Whether you’re an entertainment buff or not, chances are you’ve heard of some of the most famous celebrities out there today, like Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey, and Barack Obama. But have you ever heard of these 10 celebrities and their celebrity homes? If not, check out this list of 10 strange places where celebrities actually lived! Some of them may surprise you…and some of them may even make you feel better about your own living situation!
1) Patrick Swayze
Patrick Swayze was an American actor and dancer who starred in the 1987 blockbuster film Dirty Dancing. He was married to actress Lisa Niemi and had two children, both dancers, from a previous marriage. Swayze died on September 14th, 2009 at the age of 57 due to pancreatic cancer.
2) Snoop Dogg
Born in New Orleans and raised in Long Beach, Snoop Dogg’s life has taken him all over the world. He attended high school in Texas and studied at Canoga Park High School before attending Long Beach Polytechnic. After a couple of early brushes with the law, he found his way into music. In 1996, he founded a short-lived record label called Doggystyle Records before taking on the stage name Snoop Dogg.
3) Sylvester Stallone
Although you may not have realized it, Sylvester Stallone is an iconic celebrity and a talented actor. Best known for his roles in Rocky and Rambo, this Hollywood star was born in 1946 to a poor family in Hell’s Kitchen. Growing up, he had no ambitions or skills with which to work so he eventually started working as a hairdresser for famous women. After 20 years of working there, he decided to pursue his childhood dream and act.
4) Neil Armstrong
Born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, Neil Armstrong moved with his family to a neighborhood outside of Chicago for his father’s job. In 1930, the family was still living in Wheaton, Illinois, when the Great Depression hit. They moved back to Wapakoneta, where Armstrong attended school and became an Eagle Scout at age 14.
5) Marilyn Monroe
One of the most well-known celebrities, Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), actually lived in Los Angeles for a few years before she left for New York. It was during this time in Los Angeles that she met John F. Kennedy, who at the time was a US Senator from Massachusetts. In 1952, she divorced her first husband and became more interested in acting as opposed to modeling and pursued her career more fervently.
6) J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling, author of the wildly popular Harry Potter series, originally wrote them in her home’s local café in Edinburgh, Scotland. The main character, Harry Potter himself is said to be partially based on a childhood friend who J.K. knew at the time.
7) Jay Z
Jay Z is worth $500 million and he’s been on Forbes’ list of highest-paid celebrities every year since 2001. He’s married to Beyoncé, the best-selling female artist of all time, which means the family has lived in some pretty luxurious spaces. Despite their wealth, Jay Z says his favorite residence was an abandoned theater in Brownsville, Brooklyn.
8) John Lennon
John Lennon, one of the most iconic musicians of all time, grew up in a council house in Liverpool and spent his twenties living in some strange places. Before he became the leader of The Beatles, John Lennon spent his childhood growing up in a council house with his Aunt Mimi.
9) Walt Disney
One of the most popular places people want to know where celebrities lived, is in the Walt Disney’s house. The first thought is, Where do you live when you can afford this place? Walt was born on December 5th 1901 and died on December 15th 1966. He was born in Chicago but he moved to Marceline, Missouri after his parents deaths when he was just twelve years old. He got married there at age twenty and raised his two daughters there.
10) Zayn Malik
In the middle of 2016, Zayn Malik announced that he was leaving One Direction to be a normal 22-year-old. In the year since, Zayn has been living in his hometown of Bradford, UK and pursuing his solo music career. His latest single ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’ has been gaining popularity on Spotify with over 8 million plays since its release.