Whether someone is a parent or not, most people will agree that taking care of a household is no easy task. The bigger the house, the more there is to clean. Keeping up with the laundry, dishes, vacuuming, and even just dusting can feel like a full-time job (a job that no one wants to do, might we add).
Us normal folks can only imagine what it must be like to live a day in the life of the rich and famous, aka those who can afford to hire staff to help them keep their homes clean. Imagine how luxurious it would be to never have to make your own bed, do your own laundry, and especially wash the dishes after cooking. Considering that most celebrities can afford an army of staff to do their dirty work, we can’t imagine their homes looking anything less than perfect… but there are some celebs who surprise us!
Just because a star can afford to hire help, it doesn’t mean that their home is always spotless. Specifically, if the celebrity is known to be messy, then chances are their mansions reflect that. Tons of former celebrity employees have dished on their famous bosses and their cleaning habits (or lack thereof). Keep reading to discover which celebrity parents are the messiest despite their riches.
We imagine that Queen Bey has an army of staff that helps her keep her home spick and span. And it sounds like the pop star needs it, since she’s self-admittedly not a very tidy person! Back in 2009, the singer told Ebony magazine that she’s definitely not the neatest person.
“I’m a little messy!” she said. “[At home] I don’t have any shoes on. No makeup. My shoes are left at the door. My purse is in the kitchen. I’m relaxed!” Beyoncé added that it tends to drive her husband, Jay-Z, a bit crazy! “I think that is the most difficult thing for [him],” she said. “He’s very, very organized.”
19 Scott Disick
With his wild reputation - and tendency to throw even wilder parties - no one thought that Kardashian baby daddy Scott Disick would be the cleanest person in the world. And our thoughts were confirmed when a former employee of the reality star came forward to say that Scott is, in fact, a pretty messy celebrity.
“[Scott was] a complete and utter mess,” Scott’s former housekeeper dished to In Touch, implying that Scott’s party hard habits were to blame for the state of his home. “[He was] constantly [in a certain state] and would leave empty bottles [all over] the place.”
18 Britney Spears
Britney Spears is another celebrity who’s so wealthy that we can’t imagine she doesn’t have an army of staff to clean up after her. But that doesn’t mean she makes their job easy! A few years ago, a former employee of the pop star revealed to Star magazine that the singer is anything but clean.
The former housekeeper admitted to finding half-eaten food under Brit Brit’s bed, including a moldy burger, fries, and unfinished cookies. She added that Britney’s bedroom floor is always covered in clothes and that she makes no effort to hide items many would care to keep private on her nightstand.
Sounds like an interesting home to work in…
17 Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson proved on her ill-fated reality show Newlyweds that she’s anything but a traditional wife. So no one expects her to be worrying about how spick and span her household is. But evidently the celebrity is really lax when it comes to the cleanliness of her home- at least that’s what a former employee once said about the star.
Speaking to Star magazine, the ex-employee said that Jessica’s home was always covered in hair from her extensions. “It looks like an animal has been shedding all over her house,” they said. They also added that they once thought they saw a massive spider in the corner… but it turned out to just be Jessica’s old eyelash!
No one said being beautiful was easy, right?
16 Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson has always prided herself on being a free-spirit, and it looks like she takes a pretty relaxed approach when it comes to keeping up with her household. The celebrity once surprised fans when she uploaded an uber-messy selfie to social media, revealing she doesn’t care if the world knows she’s a bit (or a lot) messy.
The selfie featured Kate in a matching red and white polka dot bikini. Her assistant could be seen in the background holding an assortment of clothes as she tried to navigate the mess on the ground. It appeared that Kate was likely packing for an upcoming trip if the assortment of clothes and accessories sprawled out on the floor were any hint.
15 Jessa Duggar
Jessa sparked controversy when she posted a series of photos of her home that featured sheets stained with vomit, a dusty side table, a mirror filled with fingerprints, dirty diapers, dirty dishes, and also a food-stained oven. However, the reality star said she was trying to make a point with her post.
