Fans’ interaction with their favorite celebs often limits to an autograph, a handshake, or a not washable kiss on the check. However, some get more than they ever allowed themselves to dream.
Prepare to meet the luckiest people in the world – fans that married their silver screen crush, and lived to tell the story. This is not another Hollywood movie, but real life at its best. Forget about Brangelina!
1. Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire used his spider powers in real life, saved a damsel in distress, and eventually wedded her.
Nevertheless, the only danger Jennifer Meyer faced was wasting her opportunity to grace the red carpet. A huge fan of Marvel movies, the jewelry designer, and daughter of Universal Studios President Ron Meyer met Maguire in 2003.
For the shy and awkward American actor, it was an answer to his prayers. Rejected by “Spiderman” co-star Kirsten Dunst, he badly wanted a Mary Jane in his life. It didn’t even matter that Jennifer was a commoner with no valid ticket for the celeb train.
Despite the beauty of seeing love conquer the differences, we have to state the obvious caveat. Relationships in Hollywood are notoriously short-lived when compared to real life. Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer stated their intentions to divorce in 2016 and signed the papers earlier this year.
Now that’s a real bummer considering that pair has two lovely children. As for who will fall next in Spidey’s web, that’s something only the future can tell.
Meanwhile, check out another celeb that made a fan’s dream come true.
2. Anne Hathaway
Can you imagine hanging a poster of your favorite actress on your bedroom wall, putting yourself to sleep each night with the imperative of dreaming her in the white gown?
For no name Adam Schulman, this was the routine that eventually landed him a dream girl stating that cherished “yes” in front of the altar. Anne and Ada met in late 2008 and tied the knot in 2012.
Most likely the name Schulman doesn’t ring a bell to you. Aren’t you curious to know what trick of destiny brought the two together?
It wasn’t signing an autograph of pairing for a selfie at one of the many public appearances Hathaway used to enrich her ties with the fans. As with Tobey Maguire’s soul mate, Adam Schulman was a jewelry maker at the time he met Catwoman.
We all know how ladies feel inner warmth once they set their eyes on precious metals and exquisite gems. Something tells us the passion for crafting shiny stuff had a lot to do with Anna Hathaway making a decision that shocked her other pretenders from Hollywood.
Check out another actor whose choice of partner entitles fans to keep on dreaming big.
3. Eddie Redmayne
When you are Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne, you are entitled to get picky when it comes to choosing your partner.
However, the 35-year-old English actor rejected marriage with any blue-blooded from Hollywood. Instead, he opted for a non-celebrity that had nothing to do with the showbiz world.
Girl fans worshipping their collections of autographs shouldn’t rush to pop out the champagne. Not yet! Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe have something in common that spoils a bit the magic.
The two fell in love while studying at Eton College. For those who don’t know, the prestigious institution is where the world’s elite sends its offspring for a proper education. You need serious cash to afford rubbing elbows with Prince William.
Eddie and Hannah married in 2014, and their union was blessed with a daughter two years later. Guess who gets to play with daddy’s golden statuette?
On the next page, Hollywood opens its doors to reveal another heart-warming case of celeb marrying a fan.
4. Matt Damon
“I saw her across a crowded room (…) four kids later, that’s my life!”
That is how A-list actor Matt Damon described the spark that ignited his highly unusual love story with a mortal inhabiting the grayish reality outside the LA studios. Greek gods wandering at the foothills of Olympus met a similar fate.
The love story between the star of the Bourne trilogy and his Argentine wife is indeed inspiring. The two met in 2003 in a Miami bar where Luciana Barroso was working as a bartender.
Damon still cherishes the moment when he took a break from filming “Stuck on You” to follow his drunkard colleagues to enjoy Miami’s bustling nightlife. It offered him the chance to meet the woman that would be at his side for the next 13 years.
In an industry where marriages are bound to break apart like sand castles, the union between Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso is the one to put your money on for lasting as the text says.
Are you curious to meet the next celeb that though dating commoners is much better?
5. Reese Witherspoon
No one knew who Jim Toth was until he appeared alongside “Legally Blonde” star Reese Witherspoon.
That is when people found out he was not just an average fan that got incredibly lucky but in fact a Hollywood agent who crossed path with huge names like Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr.
