Most of us are aware of the fact that Hollywood celebrities come in all shapes and sizes. We also know that they’re not exactly known for their honesty when it comes to their eating habits, especially when it comes to their love of fast food. If you want to try and fathom out if any of the celebs you admire have had anabolic steroid use, then this article is for you.
While we’re always thankful that Kristen Stewart and Pattinson are happily married and living the life, we can’t help but feel like something is missing in this story. It’s pretty well known that the couple had a rocky and sometimes turbulent relationship. In 2015, during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, Stewart stated that she and Pattinson had a “consensual breakup.” In the same interview, she also spoke about their on-again, off-again relationship:
“We tried to make it work for a really long time. The longest we ever made it last was about two years. We just weren’t compatible.”
While she wouldn’t reveal exactly what caused their split, she did say that she and Pattinson were “still very good friends.”
Since their separation, Pattinson has dated a number of beautiful women, including Taylor Swift and Demi Moore. He even started a band with Snow White and the Huntsman’s Chris Hemsworth for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
The Black Panther actor has been vocal about his experience with steroids in Hollywood. In 2014, he opened up to The Hollywood Reporterabout the hardships of being an African American actor in Hollywood:
“The thing is… I’m an African American male in Hollywood, and a lot of times when I’m walking down the street, men will come up to me and question me about steroids because of my physique. It’s sad when you’re told frequently that you look like an ‘intimidating person,’ which is not far from truth. It is intimidating.”
In the same interview, Boseman discussed his conflicted feelings about steroids:
“On one hand, I want to tell them that it’s not okay, because I don’t want them to have an excuse not to work hard. On the other hand, I want to impress upon them that my size doesn’t define me, that I’m a caring person, and that they should, too.”
The Bane actor has never been one to shy away from controversy, and in 2013, he caused a stir when he blamed Hollywood actresses for getting “cat suits” (i.e. mammary prosthesis) because of their exposure to estrogen. Hardy, who has four children with his wife, actress Charlotte Riley, claimed that the increase in cat suits could be attributed to the “pandora’s of the world” (i.e. actresses) flocking to the “breast feeding” section of the grocery store in the aftermath of the birth of his fourth child:
“If you want a girl, you’ve got to put some weight on. It’s as simple as that. You can’t have a skinny mother-to-be smearing jelly on a sandwich without the men of the village giving you funny looks.”
Hardy’s comments, which were published in a 2013 blog post, led to condemnation from the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, who called his remarks “disgusting”, as well as a petition that urged the actor to apologize. To date, Hardy has not publicly addressed his controversial blog post.
Whether you agree with Hardy’s assertion or not, it’s hard to deny that his comments were provocative and not exactly in line with typical Hollywood behavior. It’s also interesting to note that Hardy is one of the few male celebrities that can legally get Viagra, even if it’s just for “personal use.” Perhaps his views on steroids have led to him experimenting with alternative sex-related habits.
While we’re always happy to see our favorite movie stars living their best lives, it’s important to keep in mind that they’re just human, too. At various points in their careers, Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna have had to deal with the paparazzi, especially after the release of their first movie, Step Brothers. In 2015, during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Tatum stated that he avoids taking steroids because he doesn’t want his children to become “goggle-wearing, selfie-taking orphans.”
Tatum, who has two children with his wife, also said that he doesn’t want to be “that guy” (i.e. the “bro”) either. As someone who’s often used steroids in the past, he said that he’s realized how harmful and addictive they can be:
“That’s why I don’t want to do it. It’s not because I’m anti-steroid, it’s just because I don’t want to do it. I don’t want to be the guy who puts stuff in his body, and then has to apologize for it when he’s 40.”
While we fully support Tatum’s decision to avoid taking steroids, it’s worth pointing out that Hollywood is a place where people, especially celebrities, are constantly under the microscope. Sometimes it can be a bit much, especially since many stars, especially male ones, have used the “b” word more than once. A person in Tatum’s situation could easily become addicted to steroids, and the risks associated with their use are serious and far-reaching. While we’d never want to see our favorite celebs caught up in the trappings of addiction, it’s ultimately their decision as to what drugs they want to partake in, and we as a community should respect that.
Sandra Bullock had to deal with her fair share of speculation about her physique when she was married to NFL star Tim Mathews. In 2014, while promoting her movie, The Heat, Bullock mentioned to Barbara Walters that she and Mathews had to undergo “marital therapy” to overcome his low self-esteem after she got pregnant. At the time, Bullock had two children with Mathews and was eight months pregnant with their third child. She also had a well-deserved and very public battle with diabetes, which she managed with the help of medication and diet.
Despite the difficulties that she faced while parenting, Bullock stated that she wouldn’t change anything about being a parent:
“I loved having children. All my kids look like me. It’s amazing how much they look like me, especially since I didn’t have them easy. My daughter was a C-section because I was 35 weeks pregnant. So it was a real challenge getting into that mother-daughter bond. I was so scared I was going to hurt her. But we did, and it was magical.
“I don’t want to do this (parenting) without a partner. You need someone to share this with, to walk through these difficult times with you. My family and friends mean the world to me, but I need a partner. I’m not sure what I’d do without Tim.”
While Bullock has two children with Mathews, she’s never gotten close to rekindling her romance with the quarterback. In a 2015 interview, she said that she has “no interest” in dating again and that she prefers to “cherish” the time she spends with her family. Interestingly, in 2016, Bullock was named #6 on Maxim’s list of ‘The Hottest Hollywood Celebrities.’
Rapper Kevin Hart, who recently announced that he’s engaged to Kylie Jenner’s older sister, Chyna, recently opened up about his love of, and continued use of, steroids in a Twitter thread. In the thread, Hart, who also has a half-brother from Chyna’s side, Hunter, said that he uses the drugs to build up his muscles:
“When I first got started in the business, I used Steroids to gain weight. It’s what everyone did. I didn’t want to damage my joints at the time, so I figured it was safer for me to do so. I also used to snort loads of Celadrin, which is a form of steroids. It’s incredibly addictive and I would definitely say that it changed my life completely. I still take it now and then, but not as frequently as I used to.