To each his own! While it may seem like showering is a typical part of your day, some stars have admitted that the habit can change based on circumstances.
Mila Kunis raised many eyebrows when she admitted that her upbringing affected her views on personal hygiene because she “didn’t shower much” as a child due to lack of hot water.
“I wasn’t that parent who bathed my babies, ever,” the Bad Moms actress told Armchair Expert podcast hosts Dax Shepard and Monica Padman in July 2021.
Kunis and her husband, Ashton Kutcher, share Wyatt (born 2014) and Dimitri (born 2016), and later discussed taking liberties on how to stay clean every day.
“I have a tendency to throw water in my face after a workout to get rid of all the salts,” Kunis said on the podcast.
The revelations from That 70’s Show alumni inspired a widespread discussion of how others choose to bathe themselves and their children. The next month, Shepard and his wife, Kristen Bell, admitted they had reached a point where they could keep track of who was responsible for their children’s bath time.
“We were supposed to start saying, ‘Hey, when was the last time you gave him a bath?’” Shepard shared during an appearance on The View in August 2021.
The couple, who shares Lincoln (born 2013) and Delta (born 2014), joked that sometimes it took “five or six days” before bathing their little ones.
“Once you catch a smell, this is biology’s way of letting you know you need to clean it up,” Bell added. “There’s a red flag, because honestly it’s just bacteria. And once you have the bacteria, you have to say, ‘Go to the bath or shower’ ”.
Later that month, Jake Gyllenhaal took part in the conversation when he explained why he decided to skip the shower from time to time.
“I also think there is a whole world where you don’t bathe that is also really helpful for skin maintenance, and we naturally cleanse ourselves,” the actor told Vanity Fair in August 2021.
Although the Spider-Man: Far From Home star wasn’t a fan of daily showers, she made it clear that the same rule didn’t apply to every aspect of her hygiene.
“I think, because Elvis Costello is wonderful, that good manners and bad breath are getting you nowhere. I do so [brush my teeth],” He added.
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