It’s not unusual for celebrities to exhibit odd or eccentric behavior in various aspects of their lives. In some cases, that bizarre behavior extends to the foods they eat and how they eat them. For example, Chrissy Teigen licks the flavoring off Doritos before putting the chips back in the bag.
While that seems like the most bizarre thing to non-famous people, Teigen’s chip habits are just the tip of the culinary iceberg when it comes to the wacky food quirks of our favorite celebrities. From dedication to nutrition to shocking combinations, here are the strangest eating habits famous people enjoy.
Jessica Biel Eats in the Shower
In 2016, Jessica Biel confused everyone when she posted a photo showing how she combines eating and showering. Jimmy Fallon asked her about the picture a few months later, and Biel said, “Yes, I eat in the shower. I admit it. Chicken apple sausage and espresso, try it. I dare you.”
Biel explained that this is what she has to do as a mom. She has two children with Justin Timberlake and said she had no time to do anything, so she combined showering and eating breakfast to save time. Biel admitted that sometimes “it’s a huge success, sometimes it’s a huge failure.”
Shailene Woodley Eats Clay
As kids, we were reprimanded for trying to eat Play-Doh because it was dangerous. However, when Shailene Woodley eats clay, it’s considered healthy. The actress said clay is “one of the best things you can put in your body.” She first heard about it from an African cab driver.
Woodley explained, “I’ve discovered that clay is great for you because your body doesn’t absorb it, and it provides a negative charge, so it bonds to negative isotopes.” She claimed it cleans heavy metals out of your body. David Letterman asked about the difference between clay and dirt, and she said, “I’m not smart enough to answer that question.”
Kourtney Kardashian’s Kit Kat Tactic
People might say Kourtney is the least interesting Kardashian to look at or that she has no talent, but her Kit Kat eating technique says otherwise. In 2016, Kourtney recorded a video sharing her six-step process of eating Kit Kat bars. She separates one of the pieces and eats the chocolate from each end.
Kourtney then eats the chocolate from each side and pulls the top layer off. She leaves the bare wafer exposed and eats each individual layer. Kourtney said, “I would never dream of eating a Kit Kat and biting into it.” She eats peanut butter cups in a similar fashion.
Channing Tatum’s Weird Sandwich
The only other person to mess with a classic PB&J was Elvis Presley. He would eat the classic sandwich by adding bacon and frying it in a skillet. People thought that was strange until they heard about Channing Tatum’s bizarre twist on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
During a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session, Tatum revealed his “perfect sandwich” is “very complicated” and specific. He takes two pieces of white bread, creamy peanut butter, two portions of grape jelly, and stuffs Cheetos in at the end. The combination of peanut butter, jelly, and Cheetos sounds horrible. Would you try that?
Ed Sheeran Always Has Ketchup
Everyone has their preference for condiments, and Ed Sheeran believes ketchup is the superior dipping sauce. The singer loves ketchup so much that he not only always has a bottle with him but also got a tattoo of his favorite ketchup brand, Heinz.
He started carrying his own bottle because some places didn’t serve Heinz ketchup. Therefore, someone in his entourage always has a backup for him to use on his morning sausage sandwich and upmarket dinners. No one wants to see how mad Sheeran gets if he doesn’t have his Heinz ketchup.
Nicolas Cage’s Meat Preferences
Most things about Nicolas Cage aren’t normal, per se. He built a special pyramid-shaped mausoleum for himself and spent $276,000 to buy a dinosaur skull. Cage’s eccentricities extend to his food habits. In 2010, he said he had a “fascination with fish, birds, whales, insects, and reptiles.”
Cage said he has no problem eating those animals but revealed his specific criteria for the animals he eats. He admitted, “I choose the way I eat according to the way animals have sex. Fish are very dignified with sex, and so are birds. Pigs, not so much. So, I don’t eat pig meat.”
Jennifer Lawrence’s Favorite Snack
During an interview with Glamour, Jennifer Lawrence revealed her favorite curse words, her signature scent of red wine (which seeps from her pores), and her “greatest food invention.” Lawrence shared how to make her favorite chili pizza sandwich, which didn’t sound very appetizing.
Lawrence said she takes a slice of pizza, puts chili on it, and then puts another piece of pizza on top to eat it like a sandwich. She specified that the chili has to be Southern with noodles. Lawrence insisted that she invented the concoction when she was “completely sober.”
