Sarah Jessica Parker: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

Sarah Jessica Parker became a fashion icon following her portrayal of Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, but she remains a very humble, reserved woman off-screen. We are back with seven more fun facts about the actress!

Number Seven: The Time Obama Visited Sarah Jessica Parker

Back in 2012, Barack and Michelle Obama visited Sarah Jessica Parker’s West Village brownstone as part of a fundraiser for the presidential campaign. Meryl Streep and Michael Kors were also invited to the $40,000 per plate event, along with 46 more guests.

Number Six: She Doesn’t Own a Cell Phone

At least, she didn’t until 2013, when she confessed to not having one because she hates “being behind in both phone calls and emails.” She does use a BlackBerry, but for reading and sending emails only.

Number Five: Greece Is Her Favorite Country

She loves Greece, which is her all-time favorite place to go away on vacation. However, she only enjoys it as a summer getaway—she would never, ever, move out of New York City.

Number Four: She Helped Robert Downey Jr. During His Addiction

Parker and Downey Jr. dated for seven years. Robert became a self-destructive alcoholic and drug addict at the time. The actor has stated on several occasions that Sarah was very patient and tried her best to help him out of his addiction until she just couldn’t take it anymore: “She provided me a home and understanding. She tried to help me. She was so miffed when I didn’t get my act together.”

Number Three: Sarah Jessica Parker’s Most Used Excuse

Her children. Whenever she wants to get herself out of a situation she just doesn’t want to be a part of, she uses her children as an excuse: “Leaving events early because of the kids is really excellent.”

Number Two: She Loves Her Memes

2015’s MET gala was a bit of a fashion train-wreck. Sarah Jessica Parker wore a Philip Treacy headpiece that looked like a flame. The internet, of course, was quick to make a new meme. Parker says her favorite is the one in which she is cooking Rihanna like an egg!

Number One: Shopping Used to Make Her Sick

As we mentioned in part one, Sarah Jessica Parker and her family struggled financially when she was young. When she started making money as an actress, going on shopping sprees gave her intense anxiety: “I used to get a stomachache afterward. I would have such intense guilt. I would tell the salesperson beforehand, “Listen, I’ll probably see you tomorrow because I’m going to bring all this back.” We hope you found our article interesting. Stay tuned for new celebrity fun facts, coming soon!