Most of the time, the relationship between a celebrity and a fan is purely parasocial. However, sometimes, it evolves into IRL romance.
While not every relationship between a celebrity and a fan works out, not many people get to say they were once in a relationship with their celeb crush.
Here are 17 celebrities who dated one of their fans:
Maya Henry first met Liam Payne at a One Direction meet-and-greet in 2015, and they started dating officially four years later.
Danielle Caesar tweeted about her love for Jake T. Austin for five years before they started dating in 2016.
Liza Powel was in the audience during a 2000 taping of Late Night with Conan O’Brien when she caught the host’s eye, and he fell for her instantly.
Taraji P. Henson dated a man who was too starstruck with her for the relationship to last.
When Joe Jonas was around 16, he invited a fan to a movie, and they “just made out the entire time.”
Billie Joe Armstrong met Adrienne Nesser at a Green Day show in Minneapolis in 1990, which inspired the band’s song “2000 Light Years Away.”
When Marjorie Bridges arrived late to a Steve Harvey comedy show, the comedian paused his set, looked at her, and said, “Oh, I’m sorry. I don’t know who this is, but I’m gonna marry her.”
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