The Queen’s Banana Preferences
If you have watched Netflix’s The Crown, you might know that the royals have some interesting rules about meals that are incredibly etiquette laden. The queen had specific food preferences, including an aversion to starchy food and rare meat. However, she loved fresh fruit, including bananas.
Although she loved bananas, the queen didn’t eat them like a commoner. She would eat a banana with a fork and knife because she didn’t want to appear to be eating “like a monkey.” The queen cut the tops and bottoms off bananas and then sliced them lengthwise to remove the skin.
Chelsea Peretti’s Cake Eating Method
Nothing is better than having a delicious piece of cake on your birthday or at a party. Most people love the combination of frosting and moist cake, but Chelsea Peretti from Brooklyn Nine-Nine is unlike regular people. She said she doesn’t like frosting.
In 2018, Peretti posted a photo of a large slab of cake with the cake carved out, but the frosting was left untouched. She added text to say that was how she ate cake because she doesn’t like frosting. James Cordon later confronted Peretti about it because it was so bizarre.
Scott Foley’s Strange Eggs
Scott Foley is known for starring on Felicity and Scandal. He is also known for the time he grossed everyone on the internet out in 2017 when he put a scoop of peanut butter on his eggs. The immediate reaction was overwhelming, horrified revulsion.
Foley didn’t expect such strong responses to his post, which was viewed over 98,000 times. He posted a second video but refused to admit how bizarre the food combination was. Foley insisted the combination was delicious, adding, “Don’t knock it till you try it.”
Michael Bublé Eats Corn Weird
A general standard way of eating corn on the cob is by holding it horizontally and biting the kernels. However, in 2016, paparazzi caught Michael Bublé eating an ear of corn at Disneyland, which sent the internet into a tailspin.
Instead of eating it like a normal person, Bublé inserted the entire end of the cob in his mouth. People on social media were quick to criticize him and photoshop the picture. The singer responded hilariously by saying, “This is vegetable harassment. What I do with my cob is nobody’s business.”
Gene Simmons Like His Cereal Cold
KISS bassist Gene Simmons is well-known for his signature makeup and for doing anything for a buck. He has marketed everything from KISS Kondoms to a KISS Kasket. However, his biggest controversy came in 2020 when he tweeted, “Does anyone else put ice in their cereal?”
He added a picture of Oreo O’s and Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal mixed in a bowl with milk and a few ice cubes. Simmons’ extra cold cereal post earned him a hilarious response from baseball legend Lenny Dykstra, who said, “This is weird, even to a guy who jokes about putting steroids in his cereal.”
Adrienne Bailon’s Special Ingredient
Some food combinations on this list could work if we dared to try them, but this one is too much for our tastebuds. In 2019, Adrienne Bailon posted a video on YouTube bragging about her tuna fish salad recipe. She said it didn’t taste fishy and had “mad flavor.”
The secret to Bailon’s tuna salad is adding pink lemonade to the mixture. She said, “No one can tell me that doesn’t taste bomb!” Bailon took it a step further by dunking the sandwich into a glass of lemonade. This is one combo that only the daring will try.
Giada De Laurentiis Doesn’t Dip Her Cookies in Milk
If you thought lemonade and tuna sounded strange, here’s something else you can dip in the drink. Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis dips her cookies in lemonade instead of milk. Weirdly, we can see how this would be good with certain cookies.
De Laurentiis said she does this with Nilla wafers and Milanos. While chocolate and lemonade sound gross, we can get on board with dipping animal crackers or Nilla wafers in lemonade. The professional chef also shared that she eats brown rice for breakfast with salt and olive oil.
Meghan Markle’s Zucchini Mush
Meghan Markle is known for many things, like breaking up the royal family. While there are mixed opinions about her, most can agree that her zoodle recipe isn’t half bad, but it doesn’t look appetizing. Markle shared that boiled zucchini with a bit of bouillon.
After cooking it for a while, it turns into what Markle calls a “filthy, sexy mush.” That doesn’t sound like something we would want to eat, but apparently, it tastes great over pasta. This is one of the few things we are willing to try.
Tiffany Haddish Puts This in Her Pickles
Plenty of people have heard of pregnant women eating pickles and peanut butter, but Tiffany Haddish adds something else to her pickles. The actress is a self-proclaimed foodie with child-like tastebuds who adds candy to her pickles. Some of these combos don’t seem edible.
Haddish said, “I love a good dill pickle, and you eat the top part off, and then you put a Now Later, a Jolly Rancher, or a peppermint in the middle.” How would you even eat pickles and hard candy? Just the thought of pickles and peppermint makes us want to gag.
