Most Controversial Paparazzi Snapshots
Constantly watched by paparazzi, we can’t blame celebrities for wanting to find some peace and privacy now and then. However, from time to time, paparazzi lurk nearby to snap that million-dollar shot they were waiting for. While many celebs tend to be quite careful about their public image, slip-ups have occurred, which became boon time for the cameras.
Here are some of the most controversial photos of our celebrities that were captured without them knowing:
JENNIFER ANISTON AND BRAD PITT’S FAREWELL TRIP
A photo was snapped of then-couple Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt during their vacation in the Caribbean on New Years’ 2005.
It became the last vacation of the couple at that point. Shortly afterward, the couple and their respective lawyers filed for legal separation, citing irreconcilable differences. During the proceeding, rumors emerged that Pitt was romantically involved with Angelina Jolie, his co-star in Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
ANGELINA JOLIE AND BRAD PITT ON SECRET VACATION
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie went on their first vacation as a couple back in 2005. In Dani Beach, Kenya, a photo of them was snapped with their adopted son Maddox. This led to controversy, as Pitt was in the process of calling it quits with his then-wife Jennifer Aniston. These fueled rumors about the already shaky relationship between the couple. Pitt and Aniston parted ways and soon, Brangelina became the next talk in town. As for Maddox, Jolie and Pitt made investments towards him for his upbringing soon after.
COURTENEY COX SPATTED IT OUT WITH JOHNNY MCDAID
In 2016, a series of photographs of Courteney Cox and her partner Johnny McDaid were taken at a restaurant in London. At the time, they already called off their engagement once in November 2015, fueling rumors about a possible split. Sure enough, the photos snapped showed the couple arguing about where to finally settle if they tied the knot. It seemed that they were not willing to make an investment towards their future at that point. Fortunately, Cox and McDaid reconciled soon afterward. Today, they remain a happy couple, as of December 2020.
TOM HIDDLESTON AND TAYLOR SWIFT HAD BEACH TRIP
Back in 2016, a very intimate photo of the then-couple Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift during a beach trip in Rhode Island found its way online. They were just recently romantically involved at the time. They first met and danced in the 2016 Met Gala. In the series of photos taken, the couple shared multiple kisses on the rocks while facing the beach. They spent the trip at Rhode Island because Swift had a $16 million home nearby. The property is a massive investment on her part.
MARY-KATE OLSEN KISSED BY BOYFRIEND SARKOZY
Mary-Kate Olsen and her French husband, banker, and financial advisor Olivier Sarkozy, was photographed by paparazzi during a New York Knicks game in 2016. In the photo, Sarkozy kissed Olsen on the forehead. Olsen was visibly shocked and caught off-guard. Their relationship was subjected to scrutiny due to the age gap of 17 years. Despite that, the couple managed to stay together for quite some time until 2021, when they called it quits.
RYAN GOSLING AND EVA MENDEZ FAMILY BONDING
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendez always ensured that their family can enjoy some bonding time in peace. It became a surprise when a rare snapshot of the family was taken in a playground in Los Angeles. In it, the kids Esmeralda and Amanda were playing while their parents watched carefully. The couple has stated in interviews that they shield their children from the spotlight to ensure they grow up without outside pressure. Such investment by the parents is necessary for their children’s sake.
BRITNEY SPEARS SHAVES HER HEAD
Britney Spears shocked the world when she shaved her head in 2007. It was a culmination of months of controversy surrounding her at the time. Months prior, she and her lawyer filed for legal separation from her husband, Kevin Federline. During her self-haircut, she was talked out of shaving her hair by the salon’s owner, Esther Tognozzi, but to no avail. Seventy paparazzi captured the moment from the salon’s windows. Shortly after the haircut, she went to a tattoo parlor to get two tattoos.
JUSTIN BIEBER AND HAILEY BALDWIN WENT HOUSE HUNTING
Shortly after they tied the knot in 2018, Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey Baldwin were photographed while house hunting in California. They were specifically looking around the house of pop star Demi Lovato. The house was listed by Lovato in September 2018 for $9.45 million. The price dropped to $8.995 million a few weeks later. Currently, the couple lives in a $25.8 million estate in Beverly Hills. As a rich couple, they do not need to worry about home loans to get a house.