If you’re a bride-to-be and looking forward to your big day, there’s a high chance that you’re pretty stressed right now. After all, planning a wedding day is no easy feat. There are venues to book, there are themes to decide on, there are guest lists to plan, and that’s before you even get to writing your vows. Many couples feel the strain on the run-up to their wedding, and this is especially true for brides who want their big day to be perfect. So, a wellness treat could be on the cards…
Stopping The Burnout
If you work full-time and then spend the rest of your day planning your wedding, you don’t have a chance to focus on yourself or unwind from the stresses of everyday life. That’s why so many brides burn out before their big day and often fall ill or squabble with their partner.
Heading To The Spa
Of course, one of the best ways to chill out and unwind before the big event is to take yourself to a spa and relax in a calm environment. This takes you away from the wedding planner, it gives brides a chance to think about something other than table plans, and it gives you a chance to take away the stress. Head for a massage, hang out in the hot tub, or just float around the pool with a clear mind.
A Total Retreat
If you want something better to calm the nerves, then you could go to a weekend retreat that will give you a few days to banish the burnout. Sometimes a few days away in the country or even in the city is all you need to avoid burnout, so you can return to wedding planning feeling refreshed.
It’s time to relax!
35 Celebrities Who Admitted They Regret Becoming Famous
We’ve all thought about being famous at least once in our lives. However, fame is not always all it’s cracked up to be. Here are 35 celebrities who regretted becoming famous.
On what it’s like to be a celebrity, Johnny Depp revealed it’s “a little bit like living like a fugitive. Everything has to be some sort of strategy. To get you into the hotel, to get you out of the hotel, to get you into the restaurant, to get you out of the restaurant.” Talk about a hassle!
If anyone knew how to describe the way being famous really feels like, it’s Megan Fox. She put it to words and, judging by her thoughts, she’s sick of having to be “bullied by millions of people constantly,” as she describes it. “What people don’t realize is that fame, whatever your [sic] worst experience in high school, when you were being bullied by those 10 kids in high school, fame is that, but on a global scale, where you’re being bullied by millions of people constantly,” Fox said.
George Clooney was never the kind of guy to criticize fame. However, it looks like even he has had enough, as he’s recently revealed that living in a big house on the hill feels way too isolating. Imagine not being able to walk in a park without security, what kind of a life would that be? “But the truth is, the big house on a hill is isolating. There’s no other way to say it. There are restrictions to this kind of fame. I haven’t walked in Central Park for 15 years. I’d like to, you know?” Clooney famously said.
Jennifer Lawrence falls somewhere in the middle of the spectrum when discussing her feelings about fame. Even though she doesn’t despise being famous, she did admit that it would be nice to have some time off every once in a while. “Yes. Three months. Oh, it’s my three months off. You can’t photograph me. I would love to be able to control being photographed,” she explained. We can’t argue with Lawrence here as it does seem like she has a good point. If everyone can get a vacation from their work, why can’t celebrities do the same?
There are lots of famous actors and musicians that feel like their place in the spotlight is isolating. You’d think that all that attention would make you crave solitude but, instead, celebrities like Robert Pattinson are feeling lonely and misunderstood. “It’s strange, you don’t have a normal life anymore. You spend much time trying to fight it, but in the end you find another way to live. People don’t realize how lonely you are,” he said. It looks like Pattinson is really having a hard time dealing with everything fame brings into your life.
If there’s anyone in the world who seems like they adore fame, it’s the Kardashians. However, believe it or not, even Kourtney Kardashian sometimes gets sick of the constant spotlight. It looks like fame can exhaust even the ones who love it the most. “I don’t want the show to end, but I sometimes think I would be so happy if it did and I could just move away from it all,” Kourtney said. We sense some mixed feelings here and it seems like Kourtney just needs a good vacation away from work, just like Jennifer Lawrence suggested.