“We all try to put our best foot forward and are most comfortable posting our ‘highlight reel’ for people on social media to see,” the mom-of-two wrote in the post. “I could’ve waited 24hrs and posted pics of everything freshly cleaned and looking beautiful […] certainly people would find no fault with that…. But many find fault with themselves. I didn’t do that for a reason: reality.
14 Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra
Fans have long criticized Teen Mom couple Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra for what appears like a messy home on camera. But these two take the naysayers with a grain of salt.
A few months ago, Tyler posted a video of their daughter Novalee bringing her mom breakfast in bed and their messy house was visible. Tyler followed his post up with a video of himself making funny of their disorganized home.
“Warning, this video contains a high amount of graphic injuries and complete destruction of a parents bedroom,” he wrote in the caption. “So I apologize to all of you ‘perfect’ parents that have your bedrooms clean and spotless.’
13 Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian and her husband Kanye West have always seemed like polar opposites. And if their cleaning habits are any hint, then it sounds like we're right!
“He’s a neat freak, she’s a mess,” a source told Dish Nation about the famous couple. “She always just throws her clothes on the floor after taking them off, leaves puddles of water around the sink after she washes her face, and refuses to close drawers and cabinets.”
“He had to make his bed every morning before school and clean his room daily. He learned to be tidy as a young boy and its stayed with him ever since,” the insider continued. “Kim is the opposite. She never had to be super tidy, so she’s not. Kanye was stunned when she told him she didn’t even know how to clean a toilet!”
12 Jill Duggar
It looks like uncleanliness runs in the Duggar household! But with that many kids, can you really blame them?
Just like her older sister Jessa, Jill Duggar has also gotten backlash from fans for keeping her home seemingly unkempt. For instance, last May, Last May, the reality star posted a photo of her eldest son Israel playing in their home, but all fans could focus on was how messy their house looked.
“A good mom's house looks like you teach them to clean up when they are done. It isn't that hard actually. I have taught many kids over the years, when you are done you put it away," one so-called fan commented on the post.
Snooki is one of the most active celebrities on social media, and she sure hasn’t been afraid to show off her home in all of its states. The former Jersey Shore star has received heat from fans on more than one occasion for the state of her home.
Even more, the celebrity has actually been criticized for supposedly allowing her children to go around looking disheveled. Last October, after posting a pic of her daughter Giovanna, some fans attacked the tot’s messy hair. But Snooki was having none of the naysayers.
“Mind your own business tho...i let my daughter pick her own outfits. I let her express herself,” the star wrote to fans.
10 Kim Zolciak
Kim Zolciak is definitely a perfectionist when it comes to her looks, but the same can’t be said for the state of her house. Although the star’s home always looks pristine when it’s featured on The Real Housewives, sources say Kim has a hard time keeping things so tidy when the cameras aren’t rolling.
In 2010, an insider told Star magazine that the reality star used every inch of her home as an ashtray for her bad habit. “She often uses the sink in her master bath to ash,” the former employee claimed, despite the celeb evidently having pricey Versace ashtrays throughout her house.
9 Megan Fox
Megan Fox might look like every guy’s dream, but she has her flaws just like everyone else - and she’s honest about them! Specifically, the actress has always been open to making fun of her poor cleaning habits (or, should we say lack of habits, that is).
Despite being a busy mom-of-three, the celebrity says she’s still a pretty messy person to live with. “I’m [hard] to live with. I don’t clean. My clothes end up wherever I take them off. I forget to flush the toilet. Friends will tell me, ‘Megan, you totally pinched a loaf in my toilet and didn’t flush,” the actress once told men’s lifestyle magazine FHM.
We wonder what her hubby Brian Austin Green has to say about this!
8 Leah Messer
Leah Messer is another Teen Mom star who’s made headlines for her ways. A few years ago, an anonymous MTV employee spilled to All About The Tea that the mom-of-three was one of the messiest people he’d ever worked with.
“One of the [roughest] is Leah, filthiest person I’ve met,” the source said. “When feeding the twins, she would spill a bunch of cheese puffs on the ... carpet and the girls would crawl around and suck up the cheese puffs, no hands involved. This made me cry a few times.”
