Jake Gyllenhaal is the latest celebrity to admit that he does not take a bath every day. After Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis shared their bathing routine for the kids, many joined in. While to each his own, it does make you wonder what is going on in Hollywood. However, Dwayne Johnson has excluded himself from the ‘not washing themselves’ list.
Although the conversation started with Kutcher and Kunis, it inspired others to share their bathing routines.
Interestingly, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are the reason behind Jake Gyllenhaal’s choosing to reveal his bathing routine. Recently, the A-list couple made an appearance on Dax Shepard’s podcast, Armchair Expert. During the conversation, they talked about how often their kids take a bath. According to Kunis, she did not have hot water growing up. Therefore, she did not bathe or shower every day. Similarly, when she had kids, she was not a mom who washed her newborns every day. At this point, Kutcher chimed in and said:
“Now here’s the thing: If you can see the dirt on them, clean them. Otherwise, there’s no point.”
This led to Kristen Bell and Jake Gyllenhaal open up about their routines.
While Bell focused on her kids’ bathing rituals, Jake Gyllenhaal shared his own process
On The View, Kristen Bell talked about her kids and their daily routines. When asked what she thinks about Kunis’ technique, Bell was in agreement with her. She said:
I’m a big fan of waiting for the stink. Once you catch a whiff, that’s biology’s way of letting you know you need to clean it up. There’s a red flag. Honestly, it’s just bacteria; once you get bacteria you gotta be like, ‘Get in the tub or the shower.’ So I don’t hate what Kunis and Kutcher are doing. I wait for the stink.
Similarly, Jake Gyllenhaal is also a part of the no-washing squad. During an interview, he revealed that he is finding bathing a bit unnecessary. However, he makes sure to regularly brush his teeth. He said:
More and more, I find bathing to be less necessary, at times. I do believe, because Elvis Costello is wonderful, that good manners and bad breath get you nowhere. So I do that. But I do also think that there’s a whole world of not bathing that is also really helpful for skin maintenance, and we naturally clean ourselves.
On the other hand, Dwayne Johnson seems to be going the opposite direction, probably because of the stink
Whether it’s a collective decision or individual choice, celebrities including Jake Gyllenhaal have us worried for them. However, there is a glimmer of hope because Dwayne Johnson is not like them. After the topic of bathing became trending, people got curious as to which other stars are taking the same route. When one Twitter user speculated if the Rock is the stinky one or not, he instantly cleared and said:
Nope, I’m the opposite of a “not washing themselves” celeb.
Shower (cold) when I roll outta bed to get my day rollin’.
Shower (warm) after my workout before work.
Shower (hot) after I get home from work.
Face wash, body wash, exfoliate and I sing (off key) in the shower
Surely, this comes as a relief because these celebrities had us freaking out. I mean, to think that Jake Gyllenhaal stinks is completely unacceptable!