There are no better love stories than the ones that incorporate some sort of magic or unexpected turn of events. Every couple has their own story to tell and most people are interested in knowing how the relationship unfolds. As much as we love to hear about celebrity couples, the story is usually the same. The two stars usually meet through work or through mutual celebrity friends, begin a love affair traveling to exotic countries and going on expensive dates, and end up marrying within a matter of months. However, we can also (usually) predict how the story ends. Despite this, some celebrities have a different story to tell. Sometimes A-list celebrities find their Z-list partners, but in a few cases, some fell in love with their biggest fans! There is hope for us all!
Jessica Alba And Cash Warren
To most, the thought of marrying our celebrity crush is a distant dream. But our faith in miracles has been restored given the few lucky people who did manage to do this.
Back in 2004, while filming for Fantastic Four and at the height of her career, Jessica met Cash. Cash Warren was working on the set as a production assistant. He managed to woo the celebrity “hottie” and the pair married four years later. They have two daughters together.
Nicolas Cage And Alice Kim
While Alice Kim was working as a waitress at the Los Angeles restaurant Kabuki, she was over the moon to see her celebrity crush, Nicolas Cage, walk in, and asked for his autograph.
After becoming a regular customer, the two hit it off and two months later were married. They married quickly so that Kim could travel to South Africa to support Nicolas’s film Lord of War, but in 2016 they divorced after 11 years together. They share a son, Kal-El.
Ruben Studdard And Surata Zuri McCants
A dream certainly came true for this fan. Having appeared on the second season of American Idol, Ruben won the hearts of many females with his voice.
One of which was his fan Surata, who went to an Atlanta Walmart to get her CD signed and meet the winner of the show. Having made a great first impression, Ruben followed her to the toy department and asked for her phone number. They wed two years later but filed for divorce four years later in 2011.
Adam Sandler And Jackie Titone
Jackie was a great admirer of Sandler’s work and through a mutual friend, Rob Schneider, the two met. She was given the chance to play alongside Adam in Big Daddy acting as a waitress who took an order from Adam’s character in the sports bar.
After dating for one year, Titone converted to Judaism, and in 2003, the couple tied the knot. Together they have had two children, Sadie and Sunny, and Titone has starred in many of Sandler’s films including Little Nicky and Grown Ups.
Matt Damon And Luciana Barroso
Matt and Luciana’s eyes met in 2003 at a bar in Miami where Luciana worked as a waitress. As Damon tried to hide from fans behind the bar, he saw her “I literally saw her across a crowded room, literally,” he told Ellen DeGeneres.
Damon was in Miami filming Stuck On You. It was love at first sight and the couple married in 2005. Since, they have had four children together and are still going strong, proving the dream can come alive for anyone.
Adam Shulman And Anne Hathaway
Actor-turned-jewelry designer Adam Shulman had always had a crush on actress Anne Hathaway but chose not to ask her out as he assumed she was already dating someone, but fortunately, she wasn’t.
Meeting through a friend at the Palm Springs Film Festival, it became clear that the feelings were not just one-sided. Anne revealed to a friend, “I’m going to marry that man.” Anne asked Shulman on a trip six weeks after meeting, which was a success. They married in 2012 and welcomed a son, Jonathan, in April 2016.
Wiz Khalifa And Amber Rose
Before the pair even met, Wiz Khalifa was crushing hard on the model. When asked who his ideal girl would be in an interview, he simply replied “Amber Rose.”
Flattered, she then hit him up on Twitter saying, “That’s really cute,” and the rest was history. Shortly after giving birth to their son in 2013, the couple got married. However, after a year they filed for divorce. Despite the divorce, they both remain devoted to their child and were seen kissing on the red carpet in 2017.
Steve Harvey And Marjorie Bridges-Woods
When comedian Steve Harvey spotted Marjorie in the crowd of his 1990 comedy show in Memphis, he made a joke. “I don’t know who you are,” he said to his fan, “but I’m going to marry you.”
However, he did not expect that this would actually happen. The couple began dating but soon after broke up because of the stress of long distance. 17 years later, the couple reconnected and finally married in 2007. They both have children from previous marriages.
Prince William And Kate Middleton
It has been rumored that while Kate attended Marlborough College in Wiltshire, England, at the age of 13, she had a poster of Prince William on her bedroom wall.
Kate was given the chance to meet her childhood crush at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland where they attended, “I actually think I went bright red,” she revealed. “I sort of scuttled off, feeling very shy.” In 2011, Kate became royal when the couple tied the knot.
