We all have celebrity crushes, but most of us never come within a foot of the superstars we lovingly adore. In the minds of obsessed fans, they believe all it takes is a chance meeting to make their celebrity crush fall deeply in love with them. After years of daydreaming and obsessing, many fans do get the chance to meet the stars of their dreams, but those meetings don’t always go as planned.
With huge, 6-foot-tall bodyguards standing nearby, paparazzi cameras going off and blinding everyone within reach, and a gaggle of equally obsessed fans vying for the star’s attention, it’s just not realistic that a celebrity would even give you the time of day in real life. You may manage to score a hookup, but spending eternity as husband and wife? Now that is highly unlikely…unless you get really lucky.
For a chosen few, the really lucky, marrying the celebrity of their dreams turns from a fantasy into reality in the blink of an eye. From Luciana Bozan’s unexpected run-in with actor Matt Damon that quickly turned into love, to Katie Holmes marrying Tom Cruise after years of praying for him during her teenage years, marrying a celebrity was a dream come true for these number one fans.
So no matter what, don’t give up hope! All it takes is one chance meeting before you’re the next Mister or Misses of an A-list celebrity. But until then, check out this list of 10 celebrities who fell in love and married one of their fans!
10. Matt Damon
Actor Matt Damon met his wife, Luciana Bozan, after she helped him escape a group of eager fans in Miami, Florida. Bozan was a bartender in the city at the time, and Damon was in town to film his 2003 movie, Stuck On You. When Damon ran into the place she worked and hid behind the bar to escape the crowd, he and Luciana locked eyes, and it was love at first sight! After their chance meeting, the two began dating, and Luciana quickly won Damon’s heart. They married in 2005, and they are raising their three children (and a daughter from Luciana’s previous relationship) together.
9. Rubben Studdard
American Idol winner Rubben Studdard rose to fame after he won the second season of the hit show. He immediately recorded an album and traveled the U.S. performing his hit songs. While at a CD signing at a Walmart in Atlanta, Studdard met a fan, Surata Zuri McCants, who was in line to get a CD signed for a friend. The two began dating in October 2006, and in June 2008, they tied the knot in a private ceremony in Alabama. Unfortunately, this love didn’t last, and Studdard filed for divorce in 2011.
8. Jesse James
As odd as it may sound, Sandra Bullock was actually a fan of Jesse James before the two tied the knot in 2005. Bullock took her 10-year-old godson to the set of James’ show, Monster Garage, and the two hit it off. They were married for five years before James was exposed as a cheater. This was definitely a case of when marrying a fan goes terribly wrong.
7. Keyshia Cole
Singer Keyshia Cole frequently penned songs about heartbreak, but all that changed when she met her fan and former NBA player, Daniel Gibson. Gibson was a fan of Cole, and had been interested in meeting her. So, when Cole’s stylist gave him the singer’s email address, he didn’t waste anytime reaching out to her! Gibson reportedly emailed Cole a few times before she actually responded. They emailed back and forth for a few months before finally meeting face-to-face in Los Angeles. Gibson was quoted as saying, “I knew she was going to be my wife before I met her.” They tied the knot in 2011, and although they are currently separated, they are working hard to get their relationship back on track.
6. Nicolas Cage
After two failed marriages with fellow celebrities, Patricia Arquette and Lisa Marie Presley, Nicolas Cage decided to look for love in an unlikely place. The actor met his third wife, Alice Kim, while she was working as a server at the Los Angeles restaurant Kabuki. Kim was a big fan of Cage’s movies, so she didn’t hesitate to slide him her digits. The two had a whirlwind romance and got married in 2004, just months after Cage’s divorce from Presley was finalized. In 2005, the couple welcomed their baby boy, Kal-El, into the world.
5. Tom Cruise
As a student at a Catholic high school, Katie Holmes would reportedly pray for Tom Cruise every day during her religion class. According to a former classmate, Holmes also kept photos of the actor inside her textbook. It was your typical teenage crush, but when Holmes became an adult, this crush turned into a full-blown romance. Just weeks after ending her relationship with Dawson’s Creek co-star Joshua Jackson, Holmes began dating Cruise. One year later, they were married in a Scientologist ceremony in Bracciano, Italy. In 2006, their daughter, Suri, was born. Despite being swept off her feet, and Cruise’s infamous jump on Oprah’s couch, the couple divorced in 2012.
4. John Travolta
After ending her relationship with Charlie Sheen, Kelly Preston met John Travolta on the set of the movie, The Experts. It was the first time the two actors had met, but Preston said she always knew she would meet and marry Travolta because she saw it all play out in a vision. Her crush for the actor began when she was just 16 years old. When she was coming out a movie theater, she saw a poster for Grease, and she knew from that moment on she would be with him.
13 years later, Preston’s vision came to fruition when she and Travolta tied the knot in 1991. Their marriage has survived conflicting schedules and the death of their son, Jett, in 2009. We think this is one celebrity-fan marriage that will definitely stand the test of time.
3. Kim Kardashian
Despite being involved with other women, Kanye West always knew Kim Kardashian would be his wife. The rapper first spotted the reality television star in a paparazzi photo she took alongside her former BFF, Paris Hilton. West asked his friend, “Have you seen that girl Kim Kar-dijon?” Despite totally butchering her name, Kardashian and West became friends, and when the two found themselves single at the same time, sparks began to fly.
Even though Kardashian was still legally married to Kris Humphries at the time, she gave her number one fan a shot. Their romance included almost two years of dating followed by a daughter and a beautiful Florence, Italy wedding in 2014. In 2015, Kardashian gave birth to their son, Saint. West is still Kardashian’s number one fan, and he frequently references her in his music.
Josh Duhamel got candid during a 2004 InStyle magazine interview, where he confessed he had recurring (and naughty) dreams about singer Fergie. Duhamel’s fiancée at the time, Kristy Pierce, was likely livid at his confession, but Duhamel wasn’t going to let anyone stand in the way of his celebrity crush!
When The Black Eyed Peas filmed a cameo on Duhamel’s show, Las Vegas, Duhamel finally came face-to-face with his dream girl. Instead of impressing her with a smooth pickup line, Duhamel blurted out, “You’re hot!” Thankfully, Fergie wasn’t offended, and even told Duhamel she had read his InStyle magazine interview. The two began dating and were married in 2009. They have one son, Axl Jack.
1. Adam Sandler
Jackie Titone was a huge Adam Sandler fan, and luckily, she got the chance to meet him through their mutual friend, Rob Schneider. Sandler then offered Titone a role in his 1999 film, Big Daddy, and the rest is history! Titone wasn’t going to let anything stand in the way of being with her celebrity crush, so she converted to Judaism in 2000, and the two were married in 2003. They now have two daughters together.