If you’ve ever fantasized about marrying your celebrity crush, then these stories of stars who walked down the aisle with their fans will surely keep your hope alive. Most celebs may appear to be living in a different world entirely, one of power, money, and fame. But some of them are relatively down to Earth and have chosen partners who aren’t as well-known to the public.
Although it would seem like it rarely happens, you’d be surprised by how many celebrities have settled down with a fan. Who knows, you could be the next celebrity enthusiast that finds themselves exchanging vows with a star! Just being at the right place and at the right time can make all of your dreams come true! Here are some stories about celebrities who married their biggest fans for inspiration.
Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink (Hairstylist and Makeup Artist)
Patrick Dempsey fell in love with his hairstylist, Jillian Frank, and married her in 1999. The Grey’s Anatomy star who plays Doctor Derek Shepherd, aka “McDreamy,” is said to have shed tears of joy on his wedding day as his wife walked down the aisle. While the couple has been able to keep their family together over the years, they were on the brink of splitting just a few years ago.
“Our marriage was not something I was prepared to let go of,” Dempsey revealed in an interview. “I didn’t feel like we had done all the work. And we both wanted to do that work. That’s where it started.” They’ve since been able to work things out and continue to focus on their relationship as well as their family. Together the couple has three children.
Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer (Jewelry Designer)
Tobey Maguire met jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, a longtime fan of the actor while filming Seabiscuit at Universal Studios. Meyer is the daughter of Ronald Meyer, the former president and CEO of Universal Studios, and was hardly a stranger to the Hollywood lifestyle. Best known for his roles in Spider-man, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and The Great Gatsby, Maguire met Meyer in 2003 and the pair tied the knot in Hawaii just three years later after the birth of their first child.
The couple had their second child in 2009, but unfortunately, the relationship didn’t last. Although Meyer has gone on record saying Macguire is a fantastic father, the couple ended their marriage after nine years together. They were divorced in 2017.
Conan O'Brien and Liza Powel (Ad Rep)
Comedian Conan O’Brien said he fell in love with his now-wife, Liza Powel the very moment he saw her in the audience while he was taping an episode of his show, Late Night With Conan O’Brien. His now-wife, Liza Powel, appeared on the show in an advertising skit involving Foote, Cone & Belding, where she was working as senior copywriter.
The couple dated for just 18 months before they tied the knot in 2002 in Powel's hometown of Seattle. When asked why he fell in love with his wife, the talk-show host said it was because she is extremely beautiful and that she happens to be a very good person. The pair now have two kids together.
Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh (Flight Attendant)
Kelsey Grammer met Kayte Walsh, a British flight attendant, as she served him coffee at 35,000 feet. While the two didn’t exactly join the mile-high club, they spent a romantic evening in London just a few days later. Although the pair met while Kelsey was still married to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer, their affair went on for six months.
Grammer allegedly ended his marriage in a text message, marrying Walsh just 15 days after his divorce was finalized. Even though his third marriage went up in flames in front of millions of people on TV, his ex-wife, who has often expressed her resentment towards the couple, has since moved on. Grammar and his new wife are currently happy and enjoying their marriage.
Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso (Bartender)
Matt Damon met Luciana Barroso while he was filming Stuck On You in 2003. Damon stopped at a bar in Miami on his night off where he noticed Barroso bartending. It was love at first sight and the two have been joined at the hip ever since.
The duo married a few years after meeting and their relationship has only grown stronger since then. While raising their four kids, Isabella, Stella, Alexia, and Gia, the couple has maintained a relatively private life. The actor’s life is practically a real-life rom-com!
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes (Actress)
Katie Holmes once said in an interview that she’d always dreamed she’d get married to Tom Cruise and that she would often daydream of the veteran actor before she even met him. Her fantasies soon came true, although they were fleeting. The duo met, fell in love, and just seven weeks later they announced their engagement.
After numerous accusations that the couple was together as a publicity stunt, Cruise felt the need to prove his love by jumping up and down on Oprah's couch yelling about being in love. The video would prove to be just one of the many strange things to come out of their relationship. After a few years of marriage, Cruise and Holmes were rumored to disagree on the actor’s involvement in Scientology and ultimately decided to end their marriage. In addition to no longer having a relationship with Holmes, Cruise hasn’t been seen with his daughter, Suri, since 2013.
Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim (Waitress)
Nicholas Cage married his third wife, waitress Alice Kim, on a private ranch in 2004. After having previously been married (and then divorced) twice to celebrities, it seems the actor decided to explore more down to Earth options. The two met in a restaurant where a 19-year-old Kim was working, and the two moved forward with their relationship quickly. Just a few months after exchanging vows, Kim gave birth to their son, Kal-El, named after Superman himself.
Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t last and they split after eleven years of marriage. Cage was open about his disappointment that their marriage failed, saying in an interview with The Guardian, “It was a shocker for me – I definitely didn’t see it coming...And now it’s like, wow, I’m 54 and I’m single again – I didn’t see that coming! It’s pretty grim.” There were rumors of Kim cheating on the actor, which may have led to the split.
Elvis Presley and Priscilla Wagner (High School Student)
Elvis Presley was already a famous rock 'n roll star when he first saw Priscilla Wagner at a party in Germany. She was just 14-years-old at that time which initially led to her parents’ disapproval of the relationship. They disagreed with Presley's lifestyle as well as the age difference between him and their daughter, but two years later, they gave in. Wagner was allowed to move to Memphis to be with Presley under the condition that she lived with the singer’s father and stepfather several blocks from the Graceland mansion until she completed high school.
During this time, it was frowned upon for couples to live together without being married, so the two were pressured to walk down the aisle in 1967. Their marriage was short-lived however and ended in 1973 after Wagner filed for divorce. There were allegations of affairs by both Wagner and Presley before they separated. The duo had one daughter together, the famous Lisa Marie Presley.
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow (Actress)
The relationship between Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and actress Gwyneth Paltrow began with the media, as several stories were published claiming the two were together. Meanwhile, they hadn't even met yet! Eventually, at one of his concerts, Martin’s manager invited Paltrow backstage to meet the musician and they hit it off.
The duo immediately fell in love and started dating, making their long-distance relationship last for years. Martin and Paltrow wed in 2003 in a small, private ceremony. Their marriage lasted just over a decade, and in 2015, Paltrow filed for divorce. They have two kids together, Apple and Moses.
Christian Bale and Sibi Blazic (Model and Personal Assistant)
Christian Bale was introduced to Sandra Blazic by friend and co-star, Winona Ryder. Blazic was Ryder’s personal assistant at the time, and despite Bale being a self-proclaimed bachelor for life, he quickly fell in love. Even though Bale had earned the admiration of fans as a Hollywood heartthrob, this former model ultimately won his heart.
The couple has been married since 2005 and have two children together, Emmaline and Joseph. When Bale was asked in an interview to explain what changed his views on marriage he said, “I know that it would be impossible to do it without her … I owe everything to her.”
Julia Roberts and Danny Moder (Cameraman)
When this pretty woman and top actress Julia Roberts was questioned in an Allure interview about what her obsession was, she pointed to her husband, Danny Moder. Roberts and Moder met on the set of The Mexican where he worked as a cameraman and ultimately fell in love.
The pair went on to get married in July 2002 and have three kids together, Hazel, Finn, and Henry. The two continue to work together on set, which may sound daunting to some, but Roberts seems to love having her hubby behind the camera while doing her scenes.
Fergie and Josh Duhamel (Actor)
Apparently, all actor Josh Duhamel could manage to say to Fergie upon meeting her was, “You’re hot!” Even before they met, Duhamel had a crush on Fergie, the gorgeous and sexy Black Eyed Peas singer. He went as far as asking his Las Vegas producers to invite the band to perform on an episode of the show. Duhamel recalls laying out his attire the evening before they met, clearly excited to meet the singer.
Once the two met, they quickly hit it off and after five years of dating, the pair got married in 2009. Unfortunately, their relationship didn’t last and they separated after 8 years of marriage in 2017. Together they have one son, Axl Duhamel.
