AceShowbiz - It's a rare occasion for celebrities to get real about their life stories. When they do, some choose to share them through tell-all books, in which they usually open up about their deep secret and most vulnerable moments of their life.
Some dropped bombshell revelations regarding their marriage which looked perfect from the outside and detailed their shocking NSFW moments. Some others, meanwhile, showed their vulnerability through stories of betrayal and past abuse.
Here are 10 shocking confessions from celebrities' tell-all books released in 2023 so far.
Kerry Washington spilled a family secret in her memoir "Thicker Than Water". In the tell-all book, the "Scandal" actress recalled how she found out that her dad, Earl Washington, isn't her biological father. She shared that she learned the truth when she was about to take part in the "Finding Your Roots" series with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
At the time, Kerry's parents refused to take a DNA test, leading Henry to try to convince them. Once Kerry discovered the truth, she wrote, "The moment that he told me, I realized that I had the opportunity to, for the first time, love my father unconditionally. That he got to hear me say, 'I love you, even though I know.' "
Arnold Schwarzenegger opened up about his unplanned third open heart surgery in "Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life". The "Terminator" actor revealed that the procedure was initially intended to be a non-invasive one.
In the book, Arnie admitted that he had mixed feelings upon learning the news, which arrived back when he was about to film "Terminator: Dark Fate" in 2019. He noted that he felt scared, frustrated and "pissed off" at the extended recovery timeline, which was far from the few days he had been expecting.
Prince Harry didn't hold back in his memoir "Spare". One of the bombshell revelations coming from the book was regarding the Duke of Sussex's NSFW moment of his life. The husband of Meghan Markle recalled how he lost his virginity to "an older woman" when he was around the age of 17.
"She liked horses, quite a lot, and treated me not unlike a young stallion," Harry wrote. "Quick ride, after which she'd smacked my rump and sent me off to graze. Among the many things about it that were wrong: It happened in a grassy field behind a busy pub."
Pamela Anderson made disturbing allegations against Tim Allen in her memoir "Love, Pamela". The "Baywatch" icon recalled an incident taking place on the set of "Home Improvement" in 1991, where she claimed that the actor flashed her.
"On the first day of filming, I walked out of my dressing room, and Tim was in the hallway in his robe, He opened his robe and flashed me quickly - completely naked underneath," Pam, who was 27 at the time, said. "He said it was only fair, because he had seen me naked. Now we're even. I laughed uncomfortably."
John Stamos recalled being betrayed in his tell-all "If You Would Have Told Me]". The "Fuller House" actor recounted how shocked he was when he found then-girlfriend Teri Capley in bed at her Los Angeles house with fellow actor Tony Danza.
When he saw "four feet" protruding from the "shabby chic, floral print duvet that once kept me warm," he said, "My heart is beating out of my chest. My mind is racing, and the room is spinning. I feel like throwing up all over her white shag carpet. It's my worst nightmare. I try to hold back tears. Time slows until I'm frozen. I can't breathe. A few tears roll down my face, and it pisses me off. They snap me out of my daze, and I feel angry and confused. I could explode." He only realized that the "Dear Tony" in a poster featuring Tery's autograph was none other than Tony Danza.
Paris Hilton got real in her memoir "Paris: The Memoir". In the book, the hotel heiress claimed that says a boy, who invited her to his house when they ran into each other at the mall, raped her when she was 15. She wrote that she didn't remember much after the boy encouraged her to drink wine coolers, just noting, "broken pieces. Fragments. Echoes. White noise. Black silence."
"I became aware of a crushing weight on me," Paris recalled. "Suffocating me. Cracking my ribs. I felt a jolt of panic and tried to get up, but the impulse was lost, as if something had severed my spinal cord. When I tried to scream, there was no air in my lungs. All that came out was a small, raspy 'stop...what's happening?' Until this guy clamped his hand over my mouth-like, aggressively-like, hard."
Elliot Page (formerly known as Ellen Page) made bombshell allegations about his past relationship with his "Juno" co-star Olivia Thirlby in his memoir "Pageboy". In the book, the actor spilled about his steamy sex with the actress, who only came out as bisexual in 2011.
According to "The Umbrella Academy" star, they began spending a lot of time together and at one point, Olivia said she was "really attracted" to him while in her hotel room. Things got escalated when "we started sucking face." Elliot further shared that they had sex at "Her hotel room, in our trailers at work, once in a tiny, private room in a restaurant," adding, "We thought we were being subtle. Being intimate with Olivia helped my shame dissipate. I didn't see a glint of it in her eyes and I wanted that - done feeling wretched about who I am."
Perhaps everything that Britney Spears wrote in her memoir "The Woman in Me" was shocking. However, one that many found the most surprising was when she shared that she had abortion when she was pregnant with Justin Timberlake's baby because he wasn't ready to be a father.
"It was a surprise, but for me, it wasn't a tragedy. I loved Justin so much. I always expected us to have a family together one day. This would just be much earlier than I'd anticipated," the "Toxic" singer said. "But Justin definitely wasn't happy about the pregnancy. He said we weren't ready to have a baby in our lives, that we were way too young." She said that "to this day, it's one of the most agonizing things I have ever experienced in my life."
Jada Pinkett Smith made headlines after releasing her memoir "Worthy", where she detailed her split from husband Will Smith. The "Red Table Talk" host revealed she and the "King Richard" actor have been separated for seven years.
Jada admitted to Hoda Kotb during an interview released on October 11m "I think just not being ready yet, still trying to figure out between the two of us how to be in partnership and in regards to how do we present that to people." She explained of the split, "I think by the time we got to 2016, we were just exhausted with trying. I think we were both stuck in our fantasy of what we thought the other person should be."
While it was brief, people are undoubtedly curious about Julia Fox's romance with Kanye West. The "Uncut Gems" actress recalled how things started in her book "Down the Drain", where she claimed that the Chicago rapper offered her a boob job when they hung out in a hotel.
"We spen[t] the day playing Uno and a game that involves highlighting positive words in the dictionary," the 33-year-old actress wrote, adding, "I went into it … feeling all this could be real, and it could be amazing, and he could open so many doors." However, the model soon realized that she was only being "weaponized" and was treated like "his little puppet" amid the rapper's divorce from his ex Kim Kardashian.