Yes, celebrities are human beings — but sometimes it seems like that's just about the only thing they have in common with the rest of us. Wonderwall.com rounded up some recent stories about shocking celeb extravagances that prove stars are nothing like us, starting with this one about our favorite reality TV star: Kim Kardashian West donned a neon green wig during a night out with friends in Miami on Aug. 16, 2018. The reality star and pal Larsa Pippen arrived for dinner at Prime 112 restaurant in a white convertible Ferrari but departed in a lime green Lamborghini — because, as she captioned a video on her Instagram Story, Kim "had to get a neon green lambo to match my hair!!!" Now keep reading for more proof that stars are nothing like us…
On Aug. 16, 2018, Jennifer Lopez donned an ensemble that cost more than most Americans make in an entire year — a whopping $68,440 — during an outing with boyfriend Alex Rodriguez in New York City. According to Page Six, the superstar's pink Valentino frock — hardly one of her cutest getups — set her back $7,300. Her Gucci sandals rang in at $1,250, while her Fendi handbag, which isn't even available for sale to the public until November, will set back copycats $3,890. Finally, her Yeprem diamond hoop earrings are worth $56,000.
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New York City's Equinox gym opens at 5:30 in the morning on weekdays — unless Mark Wahlberg wants to stop by for some extra-early exercise. The actor had the fitness club to himself when he and his posse worked out in the wee hours on Aug. 15, 2018. "They opened an hour early," a source told Page Six. "He arrived at 3:45 a.m. and was extremely gracious to the staff for coming in early. He was giving hugs and fist bumps all around." The gym was reportedly still empty when the Oscar nominee and his squad left around 5:15 a.m.
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In late July 2018, Beyonce and JAY-Z took a break from the European leg of their On the Run II Tour by cruising around Italy on a yacht worth $180 million. The boat, which you can charter for just $1.4 million a week, reportedly features an on-board beauty salon, a basketball court, a private theater, a multi-level pool and a helipad. But that's not all! On July 23, the duo docked for dinner in Capri, where they got a standing ovation from their fellow diners as they made their way out of the restaurant after their meal. A standing ovation just for eating!
On July 28, 2018, Cardi B took to Instagram to show off the his-and-hers Lamborghinis that she and husband Offset bought themselves after welcoming their daughter, Kulture. "Blessed & Gifted 💚💙 Official Lamb owners @offsetyrn #aventador #His&Hers #kultureparents," the "Bodak Yellow" rapper captioned a photo of herself posing on the hood of a blue Lamborghini Aventador alongside her hubby on the hood of a green version of the same car. And get this: Cardi paid for her ride in CASH. After some of her followers suggested that the rapper was just leasing the Lambo and didn't actually purchase it herself, she posted her bank statement to show a cash withdrawal of more than $500K.
Meanwhile, on July 19, 2018, Cardi B took to her Instagram Story to reveal that restaurant chain Chipotle sent her a briefcase full of coupons for a lifetime supply of chips, guacamole and queso. The gift was a response to the rapper's verse on Jennifer Lopez's song "Dinero." On the track, Cardi raps that she just wants her "money, chips, guac and queso." (Why is it always the people who can pay who get the most free stuff?!)
Taylor Swift is one of the biggest stars on the planet. Her cats are pretty famous too. On July 20, 2018, the singer added a line of products focused on her kitties, Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson, to her online store. Taylor's fur babies are now featured on T-shirts, pins, stickers, earrings, patches, pens and more.
Penelope Disick is just 6 years old, but she's already got expensive tastes. On Aug. 4, 2018, Kourtney Kardashian's only daughter with Scott Disick rocked a $2,000 white Fendi purse during dinner with her dad and his much younger girlfriend, Sofia Richie. The proud papa took to his Instagram Story to share a photo of his little one rocking the pricey (and now completely sold out) accessory, which might belong to her mom. "She likes to wear my bags a lot and I love mini bags, so I take a lot of her bags too," Kourtney told People as part of an interview that hit the Internet on Aug. 2, 2018. Of course, Penelope might also have borrowed the purse from her 5-year-old cousin North West, who starred in a Fendi handbag campaign earlier this year.
In other kiddo couture news: DJ Khaled's son, Asahd, won't be 2 until October, but that didn't stop him from rocking a diamond Rolex worth $34,000 at an event celebrating his Kids Foot Locker collaboration with Jordan Brand in New York City on Aug. 15, 2018. Yep, the little guy already has his own clothing collection.
What do you give the girl who has everything on her 21st birthday? If you're rapper Travis Scott and the girl is Kylie Jenner, who turned 21 on Aug. 10, 2018, a '50s Rolls Royce — which is worth somewhere between $25K and $85K — will do! (See it here.) The birthday girl also walked away with a custom Can-Am Spyder roadster, which costs at least $21K, a Goyard trunk from mom Kris Jenner, which is worth between $5K and $10K, a vintage Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton Alzer 60 Suitcase, which is worth between $5K and $7K, a custom Ping Pong table, several custom birthday cakes and several elaborate floral arrangements. E! News reported on Aug. 11, 2018, that the estimated value of all her gifts is somewhere between $70K to $100K — and that's just based off of what she showed on social media!
During an interview with The New York Times Magazine that hit the Internet on July 25, 2018, Gwyneth Paltrow revealed that she has a "house manager." But don't call him a butler. "No, he's a house manager," explained the actress. "He's the best. He's from Chicago. He's so incredible. He helps me with everything," she gushed. (Must be nice!) Also revealed in the lengthy article? Gwyneth might cook her own meals, but she has help when it comes to feeding her kids: According to the Times, "A woman who has worked for G.P. for a long time stood beside her, cooking an entirely separate dinner for G.P.'s children."
