20 Iconic Moments Our Favorite Celebs Had No Idea The Paparazzi Was There

It can be hard for celebrities to lead private lives. The paparazzi seem to be lurking around every corner, just waiting to snap that million dollar photograph of our favorite stars. Most of these celebs work hard to create a public image. They hire stylists and handlers to make them look camera ready. Yet, there are those times that they are caught off guard.

Fans can get a glimpse of their favorite celeb’s daily life and it’s actually sort of fun to see them in their natural state. They are often captured doing everyday things from grocery shopping to putting gas in their car. There are also those times when photographers capture an unexpected moment. Some of these celebrities were snapped in the midst of a public spat or an unfortunate breakdown.

Other pics feature our favorite stars getting close with their significant others. They are spotted cuddling, frolicking, and smooching. Then there are those photographs that catch them in the act with someone other than their partner. Maybe they’ve been trying to keep their relationship a secret and the paparazzi catch them on a quiet date. Those are the most exciting!

It’s okay to give in to your curiosity and see these celebs in their most vulnerable moments. Please enjoy this list of 20 time our favorite celebrities didn’t know the paparazzi were there.

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20 Khloe Kardashian Was Caught Off Guard Post-Pregnancy

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Photographers snapped a candid photo of Khloe Kardashian out and about after giving birth to her daughter, True. The new mom was taking a stroll with her baby and had no clue that the paparazzi was clicking away. The photograph certainly got Khloe’s attention. According to PEOPLE, The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star admitted on her website that the image totally caught her off guard.

“When I saw myself in those first post-pregnancy paparazzi photos, I couldn’t believe how big my booty looked!”

Kardashian wrote. “I can’t wait to tone up again and get my body back to where it was.”

19 Ben Affleck's Intense Family Moment Was Caught On Camera

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Ben Affleck was captured in a very personal moment. Photographers snapped him crying in the backseat of his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner’s vehicle. A family insider told HollywoodLife.com that the actress staged an intervention and demanded that he seek treatment. After hours of discussion, he finally agreed to get help.

“She told him that even though they are not together anymore, she would not be able to live with herself if something terrible happened to him while she stood by and did nothing,”

the source said. “After tears from both of them and a lot of begging and pleading from Jen, Ben agreed to check in immediately.”

18 Kristin Stewart Was Caught With Rupert Sanders

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Fans of Kristen Stewart and Robert Patterson were shocked when photos surfaced of Kristen getting a bit too close with the director of Snow White and the Huntsman, Rupert Sanders. Not only was it awful because she had stepped out on Patterson, but Sanders was married at the time, too. E!News published Kristen’s public apology.

"I'm deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I've caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected.

This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him. I love him. I'm so sorry," she said.

17 Emma Roberts Cried It Out In Front Of The Paparazzi

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Emma Roberts and Evan Peters have had a turbulent relationship and the paparazzi caught them in a tense moment. The couple was in the midst of an argument in New Orleans when Emma broke down in tears.

An insider spoke with Us Weekly about the couple. "Emma is very dramatic," they said, adding that the actress can get "wound up" during disagreements. "They're a couple of young kids," added a second source. "Their romance is pretty extreme. They just behave in a way that's very passionate." The first source added, “They will not break up. When they are good, they are crazy in love."

16 Shailene Woodly Captured Cozying Up Her BF

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Shailene Woodley was snapped getting cozy with her boyfriend, Ben Volavola. The couple was spotted on the sidelines of Volavola’s rugby game Auckland, New Zealand. According to MTV, Woodley opened up about what it’s like to date a professional rugby player when she was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

"My boyfriend is Fijian, I knew nothing about rugby [before meeting him]. And then I went to a rugby game while we were shooting [Adrift] in Fiji," she said. “It’s quite barbaric,” she continued. “He literally throws himself at another grown man who’s running full-speed towards him. And he loves it.”

15 Jessica Simpson And John Mayer Broke Up On A Balcony

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John Mayer and Jessica Simpson had a very public spat when they broke up on a balcony while vacationing together in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It’s obvious from her expression that she was not happy with the way the conversation unfolded. An insider confirmed to gossip to PEOPLE.

