FEMAIL reveals the celebrities who ended up dating with the famous childhood crushes
For most people, they rarely get to meet their childhood crush – let alone end up in a a relationship with them.
But for celebrities such as Nick Cannon, Hailey Baldwin and Jason Momoa, they managed to tie the knot with the famous stars whom they had adored from afar during their teen years.
Indeed, Nick spoke candidly about the origins of his love for ex-wife Mariah Carey in a recent interview.
The 42-year-old explained that he used to have posters of the singer on his wall as a teen during a chat with The Shade Room.
Celebrities such as Nick Cannon have famously managed to tie the knot with stars whom they had adored from afar while growing up (pictured in 2021)
Nick spoke candidly about having a poster of iconic singer Mariah on his wall when he was a young teen (pictured in 2009)
After being asked with of his past girlfriend he considers to be the love of his life, the TV personality explained: ‘I mean, I always talk about that. Then it goes viral, and our fans get mad at me.
‘But I was 12 years old with Mariah Carey pictures on my wall, and that becomes my wife. And the fact that she’s the coolest person I ever met.’
The actor and musician began dating Mariah in early 2008, and tied the knot just a few months later.
The former couple split in 2014 and share twins Moroccan and Monroe.
He also stated: ‘When I found that out about how remarkable she was, that woman is not human. She’s a gift from God.’
Elsewhere, Hailey Baldwin was famously a huge fan of her future husband Justin Bieber when his music career saw him become the biggest name in pop music.
After being introduced to the hitmaker by her father Stephen Baldwin in 2009, the pair eventually went on to begin a romantic relationship in 2015.
Meanwhile, Jason Momoa previously admitted he had fallen in love with his future wife Lisa Bonet after seeing her onscreen as a child.
The pair tied the knot in 2008 and welcomed twins Monroe and Moroccan, 11, before their 2014 separation and subsequent divorce in 2016 (pictured in 2019)
Even Kate Middleton as the Princess of Wales has been rumored to have had a poster of Prince William on her wall as a young girl.
The pair famously started dating soon after they began their studies at University of St Andrews in 2001.
Here, FEMAIL reveals the other stars who managed to strike up a romance with their famous childhood crushes.
Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet: Actor claims he fell in love with The Cosby Show star when he was eight
Jason Momoa had his eyes set on actress Lisa Bonet from an early age after he first saw on TV when he was eight (pictured in 2019)
Recalling the moment he first saw her, the star stated: ‘I saw her on the TV, I was like, “Mommy, I want that one”‘ (Lisa pictured with co-star Bill Cosby in 1988)
Jason and Lisa began their romantic relationship in 2005. The pair surprised fans when they tied the knot in 2017, only to reveal their decision to separate in January 2022
During their relationship, the couple welcomed their two children Lola, 15, and son Nakoa-Wolf, 14 (pictured in 2018)
It was very much love at first sight for Jason Momoa when it came to Lisa Bonet.
Indeed, the Aquaman star had his eyes set on the iconic actress from an early age after he first saw on TV when he was eight.
Speaking on The Late Late Show With James Corden in 2017 shortly after the pair tied the knot, the 43-year-old laughed: ‘Finally man. Ever since I was like, eight years old and I saw her on the TV, I was like, “Mommy, I want that one”.
‘I’m like, “I’m going to stalk you for the rest of my life and I’m going to get you.” I’m a full-fledged stalker,’
He continued: ‘I didn’t tell her that until we had two babies, otherwise, I’d be creepy and weird. But yeah, [I’d] just always wanted to meet her. She was a queen, always.’
During a later interview with Esquire in 2019, the star once again confirmed that the mother of his children was ‘literally [his] childhood crush’.
‘I mean, I didn’t tell her that. I didn’t let her know I was a stalker until after we had the kids,’ he joked.
Jason and Lisa, 55, began their romantic relationship in 2005 and went on to welcome their two children Lola, 15, and son Nakoa-Wolf, 14.
The pair surprised fans when they tied the knot in 2017, only to reveal their decision to separate in January 2022.
Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber: Model was a fan of the superstar singer after he burst onto the music scene in 2009
Model Hailey Baldwin managed to tie the knot with superstar singer Justin Bieber after previously crushing on the musician (pictured in 2022)
A young Hailey was introduced to Justin by her father, Stephen Baldwin, in 2009
In 2019, Justin, shared a picture of the couple’s first photo together as he stated: ‘My wife and I 🙂 where it all began’
It wasn’t until 2015 that they became more than friends, and they tied the knot in a New York City courthouse in 2018 (pictured in 2023)
Model Hailey Baldwin is living the dreams of every Belieber after she managed to tie the knot with superstar singer Justin Bieber.
