23 Mind-Blowing Stories Shared By People Who Went To School With Celebrities
Thanks to Reddit, we can see people who shared the same high school with our stars and have dished on the community about what they were actually like growing up, the tea is hot. Let’s take a look at 23 times people shared what it was like to go to school with celebrities. Keep scrolling down and enjoy!
#1 Chris Pratt.
Source: Getty Images"I went to school with Chris Pratt - and he was a nice guy. Was able to bounce between all the different circles / or cliques. Got along with everyone. I wasn’t surprised when he became famous," @ezbakeme shared.
#2 Steve Carell
Source: Getty ImagesThere's one guy who knew Steve Carell, Michael Scott himself:
"My dad went to the next high school over from Steve Carell and they hung out in the same friend group."
"Said he was goofy and funny but not exceptionally so."
"They actually ran into one another at my great-uncle's funeral a few years back and chatted a bit, said he seemed like he was still a pretty decent, normal guy."
#3 Jerry Seinfeld.
Source: @wikipedia"My dad grew up in Massapequa (a town on Long Island) and was best friends in elementary through High School with Jerry Seinfeld. Jerry would often jokingly call my dad the “second funniest kid in school” (of course referring to himself as the funniest)," @jsilvy wrote on Reddit.
#4 Post Malone.
Source: Getty Images"I was best friends with Post Malone in high school, and he’s pretty much the same person he was then in high school that he is now, just some more wild adventures, but his personality has been that same, and it’s nice to see, with the fame and money he stayed who he is. Fun fact; he used to be an indie music guy in high school, wearing Hawaiian V-necks, high water-tight black jeans, and toms. Coolest, chilliest, and funniest dude you could have hung out with," @Contrasted94 wrote.
#5 Neil Patrick Harris.
Source: Getty Images"Went to high school with Neil Patrick Harris. He wasn't a bad dude but wasn't humble in the least. He was still working on Doogie Howser. When he was at school, he wasn't allowed to be himself, surrounded by fans and others. He had the nickname of Drama Dork by some of the other cliques. He hasn't gone to one of the reunions," @tossitawaycuzreasons shared.
#6 Jennifer Lopez
Source: Getty ImagesThis Redditor's mother used to know Jennifer Lopez back in school. Seemingly, she wasn't as cool and as down-to-earth as she'd like us to believe.
"My mother went to elementary school with Jennifer Lopez."
Source: Getty Images"My aunt was Zendaya’s teacher in 4th grade. She says that she was a sweet girl.
"They saw each other at a meet and greet a while back, pretty nice," @RivenTheAhamkara posted.
#8 Elizabeth Olsen.
Source: Getty Images"And by extension, I also know their sister Lizzie, who is getting close to the same attention as the twins got, but can handle it better since she's obviously an adult now and can process things better than if she were much younger."- Olsen Twins
#9 Emma Stone.
Source: Getty Images"Emma Stone! She was very bright, intelligent, and naturally charismatic. She often got the lead in all of the school plays. I remember one year, in our 3rd-grade play, the main role was something she wanted, and I ended up getting it! Even though she was disappointed, she still told me Congratulations and that she thought I would do a good job," @shanksta3 shared.
#10 Benedict Cumberbatch
Source: Getty ImagesThis guy clearly knew the British actor's story.
"Benedict Cumberbatch (in the year below me) inherited my prep school blazer from the hand-me-down cupboard, my mum tells me. Not surprising, since IIRC the only place you could buy them new was Harrods. Extremely pleasant fellow at 11, he was."
Source: Getty Images"I went to high school with Pink. I was kind of shy but a lot of my friends were better friends with her. She was alright. I remember her singing to herself a lot," @littlest_ginger wrote.
#12 Shaquille O'Neal
Source: Getty ImagesThis guy's dad got to play ball with Shaq when he was a child
"Not me, but my dad used to be friends and play basketball with Shaquille O'Neal when they were around 13."
"They lived a couple of houses away from each other at one point..."
And here comes the funniest part:
"My dad always resorted to clinging to his leg to keep him from scoring. He was a tank compared to my dad even back then."
#13 John Legend.
