Celebs Confess Their Biggest Regrets

Thought the A-list led charmed lives? Turns out they are just as guilty as the rest of us when it comes to stuffing up. Here, celebs from Justin Timberlake to Robert Pattinson, confess what they'd rather not have done…
Tuesday , 07 August 2012
Justin Timberlake with Britney Spears back in the denim matchy-matchy phase
Justin Timberlake with Britney Spears back in the denim matchy-matchy phase
Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie
Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie
Robert Pattinson didn't do well in an argument with Adele
Robert Pattinson didn't do well in an argument with Adele
Kelly Osbourne hated the fact that she hurt her folks
Kelly Osbourne hated the fact that she hurt her folks
Charlie Sheen admits he shouldn't have dissed Jon Cryer
Charlie Sheen admits he shouldn't have dissed Jon Cryer
Tom Cruise didn't want to tell other people how to live their lives
Tom Cruise didn't want to tell other people how to live their lives
Nick Lachey thought Newlyweds wasn't the greatest idea. We agree.
Nick Lachey thought Newlyweds wasn't the greatest idea. We agree.
Jennifer Garner thought she married first hubby Scott Foley too young
Jennifer Garner thought she married first hubby Scott Foley too young
Heather Mills wished she'd never met Paul McCartney
Heather Mills wished she'd never met Paul McCartney
David and Posh's days of matching leather outfits still make the couple laugh
David and Posh's days of matching leather outfits still make the couple laugh
John Mayer shouldn't have blabbed about his exes
John Mayer shouldn't have blabbed about his exes
Giuliana Rancic confesses she ODed on makeup
Giuliana Rancic confesses she ODed on makeup
Sofia Vergara wishes she had used more sunblock
Sofia Vergara wishes she had used more sunblock
Carrie Underwood knew she and Chace Crawford weren't meant to be
Carrie Underwood knew she and Chace Crawford weren't meant to be
Usher wanted to spend more time with his father
Usher wanted to spend more time with his father
Simon Cowell didn't like the way he handled CHeryl Cole's ouster from X Factor
Simon Cowell didn't like the way he handled CHeryl Cole's ouster from X Factor
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan

Justin Timberlake
“I really regret all of my outfits from the times with ‘N Sync. All those muscle shirts, satin jackets, velvet coats, jeans with vests and bandanas… and then these brightly dyed blond curls… the cornrows I wore with ‘N Sync, that was pretty bad. Britney and I wore matching denim outfits [to the 2001 American Music Awards]. Yeah, another bad choice. I’d probably pay good money to get some of those pictures off the internet.”

Billy Bob Thornton
On his divorce from Angelina Jolie: “I was just too insecure… people actually said that I didn’t deserve to be with her… when Angie and I got married, during that time, I was more famous than she was to start with and then she becomes this big thing; it’s hard in these relationships. We had a great marriage and I chickened out because I didn’t feel good enough.”

Robert Pattinson
“I had this argument with Adele, which is probably the most ridiculous thing I have ever [done]. I was like, ‘You know, you could really just reach for it!’ And she said, ‘You do realise that I’m the biggest-selling female artist ever?’ For some reason, I decided to get into an argument with her about it, and then woke up kind of really, really regretting every word I said.”

Kelly Osbourne
“I did a lot of really, really stupid things and it was because it was my way of crying for help… going out and staying out all night, and being disrespectful to my mother, which to me is one of my biggest resentments because I love my mum; my mum’s my best friend. I hate the fact that I hurt her and my father.”

Charlie Sheen
On turning on his former Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer: “That was wrong. I whaled on him unnecessarily… he just got caught in the crossfire. He’s a beautiful man and a fabulous dude and I miss him. I need to repair that relationship, and I will. I’ll reach out and do whatever is necessary.”

Tom Cruise
On slamming medication to treat postnatal depression: “When I go back and look at it, I find myself thinking, ‘I don’t feel that way’ and I never have. Telling other people how to live their lives? I saw how that came across.”

Nick Lachey
On reality show Newlyweds with ex-wife Jessica Simpson: “It was among the dumber ideas I think I’ve ever seen executed in history. For a while we actually enjoyed doing the show, [but] it just got to a place where it was so invasive, it became a problem. It hasn’t squashed my concept of love or marriage. I think that certain situations are meant to work out and others aren’t, and unfortunately, this one wasn’t.”

Jennifer Garner
On her first marriage to actor Scott Foley: “I wish I’d known to wait for marriage until I was 30 or over.”

Heather Mills
“There have been loads of times I have regretted meeting Paul [McCartney] because I was so happy in my old life.”

David Beckham
“Me and Victoria wore matching black leather outfits once. That’s one where I look back, like, ‘What were we thinking?’ We laugh about that one.”

John Mayer
On blabbing to the press about exes Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston: “I had nothing to say. I was going through a time in my life where I didn’t really want to share what was going on, but I didn’t want to be boring. When you’re just open, but not honest, then you start free-associating garbage. It doesn’t mean I can go back and scrub it out, but I understand it now.”

Giuliana Rancic
On wearing way too much makeup in her youth: “I went through a stage where I had really blonde, one-process hair with blonde roots and heavy makeup – I looked like a clown. I was tan and looked insane. I looked like Donatella Versace. I later realised that wearing less makeup is better, and wearing foundation makes you look older because it settles in your creases. So now I never wear foundation – just tinted moisturiser and bronzer.”

Sofia Vergara
“You know what I wish? My face is so much better, because I’ve been putting sunblock [on it] since I was young. Nobody ever told me that I needed to put it on my décolletage! And so it is more sun-damaged than my face.”

Carrie Underwood
On dating Chace Crawford: “In my heart I knew it wasn’t right. You never really know why someone is with you. I feel like it was more of a publicity stunt.”

Usher
On not spending more time with his late father, Usher Terry Raymond III: “Instead of being there when he was sick, I was working. There was no amount of money that could have fixed my father’s health, but I could have just spent that time with him.”

Simon Cowell
On sacking Cheryl Cole from US X Factor: “I know when I’ve crossed the line a little bit. I thought there was going to be a big reaction. I wasn’t prepared for what was coming next. I had to apologise for the way it was handled.”

4 celeb clangers the ladies should regret… but don’t!

Lindsay Lohan’s Career Derail
It seems Linds doesn’t regret a second of her recent legal troubles or her car-crash career, getting ‘Life Without Regrets’ etched on her left wrist earlier this year to prove it.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goopy ramblings
It’s the website we love to hate, but according to Gwyneth, we just don’t understand or grasp Goop. Said Gwyn, “I think the people who are criticising it don’t really get it, because if they did, they would like it…” 

Kim Kardashian’s ‘sham’ marriage
She’s been slammed for cashing in on her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries, but Kim says she doesn’t regret a moment of it, as “It’s who I am and I learned so much from it”.

Amanda Bynes’ ‘retirement’
She announced her ‘retirement’ from acting at the age of 25, then took an acting gig two months later, but Amanda is keeping her head held high. “I believe in no regrets. You say what you feel because you felt it at the moment… I really just needed some time off. I’ve been acting since I was seven… So, it’s not retiring so much. It’s just taking some time off,” she gushed.

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