Sometimes a celebrity crush becomes more than a crush. Some people feel they have a deep connection with their celebrity crush. While most people get to eventually meet their celebrity crush, for some people a meet up leads to something more. Those lucky few lucky people get to date, and even marry their celebrity crush. Although this seems unheard of, it actually happens. Celebrities date, and even marry, their fans more often than you think.
After learning that many celebrities have married their fans, you are probably wondering how you can meet and make a strong connection with your celebrity crush. Many celebrity and fan love stories begin on a movie set, event, or a place where the celebrity is working. But, the rest of celebrity and fan love stories begin during everyday activities, such as hanging out with mutual friends, or bumping into one another at a store, restaurant, or bar.
Basically, if you do not work with your celebrity crush, or you do not know somebody who is close with your celebrity crush, you either have to meet your celebrity at one of their events or appearances, or you have to leave your chance of love up to fate. Just to prove that celebrities do actually marry their fans, continue below to learn about ten lucky fans who married their celebrity crush.
Maybe the celebrity and fan love stories below will give you an idea of how you can make the sparks fly between yourself and celebrity crush.
10 Adam Shulman
In 2008, Anne Hathaway split from Raffaello Follieri, who has her boyfriend for four years. After her breakup with Follieri, Hathaway told herself that she wasn’t going to rush into anything serious, and that she was just going to date around. But, later that year Hathaway met fan Adam Shulman, through a mutual friend, at the Palm Springs Film Festival. Although the two had immediate chemistry, they both thought that the other was committed to someone else. But, six weeks after they met Hathaway had an extra ticket to a trip to New Orleans. Her best friends couldn’t go, and Hathaway learned that Shulman was single, so she invited him to go to New Orleans with her. The trip was a success, and after dating for four years, Shulman and Hathaway got married. Four years after tying the knot, the couple welcomed their first child, Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman.
9 Danny Moder
While most celebrity and fan love stories start with love at first sight, for both people, this isn’t the case for Danny Moder’s love story. In 2001, Moder was working as a cameraman for the movie The Mexican, which starred his celebrity crush, Julia Roberts. At the time, Moder and Roberts were busy with their own relationship problems. Moder was in a rocky relationship with his wife of four years, Vera Moder. Although Danny was ready to divorce Vera, she was reluctant to agree. As for Roberts, she was in a relationship with Brad Pitt. Although Moder and Roberts had different relationship issues, the two began a relationship. Vera finally agreed to a divorce, and less than a year later, Moder married Roberts. Since then, they have had three children, Hazel, Phinnaeus, and Henry. Although the pair have been married for thirteen years, there is speculation that they are planning on getting a divorce, which proves that marrying your celebrity crush doesn’t make the recipe for a perfect marriage.
8 Jim Toth
Sometimes love is all about the timing, and for Jim Toth, time was on his side. In 2009, Toth was at a bar with his friend, when he noticed that his friend was making an idiot of himself to Toth’s celebrity crush, Reese Witherspoon. Toth quickly came to Witherspoon’s rescue, and asked her to forgive his friend, as he had recently just broken up with someone, and was in a bad place. Toth pulled his friend out of the situation, and the two went their separate ways. Eventually, Toth and Witherspoon’s paths crossed again, as he is a Hollywood agent who works with actors such as, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. After ending her relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal, Witherspoon began dating Toth. The two eventually tied the knot in 2011 at a ranch in Ojai, California. Since then, the pair have had one child, and have continued to raise Witherspoon’s two children from her previous marriage to Ryan Phillippe.
7 Jackie Titone
In the late 1990s, Jackie Titone was trying to make her big break, as an actress, in Hollywood. In 1999, Titone landed a small role as a waitress in the film, Big Daddy, which starred her celebrity crush, Adam Sandler. While one set, Titone and Sandler met and got to know each other. After dating for one year, Titone converted to Judaism, and in 2003, she married Sandler. Since then, the pair have had two children, Sadie and Sunny, and Titone has starred in many of Sandler’s films.
6 Gwyneth Paltrow
Celebrities can still have celebrity crushes. Even though Gwyneth Paltrow is an established actress, she was a fan girl of Coldplay. She notably had a crush on the band’s lead singer, Chris Martin. After a Coldplay concert, in 2002, Paltrow worked up the courage to introduce herself to the famous singer. Immediately, the two hit it off. They eventually got married and had two children, Apple and Moses. But, in 2015, the couple announced their divorce, and has since been living their separate lives.
5 David Beckham
Much like Gwyneth Paltrow’s story, soccer star David Beckham had his own celebrity crush. In the 1990s, the Spice Girls was the band of the decade. Everyone loved the Spice Girls, even soccer superstar Beckham. But, Beckham had his sights on one particular member of the band, Posh Spice (aka Victoria Adams, now known as Victoria Beckham). In 1997, Beckham introduced himself to Adams, and the rest has been history. The couple got married only two years after knowing each other, and since then have had four children together.
4 Josh Duhamel
Coming in at number four is yet again another story of celebrity who happened to marry their celebrity crush. This celebrity love story starts five years before Josh Duhamel even met his celebrity crush. In an interview with InStyle, Duhamel named the popstar, Fergie, as his celebrity crush. Fast forward five years later, and Duhamel finally met the attractive pop star. Then, in 2009 Duhamel and Fergie got married. Four years later, in 2013, Fergie gave birth to their son Axl Jack Duhamel. Even though Duhamel and Fergie have been married for seven years, their marriage hasn’t been completely glamorous. One year into their marriage, allegations surfaced that Duhamel had cheated on his celebrity wife. This proves that married life with your celebrity crush isn’t just glamour and fantasy.
3 Luciana Barroso
Luciana Barroso was just an ordinary bartender in Miami when one eventful night changed her life. In 2002, Matt Damon was filming Stuck on You in Miami. One night, Damon was at the bar that Barroso worked at, and decided to hide behind the bar to avoid attention. Barroso stumbled upon Damon, and asked what he was doing behind the bar. Instantly, Damon and Barroso felt a connection. In 2005, Damon and Barroso got married. Since then, they have had three kids, Isabella, Gia, and Stella. Damon also fathers Barroso’s daughter, Alexia, from a previous relationship. Damon and Barroso’s successful marriage proves that although you may meet your celebrity crush in an unusual circumstance, the relationship can be extremely successful.
2 Sibi Blazic
Prior to meeting and marrying her celebrity crus, Sandra “Sibi” Blazic was just a girl trying to make a living in Hollywood. Blazic sought after every opportunity that she was given. She worked as a model, makeup artist, and even served as Winona Ryder’s personal assistant. During her time as Winona Ryder’s personal assistant, Blazic met many celebrities, notably Christian Bale in 2000. The two hit it off, and in the same year Blazic and Bale escaped to Las Vegas, where they eloped. Although it seems like the multi-faceted business woman and famous actor rushed into things, their marriage has lasted for 16 years, and they have two children together. So, if you’ve had bad luck meeting your celebrity crush in public, consider becoming a personal assistant to another celebrity. After all, celebrities tend to be closer to other celebrities rather than everyday people.
1 Cash Warren
As a production assistant, Cash Warren was used to being surrounded by actors and actresses. But, it wasn’t until 2004, on the set of Fantastic Four that he met, and fell in love, with his celebrity crush Jessica Alba. For both Warren and Alba, it was love at first sight. After spending four years together, the two agreed that they were soulmates, and tied the knot. Since their marriage, Warren and Alba have had two children, and have proved that sometimes you can mix business with pleasure.