Finding love as an average everyday person is hard enough – image if you were a celebrity! Now, what about going on blind dates? Well for these celebrities, blind dates actually worked!
1. Prince Harry and Megan Markle
This is the ultimate blind date story. Imagine going on a blind date to literally meet your prince charming. Markle met Prince Harry through a mutual friend but she hardly knew anything about him.
“Because I’m from the States, you don’t grow up with the same understanding of the royal family. And so, while I now understand very clearly there’s a global interest there, I didn’t know much about him…”. Prince Harry didn’t know much about Markle either. “It was definitely a setup… It was a blind date for sure,” the prince said. The two are expecting their first baby.
2. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
One thing is for sure – Ryan Reynolds is besotted with his wife Blake Lively. Their blind date story is a little awkward, to say the least.
She was on a date with another guy, and I was on a date with another girl,” he told . “It was the most awkward date for [the] respective parties because it was just like fireworks coming across the table.” They have 2 children together.
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3. Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky
“Thor” actor met his wife Elsa Pataky on a Spanish game show called “El Hormiguero.” He called it a blind date and admitted to Elle magazine that he knew Elsa was the one for him the moment he met her.
“From the first time we met, we just made sense,” he said. “She’s fun. She’s outgoing, and she has a sense of humor and a passionate attitude toward life, which is nice to try to keep up with.” They had a real whirlwind romance and married 3 months later while on vacation in Indonesia. They have 3 children.
4. Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen
There’s one thing for sure – these two are smitten with each other! Tom Brady broke up with actress Bridget Moynahan and then met Gisele through a mutual friend. According to Bündchen, it was. “I knew right [a]way – the first time I saw him,” she said in a interview. “You know that feeling of, like, you can’t get enough? From the first day we met, we’ve never spent one day without speaking to each other.”
Brady ended up breaking up with Moynahan who revealed that she found out she was pregnant after the breakup.
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5. Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden
For many years Hollywood thought Cameron Diaz would never get married after a string of failed relationships including a high-profile relationship with Justin Timberlake. They met through Joel Madden, Benji’s twin brother who’s married to Cameron’s close friend Nicole Richie. They only met when Joel tagged along to a dinner party that Cameron was hosting.
“The first thing I said when I first met my [would-be] husband was, ‘He’s hot.’ How come I didn’t know this before? We had never been in the same circle,” Radio Andy. “Then I saw him again. Wait for a second, still hot!” They wed after seven months of dating.to Andy Cohen on
6. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt
This couple is truly adorable. Anne Hathaway set the two up. She was Emily’s co-star on “The Devil Wears Prada.” It was love at first sight for Krasinski, but he had a major crush on Blunt ever since watching “The Devil Wears Prada” and has admittedly watched it many times over.
“It was one of those things where I wasn’t really looking for a relationship,” Krasinski said during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “But I met her, and I was so nervous and I was like, ‘Oh no, I’m going to fall in love with her.’ I shook her hand, and I went, ‘I like you.’” They got engaged and married pretty soon and married and have two kids.
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7. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Jennifer’s friend Ben Stiller actually introduced the two to each other. They met on the set of 2007’s “Tropic Thunder” which neither starred in but Theroux co-wrote with Stiller. “I remember thinking he was very dark. At first, you think he could be like a serial killer,” she said in an interview with PopSugar.
They didn’t get together again until 2011 when they were at a dinner together and photographed alone. They got married in 2015 but separated amicably in February 2018.
8. Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
Anne Hathaway met her husband Adam Shulman on a blind date which was set through mutual friends. She is a really big fan of blind dates and even set up Emily Blunt on a blind date with now husband John Krasinski.
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“We met through mutual friends,” Shulman told Life and Style. The couple started dating in 2008, and Hathaway gushed that she “happened to meet a sexy guy the other day” at the premiere of “Rachel Getting Married.” Hathaway and Shulman were married in 2012 and have one child.
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9. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton
These two met on a true blind date through network friends. Burton starred on “One Tree Hill” before becoming a TV host and Morgan starred on “Supernatural.”
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Morgan’s Supernatural co-star, Jensen Ackles, originally organized the , which ended in late-night tequila shots with his wife Danneel Ackles. The rest was history. In 2014, Hilarie and Jeffrey got married and now have children together.
10. Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault
This is an interesting one. Salma met her husband on a blind date. But, it was a complete setup. I didn’t know it was a date. I thought I was going to an event, and then there was one person at it. “I was set up by friends to think I was going to an event because they knew I wouldn’t go on a date! I was angry. And he didn’t know, because he thought I knew [I] was coming just to meet him. I started out really badly, but, as you can see, it ended [happily].”
The two have been happily married for more than 10 years and goes to show that just because the first meeting went bad, it doesn’t mean that things aren’t going to work out. Together they have a child.
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11. Lauren Conrad and William Tell
Lauren Conrad starred in MTV’s popular show “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills.” She eventually met her husband William Tell on a blind date. She actually met him years earlier when he played in the band “Something Corporate” before he became a lawyer.
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“I met my husband when I was 16 and sitting onstage at one of his concerts,” she wrote on her blog. “Ten years later we were set up on a blind date.” The couple got engaged in 2013, were married after a year and had their first child in 2017.
12. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
The two met on a blind date set up by their agents. It went so well that they were married two years later in 2000. Pitt appeared on an Episode of Friends but their marriage broke apart by 2005.
It wasn’t a good split as there was the whole affair with Angelina Jolie after she and Brad Pitt appeared together in “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”
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13. Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber
The Supermodel and bar and nightlife industry entrepreneur met on a blind date. Before, Rande Gerber, she was married to Richard Gere. She had also dated Val Kilmer and the late John F. Kennedy Jr.
