10 Most Fiercely Private Celebrities


Most regular Joes crave fame for the ever-present feeling of popularity, being able to pick up chicks on a whim, and of course, the money that comes with it. But there are celebrities that seem to resent all of the attention that comes from making a movie or rocking it on stage. This list countdowns the most private celebrities who have gone to extremes to protect their sense of having a normal life.

10. Zoe Saldana

This Guardian of the Galaxy star was able to pull off a secret marriage to Italian artist Marco Perego in London in 2013. The couple had only been together for a few months prior to the marriage, but they now have twin sons together, Bowie Ezio Perego-Saldana and Cy Aridio Perego-Saldana. Zoe has discussed her nuptials only once—on Jimmy Kimmel Live.


9. Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt is an unmatched beauty, but she is uber private about the on-goings of her life when it comes to the press. Emily was actually able to pull off a secret wedding ceremony to John Krasinski and didn’t announce her pregnancy until she was already 6 months pregnant! A lot of celebs have the tabloids circling their muffin top as proof of pregnancy, even when they’re not pregnant!

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8. Matt Damon

Matt Damon seemed to make the right move by marrying a “normal” woman, Luciana Barroso, who is separate from all of the Hollywood mega-drama. The couple has managed to fly under the radar in having and raising their children. The couple have 4 children (3 biological and one from Luciana’s first marriage, who has been adopted by Matt).


7. Beyoncé

Beyoncé is one of the biggest stars in the world and paparazzi are occasionally able to capture a pic while she’s out with her husband Jay-Z at basketball games. But many of the pictures of Beyoncé and her baby, Blue Ivy, are photos that she herself has released. Her public persona is very much an active effort. Beyoncé is a celeb who has shown the world how to take control.

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6. Kate Winslet

Kate may have starred in one of the most epic romance films of all time, but she has led a less-than-perfect romantic life. Who hasn’t? But she has managed her personal life with such finesse that many people have no idea that she’s been married three different times and shares one child with each of those husbands respectively. Baby papa drama! Her list of husbands include Jim Threapleton, Sam Mendes, and Ned Rocknroll. Yeah, I’d marry that last one for the sake of his name too.

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5. Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett has graced the screen with her rapturous beauty. But one place we’ve never seen her is plastered over the pages of the tabloids. Many people do not know much about this Hollywood darling because she seems to have managed to avoid scandal. Cate got married in 1997 and has had three kids since then. Who knew?!


4. Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz is one of the most successful Spanish actresses in Hollywood having an Academy Award under her belt. But she has nonetheless remained tight-lipped about her relationships and her marriage to mega-hunk Javier Bardem. The pair married in a private ceremony in 2010 at a friend’s home in the Bahamas. This couple defies the stereotype of the Hispanic penchant for drama, and has continued to lead a relatively private life with their two children Leonardo and Luna.

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3. Julia Roberts

Here’s another Hollywood A-lister who has managed, despite the copious amounts of love people have for her, to remain free of the hounds of the press and tabloid scene. Julia was the top earning actress throughout the 1990s and part of the 2000s but she has ensured her privacy by living in Tacos, New Mexico with her cameraman husband, Danny Moder, whom she married in 2002. The couple have three children, twins Hazel Patricia and Phinnaeus “Finn” Walter Moder, and Henry Daniel Moder.

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2. Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar ruled the late 1990s and early 2000s as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and with her starring roles in classic teen horror films like I Know What You Did Last Summer. She also married another very prominent actor of the teen–flick variety, Freddie Prinze, Jr. The couple married in 2002 and have two children together, Charlotte Grace and Rocky James, and they’re still together! A great deal of their success may be that they have managed to fly under the radar of the tabloid press. The couple tend to spend time with their children and are involved in charitable activities rather than hitting the hotspots of the place they call home, the city of Los Angeles.


1. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp has become an increasingly private person over the years, and his two children from his relationship with actress and model Vanessa Paradis have increased to the need to shield his life from the ever-prying eye of the tabloids. He and his new wife Amber Heard married in a private ceremony in their home in Los Angeles in 2015. The two also own a home in Somerset to escape from the barrage of paparazzi. Depp has stated, “I don’t leave the house anymore. If it isn’t necessary I don’t go anywhere. I stay at home. I’m adamant when it comes to that. I will never get used to it. If you do, you must be insane.”


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