We’re all guilty of leaving the house wearing outfits that we know should not be seen by the public. Whether it’s running to the drug store at midnight for some much-needed cold medication or rushing to drop your kids off at school, bad outfits happen to good people. We all just hope (and pray) that we won’t run into anyone we know. As for being on a deserted island? We’d probably base our outfits on comfort, not style. It’s a great way to relax and unwind, unless the deserted island you’re on isn’t actually deserted.
That’s exactly the situation Golden Globe nominee Margot Robbie and her husband Tom found themselves in, the details of which were revealed in all their embarrassing glory on daytime TV. While appearing on The Ellen Show (weekdays at 4 pm ET on CTV) this week, the daytime host urged Robbie to reveal how she and the star first met. “I’m scared because my husband’s going to kill me for telling this story, but it’s my favorite story ever and it’s the story of how Ellen and I met,” said Robbie.
Margot and Tom were in Tahiti for their honeymoon, looking for a place to relax after Robbie finished shooting her film I, Tonya. After spending four days in a hut on the island, the pair checked into a small luxury hotel for a few days of pampering. It was at this small hotel that she and her husband Tom found themselves face to face with the queen of daytime TV as well as another very big name.
Deciding to check out the gym, Robbie’s husband Tom threw on his oldest, shortest, and ugliest gym shorts, thinking that the hotel was empty. “I was like, ‘Babe, you cannot wear those shorts…I can see everything,” said Robbie. Convinced they were alone in the hotel, Tom kept the shorts on, but once inside the small workout space, the pair found themselves face to face with not only Ellen DeGeneres, and her wife, actor Portia de Rossi. Mortifying! But it gets worse. So much worse.
After DeGeneres introduced herself and de Rossi, the embarrassment continued for Robbie’s husband Tom. “Standing next to them is former President Barack Obama,” said Margot.
The newlyweds then endured a stretching class with their A-list workout partners, with Tom doing his best—and failing–to not flash the 44th President of the United States, as well as DeGeneres and de Rossi. As Robbie pointed out, his efforts were wasted. “Ellen looks over and goes, ‘Boy, those were the wrong shorts to wear today,'” recalls Robbie.
It’s a pretty amazing story of how a person can meet three huge celebrities, and a great lesson as to why you should always wear supportive gym attire.
Watch The Ellen Show, weekdays at 4 pm ET on CTV.