Not all celebrities let their vast amounts of money to go to their heads. Some celebrities still live in normal sized homes, go shopping with coupons and lead relatively reserved lifestyles considering their riches.
These 15 pairs of celebrities may not exactly be living like the average Joe, but they are definitely a far cry from the overindulgent glitz and extreme extravagance of many A-list celebrities.
Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick
Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City struggles to save money after too much shoe shopping. In real life, she and her husband Broderick say they only dress their kids in hand-me-down clothing, despite she having a net worth of close to $100 million.
Leonardo DiCaprio & Toni Garrn
Actor DiCaprio and Victoria’s Secret model Toni Garrn have been spotted flying commercial flights, rather than the private jets most celebrities prefer. Plus, DiCaprio drives a hybrid!
Paul McCartney & Nancy Shevell
Stella McCartney, the daughter of former Beatle Paul McCartney, has said that her father was always very frugal when it came to spending money, even making her choose a state school to get a lower tuition.
Prince William & Kate Middleton
While this royal couple could have someone do everything for them, they actually do their own grocery shopping! And Middleton refuses to have a stylist, choosing rather to do her own shopping at regular stores, and even re-wearing outfits!
Dave Grohl & Jordyn Blum
Foo Fighters frontman Grohl and his wife Blum live in a rather normal house in Encino, California – not even opting for Beverly Hills or Hollywood as many other California stars do – and Grohl says they rarely spend money.
Dax Shepard & Kristen Bell
The star of Frozen and her funny husband have admitted their courthouse wedding cost them only $142. Plus, Bell admits to using lots of coupons when shopping.
Sarah Michelle Gellar & Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Buffy slays much more than vampires – she slays prices! Gellar admits to bringing her own bags to grocery stores, using dry cleaning coupons, and going to department stores on rewards days.
Jay & Mavis Leno
If you think the Lenos are rolling in dough, you’re wrong. Jay Leno put almost all the money he made from the Tonight Show into a bank and he and his wife live almost solely off the money he makes doing standup.
Lauren Conrad & William Tell
The star of The Hills and her law school boyfriend both live in Conrad’s modest condominium in Westwood, California. To give you an idea of how modest the area is, it’s made up mostly of college housing for University of California Los Angeles.
Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott
Today the reality stars don’t exactly live modestly in their Thousand Oaks, California mansion, but for several years the two lived in a small 2-bedroom bungalow by the beach, estimated at just around $2 million.
Mariska Hargitay & Peter Hermann
The Law & Order: SVU actress and her husband, actor Peter Hermann try to be good financial role models to their children and say they don’t live as if they have a lot of money. They put most of their money into savings for the future rather than spend it on a lavish lifestyle.
Vincent Kartheiser & Alexis Bledel
The Mad Men star and his fiancé, Gilmore Girls star Bledel are living in what was once Kartheiser’s tiny one bedroom apartment. The two have opened up the space and renovated since getting together, but it’s still no mansion!
Meredith Vieira & Richard Cohen
The former View host and her news producer husband Cohen live in a humble 3-bedroom house in Los Angeles, California, estimated at just over $1 million. They can afford much more.
Kourtney Kardashian & Scott Disick
We wouldn’t be fooling anyone if we said these reality stars lived modest lives, but there is one surprising element of it – Kourtney is addicted to couponing! She has a whole binder full of coupons that she brings along whenever she shops.
Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan
The founder of Facebook is almost always spotted wearing jeans, hoodies and sandals. He and his wife Chan had a tiny wedding in Zuckerberg’s backyard, and are often spotted out and about eating at fast food chains.