Before they were famous, a lot of stars had to struggle their way to the top! Here is a list of celebs who were down and out before their big, lucky breaks.
Before her pop song success and her recent legal troubles, Kesha was just another young woman trying to make it as a singer in Hollywood. Although she had perfect grades in high school and was offered a college scholarship, she dropped out just before graduating to pursue a career in music.
She traveled from Nashville to her native Los Angeles, where she lived out of her car while she was working. Of that time in her life, Kesha has said, “I drove out to Hollywood in my dead grandpa’s Lincoln town car, and just lived in my car for a little bit… Well, just, like, here and there.”
Comedic actor Jim Carrey was on the way to a career breakthrough in the ’90s after he was cast in a regular role on In Living Color. But growing up was a completely different story. During school, Carrey struggled with dyslexia but overcame it by developing a great memory and making friends by being the class clown.
However, his family struggled with poverty, living in rough neighborhoods. To help out, Carrey took on a job working at a local factory while he was in the 10th grade. He would work eight-hour night shifts before going to school, which made his education even more difficult, leading to his dropping out at age 16. At one point, he and his family lived out of an old Volkswagen camper for almost a year.
Despite her parent’s divorce and witnessing her father’s abuse towards her mother, actress Halle Berry did everything she could to live the life of a normal teenager. A high school cheerleader, honor student, and prom queen, Berry would go on to compete in pageants during her stint in community college. She was Miss Teen All-American and Miss Ohio USA in 1985 and 1986, respectively.
But after her pageant days, Berry decided to go to Chicago and New York to pursue a career in modeling and acting. During that time, she was on her own and had to live in homeless shelters and at a YMCA. Of that time, she said, “It taught me how to take care of myself and that I could live through any situation, even if it meant going to a shelter for a small stint, or living within my means, which were meager. I became a person who knows that I will always make my own way.”
Before he found success as 007, Daniel Craig was an aspiring actor from Cheshire, England. He was introduced to the theater at a young age, having frequently attended Everyman Theatre at the Liverpool City Centre with his mother, who was an art teacher. He began acting at the age of six and would apply to multiple acting schools before being accepted to National Youth Theatre at age 16.
He moved to London to attend acting school and worked part-time as a waiter in restaurants to get by. At some points, he had to sleep on park benches because his means were so meager.
Before he was a successful talk-show and game-show host, Steve Harvey was a stand-up comedian trying to make it in the ’80s. After splitting from his first wife, he would send most of his earnings back to his two children and money became so tight that he found himself homeless after some of his gigs fell through.
In an interview with People, Harvey recounted the time he had to live out of his 1976 Ford Tempo: “I had nowhere to go. It was so disheartening. A week is really the maximum you can do. This was three years! It was rock bottom.” When his gigs wouldn’t put him up in a hotel, Harvey had to shower at gas stations or community pools and used an Igloo cooler as a makeshift refrigerator in his car.
Singer-songwriter Jewel fell on hard times when she was trying to pursue music. In her young adult years, she lived out of her car while traveling across the country, doing street performances and small gigs along the way. She eventually ended up in San Diego, where she was known to be homeless at one point.
After being propositioned by her boss and refusing to sleep with him, she got fired from her job and was no longer able to pay rent. While she was homeless, she says she nearly died in a hospital parking lot after the emergency room turned her away due to lack of insurance. At one point, her car got stolen and it was even more difficult for her to find a job without an address and not much of an education.
Morgan Freeman is one of the most revered actors of his time, but before he made a breakthrough with his role in Driving Miss Daisy, Freeman was literally a starving artist. After serving four years in the U.S. Air Force, Freeman moved to Los Angeles and went to the Screen Actors Guild to join the union. However, he was unable to join because he didn’t have a job and he couldn’t get a job because he wasn’t part of the union.
Stuck in that situation, Freeman relentlessly searched for a job with no success. He eventually ran out of the money that he came to Los Angeles with and ended up going for days without proper meals.
Chrissy Metz became a breakthrough actress after the premiere of NBC’s This is Us, but for the new coming actress, success didn’t come so easily. In an interview with Glamour, she recounted everything that happened up until she booked a part in This is Us, at which point she only had 81 cents in her bank account.
She thought her breakthrough would come when she was cast as Ima Wiggles in American Horror Story, but she was mistaken. “When it wrapped,” she says, “there was… nothing. I almost moved back to Florida, but my mom said, ‘You can either be miserable here and not pursue your dreams, or you can be miserable in LA and at least pursue what you want.’ So I stayed.”
