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10+ Celebrities Who Weren't Afraid To Date Their Fans

If you think it's impossible to date a celebrity just because you're not one, think again! There are plenty of celebs willing to wine, dine, and even marry commoners like you and me.

What a time to be alive!

Patrick Dempsey.

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While it was disappointing to many of us that McDreamy did not end up with Ellen Pompeo IRL, the story of how he met his wife is actually very cute.

Patrick's wife, Jillian Fink, was working as a hairstylist when he came in to get a haircut. The two hit it off, and the rest is history.

Added bonus: He'll never have to pay for another haircut again!

Anne Hathaway.

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Anne met her husband, Adam Schulman, through mutual friends in 2008 — and of course, Adam already knew who Anne was and was a big fan of hers.

The pair got married four years later!

John Travolta.

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John Travolta may have met his wife, Kelly Preston, while they were filming the movie, but as luck would have it, Kelly was already a huge fan of John's.

"I came out of a film, saw the poster for Grease and I knew I’d be with him. I just knew. I was about 16 years old. I really knew it and it turned into, ‘I’m going to marry that man,'" Kelly once admitted.

Ansel Elgort.

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Ansel has been with his high school sweetheart, Violetta Komyshan — who is also a ballerina BTW — since 2012.

"I love when a girl is like, 'I can't hang out. I have to go to class.' And I go pick her up and she's all sweaty in a leotard with her hair in a bun. That's the hottest thing ever," he told Elle in 2015.

Nicolas Cage.

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Nicolas has dated his fair share of A-list celebrities. But in 2004, he met waitress Alice Kim at a restaurant. She asked for an autograph and ended up getting a phone number, too.

The pair ended up tying the knot eventually and were married for 10 years.

Matt Damon.

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Matt began dating one of his fans, Luciana Barroso, after he saw her across a crowded room, as she was bartending at Crowbar in Miami.

The pair got hitched in 2005 and have been together ever since.

Camila Mendes.

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Camila met her ex-boyfriend, Victor Houston while they were both students. Despite being old friends, the pair were able to reconnect and take things to the next level years later, after Riverdale began airing.

Unfortunately, the pair didn't exactly go the distance. They called it quits at the end of 2018.

Jake T. Austin.

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Jake met his girlfriend, Danielle, after she had supposedly been cyber-stalking him for years.

The two met in-person at an autograph signing in New York City in 2011 and started dating in 2015 — giving hope to fangirls everywhere.

Maisie Williams.

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Maisie and her boyfriend, Ollie Jackson, initially met while they were still in school together. But their relationship didn't become a romantic one until 2017, on a romantic trip to Paris.

“I don’t meet anyone else. Maybe I’m doing it wrong, but I don’t go to all these parties. I don’t meet the other young, male actors. I just like normal people, I guess," Maisie told InStyle.

Julia Roberts.

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While Julia has dated a long list of fellow celebs, she met her husband Daniel Moder, when he was working as a cameraman on the set of the film, Mexican, in 2000.

Jessica Alba.

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Jessica met her husband, Cash Warren, in 2004 while he was working on the set of Fantastic Four, as a production assistant. The two were married in 2008 and have since had three children together.

Reese Witherspoon.

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After her split from Ryan Phillippe, Reese met her now-husband, Jim Toth, while he was working as a CAA agent. The couple were married by 2011 and have one child together.

Kevin Jonas.

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Kevin's now-wife, Danielle, began dating him while she was working as a hairstylist. The pair met while they both happened to be vacationing in the Bahamas in 2007.

At the time, Danielle didn't actually know who the Jonas Brothers even were, so she wasn't exactly a fan. But nonetheless, the pair hit it off and got married in 2009.

Harry Styles.

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Harry once dated food blogger/model, Tess Ward, after being introduced by mutual friends. Unfortunately, the pair didn't last. They split after less than a month of dating.

Liam Payne.


Fellow One-Directioner, Liam Payne, also dated a non-celeb; Sophia Smith.

The two knew each other from school, but reconnected in 2013 and dated for two years. According to HollywoodLife, Sophia ended things because she wasn't ready to settle down.

Bindi Irwin.

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Bindi, the daughter of legendary activist and TV personality Steve Irwin, met her fiance Chandler Powell when he attended a tour she was giving at the Australia Zoo.

He was so taken with her that he asked her mother for permission to come back and see her again.

Evan Peters.

Not a fan in the way you're likely thinking, but before she was famous, Evan Peters' rumored new girlfriend Halsey tweeted multiple times about how badly she wanted to date him.

The Secret works!

Liam Payne (again).

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A serial fan-dater, Liam makes the list again with his new girlfriend, Maya Henry. Although she's a model now, before that she was just a teenage 1D fan like the rest of us.

She actually met Liam at a Meet & Greet years before they started dating!

Justin Bieber.

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In an extremely similar story, while the Biebs is now married to supermodel Hailey Baldwin, before she was a model she was a teen girl in love with Justin Bieber.

She met him and took fan pictures with him on more than one occassion, and tweeted about what a cute couple he and Selena Gomez made.

Conan O'Brien.

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Conan admitted that he fell for his now-wife Liza Powell when she was in the audience during the taping of an episode of his show. Looks like she got her money's worth out of that free ticket!