You’re Not Alone – Celebrities Get Head Lice Too!

You’re Not Alone – Celebrities Get Head Lice Too!
Written by Nancy

With glamorous looks, enviable lifestyles, personal makeup artists, stylists, and hairdressers, celebrities seem to be in a league of their own. Throughout our lives, we put them on pedestals, seeing them as people who are larger than life and so much more refined and beautiful than us regular folk.

So it’s almost impossible to fathom them battling a nasty lice outbreak!

But celebrities are just people, after all, and like everyone else, they too go through the dreaded rite of passage: lice! They may be invincible on-screen, but no one is immune to the nightmare that is a lice infestation.

Here are some celebrities and celeb mums talking about their lice experiences.

Courtney Cox

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. alum Courtney Cox spoke about the experience of her five-year-old daughter Coco contracting lice. She talked about how her daughter had just come back from a sleepover with a friend and the next thing they knew, she had lice! Cox said it definitely “wasn’t fun” and that she even had to call up the friend’s mom to let her know. The lice, of course, spread to everyone else in the house, with Courtney becoming a victim as well.

Heidi Klum

Mother-of-four and supermodel, Heidi Klum has a lot on her plate. Unfortunately, dealing with recurrent lice outbreaks is one of those things. She termed the experience completely “horrible” and admitted to having contracted lice from her children as well. Klum talked about the not-so-pleasant experience during a talk show interview with Ellen DeGeneres. She talked about how a school nurse discovered a little critter on her daughter’s head one day. Thankfully, they were able to get rid of it.

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Jennifer Garner

Celeb mums are just like regular moms—they get head lice from their kids too! And Jennifer Garner is no exception. The actress and mother of three kids talked about how she received the dreaded “lice call” from school one day. It turned out that her daughter had gotten lice; it wasn’t long before it was passed on to her and Ben Affleck as well! They opted for a lice treatment for a speedy removal.


Lice are apparently not fans of the Queen of Pop! The iconic singer talked about how back in 2010, the whole household had contracted lice and everyone was “scratching their scalp like crazy.” Madge talked about trying home remedies like using vinegar but eventually ended up going with an OTC lice shampoo instead.

Britney Spears

Crowned the Princess of Pop, Britney Spears reportedly suffered from a serious case of lice and had to eventually shave her whole head because the lice just weren’t going away.

Robert Pattinson

The handsome heartthrob and the teenage crush of millions of girls, Robert Pattinson quickly became a celebrity seemingly overnight. Admired for his rugged looks and thick dark hair, the star talked about dealing with lice and nits with, you guessed it, Ellen DeGeneres. He revealed how he had to ultimately shave his head off to get rid of the critters.

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About the author



I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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