Heartthrob actor George Clooney couldn’t always get by on his good looks. After leaving college, he sold women’s shoes, was a door-to-door insurance salesman, worked construction, cut tobacco, and even tried out for the Cincinnati Reds. He eventually came to Los Angeles to become an actor.
He rode to auditions on a bicycle and was living in a friend’s closet for a year. At some point he was so broke that he couldn’t go out with friends for a hamburger. After several small roles on different shows, Clooney eventually made a breakthrough in the early ’90s as Dr. Doug Ross on ER.
Tyler Perry is now one of the most successful filmmakers of his time for making movies that people can easily relate to, but growing up was a different story. Suffering from multiple counts of abuse, he often found refuge in going to church with his mother on Sundays. As he grew older, he took up writing to come to terms with everything he endured growing up. Perry eventually wrote I Know I’ve Been Changed, which was about adults forgiving their abusers.
He decided to turn it into a play and spent all of his savings to fund the production. Unfortunately, only 30 people showed up to the first showing and he ended up broke. He then had to live on the streets and had to save more money taking jobs in construction and working as a used-car salesman.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Before she was Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker was the fourth of eight children from Ohio. From a young age, she knew she had to provide for her family financially since her mother was a school teacher and her stepfather was often unemployed. She would bring home money from song and dance performances.
At age 11, she got a part on Broadway in New York City, so her family moved there to support her acting career. Parker and her siblings acted in Broadway plays during this time and she also attended the American Ballet Theater and New York Professional Children’s School. At age 16, she moved to Hollywood and became a star with the sitcom Square Pegs in 1982.
Twain comes from Toronto, Canada, where she grew up the eldest of her three siblings. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, whose relationship grew so tumultuous at one point that Twain urged her mother to go to a homeless shelter for support. From the age of eight, Twain helped support her family by singing in local bars, making at most 20 dollars in the middle of the night.
When she was 21, both of her parents died in a car accident, so Twain took on the responsibility of caring for her siblings until they were able to be on their own. She put off her career and sang at resorts in order to do this. Eventually, she made it to Nashville where she signed with Mercury Nashville Records, which helped start her singing career.
American talk-show host Oprah Winfrey is one of the most successful women in the world and is currently the United States’ first and only multi-billionaire African American person. But before all her unprecedented success, Oprah had a rough upbringing. As a young girl she was raised by her grandmother in rural poverty, but eventually often had to switch between living with her mother Wisconsin and alleged father in Tennessee.
Growing up, she was a victim of sexual abuse and molestation. At age 13, she ran away from home and by 14, she had given birth to a son that died after being born prematurely. She overcame her strife in high school, where she was an honors student and during her senior year, was invited to work part-time at a local black radio station. She worked there through her first two years of college and continued to pursue a career in news.
In the early ’90s, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling had separated from her first husband in Portugal and moved back to England with their infant daughter. As a single mother, Rowling at times found it hard to make ends meet and even ended up on welfare saying that she was as “poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless.”
She would often write in coffee shops and after completing Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, she had a hard time finding someone to publish it. She barely could afford the typewriter that she wrote it on and didn’t have enough money to make photocopies of it, so she had to manually type out the entire novel multiple times to send out to multiple potential publishers.
Before becoming the “First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald struggled during childhood. At a young age, Fitzgerald and her mother moved to New York to live with her mother’s boyfriend, Joseph Da Silva, who was abusive towards her. After her mother passed away from a heart attack, Fitzgerald moved in with her aunt but let her grades in school flounder at this time.
Fitzgerald would often skip school and she became involved with mafia-type people, running gambles and becoming a lookout at a local bordello. After getting caught by the police, she was admitted to an orphan asylum and later a school for girls, where she suffered physical abuse. At age 15, she escaped but she was homeless on the streets of New York. After two years in this state, she entered and won an amateur singing contest at the Apollo Theatre and the rest, as they say, is history.
Jennifer Lopez made herself famous by reminding people that despite her fame, she’s still “Jenny from the block.” But what a lot of people don’t know, is that Lopez was actually homeless at one point! She revealed the truth in an interview with W magazine: “My mom and I butted heads. I didn’t want to go to college — I wanted to try dance full-time. So she and I had a break… I started sleeping on the sofa in the dance studio. I was homeless, but I told her, ‘This is what I have to do.’”
Lopez was right to follow her dreams because within a year of being homeless, she got a dancing gig in Europe and then became a Fly Girl for In Living Color shortly after!
From the age of six, actress Hilary Swank grew up in a trailer park in Washington. After her parents divorced when she was 15, she and her mother moved to Los Angeles so that Swank could pursue an acting career. When they got there, Swank and her mother lived out of their car. On occasion, a friend who was selling their house let Swank and her mother spend the night there even though the house was empty. During this time, she also dropped out of high school.
