Most people have experienced numerous crushes throughout their life, but there's something unique about a celebrity crush. Living the life of fame and fortune, celebrities can seem above average and, therefore, unattainable. But big stars need love too, and sometimes they end up with one of their lucky fans.
Sometimes these fans are your everyday people, such as Patrick Dempsey's hairstylist wife, who managed to steal his attention at the salon. Then there are people like Katie Holmes and Jason Momoa, both of whom ended up with celebrity crushes they had long before their fame. Read on for more celebrity crushes that resulted in relationships.
The Heartthrob And The Hairstylist
Part of what has attracted many fans to Patrick Dempsey, other than his acting, is his hair. His thick locks always seem to fall in just the right way. As it turns out, his hair earned him more than just the adoration of millions of fans; it also won him his wife.
Hairstylist Jillian Fink was at work when none other than the famous Patrick Dempsey walked in for a hair appointment. Something sparked between the two and they agreed to go on a date. They were married in 1999 and now have three children together.
The Sassy Bartender
Matt Damon was the one with a major crush when he met his now-wife, Lucy. She was tending bar at a nightclub in Miami, where Matt was filming Stuck On You. In an attempt to avoid aggressive fans, Matt snuck behind her bar.
Reportedly, Matt told Lucy that as soon as he saw her, he knew he had to talk to her. Lucy wasn't buying it, so she "put him to work." Matt had bartending experience from a previous movie and starting making drinks on her behalf. The pair fell for one another and have now been married for more than a decade.
The Production Assistant And The Invisible Woman
Jessica Alba earned her place in Hollywood as a teenager. By the early 2000s, she was a bona fide dreamgirl. Her beauty and talent were not lost on Cash Warren, who was a production assistant for one of her biggest films yet, Fantastic Four.
The Invisible Woman was all Cash saw on set, and Jessica couldn't help but return the attraction. Since filming often requires long days on set, they ended up spending tons of time together. By the end of production, a romance had bloomed. They were married a few years later and now have three children together.
The Baldwin Daughter With Bieber Fever
When Justin Bieber came into the public eye, he immediately stole the hearts of many young girls. Hailey Baldwin is three years younger than Justin, placing her in the precise age bracket that he most appealed to. Sure enough, the model was a "Belieber"-- the name Justin's fanbase calls themselves-- throughout her adolescence.
That's why her father, Stephen Baldwin, was sure to utilize his Hollywood connections so that Hailey and Justin could meet in person. Before long, the two could barely stay apart. Their 2019 wedding ceremony was full of A-list celebrities.
This Assistant Was Wife Material
Christian Bale has been one of the biggest names in Hollywood for decades. His creepy roles and charming looks make him irresistible to many fans. It's no surprise that when he met Sibi Blazic at a Little Women cast party, sparks flew.
Sibi was Winona Ryder's personal assistant at the time, putting her in a position to converse with many celebrities. The model and makeup artist was used to being in the Hollywood scene, so she could handle a little flirtation with Christian. Sibi married the American Psycho star in 2000.
Reese Witherspoon has been an adored actress for most of her life, but it was Legally Blonde that really flaunted her great looks and charming personality. While some guys would be too intimidated to approach her during a chance encounter, it was one man's bold advances that lead to her 2011 wedding.
Jim Toth wasn't the one making the advances, his friend was. Jim noticed that Reese didn't seem very interested, so he swooped in to "save" her from the encounter. Jim asked her to excuse his friend, blaming the behavior on a recent breakup. The small act of kindness won her over.
Her First Kiss Was Just The Beginning
Mila Kunis was just 14 years old when she landed the role of Jackie on That 70's Show. The part required her to kiss the much-older Ashton Kutcher. Mila admitted to People that she was so nervous to kiss the Calvin Klein model.
Sensing the young teen's anxiety, Ashton cracked some jokes to lighten the mood. That was the start of a long friendship. Though it took more than a decade for the couple to finally date in real life, they were engaged shortly thereafter and now have two children together-- better late than never!
Love At First Sight
Between David Beckham and Victoria Beckham, it isn't immediately obvious which one had the big crush on the other first. David was an attractive professional athlete at the same time that Victoria was a gorgeous model starring in The Spice Girls.
Since Victoria wasn't an avid soccer fan, she didn't have her eyes on David. On the other hand, David was watching The Spice Girls with a friend when he reportedly announced he was going to marry Posh Spice, Victoria's role. A year later, that's exactly what he did.
Falling For The Pretty Woman
There's never a wrong time to meet your soulmate, unless you're already married. That was the case for Danny Moder, a Hollywood cinematographer who fell for Julia Roberts during the production of the film The Mexican.
He married makeup artist Vera Steimberg in 1997, and three years later, he realized Julia Roberts was his one and only. Fortunately, the feeling was mutual. The same year that Danny and Vera's divorce was finalized, he married the Pretty Woman star. The two have been together for nearly two decades and have three children.
