Adult Celebs Who Still Live With Their Parents

Adults living with their parents isn't exactly a phenomenon. Sometimes they even end up in court over it, spawning hilariously awkward interviews and memes for days. But when celebs cohabitate with their mom and dad long into adulthood, people start to wonder — how could a successful, presumably rich star have some sort of "failure to launch" complex?

The reality is that most celebs who chose to keep close to their kinfolk after achieving stardom are simply doing it to share in their success. Of course, there are exceptions, like moving back in with one's ailing parents to serve as a caregiver, or squatting in one's childhood bedroom while waiting for one's beautiful lakeside mansion to be built. One young starlet on this list even admits she keeps her parents around to stave off the occasional homesickness from life on location.

Let's get a closer look at these memorable mama's boys and distinguished daddy's girls. These are the adult celebs who still live with their parents.

From basement to basement with Kirk Cousins

Despite making $20 million in the 2016/17 season and nearly $24 million the following season, NFL quarterback Kirk Cousins chose to live in basements during the off season. Now, if you're not a football fan, you might be picturing a young bachelor in his early 20s — that's not Cousins. He was actually 29 years old at the time, married, and already had a son. Also, it's not just one basement Cousins and company live in. The plural was intentional.

Cousins spelled out his curious cohabitation in a 2017 GQ interview, during which he said he and his then-pregnant wife spent the winter months of the off-season living in his wife's parent's basement northeast of Atlanta. When it got warm enough, they moved up to Cousins' childhood home in Michigan, where his parents live. Once again, they got the basement — the same basement Cousins lived in during his high school years. 

Though Cousins is both naturally frugal and happy with the set up, saying "it works well," because they "don't pay rent," the actual reason they lived in these basements was because they were waiting for their summer home to be built. According to MLive, the Cousins were building a "big house" on the shores of Lake Michigan. Of the three-story, four bedroom waterfront retreat, Cousins said, "We look forward to it being a family gathering spot for many years." No word on who gets the basement just yet — or whether this celeb's living situation has since changed.

Maria Menounos is living with her big, unorthodox Greek family

Maria Menounos may not be the biggest name in the celebrity world, but the actress and TV personality is extremely successful and certainly capable of having her own home. That's why many fans were shocked to learn that she still lived with her parents in 2014. Not only that, Menounos also lived with her then-boyfriend (and now-husband, director Keven Undergaro) and their family friend. The Menounos family situation was so interesting that they made a reality TV show about it all in 2014 called Chasing Maria Menounos.

Menounos appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and discussed the strange set-up, choosing to focus on the positives of it all. "I just love the idea that I am able to take these two villagers from Greece who had no running water, they didn't have shoes to go to school with and now they're going to be famous on TV," she said of her parents.

Though the show only lasted one season, the family would continue living together afterward. These close quarters led to some difficult moments, according to People, who reported that Menounos found out she had a benign brain tumor while her mother was battling stage 4 brain cancer. Menounos made the difficult decision to stay quiet about her own condition until just before her removal surgery, in order to not stress her mother out further. "It was awful," she said. "Because we were all living in this house and keeping this secret."

Guess who's making Sophie Monk's bed

Sophie Monk is most famous for her time as a pop star in the Aussie pop group, Bardot, but she's also done Playboy and won The Celebrity Apprentice Australia. More recently, she starred in The Bachelorette Australia, where she named millionaire Stu Laundy as the winner. Sadly, the relationship only lasted six months.

Monk first announced the split in a 2018 Instagram post, writing: "I went into this experience looking to settle down and start a family. I gave it the best shot I could and my intentions were everything I said I was looking for, but unfortunately it just didn't work out." Still, even if Monk didn't start a new family with Laundy, she did, it seems, start (or restart) an old one.

During an interview with 9Now's Today (via the Daily Mail), Monk described some major lifestyle changes post-breakup, including some new and old members to her house. "I have a puppy. My parents live with me, I've got everything," she said. But, before you start feeling bad for Monk, she actually enjoys having her parents living with her in her Gold Coast mansion. "Mum's been making my bed," she told The Daily Telegraph (via the Daily Mail), relishing in just one of the perks of having her parents in-house. "I don't want them to ever move out." 

Family is everything to Rafael Nadal

For tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, no amount of money, success, or fame can replace his family or his home. "Family is the most important thing," Nadal explained in an interview with Helen Cummins for her Mallorca Lifestyle blog. 

