These days, we have social media to thank for our easy access to our favorite celebs, including their personal lives. Aside from the content they post themselves on a regular basis, their staff is giving us a small glimpse into what happens behind the Instagram posts.
What We Don’t See
Celebrity maids are privy to the most vulnerable times of celebs and they see what’s behind closed doors, but they are now revealing some interesting tidbits about the behaviors and habits that some Hollywood stars have in their homes. From quirky cleaning habits to strange requests, these maids have seen it all!
When you’re tidying up a person’s house, it helps if you have adequate lighting to see every dust bunny nook and cranny. That isn’t the case in Demi’s home. Her housekeeper said that the Moore household only has soft amber lighting because it is the “more flattering” kind. Demi looks amazing for being 50, but it doesn’t hurt to always have lighting that is the most flattering if it were possible.
When the action superstar was still married to Katie Holmes, his housekeepers said that cleaning his house was almost impossible. According to insiders, he was very strict about how his home was cleaned and he seemed to be paranoid, not trusting even Katie. Tom’s employees said that the actor didn’t even let Katie use a number of rooms in his house. Well, she’s with Jamie Foxx now, so she probably gets more freedom.
Back in September, tennis star Serena Williams made headlines when she called the umpire a thief and a liar and lost to Naomi Osaka. It was at this time that one of Serena’s ex-housekeeper went and revealed to the press how the athlete demanded that the housekeeper watch her tennis matches to be able to discuss them – or rather to give her opinion about the game, while Serena only looked for one specific answer. The housekeeper felt very uncomfortable with this and she later handed in her notice.
According to sources, well, actually her maid, Sandra Bullock insists that curtains must always be drawn. It’s because Sandra doesn’t want paparazzi coming close and taking photos of her cute adopted son, Louis. We can only imagine how hard it is to always live in the dark, but everyone knows fame comes at a cost, so this shouldn’t be that surprising.
Several housekeepers who have worked for this silver fox claimed that despite his gentleman persona on screen, the actor is nowhere near that in real life. Apparently, he is pretty stingy and regularly checks the alcohol to keep the staff from taking a cheeky swig. What’s more, his manners aren’t the best. We just hope that his wife managed to change a few of his habits.
Most of the singer’s staff members will tell you they are treated with utmost respect by the music star. They have admitted, though, that the songstress enjoys a drink, especially during Christmas when her track plays. Before Mariah had her two children, Monroe and Moroccan with Nick Cannon, she was known as someone who “drinks so much that she gets loopy” and her assistants and maids had to help her with getting dressed. Despite the fact that she’s a diva, and among the first few, she is apparently very lovely.
Queen Madonna’s previous nanny, Angela, apparently had personal reasons for handing in her notice but Madonna did not receive this well. Rather than letting Angela serve her notice period, the pop superstar demanded that the nanny immediately leave her property. To make things worse, Madonna decided to inform the poor nanny and housekeeper just two hours before Angela was permitted to go on her yearly month-long leave.
If your boss is the queen of luxury fashion and girl power, then you can imagine that she runs the show. Abigail Gibson, the Beckham’s housekeeper and the nanny of the three kids, apparently found out about this the hard way. Victoria’s sister caught her talking to Victoria’s previous beautician and this particular beautician had told a British newspaper that Abigail had got down with David, Victoria’s husband. As you can imagine, Abigail was booted out right away.
Taylor Swift usually keeps her personal life private, except when she writes her songs. The pop singer’s housekeeper has said that Taylor is exactly what people would expect her to be: a crazy cat lady. Her house is full of cat memorabilia, most of her shoes and clothes have cat patterns, and she admits that her two cats mean the world to her. Taylor also leaves milk and food out for the stray cats, so there are always new cats at her house.
Everyone has basically tried stripping in their own home and Dean McDermott is no exception. Apparently, he likes wearing only underwear, which is understandable. Dean and his wife, Tori Spelling, are parents to four children, and she appears to be quite happy with the free-flowing personality he has, but not the other aspects of their marriage. We bet the housekeepers aren’t really complaining due to his rig.
Singer Juan Carlos Ozuna Rosado, AKA Ozuna, is a reggaeton artist from Puerto Rico. After his housekeeper was fired for reasons that were unknown, she claimed that the singer was storing money instead of “declaring it.” She also said that after questioning this, she was told her services weren’t needed any longer.
Victor Oladipo, the American basketball player and the starting point guard of the Indiana Pacers, once made headlines when someone overheard his housekeeper talking about the player while she was with her friend at a restaurant. Another diner heard her confessing the odd requests Oladipo has had, such as making sure that a certain scent lingered throughout the house after every home game. She talked about a particular occasion when he said that his house didn’t smell nice enough and had her do the cleaning again.
Rapper, singer, record producer, and songwriter J.Cole’s request is among the oddest we’ve ever heard. He pushed the boundaries and instructed his hardworking housekeeper to clean each of his guests’ shoes. He asked his guests to leave their footwear at the door when they went into his house and he told his housekeeper to clean each pair of shoes and make sure they were spotless!
