12 Times Celebrities Hired People to Help Them With Unexpected Things

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Celebrities often have very busy schedules, so they usually hire people to help them cook, clean, and take care of their appointments. But some famous people went a step further and decided to assign members of their entourage much more unusual tasks. Some members of their team fulfill surprising roles that go beyond the usual responsibilities of a personal assistant.

We at Bright Side made a list of 12 strange things celebs hired people to do for them.

1. Lady Gaga

The pop star’s former assistant Jennifer O’Neill spent a lot of time by her side while she was touring. So much so that the famous singer and actress even asked her employee to sleep in the same bed as her to warm it up.

2. Oprah Winfrey

Every woman knows that choosing a well-fitting and comfortable bra can be very difficult. Oprah Winfrey also had to struggle with this, so she decided to hire a “bra expert” who could help her find the perfect fit. As part of her famous show, Oprah even opened the Bra Boutique for her audience.

3. Justin Bieber

The pop star reportedly has a large team of personal assistants. Some of them have very unusual and specific responsibilities. According to Bill Hader, when Justin Bieber arrived to film an SNL episode, one of his assistants was holding a slice of pizza for him and another was holding his drink.

4. Sean Combs

The rapper’s former personal assistant has since authored an etiquette book and become a famous musician and actor as well. But when Fonzworth Bentley was only Puff Daddy’s employee, he was often tasked with holding an umbrella for his boss.

5. Rod Stewart

Getting a good night’s sleep is very important for celebrities too. So much so that rock star Rod Stewart even hired people to make sure that the room he sleeps in is dark enough for him to rest undisturbed.

6. Gwyneth Paltrow

The actress has a lifestyle and fitness brand, so it’s no surprise that she would seek the advice of health experts. But it’s reported that she has a very big team consisting of osteopaths, naturopaths, nutritionists, massage therapists, and personal trainers to keep her in shape.

7. Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey’s vocal coaches revealed that she employs a person whose only task is to hold a drink with a straw so that she doesn’t smudge her lipstick. This woman travels with the pop star wherever she goes and is part of a 30-person team.

8. Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg apparently doesn’t like sleeping in, but instead of buying an alarm clock, he hired a person who has to wake him up in the morning. The human alarm clock has to make sure that the actor isn’t late for important meetings and events.

9. CeeLo Green

Attending events and holding concerts can be stressful and tiring, but the musician’s personal assistants make sure that he always looks great. Some of CeeLo Green’s employees are asked to wipe the sweat off his brows and even put gum in his mouth.

10. Ludacris

The rapper and Fast and Furious star loves old school games and likes to play them in his free time. So much so that a person in his team is tasked with making sure that his Game Boy console always has fresh batteries.

11. Ariana Grande

Performing for hours on stage can be exhausting, and that’s why Ariana’s bodyguards and personal assistants sometimes step in to carry her after a tiring show. Singing and dancing in high heels can also become painful, so the pop star sometimes needs some extra help.

12. Russell Crowe

Many celebrities hire personal chefs, but it’s much less common to hire someone who only caters to your toddler. Russell Crowe used to employ two chefs at the same time, but one of them was only tasked with preparing his toddler’s meals.

What’s the weirdest job you’ve heard of? Share it with us in the comment section below!


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