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10+ Interesting Facts About Martha Stewart Fans Didn't Know

Martha Stewart has become synonymous with homemaking. For decades, she's been the standard of perfection that audiences around the globe have aspired to meet.

Martha has led an incredibly interesting life and some of the best details remain unknown. Allow yourself to get better acquainted and check out these 10+ interesting facts about Martha Stewart that fans didn't know.

1. She has a mandatory rule for all guests staying at her home.

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Martha lives on a beautiful estate in Maine. One thing she insists upon is that all guests join her for a "mandatory" 5 am hike!

I guess if Martha was cooking breakfast, I could muster the strength to wake up that early.

2. Martha struggles with insomnia.

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Martha wrote how she used to be one of those people who would fall asleep at 11 pm, only to wake up three hours later unable to get back to sleep.

Martha says what works for her is acupuncture!

3. She was America's first female self-made billionaire.

It happened back in the year 2000 after Martha took her company Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia public.

Here's a fun fact: one of her most profitable years was the year she served her prison sentence!

4. Martha and Snoop Dogg have their own cooking show!

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Theirs is the most unlikely pairing you could possibly think of but somehow Martha and Snoop make it work!

Martha and Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge has aired for 3 delicious seasons so far and hungry fans are hoping for a fourth!

5. During the commercial breaks on her show, Martha likes to bump the music!

Martha admitted to Sharon Osbourne and the other ladies of The View that her favorite genre to listen to is hip-hop!

Martha claims to love Eminem and actually takes a moment out of the interview to plead with him to release a new album!

6. She's been making a name for herself on the Comedy Central Roast circuit.

Martha has made appearances at the The Roast of Bruce Willis as well as The Roast of Justin Bieber.

I'm a long time fan of Comedy Central's roasts and let me tell you: Martha absolutely slays at the Bieber roast!

7. Martha has a special tie to the New York Yankees.

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In July of 2018, Martha made an appearance at Yankee Stadium to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

During an interview, she also revealed an interesting piece of Yankee history: she babysat Mickey Mantle's kids!

Martha explained that at the time, family members of the Yankees were living in New Jersey.

“There was a small group of us in Nutley who were asked to babysit a few of the players’ children. And so, through that, I got to know Yogi Berra and Gil McDougald. I never got to meet Mickey Mantle, but I was a big fan of his."

8. She has a few questionable habits when it comes to her diet.

Martha has been known to drink buttermilk straight from the carton and devour pickles from the jar.

I can't judge the pickle part, but the buttermilk is where I draw the line.

9. Martha began her career as a model.

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You need to see the pictures in order to believe that it's her. Martha looks positively radiant!

“I got enough modeling jobs at $50/hour — which was a lot of money at that time,” Martha revealed in an interview.

10. She denies rumors that she got high with Snoop Dogg and Jeff Ross.

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As Martha explained to Seth Myers: "I'll do a lot of things but I won't do that."

She went on to say that there wasn't any need for her to smoke, since she was able to get contact-high just from sitting beside Snoop Dogg!

11. Martha learned from the master herself.

"The original teacher for me was Julia Child. I got to meet her several times and work with her. She got me interested in haute cuisine. I cooked every single recipe in her two big volumes of Mastering the Art of French Cooking."

12. She broke up with Sir Anthony Hopkins because she couldn't stop picturing him as Hannibal Lecter.

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"I went out to dinner with him and then I went back and I saw his piano. He plays a piano and he has a lovely house. And I wanted to invite him to my house in Maine. I have this big old house in Maine. And I kept thinking, I don't know if I can do that."

13. Martha once sent an e-mail to her staff banning black robber-soled shoes!

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According to Martha, she didn't like the black streaks that they were leaving on the office floors.

Only Martha didn't spellcheck the e-mail properly. It ended up reading "Black steaks" instead of "Black streaks".

14. She's done hard time!

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Martha was arrested on charges of insider trading back in 2001. Luckily, the charges were eventually dismissed due to lack of evidence.

Martha wouldn't escape unscathed. She wound up serving five months in federal prison for obstruction charges.