Aquaman's Childhood Crush
These days, Jason Momoa towers over the petite actress Lisa Bonet. But back when she was a teenage heartthrob, Jason was just a wee lad. The Aquaman star admitted on The Late Late Show that he was eight years old when he first professed his love for Lisa, who is twelve years his senior, to his mother.
In 2005, the then 26-year-old got his chance to date his dream girl after a few years spent breaking into the Hollywood scene. Twelve years and two children later, the couple finally tied the knot.
The Funny Man And The Model
Jackie Titone was an international model when she decided to try her hand at acting. Her first role in a major film was in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo with Rob Schneider. Shortly after, Rob introduced the novice actress to his friend, Adam Sandler.
Jackie earned a small part in Adam's film Big Daddy in 2000, and sparks ignited between the two on set. Though she was charmed by the Hollywood funny man, they didn't start dating for another year. They have been married since 2003 and have two daughters together. Jackie still appears in many of Adam's films.
Before She Was An Actor, She Had A Crush On This Actor
Before Kelly Preston had established herself as an actress, she was just your average teenager who enjoyed going to the cinema. Starpulse quoted the actress describing the moment she first laid eyes on John Travolta.
Reportedly, she was 16 years old and walking out of a film when she saw him on a poster for Grease. As soon as she laid eyes on him, she "knew." Fast forward almost a decade and the two were working on The Experts together. Just like Kelly predicted, the two hit it off and got married four years later.
Her Teenage Crush Became Her (Ex)-Husband
While Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' marriage was highly publicized, it wasn't until years after their divorce that news broke about Katie's childhood crush on Tom. Fox News reported in 2018 that Katie's infatuation with the leading man began as a teenager.
Her Dawson Creek co-star, Mary Beth Peil, claimed the girls had gabbed about him while on the set. Apparently, she couldn't stop talking about the Jerry Maguire star and confessed to having posters of him on her walls when she was in high school.
Love At First Sight
In a lengthy interview with Harpers Bazaar, Anne Hathaway opened up about the crush that changed her life. She met jewelry designer and film producer Adam Shulman through a mutual friend while attending the Palm Springs Film Festival.
Anne reportedly told that friend that she was going to marry Adam shortly after meeting him. In the interview, Anna stated, "I knew from the second I met him that he was the love of my life." It turns out her instincts were right. The happily married couple has worked on multiple film projects together.
She Spotted Him In A Magazine And Knew
Jamie Lee Curtis was just flipping through Rolling Stone when she saw Christopher Guest featured in one of the articles. Though she didn't yet know who he was, she stopped short and declared to her friend that she was going to marry that man.
Her friend was able to get Jamie Chris's number, but he never returned her call. A year later, they saw one another at a restaurant. The next day, Chris finally called Jamie back and arranged for a date. Just two months later, he proposed and the happy couple has been together ever since.
The Soap Opera Star And The Lead Singer
Before he ever met Fergie, Josh Duhamel admitted to InStyle that he dreamed about her. Coincidentally, Fergie had read the magazine article and was tickled pink. The couple didn't meet until she stepped foot on the set of Las Vegas in 2004.
The couple told E! News that the first words out of Josh's mouth were "you're hot." Her first words to him were, "I read you had a dream about me." The movie-moment turned into a 13-year-long relationship. Though the pair has since split, they are happily co-parenting their one son.
His One And Only
During an interview, actor Joe Manganiello boldly declared that Sofia Vergara was his ultimate celebrity crush. Though Sofia never read the interview, she found out about it years later, after the two were already dating.
Ironically, Joe told People that he forgot he ever said such a thing. Clearly, he wasn't saying it just to try to impress Sofia, he really meant it! Clearly, Joe had a strong intuition, because the two have been married since 2015 and look positively lovely together.
The Feeling Was Mutual
Model and activist Amber Rose was smitten with Wiz Khalifa before she ever met him. That's because she had heard his music and appreciated his rapping abilities. If that weren't adorable enough, Wiz also admired Amber long before he met her.
He would often tweet about the model. In 2011, the pair finally met in person and things moved along quickly. They welcomed their son a year into dating and then got married a year after that. Unfortunately, the pair eventually split, but we'll always remember their fiery passion.
He Knew All Her Songs
Cody Simpson isn't just a fellow musician of Miley Cyrus', he's also a huge fan. Elle reports that Miley was always Cody's celebrity crush and that he knew all the words to her songs. By the time they were running in the same circles, she was on the arm of Liam Hemsworth.
When Miley and Liam finally called it quits for good, Cody had his opportunity at last to pursue his dream girl. The two went from being great friends to being lovers, proving that good things do come to those who wait.