While Wahlberg didn’t directly comment on his feelings about being a celebrity, he did admit that he’s not too happy about the way he came to be famous. Believe it or not, Wahlberg turned to a life of crime at a very young age before he made a detour and found his spot in the music industry. Today, we know him as a famous and quite successful actor. However, Wahlberg actually started out as a rapper and later a model. He claims that he hates the way he became famous because he was the “biggest punk in the world.”
Gigi Hadid might seem like she’s enjoying the fame and attention centered around her but, in reality, she’s not very happy about the whole concept of fame. “You lose all your friends,” she said when asked about being famous. This supermodel has been under constant spotlights for the last couple of years and it seems like being famous had too big of an impact on her personal life, if she even has one at this point. Perhaps all the things ordinary people dream about when thinking of fame are not worth it at all.
Shia LaBeouf famously wore a bag over his head at a red carpet event that clearly says he isn’t famous anymore… You might even remember the time he made this statement and, truth be told, he doesn’t look like he’s too happy about being a celebrity. While the bag over the head might look like a goofy move or a silly joke, LaBeouf was actually serious about his statement. He’s one of those celebrities who just got tired of constantly being followed around and treated like objects.
We simply can’t leave Katy Perry out of this list, as she is also one of those celebrities who got way too tired of being famous. She even said it with those exact words during an interview with Teen Vogue. “I’m tired of being famous, but I’m not tired of creating. Fame is just a disgusting by-product of what I do. But I stopped focusing on what other people think a while ago. It’s a delicate creature – a wild animal of sorts. It can love you, and then it can attack you,” she said.
Jack Gleeson, a.k.a. Joffrey Baratheon from the famous HBO series Game of Thrones, is one of the most criticized celebrities in the world. After all, that’s what playing the villain in one of the world’s largest franchises will do to you. While his acting was impeccable in the series, Gleeson received a lot of hate and criticism since his first appearance on the show back in 2014. He even received death threats from strangers online and announced a temporary retirement from acting to get himself together.
FKA Twigs is another name on the list of celebrities who hate being showered with attention. Twigs even made it clear that the thing she hates most about being famous is having to deal with paparazzi following her everywhere. “It’s really hard — I can’t begin to explain how awful it is. It makes you want to just stop everything sometimes. It makes you want to smash your face into the mirror.” However, despite her hardships, the singer admitted she’s happy with the success she’s had thus far.
Becoming famous too early can leave serious consequences. After all, being in the spotlight since early childhood does sound like too much work, especially for a young child. This is what happened to Daniel Radcliffe who, as you already know, became a very famous young boy. As a child actor, Radcliffe was exposed to fame way too early and, as you can imagine, it left some scars. He admitted how difficult it was to be surrounded by paparazzi as a child and how this whole experience robbed him of a normal childhood.
Amy Schumer does not necessarily hate the whole idea of being famous. She has worked hard to make it and she’s certainly shown gratitude for her success. However, this comedian did admit that being famous is not always as pleasant as it might look like. During the Howard Stern Show, Schumer admitted that she hates glam events and that she thinks they are too much of a hassle. “It’s people doing an impression of having a conversation … I don’t like the farce,” she explained.
Here’s another actor whose childhood was forever changed by fame and Hollywood. We all know Culkin as that little boy from Home Alone but he grew up to be someone who completely resents fame and the spotlight. Culkin became one of the most famous people in the world thanks to his role in the extremely popular Christmas movies. However, it seems like he regrets all of it now. “I’ll take walks at two or four in the morning because there’s nobody out on the streets and it’s easy for me to go unnoticed. [But] even if I don’t get bugged, it’s looming, it’s there,” he said.
Lady Gaga has always been bold and open about everything so the question about fame did not make her hesitate. When asked about how fame makes her feel, she said that being famous means that “you belong to everyone else.” “It’s legal to follow me, it’s legal to stalk me at the beach, I can’t call the police or ask them to leave. And I took a long hard look at that property line and I said well, you know, if I can’t be free out there, I’m going to be free in here [pointing to her heart],” said Gaga.
