15+ Celebrities Who Break Stale Stereotypes We All Are Tired Of
You can’t live your life by constantly following the same pattern. However, everyone has probably faced stereotypes like, “You should have your first baby before you’re 30,” or “Your man should be taller and older than you are,” or “Family is the most important thing in every woman’s life.” Even people who have become world-famous still get criticized because they don’t live the way they “should.” However, there are celebrities who set an example and show that not following these stale stereotypes can actually bring you happiness. And we’d like to tell you more about these people in our article.
Bright Side wants to remind you, by telling you stories of celebrities who decided to go against the flow, that we all have only one life and shouldn’t waste time trying to live up to other people’s expectations.
“You must marry your equal.”
People say that life is no Cinderella story and that rich men look for wives with an income. But Prince Harry decided to break this stereotype: one of the most eligible bachelors settled down when he was 33 years old. However, he married an actress and not another royal. This celebrity couple has already broken so many rules, but they’re happy and expecting a baby.
“The clock is ticking.”
Margot Robbie became a gorgeous Hollywood diva by the age of 28. It seems like she has everything you could ever dream of: a loving husband, a successful career, and millions of fans. The only question is why hasn’t the actress gotten pregnant after 3 years of marriage? Margot revealed that she doesn’t want to have kids and she finds the stereotype of “if you get married, you have to have kids” really annoying.
“Early pregnancy will ruin your life.”
Kylie Jenner gave birth when she was 20 years old and she tried to hide her pregnancy until the last moment. Despite all the rumors and criticism, at 21 years old, Kylie has become the youngest billionaire in history and even broke Mark Zuckerberg’s record.
“But you have to do it before you turn 30.”
Shakira, Amal Clooney, Meryl Streep, Salma Hayek, Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez, Monica Bellucci, Milla Jovovich — this isn’t the full list of celebrities who gave birth after they turned 30. So did Eva Longoria who first became a mother at 43 years old and now is totally happy.
“You have to start building your career right after college or it’ll be too late.”
Everyone probably knows Sylvester Stallone and has seen at least one of his films. However, it’s not very well-known that when he was 30 years old, Stallone was on the edge of poverty and the only thing he had left was the script for Rocky, and he was trying to sell it. His only condition was that he would play the main role in the film himself. And as we all know now, Rocky has become one of the biggest blockbusters and received 10 Oscar nominations.
“A man should be taller than his woman.”
What do you see when you look at this beautiful couple? We bet you don’t think about the fact that she is taller than him. The musician Adam Levine and the model Behati Prinsloo break the stereotype that height actually matters when it comes to relationships.
“The man should be older.”
Just like height, the age of the partner has no influence on the level of happiness in their family life, and the famous Thor knows it like no one else. Chris Hemsworth is 35 years old and his wife is 42 years old. They got married in 2010 and are still in love and have 3 children.
“But not too old.”
Vincent Cassel can be considered one of the luckiest men on the planet since the gorgeous Monica Bellucci was his first wife, they were together for 14 years. In 2018, the 51-year-old actor married 20-year-old Tina Kunakey. The newlyweds are now expecting a baby.
“You bring up your kids wrong.”
Even Hollywood celebrities are constantly told that they’re raising their children wrong: they let them do too much or too little, dress them up wrong, feed them wrong, and do everything else wrong. One of the most famous mothers, Victoria Beckham, is constantly accused of it: she’s taken her younger daughter to fashion shows since she was a child, and she allows her older son to live with his girlfriend at their house.
“Family is the most important thing in every woman’s life.”
It’s amazing how much inner power Kylie Minogue has. The singer managed to beat breast cancer, works hard, and has never been married, but all these factors don’t prevent her from living her life to the fullest.
“Collecting weird things is a sign of being childish.”
“Adults can’t fool around.”
Despite his manly appearance, Hugh Jackman doesn’t mind fooling around and playing tricks on his friend, Ryan Reynolds. And Ryan, in his turn, is always ready to pull a prank on his wife, Blake Lively. Both “Wolverine” and “Deadpool” have strong marriages and it’s highly possible that humor plays an important role in them.
“A woman should be weak.”
Emma Watson is no longer a little wizard from the world of Harry Potter. In 2014, she was appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. The actress also launched the HeForShe campaign, which urges men to advocate for gender equality. Watson calls feminism “the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities,” and says that the perception of feminism as something negative needs to be stopped.
“And men shouldn’t have any weaknesses.”
Tom Hardy looks convincing playing tough guys, but everyone already knows that his heart melts when he sees a dog. The actor can’t pass by his four-legged friend and not pay attention to him.
“At your age, it’s high time to settle down.”
Helen Mirren has become the most beautiful mature celebrity. She’s 73 years old, looks great, and is happily married. But few people know that it wasn’t easy to get this woman to settle down. Helen was a fierce opponent of marriage, and it wasn’t until she was 52 years old that her future husband, Taylor Hackford, was able to persuade her to make their relationship official. Helen admitted that she hated the very idea of marriage, but after she turned 50 she decided to reconsider her views and realized that there is nothing wrong with being married.
“He’s gorgeous but she is a mousy girl.”
People who believe in stereotypes still can’t understand what Aaron Taylor-Johnson sees in his wife, who is also 24 years older than him. Despite all the prejudice and judgment from others, the couple has 2 daughters, ambitious plans for the future, and they still look at each other with love in their eyes.
“If a man is a bachelor, something is wrong with him.”
Leonardo DiCaprio is 44 years old, he has never been married, but he always has a new girlfriend by his side. However, he has excellent and reliable friends, including Kate Winslet, who he became friends with on the set of Titanic. Leo not only supports Kate in the important moments of her life, but he also walked her down the aisle when the actress got married.
“People don’t change.”
Lady Gaga used to be called “Mommy Monster” but now she’s an Oscar-winning actress with a feminine appearance and elegant clothes that totally suit her extravagant style.
“You can’t step into the same river twice.”
Not everyone will try to give a second chance to an old relationship, but Canadian singer The Weeknd and top model Bella Hadid dared to take that risk. The couple began dating in 2015 for the first time, but due to incompatible work schedules, a mutual decision was made to break up. After a couple of years, the celebrities realized that the feelings were still there, and in the spring of 2018, they decided to try again. And it seems like a good idea.
Of course, everything can change in the blink of an eye: a convinced bachelor can get married, a strong couple can break up, and the perfect friendship can come to an end. But it doesn’t mean that there was no point in it or that it would’ve been better to follow the stereotypes. Have you ever gone against public opinion? What are the most ridiculous phrases you’ve ever heard? Share with us in the comments!
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