I wasn't always a homebody. There was a time in my life where being at home seemed like a lonely and boring place to be. But then I realized that hanging out home alone is freedom . For example, you can wear whatever you like, like your favorite ski sock-over-leggings combo with an ex-ex-ex-boyfriend's sweatshirt and a face dotted in zit cream. You can watch whatever stupid show you want to watch without anyone judging you, like yes, I'm watching KUWTK and yes I'm crying over Scott's arc but I'm still an intelligent adult. You can dance because no one's watching, standing awkwardly in front of your laptop while you try to keep up with the Bieber choreography tutorial. You can sing as loud as you want, work on some of your attempts at indie sounding covers of pop songs that you'll hide away in your voice notes but sometimes listen to on the subway. You can eat whatever the hell you want, including that disgusting pasta/ketchup/hot sauce/butter concoction you so crave during your alone time. Yes, being home can seriously be the best.
Being a homebody doesn't mean that you're boring or particularly anti-social, either. Some people just have more fun hanging around their house than they do galavanting and hanging around bars until the wee hours of the night. What's fun for some might not be for all. To further prove my point and help me rationalize why it's okay that I spend most weekends recumbent in socks, here are 11 celebrities and characters who are known for being homebodies, but whom we still love!
J. Law is a walking party. She need not wander father than her own living room to entertain and be entertaining. She loves having her friends over and drinking wine in her house wearing whatever she wants.
Jess Of New Girl
Jess probably would being more social if she didn't already live with three of the best humans in the world. There's literally no reason to ever leave the apartment.
Bridget is a symbol of homebody perfection. She does her own thing when she's alone, she eats the ice cream, watches the movies, does the dances, screams the screams. She does her.
Anna is too cool to go out. She's a self-proclaimed dork and homebody and doesn't feel the need to keep up with the Hollywood scene. She's happy at home tweeting in her sweat pants and we're happy to reap those benefits.
Serena Van Der Woodsen of Gossip Girl
Serena really wanted to turn her life around and stop getting in trouble, so she forced herself to stay home more often and really started to like it. The peaceful life seems to suit her better.
Kourt's the kalmest Kardashian. She's got a knack for decorating and made her home a zen nest. She's got her kids, her health food, and her mansion. She doesn't see a reason to go out.
Miley's home literally looks like Disneyland on acid, so I understand why she doesn't feel the need to go out. She's got everything she needs and her friends are happy to come over all the time to keep her company ... that is if her seven pets fail to do the job.
Rory Gilmore of Gilmore Girls
Rory probably would have liked to have more of a social life, but she sure made being unpopular look like a lot of fun. Hanging at home with her mom, eating pizza, reading books, talking on the phone. What a dream.
Liz Lemon of 30 Rock
Liz Lemon does not care what people think about her. She's proud to stay home, alone eating take out and watching her favorite crime shows. She much prefers that to human interaction, she gets enough of that at work.
Olivia is an OG homebody. She made hanging around the house and playing video games and studying look really cool. She's really a trend setter for the savvy grunge movement.
Okay, maybe she didn't have a choice, but she really made hanging at home look pretty peaceful, especially considering the fact that she had no WiFi, no cable and no phone. Even the strongest homebody today wouldn't be able to tolerate that.
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