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Celebrity Sightings in Cape May!

OMG!  Is that Taylor Swift? I’m not kidding it could happen. Well, maybe not every day, but there have been may celebrity sightings in Cape May.  Last year was a very quiet year for celebrity sightings for obvious reasons. However, there were actually several in 2019 and prior years.

Taylor actually did visit Cape May a few years ago and dined at The Lobster House and Uncle Bill’s! There are even pictures to prove it. She grew up in Reading, PA and her family frequently vacationed at the Jersey Shore. She even included a Cape May County beach in her music video The Best Day. My daughter use to fantasize about running into her on the beach or the Promenade when she was in middle school. I chuckled when she would say it, but in the back of my mind was always a—what if????

Oprah in Cape May

Another quite notable visitor to Cape May was Oprah Winfrey. She even wrote about it in the July 2019 edition of O Magazine! She had breakfast at Uncle Bill’s Pancake House and also dined at The Ebbitt Room. The Ebbitt Room ricotta donuts got a write up in the article! She was joined by Stedman and Gayle, her longtime companion and BFF respectively. Stedman is originally from the Whitesboro section of Middle Township, NJ. Oprah and Stedman also visited Cape May in 2013. During that visit, they stayed at Congress Hall and dined at The Blue Pig.

Anne Hathaway is another celebrity that has been known to frequent Cape May. Folks have spotted her with her family staying at Congress Hall and dining at The Pier House (the old one not sure about the new one). Her mother, Kate McCauley Hathaway, performed in Cape May a few years ago. She starred in “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End” at Cape May Stage. It was even rumored (back in 2011) that Anne was going to have her wedding in Cape May, but to the best of my knowledge it didn’t end up happening.

Also seen around town, Tina Fey who grew up in Upper Darby and love to vacation in Cape May. Tina and her family rent a house and enjoy all the Cape May had to offer. She mentioned Cape May (not by name) on the Tonight Show a few years back. So, yes she does not actually say she was in Cape May, but take a listen and decide for yourself where she was. Apparently she love the ghost tours too. A friend of mine sat next to her (and Amy Poehler) at dinner one night, so I have my own (second hand) personal sighting! A quick Google Images search for Tina Fey Cape May give you Tina at The Peanut Butter Company, on the Tiny Train at the Cape May County Zoo, at mini golf and more!

There are other celebrities that have been reports around town. Some that I have heard of are Brooke Shields, Ron Howard, Linda Ronstadt, Calista Flockhart, Pamela Anderson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Robert Prosky, several professional athletes and more. Folks have said they were at the same Bed & Breakfast, bar, restaurant, ice cream shop…

Are you also intrigued by celebrity sightings in Cape May? I long to run into someone famous myself. In my fantasy we lock eyes and I give a knowing nod of the head. As if to say, “Yes, I see you and I know who you are and will leave you to enjoy your Cape May experience”. Have you ever seen a celebrity in Cape May? If so, who and where? Let me live vicariously through you and give me the details!

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4 Comments

  • Diane Carson

    I once waited on Bebe Neuwirth ( Lilith from Frasier and so much more) while working in a gift shop. She noticed a Theatre program from the local theatre on the side of the counter. She adked me if she could see it, she said ” I know some theatre people” . She was lovely. I recognized her voice immediately! ❤️ I also waited on Tina Fey and her husband a few times. She wss very sweet.

  • Bob Donnelly

    My wife and I almost literally ran into Robert Prosky at the Washington Street Mall. We were walking at the Mall, and as I looked up, Mr. Prosky was walking right toward us and gave us a very friendly greeting! It was actually pretty thrilling for us since we’d seen him in so many TV shows and movies. Later that week we saw him perform with his son in a play at the Lafayette Street Theater.

    • Jane Gober

      Thanks so very much for sharing your experience! I just found out he was born in Manayunk, PA. He was in so many great movies!

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