15 Celebrity Age Controversies and Lies (PHOTOS)

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15 Celebrity Age Controversies and Lies (PHOTOS)

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15 Celebrity Age Controversies and Lies (PHOTOS)

A recent law says IMDb must hide a person’s age upon request, which is bad news for some of us Hollywood truthers, since it seems plenty celebs have been known to fib about their vintages. (Here’s looking at you, birthday girl Rebel Wilson!)

Join us as we take you through some of these tales and help you figure out just how old some of your favorite celebs actually are!

15 Celebrity Age Controversies and Lies (PHOTOS)
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Beyoncé

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Beyoncé will always be flawless in our books, no matter how old she actually is. According to one report, the “Drunk in Love” singer is three years older than she says she is. It’s not a huge gap, but it’s still weird. There’s also a rumor that Jay Z is actually five years older than we think he is.

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Beyoncé will always be flawless in our books, no matter how old she actually is. According to one report, the “Drunk in Love” singer is three years older than she says she is. It’s not a huge gap, but it’s still weird. There’s also a rumor that Jay Z is actually five years older than we think he is.

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Eminem

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Eminem lied about his age back in 1999 when he told Howard Stern that he was 24, though he was actually 26. Will the real Slim Shady please get his age correct?

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Eminem lied about his age back in 1999 when he told Howard Stern that he was 24, though he was actually 26. Will the real Slim Shady please get his age correct?

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Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey has been vocal about not wanting to reveal her actual age. “Read my bio again. We can’t allow these lies to spread,” she told Now back in 2009 when asked about turning the big 4-0. Own up to it, Mimi, because you still look amazing!

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Mariah Carey has been vocal about not wanting to reveal her actual age. “Read my bio again. We can’t allow these lies to spread,” she told Now back in 2009 when asked about turning the big 4-0. Own up to it, Mimi, because you still look amazing!

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Nichole Scherzinger

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Whoops! Nicole Scherzinger accidentally revealed her actual age back in 2008 when she said she was about to turn 30. This flub was discovered on the website for The Pussycat Dolls where her age was listed as 28.

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Whoops! Nicole Scherzinger accidentally revealed her actual age back in 2008 when she said she was about to turn 30. This flub was discovered on the website for The Pussycat Dolls where her age was listed as 28.

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Jessica Chastain

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While Jessica Chastain hasn’t exactly lied about her age, but she certainly hasn't been forthcoming about it either. After some digging it was revealed that instead of being “about 30” as a 2012 article said, she was actually around 34 at the time. Weird, right?

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While Jessica Chastain hasn’t exactly lied about her age, but she certainly hasn't been forthcoming about it either. After some digging it was revealed that instead of being “about 30” as a 2012 article said, she was actually around 34 at the time. Weird, right?

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Karlie Redd

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This Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star claimed to be in her 20s before fans found out about her adult daughter. Now she says she’s in her 30s, but Madame Noire reports she may actually be in her 50s.

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This Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star claimed to be in her 20s before fans found out about her adult daughter. Now she says she’s in her 30s, but Madame Noire reports she may actually be in her 50s.

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Nelly

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Nelly famously lied about his age when he was first getting started in the rap game, and was found out when included in Teen People’s 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 in 2003. The “Ride Wit Me” singer was actually 28 at the time, having been born in 1974 instead of 1980.

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Nelly famously lied about his age when he was first getting started in the rap game, and was found out when included in Teen People’s 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 in 2003. The “Ride Wit Me” singer was actually 28 at the time, having been born in 1974 instead of 1980.

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Nicki Minaj

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Nicki Minaj had her actual age revealed when she got booked for getting in a physical altercation back in 2011. The police report listed her birth year as 1982, which made her 28 at the time. The problem? Everyone thought she was 26…

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Nicki Minaj had her actual age revealed when she got booked for getting in a physical altercation back in 2011. The police report listed her birth year as 1982, which made her 28 at the time. The problem? Everyone thought she was 26…

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Jennifer Lopez

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Why do you do this to us, Jennifer Lopez? The “Let’s Get Loud” singer lied about her age back in 1998 when she was dating then-boyfriend Diddy — aka Sean Combs — saying she was born in 1970 when she was actually born in 1969, according to Mirror Online.

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Why do you do this to us, Jennifer Lopez? The “Let’s Get Loud” singer lied about her age back in 1998 when she was dating then-boyfriend Diddy — aka Sean Combs — saying she was born in 1970 when she was actually born in 1969, according to Mirror Online.

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Geri Halliwell

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Geri Halliwell initially lied about the age she was when the Spice Girls rocketed to fame. She claimed to be 21 at the time, but it was later revealed that she was actually 25. So much for everything we thought we knew about Ginger Spice, huh?

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Geri Halliwell initially lied about the age she was when the Spice Girls rocketed to fame. She claimed to be 21 at the time, but it was later revealed that she was actually 25. So much for everything we thought we knew about Ginger Spice, huh?

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Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Catherine Zeta-Jones is as elegant as they come, but apparently the Oscar winner was outed about her age when attending a White House function. She supposedly lied to them about her age, and when it didn’t match their background check, she had to reveal the actual number.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Catherine Zeta-Jones is as elegant as they come, but apparently the Oscar winner was outed about her age when attending a White House function. She supposedly lied to them about her age, and when it didn’t match their background check, she had to reveal the actual number.

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Sandra Bullock

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How old is America’s sweetheart? Sandra actually lied about her age to get a role that she was too young for. Back in 1992, the brunette beauty told Barbara Walters that she said she was older than she actually was to get a role of an older scientist in Love Potion #9.

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How old is America’s sweetheart? Sandra actually lied about her age to get a role that she was too young for. Back in 1992, the brunette beauty told Barbara Walters that she said she was older than she actually was to get a role of an older scientist in Love Potion #9.

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Paloma Faith

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Paloma Faith apparently lied to a News.com.au reporter back when she was getting started in the music business. The “Picking Up the Pieces” singer said she was 23 when, shortly thereafter, it was revealed she was actually four years older.

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Paloma Faith apparently lied to a News.com.au reporter back when she was getting started in the music business. The “Picking Up the Pieces” singer said she was 23 when, shortly thereafter, it was revealed she was actually four years older.

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Whoopi Goldberg

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Leave it to Whoopi Goldberg to admit that she’d lied about her age. Apparently she added six years to her actual age back in the ‘70s and ‘80s because, as she tells RadarOnline.com, everyone said she was “too young” to be hired at the time.

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Whoopi Goldberg

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Leave it to Whoopi Goldberg to admit that she’d lied about her age. Apparently she added six years to her actual age back in the ‘70s and ‘80s because, as she tells RadarOnline.com, everyone said she was “too young” to be hired at the time.

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Rebel Wilson

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In May 2015, this Pitch Perfect actress was revealed to be 35, not 29, as she had previously claimed to be, per a report by People. Humans lie, but government documents typically don't!

Anyway, she turns 37 today, March 2, 2017. Happy birthday nevertheless, Rebel!

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In May 2015, this Pitch Perfect actress was revealed to be 35, not 29, as she had previously claimed to be, per a report by People. Humans lie, but government documents typically don't!

Anyway, she turns 37 today, March 2, 2017. Happy birthday nevertheless, Rebel!

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A recent law says IMDb must hide a person’s age upon request, which is bad news for some of us Hollywood truthers, since it seems plenty celebs have been known to fib about their vintages. (Here’s looking at you, birthday girl Rebel Wilson!)

Join us as we take you through some of these tales and help you figure out just how old some of your favorite celebs actually are!