When it comes to marriages over in Hollywood, it is a well-known fact that most are short-lived either due to clashing egos, the distance due to travelling for work constantly or because one of the members wasn’t faithful at one point.
There are some celebrities who decide to look for love outside their “workplace,” and what better place to look than in their fanbase? These people are devoted, they already know a lot about their famous partners and they're already in love with them.
Here are 20 celebrities who fell in love with their fans, be it with a regular person who had no ties to the celebrity world, or someone who was already a celebrity themselves. Yes, famous people are fans, too!
20 Fergie & Josh Duhamel
Before Josh Duhamel was married to Fergie, he was a huge fan of hers back in the day when she was part of the Black Eyes Peas. As Nicki Swift reports, Josh has said,
“I had a bit of a crush on [Fergie] before I ever met her.”
Fergie first caught Josh’s eye when a fellow actor showed him a music video with her dancing. Josh then told producers of the show he was on at the time that they should book the Black Eyes Pease for a performance on a future episode, which they did, and boy did Josh lay it on thick. He said two words when he met Fergie, “You’re Hot.”
The pair married in 2009 and were together for eight years. They even have a son together.
19 Patrick Dempsey & Jillian Fink
Patrick Dempsey has done many things throughout his Hollywood career, but it wasn’t until he was selected for the role of Derek Shepard on the hit ABC TV show Grey’s Anatomy that he truly made a name for himself.
Though many might not have known his previous work, Jillian Fink did, and she was a huge fan of his way before the world was.
According to Nicki Swift, it all happened in 1994 when Patrick booked a hair appointment at a LA hair salon, which was where Jillian was working as a stylist at the time. Jillian told People that a co-worker used to write down celebrity’s names in the appointment book all the time, but it was always just a funny joke. She was completely shocked when the real Patrick Dempsey walked in!
"But at the same time," she said, "I was happy because he was so cute."
Three years later, the two finally decided to make it official. The pair wed in 1999 and have had three children together.
18 Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise
When news broke that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were dating, there were a lot of raised eyebrows due to their 16-year age difference. But, way before they got together, Katie had been a huge fan of Tom.
According to Nicki Swift, Katie's previous school roommate at the Catholic school they attended told Celebuzz that Katie used to pray for Tom. "In religion class, when we were about 16, we would have to say prayers to keep a certain someone safe and out of harm," she claimed. "Katie would say it for Tom Cruise. We did that every day, so she would have said thousands of prayers for him."
The woman also claimed that Katie kept photos of Tom in her textbook and dreamed about marrying him.
Well, Katie obviously got her wish and she married Tom in 2006. Although they brought a cute little girl into the world, they ended up divorced in 2012.
17 Kelly Preston & John Travolta
John Travolta rocked the 70s, 80s and even 90s. He was a hunk on the big screen and many women had major crushes on him. Could anyone blame them though? Just watching him as Danny in Grease would make anyone fall in love with him. One fan, Kelly Preston, fell for John when she was just a teen and had seen a Grease poster, Nicki Swift reports.
"I did have sort of a flash. I came out of a film, saw the poster for 'Grease' and I knew I'd be with him,"
Preston recalled. "I just knew. I was about 16 years old. I really knew it and it turned into, 'I'm going to marry that man,' and so he likes to tease me that I walked out and said, 'I'm going to marry that man,' and then did, ultimately."
The two got married in 1991 and have been going strong since. They've even welcomed three children together.
16 Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose
Before Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose married in 2013, they were each very big fans of one another’s work.
It was Wiz who made the first move by expressing how much he liked Amber during an interview. Amber saw the interview and made the next step by getting in touch with him. Amber told Us magazine back in 2012,
“He did an interview about me and the guy who interviewed him asked, 'If there was one girl in the world who would you be with?' He said, 'Amber Rose, and then I hit him up on twitter, and I said, 'That's really cute' and we fell in love!"
The two married in 2013 and had a song together. Unfortunely they called it quits in 2016 but remain amazing co-parents.
15 Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian seem to be the powerhouse celebrity couple of today and it is because one of them was a super fan of the other. Yes, really!
According to Nicki Swift, Kanye admired Kim for years before they got together. Kanye even admitted to his sister-in-law Khloe back in 2016 during an episode of Kocktails with Khloe that it was because of Kim that he bought his first phone! As The Daily Mail reports, Kanye said,
"I got a phone because somebody decided they wanted to marry Kris Humphries. I started sending her pictures of certain basketball players that used to be cool, that now they wear their pants all the way up to here."
The teasing obviously worked because Kim and Kris married and divorced in 2011, and Kim married Kanye started dating in 2012.
14 Steve & Marjorie Harvey
During a taping of an episode of Steve Harvey’s show, Steve opened up about the day he met the love of his life. It all happened when Steve was working at a comedy club. “The first night [Marjorie] walked into the comedy club. She was late. She came in the front row," he said, as Nicki Swift reports.
“The moment I saw her I said, 'I don't know who you are, but I'm going to marry you.”
Steve and Marjorie got married in 2007 (she's his third wife) and they have been going strong since.
13 Conan O'Brien & Liza Powel
Just like Steve Harvey, Conan O’Brien also met his future wife while filming an episode of his first show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, back in 2000.
During an interview with Piers Morgan in 2012, Conan said, “Somewhere, in the vault at NBC, there's footage of me literally falling for my wife on camera," as The Huffington Post reports.
The minute he saw her he was enthralled by her beauty and after getting to know her, he fell deeply in love with her. She was funny, intelligent and just an all-around good person, he told Morgan.
The two wed in 2002 and have two children together.
12 Elvis & Priscilla Presley
Elvis was already a big star when he first met Priscilla. He was a big-time singer, and she was a 14-year-old fan living in Germany due to her stepfather being stationed there for the Air Force, as Nicki Swift reports.
