They might be stars, but they’ve certainly got their share of oddities. Whether it’s using strawberry purée to brush their teeth, or forcing their entourage to always carry around a bottle of ketchup, these celebrities have some strange eating habits. Some of them are more gross than others, but they’re all way out of left field. The question is: which of these peculiar culinary delights would you be willing to try?
1. Jessica Biel Eats Meals In The Shower
Sometimes it’s not really so much what you eat — it’s where you eat it. Jessica Biel, former 7th Heaven star and current wife of pop star Justin Timberlake, has gone on record saying that she actually takes meals with her in the shower! And that doesn’t just mean a snack or two. We’re talking birthday cakes, a cup of coffee, chicken apple sausages, the works.
As she explained in an interview on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, “This is just mom life. I don’t know if anybody else does this, but I do not have time. I’m feeding my son, Silas, in the morning, trying to get ready, and I realized I haven’t eaten. I just take it into the shower.”
2. Angelina Jolie Often Snacks On Creepy Crawlers
Certainly one of the grosser ones on this list, actress and philanthropist Angelina Jolie apparently has an affinity for arachnids and insects — eating them, that is. Of all the creepy crawlers you can imagine, from cockroaches, to tarantulas, to crickets, Jolie has tried plenty. Why, you may ask? Alas, this is one answer we don’t have for you.
It’s simply one of those celebrity oddities for us to sit and appreciate from afar. But unfortunately, her family doesn’t really have that luxury. In fact, apparently it’s become a practice for her family to join her, and indulge in the bug-eating lifestyle as well! Does this include Brad Pitt? These are the questions that keep us up at night.
3. Never Accept A Dorito From Chrissy Teigen
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as lying down with a bag of tasty chips to munch on. Whether you’re a fan of Lays, Kettle Chips, Ruffles, or any other classic brand, it’s the perfect way to forget about any diet you may have been thinking about starting. In the case of Chrissy Teigen, however, she eats her Doritos in a way that raised a handful of eyebrows.
Apparently she takes out the chip, licks off the seasoning, and places the clip right back into the bag…for later? We understand the desire to savor that tasty seasoning on its own, but why she’s deciding to return the chip to the bag after the fact is beyond us.
4. Channing Tatum Mixes Cheetos With His PB&J
Channing Tatum showed off his dancing abilities in Magic Mike, his investigative skills in 21 Jump Street, and his jump shot in Coach Carter. But there’s yet another skill he’s got that none of these movies told us about: his ability to digest grotesque mixtures. For instance, Tatum loves himself a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich — as long as it’s mixed with some crunchy Cheetos.
He described in detail exactly how he likes it on Reddit, explaining, “Bread, white. Peanut butter — not crunchy, creamy. Grape jelly — double portion, more than you think should actually fit on a piece of white bread. Bread. And then some Cheetos shoved in there, and then you’re good to go.” Maybe you’re good to go, Channing, but not us.
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5. Adrienne Bailon Mixes Fruit Punch With Tuna Salad
Here’s a little concoction that some readers may find interesting, though others will undoubtedly get nauseous by it. Adrienne Bailon, the American singer, actress, and former Cheetah Girl, has a habit that she doesn’t look like she’ll be stopping anytime soon. When she makes tuna salad, she adds a secret ingredient that doesn’t exactly belong: fruit punch.
On her YouTube channel, the actress swore by her masterpiece: “I’ve been told that I make the most incredible tuna fish salad…you guys don’t even understand. My tuna fish does not taste fishy.” Well, you’ve almost convinced us. But we’ve still got a ways to go before we actually try it.
6. Selena Gomez’s Perplexing Popcorn Preferences
Many bachelors around the world would love to take Selena Gomez out on a date. But while they’d be lucky to do so, there’s one thing that they should definitely consider watching out for. If the dudes decide to take her out to see a movie and grab some popcorn, things might get a little strange.
Gomez apparently eats her popcorn with Tabasco sauce and pickle juice, something she calls “Texas-style”. This seems like something her future man will have to adapt to, for better or worse — who knows, maybe her husband will find that salty-hot-sour combination to be delicious!
7. Giada De Laurentiis Dips Milano Cookies In Lemonade
If there’s one type of person who people should be looking for advice from when it comes to food, you’d think it would be a professional chef. In the case of Giada De Laurentiis, her legions of fans certainly do just that — but let’s just say that they should probably have a few questions.
One thing Laurentiis does, something that she swears by, is dipping her Milano cookies into lemonade. She maintained to the food publication Delish, “You’ve got to try it.” Yet the rest of us are still wondering if it’s a trick. There are some flavors one simply does not mix — and rules are certainly getting broken here.
8. Jessica Alba’s Go-To Drink Is…Saltwater?
In this day and age, we’re constantly finding ourselves bombarded with all kinds of magic fitness solutions, especially advice on what we should be putting in our body. Jessica Alba does something that she believes is good for her, and her fans can be the judge of whether or not that’s actually true.