Swank went on to perform small acting gigs but her biggest break was the lead role in the film Boys Don’t Cry, in which she played a transgender male. She was only paid $75/day for her work, earning a total of $3,000 for the entire film, but would later go on to win a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Actress for the role.
He may have been the host of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, had his own sitcom, and then hosted The Price Is Right, but it sure was a long time coming for Drew Carey. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for six years, Drew Carey ended up in Vegas where he worked as a bank teller and a Denny’s waiter.
Life wasn’t so easy during that time, however, because he didn’t have those jobs yet. He ended up homeless. Carey ended up having to sell plasma for $40 and he even scrounged for spare change just to buy some boxed mac and cheese.
Before he was an Oscar-nominated actor and producer, Mark Wahlberg was an infamous juvenile delinquent. Growing up in a broken home in Boston as the youngest of nine children, Wahlberg became involved in drugs and was addicted to cocaine by age 13. Around this time, he was known to harass his African-American peers by throwing rocks at them and shouting racial remarks.
When he was 16, he attacked two different Vietnamese men on two different occasions, for which he was convicted and charged with attempted murder. Although he was sentenced to two years in prison, he only served 45 days and now holds a permanent criminal record.
Before he was Mad Men‘s main man Don Draper, actor Jon Hamm struggled a lot throughout his life. He lost both his parents by his twenties and after enrolling in college, he became clinically depressed and would spend days in bed. As he struggled through that, he moved to Los Angeles in the early ’90s to pursue acting, but gigs didn’t come so easily, as many aspiring actors come to find out.
Barely scraping by, he became a drama teacher to teens while working as a set decorator for soft-core pornography. He also was a dishwasher in a local Greek restaurant, a job that he says got him out of bed. He says he’s been a waiter for almost as long as he’s been acting, but Hamm is a true testament to the idea that you got to start somewhere!
For 24 Hours, Kelly Clarkson Was Scared For Her Life
If you know how petrifying cancer can be then this will hit close to home. Going to the doctor for a routine checkup isn’t that high on everyone’s list of things they love. Why? Because you may think you are perfectly fine but there is something in the back of your head that keeps you the slightest paranoid. For Kelly Clarkson, that paranoia turned into a reality in 2006.
It was the day of the 2006 Grammys and Kelly Clarkson had the heaviest mind in attendance. “Not many people know this … but I was told that morning that I had cancerous results for something,” she said. “I went the whole day crying. They redid my makeup four times because I was like, ‘Wow, so young.’ I was just completely freaking out.”
No one wants to be trembling with fear on one of the biggest days of their lives. Not only was Clarkson nominated, she was set to perform. That must have a nightmarish feeling, to say the least. Hope came in the form of her winning her first two Grammys for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
“Then when I won, I thought, ‘Oh, my God. This is like God giving me one more thing before something horrible happens,’” said Clarkson. From the sounds of things, Clarkson was going through it but the light at the end of the tunnel arrived the next day
What happened next is something that all cancer patients would wish could happen. The day after she won her Grammys and performed her hit song “Because of You” she had learned the diagnosis was just a mistake.
“I was like, ‘You completely ruined my entire [day],’” she laughed. “As a kid watching the Grammys, that was a big dream! It was kind of the worst/greatest day. And the next day was also the worst/greatest day because I wanted to punch someone.” And rightfully so, giving someone the scare of their life on a big day like that is quite ridiculous.
“I was like, ‘Who mixes up results? Why wouldn’t you test again?’ It was very much a roller coaster ride, that day, for me,” said Clarkson. “So, it’s kind of unfortunate, but a lot of the moments got stolen from that mishap. But hey, I didn’t have cancer!”
That is most likely one of the craziest 24 hours a human being can go through. Thinking that you have a life-threatening disease and winning an award you have been dreaming about since you were a kid has bittersweet written all over it.
It takes a certain level of professionalism for someone to stay committed after hearing that news but that is just what Clarkson did accepting her awards and giving a great performance. One can only guess how thankful for life Clarkson has been since that scare. And to those still fighting that battle and were not as fortunate as Clarkson, continue the fight because it can be defeated.
Celebs Who Saved Themselves For Marriage (Or Not)
People decide to “save” themselves, in other words remain “pure,” for lots of reasons. Some do it because of religious, emotional, or just personal reasons. Some do it because they want to protect their health, while others just do it because they want to find the “right” person. It really makes you wonder, though, when a super-attractive star says that they’ve vowed to remain celibate or abstinent. So many questions surround their decision, and then there’s always the inevitable musing… Is their desire to “wait” honest-and-real, or is it just a publicity stunt? Here are all the details about some of the biggest stars who said they were saving themselves.
