6 celebrity-fan couples give me, a regular person, hope for the future
Love’s been in the air lately for celebrities, but romance isn’t always as exciting for us common folks. But if Hailey Baldwin’s engagement to Justin Bieber teaches us anything, it’s not impossible for a fan to date their idol. These fan-idol couples all somehow made it happen!
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin
Of course, Hailey Baldwin isn’t at all a common folk — she’s a member of the high-profile Baldwin family as the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin. Regardless, she’s been a long-time Belieber and first met Justin in 2011.
At Today Show to see @justinbieber perform. First time we met was 3 years ago at today show. Crazy!
— Hailey Baldwin (@haileybaldwin) November 23, 2011
Hailey also met Justin at the NYC premiere of his Never Say Never movie in 2011; now, she’s bringing “never say never” to life following her new engagement to Justin just seven years later.
Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!
Jake T. Austin and Danielle Ceasar
After reportedly tweeting about Wizards of Waverly Place star Jake T. Austin several times in 2013 and 2014, fan Danielle Ceasar wound up dating the actor less than two years later.
If Jake T Austin can date a fan, 1D fans have a chance pic.twitter.com/LgbtwtozR7
— Santa Claus (@1DAFSanta) January 16, 2016
The couple is still together, celebrating their second anniversary of dating in November 2017. Danielle is still tweeting about Jake, but now she’s his girlfriend.
Caspar Lee and Ambar Driscoll
Ambar Driscoll met YouTube star Caspar Lee in 2012. Six years later, they re-created their meet-and-greet picture as a couple.
I can’t tell which one I look more creepy in. https://t.co/Dsuz7HAnUc
— Caspar Lee (@Caspar_Lee) June 24, 2018
Caspar clarified in a recent video that, while he’s dating a former fan, he met Ambar by chance via Instagram. She informed him right away that they had met in 2012 and the rest is history.
Zara Larsson and Brian H. Whittaker
In this instance, the celebrity turns out to be the fan, too! In November 2015, Swedish pop star Zara Larsson thirsted over Brian H. Whittaker, a model, on Twitter.
Zara Larsson celebrates one year with boyfriend Brian H. Whittaker whom she met on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/SrILxy0SRw
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 10, 2018
Less than two years later, Zara and Brian coupled up in June 2017. They recently celebrated their first anniversary of dating and seem to be more in love than ever.
Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams
These two celebs both rose to fame on their respective ABC shows–she’s a star on Modern Family and he was one of The Bachelor franchise’s many hopeful contestants–and first met via Twitter after Sarah tweeted her love for Wells multiple times during his stints on The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise.
— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) August 15, 2017
Sometime after Sarah’s tweets, Wells slid into her Twitter DMs, and they were officially a couple two months later. Turns out it’s possible to find love on social media, especially if you’re a celeb fangirling over another celeb.
Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne
Liam met his future girlfriend Cheryl when he first auditioned for The X Factor in 2008, while she was a judge on the show. Cheryl called Liam “really cute” and he gave her a “cheeky wink.” It was a dream come true for Liam, who later revealed that Cheryl was his teenage crush.
Eight years later, Cheryl and Liam confirmed their relationship in March 2016. Just about a year later, Cheryl gave birth to their son, Bear. Though the couple have since amicably split, it’s a wild tale of marrying your teenage crush who’s also your judge on a reality television show. Relatable!
While these couples give me hope that I could date my idols, this isn’t a free pass to harass celebrities to date you. Respect boundaries, keep hope alive and let fate take the wheel 🙂