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 "self-made billionaire," Kylie Jenner… The makeup mogul flew from Los Angeles to Houston "for a few hours" to make up with boyfriend Travis Scott after they "got in a little fight" recently, the reality star told GQ as part of an interview that hit the Internet on July 17, 2018. "We were fighting, and I was like, I just need to go. I didn't tell anyone where or why," she said. "Just because we're a family now. When we fight, it's usually just because we've been away from each other for too long and we didn't see each other for like two weeks. And we have Stormi now, and I can't travel with her. She's too young. So it's harder to see each other, but I was like, I just need to go and fix this and go back." Why make a phone call when you can take a private jet halfway across the country? Now keep reading for more proof that stars are nothing like us…
Since she and Prince Harry got engaged in November, the royal family has dropped about $1M on Duchess Meghan's clothes, royal expert Katie Nicholl told "Entertainment Tonight" as part of a report that hit the Internet on June 28, 2018. (We can't imagine spending that much on clothes in a lifetime — not to mention over the course of just a few months!) Though the retired actress reportedly pitched in on her two wedding looks — according to estimates, her Givenchy wedding dress cost $440,000 and the Stella McCartney dress she wore later cost $157,000 — her father-in-law, Prince Charles, has footed the bill for her "working royal wardrobe," the ensembles she's donned during official royal engagements. In other royal couple news…
Dublin's Delahunt restaurant closed to the public to accommodate Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan for lunch on July 11, 2018. According to Vanity Fair, the couple made arrangements in advance to visit the venue and even pre-ordered their meals. The British Ambassador to Ireland and a team of Palace aides reportedly joined the duo for lunch, but the pair ate alone in the restaurant's "snug," an area "tucked away at the back of the restaurant close to the kitchen" to avoid prying eyes. But there's still one more way Prince Harry proved he's nothing like us…
Prince Harry reportedly dropped more than $10K on a first-edition copy of A.A. Milne's "Winnie-The-Pooh" for his new nephew, Prince Louis, in celebration of the little one's christening on July 9, 2018. That's a lot for one book … especially considering Louis can't even read yet!
It only took 11 weeks after welcoming her first child for Khloe Kardashian to publicly debut her post-baby bikini body. On July 2, 2018, Kendall Jenner took to her Instagram Story to share a photo of her big sister rocking a yellow two-piece swimsuit while lounging by the pool. "Sister sunday," she wrote across the image. Khloe has lost 33 pounds since welcoming her daughter, True, in April. (Her trainer told TMZ she works out six days a week, sometimes twice a day.)
Why drive 70 miles when you can fly? According to TMZ, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin took a private helicopter from New York City to the small town of New Windsor — where Hailey's parents, Stephen and Kennya Baldwin, live — on July 10, 2018. (If Google Maps is to be trusted, the drive would've taken just a little more than an hour and a half.)
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have never texted, the Oscar winner told Parade as part of an interview that hit the Internet on June 25, 2018. "That is so not our relationship," she said, adding that she and her husband prefer "voice-to-voice or skin-to-skin" contact. Apparently, the duo "didn't know how to text" when they started dating back in 2005. Somehow, in all those years, they never picked up the mode of communication that the rest of us depend on every day. "We talk all the time, and we FaceTime, but we just don't text because I feel like texting can be misrepresentative at times," said Nicole. "And I've had the thing where I re-read texts and I'm like, 'What does that mean?' and then read it to somebody and go, 'Can you interpret that?' I don't want that between my lover and I."
The Mail on Sunday reported on June 30, 2018, that Victoria Beckham owns a whopping 14 engagement rings, including the emerald-cut yellow-diamond sparkler worth more than $157K that she debuted at the Dior Homme presentation during Paris Fashion Week on June 23. The former Spice Girl's collection is reportedly worth more than $11.6M. But not every piece has come directly from the designer's husband, David Beckham: "He doesn't buy Victoria a ring every few years, but he's treated her to some of them," a source told The Mail on Sunday. Posh reportedly bought the rest for herself. Niiice.