Billie Joe Armstrong and Adrienne Nesser (Music Fan)
Green Day’s frontman and rock n’ roll legend Billie Joe Armstrong met his future wife in a basement where his band was playing back in 1990. It was love at first sight when he spotted Adrienne Nesser in the audience, the sister of pro-skater Steve Nesser. After the show, she gave Armstrong her number, resulting in a friendship that would blossom to love.
After calling it quits due to the strain distance put on their relationship, Nesser got engaged to someone else. Ultimately they reconnected and the duo got married in 1994 in a small ceremony. Armstrong described saying “Adrienne just got this ratty old dress and we got married in my backyard.” In a later interview, he praised his wife saying, “She’s my world. If I lose her, I lose my world, my everything.”
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth (Talent Agent)
It was at a friend’s party in 2010 that Reese Witherspoon first met her husband, talent agent Jim Toth. The Legally Blonde actress recalls their meeting saying, "This drunk guy was hitting on me, making such an idiot of himself, yelling at me … Jim came over and said, `Please excuse my friend. He's just broken up with someone.' Jim was a really good friend, pulling him out of that situation. That's just kind of who he is, a really good person.”
Clearly this meeting stuck with Witherspoon, and she soon fell in love with Toth. They got married in 2011, and she gave birth to a son, Tennessee, the following year. Witherspoon has two kids with her first husband, Ryan Phillippe, yet it seems they’ve successfully formed a blended family.
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren (Production Assistant)
During the shooting of the movie Fantastic Four, veteran actress Jesicca Alba fell in love with her production assistant, Cash Warren. Their story is quite unique, as even though it was love at first sight, Alba was with someone else when the two met. Ultimately, she made her feelings for Warren known and pursued a relationship with him.
The couple got engaged in 2007 and were married the following year in Los Angeles. Since then, the lovebirds have had three children together. While there have been rumors of trouble in paradise, their relationship remains strong and they continue to keep their family out of the public eye.
Adam Sandler and Jackie Titone (Model)
For over a decade within the ‘90s and early ‘00s, Adam Sandler was at the height of his career, considered the funniest man in the entertainment industry. He has stared in classic comedies movies like Big Daddy, Happy Gilmore, and Anger Management, among many others. It was while filming Big Daddy that Sandler met model Jacqueline Titone.
Titone played an extra in the movie, and Sandler was smitten from the moment he laid eyes on her. The pair fell in love and in 2003, they tied the knot. At the wedding, Meatball, Sandler’s bulldog was his best man. The couple has been together ever since, and they have two children, Sadie and Sunny.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen (Model)
When Gisele Bündchen was asked about how she knew Tom Brady was right for her, the model said she could see in his eyes that he had integrity and beliefs that aligned with her own. The former NFL MVP and former Supermodel fell in love 2006 after they met on a blind date. A mutual friend had a feeling the two would hit it off, and it seems like they couldn’t have been more right!
The couple hit a bump in their relationship when just a few months after seeing each other, Brady learned he was going to be a father. However, Bündchen wasn’t the mother. Bündchen described this difficult time in their relationship in an interview with CBS This Morning. Fortunately, she stuck it out and the pair got married three years later.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon (Actor)
Actor Nick Cannon and pop superstar Mariah Carey met at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards after Nick presented her with the Choice Music R&B Artist Award. Although Cannon had already been crushing on the singer for years, it took a while after they met for their relationship to leave the friend zone.
The pair revealed their relationship in 2008 after Cannon appeared in Carey’s “Bye, Bye” music video. They both felt the other was their soulmate as Cannon allegedly said after meeting the diva that he knew she was the one he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. They got married that same year and had a set of twins. Unfortunately, after a few years together this unlikely couple separated.
Russell Brand and Katy Perry (Singer)
Singer Katy Perry met her celebrity crush actor Rusell Brand at the 2008 Video Music Awards. Brand wanted Perry to film a scene with him for the movie Get Him to the Greek, and she agreed. The scene called for her to make out with Brand. In the interview with MTV, Perry described how she was so excited she was literally "hopping like a bunny.