Source: Getty Images"I went to high school with John Legend. He was a child prodigy. He graduated 2 years early and was class president. I just remember him being immensely gifted and mature. In the morning, he would walk around with a mug of coffee and talk to the teachers. If he wasn't so young, you would've assumed he was a teacher or administrator. Nice guy though," @southsiderick said.
#14 Billie Joe Armstrong.
Source: Getty ImagesThis man seemingly knew Green Day, and especially Billie Joe Armstrong
"Late to the party, but I knew Billie Joe Armstrong and the Green Day guys (and the Rancid guys) in their early times from my punk rock days. I did not know them well, but they were the nicest guys ever."
#15 Donald Glover.
Source: Getty Images"Went to high school with Donald glover. He was really funny and everyone liked him. he's nothing like the dude he is now. he would change personalities based on who he wanted to be cool with. Are skater dudes a year ahead of us? suddenly he likes to skateboard. drama people? suddenly he's all about theater. everyone feels like they had a close relationship with him, but looking back I think that was by design," @thechrissie posted.
#16 Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Source: Getty ImagesHere they went to the Olsen thanksgivings
"Saw them mostly at Thanksgiving with both of our families or occasionally met up with them and their family if we visited LA. They're really good girls that dealt with a lot of shit for trying to grow up and live a normal life while also being well recognized and chased around everywhere they went."
#17 Kelly Clarkson.
Source: Getty Images"I was in the middle school choir with Kelly Clarkson. She was very quiet, kind of strange, and always wore the same shirt every day. The “mean girls” called her Smelly Kelly. Anyways, I was myself a quiet dude, didn’t have many interactions with her, but it would be an understatement to say that nobody expected her to be a famous singer in the making!" @jjbeanface shared.
#18 Taylor Lautner.
Source: Getty Images"Taylor Lautner would get mad when people called him Sharkboy in high school.
"Can’t say I blame him," @brendaishere shared.
Can't say I blame him either!
#19 Snoop Dogg
Source: Getty ImagesThis guy shares a story about how Snoop Dogg really kind of saved their aunt's life. Check it out and judge for yourself:
"Not me, but my aunt. She knew Snoop during high school..."
"And at the time everyone there was getting into colors."
"She decided to join in, tied a bandana to her arm. Later in the day, he took it from her, without a word. Turns out that people wearing her color were being hunted down.
"Overall, pretty cool dude. I hear he hasn't changed much."
#20 Amy Poehler.
Source: Getty Images"My dad went to high school with Amy Poehler (she dated one of his close friends). He says she was always nice and she actually once forged a note in my grandfather’s handwriting so my dad could cut class lol," @Adustux wrote.
#21 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Source: Getty Images
There's a heartwarming story about The Rock
"My mom used the go to the same gym as Dwayne Johnson (she had just started going again at this point and she hadn’t been to a gym in 10+ years due to an incident where someone had a heart attack in her spin class)."
"This was before he was famous and everything she just saw he knew what he was doing."
"She walked up to him and said, “I’m sorry if I’m bothering you I just don’t really know where to start with all this.” He immediately stopped in the middle of his workout and helped design an entire workout plan for her including showing her what machines/how to use them."
"Over the next several months every time he was there and he saw my mom, he would ask her how her workout was going. Just genuinely a nice guy.""Sadly she moved and couldn’t go back to the same gym but she has kept using the workout he designed for her and she kept a six pack well into her 50s. I know it’s not really being childhood friends with them but it was still when he was super young and he had a profound impact on my mom's life so I thought I would share."
#22 Justin Bieber.
Source: Getty Images"My younger brother was friends with Justin Bieber. I didn’t know him super well saw him here and there but always stood out even before he was famous as he was the type of kid who would very loudly make fun of and bully others. I remember him being kicked off the city busses a few times for yelling at and being rude to mentally/physically disabled people along with just old people in general as well. All around my memory of him was that he was an [expletive]," @Dirty_Gurdy shared.
"Went to elementary school with Justin Bieber. He was a total bully and a giant [expletive] but for some reason, he took a liking to me and invited me to all his birthdays. A funny memory I have is of him making fun of some kid on the stairwell and then tripping and falling down the stairs and then crying all the way to the Principal's Office. He has always been a total douche," @MetalGriffin wrote.
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