In 1959, Elvis was drafted into the army and stationed in a German town called Bad Nauheim. After meeting Priscilla, the two future love birds remained in touch, that is until 1963 when Priscilla moved to the states to live with him. The two wed in 1967 and welcomed a daughter, Lisa Marie, in 1968 before splitting in 1973.
11 Jason Momoa & Lisa Bonet
Jason Momoa is a man thousands upon thousands of women swoon over, but it was Jason who was the fan in this love story!
During an interview with The Late Show’s James Corden, Jason was asked if it was love at first sight when he met Lisa Bonet. His response was,
“It was more than that cause ever since I was like 8 years old and I saw her on the TV, I was like, 'Mommy, I want that one,'" he said. "I'm like, 'I'm going to stalk you for the rest of my life and I'm gonna get you."
The two later met while attending a jazz club together and Jason had fireworks shooting off inside of him the moment he saw her. He opened up to Lisa about his obsession with her years later after the two had two children together. Smart!
10 Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth
Reese Witherspoon and her second husband, talent agent Jim Toth, first met while the two were have an awesome night on the town. Jim was a fan of Reese and even worked at the Creative Artist Agency where Reese is a client.
According to Us, Jim rescued her when a drunk friend wouldn’t leave her alone and was hitting on her. The two started dating in early February 2010 and wed in March, 2011.
9 Chris Martin & Gwyneth Paltrow
When it comes to Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow, it is hard to tell who the bigger fan in this scenario was. Was it Chris Martin fanning over the talented actress, or was it the actress who was crazy for the talented singer? Who knows. At a Coldplay concert, Chris's assistant approached Gwyneth and asked her to meet Chris backstage, The Mirror reports.
So, it seems that Chris was the one to make the first move.
Fast forward a year later, and the two got married in 2003. Although they're divorced, they have two beautiful kids together.
8 Julia Roberts & Danny Moder
Julia Roberts is one of the biggest actresses in Hollywood, so she's got lots of fans.
Julia first met her second husband, cameraman Danny Moder, back in the year 2000 while on the set of the movie The Mexican. At the time, Julia was still dating actor Benjamin Bratt and Daniel was still married Vera Steimberg, so a relationship between the two was not instant.
Danny filed for divorce from his wife a year later and then married Julia on July 4, 2002 at Julia’s ranch in Taos, New Mexico. Together the two have three children together.
7 Tobey Maguire & Jennifer Meyer
Jennifer Meyer, who is a jewelry designer, was trapped in Tobey Maguire’s web way before the two future lovebirds ever met.
According to the The Kiwi Report, Jennifer and Tobey first met back in 2003 while Tobey was filming the movie Seabiscuit. The talented jewelry designer was bent on meeting him and made a big effort to introduce herself to him.
Apparently, she succeeded because the two started dating and three years later were engaged in April 2006. The duo then married in 2007 in Kona, Hawaii. However, they announced their split in 2016, but remain good friends.
6 David & Victoria Beckham
David Beckham was a huge fan of Victoria Adams, aka Posh Spice, the moment he saw her first perform - and he knew he was going to marry her!
But, as The Kiwi Report states, David wasn’t the only fan in this relationship. Victoria was also a fan who'd check David out while flipping through magazines.
The two eventually met in 1997 at a charity football match and started dating right away. They've got four kids together and have been together for over 20 years.
5 Anne Hathaway & Adam Shulman
When Anne Hathaway first met jewelry designer Adam Shulman, she was single and wanted to be that way for a while.
According to The Kiwi Report, the chemistry was so hot between these two and they hit it off so well, that Anne couldn’t resist it. Her vow to be single ended pretty quickly.
In fact, it was Anne who asked Adam out for the first time, on a spontaneous date, as the site reports. They're now happily married, and have a son together. And to think he was the fan.
4 Christian Bale & Sibi Blazic
According to The Kiwi Report, the pair first met at a party in 1994 that was being thrown during the filming of Little Women, in which Christian played the role of Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence. At the time, Sibi was a former model and make-up artist and was working as Winona Ryder’s personal assistant at the time. In fact, it was Ryder that introduced them!
The two obviously hit it off because they were married in 2003 and have two children together.
3 Aaron Paul & Lauren Parsekian
Aaron Paul first met his future wife, film director Lauren Parsekian, during a Coachella event on year. They would later go on to share their first kiss together during a music festival that would go down in history as being a magic night that consisted of a Ferris wheel ride, awesome music and an amazing night full of stars, which resulted in them now having a thing for carnivals.
According to The Kiwi Report, the adorable couple married in 2013 during an amazing Gatsby-themed wedding out in Malibu and are still going strong to this day. Earlier this year, they welcomed their first child.
2 Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon
According to The Kiwi Report, Nick Cannon was a big fan of Mariah's and even called her his ‘dream girl.’ Well kids, this right here shows that dreams can come true, because Nick got his dream wish and the two started a relationship after meeting during the shooting of her music video, Bye, Bye. They were married in 2008 and had twins together. Unfortunately, their love wasn't meant to last as they got divorced eight years later.
1 Marcia Cross & Tom Mahoney
When it comes to Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross, her story on how she met her husband, stockbroker Tom Mahoney, is the most down to Earth story one will ever hear.
According to The Kiwi Report, Marcia met her future husband one day while shopping in a flower shop. The two were just walking around, Marcia in front of him, and the minute she heard his voice, she couldn’t stay away. Before leaving, she gave her number to the flower shop girl and asked her to give it to Tom. The rest is history!
The love birds married six months later and they're the proud parents of twins.
References: Nicki Swift, The Daily Mail, Huffington Post