Many young fans harbor dreams of one day marrying a movie star, a model or a member of One Direction. And they’re not totally delusional in doing so, either, as every so often it does happen – although it has admittedly sometimes helped that the fans themselves have acquired a degree of fame. Here are 20 tales of celebrity marriages that started in this unusual way; 1D lovers should take note, however, that not all of these romances have ended happily ever after.
20. Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim
The story of how Alice Kim met Nicolas Cage is the stuff of fairy tales: she was a waitress, he a Hollywood film star. Apparently, it was a simple phone number swap that led to Kim eventually becoming Cage’s wife in 2004 and, the following year, the mother to his improbably named son Kal-El. Aww.
19. Steve and Marjorie Harvey
Marjorie Bridges was sitting in the audience of one of Steve Harvey’s comedy gigs when he first noticed her – and, apparently, immediately fell in love. “I don’t know who you are but I’m going to marry you,” he said to the fan. True to his word, Harvey eventually tied the knot with her in 2007, 17 years after their initial Memphis meeting.