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    29 Celebrities Who Married "Regular" People And How They Met

    It's hard to see someone else living your dream. 🥺👉👈

    Usually, when you read about a Hollywood A-lister embarking on a whirlwind romance with one of us regular folks, it's just a story from Wattpad or However, for some IRL Y/N's, life imitates art.

    Here are 29 celebrities who married "regular" people:

    1. While Riz Ahmed was busy preparing for The Sound of Metal in New York, he went to a local café, where he jostled over the same laptop plug points with author Fatima Farheen Mirza.

    Riz and Fatima on the red carpet

    2. After veterinary technician Tracey McShane said she hoped her next boyfriend was like Jon Stewart, her roommate set her up on a blind date with the comedian himself.

    The animal rights activist and comedian on the red carpet

    3. When Ariana Grande was looking to buy a new house where she could escape the hustle and bustle of LA, her team found real estate agent Dalton Gomez, and she asked them to arrange an in-person meeting because he was cute.

    4. On a ferry to New York's Fire Island, Wanda Sykes saw Alex Niedbalski talking to a child and fell in love, and a friend introduced them because Wanda's kitchen remodel required the granite countertops Alex was selling.

    comedian and businessperson

    5. Carl Dean first spotted Dolly Parton outside a Laundromat in Nashville, and he took her to meet his parents within a week of meeting her.

    "Jolene" singer and her reclusive husband

    6. Ellen Pompeo met music producer Chris Ivery at a grocery store, and they started dating six months later.

    Actor who played Dr. Meredith Grey on "Grey's Anatomy" and music producer at a Roc Nation event red carpet

    7. Ed Sheeran had a crush on Cherry Seaborn in high school, and a mutual friend helped them reconnect while she was working on Wall Street and he was playing in New York.

    "Perfect" singer standing behind the consultant, who is clasping his hand

    8. Hairstylist Jillian Fink thought it was a joke when she saw an appointment booked under Patrick Dempsey's name, but after three years as her client, he became her boyfriend.

    The hairstylist and the actor who played Derek Shepherd on "Grey's Anatomy"

    9. While staying at the comedian's vacation home, Amy Schumer's personal assistant Molly invited her brother, chef Chris Fischer, to come cook for them.

    The comedian and the chef

    10. At a wedding, one of Vince Vaughn's best friends introduced him to his wife's childhood best friend, real estate agent Kyla Weber, and he was nervous to date her because of how far away she lived.

    The actor who played Billy McMahon in "The Internship" and the Canadian real estate agent on the red carpet

    11. Christian Bale didn't have any interest in getting married until Winona Ryder introduced him to her personal assistant, Sibi Blažić.

    The actor who played Patrick Bateman in "American Psycho" and the former model/makeup artist on the red carpet

    12. The day he moved to Manhattan, Paul Rudd took his luggage to his publicist's office, and Julie Yaeger, who worked there, offered to drop it off at his friend's apartment so he wouldn't be late to an audition.

    The actor who plays Scott Lang in "Ant-Man" and the writer

    13. One night after the production of Stuck on You had been moved from Hawaii to Miami, a few crew members dragged Matt Damon to a bar with them, where he met bartender Luciana Barroso.

    The actor who played the titular character in "Jason Bourne" and the former bartender

    14. Human rights lawyer Alexi Ashe was her sister's plus-one to Chris Kattan's wedding, where she met Seth Meyers.

    The TV host and the lawyer on the Emmys red carpet

    15. A friend stopped by George Clooney's house on the way to Cannes, France, and introduced him to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin.

    The lawyer and the actor who played Gov. Mike Morris in "The Ides of March"

    16. While Meryl Streep was mourning the death of her boyfriend/costar John Cazale, her brother brought his friend Don Gummer to help her pack up their things, and she exchanged letters with the sculptor until moving in with him.

    The sculptor and the actor who played Julia Child in "Julie and Julia"

    17. Ellie Woods and Jordan Fisher were best friends growing up, and they officially started dating while Ellie was a student at the University of Alabama.

    Clinical dietetics major and actor who played John Ambrose McClaren in "To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You"

    18. Ryan Piers Williams and America Ferrara met during his University of Southern California days when he cast her in his student film.

    The director and the actor who played Amy Sosa on "Superstore" on the red carpet

    19. Reese Witherspoon met talent agent Jim Toth when he saved her from being hit on by his drunk friend at a party.

    The actor who played Elle Woods in "Legally Blonde" and the acting agent

    20. Jon Bon Jovi started dating Dorothea Hurley in high school, and they've been together ever since.

    The Bon Jovi front man and the restaurateur on the red carpet

    21. While Ken Jeong was still a practicing physician, he met Tran Ho at a happy hour mixer for single doctors.

    The comedian and the doctor at a formal event

    22. Jesse Tyler Ferguson met lawyer Justin Mikita at the gym.

    The lawyer and the actor who played Mitchell Pritchett on "Modern Family"

    23. While she was filming The Mexican, Julia Roberts fell in love with camera operator Danny Moder.

    The actor who played Vivian Ward in "Pretty Woman" and the cinematographer

    24. Lisa Kudrow met advertising executive Michel Stern when he was dating her roommate, but they didn't get together until they reconnected at a friend's birthday party six years later.

    The advertising exec and the actor who played Phoebe on "Friends"

    25. Hairdresser Danielle Deleasa was on a family vacation in the Bahamas when she met Kevin Jonas, who got her phone number from her big sister.

    The oldest Jonas brother and the star of "Married to Jonas"

    26. While at a business conference in Aspen, George Lucas met investment guru Mellody Hobson.

    The Lucasfilm founder and the chairperson of Starbucks

    27. Matthew McConaughey was in a club making margaritas when he spotted Camila Alves, and he invited the designer and her friends to join his group for drinks.

    The actor who played Connor Mead in "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" and the designer on the red carpet

    28. Cynthia Nixon was serving as a spokesperson for the education nonprofit Alliance for Quality Education when she met founder Christine Marinoni.

    The nonprofit founder and the actor who played Miranda Hobbes on "Sex and the City"

    29. And finally, Aaron Paul met documentary filmmaker and nonprofit founder Lauren Parsekian at Coachella, where they shared their first kiss on the Ferris wheel.

    The "Westworld" and "Breaking Bad" actor with the filmmaker at a "Westworld" event