Our strongest counter argument for celebrities being “just like us” is also the simplest: If you pay someone to hold your umbrella for you, we probably don't have a lot in common.
That being said, we’re not sure we’d say no to a professional umbrella holder (is that their job title?) if one were offered.
The phenomenon is pretty hilarious. Can you imagine a situation in which you’re loaded down and it’s raining hard enough that you’re rendered both unable to hold your own umbrella and desperate enough to hire someone to do it for you??? Of course, most of the stars aren’t actually carrying anything.
Scroll down below to see 19 of your faves combating the elements with a little bit of hired help.
1. Emma Stone
The Oscar winner posed for photos on her way to the set of The Late Show in N.Y.C. Luckily, someone was standing by to hold her umbrella during the photo opp—otherwise, who knows what could've happened?!
2. Mary-Kate Olsen
Mary-Kate is carrying her own cup of coffee—she can't handle an umbrella too. Plus, the color would totally ruin the vibe of her all-black lewk.
3. Rita Ora
Not sure what's preventing her from holding her own umbrella, but Rita's killing it in that shade of green.
4. Jennifer Lawrence
No shade, but Joy would've carried her own umbrella...
5. Reese Witherspoon
No one who looks this good should ever even be aware that there's an umbrella in her presence.
6. Jennifer Lopez
Rain's one thing, but snow?!?
7. Barack Obama
OK, this one we actually kind of understand...
8. Paris Hilton
What's even the point of being Paris Hilton if you don't have someone to carry your umbrella for you?
9. Kate Middleton
If only we had an umbrella-bearing phantom hand at our beck and call.
RiRi has too much pride to let someone fully hold her umbrella—she'll settle for teamwork.
11. Kim Kardashian West
No Louboutin-wearer should ever be held responsible for their own shelter from the elements.
12. Beyoncé Knowles
If there's anyone who really doesn't need a professional umbrella-holder, it's Beyoncé. She could probably hold five open umbrellas, do the can-can, and sing the national anthem all at once (while 9-months pregnant, in heels).
13. Priyanka Chopra
Alex Parrish would NOT approve.
14. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
We'll admit, it looks cool on Rosie.
15. Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman
No matter which way you cut it, an umbrella just isn't a chic red carpet accessory.
16. Megan Fox
Girl's wearing sweatpants and sneakers—we think she probably could've handled the umbrella.
17. Serena Williams
THAT LITTLE BOY'S FACE.
18. Cameron Diaz
In her defense, Diaz does look supremely grateful for the gesture.
19. Jennifer Lopez
TBH, I'd hold J.Lo's umbrella for her if she asked.
20. Justin Bieber
The Biebs can't be expected to hold an umbrella, walk, and carry on a phone conversation at the same time!