Celebs Who Met Their Significant Others On Social MediaPublished on November 10, 2017. Updated November 18, 2020
The popularity of so many different social media platforms has allowed fans an inside look at the rich of the famous and has given celebrities a way to connect with their fans like never before. As well as connecting with fans, however, social media has also helped celebrities reach out to each other which has resulted in collaborations, friendships and sometimes even romances. Here are 11 celebrities who met their significant others on social media:
12. Wells Adams and Sarah Hyland
One of the best things about social media is that it can bring two stars from different facets of the industry together and that is how things worked out for former Bachelorette contestant Wells Adams and Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland. The two fueled romance rumors when they stepped out for Halloween in a couples’ costume but it wasn’t until a few weeks later that Adams opened up about the relationship. During an appearance on The Morning Breath, he revealed that the whole thing started because of Twitter. “The internet — it’s amazing,” he joked when asked how they met and added, “I’m amazed how smart the internet is. Because I just assume everyone on Twitter is an idiot, and then I’m like, ‘Wow!’” When asked for more details about their relationship, he said it is all in his social media. “There’s nothing really to say. Like, if you want to know — to be fair, if you want to know anything, just look on my social media.”
11. Calvin Harris and Rita Ora
Before his highly-publicized relationship with Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris dated singer and actress Rita Ora for just over a year from 2013-2014. Although everyone is well aware now that their relationship ended with a pretty nasty Twitter feud, it began on the social media platform as well. Ora revealed that Harris reached out to her on Twitter before they met in real life, and when they did meet it was instant chemistry. Fitting that they would then announce the end of their relationship on Twitter before their feud began.
10. Ariana Grande and Jai Brooks
Jai Brooks proved that going the extra mile is all the difference needed to be noticed, and perhaps loved, by your celebrity crush. The YouTube star put together a video explaining why she should date him and also tweeted at her before her mother showed her the video and convinced Grande to give it a shot. Luckily for Brooks, it worked and the two went on to date off-and-on for about two years before finally calling it quits in 2014.
9. Bella Thorne and Gregg Sulkin
Although they had been friends for over five years before they officially began dating, it was online flirtations that turned things romantic between Bella Thorne and Gregg Sulkin. After Thorne posted multiple photos of Sulkin on her Twitter, fans encouraged her to date the handsome actor, and shortly after the pair went public. After getting serious for more than a year, the young stars announced their breakup in August 2016 with Thorne tweeting, “Things just didn’t end up working the way we had hoped. But I’ll always love the bub.”
8. Nick Young and Iggy Azalea
For quite some time singer/rapper Iggy Azalea and NBA star Nick Young were the poster couple for proving social media could lead to real-life romance. The two began dating in November 2013 after Young had taken to his Twitter account to declare that Azalea was his “#womancrushwednesday” and hit on her via social media until she responded. The two went on to become engaged in June 2015 at Young’s 30th birthday party, but everything fell apart a year later when a video was leaked showing Young bragging about cheating on his fiancee. Fittingly, she took to Twitter to confirm the worst about Young, writing, “This is just like a second shot to the chest. And I feel like I don’t even know who the hell it is I’ve been loving all this time. People in this world really are f–ked up.”
7. Naya Rivera and Big Sean
Former Glee star Naya Rivera and rapper Big Sean had quite the whirlwind relationship and it all began on Twitter. The romance began after the pair spent some time messaging back and forth and then met in real-life. “I had followed him, and he sent me a little message like, ‘I’m a fan.’ [Then] we went to dinner, and the rest is history,” Rivera said at the beginning of their relationship. After they began dating in April 2013 they were engaged by October 2013, but by April 2014 they called it quits. Only a few months after their split, Rivera married her previous ex-boyfriend Ryan Dorsey and Big Sean went on to date Ariana Grande.
6. Jake T. Austin and Danielle Ceasar
Some people seem to be obsessively all over their favorite star’s social media pages all in the hopes of getting noticed by them, and for Danielle Ceasar, it actually worked! Caesar tweeted at Wizards of Waverly Place and The Fosters actor Jake T. Austin for five years before he finally responded back, but it was definitely worth it. The pair began dating in early 2016 and are still going strong, making Ceasar the living proof that fan girl’s dreams can come true.
5. Ariana Grande and Mac Miller
After Ariana Grande found romance with Jai Brooks on social media, it worked out that way again for her years later when she began dating Mac Miller. Their whole relationship actually began years ago when he direct messaged her back in 2012 before they struck up a friendship, recorded a duet, and then began dating in 2016. In his direct message, he wished the singer a “Happy Thanksgiving” and then asked her if she wanted to sing with him.
4. Austin Mahone and Katya Henry
Austin Mahone is one of the biggest young singers in the industry and in between his hectic schedule he found some time to get on social media where his one-time girlfriend Katya Henry first caught his eye. Mahone ended up messaging the Instagram fitness star and after talking back and forth they met in real life and began dating. “I mean, it’s a classic new generation kind of meet-up thing,” Mahone said. “It’s crazy. I just think how funny it would be if I tell my kids one day I met her through Instagram. That will sound so funny.” While the two were serious for quite some time, they broke up in early 2017.
3. Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef
Singer Ricky Martin had always been very tight-lipped when it came to his personal life, but he couldn’t help but gush about how he met his fiance, painter Jwan Yosef, on Instagram during an interview. “I’m scrolling and I see this beautiful piece of art and I’m like, ‘Whoa, how cool! Who’s this?’ Then I start checking and all of a sudden I’m like, ‘Ooh, oooh.’ And then I wrote to him,” he revealed of Yosef catching his eye. “Then we were talking for like six months without me hearing his voice. We talked about art — nothing sexy…I swear, nothing sexy. It was all about art and life in general. He used to live in London, I went to London and I met him.” After their fateful Instagram meeting, the pair became engaged on November 16, 2016.
2. Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifia
Amber Rose has had a few high profile relationships, from Kanye West to Dancing With the Stars’ Val Chmerkovisky, but her longest lasting was with rapper Wiz Khalifia and it all began on social media. Rose used social media to get in contact with Khalifa after he revealed that she was his celebrity crush. After meeting in real life the pair began dating in 2011 and went on to marry in July 2013, a few months after the birth of their son Sebastian. They called it quits in 2014 and were officially divorced in 2016.
1. Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith
Mandy Moore has always had a thing for musicians and following her divorce from Ryan Adams, she has found love again and it is all thanks to Instagram. The stunning This Is Us actress met her now fiance Taylor Goldsmith, who is the frontman for the band Dawes, all because of a post she put on Instagram. “I took a picture of their album and posted it on Instagram. Somehow, Taylor saw it and sent a note to me. We started emailing back and forth, then we went on a date and the rest is history. Thanks Instagram, for helping me meet my fiance!” she said.