After meeting again at the 2009 Video Music Awards, Brand and Perry reconnected, sparking a whirlwind romance. Just three months into their relationship, the duo got engaged and in October of 2010, they were married in India. But their relationship was short-lived, and Brand filed for divorce after just 14 months of marriage. He famously ended things while Perry was on tour by sending her a text message saying he wanted a divorce. Perry later revealed that she hadn’t heard from him since she received the insensitive text.
Steve Harvey and Marjorie Harvey (Audience Member)
Steve Harvey first laid eyes on Marjorie Harvey when she walked into a comedy club while he was performing on stage. He allegedly stopped the show to watch her walk to her seat, and when he started his routine again he said, “I’m sorry, I don’t know who this is, but I’m going to marry her.” The feeling seems to have been mutual as Marjorie had said, “I was over the moon for Steve when I first met him.”
The only problem was that Harvey was still married to his first wife, Marcia Harvey. Even though he and Marcia split in 1994, it would be another 15 years before he and Marjorie got married. They dated briefly after his divorce, but ultimately Harvey moved on and was married to another woman, Mary Lee Harvey, between 1996 and 2005. After his second divorce, Harvey and Marjorie finally got their chance and started their relationship. They got married in 2007 and have been happily wed ever since.
Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox (Hairdresser)
Famed drummer Ringo Starr fell in love with Maureen Cox, an 18-year-old from Liverpool who was learning to be a hairdresser at that time. Although she was just a teenager, Cox was a regular at the Cavern Club, which was a popular hangout spot for The Beatles back then. It wasn’t long before the two hit it off and became inseparable.
After learning that Cox was pregnant in 1965, the lovebirds got married and went on to have three kids together. However, the rockstar lifestyle ultimately led to their demise. During the height of their relationship, they went everywhere together, but it seemed to be too much of a good thing. Their divorce was finalized in 1975, as Starr’s countless affairs and excessive drinking led to problems in their marriage.
Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman (Jewelry Designer)
Actress Anne Hathaway met jewelry designer Adam Shulman at the Palms Springs Film Festival in 2008. They were introduced by a mutual friend and the chemistry was undeniable. Hathaway recalls talking to a friend soon after the introduction in an interview with Harpers Bazar telling them, "I'm going to marry that man."
The pair began dating that same year and four years later they got married. The Oscar award winner revealed that she and her husband fell for each other immediately after they met, but it took them a while to get together, as they each thought the other was in a relationship. However, after learning that the other was single, their relationship quickly progressed. Hathaway once said, "I am his and he's mine."
Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose (Model)
Amber Rose had reportedly once proclaimed she would never get romantically involved with another rapper again, but then she met Wiz Khalifa in 2011. The model recalls exactly how she felt when she met him, saying his charm was so strong that she couldn’t help but fall in love with him immediately. In an interview, she confessed that she told her mom she wanted to be with Khalifa forever and have all his children.
The couple walked down the aisle together in 2013 and had a son together the same year. However, their love story didn’t last long after rumors of cheating on both sides took a toll on the relationship. They went their separate ways in 2014 and currently, they share custody of their son.
Ruben Studdard and Zuri McCants (Met in Walmart)
In 2006, American Idol winner Ruben Studdard met Zuri McCants while making an appearance and signing autographs at a Walmart store in Atlanta. The pair became close friends and ultimately went on to have a romantic relationship. They dated for two years before they tied the knot in 2008.
But their hasty relationship was not destined to last for long. Suddard filed for divorce in 2011, citing “irreconcilable differences.” McCants signed a prenup, and despite her fight in court for some kind of compensation, she walked away from the marriage with practically nothing. It’s one of the biggest downfalls of dating a celebrity as a fan!
John Travolta and Kelly Preston (Actress)
During the shooting of the movie The Experts, John Travolta met fellow actor Kelly Preston. Travolta started crushing on Preston upon meeting her, but couldn’t act on his feelings as they were both in relationships. In 1990, a few years after they had first met, their paths crossed once again, ultimately sparking a romance.
