Agreed, we all have at least one celebrity crush. Whether you’re a follower of Timothée Chalamet, or one of the Jonas brothers, it’s nice to fantasize about dating a celebrity one day, even if the chances of it actually happening are relatively slim. However, miracles do happen for some people.
A handful of celebrities have come out openly about using their star power – that is, or sheer luck – to encounter their dream celebrity partner and get into a relationship with them. Take Alex Rodriguez — who professed his love for his fiancée Jennifer Lopez decades before they got together — or Hailey Bieber, who met her future husband Justin Bieber during a date in 2009 when they were teenagers. Healthy. Scroll down for 16 celebrities whose dream relationship scenario ended in: dating, or marrying, their longtime crush.
Kate Cassidy and Liam Payne
Kate Cassidy said she had her boyfriend of almost a year, Liam Payne, ‘appear’ into her life when she was just 10 years old. In a hilarious TikTok video, she shared that she dressed the former 1D member out of a popsicle stick when she was. From a child, saying, “I’m the best expressionist, and I’m going to show you why. “I made this when I was 10 years old.” He then panned the camera toward his childhood bedroom. Rotated where she had created it so many years ago, to show the real Liam Payne lying on his bed. “Be careful what you wish for,” she laughed.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber
In perhaps the most famous case of ‘celebrity-marriage-crush’, Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) started dating her husband Justin Bieber, after having been in love with him since childhood. Both Biebers have shared old photos and footage from when they first met during a meet and greet in 2009, including a moody pre-teen Hailey cuddling up with her now-husband.
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West
Before they became one of the world’s most famous couples, rapper Kanye West said his future wife’s attention was drawn to him when she saw paparazzi photos in the mid-2000s. “I remember seeing a picture of[Kim]and Paris Hilton, and I remember saying to my guy, ‘Have you seen that girl Kim Carda-John?’,” West said in 2014. Told Ryan Seacrest after the wedding.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
Baseball player Alex Rodriguez was always focused on dating his current fiancée Jennifer Lopez. In a 1998 interview that surfaced online in 2019, a teenage Rodriguez said that Lopez was her “dream date”, telling the interviewer: “Hopefully you can find a date with her for me.”
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt
John Krasinski has made no secret of the fact that he was a fan of Emily Blunt even before he met his future wife. In an interview with Glamour, The Office actor also claimed that he has watched Blunt’s film, The Devil Wears Prada, 75 times. He said: “I’m so lucky she stayed with me and didn’t realize she was actually married to her stalker!”
Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa
In a 2019 interview with Esquire, game of Thrones Star Jason Momoa revealed that his wife, actress Lisa Bonet, was “literally my childhood crush.” He said of his relationship: “If anyone says something’s not possible… I say, ‘Listen here, I’m married to Lisa Bonet. Anything is possible.’