We have all had our Disney phase, all while some of us have refused to let it go just yet. From smash hit shows such as 'Hannah Montana', 'Wizards of Waverly Place', and 'Suite Life of Zack & Cody', to massive Disney movies like 'High School Musical', 'Princess Diaries', and 'The Parent Trap', Disney, and the stars of the beloved company, will always have a place in our hearts.
Most Disney stars are no longer part of the Disney family, however, they remain in the spotlight, all while living their normal lives. Many Disney stars have gone on to feature in Oscar-nominated films, television shows, gotten married, started families, or have taken the music industry by storm, nevertheless, they manage to stay out of the public eye enough to go on about their lives on the down-low. Here is a list of 25 former Disney stars who live totally normal lives, completely off the grid.
25 Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff, our beloved Lizzie McGuire! Duff has been deemed an absolute all-star childhood actress who never managed to find herself in any sort of trouble. The actress, who played Lizzie McGuire, in the 'Lizzie McGuire Show', also featured in films from 'A Cinderella Story', 'Material Girls' and is a lead on the current show, 'Younger'. As glamorous as this all may seem, Duff spends her time taking care of her two kids, days at the park and even doing her own groceries, Chanel bag in the shopping cart and all!
24 Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato, similarly to Selena Gomez, began her career on 'Barney & Friends'. The star later joined the Disney family appearing in the hit film 'Camp Rock', and later having her own show, 'Sonny With A Chance'. Demi has amassed massive success in the music industry, as she spends her private time with family and friends back in Texas. Demi has been quite open regarding her struggle with substance abuse and was checked into a rehab facility this past summer in order to regain her sobriety.
23 Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez is a notorious Disney kid! She first broke out on the scene as a cast member of the Barney & Friends show when she was 10 years old. Gomez later starred in Disney's 'Wizards of Waverly Place' as a teenage wizard named Alex Russo. Since her Disney days, Selena has managed to have massive success in music, all while maintaining a private life. The star has not only been able to take time for herself and mental health but underwent a drastic kidney transplant last year.
22 Zac Efron
We bet you forgot that Zac Efron first started his career with Disney! The actor joined the Disney family when he appeared on the Disney Channel film, 'High School Musical'. Efron played character, Troy Bolton, and has been a massive sensation ever since. Although Efron is one of the most popular male actors, he enjoys hitting the gym, having BBQ's with friends and surfing during his time off, all according to his Instagram pics (which are worth looking at, for an array of reasons).
21 Raven Symoné
Raven Symoné has been in the public eye for quite some time. First appearing on the 'Cosby Show' decades ago, the actress later became a Disney sensation on the show 'That's So Raven'. Although we haven't heard much from Raven in a bit, the Disney show was picked up last year for a reunion special focusing on the lives of Raven and her psychic daughter. The star has also appeared as a co-host on 'The View', and appears to enjoy a Segway ride here and there.
20 Jonas Brothers
If you weren't a fan of the Jonas Brothers, then you are simply lying to yourself. The three brothers, who first broke out on the music scene later joined Disney in the film, 'Camp Rock'. Although the Jonas Brothers were hugely popular, the band have since broken up. They continue to live their lives as normal as possible with the eldest brother, Kevin Jonas, now a father of two, living with wife Danielle in New Jersey, while middle Jonas bro, Joe, is currently the lead singer of the band DNCE, and youngest, Nick Jonas, is readying to marry fiancé Priyanka Chopra next year. Talk about being busy! Although the brothers have a lot on their plates, this doesn't stop them from having much needed family time.
19 Bella Thorne
Bella Thorne first made her Disney appeared on 'Shake It Up', where she starred alongside Zendaya. Thorne has gone on to appear in numerous films, all while enjoying her private time. Even though she may be in the public eye, Bella loves herself some good takeaway, and showing off her many "odd" talents, such as eating a whole onion like an apple, as she showed off on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon', a few years back.
Zendaya, who also appeared on Disney show 'Shake It Up', has dabbled in both television and music, and recently starred in mega hit film 'The Greatest Showman', as Zac Efron's love interest. The star has gone on to continue acting, but enjoys her alone time as well. From visits to Chick-Fil-A in sweats and sneakers, and dance parties in her kitchen as posted on her Instagram, Zendaya appears to keep things simple and fun during her free time.
17 Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan first began her career with Disney in the notorious film, 'The Parent Trap'. Lohan played the role, or roles we should say, impeccably, and went on to star in countless other films from 'Freaky Friday', 'Mean Girls' and 'Life Size', along with a quick stunt in music. Although Lindsay has always been a paparazzi fav, living her life under a microscope, the actress has been able to live a normal life in Europe and the Middle East, where she opened several bars in Mykonos and Dubai.
16 Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus played the role of 'Hannah Montana', in the hit Disney show. The actress was part of the Disney family for years, before revealing her true identity and breaking away from the Disney scene. The singer has been in the public eye for all her life, however, she has been able to live just as normal a life as the rest of us, where she enjoys visits to 7/11, spending time with her boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth, and family. The star has been publicly scrutinized in the past for her racy 'looks', however, it appears Cyrus has toned things down, and is enjoying the simpler things in life.
15 Shia LaBeouf
We first fell in love with Shia LaBeouf when he first appeared on Disney show 'Even Stevens' and later played characters in films from 'Transformers', and 'Holes'. Although Shia has taken a leave of absence from the industry, he remains somewhat a public interest. The actor not only is a leading activist for past and current issues in the United States, but even does his own groceries. The actor is snapped out and about quite often, going about his daily life, although he is sometimes sporting questionable outfit choices, we're glad to see Shia looking so 'normal'.
