5 Stars Who Say Friends & Family Keep Them Grounded
These 5 celebrities turn to their close family and friends when they want to be normal – they might just want to hang out with people they know they can trust or ask for advice and they love that they can always rely on their close friends to keep them grounded by not treating them differently. Some even allow their buddies to poke fun at them because it feels refreshing to not have to take fame so seriously. Others know their family just wouldn’t accept them if they began to act differently because of their careers and thus they are forced to keep a level head and behave like a grounded person which they are now extremely grateful for.
Channing’s friends make him feel like a normal guy because they don’t treat him any differently and even poke fun at his career: ‘My friends keep me grounded. It’s embarrassing to tell you how much my friends make fun of me. Seriously, when you have a doll made of your face, it’s ridiculous how creative your friends can get … pictures, videos, little animated cartoons they’ve made. And they’re way, way not PG-13. So I get chopped down to size all the time.”
Jennifer believes her parents would never let her become too snobby: ”My parents are still telling me what to do, I’m still listening and my mom still drives me crazy – it’s a pretty normal family dynamic. And my family is not the kind that would ever let me turn into an asshole.”
Leo loves to be with friends because it feels like he can be normal for a while: “I know this is going to sound lame, but one of my favourite things is hanging out with my friends. They take me away from the world of show business and keep me grounded. It brings me back to who I am. When I didn’t want to go out in public after all the craziness surrounding ‘Titanic’, they sort of pushed me out the door. They were like, ‘Are you going to hide out like a little hermit?’ “
Rihanna knows she can ask her friends to tell it to her straight whenever she needs that. She admits that they can be brutal but she needs it: ”My experiences in life and having a good group of friends. They’re brutally honest and I need that. I turn to my friends all the time – I trust them so much. I don’t care what the media think but I respect their opinions and their advice is never shady.”
Taylor likes to keep his career separate from his home life, so hanging with some friends makes him feel normal: “I live outside of LA. It’s quiet and nice. My family and friends keep me grounded. I do go out with my friends and do normal things. It’s like I’m living two lives. I live my normal side that I’ve always had and then there’s the new business life and everything that comes with that.”