There are some celebrities who, when they become famous and wealthy, change their lifestyle dramatically. They start to only travel via limousine, they buy expensive cars or move into luxurious mansions, and they attend the most exclusive parties. But on the exact opposite side, there are others who do not let themselves be overpowered by success and, even though they have several million dollars in their bank accounts, they embrace a more humble way of life. Some of them even continue to do the same things they did before they became well-known worldwide.
iBuzz loves gestures of humility and that’s why we made this compilation that includes 14 celebrities who were captured leading their regular life, doing everyday stuff that you and all of us here at iBuzz could be doing.
1. Keanu Reeves chilling out on the street
Keanu Reeves is perhaps one of the most humble celebrities that has ever stepped foot in Hollywood. And, even though he’s been through some pretty tough times, the famous actor keeps surprising us time and again by proving that he knows how to be truly compassionate and honest. He has a foundation dedicated to the financing of children’s hospitals and research that will hopefully one day develop a cure for cancer. Despite all this, he leads a modest and simple lifestyle. For example, he enjoys sitting quietly on the street while drinking juice before riding his motorcycle to go back home.
2. Sarah Jessica Parker taking the subway
Unlike her Sex and the City character Carrie Bradshaw, who only used a cab to move around the city, Sarah Jessica Parker has actually proven to be a pretty normal citizen. She often chooses the subway to move around New York City, instead of more expensive means of transport, like cabs. For the actress, this means of transportation seems more adventurous, so much so that she posted a video on her Instagram account in which we can hear how hectic her day feels as she climbs, one step at a time, to get from the E-line to the busy streets of New York.
3. Catherine Zeta-Jones takes her daughter to school on the subway
Instead of using a car, Catherine Zeta-Jones opted for the subway as the best means of transportation to take her little daughter, Carys, to school. And by doing so, she also proved that she is as ordinary a person as any of us, and she’s proud of that. “We have a very basic lifestyle. We live in Bermuda. We don’t have the big house on the hill, we have a small cozy home, albeit with a lot of land, but it’s not like the big rich house,” she said during an interview with the press.
4. Neil Patrick Harris uses public transportation like a pro
“We live up in Harlem, New York so we intentionally want our kids to bear witness and see all different types of people existing in all different types of ways. We love to go to fancy restaurants, we love to take the subway… If you can go and meet and experience all kinds of other people doing all kinds of different things… your mind will expand in ways you can’t even imagine. Travel and meet and explore and never think you’re too old to learn,” explains the actor from How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014) who, without a doubt, sets the example on how to lead a youthful and adventurous life.
5. Madonna riding her bike
The Queen of Pop is very concerned about the environment and climate change. And because she’s committed to the cause, she’s a very enthusiastic vegetarian and has made biking her main means of transportation to get around the city, besides the occasional walk. It’s not uncommon to spot Madonna riding her bike. That happened already in Barcelona, when she was doing some sightseeing right before a concert there, and also in London as well. Also, because she adheres to very strict fitness training, biking helps her to stay in shape.
6. Reese Witherspoon playing with her kids at the park
The lead actress of Legally Blonde (2001) can easily prove that, despite her tremendously successful career, she is the typical caring mother. Like any other non-celebrity mom, she used to like to take her children, Ava and Deacon, to the park and babysit them while they had fun at the playground. Then they’d have a little picnic and enjoy a few tasty slices of pizza together.
7. Angelina Jolie chatting with one of her son’s college classmates
Any mom would be thrilled to see her child grow up, graduate from high school, and go to college. Clearly, there’s no reason for Angelina Jolie to be an exception. Maddox, Jolie’s oldest son she adopted with Brad Pitt, will be studying biochemistry at Yonsei University, and Jolie was the one who took him to the college campus on his first day. She also stayed around for a while to talk with some of the young man’s classmates.
8. Andrew Garfield also using the subway to move around the city
While in the movies Mr. Garfield is used to a pretty original way of commuting, namely with the help of his webs while jumping between buildings, in real life, it’s a completely different story. The protagonist of The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2: The Rise of Electro (2014), actually takes the subway pretty often to move from one place to another in town. A nice cup of coffee, a bit of music, a thoughtful attitude, and… A free seat next to him! Who wouldn’t take such a deal? Those are the charms of taking the subway!
9. Ashley Benson filling up the gas tank
“Hey everyone. Just letting you know I pumped some gas this weekend. Here’s some evidence. Hope you’re having a blast this weekend as well. Please also let me know what you’re having for dinner tonight. Need some ideas,” says Ashley Benson on her Instagram account. It’s not hard to see that, despite being one of the most famous celebrities of our time, she’s also just a normal girl like any of us. And no, it’s not really fun to wait at the gas station, we totally agree!
10. James Rodriguez being an ordinary dad
One of the most talented soccer players in the world has another passion that is completely unrelated to sports. Rodriguez loves spending some quality time with his daughter, pretty much like any other dad in the world. He likes sharing videos and pictures on social media that show how much fun he has with little Salome, and they’re super cute. They often go to the park together, have ice cream on the street, and he even does her hair —how cute is that!?
11. Mariah Carey being very elegant on the subway
Commuting by subway is an everyday thing for any of us who have to go to work or to study. But singer Mariah Carey decided that there was no reason for her to not do it either. And since she wanted to take part in this experience, she took the subway too. But, of course, she did it in her own way, always very glamorous, and wearing a long dress as if she was about to perform. Yep, she took New York City’s subway wearing a gala dress and even kept a nice memory of the moment by shooting a fun story that she later posted on Instagram.
12. Geri Halliwell saves time and money with public transportation
The former Spice Girls’ singer known as Ginger Spice surprised Londoners when, on their way to work, they suddenly saw her taking the famous tube for the first time in 17 years. She was so excited that, on her Twitter account, she shared some tips on how to get the most out of this mode of transportation. Ah, the perks of living in London!
13. Niall Horan and his selfie on the subway
And here we have another cool tube story. “Tube selfie!”. That’s how former singer of the boy band One Direction captioned the picture he posted on his Instagram. Niall Horan seems to be quite fond of this means of transport. So much so that he even takes pictures during his commutes…
14. Sandra Bullock and Rihanna eating hot dogs during a break
My kingdom for hot dogs and fries! Even big shots like Sandra Bullock and Rihanna can’t say no to such an amazing combo. The proof of that is the picture you see above. There, you can see how these 2 celebrities took the opportunity to go and get a delicious hot dog when they had a little break during the shooting of Ocean’s 8 (2018). It’s also super cool to see how easy-going their break seems. They’re even sharing earphones and listening to music together!
Have you ever met a celebrity on public transport or walking down the street? How did you react? Did you take a selfie with them? Post your pics in the comment section! If there are enough pictures, we’ll make a compilation and publish a new article with them!