14 Cole Sprouse
Cole Sprouse, who also appeared on television from a young age on shows such as 'Friends', and films including 'Big Daddy'. The star later joined the Disney family as a lead on the 'Suite Life of Zack & Cody', where he played alongside his twin brother, Dylan Sprouse. Cole, who appears to enjoy bike rides in his daily life, is quite the down to Earth guy. Although he enjoys the simpler things in life, Sprouse is currently starring on one of the most popular Netflix shows, Riverdale.
13 Dylan Sprouse
As mentioned, Dylan Sprouse played lead in the 'Suite Life of Zack & Cody', alongside his twin brother Cole Sprouse. Dylan has truly shed away from the public eye, and hasn't appeared in too many shows or films since his days with Disney. Although he is currently dating a Victoria's Secret supermodel, the star has taken it upon himself to open a honey wine brewery, where he spends most of his days working. Talk about a change!
12 David Henrie
Ah, David Henrie. Our beloved Justin Russo from 'Wizards of Waverly Place'. The wizard know-it-all older brother that we couldn't help but fall in love with. David left the Disney clan once 'Wizards' ended back in 2012. He was spotted with Selena last year, plotting a reunion episode, in his Los Angeles home. Since his Disney days, Justin has not only gotten married but is a soon-to-be father! The star has stayed away from the limelight to enjoy his private life, as he begins to build a family of his own.
11 Alyson Stoner
Alyson Stoner has been in the limelight since childhood, appearing in films such as 'Cheaper By The Dozen', 'Camp Rock' and 'Step Up', she also appeared in episodes of 'Suite Life of Zack & Cody'. Stoner has not only been able to balance life in the public eye but has been able to live a private life full of dance and music production, which she appears to have been keeping busy with.
10 Bridgit Mendler
Bridgit Mendler first appeared on the Disney show 'Wizards of Waverly Place' and 'Good Luck Charlie', and later explored the music industry, where she became quite a popular singing sensation. The actress has later starred in films from 'Lemonade Mouth' and 'Father of the Year'. According to Mendler's Instagram, she appears to enjoy spending time with her cats and dogs back home, where she lives a life similar to that of the rest of us, cooking, baking in the kitchen with her momma!
9 Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens, who is another Disney star who first appeared on 'High School Musical', has managed to have a successful career in both acting and singing, all while maintaining a private life away from that of the public and paparazzi. Hudgens has been in a committed relationship, Austin Butler, but enjoys spending time with friends and family, and slaying at music festivals, all according to her social media. Hudgens even goes as far as pumping her own gas!
8 Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Tisdale played the well-known character of Maddie Fitzpatrick in the Disney show, 'Suite Life of Zack & Cody', the actress has gone on to star in other Disney films such as 'High School Musical', where she played the notorious character, Sharpay Evans. As she remains working in the entertainment industry, Tisdale actually likes to live quite low key. She's an adamant online influence, sings in her free time, runs her own YouTube channel and even likes her daily dose of Coffee Bean!
7 Debby Ryan
Debby Ryan first joined the Disney fam playing a character on "Suite Life on Deck', a Disney spin-off show to 'Suite Life of Zack & Cody' alongside the Sprouse twins. The actress is currently starring in Netflix hit, 'Insatiable'. However, when she isn't rehearsing her lines, the star enjoys a trip here and there out of the limelight, cooking at home, according to her cooking stories on Instagram, and is quite the pet lover, too!
6 Kyle Massey
Kyle Massey was quite the Disney hit, playing on shows 'That's So Raven', and later 'Cory In The House'. Although we haven't heard much of the star lately, he has been living his life out on Instagram. The actor enjoys music festivals, hanging out with friends in Los Angeles, and was part of the "That's So Raven' reboot last year. Although he's been taking time to enjoy the simpler things in life, according to MTV, Kyle Massey is heading back on-screen as he readies to join the cast of the upcoming reunion season of 'The Hills'.
5 Emily Osment
Emily Osment is yet another name to add to the list of child stars! The actress has been on-screen since a very young age, along with her brother, Haley Joel Osment. The actress is known for her role on 'Hannah Montana', and although her Disney days are behind her, the actress enjoys on an occasional shopping trip, scrabble game, and sporting events with her dad, all according to the stars social media. It appears she quite the down to Earth type, as she spends most of life the way most people do!
4 Aly & Aj Michalka
The sister-sister combo appeared in countless Disney shows and films from "Phil Of The Future', and "Now You See It", much like most of the people on this list, Aly and Aj are no longer Disney stars, but have gone on to start their own duo group! The singers spend a lot of their private time together, making music, shopping and according to Refinery29, working on new music to get back into the swing of things!
3 Brenda Song
Brenda Song played the notorious London Tipton on Disney's 'Suite Life Of Zack & Cody'. Although her days of being a hotel heiress are over, she now keeps things slightly more simple and down to Earth. Although she remains in the limelight, appearing in several films and tv shows here and there, the actress spends most of her private life enjoying time with her friends, and two dogs, according to the cute shots of them on Instagram!
2 Emmy Rossum
Emmy Rossum, who has starred in countless films and TV shows is someone who needs little introduction, however, she too has been part of the Disney clan in the past. The actress starred in Disney's 1999 film, 'Genius'. Her Instagram @Emmy really showcases just how normal a life she lives off camera. From rafting trips, her daily Starbucks fix, and lots of family and friends time, she is truly just one of us!
1 Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway is closing the list, and behold, we're sure you would have never guessed it, but Hathaway was in fact, a Disney star. The actress appeared in the highly popular film 'The Princess Diaries', although she may have played royalty at some point, the actress likes to keep things low key in her normal day to day life. When she isn't on-screen, she is usually hanging out in a park, traveling to exotic places and using her social media to speak out about important causes affecting the United States. Kudos to you Anne!