Top 20 Celebrity Confessions That Shocked Fans

Top 20 Celebrity Confessions That Shocked Fans
VOICE OVER: Phoebe de Jeu WRITTEN BY: Tal Fox
These confessions painted celebs in a new light. For this list, we'll be looking at the most surprising stories we still can't quite believe high-profile individuals chose to reveal. Our countdown includes Kesha's haunted privates, Fergie's on-stage accident, Milli Vanilli return their award, and more!

Top 20 Celebrity Confessions That Shocked Fans

Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 20 Celebrity Confessions That Shocked Fans.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the most surprising stories we still can’t quite believe high-profile individuals chose to reveal. Like, they know we can hear them, right?

Which celeb confession left your jaw on the floor? Let us know in the comments.

#20: Pink Claims Christina Aguilera Took a Swing at Her

This duo’s infamous feud reportedly dates back to their time working on the 2001 “Lady Marmalade” cover and music video. Both admitted to having grown up and moved past the drama. But according to Pink, things once got heated enough for things to turn physical. She recalled finding the incident amusing; meanwhile, the “Fighter” singer denied it ever happened. She remembers a very different evening involving a game of Spin the Bottle, and says she would probably never swing at Pink since she doesn’t trust her odds in that fight. We may never know the truth, but we’re glad bygones seem to be bygones.

#19: Rumer Willis’ Crush on Former Stepdad, Ashton Kutcher

Look, we have eyes; we get it. The only difference is Ashton Kutcher was never married to our moms. Rumer Willis divulged that she used to have a crush on the actor and called him “a heart-throb.” Admittedly this was all before the “That ‘70s Show” star became her stepfather, but it’s still kinda weird to admit, right? Understandably, the posters came down fast, and Willis confessed to expressing disappointment to her sister about her mom bagging one of her celeb crushes. Still, she also says that her perspective of the actor changed quite quickly after he became part of the family and that he was a “really great stepfather.”

#18: Harry Styles Has Four Nipples?

The former 1D member is super in many ways. Super talented, super successful, and also a supernumerary when it comes to the standard number of nipples. If you’re a directioner, you’ll remember this rumor from the old days but Styles once again confirmed it during an interview with Chelsea Handler in 2017. He even pointed out where the extra ones are on his body, though he has said they’re much smaller than the normal ones. As it turns out, polythelia or extra nipples are more common than you might think. It really is much ado about nothing. Or, just maybe, it’s the source of all his power…

#17: Stephen Colbert’s Tragic Comedy Beginnings

Stephen Colbert has been cracking up audiences for decades, from sketch comedy to daytime television and now late-night hosting. However, he revealed that he believes his knack for comedy is rooted in grief. In 1974, at just 10 years old, Colbert lost his father and two of his brothers in the Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 plane crash. Peter and Paul were his two siblings closest in age to him and, as the youngest, Colbert spent many years at home alone with his mourning mother. Despite his own grief, Colbert says he would tell her jokes in the hopes of “[making] her happy.” He believes this set him on the path to comedy.

#16: Meghan Trainor & Daryl Sabara’s Bathroom Habits

Celebrities: they’re just like us, right? Well… While talking to Nicole Byer on an episode of her podcast “Why Won’t You Date Me?” Meghan Trainor revealed that she and her husband have side-by-side toilets in their bathroom. That wasn’t even the weirdest part! She also divulged that they would sometimes use them at the same time and even hold hands. Unsurprisingly, the revelation went viral but, for some reason – and despite pleas from her mom and husband – Trainor seemingly couldn’t help piling on more details. She admitted that there’s one bathroom activity she gives Sabara privacy for because she can’t stand the smell. It’s good to know they draw the line somewhere, at least.

#15: Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith Marital Revelations

This Hollywood couple’s relationship has been at the center of the rumor mill for years. So, they decided to reclaim control over the narrative by addressing some of the alleged stories. During a “Red Table Talk,” Pinkett Smith spoke about her relationship with singer August Alsina. However, she clarified that it occurred during a period of separation from her husband. In a 2021 GQ interview, we also learned that in order to deal with some of the unhappiness in their relationship, the couple decided to open up their marriage. Apparently, Jada wasn’t necessarily a fan of monogamy, something the couple decided to make space for in their lives. Both continue to speak candidly and supportively about each other and their marriage.

