Crushing on a celebrity is more or less a rite of passage. Whether you’re a huge Hollywood buff, or barely pay attention to the latest celeb gossip, chances are there’s at least one famous person that you’ve found to be attractive. So, it’s easy to imagine how totally crazy it would be if you ended up marrying that person.
It’s happened, though — and more often than you might expect. Many celebrities have ended up in long-term relationships with people that once admired them from afar. Here are 25 Hollywood stars that married their fans.
1. Reese Witherspoon
For quite some time, it seemed that Reese Witherspoon only had eyes for other actors. She had a string of high-profile romances, including a marriage to Ryan Phillippe and a long-term relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal. But after she met talent agent Jim Toth, the Walk the Line Oscar-winner started singing a different tune.
Toth has Hollywood roots, but was by no means a household name. He was, however, a big fan of his future wife’s work. The pair married in 2011 and welcomed a son in 2012.