Celebrity Stories

When celebrities have true stories of hope and inspiration to tell, they tell them to Guideposts. In these stories by celebrities, in their own words, they open up about the uplifting moments that inspire them and the challenges they've overcome. Celebrity stories are not about glamour and fame. Instead, they are about real people who made their dreams come true.

Author and motivational speaker Trent Shelton

Trent Shelton on the Secret to True Wellness

In this series of videos, the former NFL player, motivational speaker and author of The Greatest You gets real about his faith, his failures and how he tapped both to discover his life's purpose. 

Actress Olivia de Havilland

Happy 103rd Birthday, Dame Olivia de Havilland!

After more than a century lived in and out of the spotlight, the Oscar-winning actress is still going strong, serving as an inspiration to millions around the world.

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Bestselling author Debbie Macomber

6 Journaling Tips from Debbie Macomber

The beloved bestselling author explains how to start a prayer journal and why it will deepen your faith.

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Raymond Burr

Guideposts Classics: Raymond Burr on Giving Yourself Away

In the story from April 1963, TV's Perry Mason shares with Elaine St. Johns how, despite his busy schedule, he always found time and energy to help others.

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Boston Celtics legend John Havlicek

Guideposts Classics: John Havlicek on the Importance of Teamwork

In this story from March 1975, basketball legend John Havlicek shares how he came to understand the value of putting team goals ahead of individual success.

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The Today Show's Al Roker with his son, Nick

Al Roker on How Parenting a Child with Special Needs Inspires Him

The Today show weatherman and co-host shares the joys and lessons he's learned from his son, Nick.

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Joe and his dad, Jack

Guideposts Classics: Joe Buck on His Hero, His Father

In this story from November 2003, sports announcer Joe Buck recalls how a shared love of baseball allowed him to grow closer to his father, Hall of Fame baseball announcer Jack Buck, in Jack's final years.

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Actress Chrissy Metz

'This Is Us' Star Chrissy Metz on Resilience

The actress shares how overcoming early hardships helped prepare her for her first feature film

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Actress Chrissy Metz

Chrissy Metz on Faith, Prayer and Her New Movie, 'Breakthrough'

Chrissy Metz, star of This Is Us and the new motion picture, Breakthrough, talks about the role that faith and prayer play in her life and the importance of being kind.

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Lee Iacocca in 1984

Guideposts Classics: Lee Iacocca on the Blessings of Freedom

In this story from September 1985, Lee Iacocca, bestselling author and former chairman of both the Ford Motor Company and the Chrysler Corporation, recalls how his immigrant parents survived tough times through hard work and faith.

Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Marian Anderson

Guideposts Classics: Marian Anderson on the Power of Faith

In this story from March 1954, contralto Marian Anderson shares how she came to doubt her great gifts as a singer, only to see her love for music restored by prayer.

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Marathon runner Meb Keflezighi

Meb Keflezighi: A Marathoner’s Strong Finish

The decorated Olympian honored his gift to run until the very last finish line.

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Champion marathon runner Meb Keflezighi

Meb Keflezighi: Lessons Learned from a Life Spent Running Marathons

In our exclusive video, long-distance runner Meb Keflezighi talks about what he's learned from competing in 26 marathons.

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David and Tamela Mann

Tamela and David Mann: 30 Years of Love and Laughter

The two performers look back at how they've made it through the good times and bad in a marriage that is still thriving after 30 years.

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