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Ask a Grown Woman: Beth Ditto

The Gossip singer answers questions like: “Why do people ruin good things?”

Beth Ditto is best known for her singing and songwriting with Gossip and as a solo artiste, but after watching this video it’s obvious that her true calling is to become a spiritual guide/guru and maybe get a show on OWN where she can just toss off pearls of wisdom like these like it’s nothing: “Self-love is not selfish.” “Your opinion of yourself is what matters the most.” And our new mantra: “Don’t hang out with people who make you feel less than amazing.” More where those came from (literally):

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  • FlowerandtheVine May 14th, 2013 3:14 PM

    LOVE Beth Ditto! She is the ultimate rock star.

  • Abby May 14th, 2013 3:49 PM

    I just want to say that Beth Ditto may be one of the most amazing people in the entire universe.

  • Serena.K May 14th, 2013 3:52 PM

    omg she’s the cutest ever ahhhh get her a regular column asap

  • lilagrace May 14th, 2013 3:56 PM

    Beth is so sweet and genuine – I want her to hang around my house and give me advice all the time!

  • Charlotte CallaGirl May 14th, 2013 4:16 PM

    LUVED THIS!!! I agree with all of the above!

  • @sarahspy May 14th, 2013 4:18 PM

    awesome! i was just listening to Gossip on my ipod yesterday :)

  • anyone May 14th, 2013 4:23 PM

    This was so amazing! Thank you, Beth!

  • onewithahippiesmile May 14th, 2013 4:24 PM

    omg beth ditto is totally amazing! and this ask a grown woman edition made me assure that xx

  • Bernie Henry May 14th, 2013 4:26 PM

    Beth Ditto you are AMAZING!!! I can not get over how inspirational she is.

  • Flavia May 14th, 2013 4:39 PM

    she deserves an award for being so lovely, warm and amazing

  • Mary the freak May 14th, 2013 4:47 PM

    BETH DITTO ON ROOKIE! that’s like, two perfect things get together explode and that’s the result and it’s awesome.

  • jane alice May 14th, 2013 5:15 PM

    One of my favourite ask a grown woman videos! Beth Ditto gives awesome and genuine advice. Love this!

  • Ree May 14th, 2013 6:06 PM

    aaah my hero! ♥

  • Kimono Cat May 14th, 2013 6:07 PM

    This ask a grown woman was perfect in every single way, and now I am madly in love with Beth Ditto. Also, Beth’s make up is AMAZING!!

  • Maryse89 May 14th, 2013 6:25 PM

    I love her accent :)
    she seems so genuine and nice!

  • rockwrenroll May 14th, 2013 7:02 PM

    Beth Ditto is the light of my life, I rolled around on my bed for like ten minutes when I saw this come up.

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  • Teez May 14th, 2013 7:22 PM

    i’ve always liked beth and she seemed really sweet and earnest in this video!

  • maddie123 May 14th, 2013 7:34 PM

    i totes agree with you guys on her getting a show on OWN. move over Oprah Winfrey, Beth Ditto’s gonna steal your job! ;)

  • Logan May 14th, 2013 7:38 PM

    Beth Ditto is flawless. She is an amazing role model and she’s beautiful and wow she is just so perfect I am so glad she did this wow

  • ArmyOfRabbits May 14th, 2013 7:42 PM

    This woman is beautiful inside and out!

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  • Hunter May 14th, 2013 8:21 PM

    Since when is Beth Ditto not British?

  • Bridget May 14th, 2013 10:05 PM

    She gave amazing advice!! I just love her so much omg I would listen to her read the phone book

  • crapbag May 14th, 2013 10:09 PM

    Ahhh she is so sweet and genuine. !!! !! ! !! ! dying because she is so cute.

  • Tavi May 14th, 2013 10:31 PM

    good lord what are these tears

  • DreamBoat May 14th, 2013 11:12 PM

    I want to give my ultimate fat-spo goddess Beth Ditto kisses and hugs and be her best friend and GOOD LORD THIS IS THE ACTUAL BEST <3333

  • 3yoosh May 15th, 2013 2:10 AM

    This made me feel so warm and happy inside. She is just amazing. She is just bubbly, and nice, and honest, and yea. She’s insightful and she just makes you feel confident. I loved it!

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  • moonflower May 15th, 2013 10:59 AM

    She is so down to earth! Such good advice, not a moment where I questioned a word she said. What an inspiration! x

  • jwells May 15th, 2013 11:55 AM

    This was AMAZING

    Get her contributing on the regz ASAP!!!

  • elliecp May 15th, 2013 1:58 PM

    watched this about seven times and its still so perfect, Beth you are the coolest

  • la fee clochette May 15th, 2013 9:23 PM

    please bring her back for future q& a’s

  • rebelwithoutacause May 15th, 2013 9:58 PM

    If you seek friendships that are just for you to make you feel good about yourself, you could go your whole life without being in a real relationship. Don’t seek relationships that only make you feel good about yourself because, in reality, if you put you self acceptance in someone elses hands… they are bound to not measure up to the standards. The only one who can determine your self worth is you. Seek a relationship for the sake of a good, mutual relationship. For fun for understanding for love for moments… never for SELF acceptance.

  • lua May 16th, 2013 12:35 AM

    best ask a grown person EVER

  • dessertstealer May 16th, 2013 12:45 AM

    I love Beth Ditto! She is such an amazing role model especially when it comes to confidence. It was so amazing when I first saw that she was going to answer questions and give us advice. I almost cried when I saw this!

    • kati May 17th, 2013 11:18 PM

      pleeeeeeeeeeeease rookie make this happen

  • SweetSarahO May 16th, 2013 2:59 AM

    Beautiful. I demand a regular column on Rookie for Beth Ditto!!

  • bluebellsandsnowdrops May 16th, 2013 2:03 PM

    I find her so inspiring and I agree with all that she says! Plus her voice is so amazing!

  • TinyWarrior May 16th, 2013 9:03 PM

    I had never heard of Beth Ditto before, but oh my goodness gracious. She has SUCH a beautiful heart (and face)! This video was so inspiring in so many ways!

  • unefillecommetoi May 17th, 2013 3:04 AM

    you are such an amazing woman!! i didn’t ask any of the questions but the answers were all so helpful in so many ways :D

  • kelsey May 17th, 2013 1:39 PM

    SHE IS AMAZING! I love how she wants everyone to be respectful of their parents and be kind and good.

  • izi May 18th, 2013 4:53 PM

    OH MY GOD beth ditto i love you <333

  • Ben May 19th, 2013 5:58 PM

    I want to hug her and sit n talk with her! ugh! and she lives so close!

  • RhiaSnape May 20th, 2013 5:06 PM

    She’s so inspirational….please give her a regular column!

  • Maradoll Mynx June 2nd, 2013 4:21 PM

    omg…i LOVE Beth Ditto!!!!!!!!! I knew she was fantastic, but I had no idea she was so warm, generous, intelligent, generous, or just how gorgeous that face is up close…just goes to show you…some gals have it ALL. My day has been made.

  • Daisybell August 17th, 2013 9:40 AM

    She is a lovely woman. This made me cry.