He Set The Whole Thing Up
When NBA star Carmelo Anthony spotted Alani "La La" Vasquez hosting MTV's TRL, he knew he had to meet her. Fortunately for him, Carmelo was friends with La La's co-host, DJ Clue. As a favor to Carmelo, the disc-jockey introduced him to La La.
The two hit it off and became engaged the following year. They were married in 2010 and welcomed a son the same year. The couple has separated multiple times, but have remained married through it all as they can't seem to stay apart for too long.
She's With The Band
Gwyneth Paltrow is not new to the limelight. Not only is she a famous actress, but so is her mother, Blythe Danner. Though Gwyneth has had celebrity status all her life, she still experienced a celeb crush of her own. She was a huge fan of Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay.
Determined to meet him, she pulled some connections to land a backstage pass to one of their concerts. Sure enough, her clever scheme won her the heart of Chris, and the two married in 2003. Though they are no longer together, they share two children.
She Was His Dream Girl
According to MSN, Mariah Carey was Nick Cannon's celebrity crush long before they met. His friends didn't think he could get the popular singer, which furthered his determination to make her his girlfriend. He did more than that; he married her.
Nick recalled being backstage at the Teen Choice Awards when Mariah acknowledged all the nice things Nick kept saying about her in interviews. Shortly thereafter, Nick starred in and directed one of Mariah's music videos, and the lovebirds got married. Though the relationship didn't last, they now have two adorable twins.
The Beautiful Waitress
Zoe Buckman was only 22 years old at the time she met then 40-year-old actor David Schwimmer. The young waitress was working at the Cuckoo Club in London when she spotted the actor, who she was a big fan of through the show Friends.
Zoe ended up waiting on David's table, and the two had a connection. A few years later they got married and had a daughter. The two separated in 2017 to determine the future of their relationship. Two years later, they were spotted together again, leading some to believe they may not be calling it quits after all.
Another Waitress Who Won Over An Older Man
Actor and filmmaker Nicolas Cage was dining at a restaurant when a beautiful waitress named Alice Kim came up and asked for his autograph. Being that Nicholas rose to fame around the time Alice was born, it's no surprise she was well aware of his work.
Her bold move caught Nicolas' attention, and he couldn't help asking the young lady on a date. The two were married in 2004 and had a son together. After more than a decade of marriage, the two divorced in 2016.
It Took Him Years To Catch His Crush
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian first met back in 2004 during a Brandy music video shoot. Kim was working as the singer's assistant and caught Kanye's eye. Being that Kim was married at the time, Kanye had to keep his distance.
Over the years, the two developed a friendship, but Kim was always dating someone else. In 2011, Kanye helped Kim direct her music video, but it wasn't until a year later, and another one of Kim's divorces, that they finally got together.
She Approached Him At Starbucks
It was just any old day at Starbucks when Amy Railsback spotted radio and television personality Danny Bonaduce. She couldn't help but go up to him and confess that she was a huge fan.
While most celebrities are probably used to this kind of attention, something about Amy struck Danny. The former teacher agreed to date the Hollywood star, even though he is 23 years her senior. The lovebirds tied the not in 2010 and have been married ever since.
They Fell For One Another Up In The Air
Kayte Walsh fit the stereotype of the attractive flight attendant to a tee, and Kelsey Grammer took notice. The Hollywood star was on a flight when he met the lovely Kayte, who was a fan of Kelsey's popular sitcoms Cheers and Frasier.
The two of them couldn't depart the flight without exchanging phone numbers first. One thing led to another and before long, the two were in love. They were married in 2011 and have two daughters.
She Swore She Would Marry Him
Many fell for Corey Feldman after his charming role in Stand By Me. Though Susie Sprague was only four years old when the film came out, she knew that he was the one she wanted to marry.
She got her chance years later when a modeling and acting career put her in the realm of her dream guy. Corey fell for Susie and the two married in 2002. After 12 years of marriage, the pair called it quits.
He Was Her Number One Punk Rocker
Green Day was all the rage in the '90s, which is why rock-fan Adrienne Nesser ended up at one of their concerts. The avid fan somehow snuck her way backstage, where she fell hard for the band's frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong.
Adrienne was familiar enough with hanging with the popular crowds, as her brother is professional skateboarder Steve Nesser. Still, something about Billie stuck out to her. The same was true for him, and the couple wed in 1994. They have two, now-grown sons who are also in rock bands.
The Backup Dancer And The Pop Star
In the early 2000s, Britney Spears was one of the biggest pop stars around. Kevin Federline was a backup dancer for Britney's ex-boyfriend, Justin Timberlake. After things tanked with Justin, Britney had her famous 55-hour marriage to Jason Alexander.
Meanwhile, Kevin was expecting his second child with another woman. Still, his flame for Britney brought the two together and they had a secret wedding in 2004. The young couple had two children together before splitting in 2007.