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10 Celebs who actually married their fans! *Hope is restored*

Text: Meg van Eck

It’s every fan’s dream to one day marry their ultimate celebrity crush. Just look at how many people were disappointed when Ryan Gosling had a baby with Eva Mendes. However, the idea that an ordinary fan could end up with their idol isn’t pure fantasy. Take a look at these celebrities who married their fans, and keep your own Hollywood wedding hope alive!

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Anne Hathaway

Actor-turned-jeweller Adam Shulman might have admired Anne Hathaway from afar, but when the pair finally met through a mutual friend at the Palm Springs Film Festival, it was Anne’s turn to feel smitten. She revealed that after laying eyes on him, she said to the friend, “I’m going to marry that man.” Her words were prophetic as they married in 2012 and welcomed a son, Jonathan, in April 2016.

Photography: Twitter/@extratv

Nicolas Cage

Nicolas met fan Alice Kim in 2004, when he dined at the restaurant where she worked. They hit it off, and were married several months later.

Photography: Twitter/@sarcastard1

Matt Damon

Matt began dating his fan, Luciana Barroso, when she helped him escape a group of autograph-hunters in Miami. They married in 2005 and have been together ever since.

Photography: Twitter/@daribaalam

Julia Roberts

Julia and her now-husband Daniel Moder met when he was working as a cameraman on her film The Mexican in 2000. They married two years later.

Photography: Twitter/@natenquirer

Patrick Dempsey

Patrick’s now-wife Jillian Fink was giddy when she found out that the TV star had made an appointment for her to cut his hair. The couple married in 1999, and Jillian still does Patrick’s hair, now as both his stylist and his wife.

Photography: Twitter/@marthaweddings

Reese Witherspoon

The Sweet Home Alabama star went one further than marrying a fan – in 2011 she married Jim Toth, an employee of CAA, the agency that reps her. Which means it’s his job to be Reese’s biggest advocate. All the feels!

Photography: Twitter/@jessicaalba

Jessica Alba

Jessica first met her husband, Cash Warren, on the set of Fantastic Four in 2004 and felt an instant attraction to him. She was starring in the film as Sue Storm, while he was working as a production assistant. “Right after I met [Cash], I called my best friend and was like, ‘I met this guy and I feel like I’ve known him forever and I’m going to know him for the rest of my life.'”

Photography: Bang Showbiz

Prince William

At the age of 13, Kate Middleton attended Marlborough College, where she was rumoured to have had a poster of Prince William on her wall. Flash forward a few years, and Kate found herself meeting her childhood crush in the flesh at the University of St. Andrews. It didn’t take long for the two good friends to realise they were something more, and in 2011, the whole world tuned in to watch them tie the knot.

Photography: Bang Showbiz

Fergie

Josh Duhamel and Fergie have been married for eight years now, and their origin story is a pretty cute one. Josh had been a long-time fan of the Black Eyed Peas singer and convinced the show he was on at the time, Las Vegas, to write the band into an episode so he could finally meet her. When they did come face to face for the first time, he became totally flustered and could only stammer out, “You’re hot.” Thankfully Fergie was into it, and they’ve since become a happy family of three with son Axl.

Photography: Twitter/@sawyerjordan9

Elvis

The King of Rock and Roll’s friend spotted a then 14-year-old Priscilla in a crowd and offered to introduce her to Elvis. After receiving permission from her parents, the introductions were made. “I was so nervous,” she said. “I really didn’t know what to say. I was quite shy.” The two subsequently married in Las Vegas when Priscilla turned 21.

Want to know more about your favourite celebrities? Check out these 6 couples who give us hope that love still exists and these 11 child stars who have their A-list parents to thank!

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