Healthy or not, even Alba can’t hide the fact that regularly drinking saltwater instead of water can’t taste very good. In fact, saltwater is the very drink that the Fantastic Four actress resorts to more than any other. As long as it works for her, who are we to change her mind?
9. Catherine Zeta-Jones Cleans Her Teeth With Strawberry Purée
On a list of strange food habits, we were bound to have one celebrity who doesn’t actually use the food for eating. Indeed, Academy Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones does something every day that may strike the average citizen as quite disgusting — but clearly it works for her.
When she brushes her teeth, instead of using toothpaste like the rest of the world, she opts for a more natural solution –puréed strawberries. Her teeth seem completely fine, and husband Michael Douglas doesn’t seem to mind. Nevertheless, we can’t help but wonder what compelled her to wake up one day and decide to try it out.
NEXT: Will any of the upcoming celebrities on this list be able to top the gross things we’ve seen so far?
10. Renée Zellweger Gives Herself The Psychological “Ice Treatment”
When giving advice about eating healthy, many self-proclaimed experts will often talk about the psychology behind it all. They’ll state that sometimes we simply eat not because we’re hungry, but actually because we’re bored. Renée Zellweger appears to see something in that logic, because she frequently eats ice cubes around the house, to convince her mind that she’s satiated.
“As long as I get that ‘constant feed’ feeling, it’s semi-tolerable,” she explained. Considering the fact that ice is simply frozen water, it actually seems like it could be a pretty healthy solution for some looking to break old eating habits.
11. Kourtney Kardashian Eats Reese’s And Kit Kats In The Strangest Way
One of the most popular slogans in the history of chocolate is, “There’s no wrong way to eat a Reese’s!” Well, Kourtney Kardashian clearly took that statement to heart, because she really went overboard with her methods. And honestly, we’re not necessarily sure what her reasoning is behind it. So how does she eat her Reese’s?
She starts by eating all the chocolate, but leaves all of the peanut butter remaining. Then she eats the rest of the peanut butter. Sounds like an interesting concept, but is that really necessary? It turns out we were duped all along — there truly might be a wrong way to eat a Reese’s after all!
12. Shailene Woodley Eats Clay
Hold on to your hats for this one. Shailene Woodley proved that she was brave when her character Tris chose the Dauntless tribe in the acclaimed sci-fi film series Divergent. But what she’s doing in real life seems braver than any sky-dive, zipline, or jump off a train may prove to be. It turns out that Woodley is an advocate for eating clay, and no, we aren’t stuttering.
She actually heard about it from a taxi driver, of all people. As she told Gloss, “I’ve discovered that clay is great for you because your body doesn’t absorb it, and it apparently provides a negative charge, so it bonds to negative isotopes.” You do you, Shailene!
13. Warren Buffet Is A Sugar-Fiend
Being a man who practically breathes money takes a lot of work, and no shortage of energy to support it. While most health experts would probably advise to avoid cramming our gullets with endless sugar, businessman Warren Buffet has clearly found his niche.
Indeed, he claims to be a “six-year-old” when it comes to his eating habits, which includes pounding back five Cokes a day. One of those Cokes gets consumed during breakfast, after which he proceeds to ice cream and potato sticks as well. “If I eat 2,700 calories a day, a quarter of that is Coca-Cola,” he told Fortune magazine.
14. Nicolas Cage Has Some Strange Animal Requirements
Most people in the world care about one thing when they eat food: does it taste good? Next there are the ones who think a bit deeper, the ones who ask themselves whether it’s morally right or wrong to eat a certain animal. And then finally, there’s Nicolas Cage, who takes the latter mindset to a new level.
In fact, Cage has a very specific requirement regarding which animals he allows himself to eat. He revealed that the only animals he’s willing to eat are those that mate in “a dignified way”. What does that even mean? One certainly doesn’t hear that line of reasoning every day.
15. Jennifer Lawrence’s Chili Pizza Sandwich
After winning the Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence was in need of a serious pick-me-up. Ravenous and feeling creative, Lawrence created the “Chili Pizza Sandwich” — a masterpiece that’s now getting attention from foodies around the world. Glamour magazine was happy to listen while she shared her creation with the world, explaining how it works.
“A piece of pizza and you put chili in it — like Southern chili, with noodles — and then you put another piece of pizza, and then you eat it like a sandwich.” It may be bizarre, but compared to most of the other things on this list, it’s actually something that sounds like it could be pretty tasty!
NEXT: The eating habits are getting stranger, and we’re starting to wonder where these celebs came up with their wacky ideas.
16. Kylie Jenner Only Just Discovered Cereal And Milk
For most of us growing up, cereal and milk was a large part of our childhoods. Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Pebbles, Waffle Crisp; the list of memorable cereals goes on. But apparently Kylie Jenner, the young lady who was once named by Forbes as the youngest self-made billionaire in the world, apparently didn’t eat milk with cereal for most of her life.
