Carly Rae Jepsen: ‘Seal ate an entire loaf of bread one slice at a time’


This story comes to us via The Blemish and it takes a few turns you may not see coming. Carly Rae Jepsen just released two new songs and will likely release an album this year. Carly Rae is supposed to keep the details on the unreleased music hush-hush. But as she admitted to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 radio show, she’s terrible with secrets. So how did she avoid Zane’s prying questions about what to expect on the new album? By throwing a really bizarre Seal dietary fact out to deflect the conversation. Carly Rae told the world that she’d shared a private jet once with Seal and Michael Bolton on the way to a David Foster event. Once aboard, Seal whipped out a loaf of bread and ate it, plain, one slice at a time:

We were, of course, going to some gala event where we were all hired to do different things and they were making travel less expensive. This was their thing. Fun fact, Seal ate an entire loaf of bread one slice at a time. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t say that. It was gluten-free though. So that’s good.

Carly Rae didn’t stop there. She went on to describe Seal’s loaf eating process, which was:

He opened the bread, he removed a piece, he closed the bread, he ate the whole piece, nothing on it. Then he did it all over again.

Thank goodness it wasn’t me she was trying to evade because this information doesn’t faze me at all. One of my best friends used to keep a loaf of rye bread in her freezer for me so I could visit her when I needed a fix. I cannot keep it in my house because I’ll eat half a loaf in one sitting. Granted I toast mine but, even though I prefer it with butter, I’ll eat it dry. And a loaf of sourdough would suffer the same fate, I simply can’t be trusted with it. (The only reason my friend isn’t still my bread dealer is because she moved across the country, so I’m left to manage my own rye bread addiction.) I don’t defend Seal often, but his right to power down a loaf of bread is one I’ll openly support.

Carly Rae said she surreptitiously filmed Seal’s loaf-a-cide and still has the footage. But there’s little reason for her to release the footage because look at Seal in this photo, he’s not hiding his bread-love, he’s holding it up for the world to see:

“This next one goes out to that lovely 7-grain in the thrid row”


Photo credit: WENN Photos, YouTube and Facebook

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  1. Maya says:

    I can eat a whole loaf of olive bread in one sitting without adding any butter etc.

    Same with baguettes, can eat a foot long myself.

  2. Shrute’s beet farm says:

    Celiac for nearly 20 years here, and gluten free bread is just not good enough to eat a whole loaf at once. Ugh. I certainly wouldn’t attempt it.

    • detritus says:

      That was absolutely the most shocking part – it was gluten free

      And not toasted? Truly, the horrors. being forced to eat an entire gluten free loaf has been banned by the Geneva convention for being too cruel.

      • Valerie says:

        Toast a whole loaf of gluten free bread, give me some coconut oil to spread on it (or butter if I want to wreck my stomach in another way), and some coffee, I’d do the same thing. But on its own!??

    • Morrissey says:

      IBS here, and it’s the only thing that stops me living on bread. A crusty white loaf. A baguette. Rye. Tiger bread. Hedgehog bread. Yum. And I never could stand butter, so dry for me, thank you very much.
      Gluten-free bread is edible when I absolutely must have bread, but it tastes like disappointment. I’ve tried so many brands and varieties. Sad face.

    • MissyLynne says:

      My husband has Celiac and our house has been GF for 13 years so I hear you on the bread. Have you tried Canyon Bakehouse? They have a honey white and a sandwich bread that is the closest to non-gf bread I’ve had. It doesn’t help crusty bread craving but it helps if you just want toast.

    • Elisa says:

      My niece is celiac so the gene runs in my family. I stopped eating bread beginning of January to see whether it makes a difference. All the issues I had with my stomach / digestion are gone! And I used to be like Seal, eating slice after slice of plain bread.
      I still sometimes crave bread but I feel so much better now, so…

    • Rocket says:

      I follow a few health-focused accounts on IG and they seem to have all kinds of amazing gluten-free breads these days. Seed based, coconut flour based, almond flour based, etc. Though a lot of these look like crackers more than bread. I’m looking into trying these as I love bread, full stop! Oat bread is gluten free and is absolutely delicious though much softer than wheat based bread. I get these from a local organic bakery here in Australia. More power to bread and bread lovers like Seal!

