A Dream Come True! Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Reese Witherspoon, More Celebrities Who Married Their Fans

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May 31 2021, Published 12:01 a.m. ET

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Fans everywhere can only dream of dating their favorite celebrity crush, but how often do these dreams come true? More often than you might think!

Love works in mysterious ways. When Cupid strikes, it can happen suddenly and with anyone — even between a famous Hollywood celebrity and an admirer!

OK! looks back at celebrities who didn't let their star status keep from following their hearts, and fell in love with one of their biggest supporters... beyond the glamour of the red carpet

Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso

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Everyone likes Matt Damon, but who was the lucky lady that managed to sweep him off of his feet? Damon met future wife Luciana Barroso in Miami while filming the 2003 comedy Stuck on You. Barroso worked as a bartender in South Beach, and just happened to be working the night that Damon and the film crew decided to go out for drinks. The couple married over 15 years ago in 2005.

"I got lucky," Damon told Esquire. "I fell in love with a civilian. Not an actress and not a famous actress at that. Because then the attention doesn't double — it grows exponentially."

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Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth

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Reese Witherspoon has had a history of high-profile romances, but everything changed when she met talent agent Jim Toth. Despite his work as an agent in Hollywood, Toth was in no way famous — especially not as much as his future wife. A longtime admirer of her work, Toth married Witherspoon in 2011, and the happy couple welcomed a baby boy the following year in 2012.

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Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder

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Daniel Moder and Julia Roberts met in 2001. A huge fan, he hadn't had the chance to bump elbows with the star until he landed a job as a camerman on the film, The Mexican. Though neither of them were single at the time, the two hit it off during filming. Roberts and Moder separated from their respective partners and married each other only a year later in 2002. Since then, the couple has managed to keep a low profile but are still married nearly twenty years later.

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Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman

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Anne Hathaway met her future husband Adam Shulman — an actor and jewelry designer — through a mutual friend at the Palm Springs Film Festival in 2008. Hathway had a feeling that Shulman was the one the second she met him. "I think he thought I was a little nuts, which I am a bit, but I'm also nice," Hathaway's said of their meeting. "I knew from the second I met him that he was the love of my life."

Before Shulman proposed to her in 2011, he designed the six-carat engagement ring himself. Now, that's a romantic personal touch!

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Jessica Alba and Cash Warren

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Jessica Alba and Cash Warren met in 2004. It was instant sparks between the actress and the Fantastic Four production assistant, and they got married in 2008.

"Whenever I doubt myself for a second, he's the first one to come up and say, 'You can do this, I believe in you,'" Alba revealed in 2011. "I don't know what I'd do without him there. And he's so good with the kids. We're really happy."

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Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu

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Elvis Presley met Priscilla Beaulieu in 1959 when he was serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and stationed in Germany. Beaulieu was shockingly only 14 years old at that time, and was a big fan of the rock 'n' roll singer. Their romance blossomed over the years, and they got married in 1967. Prior to their wedding, they frequently exchanged letters, phone calls and pictures, hoping to be together someday. 

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Patrick and Jillian Dempsey

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Patrick Dempsey went to a salon to get a haircut, but never expected to meet his future wife too! Dempsey met hairstylist Jillian Fink at her Los Angeles salon "Delux" in 1994. The actor continued to get occasional haircuts though over the next three years, until the stars aligned and they finally started dating in 1997. The couple tied the knot in 1999, and despite filing for divorce in 2015, per PEOPLE, they have since reconciled.


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