Celebrity Superstitions from the Common to the Kooky
Superstitions – we all have them. So which ones are normal and which are wacky? You decide which category these superstitious stars fall into
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
November 18, 2020
While a source told the Daily Star UK, Kim Kardashian tried to avoid the year 2013 for her nuptials to Kanye West, Taylor Swift on the other hand considers the traditionally deemed cursed number her lucky one. “I turned 13 on Friday the 13th. My first album went gold in 13 weeks. My first No. 1 song had a 13-second intro," she reported to MTV in 2009, "Every time I've won an award I've been seated in either the 13th seat, the 13th row, the 13th section or row M, which is the 13th letter."
Celebrities also love their special items. MSN.com says Richard Gere considers his signature glasses his lucky charm. Helen Mirren told Woman & Home magazine (via Express) that she rocks sky-high stilettos which she calls her "stripper heels" on the red carpet for good luck. Benicio del Toro told Talk magazine he has a “lucky ring” that has a center made of wood instead of stone so he can “knock on wood” anytime.
When it comes to traditions and rituals, Ariana Grande confessed on Twitter she used to eat donuts for good luck before auditions when she was younger. The Insider says Jennifer Aniston only steps on a plane with her right foot first. Hollywood Life reported Justin Bieber dyed his hair platinum in the hope that his new album, Purpose, would also go platinum. And according to the New York Times tennis superstar, Serena Williams, wears the same pair of socks throughout a tournament run and bounces the ball exactly five times before her first serve.
Some superstitions are more traditional like Missy Elliot who told Rolling Stone she avoids black cats crossing her path and Emma Roberts told InStyle she refuses to walk under a ladder. Then there are the wacky things celebs do like Heidi Klum who told Entertainment Weekly she keeps a bag of her own baby teeth with her at all times and James McAvoy told PopCrunch he says 'white rabbit' to the first person he sees at the beginning of each month for good luck, a tradition he got from his grandmother.
And Christian Bale challenges bad luck. "I walk under ladders, I do all that stuff. I do it on purpose. I like provoking superstitions," InStyle quoted the actor as saying.