Last year, it was revealed that Disney star Jake T. Austin was dating a super fan who had persistently messaged him on social media for the last five years.
To cut a long story short, she pretty much gave hardcore fans across the globe hope that there was an actual, real-life chance that they might end up with their celebrity idol if they waited long enough.
In fact, Jake’s story sounded more like a fan fiction than something that could happen in reality, but these celebs prove that he isn’t the only one to have found love in a too-good-to-be-true kinda way.
Some celebs managed to nab themselves their idol after they became famous in their own right (Kim and Kanye, Victoria and David, Katie and Tom), but I find that the tales are much more romantic when the celeb’s partner is just a normal person:
Matt Damon met his absolutely gorgeous wife Luciana way back in 2003 when he was filming ‘Stuck On You’.
In true fan-fic style, the Hollywood star fell for her when she was working as a bartender and she helped him hide from a gang of excited fans.
Matt and Luciana have shown that their love can go the distance, celebrating ten years of marriage last month and having four beautiful daughters together.
Eddie Redmayne met his now-wife, Hannah Bagshawe, when she was working for his PR agency at the beginning of his career.
As Eddie’s acting credentials went from strength to strength, so did their relationship and they are now happily married and have baby daughter Iris together.
Grey’s Anatomy and Bridget Jones’ Baby star, Patrick Dempsey, casually bumped into his future wife, Jillian Fink, when he stumbled into a hair salon to get his ‘do trimmed back in the 90s.
Jillian didn’t even play it casual as she gushed about how much she loved his work, and the two eventually got married in 1999.
Patrick isn’t the only Grey’s star to have an adorbs meet-cute, with Ellen Pomepo meeting her now-husband, Chris Ivery, in a grocery store.
They tied the knot four years later.
Before Steve Harvey was a bigshot TV presenter who announced the wrong name during Miss. Universe pageants, he was hosting his own show in 1990.
During one performance his now-wife Marjorie came to watch him, it’s reported that Steve said that he would “marry her someday” during his set and the couple reconnected in 2005 – marrying two years later.
Humble waitress Alice Kim couldn’t believe her luck when none other than Nicolas Cage walked into the restaurant back in 2004.
His now-wife asked Nicolas for an autograph and he ended up giving her his phone number and, eventually, his heart.
Arguably our favourite ever love story, Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford used to be childhood pen pals but lost contact as they grew older.
Over the years they both got famous in their own right and eventually reconnected, fell in love, got married, and had a baby.
Seriously, you couldn’t write this stuff.
You’d think that TV hosts as established as Conan O’Brien would tire of looking into the live studio audience for each show that they film, but thank goodness Conan did.
He was filming his chat show ‘Late Night With Conan O’Brien’ back in 2000 and locked eyes with Liza Powel, who was sitting in the audience.
Conan has previously said of the first time he saw Liza: “Somewhere, in the vault at NBC, there’s footage of me literally falling for my wife on camera.”
Cynthia Nixon was dating Danny Mozes and had never even thought about being with a woman before she attended a political rally about education and budget cuts.
At the rally, Cynthia met her wife Christine Marinoni and has since said of the moment: “It wasn’t something in me that was waiting to come out.
“It was like, this person is undeniable. How can I let this person walk by?”
See guys? True love really does exist.