      I usually freeze my bread and toast it right out of the freezer; it’s super fresh that way. I don’t eat it plain but with some vegan margarine (trans-fat free), jam, or EVOO with freshly minced garlic. Of course there’s always mashed avo and with that pink salt, EVOO, and minced garlic (basil leaves + tomato if you can be bothered).

    • BchyYogi says:

      I teach yoga, and can’t ever feel bloated or gaseY-t’would just ruin my vocation. I don’t ever ever “preach” @trendy dietary advice, because look at Seal, he’s awesome and HE can eat bread. I have zero appetite for what would ruin MY income.

    • jwoolman says:

      Try Happy Campers seedy molasses or BFree seeded gluten free bread…. They are the GF equivalent of Dave’s Killer 21 Grain wheat bread, in my opinion.

  3. manda says:

    I am the same with bread! I go through phases where I allow myself to buy it. Right now, I’m not buying it, but bizarrely have allowed myself to eat cake for breakfast today.

  4. Other Renee says:

    I’m on the Seal train. Bread is the best thing in the world. I’m Jewish and I had to stop buying challah for Friday nights unless I’m having company because I simply cannot be trusted around it. No butter required. I could eat the entire loaf. Sometimes I cave and buy a load of mini challah which my bakery makes.

    • Bailie says:

      I’m a carbivore, not a carnivore.
      I eat a very healthy vegan diet with a lot of green veggies, beans, lentils, nuts and some fruit.
      I’ve never had a sweet tooth, although I will not say no to a bit of 80 % dark organic chocolate.
      I did not have a problem at all giving up meat, eggs and dairy, but I know I would have a very hard time giving up bread and potatoes.
      I love a good quality freshly baked bread and eat the whole thing in one sitting, dry or dipped in organic olive oil.
      It keeps my weight on too, which is nice.

      • Leigh says:

        Same here, giving up animal products wasn’t hard, but you will have to pry the bread from my cold, dead hands (especially french baguette, that’s soft on the inside and chewy/crispy on the outside, nom!)

      • BabyJane says:

        I never understood why the use of active yeast didn’t preclude bread on a vegan diet- can you enlighten me?

      • Bailie says:

        I eat sourdough breads and baguettes.
        I don’t eat bread made with yeast.

      • BabyJane says:

        Doesn’t the fermentation process in sourdough result in lactobacilli, yeast, and yeast byproducts, though? But I am not clear on what qualifies something as vegan or not so I am just curious.

      • Bailie says:

        I’m not a ” Level 5 Vegan “.
        I have no issues eating organic sourdough bread and baguettes.
        I buy them from my local organic vegan bakery that my girlfriend owns.
        I just don’t want to eat animals or animal by-products that are raised for humans to consume, I want nothing to do with it or support with my dollars the animal suffering, mistreatment and eventual slather.

      • AMAyson1977 says:

        Trying to reply to BabyJane–yeast is a fungus, so in the same category biologically as mushrooms. It’s not an animal or animal product. Also, an aside, both sourdough and baguettes contain yeast, but they are traditionally a “lean” dough made with no egg, butter or milk (usually just flour, water, yeast and salt) so they are vegan-safe, too.

      • LoveBug says:

        AMAyson1977 – Actually many sourdough breads are made without added yeast. Instead they are made with sourdough starter.

      • Rocket says:

        I agree with Bailiee and Leigh. Can easily give up animal products (I have eggs and a little fish, dairy, and chicken though not much) but not bread.

      • jwoolman says:

        Bailie – sourdough is made with yeast. It’s just wild yeast that happens to be in the local air rather than commercially grown yeast. People do culture wild yeasts that they particularly like so they can make bread with it again and again. (Raising the image of microcowboys lassoing the yeasties and putting them into a corral… )

        People can be sensitive to different species of yeasts and so if you have trouble with commercial yeast then trying wild yeast is a good idea.