In the span of just six months, Travolta proposed to Preston and they swiftly got married. “He always said he waited for me,” Kelly reportedly said of their relationship. Tragically the beautiful actress recently passed away. Travolta was of course by her side until the very end.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen (Model)
Chrissy Teigen and singer John Legend are at the ultimate couple goal. Their love story is 13 years in the making, having met all the way back in 2007. The pair had instant chemistry when they were introduced on the set of Legend’s music video shoot for “Stereo” in which Teigen played his love interest. After filming, they stayed in touch through phone calls and text, and would often meet up when Legend was in Los Angeles.
After several years of dating, the couple tied the knot in 2013. They held the ceremony at Lake Cuomo where they had vacationed together seven years prior. It was a place the couple felt they truly fell in love. Even with two adorable children, the couple continues to entertain us all with their hilarious relationship and parenting quips.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (Actress)
Before starring together in the blockbuster hit Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had been fans of each other’s work for years. However, their initial relationship shocked the world and is still considered the affair that rocked Hollywood to its core. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that during filming Pitt and Jolie had an affair which led to his divorce from Jennifer Aniston. News of their relationship caused a media frenzy and dominated the press for some years.
The two who famously known as “Brangelina”, got engaged in 2012, and were married two years later in a secret ceremony in France. But their marriage wasn’t meant to last, and after experiencing numerous rough patches, Jolie filed for divorce in September of 2016. The couple once again made headlines when Jolie asked for full custody of their children, leading to a custody battle and nasty divorce.
Elizabeth Taylor and Larry Fortensky (Construction Worker)
Liz Taylor met her seventh and final husband, Larry Fortensky, at the Betty Ford Center in 1988. She was there to address her issues with overeating while he was there to get a handle on his drinking problems. An unlikely match, Fortensky was a construction worker and was 20 years her junior, but that didn’t stop him from marrying the award-winning actress.
Three years after the pair started dating, they tied the knot at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. Unfortunately, after just five years together, their marriage ended. Fortensky received $1 million from Taylor in their divorce, which was the agreed amount stated in their prenup. Part of the agreement stated that Fortensky would get nothing unless the marriage lasted at least five years, which is exactly how long they made things work. Taylor paid him off and remained single till her death in 2011.
Mos Def and Alana Wyatt-Smith (Exotic Dancer)
After meeting at a Toronto strip club, rapper Mos Def and Alana Wyatt-Smith got married just a few days later. The pair were deeply in love and claimed to have found their soulmates. However, after some time together their whirlwind romance turned south. Wyatt-Smith has accused her husband of being abusive on numerous occasions and has since filed for divorce.
The former dancer held nothing back when she wrote a tell-all book describing her relationship with Mos Def in detail. Titled “Breaking the Code of Silence,” she accuses the rapper of being demanding and overprotective. It’s rumored that Mos Def (now Yasiin Bey) refuses to grant his wife a divorce as they didn’t have a prenuptial agreement. The couple has not been together since October 2016, and despite a financial settlement of over $100,000, they still haven’t legally divorced.
Prince William and Kate Middleton (College Classmates)
When Kate Middleton was younger, the Prince was just a boy she would find herself daydreaming about. She has even been accused by a classmate of covering her walls in posters of her now-husband, however, Middleton has denied these claims. Who could have predicted that she would meet Prince William in 2001 and fall madly in love while attending the University of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland?
While their relationship was on and off in the beginning, they were eventually able to work things out. The now Duchess and Prince were married in 2011 in a fairytale ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London. They’ve since had three children together, creating a family that is the envy of so many young girls. Not it’s hard to remember a time when the two weren’t an iconic couple!
Vince Vaughn and Kyla Weber (Real Estate Agent)
Kyla Weber was a staunch fan of the famous Hollywood actor long before the two met in person. Vince Vaughn met the real estate agent at the wedding of mutual friends. She soon began dating the Wedding Crashers star and in March of 2009, they got engaged.
Vaughn told Ellen on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that meeting his wife has given him purpose. Vaughn and Weber were married in January of 2010 in a private ceremony in Illinois. Over the years they have managed to keep their relationship private and now have two children together.
Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe (Lawyer)
Here is another scenario where a fan was introduced to their celebrity crush at a wedding. Human rights lawyer Alexi Ashe’s sister once worked on the set of Saturday Night Live as a set designer and became close to some of the cast. When comedian Chris Kattan was getting married, Ashe accompanied her sister as her plus one. It’s here that she met comedian and talk show host, Seth Meyers.
