Love behind the scenes: when fans become celebrities' lovers

By SSPDaily editionJan 22, 2024 16:00 PMShowbiz
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Love behind the scenes
Love behind the scenes. Source: people.com

The world of celebrities often seems like an impenetrable realm where stars live their lives in the spotlight and fans watch them from afar, dreaming of the day they can meet their idols. For most of them, the idea of marrying a famous actor, musician or athlete remains a distant fantasy.

SSPDaily found out how fans became lovers by walking down the aisle with the very celebrities they admired from afar.

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow

Our first story about star love takes us back to 2002 when Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow was in the audience at a Coldplay concert. Her heart, like the ones of countless fans, was captured by the band's vocalist Chris Martin.

Deciding to seize the moment, Gwyneth decided to sneak backstage after the concert to ask for an autograph. What began as a bold move by a fan turned into a whirlwind romance.

In December 2003, just a year after their chance meeting, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin tied the knot in a private ceremony in Mexico City. Their love story was blessed with two children, Apple and Moses. However, after more than a decade of marriage, the couple divorced in 2016, going their separate ways.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

From a young age, American actress Katie Holmes deeply admired one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, Tom Cruise. Her childhood dreams were filled with thoughts of marrying the Top Gun actor. At the age of 16, she even hid his photo in her textbooks and prayed for his well-being every day.

Their paths finally crossed at a Hollywood party in 2005 when fate intervened. During the event, Katie accidentally spilled champagne on Cruise, and a connection was forged between them. A year later, the couple had a daughter, Suri.

Cruise cemented their love story with a marriage proposal at a restaurant atop the Eiffel Tower in Paris. They exchanged vows in Italy in November 2006. However, their marriage of six years eventually ended in divorce in 2012.

John Travolta and Kelly Preston

For American fashion model and actress Kelly Preston, the dream of marrying John Travolta began at the age of 16 when she saw the heartthrob on a poster for the cult movie Grease. Kelly was not just a fan, she was determined and followed Travolta wherever she could.

Her persistence paid off when she finally met John on the set of The Experts. Their love culminated in a wedding on September 12, 1991.

Over the years, the couple had three children, including Jett, Ella, and Benjamin. Unfortunately, they lost their eldest son, Jett, in 2009. However, their love continued until Kelly Preston's death in 2020.

Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim

Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage found love in the most unexpected place: a nightclub in Los Angeles. It was there that he was served by waitress Alice Kim, and like any true fan, she couldn't resist the urge to ask for an autograph.

Cage responded by leaving her his phone number. In 2004, their whirlwind romance led to a marriage on a California ranch. A year later, the couple had a child together. However, after 12 years of marriage, they divorced.

Matt Damon and Luciana Bozan

Sometimes love happens in the most ordinary places. American actor Matt Damon met his love, Luciana Bozan, in a bar during a break between filming in 2003. Luciana, a devoted fan of the actor, worked in the establishment, and their connection was instant.

Two years later, they exchanged vows. Their love story led to the birth of four children: Isabella, Gia, Stella, and Alexia, whom they are raising together.

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