Myths Everyone Believes About Celebrities

The grass is always greener, isn't it? While it might be easy for normal people to think that celebrities have it better and easier because of their station in life, that's not always the case. Fame and fortune do not make the rich and famous impervious to the same pains, stresses, drama, and problems that plague the rest of us. In fact, it might actually be harder for celebs, since they have to endure crappy situations while bathed in the glare of paparazzi flashbulbs and with the gossip media taking notes on their every move.

These are the seven extremely pervasive myths that everyone holds when it comes to celebs.

Money Can Fix All Of Their Problems

Celebs may have tons of money but cash cannot fix all of their problems. Look at Michael Douglas and his troubled son, Cameron. The actor could throw pots of money at the situation to try to help cure his son's drug problems. But that doesn't always work. A celeb can go broke spending money on wayward children but that isn't always a solution. It could lead to more problems, since life lessons aren't really learned and problems aren't corrected when good money is thrown after bad. Plus, how many times do we read TMZ stories about the likes of Wesley Snipes, Lauryn Hill, or Robin Thicke being slapped with major fines for back taxes owed? Mo' money, mo' problems.

They Are Impervious To Infidelity

Sandra Bullock was riding the highest of career highs in 2010. She won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for her work in The Blindside. She also picked up her Razzie for Worst Actress for All About Steve in person and with a smile; it was amazing to see her have a sense of humor about herself. America's Sweetheart was also in the process of adopting her first child—son, Louis—with then-husband Jesse James. Her life was damn-near perfect. Of course that's exactly when a tabloid published a cover story alleging that James cheated on her multiple times. The tattooed lug eventually admitted his affairs and the marriage fell apart. Bullock was at the height of professional accolades and financially sound due to her string of hit films. Yet she still endured a horrible cheating scandal and a broken heart.

They Aren't Hurt By Haters

Model Gigi Hadid posted a beautifully sincere statement on her Instagram feed, noting that she is indeed hurt by the mean comments that haters make about her modeling career and her body shape. But she proclaimed that despite the painful comments, internet trolls don't make her want to change who she is. It was an empowering and body positive message. At first, you might be inclined to dismiss the rich, gorgeous model for her "problems," but people were saying vicious things about someone who seems very sweet. She is not bulletproof and she is not immune to having hurt feelings. Similarly, Selena Gomez told Z100 that she was hurt by all the hate hurled her way when she began dating Justin Bieber; his beloved Beliebers were out for blood and criticized her up, down, left, right, and center.

They Have Glam Squads On Call 24/7

Like any stereotype, this is partially true. Rihanna, Lady Gaga, or Lindsay Lohan can change their hair and chop it off and then decide the very next day that they hate it. They can call their stylists to attach extensions and fix the problem in an instant...for a pretty penny. But sometimes, celebs will just deal with a bad haircut. Jennifer Aniston grew out a bad bob. Natalie Portman grew out her shaved head, which was shorn for a role, naturally.

They Don't Go Out In Public Without Makeup

Not every starlet is Kim Kardashian, in a full face of makeup, all day, every day. To be fair, Kim is trailed by paparazzi, which is her own doing and is the seat of her fame. So she has to deal with having to be done up all the time. But we see Hilary Duff, Demi Lovato, Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, and tons of others running errands or having dinner, without a drop of makeup on their faces.

They Live And Love The Fame, All Of The Time

Remember when Britney Spears shaved her head and went nuclear on a car? Remember when Lindsay Lohan was cashed out in the front seat of a vehicle? Or how about Kate Moss snorting lines of coke? What about Brit Brit's crotch shot? Those are times when fame is no fun. While celebs do court fame and it's an occupational hazard that makes it hard to feel empathy or a "boo hoo" for them, there are times when they are pushed to the limit. Kanye West has blown up at the paps that have tailed him relentlessly, at home and the airport, as videos posted to TMZ have shown. Halle Berry has battled the paparazzi trailing her daughter. No fun! Even celebs hit their limit when their personal space is encroached upon.

They Want To Party All The Time

While there are the celebutantes and party animals who hang out at the Chateau Marmont and who want to be seen on Sunset, there is a good cross-section of celebs who are homebodies who don't need or want to go out every night and be seen. There's nothing wrong with a night at home with Netflix. Jessica Alba, Anna Kendrick, and Victoria Beckham are just a few celebs you rarely see out at the clubs or partying.