According to Meyers, it was love at first sight. In an interview with Your Tango he admitted, "I had a sense that she was the closest I'd ever met to someone who I could see myself with. Pretty much right away." The pair immediately fell in love and were married in September of 2013. They almost didn’t make it down the aisle after a bout of food poisoning left the bride-to-be in the hospital. However, she pulled through for their big day.
Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery (Record Producer)
If going to the grocery store sounds like a drag, then this celebrity love story just might change your mind. Ellen Pompeo met long-time fan and record producer Chris Ivery at a supermarket in Los Angeles in 2003, and have been inseparable ever since. After roughly six months of building a friendship, the pair took their relationship to a more romantic level.
Pompeo and Ivery dated for several years, and in 2007 they tied the knot. Ivery is still his wife’s biggest fan, but since he finds watching her love scenes awkward, he no longer tunes in to Grey’s Anatomy. They are still happily married and have three children together.
Christopher Guest and Jamie Lee Curtis (Actress)
Just as Jamie Lee Curtis entered Hollywood as the notorious scream queen, she developed a celebrity crush on the lead singer of Spinal Tap, Christopher Guest. At just 25 years old, she was flipping through an issue of Rolling Stone when a picture of Guest caught her attention.
Coincidentally her friend, who was a producer and writer in the industry, knew Guest’s agent and decided to take fate into her own hands. She got in touch with Guest’s agent, allowing Curtis to leave him her number. However, he never called. At the time the lead singer was receiving messages from several women a day and paid it no attention. Fate stepped in, however, and the two ran into each other at a restaurant, meeting in person for the first time. The guest called the following day to ask her out and they were married in 1984, just months after Curtis first spotted him in the magazine.
Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao (Film Producer)
A-list Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, more popularly known as Mr. Perfectionist, met Kiran Rao during the filming of the movie Lagaan in 2001. Rao was an assistant director on set and a big fan of Khan’s, but the pair maintained a professional relationship until Khan divorced his then-wife.
While he was experiencing a rough time after the split, Rao called him to check-in. When they were done talking the actor recalled how happy he felt. Their love soon blossomed from there and the two were married just a few years later. They have one son together.
Bruce Willis and Emma Heming (Model)
In 2007, veteran action movie star Bruce Willis met model Emma Heming at a local gym where they shared the same personal trainer. At the time, Willis had given up on love and was coming up on 10 years being single. “I spent the last 10 years single and, for the most part, unhappy. In a dark place,” Willis told W magazine. “I never thought that being with someone else was the answer."
Willis and Heming were friends for a bit first, but it took just one date for them to realize they’d found their other half. The duo got married two years later in Turks and Caicos, and then again in a civil ceremony to makes things legal in 2009. They have two daughters together in addition to the three daughters Willis has with his ex, Demi Moore.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka (Actor)
Popular actor, philanthropist, and comedian, Neil Patrick Harris was smitten the moment he met Chef David Burtka. The two met through a mutual friend, however, Burtka was in a relationship with someone else at the time. He was such a fan of NPH, though that he never imagined a romantic relationship forming, so a friendship blossomed instead. "I thought it would be nice to know him,” Burtka explained in an interview with Vulture, “but I didn’t think in a million years I’d start dating him."
After some months, however, Burtka’s relationship went South and his friendship with Harris developed into something more. They went on one date and a relationship quickly evolved from there. “We started hanging out every single night, and after three months, it was just non-stop,” Burtka described in an interview. “We talk on the phone at least eight times a day and text at least 25 times a day.” The pair married 7 years later in 2014 and two children together.
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves (Model)
Brazillian model Camila Alves may have dreamed of meeting actor Matthew McConaughey growing up but she nearly blew her shot at dating her celebrity crush. McConaughey approached Alves at a restaurant in 2006, and what occurred was awkward, to say the least. “The first interaction, I did not know who he was,” Alves told Access Hollywood. McConaughey had a long beard and was wearing a rasta hat at the time. The model claimed that she didn't even recognize him in the moment.