In 2018, she announced on Twitter that she had tasted cereal combined with milk for the first time in her life, and that it was “life-changing”. Jenner later explained that she’d simply never tried it before, resorting to cereal strictly without milk. Seriously? How is that even possible?
17. Ed Sheeran Carries Around Emergency Ketchup
When you become a superstar singer like Ed Sheeran, there’s little on this planet that you can’t acquire. Sheeran has the financial means to purchase fine dinners from the greatest restaurants in the world. And yet, the one commodity that seems to mean more than anything to him is…ketchup.
Yes, ketchup, the classic condiment that makes French fries delightful to munch on, among other things, is something that Sheeran simply can’t be without. In fact, one news publication reports that Sheeran’s entourage carries a bottle of ketchup with them everywhere he goes — you know, just in case he randomly needs it.
18. Danica Patrick Eats Her Steak With Waffles
After Danica Patrick finishes zooming down the racetrack, she likes to kick back with some delicious treats. But her choice of what to combine is a tad strange, if we may say so ourselves. She told Delish that one of her favorite things to eat is steak with waffles. She clearly has no qualms about pinning sweet and savory against one another, but we can’t help but wonder why.
A succulent steak can be one of the most satisfying foods out there, so one wouldn’t expect a waffle to be of much use. But Patrick knows herself better than anyone, and if that’s what gets her into top gear, then so be it!
19. The Rock Is A Calorie-Consuming Machine
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been the image of Hollywood muscle since he starred as The Scorpion King, and later in countless action films that further cemented his legacy. Coming from a professional wrestling background, this bodybuilder puts tons of work into not just his exercises, but also his eating practices.
The man is practically a monster in the way he devours food. On his daily menu, you can find sirloin steak, bison meat, chicken, and baked potatoes, in addition to the three gallons of water he consumes. He’s also no stranger to a good old-fashioned “cheat menu”, often indulging in sweets. One day, he went so far as to eat four pizzas, 21 brownies, and 12 pancakes in one sitting!
20. Queen Elizabeth Eats Her Bananas With A Fork And Knife
Within the luxurious walls of Buckingham Palace, where the Royals speak amongst themselves and engage in witty banter, the Queen has a very particular way of eating breakfast. She enjoys eating her bananas with a knife and fork, but her reason behind it is even funnier.
According to Insider magazine, the reason Her Majesty opts for cutlery when eating her bananas is so that she will avoid looking “like a monkey”. Honestly, we’ve never actually thought about it like that, but she does bring up a pretty good point. Cue us never being able to confidently eat a banana with our hands ever again!
21. Fergie Takes Apple Cider Vinegar Shots Every Morning
Here’s the thing: just because something is good for you doesn’t mean it’s not weird. In fact, we applaud half the celebrities on this list for braving some challenging foods all in the name of good health. Apple cider vinegar is apparently one of those things that wellness influencers are promoting from the rooftops.
Pop singer Fergie is one celebrity who has taken the plunge herself, drinking a shot of the sour liquid every morning. Despite its aggressive taste, it’s supposed to ease digestion and also amplify the radiance of the drinker’s face. In addition to Fergie, singer-actress Hilary Duff has also been known to drink it straight up.
22. Cameron Diaz Always Eats Second Breakfasts
Health nuts are always looking for the secret to a great diet, and finding that is certainly easier said than done. Sometimes these solutions are complex, but Cameron Diaz has a simple step that most people would probably be surprised by. She apparently is a big advocate for second breakfasts.
She’ll start off her day with a nice helping of scrambled eggs and a side of avocado. Not much later, she may add some oatmeal to her morning routine. Considering so many Hollywood personas portray images that resemble perfection, it’s natural to assume they must be doing something extraordinary. But apparently that’s not always the case; eat up, friends!
23. Michael Bublé Eats Corn On The Cob From The Top Down
People have been eating corn on the cob for centuries. But despite that, we’d have a hard time believing that anyone ever ate their corn on a cob from the top down. When famous singer-songwriter Michael Bublé told the world that he in fact eats like that, fans were comically outraged.
One fan wrote on social media, “This is vegetable harassment!!” Bublé jokingly responded to his naysayers, “What I do with my cob is nobody’s business.” Well, you gotta respect that. At the end of the day, if it’s not hurting anyone else, folks ought to let the man eat his cob the way he wants.
24. Chelsea Peretti Loves Cake, But Hates Frosting
After one blows out the candles of their birthday cake, everyone knows that it’s time for them to cut right into it. It’s an exciting moment, not just for the birthday person but for everyone else around. The mere presence of a cake at any event is enough to light anyone’s eyes up, and usually, it’s because of the frosting.
Some people believe that cakes are simply there as holders for the frosting — but Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Chelsea Peretti heavily disagrees. In fact, not only is her favorite part of the cake the inside, but she completely eats around the frosting, leaving it for scraps. Are you outraged yet?
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