Angela Simmons Confesses
Angela Simmons is famous as theGrowing Up Hip-Hopstar and a fabulous shoe designer. Her dad is also Run-DMC rap royalty the Rev. Joseph Simmons, which may also explain why she was so vocal about her desire to wait until marriage.
So, when rumors of her pregnancy first surfaced, she denied it of course. There’s only so long that denials will hold up, though. She eventually confessed, saying, “You know, I met the love of my life and we got engaged. And I waited until twenty-eight.” So, the man of her dreams changed everything, and she welcomed Sutton Joseph, her baby boy, last year, and then married Sutton Tennyson.
Carrie Underwood on the Right To Love
Even after her American Idol win, and her subsequent steady-and-sure rise to even bigger stardom, Carrie Underwood had a lot to say about her decision to wait until marriage, and she held fast to her convictions. She says, “I grew up going to church camp and reading my Bible and having different faith books and movies in my life.”
She was abstinent until she married her husband, Mike Fisher, when she was 26-years old. It’s a good thing that she finally found “the right guy.” But, she’s also very vocal about her belief that everyone should have that right: “As a married person myself, I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love, and want to marry. I can’t imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.”
Donny Osmond – Dad’s Dilemma
Donny Osmond was part of the Osmonds, and he went on to have a bestselling singing career. All-in-all, though, he’s a man of many talents; he’s a singer, songwriter, actor, TV host, dancer, and even author. What draws him to your attention here, though, is his vow to wait until he married.
He says, “I was … when I got married and I would hope that my children, based on my beliefs and what I have taught them, would follow suit.” That appears to be easier to say than to actually ensure that they follow in his footsteps, though. He says, “I am not going to condemn anybody. That’s where religion gets a bad name, when people get holier than thou. We are all human. If my children make a mistake, I want them to know it is all right and they should try harder next time.”
Jordin Sparks & Perfect Sense
Jordin Sparks is famous as an actor, singer and model. You may remember when she auditioned for American Idol, or even when she became the youngest winner (at 17). Along with all the fame, though, she’s also been very vocal about her purity ring, which is a faith-based decision.
If you look at her American Idol biography, you’ll see that she thanks her parents and God for her win. And, about her choice to wait, she explains, “My parents gave me a purity ring and talked to me about waiting until marriage. It wasn’t forced; it just made perfect sense.”
Julianne Hough & Her Lucky Guy
Julianne Hough is one of the infamous beauties of Dancing With The Stars fame, but she’s also now known for her vow of celibacy, based on her Mormon upbringing. As she explained, there was “no drinking, no caffeine, no smoking, no swear words, no R-rated movies.” There were rumors that her relationship with Zach Wilson might have been short-lived because of that little purity clause. Then, with Ryan Seacrest, rumors had it that she was his “beard.”
But, you probably don’t care about all that anymore. After all, she’s been dating NHL star Brooks Laich since 2013, and they announced their engagement in 2015. And, in an interview, he famously raved about her, saying, “She’s a cool, cool gal. She’s just a sweetheart, very loving, very giving. She puts so much great out into the world. I’m a pretty lucky guy.”
Kathie Lee Gifford – The Last One?
You probably know Kathie Lee Gifford as a host on the Today show, right? Well, she’s famous not only for her online prowess, but also because she waited until she was 22, and married to her first husband, Paul Johnson. In her autobiography, she explains: “My lifelong self-consciousness about my body seemed, miraculously, to fade away…”
Gifford said that she met her first husband at a Bible study group. He was the leader of the group. Up until, then, she was certain that she was the last hold out in Hollywood. Her marriage to her first husband lasted six years. She later married Frank Gifford in 1986, but they divorced in 2015.
Kevin Jonas & His Purity Ring
Kevin Jonas was part of the infamous Jonas brothers, and all of them quickly became popular with fans. Kevin is the oldest of the brother, and they all wore their very own “purity ring” to demonstrate their commitment to chastity. Of the three, it appears that Kevin is probably the only one who kept that vow (Joe admitted that the promise was broken).
Kevin was undeterred. At 18, he said, “My ring represents a promise to myself and God that I’ll stay pure until marriage.” He married Danielle Deleasa in 2009, and the couple now has two children.
Jessica Simpson’s Something Special
Jessica Simpson is another famous celebrity who proclaimed that she was waiting until marriage. She was raised a Baptist, but said, “Abstinence for me is about romance. It has nothing to do with my relationship with God. It’s definitely a bonus in that department, but it’s nothing spiritual. It’s about giving something special to that person you’re going to spend the rest of your life with.”