“They broke up Sunday night, but who knows what the future will hold. This is the twelfth time they’ve broken up.

Their relationship is volatile. Last week they felt better than ever. This week, things are rocky. Who knows what the future will bring.” The couple officially called it quits shortly after this photo surfaced

14 Andrew Garfield Was Captured In A Cute Moment

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Andrew Garfield had a super adorable moment with a Spider-man fan at LAX after returning from a trip to New York. Photographers clicked away as he interacted with a little boy in baggage claim who was wearing a Spider-Man long-sleeved shirt. That smile on the kid’s face says everything as he met his hero. Andrew looked pretty happy too.

The Daily Mail reported on the sweet moment that was captured by the paparazzi: “It was hard to tell who was more excited during the meeting, with Andrew beaming as the elementary schooler reached out and grabbed his hero's hand,” an eye-witness said.

13 Katie Holmes And Jamie Foxx Were Snapped Holding Hands

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Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have always been coy about their relationship. So the world was excited when this photo surfaced of the two of them walking hand-in-hand on the beach in Malibu, California. They look like they’re totally together if you ask me. According to the folks over at PEOPLE, Jamie and Katie are very much a couple:

“They are happy, they just don’t flaunt anything,”

an insider revealed. “Jamie will always go out of his way to stay discreet. That is his way, and it works for him. If they could stay secret forever, Jamie would be happy.”

12 Chrissy Teigen Buys Junk Food Like One Of Us

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Chrissy Teigen posted this pic on Instagram that the paparazzi snapped of her shopping at the grocery store. It’s obvious that she’s so real and down to Earth by the amount of junk food that she has in her shopping cart. Not to mention that she’s carting her toddler around the store, just like the rest of us.

She captioned the photo: “I used to assume people who got photographed in grocery stores weren’t really buying stuff they like and were getting paid for something but turns out the paps actually come inside the grocery store and capture your most intimate grocery cart items this is a travesty."

11 Brad Pitt An Angelina Jolie Had A Public Spat

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got into a disagreement at Legoland in Windsor. The couple was at the park with their 6 children when an argument erupted. They caused quite a scene and on-lookers snapped photos of the tense moment. An eyewitness revealed to The Sun Online:

“They were coming off one of the rides. My husband grabbed his phone and took a picture of me with them in the background.”

The on-looker continued, “I couldn’t hear what they were saying and didn’t know they were arguing. It was only when we checked the pictures later that we realized they’d been having a go at each other.”

10 Chris Pratt And Katherine Schwarzenegger Enjoyed Sweet Treats

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Chris Pratt has moved on from Anna Faris and is now dating Katherine Schwarzenegger. The couple was snapped by the paparazzi enjoying an ice cream date with Pratt’s little boy, Jack. By the looks of this picture, the three of them would make a sweet family.

According to PEOPLE, the couple packed on some serious PDA and smooched with little Jack watching on. If that wasn’t cute enough, Pratt and Schwarzenegger had just attended church together. An insider said that Katherine’s mom, Marie Shriver, was the person who played matchmaker for the two. “Maria helped set them up,” the source revealed, adding, “It’s still new.”

9 Chris Martin And Dakota Johnson Spotted Having Dinner

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Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson were first spotted together while on a dinner date with friends. The new couple were captured by photographers at Soho House in Malibu, California. The paparazzi snapped away while they enjoyed drinks and a meal. Onlookers said that they were totally into each other. It sounds like these two were off to a good start and they’ve been together ever since. An eyewitness told PEOPLE:

“Chris and Dakota arrived together in Chris’ car. They met up with friends and had a fun night.

They both seemed very happy. They were flirty, and also left the restaurant together.”

8 Courteney Cox Battled It Out With Her Fiancé

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Courteney Cox and her fiancé, Johnny McDaid were caught by photographers having a spat at the West London restaurant Granger and Co. To make matters worse, the heated exchange unfolded as they sat at a table on the sidewalk cafe. Courtney looks extremely frustrated in this pic.

According to The Daily Mail, the couple had been arguing about where to settle down once they were married. “Johnny was determined to get away from Tinsel Town and move back to his native United Kingdom, while Courteney did not want to leave Los Angeles, and they couldn't resolve their living plan.” an insider said.

