Celebrities are weighing in on how often they shower. Here’s what your favorite stars had to say about their hygiene preferences.

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  • Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher said they don’t prefer to shower themselves or bathe their children every day.
  • The revelation sparked a debate among other celebrities about their hygiene preferences.
  • Here’s where your favorite stars stand on the bathing debate.
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Celebrities, they’re just like us – except, perhaps, when it comes to personal hygiene preferences.

A debate was sparked amid well-known names as to how often they bathe themselves and their children after actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis revealed how often they prefer to bathe.

During an interview on Dax Shepard’s podcast “Armchair Expert” in late July, Kunis said she “didn’t have hot water growing up as a child, so I didn’t shower much anyway.”

“I don’t wash my body with soap every day,” Kunis said. “But I wash pits and tits and holes and soles.”

Regarding her and her husband’s bathing habits with their children, Kunis said she “also didn’t wash them every day. Like, I wasn’t the parent that bathed my newborns – ever.”

Kutcher, in the same interview, added: “Now here’s the thing: If you can see the dirt on them, clean them. Otherwise, there’s no point.”

He also said he only washes his “armpits and crotch daily and nothing else ever,” but does “have a tendency to throw some water on my face after a workout to get all the salts out.”

The exchange ignited a debate among other celebrities on how often they prefer to bathe. Here’s what your favorite stars had to say about their hygiene preferences:

Dax Shepard
Dax Shepard said he was prescribed painkillers following a motorcycle injury in August.
Dax Shepard said he was prescribed painkillers following a motorcycle injury in August. Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images/Getty Images
Shepard weighed in on the debate early, having hosted the episode that started it all. During the July podcast episode, he told his co-host Monica Padman that she “should not be getting rid of the natural oil on your skin with a bar of soap every day.”
Kristen Bell
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Kristen Bell speaks at the ‘Central Park’ panel during the Apple+ TCA 2020 Winter Press Tour at the Langham Huntington, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP
During an appearance on “The View” with husband Dax Shepard last week, Bell said she and Shepard wait for “the stink” before washing their children. 

“I’m a big fan of waiting for the stink,” she said. “Once you catch a whiff, that’s biology’s way of letting you know you need to clean it up. There’s a red flag.”

“Honestly, it’s just bacteria; once you get bacteria you gotta be like, ‘Get in the tub or the shower,'” Bell added. “So I don’t hate what [Kunis and Kutcher] are doing. I wait for the stink.”

Jake Gyllenhaal
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Jake Gyllenhaal participates during a Q&A panel on day two at the Ace Comic-Con at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Rosemont, Ill. Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP
Last week, Gyllenhaal told Vanity Fair that he finds it “less necessary, at times” to bathe, saying it’s helpful for “skin maintenance.”

“Good manners and bad breath get you nowhere,” he said. “So I do that.”

He added: “But I do also think that there’s a whole world of not bathing that is also really helpful for skin maintenance, and we naturally clean ourselves.”

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Dwayne Johnson attends the premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Jumanji: The Next Level'
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Johnson said he is the “opposite of a ‘not washing themselves’ celeb”, saying he himself takes three showers a day.

“Shower (cold) when I roll outta bed to get my day rollin’. Shower (warm) after my workout before work. Shower (hot) after I get home from work,” he wrote in a tweet. “Face wash, body wash, exfoliate and I sing (off key) in the shower.”

Cardi B
Cardi B
Cardi B tweeted her own response to the debate, saying, “Wassup with people saying they don’t shower? It’s giving itchy.”
Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa
Though Moma, who plays an aquatic superhero Aquaman in the DC cinematic universe, wanted to exclude himself from being a part of the growing trend of celebrities voicing their opinions on shower habits, he did have a response to his “Sweet Girl” co-star Isabel Merced accusing him of not showering.

“I’m not starting any trends — I shower, trust me, I shower,” he said, acknowledging the debate. “I’m Aquaman, I’m in the f—ing water, don’t worry about it. I’m Hawaiian, we got saltwater, I’m good.”

Terry Crews
Terry crews
Like Dwayne Johnson, Crews told Access Hollywood earlier this week that he took three showers that day.

“I took one in the morning, after the workout, then I took one before I got here, then I took one in between acts,” the “America’s Got Talent” host said. “I love to shower because I spend so much time sweating.”

He added: “If you’ve been sweating you don’t need to shower but I spend all day sweating, running and working out and it ain’t nice.”

June Diane Raphael
June Diane Raphael
June Diane Raphael arrives at the premiere of ‘Big Mouth’ at Break Room 86 on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in Los Angeles. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
The actress and comedian left no one wondering where she stood in the debate, simply tweeting: “I bathe myself and my children every day.”
Jodie Turner-Smith
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Jodie-Turner Smith. Tommaso Boddi/WireImage
Turner-Smith wanted to beat the public to the punch about her own opinion on bathing habits.

“before you lot even ask: in this house, we bathe,” she tweeted, with a gif of Damon Wayans saying, “Homey don’t play dat.”