The insider continued. “Dog poop on the floor ... tampons sitting in a corner for months, weeks old food everywhere.” Yikes!
7 Miranda Kerr
Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr is always a vision on the runway… too bad her home never seems as perfect!
The celebrity gave fans an inside look at what her home looks like when she posted a selfie of her messy/glam room last year. Clothes and accessories were strewn around the floor, proving that Miranda isn’t bothered when things get a little bit chaotic.
The model, who was previously married to and shares a son with actor Orlando Bloom, got hitched for a second time last year to Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel. The couple also welcomed a child together the same year. We wonder if having baby no. 2 has motivated Miranda to become a bit tidier!
6 Kate Gosselin
With eight kids in the house, no one expects Kate Gosselin's home to look pristine all of the time. But fans certainly weren't expecting things to be as chaotic as what was reported in 2014.
Author Robert Hoffman released his book Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World in 2014 about the famous reality star, which made a number of startling claims. Amongst them, it was said that the mother-of-eight has a tendency to keep the house very, very messy.
“She would throw all the kids' toys in the trash along with school projects, and kick the boys' Lego buildings into a million pieces if they weren't put away,” Hoffman wrote.
5 Leann Rimes
Country singer Leann Rimes certainly isn’t afraid to let fans know when things are getting messy in her household!
The star gave fans a candid look at her home in 2014 when she posted a photo of herself standing in her closet. The floors were lined with clothes, shoes, and accessories, but Leann was still flashing a wide smile for the camera.
“What an ‘end of tour’ explosion looks like,” she captioned the photo, implying the mess was from figuring out costumes for her now-ended tour. Hey, no one ever said show business was clean or tidy!
4 Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen has earned himself quite the wild reputation in Hollywood, and as such, no one was surprised when reports said that the actor tends to keep things very, very messy. A few years ago, Radar Online obtained photos that showed the celebrity’s home after an infamous night of partying with his so-called girlfriends.
“The picture just shows the aftermath of one night, but you can probably imagine the wild party that preceded it,” a source told the publication. If one thing is for sure, we hope the staff hired to clean up after Charlie’s little tirade was paid well because that sure doesn’t look like a fun mess to deal with.
3 Jenelle Evans
It seems like the Teen Mom girls might be some of the messiest celebrities around! Jenelle Evans is another reality star from the famous MTV franchise who’s received heat online for her less-than-spick-and-span household.
Last year, Jenelle and her husband David Eason finished building their dream home on a large piece of property they’ve aptly titled ‘The Land.’ But fans were surprised to see that the home was still pretty messy, even after they moved their kids in. Post on social media showed construction materials left idly inside and outside the home.
Likewise, the Eason’s have also received backlash for allowing their kids to play around and on mechanical equipment, they keep stored around their property. Do you think their home is a safety risk?
2 George Clooney
George Clooney has always seemed like the epitome of sophistication, but his employees may beg to differ. Several years ago, a former housekeeper for the actor came forward to reveal his less-than-clean habits. The ex-employee described George as a “disgusting pig” who burped and farted purposefully in front of the help, Radar Online reports.
Even more, the former employee added that George made it very clear he didn’t trust his staff. “He has his decanters marked so he can see exactly how much is in them to make sure nobody ever secretly takes a swig,” the source dished. Sounds like a high-stress environment to work in!
1 Kirstie Alley
Actress Kirstie Alley has long made headlines for her ridiculous comments, but a few years back, it was her former housekeeper gaining attention for what she had to say. According to the former employee, Kirstie doesn’t care about the state of her house at all and prefers to let her pets have reign of the household.
The source told Star Magazine that the celeb’s assortment of cats and dogs kept making a mess of her home. “The place is often littered with what Kirstie calls ‘little surprises,’” the insider explained.
Kirstie has since complained on social media about the difficulties of finding good hired help. “The hardest jobs to fill these days are the simple ones. I hire everywhere I travel. Not kidding on housekeeping,” she wrote in 2017, which left many fans feeling disgruntled.