Admitting that their lives aren’t quite as glamorous or at least as perfect as they seem, these 5 celebrities have all admitted to feeling lonely – often when they’re on tour or on set and are kept away from their family or friends who support them and make them feel more normal. Feeling alienated from those who care, these stars are often kept apart from those who keep them grounded and they’re left on their own in a hotel room or working for days, often longer, at a time. Some believe there are few people they can trust because of their fame and thus only have a couple of people who they call friends. They don’t get a chance to connect to their close buddies often enough and say their famous lives can be very lonely at times.
Ellie says loneliness is something that often happens on the road: ”If someone asked me what emotion I felt the most it would be loneliness. My boyfriend travels around the world constantly. We see each other maybe once a month. So there’s that, but there’s also the loneliness of feeling you’re the only person who can do things the way you want to do them. I can be in a room with a bunch of friends and still feel pretty alone. I think I’ve always been like that, though.”
Justin can’t trust many people: “I really don’t have a lot of friends. I have three close friends that I’ll fly out to see me or that I’ll iChat with or call. I get days where I’m just down and gloomy.”
Jennifer believes you are always away from the people you love as an actress: ”There are sacrifices with any job. With this one, you’re in a long-distance relationship with pretty much everybody in your life. It’s hard sometimes, it’s obviously a very lonely life but it’s still worth it.”
‘One Direction’ singer Louis Tomlinson admits that the job can get very lonely at times but he’s grateful to have the other band members with him: ”It could definitely be a lonely job. I wouldn’t be able to do this if I were on my own.”
Robert says that once you are famous, you can’t live normally any more and it can get lonely: ”It’s strange, you don’t have a normal life anymore. You spend much time trying to fight it, but in the end you find another way to live. People don’t know how lonely you are. In any case, I feel fortunate because success didn’t reach me very young, at least, I had the opportunity to have a life before. When you become famous, it’s easy for some people to hate you just because you are famous. That’s why, sometimes, you beat yourself up.”