#14: Robert Pattinson’s On-set Happy Ending

Sometimes actors have to do all sorts of crazy things to get into character. Some bulk up, some spend hours with dialect coaches, and others go full-method. But not too many are expected to pleasure themselves on set for the sake of realism. While playing Salvador Dalí in the 2008 film, “Little Ashes,” R-Patz did just that for one of the movie’s sex scenes. Understandably, the actor didn’t consider this one of his career highlights and told Germany's Interview magazine that it made him want to quit the biz altogether. Having your O face immortalized on camera forever is quite intense on its own, but having it released theatrically… Yeah, Pattinson’s committed to his work alright.

#13: Lea Michele Gave Jonathan Groff a Lesson in Female Anatomy

In 2022, the original cast of the Tony Awarding-winning musical “Spring Awakening” reunited for a benefit concert to mark the show’s 15th anniversary. Many throwbacks and anecdotes were shared but one in particular, told by Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff, got people talking the most. In the show, Groff played the sex-savvy Melchoir while Michele played the more naïve Wendla. Offstage, Groff confessed to being unfamiliar about things like female anatomy. The two were so close by that point that Michele was content to reveal herself to Groff, who wasn’t yet open about his sexuality and had never seen female genitalia before. And we thought we were close with our friends!

#12: Keith Richards Inhaled His Dad’s Ashes

We all know that old saying about rock n’ roll. And, we guess some rockstars lean into it a bit heavier than others. Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones fame has infamously been known to go harder than most. When asked what the strangest thing he had ever inhaled was, he responded “my father.” No, you didn’t mishear that. We’re not sure if it make it better or worse that he mixed the ashes with another kind of powder, if you catch our drift. Still, the strangest part might have actually been when he claimed that his father wouldn’t have minded, saying that “It went down pretty well, and [he’s] still alive.”

#11: Kesha’s Haunted Privates

Countless celebrities believe in the supernatural, but arguably fewer have as intimate a relationship with it as Kesha. During an episode of her reality show, “Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life,” the singer found herself staying in a potentially haunted hotel. And things took a weird turn when a ghost detector seemingly picked up on some paranormal activity around the singer’s pelvic area. She doubled down on her assertions during a visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” sharing that a hypnotherapist told her she had “dead people” inside her and should perform an exorcise. Incidentally, Kesha has also maintained that she’s had some form of sexual experiences with spirits which she says inspired her song “Supernatural.”

#10: Fergie’s On-stage Accident

It was 2005, and the Black Eyed Peas were stuck in traffic on their way to a gig in San Diego. They arrived at the venue so late that there was nothing else to do but take to the stage without seeing to any… personal needs first. Fergie got so animated while performing that let’s just say the lyrics “keeps runnin’ runnin’ and runnin’ runnin’” took on an unfortunate new meaning. Unluckier still, Fergie’s pants revealed all to the crowd, including whoever took the photos that made the rounds in the media. Of course, the singer said that since then, she makes a point of visiting the facilities before any performance.

#9: How Often Do These Celebrities Shower?

While appearing on Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher confessed to some unpopular hygiene opinions. This opened a broader debate with celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Terry Crews, and more weighing in on the subject. Kutcher and Kunis also hilariously clapped back at critics who questioned their bathing habits for their kids. Well, showbiz seems very divided on the matter, although that might just be the pungent aromas perhaps swirling around. We wonder what they’d make of Jessica Simpson’s confession that she only brushes her teeth three times a week, a fact that allegedly shocked her dentist – and dentists around the world, probably.

#8: Kourtney Kardashian Receives Unusual Fertility Improving Advice

The Kardashians are an open book, and there’s little they share that shocks or surprises us these days. Well, maybe, except when the eldest Kardashian sister revealed that her doctor suggested she ingest her husband’s semen to boost her fertility. The TV personality said she was told it would improve her thyroid levels and help with conception. If you’re wondering, the couple chose not to follow the doctor’s advice. Also, we don’t know who needs to hear this, but this is unsound medical advice and there’s no evidence supporting the claim. If someone suggests otherwise, it might be time for a second opinion.

