By José Pablo Harz
June 12, 2024

Julia Roberts’ heart was stolen by a cameraman

There are a lot of celebrities who stick to their ‘Never Date a Fan’ rule. However, there are many others who have fallen for the charms of someone who appears to know them completely.

And why not? If they have admired them for years…

Get to know some of the celebrities who were kind and gave their loyal followers a chance:

1. Patrick Dempsey

Instagram @patrickdempsey

The story of how Patrick met his wife is very sweet. She worked as a stylist and he entered the salon for a haircut. They both liked each other and, well, the rest is history. And better yet: he won’t ever need to pay for a haircut again.

2. Anne Hathaway

Gregg DeGuire

Anne met her husband Adam Schulman through her friends in 2008 and, of course, Adam already knew who Anne was. They married four years after that day.

3. John Travolta

Pascal Le Segretain

“I got off a movie and saw the Grease poster there, and I knew I’d be with him. I just simply knew. I was 16 years old, I really knew and it turned into ‘I’m going to marry that man’”, Kelly Preston, his wife, confessed once.

4. Ansel Elgort

Instagram @violetta

Ansel’s with his high school girlfriend, Violetta Komyshan, who’s also a dancer since 2012.

5. Nicolas Cage

Gareth Cattermole

In 2004 Nicolas met a waitress named Alice Kim at a restaurant. She asked him for an autograph and also got his phone number. Finally, they ended up marrying and stayed together for ten years.

6. Matt Damon

Dimitrios Kambouris

Matt started dating one of his fans, Luciana Barrosa, after seeing her serving drinks in a room full of people at Crowbar, in Miami. They’ve been together since 2005.

7. Camila Mendes

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Despite them not being a couple anymore, Camila dated a man called Victor Houston while they were students. But when Riverdale started, they took things to another level. However, they broke up in 2018.

8. Jake T. Austin

Instagram @jaketaustin

His girlfriend Daniella apparently cyber stalked him for years. However, they met at a Meet and Greet in New York in 2011 and started dating in 2015.

9. Maisie Williams


Maisie and her boyfriend Ollie Jackson met at school, but their relationship didn’t start until 2017, during a romantic trip to Paris. “I didn’t know anybody else. Maybe I’m doing it wrong, but I don’t go to many parties. I don’t know other young male actors. I guess I like normal people,” Maisie said to InStyle.

10. Julia Roberts

Kevin Mazur

Julia wasn’t happy after dating a long list of famous people and she decided to try her luck with one of her fans, who worked as a cameraman at a movie she worked in back in 2000. They fell in love and eventually married.

11. Jessica Alba

Instagram @Jessica Alba

Jessica met her husband, Cash Warren, in 2004, while she was filming Fantastic Four and he was working on the set as a producer assistant. They got married four years later and they already have three children.

12. Reese Witherspoon

Hello Magazine

After her divorce from Ryan Phillippe, Reese met her now husband, Jim Toth, while he worked as a CAA agent. They married in 2011 and have a child together.

13. Kevin Jonas

Instagram @daniellejonas

Kevin’s wife, Danielle, was an stylist and met the singer while vacationing on Bahamas in 2007. In that moment, she didn’t really know who the Jonas Brothers were, so she wasn’t exactly a fan. However, they took a liking to each other and married in 2009.

14. Harry Styles

Alexa Carroll
Instagram @tessward

The One Direction singer once dated blogger and food model Tess Ward, after a common friend introduced them. However, they dated for less than a month.

15. Liam Payne


His One Direction bandmate, Liam Payne, also dated a celebrity: Sofía Smith. They had known each other since school, but they started dating in 2013 and lasted two years.

16. Justin Bieber

Instagram @Hailey Baldwin

Hailey was always a Justin Bieber fan, so much, that she even supported his relationship with Selena Gómez through her Twitter account and sent countless fan messages. Finally, they met in person when Hailey’s father introduced her to the singer. And even though Justin continued his relationship with Selena, they eventually broke up, and Hailey was there to make him fall in love with her. They married the previous year and they just celebrated their wedding with family and friends.