No doubt, celebrities’ lives are an open book. No matter how hard they try to keep them private, people would always find a way to learn about their recent happenings, especially in the height of social media. In just a matter of a few clicks or taps, such news could spread like wildfire.
Hence, many of their life’s stories have become a source of our daily dose of inspiration. With that in mind, we pull off the following pretty inspiring things, from surprising fans to sharing heartwarming stories. Read on and get the motivation that you might need.
Let’s start with one of the most creative artists, J.K. Rowling! She had just gotten a divorce, was on government aid, and could barely afford to feed her baby in 1994, just three years before the first Harry Potter book, titled Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, was published. When she was shopping it out, she was so poor she couldn’t afford a computer or even the cost of photocopying the 90,000-word novel, so she manually typed out each version to send to publishers. It was rejected dozens of times until finally Bloomsbury, a small London publisher, gave it a second chance after the CEO’s eight-year-old daughter fell in love with it.
No wonder, her hardships paid off, thanks to her perseverance and commitment, not to mention to the Bloomsbury CEO’s eight-year-old daughter who gave her a big break in the publishing industry!
Not all celebrities are particularly nice to restaurant workers, but this American singer-songwriter gave a generous restaurant tip. Taylor Swift left a $500 tip on an $800 check. And on top of that, she and her guests were reportedly extremely nice and considerate.
Likewise, she is no stranger to being generous with her money as she most recently wrote a check to Kesha for $250,000 to help the Die Young singer out with her financial needs during her difficult time.
Heck, Swift even donated $50,000 to her favorite symphony, and a couple of weeks ago the blonde beauty gave away $10,000 to help a 5-year-old with autism adopt a therapy dog. Awww!
This singer, performer, and mogul is fond of making irreplaceable memories with her fans. During a tour stop in Perth, Australia, the singer performed a tear-jerking duet with one of her most inspiring fans.
Sophie Kotkis, a 13-year-old legally blind girl with hearing and muscle difficulty, beamed as she sang “Irreplaceable” with her favorite singer.
Beyoncé sweetly touched Sophie’s face as they sing ‘Irreplaceable’ together. “I have a very special young lady here, tell everybody your name beautiful,” Beyoncé said as shown in a Youtube video.
Oprah’s dealt with a lot throughout her public life—criticism about her weight, racism, intrusive questions about her sexuality, just to name a few—but she never let it get in the way of her ambition and drive. When you look at her childhood, her personal triumphs are cast in an even more remarkable light.
Growing up, Oprah was reportedly a victim of sexual abuse and was repeatedly molested by her cousin, an uncle, and a family friend. Later, she became pregnant and gave birth to a child at age 14, who passed away just two weeks later.
But Oprah persevered, going on to finish high school as an honors student, earning a full scholarship to college, and working her way up through the ranks of television, from a local network anchor in Nashville to an international superstar and creator of her OWN network.
It’s true that she’s been through a lot of difficult times but she never gave up. Right now, she’s reaping the sweet fruits of her labor.
His die-hard fan Branka Delic may not have met her celebrity crush, Jon Bon Jovi, at the altar — but she always thought she would marry her idol.
When her big day finally came around, the Australian bride did everything to get her idol to her wedding – even if it was to someone else. That same day, she got the surprise of her life when none other than the rocker himself turned up to walk her down the aisle, at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas – the same chapel “John Francis Bongiovi” tied a knot with his high school sweetheart Dorothea Hurley in 1989.
Wearing a crisp white shirt and blue jeans, Bon Jovi pulled up to the chapel, posed for photos with his big fan, before taking her by the arm and walking her down the aisle. After the ceremony, Delic said the encounter was better than Livin’ On A Prayer, it was like a “dream come true”.