Celebrities get to travel just about anywhere. When they have free time on their hands the world is their oyster. They could also be so fond of a particular island that they ventured to make it their own.
With so many lavish destinations and islands, the possibilities are endless for celebrities looking to get away or even purchase their own piece of paradise. Let’s take a look at the craziest private islands and lavish getaways of these fortunate celebrities.
Before Beyoncé performed at the 2016 Super Bowl she was soaking it up in a $10,000 dollar a night estate in Los Altos Hills. It features views of the whole San Francisco Bay Area.
Britney Spears has an amazing getaway located in Malibu that she goes to with her kids when she isn’t in Vegas headlining at Planet Hollywood. She and her sons enjoy the $30 million dollar beachfront mansion that comes equipped with five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. The kids must love this place!
What Spears and the kids really appreciate is the backyard, complete with a luxurious lap pool and hot tub. She posted a video on Instagram of her kids enjoying the water while she just sat back in a chair soaking up the sun. She was probably thinking about her next performance.
Nicolas Cage and Leaf Cay
In 2006 Nicolas Cage went to the Exuma Cays, Bahamas, and purchased a $3 million dollar island called Leaf Cay. Before he purchased it, he already had a private home on paradise island so we are assuming he just wanted to take it to the next level and buy an entire island.
This island is close to another celeb’s island who we will bring up later. It includes luxury hotels, and visitors can use the 1,500-foot airstrip and marina. The island gets its power supply from the Bahama government but has a solar-powered backup system in place.
Just like Britney Spears, Gwyneth Paltrow takes her kids as well as her husband to Punta Mita, Mexico and enjoys a lavish seaside estate. Would six bedrooms, home theater and two infinity pools be enough for you to have a good time? It costs $40,000 a week to rent this place so you’d better start saving.
That’s right… we forgot to mention that the estate has a personal chef. The cookbook author does not have to worry about preparing any of her own meals when she is here, and that has to be a relief. When it’s time to feast, they have indoor and outdoor dining tables so if the weather allows, they’ll eat outside.
Abramovich Island In St. Barts
Roman Abramovich is a Russian billionaire. No, he doesn’t make movies nor does he make music. He is a businessman and he is very good at it. He is currently the primary owner of a private company, Millhouse LLC. Many also know him as the owner of the Chelsea Football Club.
What else should he do with his money? Buy an island worth $90 million! It is located in St. Barts and has a 70-acre estate on it. A tennis court, swimming pools for when you don’t wanna swim in the ocean, and anything else a billionaire might deem necessary is all there.
Nothin’ funny about Eddie Murphy’s Island
The hilarious comedian, who has been in tons of movies, makes bankroll. He has more than five kids and we’re guessing they convinced him to use some of his spare cash to purchase an island in the Bahamas that they can bring their friends too. If not that, then Murphy must go there to gather inspiration for new jokes.
The island cost him a cool $15 million and is called Rooster Cay. The island is very close to the capital of the Bahamas. No one knows if he plans for the island other then speculations of developing a perfect resort for others.
The uber-popular young sibling of the Kardashians, Kylie Jenner has many magnificent getaways. Just check her Instagram if you need proof. She and boyfriend Tyga are always somewhere fancy relaxing in the sun. When she turned 19, she had to do it big so she went to Turks and Caicos for some fun.
She and her friends enjoyed 35,000 square feet of 23 bedrooms at the Pearls of Long Bay Estate. If she needed to keep her body toned, there was a full gym or if everyone needed to sweat a little they had a sauna ready for their use.
George Clooney’s Villa
Lake Como, Italy is just amazing. The sights are wonderful and the atmosphere is to die for. Actor George Clooney loves it so much that he has his own villa there that patiently awaits his return. It is located in a village that has a population of only 930, a perfect getaway.
The 18th-century villa seemingly floats on the water and is located right near a famous Italian poet, Ada Negri. It is just something about this place far beyond the materialistic aspect of it that just exudes a need to always want to return. Clooney probably has dreams about this place.
Shakira – Bonds Cay
The belly dancing beauty, Shakira joins the list of celebrities with an island to their name. The Columbian star split the cost of the Bond Cay island with Alejandro Sanz and Roger Waters so they could have it themselves. It cost $16 million so that was a good idea to split expenses.
