"Normal" People Who Dated Celebs Are Sharing What Their Relationships Were Like (And If They Worked Out)

    "I worked with a guy who claimed that he dated Meryl Streep in high school. We all laughed at him until he brought in his yearbook and showed us their prom picture."

    Most of us have probably daydreamed about what it would be like to date our celebrity crush. For the majority, it'll never happen, but for some people, dreams do come true.

    Justin and Hailey Bieber

    A while back, redditor u/Dutskii asked, "'Normal' redditors that dated a celebrity, what was it like?"

    Here are 17 of their most interesting answers:

    Disclaimer: These stories have not been verified. The users are supposedly speaking from their own experiences.

    Some responses are from the commenters on this BuzzFeed post, too.

    1. "When The Simple Life with Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie was popular, I made out with Paris at a night club in Baltimore. Essentially, they were filming them doing all sorts of random jobs around the country and staying with local families all for the culture clash laughs. One of those families ended up being my friend and her family. Being a close friend and a well-known admirer of Paris at the time, I was invited over and got to hang with her a good amount while they were in town. Both of them were super sweet, and a lot smarter than they played for the camera. Paris was a great kisser, and this story is always a hit with my friends."

    Closeup of Paris Hilton

    2. "My mom dated Keanu Reeves back in high school. She broke up with him because he was too focused on his band with his friends at the time."

    Keanu Reeves onstage

    3. "I worked with a guy who claimed that he dated Meryl Streep in high school. We all laughed at him until he brought in his yearbook and showed us their prom picture."


    Closeup of Meryl Streep

    4. "My friend's aunt went on a blind date with Gerard Butler, circa 300 (the movie, not the year). There was a big miscommunication, because he was looking for a hookup, and she's a kindly French Canadian woman in her 50s, but they both had a laugh about it and enjoyed supper with each other."

    Closeup of Gerard Butler

    5. "My friend dated Dax Shepard in college. She said he's super nice and genuinely funny. [She said,] 'Just a good-hearted man.' She said he didn't really express much interest in comedy or acting at the time (or ever really), so she was surprised that's what he ended up doing."


    Closeup of Dax Shepard

    6. "A girl I worked with dated Jake Bongiovi before he started [his relationship] with Millie Bobby Brown! She had nothing but positive things to say about him and his family."


    Closeup of Jake Bongiovi and Millie Bobby Brown

    7. "Not a romantic date in the least, but I had dinner once at a Japanese restaurant (in a group setting) with Leonardo DiCaprio while he was in Louisiana filming Django Unchained. He wanted to know what college was like and was asking us all about our lives. He also let me try his udon. It was my first ever Instagram post!"

    Closeup of Leonardo DiCaprio

    8. "My aunt dated Matthew McConaughey before he was famous. He ended up getting invited to her wedding to my 'normal' uncle, and proceeded to pass out drunk in the back of my family's car. He refused to leave, and now my dad refuses to watch his movies!"


    Closeup of Matthew McConaughey

    9. "Charlize Theron flirted with me when I was an extra in her first movie. She was a 'nobody' and had a really small role. Then her makeup [artist] or assistant told me I was lucky. I was shy and backed away because it was odd having a girl hit on me so hard."


    Closeup of Charlize Theron

    10. "My husband's grandfather took Bette Davis to the prom."

    Closeup of Bette Davis

    11. "My aunt went on a date with Jimmy Buffett. She said he picked her up, stopped at a gas station, bought a jar of pickles, and then drove to the beach. They ate pickles, and he took her home."


    Closeup of Jimmy Buffett

    12. "A few years ago, I was getting on a flight back to San Diego after my cousin's wedding. I was very hungover and judging people as I walked to my gate. I saw this long-haired man stride by me and thought, 'Who's this?' As he walked by, I realized that's Fabio! A bit later after getting a snack, my brazen and probably still drunk self saw him sitting at his gate and just sat down next to him. ... We proceeded to talk for 30 minutes until he had to leave. He was so intelligent! We discussed cancer therapies in depth, and I recall thinking, 'Fabio is way smarter than you. Just nod and smile.' Before leaving, he asked for my number and texted me the next day for a date."

    Closeup of Fabio

    13. "My mom had a dinner date with George Clooney in the '90s. She didn't really say much, apart from the fact that he's an interesting and charismatic guy, but she honestly didn't think he was going to blow up."


    Closeup of George Clooney

    14. "A teacher of mine dated Rainn Wilson for three months. She said he was a funny and kind man. They also went to Mexico together. When I asked what they did, she replied, 'What happens in Mexico, stays in Mexico.'"


    Closeup of Rainn Wilson

    15. "My aunt dated Weird Al Yankovic when she was in her mid 20s. I wasn't alive back then, but my family tells me he was a genuinely funny person in a way you wouldn't expect."

    Weird Al onstage

    16. "My uncle is a ski instructor in Northern California and had a coffee date with Pink."


    Pink onstage

    17. And finally: "I dated Flux Pavilion for seven years. It was great, so we got married in January [2019]. I enjoy my own company, so the touring isn't really a problem."

    Flux Pavilion

    Have you ever dated someone famous, or did one of your exes go on to be a celebrity? Share your stories in the comments!

    Some responses have been edited for length/clarity.