In the world of celebrities, it can be difficult to distinguish who is an actual hippie, and who's just dressing like one. Yes, there are plenty of celebrities who embraced the return of boho-chic style, but how many celebrities have embraced the hippie lifestyle? And how many of them are celebrities who are hippie parents?
Because the idea of a hippie has changed so drastically over the last 50 years, the term hippie is one I'm using loosely here. It applies to celebrities who have embraced hippie qualities, liberal counterculture, and live outside of the mainstream in at least a handful different ways. Whether they're focused on eco-living, staunch supporters of the environment, advocates of love, interested in alternative medicine, or simply playing the bongos, naked on the beach, today's celebrity hippies comes in plenty of varying levels.
Whether you consider yourself a hippie parent, or you're interested in checking out what hippie parents are all about, the following celebrities are all examples you can learn from. Even if you just want to dip your toes in the hippie water, the following celebrities can be used as guides in your journey into hippie parenting, while still dabbling in the parts of the mainstream. After all, they're still celebrities.
1. Alicia Silverstone
Famous for feeding her child a la baby-bird and catching flack for it, Silverstone stood by her choice to feed her son Bear Blu by pre-chewing his food. "It's natural," she said on Entertainment Tonight. Definitely not a mainstream practitioner, Silverstone has also been featured as an eco-chic mom on The Chalkboard.
2. Gwyneth Paltrow
Although Gwyneth Paltrow may not be exactly who you think of when the word hippie pops into your mind, she's certainly alternative and into that counterculture life. From the organic ingredients she swears by, to meditation, to her fascination with the consciousness of nature, Gwyneth's got that hippie mom life down pat.
3. Drew Barrymore
4. Lisa Bonet
Possibly one of the coolest celebrities of all time, Lisa Bonet has always been a hippie parent. Bonet's style and way of life is one that has produced a following of fans, and a pretty epic mother-daughter relationship to strive for.
5. Michelle Williams
Ethereal flower child Michelle Williams is like a ray of sunshine anywhere she shows up. And Williams' approach to parenting is no different. “As a parent, you want the kid to come back to a place where it seems like the walls are made of feather and down,” she told InStyle. Sounds like a celebrity hippie parent I wouldn't mind having.
6. Susan Sarandon
"I was never that wild, although I was a bit of a hippie chick," Susan Sarandon said in an interview with The Telegraph. "I think I probably still am a hippie chick." Between the long partnership she had with Tim Robbins, and her rumored affinity for playing ping pong naked, well, I'm inclined to believe her.
7. Kate Hudson
"Everybody thinks I'm a hippie," Kate Hudson told InStyle in an interview in 2014. "And I get it." From her incredible style to delcaring herself "wild mom," according to InStyle, Hudson is a hippie parent I'd like to learn a thing or two from.
8. Alanis Morissette
Though Alanis Morissette may have broken onto the scene as an angry girl rocker in the '90s, she's since changed her tune, stating multiple times that she considers herself a hippie. In 2008, according to an interview with Women's Health, Morissette was living in a house with a bunch of her friends, and said that it was "very commune-like, in my house. It's my hippie way of life." Though her living arrangements may have changed since then, it's clear that she's still as hippie as ever.