We’ve all fantasized about meeting and marrying a celebrity crush – but for some fans it really happens! Here is a list of celebrities who met and married their fans, proving that sometimes dreams really do come true. Happily ever after, however, is not guaranteed.
1. Matt Damon
Luciana Barroso was working as a bartender in Miami when she spotted Matt Damon walk in. He was in town filming Stuck on You. Apparently, it was love at first sight. “I literally saw her across a crowded room, literally,” he told Ellen DeGeneres. “I don’t know how else our paths would have crossed if that didn’t happen.” The pair had a discreet ceremony at City Hall in Manhattan in 2005. Thirteen years and four kids later the pair seems as strong as ever.
2. Ringo Starr
Before the Beatles were the biggest band in the world, Maureen Cox was a fan. The hairdresser was an avid fan of the group, attending all of their local concerts. Ringo Starr eventually noticed and they began dating just as the band started to gain prominence. In 1965, after the two discovered she was pregnant, they married. Unfortunately, the rock star lifestyle took a toll on the marriage and they divorced 10 years later.
3. Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen
You wouldn’t think that one of the most beautiful models in the world would have trouble finding a date, but it seems Gisele had eyes for only one man, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. She told mutual friends who set the pair up on a blind date. The two hit it off and were married in 2009. They have two children together and if you look closely, you can catch a glimpse of her in the stands at his football games.