Why did Witherspoon choose him over any other famous actor or business big shot? Chivalry still survived in our modern world, and Toth helped the actress escape a tricky situation where a drunk man was hitting on her.
The awkward circumstances of their first encounter soon bloomed to romance. Reese came after a strenuous marriage to Ryan Phillippe that ended in disaster and was in desperate need of quality companionship.
Toth became a flag carrier, a symbol for the millions of commoners that hope one day to breach their mediocrity and accomplish their dreams. We don’t know if Toth used to watch the first cheeky films that made Reese famous, but he admired her as a person.
Prepare to meet another unlikely union that will bring a smile on your face.
6. Conan O’Brien
When you are one of the leading late night anchors, you certainly don’t need something extra to impress the ladies.
Even so, love came a bit late for Conan O’Brien in 2000 and not in the form you would except from a celeb like him. Instead of dating a woman from the same industry, Conan opted for Liza Powel, someone with a very thin claim to fame.
The two met while doing a sketch for “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and married two years later. Soon enough, daughter Neve and son Beckett made the family complete.
Now you know! Next time someone asks you to be a part of the audience, accept your small role with humility, while also preparing for a surprise. Couples, where both and he and she are celebs, proved their disadvantages and are close to becoming a thing of the past.
Being a fan sooner or later pays off. Check out the next celeb-commoner couple! They are adorable!
7. Christian Bale
Christian was always generous with his fans, but things went completely out of control when he wedded one.
Sandra “Sibi” Blazic was a no-one by the time she started dating the former Batman. The model and make-up artist settled for a modest place in the shadow and became one of the assistants of Winona Ryder.
Sandra had to do some serious changes to her lifestyle. First, she had to redecorate her bedroom and give away all the posters she secretly held with Christian posing as a heartthrob.
There is always a fine line between fans that get to marry their idols and those who end up in county jail as stalkers. Sandra managed to keep herself together and made the Dark Knight come after her.
The two entered their 17th year of marriage and have two gorgeous kids to fill up the daily agenda. Oh, and let’s not forget the essential part – keeping private life as private as possible. Family issues don’t belong to the tabloids.
Was she in for the money or love? Prepare yourself for another romance that acted as a bridge between reality and showbiz.
8. Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld successfully made us laugh for all those great years. But for one female fan, in particular, comedy soon blended with romance.
However, it was not easy for the future Ms. Seinfeld. Jessica Sklar wedded just months before meeting Jerry in 1998 and had to go through a nasty divorce to pursue her new love interest. Although having a high paid job as a public relations executive for Tommy Hilfiger, Jessica was not tanned enough by the limelight to call herself a celeb.
We know what burns your mind. Did Jessica inspired the hysterically funny situational comedy of “Seinfeld?” Well, she came in Jerry’s life right when the show lived its last season, so the answer is “no.”
Jessica apparently made the right choice. Jerry Seinfeld is now one of the wealthiest men in showbiz, and he also devoted enough time to the family to keep things working nice and smoothly.
Meet our next famous actor that was modest regarding partners!
9. Julia Roberts
Hollywood came to the breaking point in 2002 when “Pretty Woman” star Julia Roberts exchanged vows with what fellow A-list actors call a “civilian.”
When People magazine votes you “the most beautiful woman in the world” not once, but repeatedly, you have every right to select only the best. We don’t know for sure what Julia saw in Danny Morder, but 15 years later they are still strong together and show no sign of stepping down from their commitment.
You will be a bit upset to know Daniel Moder was not the average fan that stuffs the mailbox of his favorite actress with endless love letters and paper collages proving they would look great as a couple. Although bathing in the grayish waters of mediocrity, Moder was no stranger to Hollywood.
In fact, the man was already a cinematographer by the time he met Roberts. Now comes the tricky part – making an impartial evaluation of his recent achievements. If you ask us, having Julia to pull some strings helped poor Daniel have something to fill his Wikipedia page.
The next story is a bit controversial considering the age gap. Check it out!
10. Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage didn’t listen to his Hollywood friends and married someone completely outside the celeb universe.
Alice Kim was a 19-year-old Korean waitress clearing tables at a Los Angeles restaurant when Cage came in looking for a renewed shot at love. The emblematic actor decided not to waste time after two failed marriages and blazed his way into a third in record time.
Alice and Cage met in February 2004 and walked down the aisle in July of that year. Can you imagine the delight she must have experienced?