Yolanda Hadid’s Goat Milk Snack
Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and mother to Gigi and Bella Hadid, Yolanda Hadid has often been criticized for her relationship with food. On an episode of RHOBH, she famously told Gigi to “chew a few almonds” when the model was feeling faint.
While she polices her children’s food intake, Yolanda has her own weird eating habits. The former model and Lyme disease advocate is a huge supporter of natural foods, and in an interview, she said she boils goat milk with cardamom and honey for an afternoon snack. She said it’s easily digestible.
Tyra Banks Scoops Her Bagels
This would have sounded much more bizarre a few years ago, but Tyra Banks’ low-carb bagel trick has become popular. The model and TV host said she cuts her bagel in half and scoops out the middle before filling the empty part with whipped cream cheese.
Tyra described it as a “moat” full of cream cheese. While it’s fewer carbs, there is still a lot of dairy and fat from the cream cheese. Even if it’s not a healthier version, we prefer our bagels scooped out because we love a higher ratio of cream cheese to bagel.
Flo Rida Is Onto Something
Some of the things on this list sound strange, but Flo Rida’s combination sounds quite tasty. Instead of using the powdered cheese packets in mac and cheese boxes, Flo Rida crushes Cheetos to give it a cheesy flavor. He must have gotten sick of the neon orange powder.
This sounds delicious, and the brains behind Cheetos must have heard about his idea because they released Cheetos mac and cheese. Flo Rida should receive some of the money from their sales since he came up with the idea. Who else is going to try this?
Chrissy Teigen’s Doritos Habit
Besides modeling, Chrissy Teigen is a top-selling cookbook author. She has some amazing recipes in her book inspired by her mom’s Thai roots. However, she has some strange food habits that didn’t make it into her cookbooks. Teigen told Delish about her weird way of eating Doritos.
Teigen said she licks the seasoning off of each chip, then puts them back in the bag. We are not sure if this is to save calories or if it’s just the strangest snacking habit we’ve ever heard. What does she do with the licked bag of chips?
Tim Tebow’s Energy Booster
Tim Tebow has a busy schedule between playing football and balancing family life. Therefore, when he has time for coffee, he makes the most of it. Tebow puts half-regular, half-decaf coffee and adds “a tap of heavy organic whipping cream,” a sliver of butter, and a dash of unsweetened almond milk.
Tebow tops off his morning beverage with two or three drops of Stevia in English toffee flavor. It sounds like a stomach ache waiting to happen for anyone who is lactose intolerant. It seems to keep him energized.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Morning Routine
Actress and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow is known for her strange lifestyle and diet habits. She told Harper’s Bazaar that she starts her day by swirling pure coconut oil in her mouth. It’s a method called oil pulling, which is supposed to get rid of bad bacteria.
Paltrow also revealed her favorite drink, which is the “perfect warming treat for a rainy afternoon.” Her favorite drink is a mix of toasted sesame oil, chopped ginger, coconut sugar, and almond milk. It apparently smells like salad dressing, but she likes it.
Jessica Alba Drinks Salt Water
Jessica Alba has a lot to keep up with between her acting career, her family, and being the co-founder of The Honest Company. While most people rely on water to stay hydrated throughout the day, Alba doesn’t drink regular H2O.
Instead of regular water, Alba drinks salty water, which doesn’t sound very hydrated. She reportedly adds pink Himalayan salt to her water. It seems counter-productive because salt dehydrates you, but there are plenty of health benefits in Himalayan salt in small quantities. Too much will dehydrate you.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Go-To Sandwich
NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. has had many incredible moments on the track, but he was caught up in a controversy over one tweet in 2016. Earnhardt Jr. shared his favorite sandwich with his followers, and people didn’t have kind reactions.
Earnhardt Jr.’s favorite sandwich is mayonnaise and banana on white bread. It sounds like a disgusting combination of soft mushy foods. The white bread would probably stick to the roof of your mouth too. He can keep eating that on his own while we eat regular food.
Tori Spelling Loves Gummy Bears
Celebrities always seem like they live such healthy lifestyles, but Tori Spelling defies that stereotype. She is obsessed with gummy bears and isn’t afraid to put them on anything. Her signature recipe is a gummy bear salad. She said she mixes gummy bears with salad dressing and pours it on lettuce.
Spelling has also put gummy bears on pizza, which she admitted wasn’t great. She admitted that she has to force herself to eat vegetables in front of her children to set a good example. She said peas and Brussels sprouts are the most tolerable to eat.
