The phenomenon of internet dating has taken the world by storm. It’s no longer strange to reveal that you met your partner online rather than in a bar or out and about in the real world. With apps such as Tinder, this notion of internet dating has been made even easier and much quicker. The idea of meeting people online has even spread to social media platforms where it’s not uncommon for people to meet on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat. Someone may see a picture or a post that someone put up and decide to message them. Often, this may lead to the people in question hitting it off, and before they know it, they are dating.
What is strange, however, is to hear that some celebrities out there, like mere mortals, have met their partners on social media. You may have just assumed that famous people would have no need to use social media as a way of finding someone to date, but the cases on this list prove that wrong. Some of the instances on this list involve celebs finding a regular person to date via the internet, and others show how the web is a useful tool for them to connect with other famous people they want to date.
15. Amber Rose And Wiz Khalifa
Amber Rose has had her fair share of relationships with those in the public eye; most notably, Kanye West. However, her longest lasting relationship was with rapper Wiz Khalifa. When Rose heard that Khalifa had revealed that she was his celebrity crush, she decided to contact him via social media in 2011. The pair soon met up, began dating, and eventually married in 2013. The pair had a happy marriage for a short period of time but after the birth of their son, Sebastian, in 2014, the couple announced that they were separating and going their separate ways. The pair were officially divorced last year in 2016.
14. Aly Raisman And Colton Underwood
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman began dating Oakland Raiders tight end Colton Underwood after he asked her out via a video posted online. After seeing the video, Raisman described it as being “very cute.” She also opened up in the past about how the two managed to meet for a date as they happened to have a perfect lineup in their schedules. “We happened to both be in Denver at the same time. I was there for less than 12 hours, he was flying in for just a few days. It just ended up working perfectly.” The pair hit it off and went on a few more dates before making it official. Unfortunately, the pair split 5 months after Underwood’s video was posted online.
13. Emilio Masella And Snooki
Before Snooki was Snooki and was known as the short party girl on Jersey Shore, she was simply known as Nicole Polizzi, a somewhat normal girl who liked to spend time looking for potential partners on Facebook, apparently. In fact, the reality star met her now ex-boyfriend Emilio Masella this exact way. Masella once spoke out about how he and Snooki met, “We met on Facebook over a year ago. We started talking online again before the show even started airing and started hanging out again.”
12. Jennette McCurdy And Andre Drummond
A while back, actress Jennette McCurdy revealed via the Wall Street Journal how she met her now former boyfriend, all thanks to the internet. She stated, “I logged on to Twitter and saw my timeline clogged with people telling me to follow @DRE_DRUMMOND_. Five tweets are easy to ignore; hundreds are not…I read the guy’s Wikipedia page…confronted by statistics and a bunch of basketball jargon, I gathered that he was gifted at basketball…and super, super tall.” McCurdy went onto reveal that she later checked out Drummond’s Instagram. “Judging by the amount of me related posts he had shared, it seemed he had been expressing his crush on me for quite some time. I found it sweet, gutsy, and flattering. It’s hard not to be impressed by a boy that will express his feelings for you in front of hundreds of thousands of people. I followed him back on Twitter and sent him a public message. We had a brief banter and then he sent me a private message with his phone number. Inevitably, I utilized it,” she said.
11. Bella Thorne And Gregg Sulkin
The next two stars on our list who met over social media are Bella Thorne and Gregg Sulkin. Throne and Sulkin had been friends for many years but it was due to social media that things got serious between the two. After flirting online with Sulkin by posting numerous photos of him on her Twitter, Bella’s fans encouraged her to date the actor. Shortly after this, the pair went public with their romance and dated for over a year. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out for the pair. Bella later took to Twitter to state, “Things just didn’t end up working the way we had hoped. But I’ll always love the bub.” Rumors that the pair may have reconciled began to surface earlier this year when the pair were spotted canoodling, but it seems that fans of the couple may have to wait to see if these guys will ever reconcile in the future.
10. Nick Young And Iggy Azalea
Nick Young and Iggy Azalea are the perfect example of how love can blossom between two people on social media. Singer/rapper Azalea first learned of Young’s romantic intentions towards her after he took to his Twitter account to declare that she was his #Womancrushwednesday and continued to direct tweets like this towards the star until she eventually responded. Everything was going great for the lovebirds and they even got engaged in 2015 at Young’s 30th birthday bash. Nevertheless, it was heartbreak for Iggy later that year when a video surfaced online in which Young can be seen bragging about cheating on his fiancée. The video was proven to be real when Iggy took to her Twitter to reveal, “This is just like a second shot to the chest. And I feel like I don’t know who the hell it is I’ve been loving all this time. People in this world really are f—ked up.”
9. Naya Rivera And Big Sean
The next pair of social media lovebirds on our list comes in the form of Naya Rivera and Big Sean. Former Glee star Rivera had quite an infamous relationship with the rapper, but did you know it all began on Twitter? The pair are said to have spent a significant amount of time tweeting back and forth at each other, before finally meeting in real life. “I had followed him, and then he sent me a little message like, ‘I’m a fan.’ Then we went to dinner. And the rest is history,” stated Rivera when she was asked about how the pair met. The couple began dating in April of 2013, and by October, they were so smitten with each other they became engaged. However, by the following April, the pair called it quits. Interestingly, a few months following their split, Rivera went on to marry her ex-boyfriend, Ryan Dorsey, and as you may know, Big Sean went on to date Ariana Grande.
