40 Celebrities With Truly Puzzling Eating Habits

It’s no secret that there’s a lot of media scrutiny on celebrities, and the pressure on your favorite stars to look good 24/7 is immense. Strict diets and eating habits, then, are probably par for the course. But there are some stars who take those habits to extremes and into the borderline obsessive. Whether it’s unusual food combinations, questionable tastes or just plain icky, we’ve uncovered the oddball dining quirks of the rich and famous…

1. Meghan Markle

As a member of perhaps the most photographed family in the world, it probably goes without saying that Meghan tries to look her best for all occasions. But it was a habit she developed as an actress on Suits, divulging her culinary secrets to the Delish website in 2018. Among them was a pasta hack in which she boils down zucchini in a little water and bouillon — broth —  to create what she described as a “filthy, sexy mush.” Mmmmmm...

2. Shailene Woodley

The star of the Divergent TV series had a shocking admission when she appeared on The David Letterman Show in 2014: she eats clay as a means of detoxification. The actress claimed, “Clay binds to other materials in your body and helps your body excrete those materials that aren’t necessarily the best for you.” Yet website WebMD says, “It might also cause lead poisoning, muscle weakness, intestinal blockage, skin sores, or breathing problems.” So probably don’t eat clay.

3. Marilyn Monroe

For one of the most desirable women in history, Monroe rarely gave her figure a second thought until she became famous. Though she eventually developed her own weight training regimen, her eating habits raised a few eyebrows. The actress would start her day by heating a mug of milk on a hot plate. Then, as she described in 1952 to Pageant magazine, “When it’s hot, I break two raw eggs into the milk, whip them up with a fork, and drink them while I’m dressing.” This is your friendly reminder that eggs when not cooked thoroughly can cause salmonella.

4. Grimes

We probably all go through phases of eating certain foods. But the Canadian singer took that to extremes by consuming spaghetti each day for two years straight. The only reason she stopped was because her hair would no longer grow and her doctor diagnosed malnourishment. These days she keeps it more varied with what she’s christened “sludge.” It’s a concoction of couscous, spinach, tomatoes, celery, Sriracha and, her favorite, Vegenaise. “I would die for Vegenaise,” she declared.