The 700 acres do not go to waste. There are luxury hotels and condos and some private beaches for those willing to fork out the extra cash. And for those fond of the arts, there is an art gallery. Also, if you feel like getting a birdie, test your stroke on the 18-hole golf course.
Hotel du Cap
This hotel looks worthy enough to be a setting for a scene from Mission Impossible. Maybe that is why Tom Cruise goes to the Hotel du Cap in Antibes, France every spring… so he can get in good with the owners. That way, when he asks if he can shoot there for a movie they’ll be okay with it.
Cruise also goes there and gets a specially made salad and a slew of other celebrities do the same for the particular food they want. The chefs there are top notch and there is everything you would need at the lavish getaway including tennis courts and a salt-water pool.
Villa d’Este, Como, Italy
The five-star hotel Villa d’Este, Como, Italy has rates of $1,400 a night but if you want to live legendary then you can cash out $5,000 for the top suites. Many celebrities escape to Milan and have an amazing time here. It used to be a resort for politicians.
Now, everyone from Robert De Niro to Madonna and George Clooney take their talents to this luxury hotel. You can go for a swim in the lake or travel it by boat, the choice is really up to you. There is also a Zen-inspired beauty center if you wish to refresh your body and soul.
Johnny Depp explores his Pirate side
Word on the street is that Johnny Depp was filming for Pirates of the Caribbean and fell head over hills for this island. What better way to never let it go than to buy it for $3.6 million? With 45 acres of an island he now calls his own, Depp can impersonate a pirate all he wants.
The island is called Little Halls Pond Cay and is located in the Bahamas right next to Eddie Murphy’s. They probably sail to each other when they’re both in town and tell bad jokes to each other. All the homes there are solar-powered.
Céline Dion’s keeps private in Quebec
When you have the vocal talents of Céline Dion, you can make yourself a pretty penny. And with that pretty penny, you have the ability to own a private island in your hometown. Dion purchased an island by the name of Ile Gagnon. It is located in the sleepy Iles River so it is perfectly secluded.
With heavy security surrounding the French chateau-style mansion, the closest you will get is on a boat so bring your binoculars. The surrounding area is a popular tourist spot in Quebec, Canada so many people have the ability to get a glimpse of the mansion.
The YOLO Estate
Drizzy Drake has an estate in Calabasas, California that is absolutely insane. When he isn’t running through Canada with his woes, you can find him kicking back enjoying the fruits of his labors in sunny California at the YOLO Estate. He bought the place in 2012 for $7.7 million which was lower than what it was posted at.
Every summer, Drake throws pool parties where hosts a plethora of celebrities. The parties have been likened to Mardi Gras, according to Drake. If you have seen any of the pictures from his shindigs then maybe he is not wrong about that comparison.
Tyler Perry buys another
One private island wasn’t enough for comedian Tyler Perry. He makes his money doing impersonations of the ever-popular Madea, and earned enough to purchase the White Bay Cay island in the Bahamas. Nothing funny about having two islands to call your own, now is there?
Perry has in his plans to build a 14,000 square foot Bali-style home and at least five guest bungalows to go with it. After that is all done, the island will have a tennis court, spa and marina too. Perry sounds like he knows how to enjoy himself pretty well.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Located in Exuma Cays, Bahamas, you will find Goat Cay. Goat Cay is the name of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s private island. The two country music icons had to invest their love in something major so why not choose a nice island. There is no word on how much they paid for it but you can guess that the couple’s financial advisers probably were a bit on the fence when they broke the news.
The island is already fully developed and has beautiful nature trails as well as a fair share of beaches. Most of the islands celebrities buy are private but this one is not, you just have to fork out the cash.
Musha Cay at Copperfield Bay
One island is amazing to have. Two, and now you’re really living lavishly. Four, and your name is David Copperfield and you might as well change the name of the area to Copperfield Bay. Copperfield has four islands but the one on Musha Cay is used as a private resort. He spent $50 million on these islands.
If you are bale to pay roughly $37k a day then are able to stay at this resort. The other three islands are just for privacy insurance. Oprah Winfrey has stayed and John Travolta! The resort is everything you want if you are looking for luxury.
