Boston’s not necessarily known for being a mecca for Hollywood starlets, but many of the hottest celebrities are proud “Massholes” at heart. Everyone from sports stars to A-list actors stake their claim on Boston, and they continue to visit their family, friends and old stomping grounds often. They’re a little harder to spot on the busy streets of Boston than they are in L.A., but that’s just because they’re not swarmed by paparazzi everywhere they go. So, keep that camera ready! You may run into some of these superstars!
Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen
Tom and Gisele are the hottest couple in Boston. One, the state’s most prized athlete, and the other a worldwide supermodel, find Boston to be a haven. They’re often spotted doing normal, family things, like taking their kids to the park. The unassuming pair have very publicly noted that they will never leave Boston.
Mark & Danny Wahlberg
Mark and Danny spend a ton of time on the streets of Boston. Their family still resides in the area, and they are co-owners in the Wahlburgers franchise, which is featured on the reality show by the same name. Your best chance at a peek into the Wahlberg family is to stop into one of their locations. Make sure you’re camera ready! You never know if you’ll end up on TV!
Matt Damon & Ben Affleck
This famous best friend duo are proud of their Boston upbringing. They’ve developed and produced films in the area, and are diehard fans when it comes to Boston sports. Watch out for them on game days, especially if the Red Sox or Celtics are playing.
Amy Poehler was born in Newton, and stayed in the city to go to college. She’s since moved on to the wonderful world of Hollywood, but she has roots in the area. She has connections at Harvard, where she has given a commencement speech and received the notorious Hasty Pudding Award.
Louis C.K. might just be one of the funniest comedians around right now. With his sarcastic wit, it should come as no surprise that he’s a Boston native. He’s also a huge Patriots fan. Keep your eyes out for what’s left of his red hair when the Patriots are in town, or when he has a gig at the iconic Wilbur Theater.
Funny man Steve Carrell comes from the area, and still has strong ties. He’s part owner of the Marshfield General Store, a family business located on the South Shore. Stop by in hopes of finding him. Oh, and one of the store’s regular customers? Steven Tyler! Yes, that Steven Tyler!
Compared to the rest on this list, Mindy Kaling is a newcomer, but you can expect big things from this Bostonian. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll run into her on one of her family visits. She still has many relatives in the area.
While it’s not exactly a TMZ Tour, Boston has a way with celebrities. The city streets allow them to be themselves, so you can see them in their natural habitat. Boston has also had some notable movies filmed here.
By: Patrice Marrero