On June 20, 2018, just nine days after multiple media outlets reported that Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande had gotten engaged, TMZ reported that the duo moved into a 4,000-square-foot, five-bedroom New York City love nest worth $16M. It's unclear if they're renting or bought the apartment, which has four and a half bathrooms and features views of the Empire State Building. Sting also lives in the building, which reportedly has a fitness center, a 75-foot sky-lit pool and a private IMAX theater. Did we mention that the singer-actress is 25 and the "Saturday Night Live" star is just 24?
Cardi B has been dropping big bucks on her baby since long before little Kulture arrived. On June 20, 2018, she tweeted that she had to cancel her plans to have baby showers in both New York City and Atlanta to accommodate family members in both cities. "now i have to fly 60 people to Atlanta😩I always bragged about having 2 big families until now," wrote the "Bodak Yellow" rapper. (Can you even imagine footing the bill for all those plane tickets?!) Ultimately, according to Vogue, it took a crew of 40 people more than two days to set up the rapper's Bronx-fairytale-themed baby shower. Among the items on the registry were a $700 battery-powered Bentley Bentayga play car and a $2,799 bassinet. Since then, Cardi and her husband, Migos rapper Offset, have reportedly picked up a $1,600 Fendi stroller, a $1,149 Stokke Xplory stroller, a $600 Versace diaper bag, a $195 Givenchy teddy bear, a $3,000 custom recliner and a $455 Young Versace dress for their little girl. And they're clearly not sweating all the expenses: The couple reportedly declined multiple offers of around $100K for the rights to publish the first photo of their daughter. TMZ reported that the duo "won't even consider" selling the shots until Kulture is older. Must be nice to turn down $100K so easily…
Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj — who isn't exactly friends with Cardi B — reportedly dropped $5K on a gift basket for the "Bodak Yellow" rapper when her first child arrived in July. The Blast reported on July 11, 2018, that "minutes" after Cardi announced the arrival of her little girl, Nicki ordered a gift basket from the posh Los Angeles-based baby boutique Petit Tresor — which she reportedly asked to be "as girly as possible" — comprised of some of the store's most loved products, including dolls, stuffed animals, luxury baby clothing and a sterling silver rattle, as well as a few luxury organic pampering items for the new mom. Talk about a pricey peace offering!
When Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye West sold their home in Los Angeles' Bel Air neighborhood to Ukrainian entrepreneur and philanthropist Marina Acton for $17.8 million in 2017, the reality TV made a few special arrangements to sweeten the deal. The Blast reported on June 26, 2018, that in their contract, Kim agreed to promote Marina's budding singing career on social media. She also agreed to hang out with Marina in public and at industry events — like at the release party for Marina's single "Fantasize" in March 2018 (pictured). Sources told The Blast that it was "the first real estate deal in history that incorporated social media and music promotion as a caveat." Hey, if you can think of it, the Kardashians can find a way to profit off of it, right? Speaking of which…
Kim Kardashian West released three new fragrances on July 17, 2018, and according to TMZ, she pocketed a cool $5M in just five minutes. (A million bucks a minute!) The reality star didn't spend a cent on advertising the perfumes, which sold for $45 each. Instead, she promoted the fragrances to her millions of social media followers. Clearly, the strategy was a tremendous success.
Meanwhile, North West is just 5 years old, and she's already booking modeling gigs with one of the biggest names in fashion: Fendi. Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West's first-born child posed alongside her mom and grandmother, Kris Jenner, as part of Fendi's #MeandMyPeekaboo campaign, which highlights "iconic women from around the world," in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the brand's signature Peekaboo bag. That's right: At just 5, Nori is already an iconic woman.
After Kit Harington and Rose Leslie tied the knot on June 23, 2018, they hosted a reception at Wardhill Castle, a 12th century estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, that's been in the bride's family for 900 years. Yep, she owned a castle BEFORE she became a famous actress.
T.I. and longtime partner Tiny Harris haven't been on the best of terms in recent years, but that didn't stop the rapper from dropping a ton of money of his missus for her 43rd birthday on July 14, 2018. He gifted her a $250,000 Mercedes Benz S500 convertible with an extra $95,000 in custom features and then filled the backseat with bags from Christian Louboutin, as seen in a video the birthday girl shared on Instagram.