You are going with your girlfriends to see “National Treasure” in the cinemas, and next thing you know Nicolas Cage bumps into you with an irresistible marriage proposal. Five months are not enough to destroy the small Cage shrine you built at home.
Alice would soon give birth to Cage’s second son – Kal-El. We hate to break it to you. Kal-El means nothing in Korean and is, in fact, Superman’s birth name. Just a small hint of how bananas Cage went throughout his later years.
Continue your journey and meet another fan that married a famous person from Hollywood.
11. Steve Harvey
“I don’t know who you are, but I’m going to marry you.”
Steve Harvey said that during his live stand-up routine the moment he first saw his future wife – Marjorie Bridges take her seat in the audience. Don’t rush to applaud such a cute sign of affection and male bravery!
Harvey needed a couple more years to get his act straight and chase his love. As he looks back, he is grateful to Marjorie, a no-name at the time, for saving his life.
Steve Harvey slept in a car for three years before he went past his financial troubles and turned into a media mogul. In 2007 he made the decisive step and married for the third time. So far, Marjorie seems to be a lucky choice!
In the light of what happened at the famed Miss Universe pageant he hosted, it’s easy to picture Steve Harvey messing things at the ceremony.
You probably know the next couple but never figured out that she was not famous before meeting him.
12. Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley playing his hit rock and roll songs made the women of the 1960s lose their minds.
Be them celebs or commoners all felt their knees weak each time the King grabbed hold of the microphone and performed his stage routine. However, Elvis had eyes for one girl alone.
Priscilla was just 14 years old when she first met the music God, and it happened in the less romantic backdrop of West Germany. How the story unfolded would enter folklore.
Elvis had to wait until Priscilla reached an appropriate age for marriage. Meanwhile, the silly little girl no one knew until then had to fight with celebrities that wanted the same thing – to get a ring from the King.
Priscilla won her Graceland throne by beating big names of the showbiz world like Nancy Sinatra. In our days, that would have been the equivalent of someone stealing Kanye West from Kim right before their acclaimed marriage.
Another odd couple shows that everything is possible when it comes to love. Click next for the story!
13. Adam Sandler
The story of Adam Sandler and his wife is another one worthy of a case study.
The two met on the set of “Big Daddy” and were at the opposite sides of the celebrity spectrum. No one knew who Titone was and the role that allowed her to meet Sandler was that of a waitress in a sports bar.
Although being incredibly beautiful, Jackie Titone lacked the X factor that would make her an A-list celeb. Everything changed once she married Adam Sandler.
Not only did her husband cast her in some of his movies, but the newly acquired Sandler name continued to open doors in fields like modeling.
Adam and Jackie have 14 years spent together, which is quite something to the average lifespan of marriages in Hollywood.
Something tells us the next story will inspire you. No one would have bet on her making such a less glamorous pick.
14. Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba is yet another gorgeous celebs that triggered an earthquake with her decision to not only date but also marry a no-name fan.
True love conquers all obstacles and miracles do happen. Alba met Cash Warren on the set of “Fantastic Four, and it was her heart that made a choice. The two got engaged in 2007 and married a couple of months later.
Don’t let the name fool you. Cash is a little production assistant. With her net worth estimated at $340 million, Alba is the one providing for the family.
Can you imagine what would happen in the case of a divorce? The news that Alba is again on a hunt for a fan to love would trigger even the laziest couch potato to cancel his night in with Netflix and go practice real life dating.
We will end the list with a case seasoned with the traditional bits of controversy.
15. Kelsey Grammer
Who made Kelsey Grammer step out of the marriage to Camille Donatacci that lasted 14 years?
Well, she was no celeb, at least not until the man playing Frasier Crane shockingly chose her to be his 4h wife. Kayte Walsh lived an entirely comfortable life, working as a flight attendant for Virgin Atlantic Airways and coming from a family of British footballers that never experience financial difficulties.
What kept people talking was the whopping age gap between the two. Kelsey Grammer is 25 years her senior, an aspect that didn’t stop the couple from having a baby.
We hope you enjoyed our list of modern day fairy tales. Celebs might play in a league of their own, but miracles do happen from time to time.
You know the drill. Keep on watching their movies, go for an autograph or selfie, and keep on praying. Destiny might have a twist for you at the end, and you might marry your silver screen sweetheart.