T hey’ve cheated on their partners, developed drug addictions and behaved wildly in public – here is what 5 stars have to say about their past mistakes. Believing that while they were in the wrong in the past, they’ve been able to grow and learn a lot from their errors, they’re using their experiences for the better rather than dwelling on them. No one is perfect and although they’ve acted out or done something hurtful or destructive, they realize now how they were on the wrong path and feel as though they’ve gained a lot from their blunder. It may be extra hard to learn a difficult lesson in the spotlight but they’ve taken responsibility for their actions and are grateful for their mistakes because they know it won’t happen again now that they’re wiser.
Britney has been through a lot in the spotlight but doesn’t punish herself for the wrongs: “It’s OK to make mistakes sometimes. Sometimes you have wild spells and behave badly. But you can learn from those experiences.”
Demi thinks mistakes have to be made: ”We need to make mistakes in order to avoid them in the future. I made a lot of mistakes and I’ve grown into a better person because of it. I’m now taking better care of myself. I don’t let my schedule determine who I am. I don’t fly around the world constantly. I don’t work 24/7.”
Kristen may have cheated on boyfriend Robert Pattinson but her mother Jules believes she knows what she did was wrong: ”That is a concept that might be lost on a lot of people. I also tried to make them understand that it’s OK to make mistakes, so don’t be afraid to have a go at doing something different. And in that vein of, ‘I’m interested in this, let’s try it, let’s see what happens.’ My kids have always been the first ones on the line ready to have a go at something different. And it’s OK to fail, because that’s how you learn, when you fail.”
Lindsay thinks she has made many mistakes in the past: “Being young and being in a position that I was in, you don’t really take the time to appreciate what you have. It’s all kind of a whirlwind, people make decisions for you. (But) I’m not a kid anymore. I’m 24. I’ve made a lot of mistakes and I recognise that. But I’m in the clear now and I feel like as long as I stay focused I’ll be able to achieve what I want to achieve.”
Shia likes to learn from his past errors: ”I’ve made mistakes along the way, but I’m learning. I’m more comfortable with myself, and I’m calming down. I think most twentysomething men go through similar struggles and start seeing what boundaries and what rules are. It’s about pushing limits and trying to find yourself. I’ve never been able to learn from other people’s mistakes – I’m not that smart – so I usually learn by trial by fire.”