Celebrity couples who met online: from Ricky Martin to Dua Lipa
Celebrities are people too. Yes, they attend the Academy Awards ceremony, and sometimes, like Will Smith, they get into scandalous fights. However, they also feel awkward and lonely, may be shy, and even have inferiority complexes. In this piece, we’ll talk about celebrities who met their partners online!
Hollywood chic: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
In 2018, the wedding of this fantastic Indian actress and a Jonas Brothers member shook the public. With luxury, vibrant visuals, and Hollywood special effects, both their modern western and traditional Indian wedding ceremonies surged on social media. Even Buckingham Palace couldn't compete with Priyanka and Nick's preparations! We can still keep up with their romance on Instagram. In their heartfelt videos, Priyanka only refers to her husband as "my beautiful hubby."
It started pretty simply. Nick first reached out to Chopra via her Twitter DMs: "I'm hearing from a few mutual friends that we should meet." This couple is the answer to whether it is worth getting to know each other online.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
The frontman of the Jonas Brothers and his future wife, Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner, had a more traditional wedding. The ceremony took place in France, in the beautiful medieval chapel of the Château de Tourreau. The ceremony was conducted by an Elvis Presley impersonator, as both the groom and the bride are huge fans of the King of Rock and Roll. The wedding was attended by about 200 guests, including names such as Maisie Williams, from Game of Thrones, and Nick Jonas. After the wedding, Joe and Sophie honeymooned in the Maldives. The couple's marriage has been going strong ever since, and they are raising a child together.
Stronghold of feminism: Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor
The actress from the sitcom Two and a Half Men and the star of American Horror Story connected on Twitter. Before that, they only had a brief interaction at a party. Taylor later sent a DM with an invitation to meet. At the start of their romance, Sarah Paulson was 41 years old, and Holland was 72. Paulson has to repeatedly remind the public that heterosexual couples like Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones’ notable age gap didn't bother anyone, so why should theirs? Sarah also frequently speaks up against ageism and discrimination. After all, age is just a number in online dating, as Sarah and Holland demonstrate daily.
On the subject
- 80% of people who want to begin a relationship online lie about their real height, weight, and age;
- Statistics show that online dating couples legitimize their relationships three times more quickly than offline dating couples;
- According to research by AnswerLab, men read bios in dating apps twice as quickly as women. Safe to say, they are more drawn to pictures;
- 16% of men and 30% of women fill out bio/profile information on a dating site with friends.
The Art of Love: Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef
Ricky Martin first spotted his future husband on Instagram. The singer loves collecting art pieces, so when he came across the creations of a Swedish artist with Syrian ancestry, he immediately sent him a message. Jwan and Ricky quickly realized they shared more than good taste in art. After meeting in London six months later, the couple decided to live together. Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef married in 2017 and are raising four kids.
After a pause: Dylan Sprouse and Barbara Palvin
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody actor messaged the supermodel on Instagram and tried to ask her out. Barbara, however, felt like her social battery was drained due to the depression, so she didn’t reply at the time. Dylan's invitation got lost in her DMs for at least six months. Barbara abruptly responded as Sprouse was preparing to leave for a filming location in China. Despite having to leave for filming soon, the actor went out on a date with her. The couple started dating shortly after and started appearing together at high-profile events. This is an excellent example of the idea that everyone occasionally needs space and shouldn't worry when a potential date goes silent for a few days.
Precisely the opposite: Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid
This couple is a little different from the previous ones. Dua reached out to Bella and Gigi Hadid's brother on Instagram after seeing him at one of their parties. They didn't even get a chance to know one another at that point, but Dua expressed her interest in DMs, and as one thing led to another, the two teenagers rose to fame as one of the most attractive couples in show business. They may have enjoyed a brief period of tabloid popularity comparable to that of his older sister Gigi and her hot boyfriend, Zayn Malik from One Direction. Sadly, a relationship crisis led to them breaking up in 2021.