When Michael Gandolfini, the son of the Sopranos’ godfather James Gandolfini, was in high school, he had a housekeeper and she revealed that he had some really strange requests. He apparently had a complete box set of the Sopranos in his dorm room and he insisted that every case and disc was cleaned extremely well using the best products available. What’s more, Michael would meticulously check the DVDs and the housekeeper would have to wait while he did this and was only allowed to leave if he was satisfied with her work.
For a pretty long time now, Gladys Knight has continued to warm our souls with her songs and we may have to thank her housekeeper for partly being responsible for this. In an interview, Knight admitted that her rules for keeping her recording studio clean and in order are quite strict. Knight strongly believes in Feng Shui, so her housekeeper needs to make sure that everything in the studio is a certain way since Knight swears this affects her music.
American Idol winner and country singer Carrie Underwood had a particular request after she injured her wrist, and we guess that it’s a request that her housekeeper wouldn’t want to continue any longer than necessary. The star’s maid needed to pre-prepare the meals the songstress thought of cooking. For example, the chopping and all the prep needed to be done for Underwood whenever she would make a meal, even counting out the pieces of pasta. The singer has healed from the accident, but this housekeeping rule somehow stuck.
The middle Kardashian sister had to admit her OCD tendencies seeing as her ex-maid said she would sell to E! News a story about the celeb’s the demand in the kitchen. Khloe needs to have everything placed in clear boxes and have them labeled. There was a rumor that the housekeeper would come out saying Khloe screamed at her really bad after she forgot to label one thing and this made her cry.
Jennifer isn’t shy about showing off the goods. Apparently, she sometimes walks around her house topless, or just in her underwear. She does look amazing for her age, so we can’t really blame her if she wants to show off what she got from her momma. Jen is a fan fave, whether clothed or not.
In 2010, Britney’s housekeeper revealed that the pop star’s nightstand isn’t really flowers and rainbows. There are a lot of adult toys in Brit’s drawer. According to the same housekeeper, she also found half-eaten cookies, burgers, and fries underneath the star’s bed. Now, everyone does it because sometimes food is comforting, and everyone knows she has had tough times in the past but it’s Britney Bi*** and her comeback has proven that she can do anything.
Megan Fox has three kids, Journey River Green (born 2016), Bodhi Ransom Green (born 2014), and Noah Shannon Green (born 2012), all of whom she shares with Brian Austin Green, her on-again-off-again husband. Because of her busy schedule, she decided to take on a housekeeper but she has one strict rule – the housekeeper was to clean all sections of her mansion except for the kids’ bedrooms. The actress was very particular about her children cleaning their own rooms, with direction and observation.
Don’t assume anything just because she’s a celebrity. With regard to housekeeping, J-Lo apparently earned the nickname “Pay-Low” because the singer apparently thinks that her staff should practically slave away for almost half the cost of other regular housekeeping jobs. One of her housekeepers thought that it was due to the fact that Jennifer herself had to struggle to be successful so she wants everybody to feel the struggle as well. Clearly, her movie ‘Maid In Manhattan’ had no effect on her.
Jason Momoa, AKA Aquaman, seems like an extremely fun dad. According to insiders, there are no rules in his house and he allows his kids to do whatever they want. Apparently, the children don’t have discipline and go to bed late.
Jim Carrey is certainly an interesting character but according to his staff, working for the actor hasn’t been the easiest. One staff member revealed that Carrey was very much like his characters in the movies seeing as he’s extremely unpredictable and there are apparently different kinds of Jim Carrey. You never know which one you’re going to get and the same housekeeper added, “One moment he is the sweetest…and the next he is screaming at you.” The star appears to have made it to the other side, with his love for painting making him a lot calmer, but we wonder if the actor’s house is now covered in paint.
Apparently, Hollywood’s favorite eternal wild child and now Mykonos reality star is also quite unpredictable in her very own apartment. Her housekeepers have tip-toed around her house a lot to clean up after a night of fun. In one incident, LiLo told her housekeeper to get a locksmith because the celeb lost her key to the trunk she keeps for adult toys. We just hope that spending time with Oprah has helped her get on the right track, though no one really knows if partying in Mykonos would be the best for her so we shall see when her show finally arrives.
One of the former housekeepers of the pop singer complained a lot about having to clean up dog poop. As you probably know, Miley is a big pet lover and she has adopted many dogs, a pig and a bunch of other animals with her husband Liam Hemsworth. The housekeeper said that most of these animals did their business inside the house and leave a smell which was extremely difficult to get rid of. The celebrity couple sadly lost their lovely home in the recent forest fires in L.A but all the animals thankfully got out safe, and we hope they find a new home, which is less dog poop-friendly.
One of his housekeepers admitted that the star hits on his assistants or housekeepers all the time. He’s known for walking around his house flirting.
The Kate Plus 8 matriarch has a reputation for being a bit difficult to work with. Not surprisingly, she also finds it hard to keep housekeepers. Well, that’s a lot of responsibility but she’s a mom to ten kids, so people should cut her some slack. The housekeepers find it hard to stay on for too long because there are so many demands and the work hours are long. Cleaning up after that many kids and handling Kate’s mood swings wasn’t worth the pay.
