Famous individuals often prefer to uphold boundaries between their personal and public lives, leading them to keep certain details, like their relationship status, private. Nevertheless, there have been instances where celebrities inadvertently disclosed personal information during interviews. Here are 11 such occasions:
In 2023, Sienna Miller accidentally disclosed the sex of the baby she's expecting to Vogue magazine.
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During an appearance on the Pretty Smart podcast in 2023, Constance Wu unintentionally disclosed the sex of her second-born child, which she had been keeping private. While discussing her book, Making a Scene, which she dedicated to her daughter, she mentioned, "Oh. Breaking news. Nobody knew I had a son; I just said that on here."
In 2023, Billie Eilish shared with Variety, "I’ve never really felt like I could relate to girls very well. I love them so much. I love them as people. I’m attracted to them as people. I’m attracted to them for real." A month later, at Variety's Hitmakers event, she clarified that she hadn't intended for it to be a significant "coming out" moment.
Later, Billie expressed frustration with the red carpet interview. She took to Instagram and wrote, "thanks Variety for my award and for also outing me on a red carpet at 11 am instead of talking about anything else that matters. I like boys and girls, leave me alone about it please, literally who cares, stream 'what was I made for' [sic]."
During her time on the Irish version of Popstars, Girls Aloud member Nadine Coyle, who was just 16 at the time, two years shy of the show's minimum age requirement, lied about her age to participate. However, during an interview segment, she inadvertently disclosed her real date of birth.
Following the revelation, the producer reviewed Nadine Coyle's paperwork and discovered that she had listed 1983 as her birth year. When confronted about the discrepancy, she insisted that she had mistakenly stated the wrong year during her interview. Additionally, she claimed to have evidence supporting her assertion but conveniently "forgot" her passport at home.
However, when the cameras were not rolling, Nadine ended up confessing that she was only 16 at the time. Despite her bandmates' pleas for production to make an exception, she ultimately had to leave the show.
In 2022, Grimes attempted to keep the fact that she and Elon Musk had welcomed a second child together a secret. However, the secret was revealed when a Vanity Fair interviewer visited the singer's house and heard the baby crying from upstairs.
When initially asked about it, Grimes responded, "I’m not at liberty to speak on these things." However, after a brief pause, the baby began crying loudly and unmistakably. Both the singer and the interviewer shared a laugh. Grimes then commented, "She’s a little colicky too. I don’t know. I don’t know what I was thinking.”
During a joint interview with Kaley Cuoco for Variety's Actors on Actors in 2021, Elizabeth Olsen subtly confirmed that she and her longtime partner, Robbie Arnett, were married by referring to him as her "husband."
A year later, Elizabeth and Robbie confirmed that they had actually been married much longer than the public had thought. They had eloped and held a separate wedding ceremony before the onset of COVID-19. In a joint interview with The Jess Cagle Show, she explained, "I just never talked about it...I had to work in England, and there are visa issues with that. He wouldn’t have been able to come at all, actually. And also everything was so backed up. You couldn’t even, like, try to get married then. But it ended up working out."
During her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2023, Keke Palmer casually revealed the sex of the baby she was expecting.
During a 2021 interview with Clevver News, Joshua Bassett accidentally came out while expressing his admiration for Harry Styles.
After the clip went viral, Joshua released a statement saying, "My entire life, people have told me my sexuality. People have shamed me for things they know nothing about. I want to say thank you to those who stand for love and acceptance...Love who you love shamelessly. It's OK to still be figuring out who you are. Life's too short to let ignorance and hatred win. I choose love."
During a Montreality interview in 2016, Ryan Coogler asked J. Cole about his marital status. After teasing the director a bit, J. Cole confirmed that he had indeed tied the knot with Melissa Heholt.
During an appearance on The Howard Stern Show in 2021, Kristen Wiig confirmed that she and Avi Rothman had gotten married when she casually referred to him as her "husband."
In 2011, designer Rachel Zoe accidentally revealed the sex of the baby she was expecting at the time, telling Women's Wear Daily, "It all depends on his arrival."
A few minutes later, her husband, Rodger Berman, confirmed, "It’s a little boy."