Julia Fox has admitted on TikTok that she likes living in her self-described “tiny” Manhattan apartment that’s infested with mice because she doesn’t like “excessive displays of wealth.”
“I feel for them,” Fox said in the viral video, which has garnered more than 3.3 million views. “Especially people who have really big houses.” It’s really wasteful when there are so many homeless people in this country. I’m just, I’m not really like that.”
Foxx, 32, went on to give viewers a tour of her modest Manhattan apartment, which shows a balance of chaos and simplicity.
“I never in a million years thought I’d do this, but I believe in maximum transparency, so I’m going to give you a tour of the apartment,” Fox says. “I know I’m going to burn.” And whatever, but I’m hoping that maybe someone can look at this and be like ‘maybe I’m not doing so bad.'”
First, she takes fans into the living room, which she has turned into her bedroom. She says she used her smaller bedroom as a playroom for her son Valentine, whom she welcomed with her ex last February.
Fox then moves to the mirror on the wall, which has photos dedicated to her loved ones who have passed away.
“This is my mirror of nostalgia.” This is Valentino when he was born. This is my friend Harmony who passed away. It’s my friend Jana who passed away,” she says.
The fox then moves into a long corridor.
“This is a very long corridor.” Nothing is happening here.” He then shows the whiteboard with the layout of his son’s kindergarten, with different items lined up in the hallway.
She goes on to show off her “small bathroom”, which can be seen stacked with clothes.
“It’s very small, but it does what it’s supposed to do,” Fox says before heading into the kitchen.
“This is Valentine’s little kitchen, and then this is my kitchen. Don’t judge me, I know. I know it’s really messy.”
Fox then goes on to show off a pile of shoeboxes in the kitchen, adding that it’s “very common for New Yorkers.”
Is it, though?
Fox then enters her son’s room, which is filled with toys galore, a decorative train rug, life-sized stuffed animals and artwork.
“I think I put the most effort into this room.” I really wanted her to have a cute room,” Fox explains in the video. “However, he doesn’t hang out here at all.” He wants to be in his mother’s room. He doesn’t seem to sleep there. He sleeps in bed with me. Yes, we are co-sleepers. Sue me. I do not care.”
At the end of the video, he reveals that he has “a little problem with the mouse.”
“But it’s a problem depending on how you look at it.” I kind of let them swing,” Fox says.
“I appreciate that at night while they are sleeping they clean up the crumbs that my son drops on the floor.” So yeah, I won’t be throwing out the mice anytime soon.”