Although it is difficult to imagine, before being famous, our favorite stars were mere mortals who dated ordinary people. Now we see them as unreachable, but one day they went to school, had fun like any boy, and were even rejected by their crushes (yes, they also had their unreachable lovers).
A Reddit user started a thread and asked others if they had ever dated a celebrity, and the answers were incredible. These are 15 stories of people who dated stars before they achieved fame.
1. Robert Downey, Jr.
My aunt went out with Robert Downey Jr. in high school. She told me he was an idiot. By autophile668
2. Chris Pratt
My cousin dated Chris Pratt after high school. She said they never slept together because he sweated a lot. By addictedtotext
3. Emilia Clarke
I dated two dates with Emilia Clarke about five or six years ago. It was very witty and adorable! Things did not work among us (obviously). By throwawaySPB
4. Brad Pitt
My mom rejected Brad Pitt in an Irish bar. I had just left Thelma and Louise, so I was only known for their Levi’s ad, but my mom didn’t know who it was. He invited her a drink, but she said no. She says she rejected it because, at that time, she had severe acne. Now my mom really regrets it. By juno-f
5. Miley Cyrus
One of my best friends dated Miley Cyrus. They went out throughout the sixth grade until she moved to Toronto to begin preparations for Hannah Montana. By Jashaun29
6. Hayden Panettiere
My brother briefly dated Hayden Panettiere right after the release of her first Disney movie, Tiger Cruise. Apparently, her family had a house on the lake, and they met at a party. By satansfirstwife
I dated Pink in high school. I was a troubled boy, and Alicia was my female version. One day I was called to the principal’s office for something I had done the day before; she was almost always there. One day I invited her out, thinking that she also felt something for me. It didn’t work. Ours only lasted a couple of weeks until they sent us to other schools because they were so problematic. By will_cains_burner
8. Jon Hamm
My creative writing teacher, dated Jon Hamm. She ended up with him because Jon wanted to get married and have children, but my teacher was a bit hippie and didn’t want to tie anyone. She says he was very sweet, and her parents liked him very much, but she doesn’t regret it anyway. By runoutofwit
9. Elvis Presley
My grandmother dated Elvis before he was famous, but she was forbidden to see him after my great grandparents thought he was a troubled boy. I believe that after watching his biographical films, they were right. By snazzywaffles
10. Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler and I went to the same high school (although at different times). He dated my teacher’s daughter for a while before moving to New York. He was and still is very dear to the family. By MusickCAL
11. Monica Lewinsky
No one ever believes me, but I briefly dated Monica Lewinsky. I was more in love with her than she was with me. I think she is amazingly intelligent, and those who criticize her are hypocrites and sexists. By pablorobo
12. Sara Gilbert
I invited Sara Gilbert to go out for coffee. She was participating in staging in the theater where I worked in the nineties. It was my biggest crush, and one day I finally armed myself with the courage to invite her out the night of her last performance. She rejected me but did it very gently. She was very sweet. By SuperScaredWarsRoach
13. Hannah Murray
I dated Hannah about ten years ago. When Skins season two came out, a girl I worked with knew her and orchestrated that we met. We went for a coffee and went to the movies, to drink. She is brilliant, perceptive, and hilarious. By cheersdrive420
14. Christina Aguilera
I met a boy who dated Christina Aguilera a few times in 1999-2000 when Genie was released. By Zedress
15. Jamie Foxx
A good friend from school confessed that she dated Jamie Foxx. She said it was nice but extremely pompous and also referred to him in the third person.