So, she waited until she married Nick Lachey in 2001 when she was 22-years old, but their marriage only lasted until 2005. She did say that that act of waiting until marriage made her most proud. She went on to have two children out of wedlock with Eric Johnson.
Kirk Cameron – Lock The Door
You probably remember him as Mike Severson on Growing Pains, but he’s gone on to appear in the Left Behind series as well as Fireproof. He also partnered with Ray Comfort for an Evangelical ministry, The Way of the Master. His decision to be celibate until marriage is also tied to his Evangelical faith.
He famously says, “I’m glad I waited.” He met his wife, Chelsea, while he was still on the set of Growing Pains, and they’ve been together ever since. Kinda mushy, but he says: “Love is a promise. It’s a room you go into where you learn how to serve someone else. And you don’t leave that room. You lock the door and throw away the key.”
Lenny Kravitz – Promise Made?
Yeah, you probably know that Lenny Kravitz has done a little bit of everything. He’s an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and an actor. And, he’s also incorporated elements of many musical genres into his own unique style. He also won the Grammy Award for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” over four consecutive years. So, yeah, you know him…
He explains that while he thinks that it’s important to be close, “It’s just that I’m going to do it with my wife. And not everybody else.” So, while he told Maxim: “(It’s) a promise I made until I get married.” He later told Details: “I said it, and it just got blown way out of proportion.”
Lisa Kudrow – Precious Honor
You probably know (and love) Lisa Kudrow from the role she played as Phoebe on Friends. But, reports say that she’s really nothing like the hippie she played on the show, and she has also been vocal about her decision to wait until marriage. She explained that it was “something I’d decided was very precious…an honor I was bestowing on a young man.”
But, did she really wait until she was 31, when she married Michael Stern? Some have taken an interview with Jay Leno to mean that she may not have been completely celibate. The quote that they point to is this one: “No, no. What I was trying to say is that when I was young I had always had hoped and wanted to be…” What do you think?
Lolo Jones – It’s Harder Than Olympics Training
Lolo Jones is American hurdler and bobsledder who specializes in the 60-meter and 100-meter hurdles. She was an Olympic athlete but fell short of winning any medals. About her choice of waiting until marriage, she said, “It’s just something, a gift I want to give my husband.”
But, she also said that it’s “harder than training for the Olympics.” She is also very comfortable with her body. She posed semi-nude for ESPN the Magazine’s “The Body” issue in 2009. Jones was also on the cover of Outside magazine in 2012. The “bathing suit” she wore was made up of ribbon that had been strategically placed.
Mariah Carey Waited for Nick Cannon
Mariah Carey is a huge pop star, of course. She’s the obvious best-selling female singer from the ’90s. In her credits, though, you’ll find mention of a whole lot more. Beyond singing, she’s a songwriter, record producer, and even an actress. She’s quite a lady!
Yes, she’d been married before to Tommy Mottola, in 1993 (and divorced in 1998), but she still vowed to remain celibate with Nick Cannon until they got married. Maybe it’s not such a surprise, then, that they got hitched just two months after they started dating. She explained, “It’s not that we had no intimacy. We just didn’t have complete intimacy. It’s just me, and my feelings. But we both have similar beliefs and I just thought that it would be so much more special if we waited until we were married. And it was.” While they might have had some good moments, the couple divorced in 2016.
Meagan Good About “The Wait”
Actress Meagan Good is married to DeVon Franklin, a Seventh Day Adventist minister. She was vocal about her vow of celibacy before marriage, and they’ve even released the New York Times bestselling book, The Wait. They talk about their journey with abstinence. Since so many others lament how hard it is, the book also offers advice to those who are struggling.
In the book, they explain their reasoning: “We live in a culture addicted to the quick hookup, the miracle cure, and the overnight sensation. The Wait is the remedy for that addiction.” But, waiting until marriage also supports the fact that it’s not always easy to find that person who will love you the way you deserve. It’s about being (and becoming) “self-aware and humble enough to admit that our first impulses aren’t always smart ones.”
Rebecca St. James on Making Memories
For Rebecca St. James, it really makes all the career sense in the world for her to remain celibate. She has written books about her desire to wait until marriage, but she also sings hit songs about it! She is a Grammy Award-winning Christian recording artist, after all.
She felt compelled to defend her position on Fox News. She said: “Can I just say that [it] – and I’ve never been with anyone else – is so cherishing and beautiful, and I’m glad I don’t have memories with anyone else, and I’m glad my husband doesn’t have anyone to compare me to.” She married Jacob “Cubbie” Fink in 2011, and she gave birth to her daughter, Gemma Elena Fink, in 2014.
