Rare Photos From The 2000s No One Talks About

By Sophia Maddox | July 24, 2023

Mariah Carey shows off her Hello Kitty themed bathroom

The aughts were a decade where everything happened at once. A clash of styles occurred as civilization moved into the new millennium, while many people looked forward to a new era, others drew inspiration from the past.

These rarely seen snapshots from the 2000s show the enthusiasm and excitement that came with greeting a new decade, even if everyone was unsure of what exactly was going to happen. The excitement and sensuality of the decade spills over from each photo, so make sure you have plenty of time to spend on each shot.

If you’re ready to have your concept of the 2000s challenged then start scrolling through these fascinating photos from the first decade of the new millennium.

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In the 2000s, Mariah Carey went from glamorous pop star to sort of a modern day Howard Hughes. She never lost the pipes that made her a star, but the rigors of the music business weighed on her, making less interested in going out into the world to deal with its myriad stresses.

If you were dealing with entertainment industry based trauma wouldn’t you want to set up your home to be exactly what you want it to be, Hello Kitty bathroom and all?

The heavily decorated bathroom is just one section of a triplex penthouse apartment that’s covered in gold and pink. Aside from the color scheme Glamour reported at the time that Carey’s home was also covered in family photographs.

macaulay culkin for new york magazine in 2001 

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In 2001, Macaulay Culkin was still mostly known for his iconic role as Kevin McCallister in the "Home Alone" movies. However, he was also trying to break away from that child star image and establish himself as a serious actor. Despite his efforts to transition into more mature roles, Culkin largely disappeared from the public eye after 2001. He took a break from acting to focus on his personal life, which included a high-profile relationship with actress Mila Kunis