After a little bit of confusion and persistence, McConaughey finally convinced her that he was truly the famous actor and got her to go on a date with him. The duo got engaged on Christmas Day in 2011 and were married in a secret Catholic ceremony the following year. Their two children participated in the ceremony and the couple has since had one more child together.
Jon Stewart and Tracey McShane (Veterinary Technician)
Veterinary technician Tracey Mcshane was having a rough time after her relationship of seven years fell apart. When she was asked by a friend what she was looking for in her next partner she replied that she wanted someone who was funny and sweet like Jon Stewart. Coincidentally, McShane’s roommate at the time had a friend who knew Jon Stewart personally.
Like a fairytale come true, the comedian agreed to go on a blind date with McShane and the two quickly became inseparable. After four years of dating, Stewart proposed to her through a personalized crossword puzzle, and the pair got married in 2000. These lovebirds are still together and have two children!
Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian (Film Director)
Actor Aaron Paul first met his wife, Lauren Parsekian at Coachella, but did not get romantically involved with her until they met again at the same event the following year. The chemistry between them was so intense on the first date that they knew right then and there that they wanted to spend their lives together. Paul described it in an interview saying, “The first night her and I hung out, we had our first kiss on the Ferris wheel. I told her that night that one day I was going to marry her. We knew it was something so magical.”
Paul and Parsekian got engaged on New Year’s Eve in 2011 while vacationing in Paris and tied the knot in May of 2016. Paul described their wedding day saying, “It was the greatest experience of my entire life.” The couple had a daughter, Annabelle, in February 2018 and can still be spotted at all of the biggest music festivals.
Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe (Publicist)
Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe first met at a charity fashion show in 2000 when she was still a student at Eton College. They became fast friends, and eventually, Bagshawe turned into more of a fan as Redmayne’s career took off. It wasn’t until 12 years later that their friendship turned into a romance after he invited her to Florence while he was on a break from filming Les Miserables.
Two years after they started dating, the pair got engaged. When asked about how wedding planning was going Redmayne told E!, “We've planned this long in advance, so it's the most wonderful thing… I'm desperate. I'm chomping at the bit. I can't wait to be married." Several months later in December of 2015, the two held a winter wonderland themed ceremony at the Babington House in the United Kingdom. They’re still happily together and have two children, Luke and Iris.
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied (Choreographer)
Few people can say they aren’t a fan of the sweet and beautiful Natalie Portman, and likely her husband felt the same way. Portman met professional dancer Benjamin Millepied on the set of the movie Black Swan where he served as a choreographer. The two started rumors of having an affair as Millepied had a live-in girlfriend at the time. However, there was no denying their chemistry, and Portman and Millepied made it official just a few months later.
There were rumors circulating that the two had secretly tied the knot at the 2012 Oscars as they were seen wearing matching wedding bands. However, this may have been a ploy to throw off the media as the couple made it official a few months later. In 2012, just two years after the lovebirds got engaged, they got married at a private home in Big Sur, California. To fit Portman’s lifestyle, vegan dinner was featured in their Jewish wedding ceremony.
Gal Gadot and Yaron Varsano (Real Estate Developer)
Long before Gal Gadot appeared on the big screen as Wonder Woman, she met real estate developer Yaron Varsano 10 years ago at a yoga retreat. Despite their 20 year age difference, the two quickly hit it off.
It wasn’t long before the couple began discussing marriage. Gal revealed that he was extremely serious and was not prepared to wait more than two years to tie the knot. Fast-forward two years; he proposed. Gadot and Varsano tied the knot in a private ceremony in Tel Aviv, and currently have two daughters together.
Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo (Dietician and Model)
Famous soccer player, Lionel Messi has been in a relationship with his wife Antonella Roccuzzo since he was just 20-years-old. The pair met in their hometown of Rosario, Argentina when they were just kids. In 2000, Messi left Argentina to pursue his career in Barcelona, and while the two stayed in touch.
