Most celebrities end up with an equally-famous significant other, but after a while, many of them get sick of the Hollywood dating scene. All the drama, paparazzi and media outlets, making up names like “Brangelina” and “Kimye,” can be unwanted attention for celebs who are just trying to feel out a new relationship and keep their love life private.
Instead of staying single to avoid the drama and paparazzi, there are a few select celebrities who have branched out in an attempt to meet ‘regular’ people. Hanging out at the local bar in middle class neighborhoods isn’t really a safe option, though. Stars might get swamped by fans or scare off conversation with necessary body guards. Thus, meeting people virtually is the most attractive option for big names. If you’re ever perusing Match.com or swiping through Tinder, keep an eye out for these celebrities.
8) Halle Berry
Before Halle Berry married her third husband, Olivier Martinez, in 2013, she dabbled in the online dating scene. Berry would enter chat rooms under an alias in order to talk to strangers without their intimidation of her being a rich, famous actress. She told Contract Magazine in 2006, “I am never who I am. I have been to a couple of dating ones just to see what everybody is talking about. I chime in and say a little fun stuff.”
7) Charlie Sheen
The former Two and a Half Men star tried his hand at online dating, but the regular Joe Schmo dating site wasn’t good enough for what he was looking for. Instead, Sheen signed up for MillionaireMatch.com, a site that brags, “Real Millionaires. Real Luxury. Meet other successful, attractive and available singles.” Sheen really limited his options here by excluding a whole pool of great women who aren’t worth seven digits. We can also understand, though, why he might be worried about a date using him just for his money, though. Sheen was only an active member on the site for a few months, so it didn’t end up working out for him, anyway.
6) Jenny McCarthy
This blonde bombshell might not be who you would expect to seek out the average Joe, but that’s exactly what she was looking for when she tried online dating. Jenny McCarthy signed up for Match.com in 2011, to try to meet someone outside of LA. She told Access Hollywood that she’s looking for someone in the 35 to 48 age range, and that she doesn’t care about looks. She would like a nice guy who isn’t necessarily wealthy but has a steady job. She said about the Hollywood dating scene, “It’s so hard out here in LA. The guys are like chicks out here. There’s no real guy guys, so maybe importing from somewhere will be smart.”
5) Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom is another movie star who has tried to meet people online. Instead of a traditional dating website, Bloom created a fake Facebook identity in 2007, with which he befriended and messaged women. Just imagine an episode of Catfish, where the woman finds out Bloom is the internet boyfriend she’s been chatting with! The Facebook thing obviously didn’t work out too well, though, because Bloom married Miranda Kerr in 2010, who he definitely didn’t meet from creeping on Facebook.
4) Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry is best known for his role on the sitcom Friends, but what you might not know is despite his many celebrity beaus, he was still looking for love elsewhere, at least in 2008. Perry signed up for “Rich Soulmate,” a dating site similar to the one Charlie Sheen used. Reportedly, Perry’s profile got so many hits when it went up, the entire site crashed. In his profile, Perry described himself as “cute and adorable, yet pained and lonely.” We’re not sure if Perry actually met up with any of his matches, but he’s still single, so the site must not have done the trick.
3) Deborah Ann Woll
Deborah Ann Woll plays a vampire in the television series True Blood, but seducing mortals in real life is a whole different story. That’s why Woll turned to Match.com to help her find her other half. In Woll’s case, online dating was the way to go because the man she met on the site, EJ Scott, had been her boyfriend for several years now. Scott has choroideremia, a disease that affects his eyesight, and Woll was inspired by his strength and honesty about it right away. For Scott, it was Woll’s smile that made him fall for her on the first date.
2) Ashton Kutcher
Although Ashton Kutcher married his That 70s Show co-star, Mila Kunis this past summer, it seems as though that didn’t stop him from frequenting the dating app, Tinder. Kutcher signed up for Tinder in March, so maybe he was having cold feet before the wedding or just wanted to see what the popular app was all about. Kutcher isn’t the only celebrity who’s on Tinder, though. Other stars like Lindsay Lohan are also signing up for the site, so much so that Tinder is rolling out a new verification account for their famous users. That way, when you swipe to see Kutcher’s face on your iPhone, you’ll know it’s really him.
1) Jennifer Aniston
In 2010, Jennifer Aniston became fed up with dating in the industry and decided to give online dating a go. A source told Now Magazine that “She’s convinced the real reason she’s still single is because she’s been mixing business with pleasure,” which is why she wanted to expand her dating circle by going online. Reportedly, Aniston paid six figures to Kelleher International for the virtual profile, which had a fake name and no pictures. Right away, Aniston was attracted to two men on the site, a doctor and a business executive. Nothing ever came of it, though, because Aniston is back to dating around Hollywood; she’s currently seeing actor Justin Theroux.