Richard Branson – Necker Island
Richard Branson may not exactly fall into the category of celebrity but he does have enough money and fame to him to give him some clout. His island is one of the first to become a full-on resort. It cost roughly $10k more to stay at his, compared to Copperfield’s resort at his island.
This island is pretty much the trailblazer of private islands turned resorts. If you and 23 other friends can come up with $47k then you will be able to stay for one night because it can hold up to 24 guests. You will be surrounded by coral reef and turquoise blue water.
Mel Gibson – Mago Island
This is the first island located in Fiji to appear on this list and also one of the more expensive ones. Mel Gibson bought Mago Island in 2005 for $15 million. Unlike other celebs on the list, Gibson does not want to turn it into a luxury resort because he said he is happy with it just the way it is.
He wants to keep it as natural as possible and according to reports, only a few caretakers watch it while he is away. If he plans to keep it as natural as possible, there is an urge to wonder what he wants to do with all of those acres.
Leo’s Belize Hideaway
Located in Belize is Leonardo Di Caprio’s resort island, Blackadore Caye. No, he didn’t wash ashore to it after the Titanic but that could be a nice sequel. He paid $1.75 million for it back in 2005 and had big dreams for it. In 2016, his vision came to light when he unveiled the hideaway.
The launch date for his lavish ecotourist island is 2018 with construction beginning in 2017. Leo and his affiliates not only intend to make a great getaway but also aim to make “the world’s leading example of green hospitality”. We know Leo is a huge environmentalist so it should be interesting to see how this turns out.
Ellison’s Hawaiian Island
You may not know him by name, but Oracle founder Larry Ellison is no stranger to private islands and luxurious purchases. As the sixth wealthiest person in the world, it is only fitting that Ellison is the owner of Hawaii’s sixth biggest island.
Ellison spent around $500-600 million to purchase the island of Lanai, making him the owner of 97 percent of the 141 square miles that comprises the island. Lanai’s previous owner is billionaire David Murdock, who owns Dole Foods, and he will keep a home on that land that he fittingly calls “Pineapple Island.” Talk about a sweet deal.
Allen’s Allan Island
Co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen, must have been trying to one-up Bill Gates with this next purchase. In 1992, he purchased Allan Island, a small island off the coast of Washington state that is part of the San Juan Island Chain. With a grass airstrip and caretakers quarters, the island remains mostly undeveloped.
When Allen realized he wanted to build his vacation home on a different nearby island, he tried to sell the property. Apparently, $25 million was too costly for an island with nothing on it, so he kept lowering the price down until finally, he was able to sell it for eight million dollars in 2013.
Tommy Lee’s Gift To Pam
It was certainly a grand gesture on the former Motley Crue member’s part, especially if it was for his ex-wife. But Tommy Lee really must love Pamela Anderson because around 2008, the rocker bought his Baywatch babe an entire island off the coast of Dubai.
Lee purchased the island of “Greece” as a part of “The World,” a man-made archipelago that consists of 300 islands in the shape of the Earth’s continent. Lee said he decided on Greece because he is “originally Greek.” When word got out of the purchase, there was talks of the two planning to open an eco-friendly hotel on the property.
Malone’s Piece Of The Bahamas
John Malone owns a lot of things—primarily Liberty Media, which owns MLB’s Atlanta Braves and Formula One Racing, so by default he owns those too right? Among all of the things Malone owns is 2.2 million acres of land across the world, making him the worldn’s biggest landowner.
Part of that land includes Sampson Cay in the Bahamas. In 2013, Malone closed Sampson Cay’s beautiful beaches to the public, turning it into a private retreat exclusively for his family, much to the dismay of many employees and locals in the area. Now the Malones can enjoy five villas, a restaurant, and a marina all to themselves in paradise.
Julia Roberts’ Piece Of Paradise
This pretty woman must be neighbors with the Malones because it has been said that Julia Roberts also owns an island in the Bahamas. Her not-so-secret secret was allegedly purchased after doing Eat, Pray, Love, which had many speculating that she would opt for something in Indonesia or India like she experienced in the movie.