Sarah Drew on Falling in Love Via Letters
You may know Sarah Drew for her role on Grey’s Anatomy. She married her college sweetheart, Peter Lanfer, in 2002. He’s a lecturer at UCLA. She was once asked if their relationship was “love at first sight,” to which she replied: “For him it was. For me, we were leading a camp together and I was very focused on the kids. I had been burned twice by guys, so I was wounded and not interested in guys at all. He pursued me with handwritten letters for like eight months. It was incredibly romantic and old fashioned. I fell in love with him through the letters.”
The couple also waited until marriage. A fan famously asked her about how she compared to the character of Dr. April Kepner. Specifically, the person asked: “Are you as religious as April. How old were u when you first lost [it] lol?” The actress replied, “I waited until marriage.” Beyond being married since 2002, the star-crossed couple now has two children. Micah Emmanuel was born in 2012, and Hannah Mali Rose was born in 2014.
Sean Lowe & Catherine Giudici
You know him as the Bachelor hunk on Season 13, but did you know that he and his chosen fiancee, Catherine Giudici, decided to wait until their honeymoon? That’s kind of a big deal when everything comes out via reality TV and the tabloids.
Giudici told The View, “We made a really good decision for us and we’re excited to consummate as husband and wife.” She was busy talking about that big wedding in 2014. She also said, “It’s something that is a benefit of being married.” And, of course, they also posted newborn baby pictures of Samuel Thomas last year. The proud mom posted, “I think I’m in love :)”
Sherri Shepherd on Sticking to Values
Sherri Shepherd is a TV host and actress. She famously jumped in to defend Olympian Lola Jones against critics that found fault with her desire to wait until marriage, saying: “I think it’s great that she’s sticking to her values.” She further said, “Nobody applauds anybody sticking to their values, but when they mess up, they go ‘Where’s your values?’”
In 2012, 29-year-old Shepherd also made headlines from comments she made in an interview with HBO Real Sports, when she said that she’d been saving herself for marriage. In her relationship with her second husband, she said she also waited until her wedding night.
You may know him for his Twilight role, but Taylor Lautner seems to capture everyone’s attention as a huge heartthrob both on and off the Big Screen. He took the abstinence vow back in 2009, and nobody’s been able to prove (or report) any deviation from that promise. You’d be sure to see it blitzed across every possible tabloid, that’s for sure.
Of course, he also didn’t say he was waiting until marriage, just that he was waiting for the “right girl.” Of course, rumors have it that his vow may be part of why his relationships just don’t last. Is he calling it quits and moving on when he determines they’re just not “all that” or are they breaking it off when he won’t break his abstinence vow? Then again, he also famously lamented: “Oh, it’s soo hard being famous! I can’t date anybody because everybody just wants my hot body and my Twilight millions!” Not the most modest, but he does say he hopes he’s romantic, and that it’s “more than the flowers and the gifts.” He says, “It’s about connecting with the person and being able to talk and share things with her.”
Tim Tebow is a famous NFL player, but he made huge headlines when he announced that he’d vowed to remain celibate until marriage. Of course, there have also been lots of rumors about whether it’s that decision to wait also ruined his relationship with Olivia Culpo.
For his part, he seemed like he was stuck on her. During the brief relationship, sources said, “It’s very new, but he thinks she is a goddess. He’s very attentive, and writes her sweet notes all the time.” While some surmised it was his decision to “wait,” others claim that Culpo just wasn’t that into him, and/or that she was still recovering from her breakup with Nick Jonas. Sometimes the timing is just way off. Then again, there may be lots of women hoping and really trying to get him into bed, since one dating website offered $1 million to any woman who could offer proof that she’d slept with Tebow.
The Wildest Incidents To Happen During Concerts!
For some people, concerts are their favorite events to go to. Being able to see their favorite artist perform the songs they love is almost like a dream come true. Unfortunately, there are moments when the concert does not go as planned. Some concerts are wildly interrupted by unexpected events and it throws off the whole rhythm of the event. Here is a slew of the craziest reasons why concerts were interrupted.
First of all, he is performing on a floating stage. The concert should have been interrupted for safety measures but Kanye will be Kanye. This particular interruption ended up ended the concert after only 30 minutes.
Kanye went on a rant about Trump, Jay Z, Bey, and much more before eventually ending the show and leaving fans upset. “Get ready to have a field day, press. Get ready, get ready. Because the show’s over,” were a few of his last words before he left.
At one of his concerts, “Sure Thing” singer Miguel was sued for his Hulk Hogan style dropkick that he performed on a fan. While performing at the Billboard awards in 2013, Miguel decided to unleash his inner Power Ranger and leap across a small crowd of fans. He must have misjudged how tight his pants were mid-jump and it ended up hurting a fan.
