Over the weekend, Julia Fox treated her TikTok followers to an apartment tour, sharing videos of the New York City home she shares with her 2-year-old son, Valentino.
Following the actress posting the clip, it immediately went viral with over 10 million views to date, most of which were people watching who were confused about how small and low-key Fox’s house is given her level of fame.
Now, Fox has responded to the discourse, saying she’s surprised how viral the video went and that she chooses to live in her “tiny, mice-infested” apartment because she wants her child to grow up humble and with an appreciation for hard work and money.
“Even though I could have probably afforded a bigger place — probably, ’cause I am in New York after all — you know, it’s about having that sense of normalcy for Valentino,” Fox explained in a TikTok video Monday, saying people were “freaking out” after seeing where she lives and that she doesn’t want her son to “grow up and be, like, a f–king pr–k.”
Fox — who lived in a one-bedroom apartment in Italy before moving to Manhattan at the age of 6 with her family — noted that she “grew up in the real world,” so she wants Valentino “to be in touch with the f–king real world,” too.
“It’s really not that deep. This just happens to be the apartment that I took my son home from the hospital from, so it’s his home,” she explained. “It really is Valentino’s apartment. So, it’s a sentimental thing.”
Fox also shut down reports that she is worth $30 million, insisting she “doesn’t spend money” or “buy nice s–t,” noting most of the clothes she wears are either borrowed pieces or new, lesser-known designers.
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“First of all, I’m not worth $30 million. Not even close. And second of all, I don’t give a f–k because I don’t need $30 million,” she said. “What does one person need $30 million for? I’ve survived on a lot less, and I’m doing just fine.”
“Don’t believe everything you read on the internet,” she added. “All those celebrity net worth [websites] are complete BS.”
Fox added she appreciates the people who were supportive of how she chooses to live, saying, “I got a lot of mixed reviews, but most of it was really … supportive, and it really warms my heart that so many people could relate,” she said. “I used to be, like, an aesthetic queen and want my space curated perfectly a certain way, but then I realized there’s more to life. I don’t give a f–k, OK?”
Come with me on a very underwhelming apartment tour! also to clarify I have only ONE mouse and he’s cute 🥰