A video of the pair’s first interaction in 2009, saw the shy 12-year-old shaking hands with Justin after getting the chance to meet him through her father Stephen Baldwin at the premiere of his 2011 movie, Never Say Never.
The pair remained in similar social circles as they grew up, but it wasn’t until 2015 that it was clear they were more than friends.
The famous duo rang in 2016 together with a vacation to Anguilla, where Justin posted a photo of them sharing a kiss.
At around this time, the couple acknowledged they were seeing each other, non-exclusively.
They got back together in 2018 and tied the knot in a New York City courthouse months later.
In smitten couple tied the knot again in front of friends and family at the luxury Montage Palmetto Bluffs resort in South Carolina in September 2019.
That same month, Justin, 29, shared a picture of the couple’s first photo together as he stated: ‘My wife and I 🙂 where it all began’.
Hailey, 26 later tried to downplay her crush, telling Vogue magazine: I was never a superfan, of him or of anyone. It was never that crazed, screaming thing.
‘I didn’t think about it in any kind of way except for the fact that he was cute.’
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise: Dawson’s Creek co-star revealed the actress had posters of the Hollywood star on her bedroom wall
Before she married Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes had been vocal about her crush on the acting legend with her Dawson’s Creek co-stars (pictured in 2011)
Katie began dating Tom in April 2005 and the pair got married in November 2006
The couple’s daughter Suri was born on April 18, 2006 and they eventually divorced in 2012 (pictured in 2011)
Before she married Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes had been vocal about her crush on the acting legend with her Dawson’s Creek co-stars.
According to Mary Beth Peil, who played Evelyn ‘Grams’ Ryan in the teen drama, Katie had been more than happy to reveal the depth of her crush.
‘She knew everything about him. [Katie] said “I have had a crush on him since I was 15, and his posters were on the walls of my bedroom’,” Beth revealed to The Daily Beast in 2018. ‘She could not stop talking about Tom Cruise.’
The crush was also confirmed by a former high school classmate, who told the Huffington Post in 2012 that Katie would say prayers for Tom, 60, in their religion class and kept photos of him hidden in her school books.
Katie, 44, began dating Tom in April 2005 when the actress met with the star to discuss the possibility of appearing in Mission Impossible III, beginning a whirlwind romance that moved quite quickly.
Just two months later she had converted from the Catholic church to the Church Scientology, where the Top Gun star had long been a member, and they were engaged later that month at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The couple’s daughter Suri was born on April 18, 2006, the one-year anniversary of their first date, and they were married in November 2006.
Katie filed for divorce in June 2012, and the the couple reached a custody agreement that stated Suri’s mother would care for her most of the time, while Tom would see her regularly.
Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox: Had the actress’ GQ cover shoot on his bedroom wall
Machine Gun Kelly had a poster of future partner Megan Fox hanging on his bedroom wall when he was a teenager (pictured in 2023)
During an interview with GQ magazine, the musician realized that the poster MGK had of Megan on his wall was Megan’s iconic 2008 GQ shoot
Megan and MGK have been in a relationship since 2020, after the actress split from her husband, Brian Austin Green
The headline-making pair revealed their engagement in January 2022 (pictured in 2020)
Machine Gun Kelly had a poster of future partner Megan Fox hanging on his bedroom wall when he was a teenager, years before striking up a romance with her.
Not only did MGK have a crush on the actress, but he even had the Transformers Deceptions logo tattooed onto his arm when he was a teen.
He revealed all in an interview with GQ in 2021 while speaking to a reporter who went to high school with the hitmaker.
MGK, 32, explained the the picture of Megan, 36, that on his wall as a teen was her iconic 2008 GQ shoot as he stated: ‘It was from her GQ shoot. So that’s some full-circle s***.’
The musician’s interest in the Jennifer’s Body actress was apparently quite strong, with one classmate recalling MGK had vowed to marry Megan.
Megan and MGK have been in a relationship since 2020, after the actress split from her husband, Brian Austin Green.
The pair revealed their engagement in January 2022, when Megan shared a video of the moment online.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher: Actress had a crush on her co-star when they worked together on That 70s Show
Mila Kunis had the ‘biggest’ crush on Aston Kutcher while their filmed That ’70s Show together (pictured in 2022)
Mila was just 14 when she started to play Jackie Burkhart alongside her now-husband, with the actress sharing her first kiss with Ashton because of the show
Years after they appeared together on the show, the duo began a real-life romance in 2012 (pictured in 2016)
The couple, who recently reprised their roles in That ’90s Show, eventually got married in July 2015 and then they welcomed two children together
Mila Kunis was just 14 when she started to play Jackie Burkhart on That ’70s Show where she starred alongside her now-husband Ashton Kutcher.
