It’s the happy dream that a lot of celebrity fans have—falling in love and eventually marrying one’s idol. While the odds of that fantasy coming true are unlikely, it has happened to some lucky people, even if it did not always end happily. Many of us have fantasized about marrying a celebrity, and some have even been fortunate enough to have that dream come true. In this article, we’ll explore some of the most notable stories of celebrities who married their biggest fans, including the happy and not-so-happy endings.

Please note: The list is based on the standings of celebrities, who at one point married one of their own fans.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

The most famous example of a celebrity marrying their biggest fan is Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, who began dating in 2005. Katie had long been a fan of Tom’s, verifying that had been one of her favorite sites growing up. The couple married only one year after they began dating and went on to have a daughter, Suri. They had a very public divorce in 2012, and since then, Katie has gone on to remarry another actor, Jamie Foxx, and the two are now engaged.

Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson

Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson were two of the biggest stars of the early 2000s. Their love story began when Jessica attended a show of Nick’s band 98 Degrees and decided she wanted to meet him. She told her dad that she wanted to “marry Nick one day”, and eventually, they did. The two married in 2002 and starred in the reality show Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica which became one of the most popular shows of the time. The couple divorced in 2006 after four years of marriage.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are another celebrity couple that met on the set of their film, Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Angelina had long been a fan of Brad’s, having seen nearly all of his movies, and couldn’t help but be attracted to him when they started working together. They began an affair amid Brad’s separation from Jennifer Aniston, and eventually decided to tie the knot. Brad and Angelina married in 2014 and had six children together. They divorced in 2019.

John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh

John Stamos was one of the stars of the long-running show Full House and had long been a fan favorite. Caitlin McHugh, however, was not his biggest fan. In fact, Caitlin hadn’t even seen a single episode of the series until she started dating John. After the two met at a party in 2016, John asked Caitlin out and she agreed. She later became a Full House fan and eventually married him in 2018.

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves had a fairly typical celebrity love story. The two met at a nightclub in 2006 and they both immediately felt an attraction. Although Camila had not been a fan of McConaughey before their meeting, she quickly become one after spending time with him. They married in 2012 and have three children together.

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson became a couple after meeting on the set of Saturday Night Live. Pete had been a long-time fan of Ariana’s and even named a pet after her, which she thought was very sweet (and surprising!) Their whirlwind romance began in 2018 and the two were engaged later that same year. Unfortunately, they split up in 2019 after only a few months of marriage.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s story of love at first sight began in July 2016. Meghan had been a fan of the British Royal Family since she was a child and jumped at the opportunity to go on a blind date with Harry. The two hit it off immediately, and even though their families were initially against the union, they eventually declared their love for each other and got married in 2018.

Falling in love with a celebrity you love can be a dream come true, but it isn’t always smooth sailing. As these examples show, it can be a long road from initial fandom to a lasting marriage. While some of these celebrity couples had happy endings, some didn’t – as is often the case with romantic relationships.

Despite the risks, each of these stories proves that with some luck, a devoted fan has the potential to marry their celebrity crush. Who knows—maybe your dreams of becoming a celebrity spouse will come true too!