      • jwoolman says:

        Leigh – oh, yes. I could eat a whole loaf of French bread easily. No need for anything on it. This is why I cut it into pieces and freeze them…. Actually, I have to do that with other breads also since I get heartburn from too much bread at once. I found some pieces of Irish soda bread from last St. Patrick’s day hidden in the freezer the other day. It didn’t last. I told myself that I needed to make room for a new loaf in March. Same excuse I used when I found three hidden slices of pizza in the freezer recently. Hey, there’s a BOGO sale this week on pizza. (Buy One, Get One Free.)

  5. Tanguerita says:

    I do it exactly the same way. eat one slice, close the package, swear never to eat bread again, open the package, remove one slice, eat it, rinse-and-repeat till the package is empty. Cry while putting the package into the recycling bin.

    • Esmom says:

      Lol. I do pretty much the same thing, although usually it’s a couple slides at a time. Usually only with fresh bakery bread, not the stuff from the grocery store shelf.

  6. TheHufflepuffLizLemon says:

    I am dying reading this thread. Don’t get me wrong, you put a basket of yeast rolls in front of my and I will eat the entire thing, preferably with honey butter. But it never occurs to me to eat a slice of plain bread, even when it’s in my house. I had no idea this was a thing. Of course, I also don’t make sandwiches regularly. Bread is just too dense and kills the flavor of the food unless it’s grilled with butter or olive oil. So what I’m saying, is, I like fats with my carbs. 😂

    • Erinn says:

      The only way I could do it is if it was homemade and fresh out of the oven… or a warmed up baguette. Other than that, I need SOMETHING on it.

    • SNAP says:

      Ooohhhh…yeast rolls!!! I’d look like one if i ate as many and as often as i crave them…love them!!! My daughter and i are ravenous around them but we put on weight quick so i bake some for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New year only. If we go to a buffett where they have them, it’s the first thing we get. They are dangerous!!!
      I have fond memories of my little sisters and i grabbing a loaf of white bread on weekend mornings, spreading mayo on each slice and that was our breakfast while we let our mom sleep in…lol…

  7. Lucy2 says:

    I love bread, but have to avoid it to keep my blood sugar good. I don’t think I could eat it dry like that though!

    • Rocket says:

      I love bread too but I usually can’t eat more than two slices in one sitting and luckily can stop myself after two or three slices max. Too dense.

  8. TeamAwesome says:

    Bread and butter sandwiches were a go to snack in my childhood. Favorite bread is the dark brown kind you get with butter at certain restaurants. I could easily eat all of it, who cares about the food?

  9. CharliePenn says:

    Seal was dealing with some FEELINGS, okay?! Hahahha. I avoid the raisin cinnamon swirl bread like the plague because I will EAT IT ALL. It can’t come into my home. When I was a kid my PopPop would make home made raisin bread. He would bring it over still warm, and my two sisters and I would eat the two huge loafs he would bring that very day. It didn’t survive! If I somehow could got a loaf of that bread now I know I would eat the entire loaf, no regrets!

    • Lynnie says:

      I bought two loaves of raisin cinnamon bread the other day thinking they were gonna last me a week. They were gone in two days 💀

  10. AnnaKist says:

    Yeah, that’s not difficult to do. Put good bread in front of me, and I’m likely to scoff the entire loaf, too. In chunks, not slices. And not your gluten-free bollocks, either. That’s just gummy. No, I’m talking about your traditional, yeast ‘n’ wheat Italian or French-style golden-brown crusty loaf just out of the oven that when you tap the undersi it sounds hollow and the aroma of it filling the entire house. This is one of the greatest pleasures in life.

  11. Miss M says:

    Laughing at this post.
    I do not like to eat plain bread, which it is a good thing because I am gluten sensitive.

  12. Lizzie says:

    he might get sick on planes? i get motion sick and eating something with no taste (squishy white bread is best) really helps for some reason. the chewing maybe? i don’t know but it would be something i would try if i had to travel a lot. ha

    • Sam says:

      Was thinking the same thing. Also the chewing might help with pressure changes in the ears? All I know is this story and that pic of him with the bread is hilariously delightful.

  13. paranormalgirl says:

    Soda bread. I can eat a whole loaf of it with good butter.

