11 Specially Secured Celebrities We Wouldn’t Want to Ask for an Autograph
We often have the impression that the life of celebrities is perfect, but in fact, they also have serious problems. Famous people can rarely afford to spend a day alone and are always accompanied by bodyguards. And while some celebrities need only one bodyguard, there are others who want to be surrounded by a team of them. Sometimes they go too far when it comes to their security.
Bright Side wants to warn you against asking these celebrities for autographs.
1. Beyoncé and Jay-Z
This famous married couple has been attacked by their fans multiple times. During their summer tour, On the Run, a drunk fan got on the stage and scared the celebrities a lot, but fortunately, their bodyguards managed to capture the man quickly. It was after this incident that their security measures were tightened.
The couple surrounded themselves with 500 bodyguards. They were tasked with protecting Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and their daughter 24/7, and about 300 people were in the crowd during their shows preventing dangerous accidents. And about 50 people usually watch the stage. In their regular life, they are protected by 3 bodyguards, including Julius DeBoer who is one of the most famous bodyguards in the world.
2. Tom Cruise
“Tom Cruise” is one of the most searched people on Google. Because he knows how popular he is, the Hollywood actor surrounds himself with the best bodyguards. For example time, Tom Cruise, his wife, and his daughter were protected by the charismatic Sean Ringgold, who later became an actor.
Another of his popular bodyguards is Mark “Billy” Billingham. He is a former sniper and SWAT officer, and he protects the actor together with his team.
3. Angelina Jolie
The famous mother of 6 has 3 bodyguards. For a long time, the children were protected by Mark “Billy” Billingham who later became Tom Cruise’s bodyguard. After many long years of working with the actress and her children, he and Jolie became so close that he even became her confidant. He supported Jolie a lot during her divorce with Brad Pitt. The cost of Jolie’s security is more than $2 million annually.
During official events, Rihanna always has 5 bodyguards who wear elegant suits. On regular days, she prefers to have 2 guards with her. It’s known that she has an informal and friendly relationship with her bodyguards. Sometimes, they carry her on their backs when she is tired or when it’s snowing. And they also put her on their backs during parties and concerts.
5. Kendrick Lamar
The famous rap singer rarely appears on magazine covers and he generally tries not to be seen in public. But in the few photos that you can find online, you will see the singer with 3 big men who are protecting him. Last summer, during a walk in Australia, paparazzi took a picture of Lamar surrounded by his bodyguards. Now we know that he has nothing to be afraid of when there’s a bodyguard like this near him.
6. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has millions of fans, and some of them are really obsessed with her. So, when the singer appears in any public place, she is always surrounded by 4 tall men wearing black suits.
They often stop the fans who rush toward the celebrity to try to get an autograph. However, aside from being effective, the singer also values the image of her bodyguards. Pete van der Veen is one of her former bodyguards who worked for her for many years. He is a bodybuilder and in 2005, he won a beauty contest.
7. David and Victoria Beckham
This famous married couple is extremely popular, which is why they always have to be surrounded by bodyguards. In order to pick up his children from school, David has to drive a bulletproof Rolls-Royce with 2 cars full of guards. The soccer player himself said that he dreams of walking down the street with his family, without other people around, but he realizes that his family’s safety comes first.
8. Britney Spears
Bodyguards protect the singer from over enthusiastic fans and photographers 24/7. In 2014, Spears was so scared that she would be stalked by her ex-boyfriend that she tightened her security. She even hired 2 more people to be on guard every day.
She asked them to keep an eye on the guy since he was not allowed to be in the same town as her. Spears is known for having a difficult demeanor, so many people who’ve worked for her have complained about how difficult it was that they had to deal with her strange decisions and help solve all her problems.
9. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer is always surrounded by security. When she goes shopping, she is always accompanied by her bodyguard who never takes his eyes off her. When she is outside, she is always with 3 male bodyguards who protect her from annoying photographers and fans.
The multiple bodyguards of the famous musician have a controversial reputation. They are ready to do anything when it comes to the rapper’s safety. They even fight with fans and photographers. And since December 2018, Drake has tightened the security because of a conflict with Kanye West who lives nearby. Additionally, the security team put a huge bulletproof car near his gate.
11. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
After a robbery, the famous couple has tightened their security. Now, Kim walks and travels together with her 3 bodyguards. West, who used to walk alone or only with one bodyguard, is now also surrounded by big men. Now, they travel in a bulletproof car and their security costs them around $1.5 million annually.
Which of these celebrities amazed you the most with their approach to their personal security?