Being a celebrity comes along with endless perks of a glamorous and exciting life. Unfortunately, it also has its downfalls and one of the biggest of those is stalkers. When a “fan” becomes obsessed or even delusional in regards to their relationship to a star, things can turn from adoration to fixation and even violence without any provocation (or most times, even contact) from the celebrity at all. Nowadays, those in the public eye are quick to take action against anyone showing stalking behavior out of pure necessity and for the safety of themselves and those around them. Bodyguards, massive home security, and restraining orders are now more the rule than the exception when a star reaches a certain status. From singers to actors to reality stars, anyone who is in the public eye is at risk of being in the sights of someone unhinged and unbalanced. Here are 12 celebrities who have dealt with terrifying stalkers.
12. Star: Jennifer Aniston – Stalker: Jason R. Peyton
Things aren’t always friendly in the Hollywood-based world of Jennifer Aniston. The former Friends star had to deal with a scary stalker back in 2010 when a man named Jason R. Peyton traveled across the United States with the intention of marrying Aniston despite the fact that the two had never even met. When he was arrested by police, he had apparently been spending his days trying to track down Jennifer Aniston on Sunset Boulevard and officers found Peyton in possession of a sharp object, duct tape, and notes that he had written to the star that referred to his love for her. A sharp object, duct tape, and love notes. *shudder*Photo by REX