5 Celebrities Who Were Rebellious Teenagers

Looking back on their past as teenagers, these 5 celebrities admit that they used to cause trouble or rebelled during their youth. Some got caught for underage drinking, were kicked out of school for bad behavior or became bullies, while some just enjoyed being free and liked doing whatever they felt like at the time. Plenty of teens go through that rebellious stage and these 5 stars all admit they went through that period but have thankfully moved on and are glad to have it out of their systems now (we all get to watch Justin Bieber go through his rebel phase however!).  Having fun annoying/worrying their parents or just drinking a few too many beers, these 5 stars have all spoken on how they rebelled during their teen years.

Ricky Martin

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Ricky rebelled against his own sexuality: ”I was very angry, very rebellious. I used to look at gay men and think, ‘I’m not like that, I don’t want to be like that, that’s not me.’ I was ashamed. When you’re told you’re wrong by everyone, from society, from your faith – my self-esteem was crushed. I took my anger out on those around me. I look back now and realise I would bully people who I knew were gay.”

Bradley Cooper
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Bradley experimented with alcohol and got in some trouble: ”I grew up in an interesting family. My father was Irish, and my mother was Italian. It’s a rich tapestry. It’s soaking in volatility. But I was raised well. I put them through some hell, of course. I got arrested [for underage drinking] when I was 15. My mom [Gloria] always said, ‘Just call me. I wanna know where you are,’ We always had good lines of communication, me and my parents.'”

Rachel Weisz
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Rachel landed in hot water at school: “I was asked to leave London Collegiate, but my mum doesn’t like me to say I was expelled. I didn’t try to burn down the school or anything like that; it was just anti-authority issues. I didn’t think the teachers had the right to tell me what to do. I would just disobey, talk in the classroom, to put it mildly.”

Jessie J
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Jessie felt open as a teenager and did what she wanted: “It is important for me to be open and honest about it. My mum and dad have known for years and were super cool, my sisters made jokes about it because they were married with kids and I was the rebellious one. I had a girlfriend and tattoos. I was like… hardcore. Because I haven’t tried to hide it, people have gone, ‘Oh she’s so cool about it, so we’re cool about it.”

Ryan Reynolds
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Ryan used to enjoy causing chaos: ”When I was a little kid – maybe nine or ten – I was a complete asshole. I would run around the neighbourhood on Halloween throwing firecrackers in peoples’ mailboxes, at their houses, and things like that. We were just these little hell raisers. I’m sure I have a lot to atone for, if there is a judgment day. It’s gonna be a long list for me. It goes right up until I was about 18 and then I sort of straightened out.”


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