That's likely part of the reason why he opened a sprawling tennis academy on his home island of Mallorca, a place to which several of his family members contribute in some way. Nadal now has an excuse to return home as much as he can, curing the homesickness that he admits he experiences at times. But the Nadal family does more than just work together. They all live together and have for years. 

"My father (pictured above, right) wanted to keep us all close and built a house for us all in Manacor," Nadal explained to Cummins. "Today, my parents, my family and my brother's family including [me and my] sister all live in the same house on different floors." Now, with the tennis academy nearby to his home and his family, Nadal might never have to leave Manacor, Mallorca after he retires, something that he might one day find appealing. "It is my home," he told abcMallorca. "I am happy here and I can't imagine living anywhere else."

Raising Jess Glynne right

According to The Sun, singer Jess Glynne has seven number-one hits, 12 million singles sold, and an album that went triple-platinum by 2018. The then-28-year-old also still lived at home with her parents. But this wasn't a negative for Glynn. In fact, she credited her wholesome upbringing and supportive family for much her success and believes it will help her sustain her career and her composure through it all.

"I'm a good girl and I have a very good Jewish family who brought me up very well," she told The Sun. When compared to someone like Amy Winehouse, Glynne's idol, the singer saw their respective support systems as markedly different. "Amy was a massive influence on me — the biggest. It's devastating because you look at where it did go wrong," she said. "I think really it's about the people around you ... I don't think she had the right people who cared about her, and that's why I'm so grateful for the people I have around me."

Just don't go expecting this big happy family to live together forever. While Glynne seems happy with her situation as of this writing, she told Evening Standard in January 2016, "I want to buy a house and get my own place." No word on whether this singer has moved house yet.

Chrissy Teigen is growing Legends

When Chrissy Teigen described her (and husband John Legend's) living situation to the press at the Vita Coco Coconutmilk Brunch (via the Daily Mail), it raised a few sets of eyebrows. 

"So my mom lives with us," Teigen said, adding that this always leads to people asking where her dad is, especially considering her parents are still married and they have a house down the street. "He comes by every day," Chrissy explained, acknowledging the somewhat strange set-up. "It just works for them. It's a good family life. We're all very close, very tight–knit."

Before looking at their wealth (which was more than $50 million combined at the time in 2018, according to Life & Style) and judging them, however, consider how much of a challenge it would be for Teigen and Legend to care for two young children while maintaining their very busy and very public lives. It's not that the star couple couldn't raise their children and continue to enjoy enormous success without help, but, if Teigen's mom is willing and able to help, why would they not utilize that?

Syd is still tha Kyd in her mom's Los Angeles home

As the frontwoman for the soul and hip-hop group, The Internet, Syd Bennett has seen her share of success. She originally came from Odd Future, the musical collective that gave the world Frank Ocean and Tyler, the Creator, per Pitchfork. The successful musician — also known as Syd or Syd tha Kyd — has helped those two groups pop and also released her own solo content along the way. Despite the fact that she's called a trailblazing "genius" in these genres, Bennett has remained humble and down to earth by keeping her life simple and largely unchanged.

Namely, the singer-songwriter still lives in the same Los Angeles home that she's shared with her mother for years. Above the guest house is the studio where Syd tha Kyd recorded so much of the music she made growing up, the same studio that has seen some hugely influential artists pass through. "Staying here in L.A. and in this house keeps me grounded," Bennett, who was 26 at the time, said in a 2018 interview with Out magazine. "I can never forget where I came from 'cause I've never left for that long."

Lewis Capaldi and his childhood bedroom's 'New York wallpaper'

With one of the biggest hits in 2019, Lewis Capaldi raced to stardom with his song, "Someone You Loved," which topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts and reigned atop the Official UK Singles charts for seven weeks, per Billboard. Yet, his enormous professional success hasn't led to many major changes in his personal life. In fact, according to Capaldi, he hasn't even seen much of a financial boom.

"There's always room to earn more, I still live with my ­parents so I don't think I am earning that much money!," Capaldi told the Daily Star that September. "And all I spend my money on is food because I can't help stuffing my face." Earlier in the year, Capaldi took cameras to his hometown of Bathgate in Scotland, showing off the room he still occupies in his parents' house. Though he joked that he doesn't "want to live with [his] parents anymore," Capaldi seemed able to laugh about his situation. 

In April 2019, the singer-songwriter posted another video mocking the exaggerated reports of his net worth, allegedly £10,000,000 ($12,524,300). "I still live with my mom and f**king dad," Capaldi jokingly ranted in the video. "I've had the same bedroom since I was 12 years old, and you mean to tell me there's £10,000,000. I've got f**king New York wallpaper!"