28 Celebrities Who Actually Dated Their Celebrity Crush
August 17, 2018
Most people you know have at least one burning
celebrity crush along with a very little chance of ever actually being in a relationship with that celebrity. It’s the way of the world, really. And the sooner you come to terms with it, the sooner you’ll be content with loving your celebrity crush from afar. Us non-celebrities have to deal with this on the reg — but so do famous people! Sure, they’re a lot more likely to meet their celebrity crush, but chemistry is chemistry and if two people (famous or not) don’t fit together, then there’s no forcing it.
Sometimes, an everyday person hits the freaking jackpot and
lands a relationship with their celebrity crush. And the same thing can happen with other celebrities! When the stars align, who KNOWS what could come of it? Wait, scratch that. These 28 celebrities totally know what could come of it, because they’ve actually dated their celebrity crushes:
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These days, almost
everyone meets their significant other via the Internet, which is why it's not completely surprising that that's how connected with Jai Brooks ! Ariana Grande
That's right! After revealing his crush on the singer via Twitter, Jai asked his fans to help get her attention. He even posted a video online explaining why Ari should date him! Clearly, his fans came through because Jai and Ari dated, on and off, for about a year.
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may not have been Lea Michele 's celebrity crush (that honor was all Cory Monteith Sharon Stone's, weirdly enough), but he sure was hers! Of course, Glee fans shipped this couple hard, which is why they were thrilled when Cory officially confirmed that they were an item during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Lea went on to date Cory until his
tragic passing in 2013, but to this day, she posts heartwarming messages on Instagram to pay homage to the actor and the years they spent together. RIP, Cory!
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While thousands of girls were swooning over
, Joe had his eyes on Joe Jonas , who he's admitted to having a crush on on several occasions. Camilla Belle
That's right! As the story goes, Joe admitted his feelings for Camilla before they even started dating. And, if you need proof of all the drama, just listen to
Taylor Swift's song, "Better Than Revenge," which is all about how Camilla stole her man. Yikes!
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While most people think that
and Robert Pattinson first developed feelings for each other on the set of Kristen Stewart Twilight, that's actually not true. In fact, Rob knew he was feeling some type of way about the actress way earlier!
You heard that correctly, folks! Apparently, Rob knew he had a crush on K.Stew at 14 years old when he watched an action flick that she was in. Fast forward to 2009 and fans watched as his crush became his actual girlfriend IRL. WOW!
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told us a while back that she sometimes found it hard to concentrate on her X-Men: First Class scenes with Nicholas Hoult because he was so darn hot. Little did she know, she would go on to date the actor between 2010 and 2014.
Unfortunately, things didn't exactly work out for the pair in the long run, but still, she got to date her celeb crush, which is a lot more than any of us can say! Way to go, Jen!
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Sometimes, life just comes full circle, and that's exactly what happened to
. If you remember, Mila and Mila Kunis costarred on Ashton Kutcher That '70s Show together, which started back in the '90s. It was on that set where she got her first kiss, and it was from none other than Ashton himself!
It actually wasn't until years later, however, that we became aware that he was her celebrity crush all along.
A couple of years ago, Mila told
People, "I was like, 'I have to kiss him?' I was so nervous and uncomfortable. I had the biggest crush on him." Imagine marrying your celebrity crush... Mila did that.
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's had Justin Bieber many celebrity crushes over the years. However, none of those crushes blossomed into anything like the relationship he developed with . Selena Gomez
Justin revealed his crush on the "Back to You" singer in a radio interview back in the early days of his career. Then, the universe worked its magic and the pair dated, on and off, for around eight years. NGL, even though he's now engaged to
Hailey Baldwin, we still stan #Jelena.
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Even if you're still holding on to any shred of hope that Justin and Selena will get back together, there's no denying that Hailey Baldwin is completely in love with the "No Brainer" crooner. As it turns out, she may have loved him even before she first met him IRL.
In old tweets of Hailey's, she was desperately trying to get JB's attention, writing things like, "Oh hey @justinbieber waddup doeee...?" At one time, she also admitted to needing JB wrapping paper! Clearly, Hailey was feeling some type of way about JB years before she even knew that they'd eventually date and, yes, get engaged.
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Like the Biebs,
also revealed his celebrity crush on the radio, revealing that the girl who caught his eye at the time was Big Sean Glee's . Naya Rivera
Sean said, "I like everything about her. I like her family... She's into hip-hop. She likes rap, she likes all sorts of music. She be knowing rap... I got my celebrity crush, Naya."