He landed on the fan’s neck and immediately after the show he was interviewed with the fan. “We just met,” Miguel joked. “Unfortunately we did not meet under the best circumstances, but I think we’re okay.” Her name is Tsai and she sued him for negligence and sought damages to cover medical fees.
The Stones Spark Trouble
The year was 1969 and the Rolling Stones had just completed a successful American tour. To celebrate, they were the headliners of a free festival at Altamont. Things seemed legit but there was something questionable in place and that was when they chose to hire members of a notorious biker gang as their security.
Chaos eventually broke loose when fighting in the crowd began. Fighting already sounds bad enough but it got worse. Someone was killed after a serious bout broke loose with a member of the biker club. At least we know that if you use them as security, you are well protected.
Kid Cudi’s Knuckle Sandwich
Kid Cudi has one of the most loyal fan bases. Even when he puts out experimental music that is nothing like the style he blew up on, the true fans will support him. In 2009, Cudi went toe-to-toe with one of these fans all because of a simple misunderstanding.
While performing one of his classic songs “Pursuit of Happiness,” a wallet was thrown on stage and Cudi responded. He went to pick the wallet up and throw it back but the person he threw it to said it was not his so he threw back. Cudi didn’t like that and went into the crowd and socked the guy in the face.
Metallica and Guns ‘N’ Roses
It was 1992 and a bunch of things went wrong over in Montreal. Metallica was co-headlining a concert with Guns ‘N’ Roses and their half of the fiasco may be just as bad if not worse than the other incident. James Hetfield was burned horribly by the pyrotechnics so they had to cut their half of the show short.
Then it got worse when Axl Rose made the crowd upset by showing up late and leaving early because of “vocal issues.” 50 thousand people started to riot. They smashed windows and set fires causing the police to go after rioters in the streets.
Limp Bizkit Eggs on 1999 Woodstock
Woodstock ’99 was a disaster. Just so you believe us, the temperature was scorching, the lines were long just to buy an expensive bottle of water, and the planning for the event could have gone a lot better because chaos was afoot that year.
It was supposed to be a concert that promoted peace and love as well as a free-spirited kindness but the opposite was in effect especially when Limp Bizkit got on stage to perform. Vandalism and destruction were going on and the leader of the group, Fred Durst, was just egging the crowd on like it was the thing to do.
Pearl Jam Tragedy
In 2000, something happened that no band would want to happen. As a matter of fact, no one should want this fate to happen to anyone especially while they are out trying to enjoy the music they love. At the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, nine people were left killed.
When fans went to rush the stage to see Pearl Jam perform, that is how many of them got their lives taken. The moment Pearl Jam heard of this tragedy they stopped the show. Being the good people that they are, they stayed in touch with the families and reference them in the song “Love Boat Captain.”
Justin Bieber Storms Off
Most are aware of Justin Bieber’s past mishaps and public interactions. He once spit on the people below him from his balcony and we do not know why. In a concert, however, he took it to Kanye level and ended it himself because of the fans.
“He went to dry up the water with a towel when fans tried to take the towel from Bieber,” the eyewitness continues. “He became angry and walked off the stage.” Bieber later said he was sorry on Instagram with, “sadly it’s been a rough week for me, long days no sleep, while having to be ‘on’ as they would say for cameras fans etc. In no way did I mean to come across mean.”
Lady Gaga Gets Crashed
Lady Gaga is known for having her own crazy antics like wearing an all-meat costume as a form of making a statement. Not fake meat but real meat was her choice of clothing for the event. This time, a fan flipped the script and went crazy on her for once.
While performing one of her many smash records, a fan found her way on stage as the background dancers are not breaking form and Gaga starts to back away. The fan seems to be pleading to Gaga as she inched closer to her before eventually being carried off stage.
Drake Tears His ACL
In the early stage of the Canadian superstar’s career, he hit a major bump in the road. It happened around the time his hot single “Best I Ever Had” was making its course on the radio and everybody had got tired of it after just two weeks.
This was also during the era when some rappers were still wearing baggy jeans and Drake just so happened to have a pair on. While performing the aforementioned song he started to trot around and out of nowhere he slipped and landed flat on the ground. You could see him pound the ground in disappointment and pain right before people came to help him backstage.
The Fire in Rhode Island
In 2003, pyrotechnics got the best of a band once again but this time in an even more deadly manner. The band Great White was performing and suddenly the pyrotechnics lit the soundproof insulation and that is when mayhem broke loose. 100 people died during the incident including someone you would least expect.
