5 Celebrities Who Limit Their Own Cell Phone Use

Wanting to step away from their phones, these celebrities have decided to limit their cell phone use or just set aside a time when they opt to turn it off for a while. Preferring to live in the moment and seeing that people are often taken out of reality by technology, these stars set aside their phones so they can have real experiences, de-stress or concentrate fully without being distracted. Here are 5 stars who limit their cell phone use and why they’ve decided to do it.

Antonio Banderas


Antonio often leaves his phone at home and bans people from using them at dinner: “I forbid people to come to my house to have dinner with their phones. You can have six people and it may happen at some point that six of them are tapping at the same point. I’m like, ‘Hello guys, I’m here, this is crazy! I only bought my first cellphone three years ago. I didn’t even bring it today. I left it at the house. The fast pace of life produces a certain fear in me.”

Brooke Shields

Brooke won’t allow anyone to have a phone around the table and thinks real family time is important: “Maintaining family rituals that keeps us close is key, like making sure to sit down to dinner together to talk about our day as often as possible. And no cell phones at the table!”

Ivanka Trump

Ivanka switches off her phone during the weekend: “From Friday to Saturday we don’t do anything but hang out with one another. We don’t make phone calls. It’s an amazing thing when you’re so connected … to really sign off. And for Arabella to know that she has me, undivided, one day a week? We don’t do anything except play with each other, hang out with one another, go on walks together. Pure family.”

Lauren Conrad

When writing her book, Lauren switches off her phone so she can concentrate completely: “I sit in my bed in my pajamas, and there were days when I’d write for ten hours straight. But I have to turn off all distractions around me. I turn off my phone, close my door. You just have to get into that zone.”

Olivia Wilde

When working out, Olivia loves switching off her phone and using the time to fully relax: “I can turn off my phone and stop my mind whirring. It’s the one time I get close to a form of meditation.”