    • Veronica S. says:

      OH MY GOD YES. Every time my friend makes it, I just want the ability to unhinge my jaw and down the entire thing is one go. I won’t get the recipe from her because I know it would be the end of my waistline.

  14. Esmom says:

    I saw this on Twitter the other day and it felt highly relatable. Although the gluten free part wasn’t mentioned. That definitely adds a twist.

  15. Lightpurple says:

    A loaf of bread is a single serving. Especially when flying. Flying cancels all calories.

    • PlainJane says:

      Lightpurple – This is a real fact, and I am surprised more people don’t know this and take advantage of it. All calories consumed mid-air don’t count! #notfakenews

  16. Veronica S. says:

    Not gonna lie, if I’ve got some high quality, bakery level bread in my house, I can probably down 4-5 slices with nothing on them if I let myself. Bread is the shit.* No judgement, Seal.

    *Except cheap white bread. That stuff is revolting.

  17. Cdnkitty says:

    My kids and I demolished a baguette on the way home from school last night (a 15 minute drive). We were all in heaven. White-flour, crusty outside heaven. Seal is not alone.

  18. Tiffany says:

    That’s me….with sourdough bread. I can chomp down on that all day, every day.

    And ‘Call Me Maybe’ is still my jam. It is just so catchy.

  19. Haha Muntz says:

    That photo with Seal and the bread is hilarious!

  20. Redgrl says:

    I could probably do that with a baguette! Love love love French bread!

    • Rocket says:

      Yes, baguettes. And the Turkish-style soft flat bread that’s kind of chewy on the inside. Both bread excellent with your chosen filling or even just EVOO + balsamic vinegar.

  21. Jb says:

    Hmmm maybe if it was warm buttered rolls or cheddar biscuits but sorry plain white bread with nothing on it sounds so gross. Usually bbq places give free white bread to eat with your meat and I usually ask for none cause I’ll end up throwing it away.

  22. lamaga18 says:

    I’m not judging but I actually cannot conceive of eating an entire loaf of bread. Or a baguette even. And not even because of the carbs–it just seems like where would that go??

    • JANE says:

      @ lamaga18 : It goes to my tummy, the whole loaf dry or with olive oil! I love bread…hi-hi.

  23. Valerie says:

    Being gluten free, I probably wouldn’t do this. Tortilla chips are another story. THE SAAAAALT. Can’t get enough.

  24. Leigh says:

    “One of my best friends used to keep a loaf of rye bread in her freezer for me so I could visit her when I needed a fix. I cannot keep it in my house because I’ll eat half a loaf in one sitting. Granted I toast mine but, even though I prefer it with butter, I’ll eat it dry. And a loaf of sourdough would suffer the same fate, I simply can’t be trusted with it. (The only reason my friend isn’t still my bread dealer is because she moved across the country, so I’m left to manage my own rye bread addiction.)”

    This story cracked me up, lol!! I need a bread dealer friend, thanks for sharing, Hecate! xD

  25. Mar says:

    How weird. I once met Seal in Miami and he was a really nice person! Shocking for a celeb!

  26. Dee says:

    How gorgeous is Seal? So cool!

  27. Egla says:

    I was at a traditional restaurant with my friends some time ago. We had to call hours before and give the exact number of people so they could prepare the food. Everything was hand made at the restaurant, butter, cheese, ricota, the vegetables were from their garden, olive oil from their olives, meat from their farm. All good but my God the bread, the bread was just made from scratch there and they served it hot. You couldn’t cut it the only way was to use your hands. Combined with the fresh butter and cheese… by the time the other food came I had eaten so much bread I was full and I couldn’t stop eating so the waiter keep bringing more until my friends stoped him. They still tell the story as a joke. Egla went to a restaurant to eat bread with butter. Mmmmm I can give up meat but not warm bread and butter and cheese and milk….

  28. Charfromdarock says:

    I can’t keep bread in the house either because I eat at least half a loaf at a time. Many times I’ve eaten the full loaf especially with butter and cheese.

    I keep bread at my parent’s house!

  29. raincoaster says:

    Very rarely is it “awesome” to be in Winterpeg (I lived there 7 years) but that sounds like a helluva party.