While some celebrities have indulged in high-profile relationships up until marriage, some showed a preference for relationships away from the spotlight and with non-celebrities, who were their fans.
Love can come in any form and place, and this also applies to celebrities. More often than not, celebrities tend to find love within the spotlight. However, some have ventured out of the spectrum to find companionship with non-celebrities.
This usually plunges the non-celebrity partner into the spotlight as their milestones as a couple becomes spotlight-worthy. Here are some stars who married their fans.
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Nicholas Cage and Alice Kim
“Ghost Rider” star Nicholas Cage first met Alice Kim when she was an aspiring Hollywood actress. At the time, she worked as a waitress in a Los Angeles-based restaurant, Kabuki. Cage had gone to the restaurant, and they connected there and then.
The pair were not bothered about the 20-year age difference, and after dating for two months, they tied the knot. Cage and Kim were married for 11 years and had a son before their separation in 2016.
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Ruben Studdard and Surata Zuri McCants
“American Idol” star Reuben Studdard was just enjoying another day of fans’ love and CD signing in 2006 when he spotted Zuri McCants in the crowd.
He had signed an autograph for Zuri McCants who eagerly waited in line for it. Studdard fell in love with her, and they soon started dating. In 2008, they walked down the aisle. However, the singer filed for divorce in 2011, indicating irreconcilable differences.
Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso
In 2002, when Damon was filming “Stuck On You,” he strolled into a bar to get some relaxing moments when he saw Luciana Barroso, a pretty bartender.
Once in an interview, Damon made it known that he had literally scanned the crown in the bar and spotted her from afar off. They started dating in 2003 and got married three years later. They presently have four kids together.
Elvis and Priscilla Presley
Elvis Presley, known as the King of Rock and Roll, was still at the start of his stellar career; when his friend introduced him to Priscilla at the time, Elvis’ pal sported the young beauty in a crowd.
The then-fourteen-year-old Priscilla and Elvis fell in love in years to come, and when she was 21, he proposed to her. A happy Priscilla once shared that she was nervous and excited, knowing she would be marrying the man she loved.
Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber
Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber met during one of his meet-and-greets with fans in 2009. At the time, Hailey was introduced to him by her father, Stephen Baldwin. The pair dated for a while before tying the knot in a 2014 wedding.
Lala and Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony, who was already fond of LaLa before meeting her, talked to a friend and asked to be introduced to her. This went well, and according to LaLa, she was hosting an MTV gig when she met her husband.
The pair started off as friends, but in the following years, they became more than friends. LaLa and the basketball star got married in 2010, and they have a son, Kiyan Anthony.
Conan O’Brien and Liza Powell
“Late Night With Conan O’Brien” star Conan O’Brien has been married to Liza Powell since 2002, but the first time he saw her had been an unsuspecting moment.
Powell has been on one of the episodes of his show when he spotted her in the audience. Once in an interview with Piers Morgan, the TV star noted that there was footage of him showing how smitten he was.
Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox
Maureen Cox, who worked as a hairdresser, was a huge fan of The Beatles. She was a regular at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, where The Beatles played. Starr noticed her after a while, and they started dating in secret. The pair were married from 1965 to 1975.