17 Celebrities Who Married Their Fans, Because Life Really Can Be That Good


It's any obsessive fan's dream to marry their ultimate celebrity crush. Look at how many people were disappointed when Ryan Gosling had a baby with Eva Mendes, despite the fact that there was no chance they would have ended up with him even if he wasn't having a Baby Gos. (A girl can still dream.) However, the idea that an ordinary fan can get together with their idol isn't pure fantasy. These celebrities wed people who used to worship them on a fan level, and it should give all of us a little bit of hope.

John Travolta

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Travolta and his actress wife Kelly Preston may have met while filming a movie together, but she was already a longtime fan of her co-star.

Anne Hathaway

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Hathaway met admirer Adam Schulman through friends in 2008. The two were wed four years later.

Nicolas Cage

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Cage met fan Alice Kim in 2004, when he dined at the restaurant that she worked at. They hit it off, and were married several months later.

Matt Damon

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Damon began dating his fan, Luciana Barroso, when she helped him escape a group of autograph-chasers in Miami.They married in 2005 and have been together ever since.

Ruben Studdard

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Studdard and his then-wife Surata Zuri McCants met at a CD signing in 2008. Unfortunately, the fan/idol romance wasn't built to last, and they divorced in 2012.

Julia Roberts

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Roberts and her now-husband Daniel Moder met when he was working as a cameraman on her film The Mexican in 2000. They married two years later.

Tom Cruise

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Cruise's now-ex, Katie Holmes, used to be his biggest fan before she rose to fame with Dawson's Creek, even stating in interviews how much she wanted to marry him. That's exactly what she did in 2006. One thing that she didn't dream about? That she'd divorce Cruise — which she did six years later.

Patrick Dempsey

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Dempsey's now-wife Jillian Fink was giddy when she found out that the TV star made an appointment for her to cut his hair. The couple married in 1999. Fink still does Dempsey's hair, now as both his stylist and his wife.

Reese Witherspoon

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Witherspoon's husband since 2011 is Jim Toth, who works at CAA, the agency which reps her. (That means it's Toth's job to be Witherspoon’s biggest advocate, you guys.)

Kelsey Grammer

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Grammer met his now-wife, flight attendant and huge Frasier fan Katye Wash, in 2010. They hit it off and began dating, prompting Grammer to divorce his third wife, Camille Donatici.

Adam Sandler

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Jackie Sandler met her now-husband through mutual friends. She admired his work, and was thrilled when he offered her a part in Big Daddy. The couple has been married since 2003, and Jackie has since appeared in a number of Sandler productions, including Little Nicky, Grown Ups, and Blended.

Jerry Seinfeld

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Seinfeld married public relations executive (and major Seinfeld fan) Jessica Sklar in 1999.

Conan O'Brien

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O’Brien admitted that he fell for his now-wife Liza Powel when he saw her in the audience during a taping of his talk show. They wed in 2002.

Tobey Maguire

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Maguire met his jewelry designer wife, Jennifer Meyer, after she was introduced to him on the set of his 2003 film Seabiscuit. They were engaged three years later.

Wiz Khalifa

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Khalifa's wife Amber Rose gushed about his music in the press before she ever started dating the rapper. Rose then shocked the world when she filed for divorce in September 2014.

Steve Harvey

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Harvey met his now-wife Marjorie when she came to see his show in 1990. He allegedly told her that he would "marry her" someday during his routine. He made good on his promise in 2007, after reconnecting with her two years earlier.

Jessica Alba

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Alba and her now-husband Cash Warren met in 2004 when he was working as a production assistant on the set of Fantastic Four.