The guitarist of the band was also killed in the fire and another 200 plus suffered burns and other injuries. The tour manager was sentenced to ten years in prison for involuntary manslaughter but got off on parole in 2008. This hit hard for the band, especially for Jack Russell.
Here we have another case of a deranged fan, and this might be the craziest one can get. In 2004, Damageplan was performing in Columbus, Ohio when something unpredictable happened. Something that should put incentives in place so that no one can carry weapons at a concert. The fan climbed on stage and what happened next was horrible.
Once on stage, the fan by the name of Nathan Gale took out his 9mm and put multiple bullets in the head of Dimebag Darrell. An additional three others were killed as well before the murderer was brought down. Eventually, those involved summed up the courage to rock another day.
German Love Parade Festival
The German Love Parade is the German version of EDM. What happened here is a prime example of what you get when you try to cram too many people in a small space. It just doesn’t work! And as a result, the festival was canceled after 2010.
The area in which the festival was taking place only could hold roughly 250,000 people. The total number of fans that showed up came out to more than one million. 500 people were injured and 21 passed away due to the lack of space. This was a lesson to be learned in event planning.
The Collapse at the Indiana State Fair
Sugarland was set to go on stage and perform next at the Indiana State Fair in 2011. That is until the weather had a change of plans for the fair and put tons of people’s lives in danger. Seven deaths even occurred because of the collapse of the stage that took place.
It was said to have collapsed due to the weather and Sugarland was said to be “stunned and heartbroken” by what happened and had no words to talk about what happened. After that tragic event, state fairs have now taken more precaution and finding better ways to combat the weather.
Big Sean Says, “Stop Throwing Money”
While Big Sean was promoting his number one album I Decided he did a show performing some of the songs off the album while in Las Vegas. The “Bounce Back” rapper was at Drai’s Nightclub and a certain fan thought it would appropriate to turn it into a different type of club.
The fan was throwing money at the stage and Big Sean was not a fan of that. “Hey, stop throwing [expletive] money my [expletive],” Sean yelled. The crowd was in shock because everyone sees Big Sean as a mild-mannered person. Throwing money while he performs is what ticks him off, it seems.
Snoop and Wiz Are clueless
Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are two of the biggest green advocates in the music business. The two of them have made plenty of songs together and even have graced the stage together on tour. One performance, a rail was not very secure and happened to fall over leaving a handful of people falling on their faces.
Fans were packed tight to see the duo perform and leaning heavy on the rail that kept that safe. While Snoop and Wiz turned around for a split second, the railing fell and the two didn’t even notice. Security came on stage to get the stars backstage.
Demi Gets Ambushed
No one can get enough of their favorite artist, that goes without saying. Demi Lovato learned that first hand if she didn’t already know. In 2012, she decided to get fancy and let some fans go over the barrier so that they could get closer to her while she was talking to the audience.
“You guys got to be safe, though,” said Lovato. Maybe she should have been more concerned about her own safety before letting them get so close. First, one girl hopped on stage and to hug her and shortly after about three more fans rushed in before Lovato was rushed off the stage.
Drake makes the list again but this time he didn’t injure himself. This also happened early in his career and it foreshadowed how big he was going to be. Only a few artists have the ability to do what Drake did to this poor girl.
It appeared this young lady was elevated in the crowd due to her being on someone’s back and Drake came up to her and sang directly to her. He grabbed her hand while serenading her and the girl was going crazy. When he backed away and went to the center stage, moments later she straight up passed out. The show was paused as Drake spoke to the audience.
Miley Gets Rushed Off Stage
This is similar to Demi Lovato’s situation except Miley Cyrus didn’t entice the fans by saying they could come closer to her. While she was on her Gypsy Heart Tour in 2011, before she became the wrecking ball that she is now, a fan got bold and rushed the stage.
It was almost like a sneak attack because the fan crept up from behind like a ninja and tried to give Miley a big hug. In a matter of seconds, security came and apprehended the young lady and then rushed the star off of the stage. The girl could have just wanted a hug.
The Queen Got Pulled
It is no secret that Beyoncé is one of the biggest stars of this era. When she performs, her shows are always sold out. She brings thousands of fans to her shows wherever she goes. That includes Brazil where she was dragged off the stage by a fan in the crowd.
Beyoncé likes to get interactive with the fans when she performs sometimes and there is nothing wrong with that. However, we are thinking maybe she should up the security when she does interact with her adoring fanbase. While performing “Irreplaceable” she got down on her knees by the edge of the stage and a man with his shirt off pulled her down. When the guards try to escort him out, Beyoncé said to let him stay and had a dialogue with him in front of everybody.
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