We all have peculiar routines and habits, some of which we might be too embarrassed to admit. However, there’s some comfort in knowing that everyone has a strange habit or two – even the celebrities that we idolize and admire.
Below are 24 interesting and bizarre celebrity habits. Some of them are simply rumors, but they’re enough to make you think – or at least smile. Check out the celebrities with oddest daily and nightly routines below – Maybe you’ll even find that you share an unusual habit with one of your favorite stars.
#24. David Beckham
David Beckham might seem like the perfect specimen of a man, but he’s got a few odd habits up his sleeve – or just a pair of them. Here’s how he described it for ITV1: “I’ve got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line or everything has to be in pairs. I’ll put my Pepsi cans in the fridge and if there’s one too many then I’ll put it in another cupboard somewhere.”
Eminem can only sleep in a completely dark bedroom. In hotel rooms, he makes the staff black out all of the windows completely.
#22. Catherine Zeta
To keep her smile white, Catherine Zeta Jones brushes her teeth with a paste made from strawberries.
#21. Elon Musk
The Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder used to drink up to eight cans of Diet Coke, on top of his usual two cups of coffee, each and every day. Now, he has cut out caffeine completely. However, he’s still known as a night owl.
#20. Bill Gates
Bill Gates has a habit of reading before going to bed. What does he read? Biographies, books on philosophy, and periodicals. He also prefers to get exactly seven hours of sleep each night.
#19. Arianna Huffington
Two years after launching the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington collapsed from exhaustion. Since then, she has banned all electronic devices from her bedroom, and tries to get at least eight hours of sleep every night.
#18. Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs had some weird eating habits. Rumor has it that he liked to eat the same exact foods, many days in a row. He also ate so many carrots that his skin turned orange. His philosophy was also that you can reduce body odor by the type of food you eat.
#17. President Obama
Obama is said to have revived the “night-owl presidency,” sometimes working past 2 am. According to some sources, it’s the only real opportunity he has to unwind and truly be alone.
#16. Cameron Diaz
Because of her obsessive compulsive disorder, Cameron Diaz often opens doors with her elbows instead of her hands.
#15. Jennifer Anniston
According to some sources, Jennifer Anniston has a superstition: She always enters a plane with her right foot first and taps the outside of the plane upon entering.
#14. Demi Moore
In what is yet another unsurprising beauty treatment out of Los Angeles, Demi Moore uses bloodsucking leeches to detox her body. Hey, they did it in medieval times, so why shouldn’t she?
#13. Katy Perry
Katy Perry carries twenty toothbrushes everywhere she goes, and brushes her pearly whites six times a day. We’ll admit it: Her smile is radiant.
#12. James McAvoy
James McAvoy says “white rabbit” to the first person he sees on the first of each month. Old superstitions die hard, apparently.
#11. Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson has never smoked, but sources say that for some reason, she’s addicted to Nicotine chewing gum.
#10. Mariah Carey
Mariah has a lot of strange habits, and one of them includes eating purple foods such as eggplants, plums, and grapes for three days of the week.
#9. Johnny Depp
Rumor has it that Johnny Depp Depp likes to play with Barbies, because he is nothing if not a man who is comfortable with his own identity.
#8. Megan Fox
Sources have reported that Megan Fox always listens to Britney Spears’ music when flying on a plane because she thinks it keeps her safe.
#7. Wayne Rooney
Manchester United and England footballer Wayne Rooney revealed in his autobiography that he cannot get to sleep without turning the vacuum. If that’s not available, he turns on his wife’s hairdryer.
#6. Paris Hilton
Some sources say that Paris Hilton always makes a wish at 11:11. She’s also a big proponent of knocking on wood.
#5. Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell climbs trees every day. According to the rumors, it’s somewhat of a ritual for him.
#4. Pamela Anderson
Despite the fact that the majority of her career was built around being a tabloid star, allegedly, she suffers from a condition known as eisoptrophobia. That means that ironically, she is phobic of looking in mirrors.
#3. Stephen King
He writes horror, but the scariest thing about Steven King might be his eating habits. King has said that he sits down and has a single slice of cheesecake before he starts writing – and that means every day. Somehow, he has managed to stay slim and trim.
#2. Britney Spears
In the past, Spears has spoken about trying to break the habit of biting her nails. In many photographs, you can see her bloody, damaged nails.
#1. Halle Berry
In an interview, Halle Berry admitted that she gnaws on her lips. In fact, she does it so frequently that she has to keep a balm or lipstick on them to prevent her from doing it.