Sadly, for him, dating his celebrity crush wasn't all it was cracked up to be. The couple went through an extremely bad and
very public split in 2014, and he even released his infamous diss track about her called "IDFWU." We're still shook.
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Social media can work magic when it comes to forming relationships, and it certainly did its thing for
and Nick Young . After Nick named Iggy his #WomanCrushWednesday, the two ended up going on their first date, and ultimately, they even got engaged! Iggy Azalea
Sadly, things turned sour after Iggy
caught Nick cheating, and she called off the engagement. Sorry, Nick, but that's what happens when you do your celeb crush dirty!
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and Katy Perry exchanged their vows in 2010, they truly thought they hit the jackpot. We mean, Katy even admitted that she got to marry her ultimate crush! Russell Brand
Way back when, the "Swish Swish" singer said, "I've said Justin Bieber was my celebrity crush quite a few times, but I think I'm over it now. I think it's probably safe to say I married my celebrity crush."
As we all know, the couple divorced a mere two years later, but based on interviews they've done after their split, it's safe to say that neither of them regrets their decision to tie the knot.
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Katy Perry (again!)
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Oh boy! Katy Perry did it again! Following her divorce from Russell, KP went on to date
in 2012. Again, he just so happened to be one of her celeb crushes, so honestly, we had hope that this time it would work out. John Mayer
The couple dated between 2012 and 2015, on and off, and throughout most of it, Katy couldn't help but gush over her man. Makes sense, considering she told
W magazine, "I actually am dating my crush. I had a crush on him for a long time, and it just so happens we fit together great." Would you look at that?!
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first met Josh Duhamel , he really struggled to keep his cool. After revealing to Fergie Best Life that he was pretty much at a loss for words, the only thing he could think to tell her the moment he met her was, "you're hot."
Josh told the mag, "The crush of a lifetime, and that was my line! But then an interesting thing happened. She replied, 'Yeah, I read
InStyle. So... how was I in your dream?"
Apparently, Fergie read that Josh had "naughty dreams" about her, but clearly, she was into it. How do we know? Well, the two were married for eight years, and although it ultimately ended, it's clear that these two really were really into each other.
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If you're anything like us, you're a pro at keeping up with the Kardashians. But, if you've managed to keep up with
for his entire career, you know that before he even met Kanye West , he was blogging about her on the Internet. Kim Kardashian
That's right, fam! In old blog posts written by Kanye, he referred to her as his #WCW and totally swooned over how hot he thought she was. These days, it kind of seems like he wrote their love into existence. Wouldn't you agree?
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's crush on Justin Timberlake began while they were on Britney Spears The Mickey Mouse Club together, and sometimes, you can't fight young love.
JT eventually wound up dating his crush in the late '90s, when Britney and
*NSYNC were both dominating the charts. We stan a pop prince and princess!
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Between the years of 2010 and 2013,
dated TV personality Julianne Hough , and at the time, we were kinda convinced they were soulmates! Ryan Seacrest
In an interview with
Us Weekly from 2012, Julianne revealed, "I'm kind of dating my first celebrity crush, so I feel pretty fortunate." That was only one of the many times Julianne swooned over her bae, but in the end, their relationship didn't quite work out.
In 2013, however, she met her current husband,
Brooks Laich, so it's safe to say she got her happy ending.
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In the past,
has referred to Nick Cannon as his "dream girl," and he also told Mariah Carey CNN that she was his celebrity crush! In fact, he supposedly had posters of her on his wall back in the day.
Although Mariah definitely could've considered his crush on her to be creepy, it appears that the feeling was mutual because the two went on to get married and have two beautiful kids together. Like many others on this list, though, the marriage, unfortunately, didn't last. But hey, at least they got some adorable kids out of the deal, right?
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Before they'd actually started dating (and
years before Brangelina was ever a thing, obvs), rumor has it that would write about Jennifer Aniston in her diary. But, even though we were doing the same thing and writing about Brad Pitt our celeb crushes in our diaries, it actually worked out for Jen, and she got to date (and later marry) Mr. Brad Pitt himself!