John Travolta And Kelly Preston
Travolta won 16-year-old Kelly over when she saw a Grease poster of him on her way out of a movie theater and she announced that she just knew she would be with him, “I’m going to marry that man,” she said.
Lucky for Kelly, her dreams came true, and four years after working together on the 1987 film, The Experts, she married her favorite film star in 1991. They are parents to daughter Ella and sons Benjamin and Jett, who tragically passed away in 2009.
Josh Duhamel And Fergie
Actor Josh Duhamel had a crush on the Black Eyed Peas singer from the moment he set eyes on her. In an interview with InStyle, Duhamel named the pop star, Fergie, as his celebrity crush.
After convincing the show he was on at the time, Las Vegas, to host the band, he finally got to meet her. Lucky for Duhamel, Fergie was keen and in 2009 they got married. Four years later, in 2013, Fergie gave birth to their son Axl Jack Duhamel.
Patrick Dempsey And Jillian Fink
Jillian Fink was working as a hairdresser in 1994 when her favorite ’80s actor, Patrick Dempsey, booked an appointment with her. She could barely contain her excitement at the time.
“I was shocked,” she recalled. “But at the same time, I was happy because he was so cute.” She obviously did a good job at cutting his hair as in 1999 Jillian and Patrick got married. Fink became his wife and hairstylist. They have welcomed three children and, despite some divorce rumors, they still seem happy together.
Carmelo Anthony And La La
Carmelo Anthony watched La La Vazquez present music videos and developed a mad crush on the MTV VJ. He took it upon himself to ask a close friend to introduce them.
DJ Clue initiated the introduction while on an MTV show with La La. The pair started their journey as friends but this evolved over time into something more. In July 2010 the couple got married and later had son, Kiyan. Sadly, they broke up after nearly seven years of marriage.
Kim Kardashian And Kanye West
They are one of Hollywood’s most talked about couples, but what many do not know is that Kanye had been a huge fan of Kim for years after seeing her in a photo with Paris Hilton in the early 2000s.
Despite having to wait some time due to many obstacles, such as Kim’s ex Kris, the couple finally met and married in a lavish Italian wedding in May 2014. They have three kids; North, Saint, and Chicago.
Reese Witherspoon And Jim Toth
In 2009, Toth was at a bar with his friend who was making a fool of himself to celebrity Reese Witherspoon. Toth came to his crush Witherspoon’s rescue and asked her to forgive his friend.
Toth dragged his friend away and that was that. Luckily, that was not the last time Reese would cross paths with the talent agent. They started dating and eventually tied the knot in 2011. Together they have had one child, and raise Witherspoon’s children from her previous husband, Ryan Phillippe.
Liza Powel And Conan O’Brien
At a taping of his show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Conan spotted his wife-to-be amongst the set. Liza Powel was working as a representative of one of the advertisers in the show and she appeared in a skit segment.
O’Brien admitted to falling for Liza right away and the couple wed in 2oo2. “Somewhere, in the vault at NBC, there’s footage of me literally falling for my wife on camera,” he said. They have two children together, Beckett and Neve. They have been married for fifteen years.
Danny Moder And Julia Roberts
Roberts met Moder while shooting The Mexican when he was working as a cameraman. As Moder looked through the lens, he fell deeply for the Pretty Women star.
At the time, both were having separate relationship issues and soon fell in love. Moder was wanting to end his marriage of four years with Vera Moder and Roberts was in a relationship with Brad Pitt. Eventually, Vera finally agreed to a divorce, and less than a year later, Moder married Roberts.
Kelsey Grammer And Kayte Walsh
Kelsey did not have the best of luck in his love life. Before meeting flight attendant Kayte Walsh, he had been married three times.
When they met he was still married to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer and he quickly filed for divorce. Kayte was a huge Frasier fan and married the man she grew up watching on TV in 2011 at The Plaza Hotel. They now have three children together; Faith, Kelsey, and Auden.
Elvis Presley And Priscilla Beaulieu
At the time, Presley was “The King” to every girl, and to them, Priscilla seemed like the luckiest girl in the world. The two met in 1959 while Elvis was stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army and Priscilla was only 14.
Their romance developed resulting in marriage many years later in Las Vegas when Priscilla was only 21. Nine months after their wedding day they had a daughter, Lisa Marie, but unfortunately divorced five years later with Priscilla leaving him for her karate teacher.
Sandra Bullock and Jesse James
Despite an ugly ending, the couple had a beautiful start. When Bullock’s godson asked for a tour on the set of Monster Garage, she arranged for a visit in 2003 with Jesse James being the host of the show.
