10 People Who Were Lucky Enough to Marry Their Celebrity Crush
You might think that celebrities only date other celebrities, and you’d be right for the most part, but there are some rare and special occasions where celebrities fall in love with regular people. Stars such as Conan O’Brien, who saw his wife in the audience of his show, or Steve Harvey, who publicly said he would marry one of the guests at his stand-up comedy show after seeing her, prove how unexpected love can be.
Bright Side would like to show you 10 such cases you might not know about, proving that love is the same for everyone.
1. Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley
Elvis first met Priscilla at a party in 1959 while he was serving in the US military, and they eventually got married in 1967. Priscilla was a fan of his music and loved “Blue Suede Shoes,” but she claimed that she wasn’t a crazed fanatic like other fans. They spent around 6 years together before getting a divorce, but their relationship ended with the 2 being on good terms.
2. Steve and Marjorie Harvey
Steve Harvey first met his wife, Marjorie, at a comedy club in Memphis. According to her, she was late for the show, so when she walked in and went to find her seat, Steve stopped the show and stared at her. She had thought that he was being quiet because he was about to joke around with her and make it a part of the show since that’s what some comedians do with fans, but Harvey just said, “Oh, I’m sorry, I don’t know who that is, but I’m going to marry her!”
3. Meryl Streep and Don Gummer
Meryl Streep and Don Gummer met in 1978 when he lent her his apartment while she was mourning the loss of her previous partner, John Cazale. Meryl admitted that she hadn’t gotten over her ex-husband’s passing, but she had to keep on living, and Don had shown her how to do that.
4. Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh
Kelsey Grammer met his now-wife, Kayte Walsh, on a flight from Los Angeles to London. Kayte was working as a flight attendant. According to Kelsey, the way they met was very romantic.
5. Nick and Vanessa Lachey
Nick Lachey met Vanessa when she was a host on the show, Total Request Live, where Nick would make frequent appearances as a member of the boy band, 98 Degrees. After a while, Vanessa starred in Nick’s music video for “What’s Left of Me” and, according to her, that’s when the romance started.
6. Kevin Jonas and Danielle Deleasa
Kevin Jonas met Danielle Deleasa while they were both vacationing in the Bahamas in 2007. Danielle was working as a hairdresser, and she admitted to not knowing who the Jonas Brothers were at the time. It was actually Kevin who pursued her after spotting her walking along the beach with a flower in her hair.
7. Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond
In 1993, Jeff Richmond landed a job as a pianist at the Del Close’s ImprovOlympic Theater in Chicago, where a lot of artists got their start. That’s where he met Tina Fey. He recalls that he was just the guy sitting at the piano watching people audition, and Tina Fey was among the very best.
8. Matthew Lewis and Angela Jones
Matthew Lewis met his now-wife, Angela Jones, at an event for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where she worked as an event planner. According to her, her whole life got turned upside down when she met Matthew, and she had never believed in soul mates until they met.
9. Liza Powel and Conan O’Brien
Conan O’Brien met his wife, Liza Powel, when she was an audience member of his talk show. He locked eyes with her and immediately fell for her. They got married in 2002 and have been together ever since.
10. Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox
Maureen was a hairdresser who met the love of her life at a club called The Cavern. That’s where a group, The Beatles, was playing, and Maureen had developed a crush on their drummer, Ringo Starr. She asked for his autograph, which caught his attention, so 3 weeks later he asked her for a dance. The couple got married in 1965 and had one child together.
Which one of these love stories surprised you the most? Do you think you could handle what comes with dating a celebrity?