We don't really have to tell you how this story ends, because as we all know, Brad up and left Jen to pursue a relationship with
, but that's neither here nor there. The point is, Jen freakin' married her celeb crush, and that's kinda awesome if you ask us. Angelina Jolie
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Despite the near 20-year age difference,
was apparently hot for Katie Holmes when she was younger. How do we know? Well, some of her old schoolmates actually remember it well! Tom Cruise
One of Katie's former classmates told
Celebuzz, "In religion class, when we were about 16, we would have to say prayers to keep a certain someone safe and out of harm. Katie would say it for Tom Cruise. We did that every day, so she would have said thousands of prayers for him. She also had a secret picture of him hidden in the inside of her textbooks. It's crazy to think she married him — it was her dream come true." That is pretty crazy!
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Okay, so maybe we need to wait for more details before we can officially confirm that
and Chloe Grace Moretz are dating. But, if it's true, that's a MAJOR win for Dyl, considering he's been crushing on the Dylan O'Brien If I Stay actress for, like, EVER.
Seven years after admitting his crush on Chloe in an interview with
Hollywire, the two were spotted out and about in Los Angeles recently, fueling speculation that perhaps she's moved on after her split from . Hmm... we'll be keeping a close eye on these two. Brooklyn Beckham
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During an interview on
The Late Late Show with James Corden, revealed that he had his sights set on Jason Momoa for Lisa Bonet years. And by years, we mean he knew she was the one for him since he was eight years old.
That's right! After Jason saw Lisa on
The Cosby Show, something clicked. In his interview with James, he said, "I'm like, 'I'm going to stalk you for the rest of my life and I'm going to get you.' I'm a full-fledged stalker. I didn't tell her that until we had two babies, otherwise, I'd be creepy and weird." Totally.
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It's probably not very surprising that lots of people have had a crush on
. We mean... he's royalty. For Prince William , though, her crush actually worked out in her favor because, well, she married him and became the Duchess of Cambridge! Kate Middleton
Yup! Well before Kate met William, she apparently had posters of him hanging on her wall. Luckily, she tossed them before they became housemates in college. Looking back, though, we're sure they probably laugh about her adorable little crush.
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Like Kate, the Duchess of Sussex was yet another person who was enamored by the Royal Family before ever becoming a part of it. That's right! Long before the
Suits actress was even famous, photos surfaced of her on vacation outside of Buckingham Palace as a teenager.
As it turns out, though,
was the one who was crushing hard on Meghan. For two years before they met, Harry watched Meghan on Prince Harry Suits and was totally smitten. How cute is that?!
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One of our favorite celebrity couples in Hollywood right now is
definitely and Joe Manganiello . Not only are they insanely talented, but their love for each other is nothing short of inspiring. Sofia Vergara
In an interview with
Mario Lopez, Joe even let it slip that he'd been crushing on Sofia before they met IRL. He said, "I actually got married to my celebrity crush; my wife, Sofia." OMG... we're melting!
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auditioned for Liam Payne The X Factor when he was 14, he got a little flirty with Cheryl, who was one of the judges at the time. Before exiting the stage, he even threw Cheryl a cheeky wink, which he later said is what probably sealed the deal.
Well, whether it was the wink or something else, Cheryl was completely charmed because the two dated later on from 2015 to 2018, and they even
share a son together! Sadly, the couple has since split, but regardless, he still had a long and loving relationship with his ultimate celeb crush, and that's pretty cool!
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The first thing we think of when people mention
and David is that they're a HUGE power couple. And, while we have a total crush on their amazing marriage, David revealed he was crushing on VB way before they were ever a thing. Victoria Beckham
Yup! Like so many others, David's favorite Spice Girl was Posh. After watching the music video for "Say You'll Be There" on repeat, David reportedly decided Victoria would be the girl he'd marry... and look at that! He was right!
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Although their relationship didn't last,
actually had a big crush on Wiz Khalifa way before they ever tied the knot and had a kid together. Amber Rose
In an interview with
Us Weekly, Amber said, "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!" Ahh... you gotta love modern romance.
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As we all know by now,
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson had a whirlwind romance that caused them to get engaged after only a day couple months together. As it turns out, though, Ari's had feelings for Pete for years.
As a recent guest on
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Ari admitted her longtime crush on her fiancé, saying, "I had the biggest crush in the whole world on him the whole time, like, forever. Like, my friends used to make fun of me for it, all that stuff." Who knew?!
Ariana also said that, in general, she's "not a crush-y person," and that she used to swear she'd marry him someday. Well, would you look at that!
According to Ariana, she told her tour manager, "I'm marrying him. 100%. I'm literally marrying him." Yup! Sounds like she was crushing hard for a while!