There’s plenty of controversy surrounding Depp and his strange vibe is apparently also present in his home. One housekeeper revealed that she has had to clean one of his closets which is full of costumes for Johnny. The actor likes to “slip into character.” According to insiders, he also walks around his mansion in costume. Seeing as he has squandered his millions away, he may end up with only his costumes.
Most celebrities appear as if it would be extremely hard work being their housekeeper but apparently, Reese is the sweetest, which must be the southern charm. She’s very tidy, always polite and quite generous with pay. Not only is she kind, but she also gives the staff a lot of gifts. One housekeeper was able to take home designer clothes worth almost $200,000 since Reese was just planning to throw them away.
Many know Jolie as a supermom at home with a bunch of children. While the world may see this, her staff members apparently think otherwise. Both an ex-bodyguard and housekeeper revealed how she handles her children’s tantrums. Apparently, when the kids are crying and upset, Angelina just stands and laughs, but that’s the thing, sometimes you never know what’s behind the mask.
Seeing as Dornan plays a really sexual Christian Grey, nobody really expected to hear he’s very fond of needlepoint, maybe obsessed with it. Dornan is incredibly private but one of his previous staff members admitted there are walls covered with Dornan’s needlepoint. Interesting stuff.
Some people are messy to some extent, or know what to do with their organized chaos…not Selena Gomez. According to her former housekeeper and personal assistant, her habits at home are below par. It apparently just takes 24 hours for Selena to completely trash one hotel room. There are makeup stains everywhere, plus she doesn’t care if others see and pick up her dirty undergarments lying around, which is quite unexpected, to be honest.
Bale’s personal assistant and publicist revealed that the star is obsessed with one specific character that he has played. He will often call up family members or friends in character. If you’re wondering which character, it’s Bates from American Psycho. Yup! “It’sssssss Patrick!”
One of her previous assistants got in really serious trouble after he publicly complained about his employer’s lifestyle. Deen’s assistant went with her on a Royal Caribbean “Cruise With Paula” in 2013. He likened the cruise to a “floating nursing home” because the rooms were tiny and Deen got rid of all the liquor at the minibar. Just imagine being stuck with Paula in the ocean with no alcohol.
Byron “Big Naz” Williams, a former bodyguard of rapper Eminem, released a memoir back in 2000 titled Shady Bizzness: Life as Eminem’s Bodyguard in an Industry of Paper Gangsters. In an interview, Williams said, “When I wrote the book, it was never my intention to attack Eminem. But we had a falling out financially — and I decided to write the book to recoup some of the money that I lost.” According to the AV Club, the book is “a pathetic portrait of Eminem as an irresponsible, deeply unhappy man-child who relies on his bodyguard/self-styled mentor/babysitter/conscience/better half/life coach for everything.” Not at all surprising seeing as the two has lost touch.
Aside from a housekeeper, a bodyguard is the only other employee that could learn a lot about a celebrity. Bodyguards can find out intimate details about their celebrity employers, having to follow their bosses everywhere. One ex-bodyguard thought it was weird that his employer, Ariana Grande, asked to be carried at times. She asks to be picked up and carried around like a baby whenever she doesn’t feel like walking.
The personal assistant and housekeepers of supermodel Naomi Campbell need to make sure that they never mess up her candle arrangement. The supermodel is really particular and very much obsessed with candles that are lily-scented and apparently has to have at least 25 in the room that she stays in – ten candles in the living room, five in the bathroom, and ten in the bedroom. If you are cleaning and pick one up but accidentally misplace it, she’ll throw a fit. Don’t you even dare get the numbers of candles in each room wrong.
This Hollywood hottie’s bathroom habits are quite strange. According to his housekeeper, the actor pees sitting down. His assistant also revealed that Ryan has other interesting habits, such as sleeping while his head is at the foot part of the bed and crawling on all fours up the stairs. We wonder what the star’s wife says about it.
Apparently, Kristen Stewart smokes really heavily. Her housekeepers clean out cigarette butts basically from everywhere. The brooding actress leaves cigarette butts in potted plants, the shower, and a housekeeper even found a cigarette butt “inside the fridge.” We know the stress of being A-list may do this to you but we hope the star kicks this habit soon.
Justin Theroux, Jennifer’s ex-husband, kept a handy Fifty Shades of Grey copy next to the bedside. Maybe it was for inspiration but it’s also possible that he really enjoyed the story. His housekeeper said Justin and Jennifer were pleasant to each other inside their home, and the split was amicable.
Jessica Simpson is probably not her housekeeper’s favorite person. Jessica’s hair extensions are apparently all over the place, which makes it really hard to clean. In addition, the star’s strip eyelashes end up in the most unlikely places and the housekeeper once thought that it was a tarantula.
It seems that keeping up with a Kardashian isn’t the easiest thing to do. Kim is known for taking selfies in the closet, but their former housekeeper revealed that Kim’s bathroom and bedroom were always beyond filthy. The cleaner said, “She has clothes everywhere,” then she added, “Kim refuses to hang up anything herself!” She also mentioned, “No matter how often it was cleaned, the minute Kim entered, everything was trashed like a tornado had just gone through it.”