The saying “live below your means” doesn’t only apply to “normal” people—even celebrities do it from time to time. Here are 15 celebrity couples who live surprisingly modest for their bank accounts.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
Even though Parker’s character on “Sex and the City” might struggle to save money after too much shoe shopping, in real life, she and her husband Broderick say they only put their kids in hand-me-down clothing.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Toni Garrn
Actor DiCaprio and model Garrn have been spotted flying commercial flights, rather than the private jets most celebrities prefer. Plus, DiCaprio drives a hybrid!
Kate Middleton and Prince William
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 and Jordyn Blum
Foo Fighters front man 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 and 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 and 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 Leno and Mavis Leno
If you think the Lenos are rolling in dough, you’re wrong—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.
Paul McCartney and 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.
Lauren Conrad and 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.
Kourtney Kardashian and 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.
Vincent Kartheiser and 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 and Richard Cohen
The original “The View” moderator 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.
Tori Spelling and 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.
Mark Zuckerberg and 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.
Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann
The two “Law and Order” stars 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.