During an interview in 1998 about the show, Mila has revealed she had ‘the biggest crush’ on Ashton, who was 19 at the time, and had been nervous to have her first kiss with him while filming the show.
People magazine unearthed an archived interview from 1998 where she admitted that he was the first boy she ever locked lips with.
The teenager revealed: ‘I was like, “Oh, he’s so cute, it’s the Calvin Klein model!”
‘Then I was like, “I have to kiss him?’ I was so nervous and uncomfortable. I had the biggest crush on him.’
To settle her nerves, she sprayed on copious amounts of perfume to ensure she was smelling her best.
Mila, now 39, added: ‘I totally perfumed myself and I was like, ‘Hey, I feel better about myself!’
The actress also recalled that ‘Ashton was so nice. He just made jokes and gave me funny little compliments. He made me laugh.’
That ’70s Show ran for 200 episodes over eight seasons in the late 1990s and early 2000s on Fox.
Years after they appeared together on the show, the duo began a real-life romance in 2012.
They announced their engagement in February 2014, with the couple welcoming their first child, their daughter Wyatt, eight, in September.
The couple eventually got married in July 2015 and then they welcomed their second child, son Dimitri, six, in November 2016.
Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly: Actor vowed to marry the star when he saw her in a film during his teens
British actor Paul Bettany was 15 when he saw Jennifer Connelly in the classic film, Once Upon a Time in America (pictured in 2022)
The pair eventually met face to face 14 years after her film debut, pictured left, while working on the set of A Beautiful Mind in 2000 (pictured right)
They got married in Scotland in 2003 after the 9/11 attacks inspired Paul to pursue a relationship
The couple welcomed share son Stellan, 19, and daughter Agnes, 11 – while Jennifer also has a son from a previous relationship
British actor Paul Bettany was 15 when he saw Jennifer Connelly in the classic film, Once Upon a Time in America.
The then 13-year-old was a child model and her landed her first film role with her part as Deborah Gelly in the movie.
Watching her work all the way from England, Paul Bettany fell madly in love with the actress on screen and vowed to marry her.
The pair eventually met face to face 14 years later on the set of A Beautiful Mind in 2000.
Paul remembered his attraction to his future wife was ‘instant’ as he told Entertainment Tonight: ‘I’ve never been this close to someone that beautiful before. I remember thinking, “I bet every man you ever met has tried to flirt with you.”‘
A year later Paul was filming in Tuscany when the horrors of the 9/11 terror attack on New York’s Twin Towers unfurled.
His first thought was that he needed to call New Yorker Jennifer and he spent two days trying to connect with her.
He explained to Larry King: ‘I remember thinking to myself, “What are you doing?” Then realizing I was in love. When I finally got hold of her I said “I’m coming over, let’s get married.” We had never dated.’
Jennifer agreed and Paul made the move to the States to be with her. They got married in Scotland in 2003 and welcomed their son Stellan, 19, later that year. While their daughter Agnes, 11, was born in 2011.
Kate Middleton and Prince William: Princess is said to have had a poster of the royal on her wall in her boarding school dorm room
Details about Kate Middleton’s childhood crush on Prince William came to light in 2019
The pair famously began dating years after they met at St Andrews University while studying art history in 2001 (pictured in 2005)
The Prince and Princess of Wales tied the knot in Westminster Abbey wedding in April 2011
The couple are parent to Prince George, nine, Prince Louis, four, and Princess Charlotte, seven
Details about Kate Middleton’s childhood crush on Prince William came to light in 2019 after royal expert Katie Nicholl spoke to the Princess of Wales’ former school friend.
In the book, Kate: The Future Queen, one of Kate’s old boarding school dorm mate named Jessica Jay explained how Kate actually had a poster of William in her room.
Hay said: ‘She would joke, “There’s no one quite like William.”‘
However, the royal couple appeared to play down the claim in their first interview together back in 2010.
While celebrating their engagement, the Prince joked: ‘She had 10 or 20 pictures of me up on her wall at university.’
Kate then went on to laugh off the rumor as she added: ‘No, it was the Levi’s guy on my wall, not a picture of William. Sorry!’
Either way, the pair famously began dating years after they met at St Andrews University while studying art history in 2001.
It wasn’t until 2004 that their relationship was exposed, and Prince William finally proposed in October 2010.
Since tying the knot in April 2011, the pair have welcomed three children; Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and four-year-old Prince Louis.
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