Celebs Confess Their Biggest Regrets
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
On her first marriage to actor Scott Foley: “I wish I’d known to wait for marriage until I was 30 or over.”
“There have been loads of times I have regretted meeting Paul [McCartney] because I was so happy in my old life.”
“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.”
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.”
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.”
“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.”
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.”
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.”
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.