Celebrity Parents' Extreme Hobbies
Brad and Angelina love their little planes and Patrick Dempsey owns a race car company. Check out the extreme hobbies of the extremely famous.
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Harrison Ford the Hero
The star of Air Force One has used his private helicopter to come to the rescue of not one but two lost hikers. Apparently he takes role as a his heroic archetype quite seriously! Aside from dabbling in small aircraft, he often flies his family in and out of their vacation destinations on his personal jet.
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Matthew McConaughey's a Surfing Stud
If we had abs like that we’d show them off every chance we got, too! The washboard actor spends his free time hitting the extreme waves of Costa Rica. It’s said that he had his son on a board before his first birthday.
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Patrick Dempsey the Race Car Driver?
In a series of interviews recently, Patrick Dempsey has shared that he’s “so over” that whole Grey’s Anatomy thing and would much rather be racing. We’d probably feel the same way if we owned our own IndyCar team and regularly rocked the track at Daytona. He claims that his lifelong dream is to take his kids on a tour bus to all of his favorite racing spots.
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John Travolta's a Fly Guy
He started learning how to fly when he was just a teenager, and the Qantas brand ambassador now owns five jets. In a sentimental move, John Travolta named his largest Boeing Jett Clipper Ella to honor his three children.
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Tom Cruise Takes a Stab at Fencing
While the Top Gun star has a well-documented love of planes, he’s also taken up fencing. It’s rumored that he’s even introduced pals David Beckham and Will Smith to the sport. Will Suri get onboard with swordplay? Time will tell.
Tiger Woods Takes a Dive
After getting in hot water with his ex-wife, Tiger Woods took to the deep end of the ocean to let off some steam with free diving. This tankless experience lets spear-fishers get close to their prey with the advantage of surprise. His children often accompany him on trips, but they typically stay above water on the family’s jet skis.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Love Aviation
Brad Pitt’s family loves flying planes so much that he recently gifted a jet to Angelina Jolie. And why not? We think every mom of 6 should be treated as lavishly.
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Madonna's Equestrian Endeavors
The Queen of Pop has an enduring love of horses. She’s featured her pet animals in numerous photo shoots and music videos. In 2009 she was bucked off after paparazzi spooked the horse she was riding, but that hasn’t stopped her from sending her kids to horseback riding lessons.
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Leslie Mann Can Unicycle
While clambering aboard a single-wheeled piece of sports equipment isn’t generally considered “extreme,” we think it’s pretty awesome. This mama showed off her skills on an episode of Ellen, and shared that she taught herself moves like going backwards and hopping over obstacles starting at age 10.
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