7 Justin Bieber And Hailey Baldwin Went House Hunting

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Justin Bieber and his new bride, Hailey Baldwin, were spotted by photographers while house hunting in California. The duo got married in a secret ceremony in 2018 and looked very close as they cuddled on the balcony of a home they were considering purchasing. They just have that look of new love in their eyes.

The house belonged to Demi Lovato. According to PEOPLE, the 5,564-square-foot property, which a Zillow listing says is “located on a quiet road above the Chateau Marmont,” has four bedrooms and six baths. That sounds like a sweet spot for Justin and Hailey to spend time as newlyweds.

6 Eva Mendez And Ryan Gosling's Family Fun

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Ryan Gosling and Eva Menedez are private when it comes to their two daughters, Esmerelda and Amada. So, it was a rare sighting when the family made an appearance at a playground in LA. Photographers snapped this sweet pic of the couple carrying their kids. Eva told Violet Grey why they shield their kids:

"Whether we like it or not, privacy is going to be very difficult for Esmeralda. I think it's unfair, but that's our reality,"

she said. "So Ryan and I decided early on to give her as much privacy as we could. And my pregnancy was the first opportunity to give her that."

5 Tom Hiddleston And Taylor Swift Had A Romantic Beach Trip

Looks like Taylor isn't shedding any tears or any "Bad Blood" over recent break up with Calvin Harris.
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Taylor Swift had quite the rebound romance with Tom Hiddleston. The couple went public when they were snapped frolicking along the shoreline in Rhode Island. They took selfies and smooched on the rocks. Although their relationship didn't stand the test of time, they looked totally smitten with each other.

Us Weekly reported on their special stroll on the beach. “They were all over each other — hugging and kissing — even though there were 20 people coming and going on the beach,” an eyewitness told The Sun. “They looked like any young couple madly in love without a care in the world.”

4 Mary-Kate Olsen Was Caught In An Awkward Moment

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Mary-Kate Olsen was snapped by paparazzi in quite an awkward position. While she was sitting courtside and cheering on the New York Knicks, Olivier Sarkozy, planted a kiss on her forehead. Mary Kate was obviously caught off guard but it sort of looked like she was grossed out.

The mismatched couple is often criticized for their age difference, but Olsen recently defended their relationship in an interview with WSJ. Magazine. "Everyone has an opinion," she said of their 16-year age difference. "I find it's better to focus on what's in front of you and to keep putting one foot in front of the other."

3 Brad Pitt And Jennifer Aniston's Farewell Trip

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Photographers snapped this pic of what would be the last vacation that Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt would take together as a married couple. They were on holiday in the Caribbean with best friends Courteney Cox and David Arquette on New Years 2005 when the photo was taken.

According to The Daily Mail, Brad confessed that he was in love with his Mr. and Mrs. Smith costar, Angelina Jolie. In the book "Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon.", the author, Aaron Milchan said: "He eventually admitted he was in love with Angelina. Jen was furious and threw him out."

2 Brad Pitt And Angeline Jolie Were Snapped On A Secret Vacation

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s first trip as a couple was revealed when photos surfaced of their rendezvous. They co-stars went on vacation in Dani Beach, Kenya with her son Maddox and photographers captured this intimate moment between the three of them. It was quite the scandal at the time.

A witness told Us Weekly: "Maddox would hang out with Brad and followed him wherever he went," the onlooker said. "It was clear that Brad and Maddox have a close relationship — they were joking around together. When Brad would talk to him, his face would light up and he'd giggle."

1 Britney Spears Goes Down In History

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In 2007, Britney Spears entered Esther’s Haircutting Studio in Tarzana, California. She demanded that Tognozzi shave her head and when the hairdresser refused, the pop star took matters into her own hands. The paparazzi snapped away as Britney buzzed all of her hair off.

Us Weekly reported what the salon owner had to say about the incident."The only emotions she showed was when she said her mom was going to be mad that she was doing this to her hair and she got a little bit teary-eyed,” Tognozzi told Extra at the time. “Then she all of a sudden realized what she did.”

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