8. Jake T. Austin And Danielle Ceaser
The tale of Jake T. Austin and Danielle Ceaser is one that will offer hope an inspiration to all fan girls out there. Danielle Ceaser spent five years messaging and tweeting Jake T. Austin trying to get his attention. The star of Wizards of Waverly Place and The Fosters eventually decided to respond to one of Ceaser’s tweets, and the rest, as they say, is history. Eventually, the pair decided to meet up and began dating in early 2016. And since then, the pair has been going strong. It shows that Ceaser’s years of cyber stalking and trying to get the attention of her celebrity crush really did pay off in the end.
7. Ariana Grande And Jai Brooks
The story of Ariana Grande and Jai Brooks is quite a sweet one, and it may give hope to some out there who one day wish to date their celebrity crush. In 2012, Brooks, who is a YouTuber, uploaded a video on to his channel in which he listed all the reasons why he believes Grande should date him. Brooks is said to have also tweeted Grande, and when her mother showed her the YouTube video, she encouraged the singer to give it a shot. This is exactly what Grande did, and the pair went on to date on and off for two years. They reached their first bump in the road in 2013 when Brooks accused Grande of cheating on him with Nathan Sykes. Grande denied these claims, saying that the YouTuber was just trying to get his “fifteen minutes of fame.” Despite these ugly claims on both sides, the pair managed to reconcile in 2014 and dated for a few months before finally calling it quits.
6. Ariana Grande And Mac Miller
Yes, not only did Ariana meet her ex-boyfriend, Jai Brooks, due to the wonder that is the internet, but she also has it to thank for her current relationship with Mac Miller. This story dates all the way back to 2012 when Miller slid into Grande’s DMs, leading to the pair striking up a friendship. After this, the pair remained friends for years and even recorded a duet together, before eventually going on to begin dating in 2016. In Miller’s very first DM to Grande, he wished the singer a Happy Thanksgiving and asked if she would one day like to sing with him. Neither of the stars would have presumed at this point that they would go on to begin dating four years later. Miller and Grande’s relationship is still going strong today.
5. Austin Mahone And Katya Henry
Next up, we have singer Austin Mahone who met his ex-girlfriend, Katya Henry, through Instagram. Austin was scrolling through the social media app when he happened upon fitness star Henry’s page. Mahone decided he was going to message Henry, and when he did, she quickly responded. The pair began messaging back and forth for a time before finally meeting in person. Mahone once opened up about how he met Henry, “I mean it’s classic, new generation kind of meet-up thing. It’s crazy. I just think how funny it would be if I told my kids one day I met her through Instagram. That will sound so funny.” Although the couple had a happy relationship for a significant amount of time, they decided to call it quits earlier this year.
4. Calvin Harris And Rita Ora
Before his highly-publicized and talked-about relationship with Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris was pretty serious with British singer Rita Ora. In fact, the pair dated for over a year between 2013 and 2014. Ora revealed that Harris reached out to her on Twitter before they met in real life, and when they did meet, it was instant chemistry. Although the pair have Twitter to thank for the beginning of their romance and a way for the two to make contact, it was also the platform on which they announced their breakup. The pair announced that they were separating on Twitter which was followed by a rather nasty feud, with both Harris and Ora sending tweets directed at one another that didn’t exactly contain loving and romantic sentiments. It’s clear that Harris is not great at ending relationships on good terms as his failed romance with Taylor Swift also seemed to end with the pair feeling resentment towards one another.
3. Wells Adams And Sarah Hyland
Wells Adams and Sarah Hyland are stars on two very different platforms, but thanks to the modern world of social media, these two were able to get their very first introduction. You will recognize Hyland for playing one of the stars on Modern Family and Wells for his stint on the Bachelorette. The pair recently fueled romance rumors when they were spotted out and about rocking a Stranger Things couple’s costume. However, since then, Wells has gotten rather candid in an interview, admitting that he and Hyland are an item and that the couple have Twitter to thank. “The internet — it’s amazing,” he joked when asked how they met and added, “I’m amazed how smart the internet is. Because I just assume everyone on Twitter is an idiot, and then I’m like, ‘Wow!’” When asked for more details about their relationship, he said it is all in his social media. “There’s nothing really to say. Like, if you want to know — to be fair, if you want to know anything, just look on my social media.” Only time will tell how things will unfold for these two, but right now, they have social media to be grateful to for their happy pairing.
2. Ricky Martin And Jwan Yosef
Ricky Martin has always been talkative about his pop career, but usually chooses to keep his personal life quiet. Nevertheless, the singer spoke out about how he met his current fiancé, Jwan Josef, on Instagram. He stated, “I was scrolling, and I see this beautiful piece of art and I’m like ‘Woah, how cool? Who’s this?’ Then I start checking and all of a sudden, I’m like ‘Ooh, ooh.’ And then I wrote to him.” Martin also revealed how he and painter Yosef proceeded to talk online for the next six months. He said, “We talked about art, nothing sexy. It was all about art and life in general. He used to live in London, I went to London and met him.” Since that point, the couple has enjoyed a great relationship and became engaged on November 16th, 2016.
1. Mandy Moore And Taylor Goldsmith
Mandy Moore has always been keen on musicians and was previously married to Ryan Adams. Since her divorce, though, the This Is Us actress has found love with another music man in the form of Taylor Goldsmith, front man of the band Dawes. Sparks first flew between the pair when Moore posted a picture of a Dawes album cover and posted it on Instagram to show that she as a fan of the band. Moore stated, “I took a picture of their album and posted it on Instagram. Somehow, Taylor saw it and sent a note to me. We started emailing back and forth, then we went on a date, and the rest is history. Thanks Instagram, for helping me meet my fiancé,” she finished. This really is a nice story that proves love really can be found online.
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