#7: Milli Vanilli Return Their Award

The now infamous duo was almost exposed for lip-syncing during a live MTV performance of their hit “Girl You Know It’s True.” Miraculously though, they got away with it. After that close call, tensions between the pair and their producer rose, leading to the admission that Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus were not the voices behind this major hit. And the repercussions were colossal! Their label dropped them, angry fans wanted refunds, and they faced multiple fraud lawsuits. They also became the first and, as of writing, only artists to have their Grammy rescinded. While Morvan eventually returned to music, Pilatus unfortunately struggled with substance use disorder and passed away in 1998.

#6: Lance Armstrong Confesses to Using Performance-Enhancing Substances

The now disgraced cyclist spent years vehemently denying allegations that he used performance-enhancing substances to win his many impressive titles. So, it was quite a shock when he suddenly decided to come clean to Oprah in 2013. By then, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) was already on his trail and had released a rather damning report. The world was quick to react, and Armstrong was stripped of his titles and ordered to return prize money. Still, the craziest part has to be when he told the BBC that given the chance, he’d do it again.

#5: Nicki Minaj’s Vaccination Musings

In 2021, the rapper revealed she was skipping the Met Gala given that guests were required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. She explained that she felt she needed more time to research the vaccine – sure, fair enough. However, she then shared a very colorful story about her cousin’s friend in Trinidad, who supposedly suffered an abnormal side effect from vaccination. We’re no medical experts, but Dr. Anthony Fauci is. He firmly refuted the suggestion that the vaccine was what caused the condition. The U.K.’s Professor Chris Whitty weighed in as well, unequivocally denying any link between those symptoms and the vaccine. Minaj’s brief but surreal Twitter feud with the latter was also quite unexpected.

#4: Leighton Meester’s Mom Gave Birth While Serving Time

This actress is arguably best known for playing the Upper East Side’s Queen B, Blair Waldorf, in the teen drama “Gossip Girl.” Before Meester went on to achieve performing status, however, her family life was unfortunately less than stable. Her parents, maternal aunt, and maternal grandfather were all serving time for their involvement in a smuggling ring. Her mom, Constance, was pregnant with her at the time, and was taken to a hospital to give birth. Constance later spent several months in a halfway house with her newborn before returning to prison to finish her sentence. Meanwhile, Meester was placed in the care of her paternal grandparents. Despite her turbulent formative years, Meester recalls her upbringing as being relatively normal.

#3: Megan Fox & Machine Gun Kelly’s Bizarre Engagement Ritual

These two have never been a conventional couple, to say the least. But, even by their standards, this is out of left field. During their engagement, the world was flabbergasted to learn that they had sampled each other’s blood. Fox clarified how this ritual works during an interview with Glamour Magazine UK, where she also revealed that this wasn’t a one-time occurrence. She divulged that Machine Gun Kelly likes to be a little extra about it. But, hey, whatever goes on between two consenting adults, right? Still, revealing that she and her beau once cut a hole in the crotch of a glamorous outfit so they could get on might have been a little TMI.

#2: Bill Clinton Admits “Inappropriate Relationship” with Monica Lewinsky

On January 26th, 1998, President Bill Clinton told the public he “did not have sexual relations with that woman”. He was, of course, denying former White House intern Monica Lewinsky’s allegations that they’d engaged in sexual relations. The then President was quite adamant in rebuking her story and doubled down on his denial. But, he was unable to silence his accusers. In August of that same year, he finally confessed to the “improper physical relationship” in a recorded testimony before a Grand Jury. He followed up on his admission with a televised statement broadcast nationwide. Clinton was ultimately impeached on the grounds of perjury and obstruction of justice. To this day, it ranks high among politics’ most infamous scandals.

#1: Kanye West’s Comments About Slavery

Really, we could've gone with any number of Ye's recent statements, but we'd be here for hours. So, instead, we're focusing on his outright offensive comments during a 2018 TMZ interview. The rapper offered opinions on various topics from free thought to politics, but it was his objectionable views on the enslavement of African and African American people that had us freezing in our seats. An understandably outraged employee clapped back, calling out the dangers of such abhorrent remarks. The rapper later tried to explain himself via Twitter, ultimately blaming the backlash on people opposing his "free-thinking" ways. Of course, this would be far from the only time Ye would insult entire communities and ethnicities.