Justin Bieber might be one of the world’s most famous singers but he was also one of the most hated ones. If you remember the early 2010s, you remember how much hate and criticism was thrown at this young artist. When asked if he regrets all the fame, Justin said: “All the time. And I feel isolated. You’re in your hotel room and there are fans all around, paparazzi following you everywhere, and it gets intense. When you can’t go anywhere or do anything alone you get depressed.”
Daniel Craig or, as most people know him, James Bond, has shown some dislike towards fame and the whole idea of it. Even though he doesn’t necessarily hate being famous, he did admit that he hates smartphones more than anything. One thing Craig despises the most is the fact that wherever he goes, people take out their smartphones to take photos. “They (smartphones) are the bane of my life. I get people who just take pictures of me with their camera phone while I’m having dinner. They think it’s their right to take a photo of me and I find that incredibly intrusive.”
Katherine Heigl is one of the most hated celebrities in Hollywood, mostly because of her “superior” attitude and behavior. While we have nothing against Heigl, her alleged behavior had a big impact on her career. She even stopped getting roles because of all the negative publicity circulating around her. Of course, Heigl blamed fame for all that was going on in her life, as she said that being famous “got to her head” and made her lose control.
You might know Dave Chappelle from his sketch comedy series titled Chapelle’s Show. Even though the show was quite successful, Dave decided to quit in the middle of season three in order to get away from the spotlight. He took a long break, after which he explained that being famous can become addictive. When asked whether he found fame to be scary, he said, “Fame, yeah, but not so much that I get on a plane to Africa. Fame is not that kind of scary – but it is – fame is a horrifying concept when it’s aimed at you, you know?”
Daniel Day-Lewis is known for taking his roles a bit too far and, even though this effort makes his movies so much better, it takes away a lot of his strength and focus. However, no one expected Day-Lewis to announce that he will retire from acting. As a reason to why he chose to retire, Daniel explained that he no longer wants to be famous. He even regretted the whole idea of fame that surrounded him throughout most of his career. He chose to live in Ireland instead of Los Angeles so he could get away from the spotlight.
When asked how she feels about fame, Billie Eilish said: “It’s like being miserable half of the time.” It sounds like this young musician is already going through some hardships that usually come along with a Hollywood lifestyle. “I don’t mean this in a necessarily negative way, but I sort of lost my teenage years, because this all started when I was 13,” explained Billie. She later added: “There is no training, there’s no like, let me go to a school that’s going to teach me how to be famous. Also, that would suck. That would be trash school … Famous people suck. Fame is trash.”
When asked how he feels about fame, Idris Elba said that “it makes you paranoid.” Back in 2014, Elba opened up during a conversation with Loaded and admitted that being famous makes it difficult to navigate personal relationships. “Sometimes you’re not sure what’s real or not, especially when it comes to relationships,” he said. “If you’re adored by millions, sometimes even on your own front doorstep you can become paranoid and constantly question, ‘Who is he? Who is she?’ I know I’ve been guilty of it in the past.”
Selena Gomez, on the other hand, sees fame as “constant pressure,” something you cannot really escape when you feel like it. “I’ve cried onstage more times than I can count, and I’m not a cute crier,” she said, explaining how fame has impacted her mental health. Later on, Gomez added that tours feel very lonely, despite millions of fans who come to watch the performance. This singer and actress admitted that she struggled with feeling like she’s not good enough, which certainly made her resent fame just a tiny bit.
Chris Evans, a.k.a. Captain America is not as heroic as you think he would be. In fact, he’s not even remotely satisfied with the way fame has changed his life. In one of his interviews back in the day, Evans said that he doesn’t want to be the next Brad Pitt. “I think when I first came out here I was very hungry to get to the top. Now I’m kind of at this middle road, and I’m looking around like, isn’t life pretty much as great as I want it right now? If you get too far, there’s no off switch. Once you’re Brad Pitt, you can’t not be Brad Pitt,” he said trying to explain that once you hit a certain level of fame there is no coming back.