But nope, the Erin Brockovich actress has opted for something much closer to home. She did try to stay quiet about it, probably to keep away the paparazzi, which is also probably why there isn’t much information on this alleged purchase. But rest assured, you can imagine that Roberts is soaking up the sun on one of her private beaches.
Lennon’s Irish Getaway
Musician John Lennon purchased Dorinish Island in Ireland in 1967 for £1,700, which is about $36,000 today. One can imagine that Lennon came here to clear his mind or think about new music, because the uninhabited island never had much to it.
Lennon invited British activist Sid Rawdale to establish a commune there in 1970, but after their supply tent burned down, they had to disband. After Lennon passed away, Yoko Ono sold the island for £30,000—which by today’s standards would be well over $100,000—and donated it to an Irish orphanage. Today, the island is mostly used as grazing land for livestock.
Spielberg’s Portuguese Getaway
Hollywood director Steven Spielberg’s successful movies have earned him a lot of perks. The director of E.T., Jurassic Park, and Jaws, Spielberg owns a farm, four sprawling estates, a luxurious New York City apartment, a yacht, and an island off the coast of Portugal.
The island is a part of the Madeira Archipelago that is part of a group of volcanic outcrops. The island is mostly uninhabited and Spielberg and his family mostly use it to spend quality time together. We would imagine that the Spielbergs explore the local topography and enjoy all the other perks of the Mediterranean paradise.
Robin Williams’ Canadian Escape
It can’t necessarily be confirmed, but it was known that the late legend Robin Williams owned an island in Pender Harbour. Pender Harbour is located on the east side of Malaspina Strait as a part of the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Pender Harbour is quite different from the tropical paradises we’ve previously seen on this list.
With its frigid waters and lush forestry, people come to Pender Harbour to do a lot of outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, kayaking, and even scuba diving. We can easily see that funny man Robin Williams must have enjoyed coming here because it was different from what many other celebrities consider paradise.
Lenny Kravitz Wants To Get Away
When musician Lenny Kravitz wants a perfect getaway, he probably goes to his home on the Eleuthera archipelago, which is a part of the Bahamas. Eleuthera might be a bit specific, but it’s only right that Kravitz chose that location because that is where his mother is from.
Kravitz is known to own a house and a recording studio on his property there. When he isn’t jamming out, we can assume that Kravtiz enjoys the serene pink-sand beaches, coral reefs, or the caves that dwell there. Kravitz even runs a design firm that has helped boost local resorts, saying, “It has great meaning to me as I spent a good deal of my childhood in the Bahamas…”
Livin’ La Vida Loca In Brazil
Singer Ricky Martin reportedly paid $8 million for his private island in Angra do Reis archipelago off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Martin has supposedly tried to keep the transaction under wraps, so not very many details are known. But we can guess that he and his family enjoy their privacy in the lap of luxury.
Rumor has it that another nearby island boasts a seven-room mansion complete with a private pool and heliport. But the cost of attaining this? Over $3 million! If you want to get close to Mr. Martin on his down time then you’re going to have to fork over some serious cash.
Marlon Brando’s Tahitian Paradise
Teti’aroa is an atoll that is part of French Polynesia, 33 miles north of Tahiti, that at one point was owned by actor Marlon Brando. While looking for filming locations in 1960, Brando asked a fisherman to take him to Teti’aroa which he wrote was “more gorgeous than anything [he] had anticipated” in his 1994 autobiography.
After purchasing it, Brando built a small resort that consisted of a small airstrip, 12 bungalows, a kitchen hut, dining hall, and a bar. The resort was built from local materials and for a time, it was open to the public, who lamented about the hotel’s lack of normal amenities.
An Exotic Gift
In 2006, prime minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum gave one of the islands in Dubai’s The World Project to seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher. The Sheikh gave Schumacher the island as a gift after the racer completed his final Grand Prix in Brazil.
Schumacher owns the “Antarctic” in the group of man-made islands. His island boasts a sprawling home, complete with a manicured garden and a private beach. In addition to Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson, Richard Branson, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie are rumored to be some of Schumacher’s neighbors.
The Kamen Island
Dean Kamen is the genius who invented the Segway, but more than that, he is also the owner of North Dumpling Island. North Dumpling Island is just off the coast of Connecticut and Kamen bought the property for $2.5 million in 1986. The island is just two acres big, but it has a lighthouse home and a small replica of Stonehenge.