Grimes Eats “Sludge”
Grimes is a bizarre person in general and has strange eating habits. She shared what she eats in a day with Harper’s Bazaar, and everyone had something to say about her diet. One of her favorite recipes is combining vegan mayonnaise, Sriracha, chopped celery, and tomatoes.
She also adds spinach and couscous to form her “sludge.” It doesn’t sound like it’s appetizing, but Grimes loves it. She said, “I would die for Vegenaise.” This comes from the person who once ate so much spaghetti that her hair stopped growing, and she was malnourished.
Alison Sweeney Can’t Live Without Blueberries
Actress and former host of The Biggest Loser, Alison Sweeney, is as obsessed with blueberries as Tori Spelling is with gummy bears. Sweeney has no limits to what she will eat with blueberries because they have plenty of health benefits.
Sweeney said she would put them on everything from turkey burgers to cereal. Instead of raw blueberries, she tops her burgers with blueberry jam. It’s better than store-bought ketchup. Blueberry jam on a turkey burger doesn’t sound so bad. We guess blueberries are a versatile ingredient.
Danica Patrick’s Alternative Meat
Danica Patrick has broken many boundaries as the best female driver in NASCAR. Not only is she a risk-taker on the track, but she is also adventurous in the kitchen. Patrick told Delish she has no boundaries when it comes to meat.
Patrick became a fan of bison burgers and enjoyed adding steak to her waffles. She likes to get extra protein whenever possible. Patrick has tried a variety of meat from different animals because she has an adventurous palette. We have tried chicken and waffles, so steak doesn’t seem that different.
Warren Buffett’s Special Diet
As one of the richest men in the world, Warren Buffett has access to some of the best chefs and foods. The 92-year-old has lived a long life, which he attributes to his daily ritual of five Coca-Colas. He starts his day with a Coca-Cola, which he pairs with potato sticks and ice cream.
Buffett said he has the diet of a six-year-old and doesn’t care that it’s not the best to drink that much Coke. If he can live to 92 drinking five sodas a day, then maybe we are all doing something wrong. Buffett is the example we all need to follow.
Selena Gomez’s Popcorn Recipe
As a Texas native, Selena Gomez loves to add a bit of spice to all her meals. During a sit-down with Jimmy Fallon, the actress shared her spicy popcorn recipe. She mixes her popcorn with salt, a splash of pickle juice, and some Tabasco sauce.
This popcorn actually sounds delicious. While it might seem like a weird combination to add liquid to popcorn, the spiciness with the crunch of popcorn seems like the perfect combo. We are not totally opposed to this food combination. Would you be open to trying this?
Jennifer Lopez Goes Against the Grain
Jennifer Lopez is an incredible singer, dancer, and actress with a busy schedule balancing her career and family life. As a newlywed to Ben Affleck, she has tried to slow down to spend more time with her husband and blended family. But there is one thing she won’t change.
When J.Lo sits down for her morning coffee, she prefers to stir her drink counterclockwise instead of clockwise. It probably doesn’t make any difference in the taste, but it’s part of J.Lo’s ritual. We wonder why she started doing that and if she tastes a difference.
Taylor Swift’s Lemonade
Popstar and girl-squad leader Taylor Swift has plenty of specific food preferences. The singer is rich beyond her wildest dreams, so she has access to whatever food and drinks she wants. Her favorite beverage is lavender lemonade, which she pairs with a sandwich.
We’ve heard of flavored lemonade, but we wonder what lavender would taste like in the sour drink. It seems like the flavor would be overpowered by the sourness of lemons. However, if Swift likes something, it’s worth the try. Now we need to know what her favorite sandwich is.
Katy Perry Cares About Shape
Growing up, we loved having chicken nuggets. They were fun to dip in ketchup and usually came in cool shapes. As adults, we have them less frequently, but we aren’t picky about their shape these days. While we don’t mind misshapen nuggets, Katy Perry is picky.
When the singer eats chicken nuggets, she prefers that they are boot-shaped. It is the only shape of nuggets she will eat. Therefore, whoever picks up her fast food order has to ensure all of Perry’s nuggets are in the right shape, or she won’t eat them.
Jake Owen’s Southern Tradition
It’s not unusual to add salt to food to season it, but Jake Owens likes to give his beverages a salty kick. While it is nice to have soda with a salty snack, we would never think to put the snack in our drink. However, Owens adds peanuts to his Coke.
