Snoring, food poisoning and tortoises: Charlize Theron, Justin Bieber and other celebs share their disaster-date stories

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We've all got an embarrassing story  of a date gone wrong and these celebs are no different. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)
We've all got an embarrassing story of a date gone wrong and these celebs are no different. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)

If it feels like you’re always wading in the shallow end of the dating pool, fear not: some of the biggest celebs in the business have had their share of disasters too.

Charlize Theron 

Charlize Theron. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAG
Charlize Theron. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)

The Oscar winner experienced a bizarre end to a date when she was in her twenties, she shared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last year. “He picked me up, we went and had dinner – it was lovely,” Charlize (45) said. The “super-handsome” suitor drove her home and kissed her goodnight. “Then he pulled away and whispered, ‘Make out with my nose.’ “I didn’t want to, like, mess it up, so I gave him a little peck on the nose, and he was like, ‘No, make out with it.’ ”  

Kelly Rowland 

Kelly Rowland. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES
Kelly Rowland. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)

The former Destiny’s Child singer had an embarrassing moment on a date years before she married talent manager Tim Weatherspoon (47) in 2014. “I fell asleep on his shoulder, and I slobbered and snored,” Kelly (40) recalls. “That was pretty bad. But he shouldn’t have taken me to see There’s Something about Mary for the third time.” Whoopsie.

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)
Bear Grylls. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)

Before he married Shara Cannings Knight (47) in 2000, the Man vs Wild host went all out to impress a lovely lass, only to be left hanging. “I made a picnic up on a mountain for a girl, with tables and chairs and three courses,” Bear (46) told The Huffington Post website. “It took me a full day to carry it all up there. But then she never showed, and the wind and rain blew it. The whole night was a washout.” Yikes! 

Kelly Clarkson 

Kelly Clarkson. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGE
Kelly Clarkson. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)

The American Idol winner, who filed for divorce from her husband of seven years, talent manager Brandon Blackstock (44), last year, shared a weird experience with a date on an episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show titled Singlehood Celebration.“I dated this guy and I think because I’m a singer-songwriter, if you date them, they feel like, ‘Oh, I’m going to write her a song.’ Don’t!” Kelly (38) exclaimed. Rather leave the songwriting to the three-time Grammy winners, fellas.

Justin Bieber 

Justin Bieber. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES
Justin Bieber. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)

Before tying the knot with model Hailey Baldwin (24) in 2018, the Peaches singer had a foodie flop on a first date. “I took a girl out for a first date to an Italian restaurant and spilled spaghetti all over her,” Justin (27) said. “It was terrible and embarrassing. She never went out with me again.”

Zoë Kravitz 

Zoe Kravitz. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)
Zoe Kravitz. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)

The High Fidelity star, who married actor Karl Glusman (33) in 2019, shared a bizarre story that occurred after what she thought was a super successful night out talking music, movies and turtles. “He comes over and drops off a duffle bag, says, ‘Thanks,’ and leaves,” Zoë (32) told talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel.

“The bag starts moving so I open the duffle bag and inside is a 30-pound [13,6kg] African tortoise. I have this turtle for about a week and I call the guy and say, ‘Dude, when are you coming back into town?’ And he says his trip got extended. “But then it’s been maybe a month since we’ve had Gary, and my phone rings and it’s Gary’s ‘father’. He’s back in town and wants to know if I wanna go and see a movie.” The actress later donated Gary to an animal sanctuary and decided not to see his “dad” again.

Britney Spears 

Bear Grylls. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)
Britney Spears. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)

The pop star relayed her tale of “he’s just not that into you” after an uncomfortable movie date. “It was sort of awkward,” Britney (39) told Marie Claire magazine.“After the movie I came home and that was it. It just didn’t work. He just wasn’t that into me. I liked him. He knew that. But he definitely didn’t feel the same. It happens to everybody. Being famous doesn’t make you any different.” 

Amy Schumer 

Amy Schumer. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)
Amy Schumer. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)

Before the American comedian married chef Chris Fischer (41) in 2018, a loved-up getaway to Paris ended with her and then boyfriend Ben Hanisch getting food poisoning and taking turns lurching in and out of the bathroom.

“I knew it was over,” Amy (39) joked on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “I’m yelling at him, like, ‘It was so great dating you! I wish you the best luck! You’re gonna meet the greatest girl!’ But I knew, I knew it was over.” 

That was the beginning of the end for the pair – the following year they called it quits.

 

SOURCES: HUFFINGTONPOST.CA, PEOPLE.COM, PREVENTION.COM, POPCRUSH.COM, MARIECLAIRE.CO.UK 

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