Because he wasn’t permitted to build a wind-electricity turbine, Kamen jokingly seceded from the United States and now North Dumpling Island is its own country with its own newspaper, currency, and constitution. Kamen signed a non-aggression pact with former president George H.W. Bush so don’t expect any harm from North Dumpling Island anytime soon.
Skorpios is located in the Ionian Sea off the western coast of Greece. The private island once belonged to shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis, who married former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy on the island.
The once barren island now features over 200 varieties of trees that Onassis imported. Onassis even imported sand from Salamis Island to have an enjoyable beach. Skorpios has a total of three residences, a helipad, and a boat quay. Onassis’ granddaughter Athina was the last living heir of the island and she sold it in 2013 to Ekaterina Rybolovleva, the daughter of a Russian billionaire, for a reported £100 million.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
When it’s winter time, A popular destination for many celebrities is Montego Bay in Jamaica. More specifically, celebs like to flock to the Round Hill Hotels and Villas that boast horizon pools, alfresco living rooms, and ocean views.
Plenty of stars have enjoyed RoundHill’s amenities, including Gabrielle Union, Ewan McGregor, Patrick Dempsey, and Paul McCartney, who during his stay booked a master villa that comes complete with a personal maid, gardener, and cook. The resort itself is owned by some high profile names including Ralph Lauren and Merlene Ottey, who is a Jamaican track star. It’s no wonder why the Caribbean is such a popular spot for celebs looking for a getaway.
The Fairmont Chateau is a snowy wonderland nestled at the base of the Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia. The ski-resort is a popular destination for a lot of the rich and famous, who enjoy the wintery mountain views from the luxury hotel that boasts over 500 rooms.
The Fairmont Chateau even has exclusive in and out access for skiing. Stars that have stayed at the resort include Justin Timberlake and Queen Latifah. The resort even arranged for Seal and Heidi Klum to fly via helicopter to the top of a glacier, where he proposed to her.
A Mexican Getaway
Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos, Mexico is another popular getaway destination for the stars. The resort has 71 private suites each with their own butlers. Jennifer Lopez goes there for the alfresco massages, while Jessica Simpson loves the resort for its infinity pool.
In addition to that, resort guests can enjoy a local farmer’s market, golf, snorkeling and scuba diving, as well as sport fishing, sailing and kayaking. Las Ventanas also boasts an exclusive mansion that sits right on the beach, with an infinity pool, multiple master suites, and a rooftop terrace. If you rented out the mansion, you also get a personal assistant and a butler.
Eden Rock At St. Bart’s
Compared to other resorts on this list, Eden Rock is exceptionally modest with only 34 rooms. But the small number of rooms is attributed to expansive and lavish villas, such as the Villa Rockstar that has three levels of master suites, a screening room, private gym, garages, two pools, and a recording studio. In that recording studio is the very console on which John Lennon recorded “Imagine.”
Other stars who can vouch for Eden Rock include Tom Hanks, Mick Jagger, and Lorne Michaels. Eden Rock’s visitors can also enjoy numerous boat tours that take you to the surrounding islands in the area.
We’re sure you’ve heard of this popular Brazilian resort, which was featured in the 1933 film Flying Down to Rio starring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. The resort has been around since the 1920s, but celebrities today still enjoy its hospitality.
In 2009, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes took their daughter Suri there and stayed in a presidential suite that has ocean-view bathtubs. The Palace even boasts a spa that includes a fitness room, hair salon, and sauna. People can still stay at the Copacabana today, but be warned — a room is going to cost you upwards of $1,500 at least.
Molori Safari Lodge
The Molori Safari Lodge in South Africa is located within the Madikwe Game Reserve. The small resort only has five suites but offers a luxurious retreat in the middle of the African wilderness. The Lodge owns one of the largest privately owned digital telescopes in Southern Africa, so that guests can stargaze at night.
In the day, they can be taken on trips to explore the countries native animals. Singer Lily Allen stayed at the Lodge and had the opportunity to see a pangolin. In addition to that, the getaway offers fine dining, such as the truffle-infused scrambled eggs with salmon that actress Mischa Barton enjoyed during her stay.
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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