It seems to be a continuing fact of life that we are always fascinated by celebrities, and especially by their love lives. It also seems to be true that celebrities tend to date other celebrities, which in turn creates a bigger ecosystem of gossip and tittle-tattle that people are endlessly trying to pursue and learn about.
Frivolous as all of that may seem, it has helped to create some pretty powerful and lucrative media businesses, and shows no real sign of abating, with celebrities and celebrity culture remaining a strong point of fascination for millions of people around the world. However, is it really true that celebrities only ever fall for other famous stars? Can celebrities ever fall in love with “normal people”?
Do Celebrities Fall in Love with Normal People?
While you may not always have heard these stories, the answer is a resounding yes. Many celebrities have actually fallen in love with “normal” people, which for the purposes of this article we will define simply as people who are not famous or celebrities in their own right, other than being known for dating another celebrity. Below are some examples of celebrity and none-celebrity couples.
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
The start of such hits as Legally Blonde met Toth through mutual friends at an LA party, eventually getting married in 2011. Jim Toth is a talent agent, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that they would have mutual connections. Despite some reports of trouble in the marriage, the two at the time of writing are still together.
Maisie Williams and Reuben Selby
Williams rose to fame as the blade-wielding Arya, faceless-man assassin and daughter of Ned Stark in the smash hit TV Series Game of Thrones. She started acting at a young age, and the world watched as she flowered into a stunning young woman, a woman who in 2019 started dating model agency founder Reuben Selby.
George and Amal Clooney
Even after so many years of fans believing he would never settle down and get married, Clooney eventually did get married, and to a non-celebrity partner. His wife Amal is a human rights lawyer that he met through mutual contacts back in 2013, and married in Venice in 2014. The couple have since welcomed twins into the world in 2017.
Adele and Simon Konecki
One of the things that people love the most about Adele is her down-to-earth nature that seems so juxtaposed with her divine singing voice. She has a fantastic sense of humor and style, and people gravitate towards her because of it. Unsurprisingly, then, she also opted for a relationship with a non-famous partner, namely charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki. The two have been married since 2016.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
You might not think Prince William falls into the same “celebrity” category as the above-mentioned individuals, but there’s no doubting his fame. He’s also the perfect addition to this list because he didn’t marry a fellow famous royal princess from another country as one might expect of a member of the royal family, but rather a girl he met while he was attending the University of St. Andrews, namely Catherine “Kate” Middleton.
The two married in 2011 in a very high-profile public wedding ceremony, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the process, and delivering to the world a fairy tale romance that had the world enraptured for weeks on end. Since marrying, they have welcomed three new members of the royal family, namely Prince George in 2013, Princess Charlotte in 2015, and Prince Louis in 2018.
Do I Have a Chance with a Celebrity?
It’s always encouraging to read about huge stars and other famous people getting together with non-famous people because it shows that any one of us might achieve that fairy tale ending that we’ve always dreamed about. However, it’s important to remain realistic, and it’s therefore probably not the best idea to pin all of one’s hopes on meeting and dating a celebrity.
While it’s clearly true that celebrities do date non-celebs, there is more often than not some other force that connects them already, such as mutual friends and personal introductions, or perhaps a working connection. Prince William meeting his future wife at university is a rare exception to this rule, the families previously not being connected in any way.
So, yes you do have a chance with a celebrity. You never know if you’ll have a chance meeting with one in a nightclub, restaurant or other hot spot, but the chances are still greatly diminished by the fact that the majority of those dating non-famous individuals are still connected to them through their celebrity circles somehow.
Would Life Be Better if Dating a Celebrity?
To finish, let’s reflect on whether or not it would be a good thing to be one of the “normal” people that a celebrity ends up dating. One’s life would certainly change a lot if suddenly becoming part of a celebrity coupling. Attention from the paparazzi and tabloid media is perhaps the first negative concern that some would worry about. After all, not many people relish the idea of The Daily Mail or similar publications printing tittle tattle or intimate photos of them and their partner online for all the world to see.
On the plus side, being part of a celebrity coupling would see you enjoy a richer and more luxurious life. It would also mean never having to wait for tables in restaurants, as well as A-list star treatment from all kinds of local businesses and service providers. All of that is nice, of course, but whether or not it balances out the negatives is another matter. The best thing, one would hope, is that the celebrity in question is a gorgeous person who you are deeply attracted to, and now in a relationship with.
Like anything else in life, there would be ups and downs to it all. For some, just the knowledge that celebrities do indeed date normal people might be enough to always give them hope.