While Kate Winslet doesn’t necessarily hate fame, she’s one of those celebrities who regrets becoming famous the way they did. She became well-known after her role in Titanic. Any actor would be grateful to have an opportunity to take part in such an iconic movie. However, Winslet ended up regretting the whole thing because all she remembers is how her American accent was not as good as it could’ve been. Even though she never minded fame, this actress really hates the way she became famous.
Christian Bale is another actor who ended up resenting the way he entered the industry. Even though becoming famous was always Christian Bale’s dream, the way he did it was not really how he imagined it. Instead of taking on a serious role, Bale’s first-ever role on screen was in a Walt Disney’s musical comedy-drama titled Newsies. Even though this performance gave Bale an opportunity to move forward, he still regrets having done it. He even admitted that he never wanted to start off with a musical but it was too late to back out.
Shailene Woodley is the star of Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars, and many other big movie titles. If you look at Shailene’s career and the success she’s had so far, it looks like things are going great in her life. However, Shailene personally doesn’t think that being famous is a good thing. In fact, she even considers fame to be a bad word. She hates the word “celebrity” too and it seems like she’s had enough pressure under the spotlight.
Zach Galifianakis, most well-known for his role in The Hangover movies, claims that being famous is “dumb.” He seems to be uninterested in everything that fame has to offer, from shiny spotlights to constant appearances in the media. However, Zach admitted that he loves being an actor and that he’s doing what he’s passionate about. It’s just that being an actor and a celebrity is not the same thing. He even added that he’d like to skip all the fame-related stuff and just get his work done and go home to “watch Lifetime.”
When you think about how famous someone can get, the level of Kristen Stewart’s fame is somewhere near the top of that list. Thanks to her roles in the Twilight franchise, Stewart became one of the most popular actresses in the early 2000s. Her fame didn’t die down after the Twilight series came to an end. In fact, things continued to move fast and she doesn’t seem too impressed by the whole “being famous” scenario. “Fame is the worst thing in the world,” she said.
Zac Efron was also embarrassed by his first role, the well-known Troy Bolton from High School Musical. Today, Efron is a well-known actor who, as he admits himself, feels embarrassed when he thinks about the beginning of his career. Efron even admitted that he never watches High School Musical because he’s not proud of having done that project. Even though this movie was a massive hit and it is still one of the most popular teen movies, Efron’s not very happy about it.
You probably didn’t expect to see Brad Pitt on this list, since he seems to be enjoying his fame these days. However, the actor admitted that being famous is draining and it sucks you in to the point where you cannot find a way out. “It’s everything we didn’t sign up for… There’s this whole other entity that you get sucked into. You have to go and sell your wares… Somehow you’re not supporting your film if you don’t get out on a show and talk about your personal life. It has nothing to do with why I do this.” he said.
Ricky Gervais is another one of those people who wish they were not famous. What is it about every single person dreaming of fame and money and, as soon as they get it, the tables flip and they suddenly become resentful? “The worst thing about this job for me is the fame. I’ve never understood why anyone wants people to know who they are. That’s the thing I wish I could turn off,” Gervais said. He can’t seem to wrap his head around the whole idea of fame.
Harrison Ford had nothing positive to say when they asked him how he feels about being famous. “There’s nothing good about being famous. You always think, ‘If I’m successful, then I’ll have opportunities.'” “You never figure the cost of fame will be a total loss of privacy. That’s incalculable. What a burden that is for anybody. It was unanticipated and I’ve never enjoyed it. You can get the table you want in a restaurant. It gets you doctor’s appointments. But what’s that worth? Nothing,” he explained.
Kylie Jenner is another celebrity who seems like she enjoys being in the public spotlight. However, even Kylie sometimes gets tired of all the attention. She even admitted that she’d like to stop being famous at some point in her life. “I know I don’t want to be famous forever. There’s gonna be a time where I feel comfortable, I’m at a good place in my life, and I just stop.” While this sounds like a reasonable plan, do you think it’s actually possible to quit fame? Once famous, always famous, as they say!