Joe Jonas dropped the big bucks to celebrate his 29th birthday in Miami a few days early, Page Six reported on Aug. 13, 2018. After dinner at Komodo restaurant with fiancée Sophie Turner, brother Nick Jonas and a few friends, the singer and his crew headed to Story nightclub where "Joe ordered over $10K worth of Don Julio 1942, champagne and vodka," according to a Page Six source. That's significantly more than we spend on drinks in a year — not to mention over the course of a single night!
Demi Moore and Soleil Moon Frye are close — real close. During an interview with Us Weekly that hit the Internet on Aug. 13, 2018, the "Punky Brewster" star revealed that the older actress helped deliver all four of her children. "She's been in all my birth rooms," said Soleil. "She's like a doctor. She's like, 'Alright. I'm here. Step back everybody.'" Demi was especially helpful back in 2016 when Soleil went into labor with her fourth child, son Story, before her obstetrician was available to assist: "Demi gets [on] the phone with the doctor, she's like, 'If you're not gonna do it, I'm gonna do it,'" Soleil recalled. "She was ready. But then [the doctor] walked in and within five minutes, the baby popped out. He literally, like, shot out." Hey, not everyone gets a helping hand from one of Hollywood's most iconic actresses while experiencing the miracle of birth!
2 Chainz and longtime love Kesha Ward tied the knot at the Versace mansion in Miami on Aug. 18, 2018. On hand during the nuptials were Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian West, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Pusha T and a white tiger. According to TMZ, 10 security guards accompanied the big cat, assisting with its arrival and keeping other wedding guests at bay. In another report, TMZ claimed that 2 Chainz dropped a cool $300K on his wedding.
Costume designer Mary Vogt borrowed couture from some of the biggest names in fashion for "Crazy Rich Asians." But it was no small task: The designer gowns on loan had to be insured, while some of the jewelry had to be guarded. "Luckily, a couple of the jewelers, like Bulgari and Chopard, supplied their own security teams," she told Page Six as part of an interview that hit the Internet on Aug. 6, 2018. Surprisingly, one of the most iconic pieces of jewelry featured in the film — Eleanor Young's emerald engagement ring — wasn't on loan from a jeweler but rather from the actress who brought Eleanor to life, Michelle Yeoh. "Michelle wears a lot of her own jewelry in the movie — she has a pretty extensive collection! In fact, that emerald engagement ring was actually Michelle's. She brought that in and was like, 'Will this work?'" said Mary.
On July 30, 2018, a woman from the Atlanta area claimed on Facebook that Ludacris dropped $375 on her groceries at Whole Foods — even though they'd never met before. But it's not the first time the rapper has picked up the tab for a stranger at an Atlanta-area grocery store. Back in May, another woman claimed on Twitter that Luda bought her cousin groceries at Whole Foods. "Funny thing," the "Fast and Furious" franchise star's manager told The New York Times, "Luda does these things all the time. But he doesn't want to do interviews to highlight it. It's just his heart."
On July 24, 2018, Moby took to Instagram to announce that he's selling the house in Pound Ridge, New York, that he purchased in March for $1.3 million and is donating the proceeds to "support progressive political candidates, support my animal rights foundation, produce documentaries, and fund scholarships."
Navigating what to share on social media is tricky enough for the average person, but for members of the royal family, it's downright stressful. "I recently got in trouble for posting a picture of Papa in a corridor of the palace that was off-limits to the public," Princess Eugenie said during an interview for the cover of the September 2018 issue of British Vogue. The picture showed Eugenie's father, Prince Andrew, posing in a lavish hallway during the annual Trooping the Colour in June.
Angela Bassett is a freak of nature — in the best way possible! On Aug. 16, 2018, the stunning actress celebrated her 60th birthday by sharing a photo of herself rocking a colorful bikini and minimal makeup on Instagram. "Happy Birthday to all my Leo brothers and sisters. Let's eat cake!" she captioned the stunning shot of herself showing off her abs and wrinkle-free face.
On July 21, 2018, Us Weekly reported that MTV is paying Bristol Palin $250K to star on the upcoming season of "Teen Mom OG." (She'll reportedly take home $300K if she appears on a second season and $350K if she returns for a third season.) "Bristol came in hoping for a very big payday and really thought she could and would get $500,000," a source told Us Weekly, adding that none of the other "Teen Mom" stars "made close to that when they first started or even now." If only it were so easy to pay the bills for every onetime teenage parent…
Having a swimming pool in your backyard is a luxury. Having a swimming pool in your backyard that's twice the size of the average family swimming pool? That's just life for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West. TMZ reported on Aug. 7, 2018, that according to building permits, the couple is installing a 20-by-60-foot in-ground pool at their Los Angeles-area estate, which is reportedly worth roughly $60 million. (The average home pool is 20-by-30 feet.) TMZ adds that the construction work is valued at a little more than $50K and that Kimye is also installing a new guard shack, which should set them back another $12K.
On July 21, 2018, Alexis Ohanian took to Instagram to share two photos: a shot of himself smiling at wife Serena Williams as she drank from a glass of wine, and a photo of a gondola in the canals of Venice, Italy. "She wanted Italian for dinner, so…," he captioned the pics, implying that he and his missus traveled to Italy just to get an authentic meal. He later revealed they'd actually planned their Italian vacay, but still, it must be nice…
Sigh. "The Real Housewives of Dallas" star D'Andra Simmons set back the body positivity movement by a few years when she complained during an interview with Page Six that hit the Internet on Aug. 16, 2018, that she's "a size 6" and therefore "a little bit over the limit." Said the reality star, "A size 2 would be preferable." She also gushed that her mom, who founded Ultimate Living, a line of nutritional supplements and skin care products, "has perfected the smoky eye at 8 a.m." Talk about setting unrealistic expectations for yourself!