The death of a mutual friend brought Messi back to Argentina where the two reconnected around 2008. While they’ve managed to keep their relationship relatively private, they moved in together in 2010 and tied the knot in 2017. Labeled Argentina's “Wedding of the Century,” the ceremony took place at the plush City Centre Hotel and Casino in their hometown of Rosario. As the superstar’s biggest fan, Roccuzzo often watches her husband play soccer, otherwise, the duo keeps their relationship away from the media. The couple has three children together, Thiago, Mateo, and Ciro.
Danny Bonaduce and Amy Railsback (Substitute Teacher)
Child actor Danny Bonaduce reportedly met Amy Railsback, a former substitute teacher, at a Starbucks in Los Angeles in 2007. She was a staunch fan of The Partridge Family star and managed to charm Bonaduce into exchanging contact information. Despite being 23-years his junior, Railsback and Bonaduce began dating some months later.
The couple tied the knot three years later in Maui while on vacation after Bonaduce told his wife that he had bought a ring for her, and would get married to her anytime. Over the years the pair has experienced difficult times together, however, their love has only seemed to grow stronger. Railsback has since been promoted from fan to Bonaduce’s full-time manager.
Victoria Adams and David Beckham (Soccer Player)
In the ‘90s, the Spice Girls were all the rage in the United Kingdom making it nearly impossible not to know who they were. Famed soccer player David Beckham admitted that he was a fan of the British pop group and that he had a crush on Posh Spice, aka Victoria Adams. Allegedly, Beckham had said the singer was his idea of perfect.
The two were introduced in 1997 after they met at a charity soccer match. Beckham was reportedly too overwhelmed with shyness to maintain a conversation with the Spice Girl, but he must have said something right. Adams and Beckam soon became inseparable and just two years later, he got to marry his celebrity crush. Still together all these years later, the ageless couple has four children together.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian (Reality Star)
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have run into each other time and time again, ultimately leading to a close friendship. Rumors of a flirtation between the two circulated after West admitted he was a fan of the reality star and had a crush on her. He allegedly revealed this after former girlfriend Amber Rose accused him of sharing explicit images with the media personality to which he replied "I wish."
It didn’t seem like things were meant to be for West and Kardashian though, as she walked down the aisle with basketball player Kris Humphries in 2011. However, the marriage was short-lived and Kardashian immediately ran into the arms of her long-time friend. The duo started hanging out regularly and after a short time, they got engaged. In 2014 they were married in a larger than life ceremony and currently have four kids together.
Matthew Lewis and Angela Jones (Event Planner)
When actor Matthew Lewis accepted the role of Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter series, he probably didn’t think his decision would lead to him meeting his future wife. Lewis met Angela Jones at an even promoting Universal Studios’ Wizarding World Of Harry Potter in 2016. Jones was working as an event planner for Universal Studios in Florida at the time.
"I never believed in soulmates until we met,” Jones wrote in her lifestyle blog Sunshine State Of Me. “We came from two different countries, 4,334 miles apart, and yet we were one and the same." Less than a year after they met, Lewis popped the question during a trip together in Paris and in 2018 the couple tied the knot.
Sergio Ramos and Pilar Rubio Fernández (Reporter)
Spanish reporter and TV presenter Pilar Rubio Fernández had been crushing on the Real Madrid captain for a long time and was following the sport for reasons other than her job. It seems the feeling was mutual though, as soccer player Sergio Ramos admitted to dreaming about Fernández before the two met.
He described it in an interview with Sports Illustrated saying, "It was a little abnormal, to dream three times about the same person. And it is true that I did know of her because she was a television presenter.” After a few awkward interactions, the two started dating in 2012. They ultimately got married in Seville, Spain in June of 2019 and have three boys together.
LeBron James and Savannah Brinson (Businesswoman)
When you talk about basketball’s greatest players of all time, the name LeBron James certainly makes the list. Not many players have matched the legacy set by Michael Jordan, but James gives him a run for his money. James met Savannah Brinson in high school when she was a cheerleader for a rival high school. Even then, Brinson knew there was something special about her relationship with James.
She told Harper’s Bazaar that James surprised her after she forgot her leftovers at the restaurant during one of their first dates. Understandably, Brinson has always been James’ number one fan and stuck by his side as he rose to the pros. The two got married in September of 2013 in San Diego, California after he proposed at New Year’s Eve party in 2011.