What celebrities get up to when they’re not working

Ever wondered how Ariana Grande spends her afternoons when she’s not working? Or why stars like Drew Barrymore, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are rarely seen by the paparazzi? The truth is, most celebrities from A-List film stars to Z-List reality TV stars are normal people like you and I and live pretty standard lives. But there are some things that set them apart from the “rest of us”: below, we’ve put together a list of their favourite pastimes.


Spending money

Okay, let’s start with the most obvious one: many celebrities spend their free time shopping and putting their millions to work. From designer outlets to online shopping splurges, they’ve got to find a way to fill their time, right!? One thing that celebrities love to spend money on is property: popular YouTuber Jeffree Star recently listed his $20 million Californian mansion, whilst Friends album Jennifer Aniston bought a midcentury Beverly Hills mansion for $13.5 million and spent time with an architect to transform it – selling it for an eye-watering $35 million. And it’s not just real estate: classic cars, watches, and bags are also collectables!


Playing games

Whether they’re on set waiting for their turn to shoot, or they’re at home chilling between roles, celebrities love to play games. Zac Efron has been a fan of the Halo franchise for a number of years, whilst Matthew Perry is more of a Fallout guy. Some celebrities even enjoy a flutter from time to time: indeed, Ben Affleck is known to be a big gambler, and Brad Pitt got a taste for gambling in Ocean’s Eleven. Some celebrities even pass their free time by playing online so they can avoid the spotlight; if you want to follow in their footsteps and try a game for yourself, check out the popular slot gaming platform Amazon Slots for free spins.



Not all celebrities are fame-hungry and money-obsessed: some love to give back to their local communities and do good. Popstar Miley Cyrus, for example, does a lot of charity work and has never been named one of the most charitable celebrities, thanks to her work with children in the US and underprivileged kids in Haiti. Emma Watson, Bono, and George Clooney are also great philanthropists, putting their money and platforms to great use.


Launch side hustles

With so much power and influence, some of the world’s biggest stars spend their free time working on side hustles to fulfil their creative ambitions and earn more dough. Rihanna, for example, has stopped touring and instead has become a billionaire with her Fenty Beauty line, and stars like Lady Gaga and Selena Gomez have followed in her footsteps. Jessica Alba launched The Honest Company, Beyoncé launched 22 Days Nutrition, and Drake launched Virginia Black Whiskey. It keeps them busy and ensures their pockets are lined.


If you were a celebrity, how would you spend your free time? Let us know and check back to CelebMix.com soon for more news and interesting articles from our celebrity news team.

Written by CelebMix