


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We’re going to call this now, this is the oddest celebrity habit of the lot. Mankind has thought of many uses for steam over the years – powering trains, ironing shirts, stripping wallpaper, but resourceful woman that she is Gwyneth has thought of a new one. Ms Paltrow recommended that women who wanted to follow her lifestyle should steam their lady parts. As she explained on her Goop blog: explained: ‘The real golden ticket here is the Mugwort V-Steam. You sit on what is essentially a mini-throne, and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al.’

6. Wayne Rooney


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What do you do to help you sleep, count sheep? Have a glass of red wine? Listen to Ed Sheeran? Well if you’re an insomniac then Manchester United and England footballer Wayne Rooney may just have the odd habit to help you. That’s because Wayne revealed in his autobiography that he cannot get to sleep without turning the hoover on – or failing that he opts for a lullaby from wife Colleen’s hairdryer.

7. Katy Perry


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Remember when your dentist told you to brush your teeth? Well Katy Perry’s took it to heart so much that she carries twenty toothbrushes everywhere so she can always brush six times a day. Now, we’re all for oral hygiene and think it’s great that Katy wants to take care of her canines, but twenty toothbrushes? That really is a weird habit.

8. Cameron Diaz


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Cameron Diaz found fame as the beautiful woman who falls for Jim Carrey’s character in The Mask, but she may actually have been the weirder one out of that odd couple. Apparently the Hollywood star is so frightened of germs that she’s taken to opening doors with her elbows. So if you do bump into Ms Diaz, it won’t just be gentlemanly to open a door for the actress, but it will also probably save you both a lot of trouble.

9. Olivia Munn


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Beautiful actress and comedian Olivia has a rare disorder which causes her to rip out her eyelashes called trichotillomania. She told the New York Daily News: “I don’t bite my nails, but I rip out my eyelashes, it doesn’t hurt, but it’s really annoying. Every time I run out of the house, I have to stop and pick up a whole set of fake eyelashes.”

10. Mariah Carey


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It comes as no surprise that as a bit of a diva Mariah Carey can be a bit of a fussy eater, but the singer and actresses dietary habits are shall we say, a little off colour. Apparently as a method to stay healthy and keep her stunning looks, the ‘Glitter’ only eats purple foods such as eggplants, plums, and grapes for three days of the week. We hope she washes it down with Ribena or Vimto to ensure she keeps to her diet.

Written by Mark W

Freelance journalist, who having also worked in film has dealt with screenplays and creative writing.

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