When it comes to celebrities, we often assume we know everything there is to know about them. After all, when you're living under the unforgiving glare of the paparazzi 24/7, it's often incredibly difficult to hide anything.
But naturally, behind closed doors, even Hollywood's finest have certain things that they would rather we didn't know about.
From bizarre obsessions, strange hygiene practices, crippling substance abuses to other past indiscretions they would rather keep under wraps, here are 12 celebrities and their deepest, darkest secrets:
1. Megan Fox
Secret: She doesn't flush the toilet
The Transformers star admits that she's terrible to live with. She says:
"I don't clean. My clothes end up wherever I take them off. I forget to flush the toilet. Friends will tell me 'Megan, you totally pinched a loaf in my toilet and didn't flush.'"
2. Daniel Radcliffe
Secret: He had a drinking problem
We may know him as The Boy Who Lived with that exceptional magical acting ability, but since growing up, Radcliffe left us all shocked when he revealed he had developed a dependency on alcohol.
Ah, if only it had been butter beer like in this scene from the Half-Blood Prince:
3. Kristen Stewart
Secret: She's a chain-smoker
According to a cleaning lady that used to work for her, K. Stew is hiding quite a dirty habit:
“She puffs away like a chimney and leaves cigarette butts everywhere — in the shower, in the potted plants, and once I found one inside the fridge!”
4. Keith Richards
Secret: He snorted his Dad
The Rolling Stones rocker admitted:
"I snorted my father. He was cremated and I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn't have cared."
5. Mariah Carey
Secret: She's a heavy drinker
Apparently, Mariah likes to indulge in quite a bit of poison when she's at home. In fact, she often drinks so much, her glam squad is forced to do her hair and make-up whilst she's passed out.
6. Mr. T
Secret: He has a secret son
Apparently Mr. T abandoned his son when he became famous, and now he is suing his father for $5.4 million in compensation for his abandonment issues.
7. Taylor Swift
Secret: She's quite the "cat lady"
A former Hollywood housekeeper has revealed that Taylor's house is filled with cats. She says:
"She owns a few cats and her entire home is filled with photos of them, she’s constantly grooming them to reduce the cat hair [...] she even leaves cat food and milk outside, so the neighborhood strays flock to her stoop.”
8. Matthew Broderick
Secret: He killed two people
The actor was in a car accident that unfortunately ended the lives of two people. The cause was never fully determined and he got away scot-free with a "careless driving" charge and a small fine.
9. Mark Wahlberg
Secret: He used to be a violent racist bully
Not only was Wahlberg and two friends sued at 14 for yelling racial slurs and throwing rocks at three black children, but at 16, he also attacked a Vietnamese man with a stick. He then ran into another Vietnamese man and blinded him in one eye.
He only received a 90-day sentence, of which he served 45 days.
10. Ryan Gosling
Secret: He loves to wax his body
Apparently, Ryan has quite a few strange habits when he's in the comfort of his own home - for starters, he pees sitting down, walks up the stairs on all fours and sleeps with his head at the foot of his bed. Most suprisingly however, he really enjoys a good wax and is said to get his chest and back done multiple times a month.
So, this just makes me think - did Ryan wax his whole body in prep for this scene in Crazy, Stupid, Love?
11. Leighton Meester
Secret: She was born in jail
I bet even Gossip Girl didn't see this one coming! Meester was born whilst her mother was serving a jail term. Her mother was incarcerated as part of a drug ring and gave birth to her daughter at the beginning of her sentence.
12. Jack Nicholson
Secret: His sister turned out to actually be his mom
Over three decades, he thought his sister was just that - his sister. It turns out she was actually the woman who gave birth to him, and his grandmother - who he thought was his mother, raised him.