Dax Shepard took to Instagram on July 8, 2018, to reveal one of Kristen Bell's most bizarre quirks. "My bride wears gloves in the pool because she hates the feeling of pruney finger tips on skin. #Hollyweird #iloveher," he captioned a photo of the actress in a swimming pool. In the shot, Kristen is wearing a bikini, sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat and, yep, a pair of black waterproof gloves.
On July 6, 2018, Tiffany Haddish took to Instagram to reveal that Tyler Perry gave her a brand new Tesla as a gift for starring in his upcoming comedy "Nobody's Fool." (She also collected a paycheck for her work in the film.) "A man has never bought me a car out right. I have always had to make payments. This was just out the kindness of his heart And probably tired of me talking about [wanting a new car] all the time and I didn't have to do anything for it but a Great job in our New Movie Nobody's Fool. Thank God for kind people that want to spread happiness," she captioned a series of photos and videos.
Shailene Woodley subsisted off of just 350 calories a day — and skipped dinner every night — during the final weeks of shooting the survival flick "Adrift," in which she portrayed Tami Oldham Ashcraft, a young sailor who was lost at sea for 41 days. "For the last two weeks I had a can of salmon, some steamed broccoli and two egg yolks every day," the actress told The Times as part of an interview that hit the Internet on June 28, 2018.
How far would you go for someone who publicly criticized your parenting skills? Far if you're Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines! Daryl Austin, a writer for USA Today, enraged "Fixer Upper" fans when he wrote in April that the couple "did not get where they are now by putting their family first." His article gained some traction, prompting a response from Chip on Twitter and a follow-up article from Daryl for Fox News. Ultimately, the writer reached out to the Gaineses to apologize to them directly. The HGTV stars then offered Daryl and his family a free stay in one of their two vacation rental houses in Waco, Texas. (According to People.com, when reservations for Magnolia House and Hillcrest Estate are released in six-month increments, they regularly get booked up within as little as five minutes.) "I turned it down," Daryl told People.com as part of an interview published on July 2, 2018. "I would not be comfortable with them paying for it, but I had told them that we would love to visit Waco someday and we still will, just not on their dime."
The Tooth Fairy has clearly come into some big bucks since we were kids! On June 19, 2018, Carey Hart revealed that his daughter with Pink scored a crisp $100 bill when she recently lost a baby tooth. "Willz is gonna be the next major investment banker. We settled on 100 buck for 1 shot at pulling her tooth out. Was the best money I ever spent, and she got 20 weeks worth of tour per diem in 5 seconds. #LoveThisKid," the proud papa captioned a photo of Willow holding her tooth in one hand and her cash in the other. (Remember how you used to get stoked if you got a dollar instead of a quarter from the Tooth Fairy?)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. often brags about his jewelry collection on Instagram, but the watch he debuted on June 27, 2018, truly takes the cake. "This my new timepiece, it's called 'The Billionaire Watch,'" he captioned a video of the diamond-encrusted timepiece. "If you don't know about it, google Billionaire Watch. That's $18 Million on the price tag. I bought this watch from the best jeweler in the world, hands down @tadashi1980. He has better prices than any other jeweler that I've ever done business with ever and trust me, I've bought jewelry from every jeweler in NYC, Vegas, LA, Detroit, Houston and Miami." The Jacob & Co. creation features 260 carats of emerald-cut diamonds in 18K white gold — and deserves a full-time security detail.
The average man doesn't have to worry about Oscar nominees talking about how well (or not) endowed he is on national television. But Justin Timberlake is not the average man. Patricia Clarkson blabbed about her "Friends with Benefits" co-star during an appearance on "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" on June 28, 2018. "Oh my god, his mother's going to kill me," she said after making a pretty inappropriate revelation about the singer-actor, which you can watch here. Yikes!
Apparently the rules don't apply when you're a famous rapper! On July 4, 2018, Birdman took to Instagram to share a video of himself collecting a fat stack of cash from a bank — even though banks are typically closed on the Fourth of July. "Tha bank suppose 2B closed today happy 4th ….2 allfallin soljas #gonebutnevaforgotten s— real out here #STUNNAMAN #LIVINLEGEND #CMRG," he wrote in the caption.