Poked, prodded, and x-rayed, celebs of today are finding their dark secrets harder and harder to hide. But if secrets were money, these stars would still be filthy rich. Whether it’s strange personality quirks or illicit romances, they’re forever finding new ways to shock us. So before you get all guilty about your skeletons, here’s some dirt that’s far, far, worse.
Rihanna had her fair share of misfortune and mistreatment growing up, suffering an extremely unhappy childhood at the hands of her booze and crack-addicted father, Ronald Fenty. But the real shocking secret came a few years later, when Rihanna discovered that her father had been sowing his seed all over town, and that she had three new brothers and sisters. Though some extra family’s not necessarily a bad thing!
2. Ryan Gosling
We’ve dug long and deep to get some truly scandalous material on Ryan Gosling, and what we’ve found is truly strange. Apparently, he sits down while he pees, walks up his stairs on hands and knees, and sleeps the wrong way around. But listen up, ladies: here’s the worst of all – he waxes his chest a couple of times a month. Freak.
3. Miley Cyrus
Miley doesn’t seem to have much dirty laundry. In fact, based on her usual outfits, she doesn’t seem to have much laundry at all. But thanks to Billy Ray, there’s more than enough family secrets to go around. He had a fling with a South Carolinian waitress while he was seeing Miley’s mother Leticia, resulting in a secret half-brother born the same year as Miley. No word on whether he’s got the same fondness for twerking.
Jay-Z’s secret is that he shot a man. Now before you start yawning and saying “so what?”, there’s more: the man was his own brother, and Jay-Z was only 12 years old when he pulled the trigger. Luckily for Mr. Z, his brother – a crack addict who had stolen Jay-Z’s ring – survived, realized the error of everyone’s ways, and refused to press charges. That’s family love.
5. Jack Nicholson
It sounds like a plot setup straight out of The Hills Have Eyes. When Jack Nicholson turned 37, he made an earth-shattering discovery: his sister, June, who died when he was 9 and she 26, was actually his mother! But wait a second… who was that other mother, then?