It may seem strange to drop peanuts into your beverage, but it is an old Southern tradition. Southerners love boiled peanuts, so it makes sense why they would put them in Coke. However, the soft texture would be too strange for us.
Kate Hudson Has a Bad Habit
Many doctors and nutritional professionals say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Although Kate Hudson has killer abs and lives a healthy lifestyle, she admitted to skipping breakfast most of the time. She said she isn’t hungry in the morning.
We typically avoid eating breakfast too, because we don’t wake up hungry either. Hudson added, “I realize that when I do have breakfast, I eat less during the day or late at night.” Most nutritionists would say this is a terrible habit, but different things work for different people.
Kristin Cavallari’s Low-Carb Option
There’s nothing better than hanging out with friends and grilling burgers in the summer. Most people like their burgers on a soft bun with colorful toppings. Kristin Cavallari loves to cook and said her family’s favorite weeknight dinner is bun-less burgers.
We understand she is trying to stick to a low-carb diet, but a burger is not a burger without a bun. Cavallari lives a healthy lifestyle and is in great shape, but there is no reason to avoid carbs at all costs. We will stick to the traditional version with a bun.
Erin Andrews Calorie Rule
Former Dancing With the Stars co-host Erin Andrews looked great when she appeared on our screens every week. While most would think that she had to be strict with her diet to look that stunning, Andrews admitted that she doesn’t restrict herself.
While filming a season of DWTS, Andrews would have her cheat day on Monday after filming wrapped. She said she would eat a big plate of pasta to reward herself after a long day in front of the cameras. Wouldn’t you do the same thing if you were her?
Gordon Ramsay’s Small Meals
Gordon Ramsay is one of the most famous chefs in the world, and he can easily cook a delicious Michelin-star meal. You might assume that he likes to eat as much as he loves to cook, but that’s wrong. Ramsay said he doesn’t eat lunch or dinner.
The celebrity chef said he eats five small meals a day to keep his energy up. He isn’t one to eat weird food combinations or have a big meal. Ramsay is a busy man who needs the energy to yell at people and call them idiot sandwiches.
Kelly Rowland Keeps It Simple
Kelly Rowland might be a former member of Destiny’s Child and an incredible singer, but she eats like a regular person. She said her go-to order at Wendy’s is a Frosty and fries. This is our favorite thing to get at the fast-food chain because it’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet.
The most delicious thing to do is dip the fries in the Frosty. This is not as strange as some other things on the list. Rowland is someone we would go to the drive-thru with because she wouldn’t judge us for ordering the Frost and fries combo.
Princess Charlotte Loves Olives
Princess Charlotte is only seven, but she already has the refined tastebuds of a royal. Kate Middleton shared that Charlotte loves olives and cooking with her mom. She isn’t afraid to try new foods like most children her age. At seven, we never would have tried olives.
As a princess, Charlotte has a chef to cook for her and her family at home, but she sometimes enjoys getting in the kitchen. Middleton shared that she and Charlotte recently made cheesy pasta. We wonder if Charlotte added olives to her dish.
Rihanna’s Spicy Snack
When performers go on tour, they have a rider sent to every venue. The rider includes the performer’s favorite foods or items that need to be in their dressing room when they arrive. When Rihanna was on tour, her rider included her favorite spicy snack.
Rihanna requested Flamin’ Hot Cheetos because they are a staple in her diet. While some can’t handle the heat, Rihanna loves them and eats them almost every day. Our stomachs can’t handle too many Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, but we understand the appeal.
Kylie Jenner Skips Milk
While Gene Simmons adds ice to his cereal, Kylie Jenner typically skips adding milk to her bowl. In 2018, she made headlines for revealing that she had only recently tried cereal with milk for the first time. The beauty mogul prefers her cereal dry.
We understand not wanting soggy cereal but eating it dry doesn’t sound appealing. When Jenner tried adding milk to her bowl, she said she liked it but preferred her way of eating it dry. She could have done something more bizarre, like adding water instead of milk.
Jessica Simpson’s Pregnancy Craving
During her pregnancy, Jessica Simpson said her favorite snack was cantaloupe. It doesn’t seem that strange, but she makes it weird by adding salt to the fruit. Simpson said, “I put salt all over it, so I don’t know if that’s healthy. I crave anything salty and sweet.”
Simpson said the mixture is so good that she could have eaten a whole cantaloupe every morning. That’s a lot of sugar and salt to start the day, but she was pregnant, and those cravings were strong. It doesn’t seem like a terrible combination.