Celebrities are so fascinating to me. I am not one to freak out and start screaming around them, however, I enjoy watching them and observing how they behave in public.
When I was in Los Angeles a few years ago, I saw Nicky, Paris, and Kathy Hilton and I could just tell that they were used to, and loved the spotlight. Kathy was super talkative and I felt really comfortable asking to get a picture with her.
When we were in Nashville this past weekend, we were standing in line at the famous Pancake Pantry. There was a long line of about 10-15 people and we were towards the front. All of the sudden, someone in our group said, "Wow, that looks like that girl from Gossip Girl ..."
We all turned around and noticed that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were about 3 people behind us in line.
First observation: Blake has really long legs. It was fairly cold and she was wearing shorts with bare legs and booties. She was also wearing a bucket hat pulled down so far over her face and very unkempt, but pretty hair. She had a lot of eye make-up on for it being morning time, but you could still tell she was really pretty.
Second Observation: Blake and Ryan were huddled together and turned towards each other the entire time they were in line. When the line would move forward, she would keep her back turned towards him and walk backwards. It was super bizarre and if anything, it drew even more attention to them.
It didn't take long for the local Vanderbilt sorority tweens to recognize them and before we knew it, there was a herd of girls there waiting to get in to catch a glimpse.
Ryan and Blake first sat down in the open seating, but soon requested a booth by the window to get more privacy.
She ordered an omlette and toast with water and ate it all.
While I had fun observing them, I definitely felt awful for them as a lot of the girls were going up to their table and trying to talk to them. It was really awkward because you could tell they just wanted to be left alone.
We did snap a secret pic of them while they were in line, but we did not take any pictures inside as we felt it was a little intrusive and you could definitely tell they just wanted to be left alone.
It must be so hard being a celebrity. Everywhere you go people recognize you and notice your every move. It would get even more annoying having people constantly asking for your picture, but I guess that's what you sign up for, huh?
Have any of you all ever seen any celebrities in person? Any fun stories?