The happy couple married in a private ceremony in Santa Barbara, CA. But in March 2010, it was revealed James had been having an affair with model Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, and soon other women came forward with similar claims. Sandra filed for divorce a month later.
Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes
Like every young girl with a crush, Katie would keep pictures of Cruise in her textbooks and hope one day she could marry the Hollywood actor. Even at nine years old she would watch Top Gun and admire Cruise from afar.
The dream for this young girl did come true and in 2006 they got married in Italy’s Odescalchi Castle. Together they had a daughter, Suri. Sadly, though, the marriage lasted only 6 years and the beautiful couple divorced in 2012.
David Beckham And Victoria Adams
As soon as David Beckham saw Victoria Adams (aka Posh Spice) perform in her ’90s band, Spice Girls, he knew he wanted to meet her and marry her. Fortunately, Victoria later admitted to having checked out the soccer player when looking through magazines.
In 1997, Beckham introduced himself to the pop singer, and the rest was history. The couple got married only two years after meeting each other, and have been together ever since, gaining four children together.
Christian Bale And Sibi Blazic
Before meeting her husband, Sandra “Sibi” Blazic was trying to make a life for herself in Hollywood. She found work as a model, makeup artist, and eventually served as Winona Ryder’s personal assistant.
Being a personal assistant meant Sibi would meet many celebrities, and at a party that happened during the filming of Little Women, she met her crush, Christian Bale. The two had an immediate connection and in the same year, Blazic and Bale escaped to Las Vegas where they eloped. They have been together since.
Ringo Starr And Maureen Cox Starky
While girls all over the planet were literally falling at their feet at seeing a member of the Beatles, this Liverpool trainee hairdresser certainly had a lot of competition to gain the attention of the band’s drummer, Ringo.
She met Ringo at The Cavern Club where the Beatles were performing. As they started dating, Maureen received many threats from her competitors. After finding out that she was pregnant in January 1965, 18-year-old Maureen married Starr in London. Their marriage lasted 8 years.
Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin
Like the Beckhams, sometimes celebrities have their own celebrity crushes. Although a well-established actress, Gwyneth had a crush on the Coldplay lead singer.
A fan of the band’s music too, Paltrow worked up the courage to introduce herself to Chris after a concert in 2002. Martin also had a liking towards the actress, reportedly calling her his “girlfriend” as soon as they met. They married and had two children, Apple and Moses. Sadly they divorced but remained friends.
Tobey Maguire And Jennifer Meyer
Jennifer was a jewelry designer when she met her spiderman husband, Tobey Maguire, while he was filming Seabiscuit. Meyer was a big fan of the actor and made an effort to be introduced to him.
This worked well and the pair became engaged three years later in 2006. They had a daughter, Ruby Sweetheart Maguire, before getting married in 2007. In 2009, they had their second child, son Otis Tobias Maguire. In October 2016 the couple announced they were separating.
Jake T. Austin And Danielle Caeser
This obsessive fan tweeted her celebrity crush for years telling him how much she adored him and wanted to marry him. Disney star Jake started following his superfan back on Instagram after meeting at an event in Planet Hollywood in 2011.
The two eventually became an item and, although they are not married, they are not shy of proving their love for one another all over Instagram, much to the jealousy of many other teenage girls around the world. If Danielle can do it, maybe we all can.
Aaron Paul And Lauren Parsekian
The Breaking Bad actor met his wife, Lauren Parsekian, at Coachella. Lauren, a film director, and Aaron shared their first kiss at the music festival while riding a ferris wheel.
Developing a love for carnivals, they married in Malibu with a Gatsby-themed wedding in 2013 and had their first child in February 2018. Being a fan of the Emmy-winning actor, it seems Paul has an even bigger obsession with his wife given his adorable and doting Instagram posts.
Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon
Carey had been Canon’s dream girl for years despite the 10-year age gap. He even revealed that her posters hung on his wall when he was younger.
Dreams apparently do come true, and after meeting on the set of her music video for song “Bye Bye” they married shortly after in the Bahamas in 2008. In 2011, Mariah gave birth to twins. But their fairytale story was short-lived and they filed for divorce in 2014, with it finalizing in 2016.
Samira Wiley And Lauren Morelli
This is not a smooth love story. Actress Samira Wiley and writer Lauren Morelli were both working on Orange is the New Black when their flirtation began.
Samira was a major fan of Lauren’s writing, and Lauren, who was married to a man at the time, immediately had a crush when watching the actress’s audition tape. Eventually, the crush moved to dating and Morelli divorced from her husband of two years. In 2017 the new couple got married in California.