“I knew who she was, and I knew she was beautiful,” said Gerber of his forced set-up with now-wife Cindy Crawford. More than looks, Gerber continued: “I was surprised at how cool and down-to-earth she was.”
14. Courtney Cox and Johnny McDaid
Ed Sheeran sings some of the most beautiful love songs we have ever heard. It’s obvious he is a true romantic. Maybe that’s why he introduced his old roommate, Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid to the lovely Courtney Cox.
“My housemate [Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid] who I’ve lived with for a year, I introduced him to Courtney Cox,” Sheeran explained in an interview within 2013. “They started dating and [are] crazy about each other,” he gushed about the couple.
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15. Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris
The two had immediate sparks almost immediately and have Ellie Goulding to thank as she introduced the couple.
“I did play matchmaker, that’s true,” Ellie revealed. “Calvin is a really great mate and he’s so fantastic, and Taylor is such a cool person who I love. I thought, ‘They’re both really awesome and both really tall, they’ll be brilliant together’.” Pity the love didn’t last as they broke up.
16. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
The two met through Jessica Biel’s “7th Heaven” co-star Beverly Mitchell. She introduced the two at an awards show in 2007 after Justin had broken up from a long relationship with Cameron Diaz.
“I was there like the moment the love connection happened,” Mitchell, a friend of both,. “I was like, OK, this is happening. It was at the It was so cute because they were like—it’s that moment like I like you, I think you like me. It was very, very sweet. They were definitely flirting. They were really cute.” They have been married since 2012 and have one child.
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17. Tracey McShane and Jon Stewart
The former “Daily Show Host” and author/animal advocate reportedly met on a blind date set up by a mutual friend who was working as a production assistant on “Wishful Thinking.”
Apparently, the couple met up at a Mexican restaurant (sounds like fun!) and after dating around five years eventually got married in 2000.
18. Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff
These two were set up by Jack Antonoff’s comedian friend Mike Birbiglia in 2012. “It was a blind date by modern standards,” Antonoff explained. Though he said at the time, the love connection was instantaneous.
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“I told Lena everything about my whole life,” Antonoff admitted of the couple’s first date. “Because when you really like someone, you want them to know everything about you.” Unfortunately, the couple split after five years together.
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19. Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer
Apparently, the absolutely hilarious comedian and actress met her now husband through her personal assistant who is Fischer’s sister.
Nobody knows the exact details of that blind date but the two were married shortly afterward and Amy spoke about in on “The Ellen Degeneres Show.” She is presently pregnant with her first child.
20. Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
The stunning Latina actress and hunky actor met through Manganiello’s initiative. In fact, he was traveling for work when he found out that Sofia was single, so he got her number from her co-starand flew out to New Orleans to take her on their first date, which took place on .
“We’re having a lot of fun,” Vergara told E! News after word got out that they were seeing each other. “He’s a really funny guy, which is something really important for me, and a very nice guy.” They married in 2015.
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21. Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal
This is a very short but sweet romance that was initiated through none other than Gwyneth Paltrow. The “Shakespeare in Love” Oscar winner introduced the two to each other at her London home.
As said, it was a short-lived romance and since Taylor loves to write about her relationships, it is rumored that their break up is the inspiration for her two songs: “All Too Well” and the catchy “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
22. Kat Dennings and Josh Groban
Beth Behrs, Kat Dennings’ “2 Broke Girls” costar and a mutual friend of Josh Groban introduced the couple to each other. Kat admitted this on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” back in October 2014.
“She’s always talked about how great he is and they’ve been friends for years, and she thought we were both, you know, nerds,” Dennings explained on Ellen. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out and the couple broke up in 2016.
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23. Bridgette Wilson and Pete Sampras
In the 90s Pete Sampras was one of Wimbledon’s darlings. He and Andre Agassi kept us on the edge of our chairs during their matches. Apparently, Pete first saw Bridgette at an LA movie theatre in the ’90s. He told a friend he would love to meet her. That friend then got Wilson’s number from another mutual friend and set up the date although Bridgette was hesitant at first.
“I had never watched tennis, so I wasn’t familiar with him,” she reportedly told “InStyle” magazine. “But when I saw his picture, I was like, ‘Oh yeah, he’s a cutie.'” The lovebirds have been together ever since. They got married on September 30, 2000, and have been married ever since. Together they have two children.
24. Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher
The two met after being set up. They met backstage after one of her shows. We are pretty sure that Mike Fisher was very impressed after watching her in concert. Her bassist actually connected the two. She then texted Childers, “hot, hot, hot.”
After that, they had a dinner date together and Carrie apparently even helped herself to his desert (always a good sign!) They married on July 10, 2010, and have two kids together.
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25. Finding Love on a Blind Date
These days, finding love on a blind date is done easiest through online dating. That way it is completely anonymous. All you really have is a picture to go by.
There are many apps to download and look at as all the different dating sites offer different things to different nationalities, sexes and religions – even vegans and dog lovers. We’ll look at some.
Tinder is a very popular application used to find love and more. It’s a hot application among 20-year-old’s and many people have it downloaded on their phone.
This application is known as a “hook-up” act and people definitely use it to make lustful connections as well. It’s used all over the world and works with swiping. “Hot?” Swipe right. “Not attractive?” Swipe left.
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Happn is a nice dating app as it locates people that are literally very close to your vicinity. It’s nice that it’s not about long distance or making connections with people that live far away.
It’s an app that’s been around since 2014 and many people enjoy using it so that they can meet at the local pub.
Fiix is a really nice application because it works really fast. You can see the second people are checking out your profile and you can check theirs too at the same time.
It’s a speedy dating app and you can chat straight away. It also works with swipes but before you even get started it asks you to click on different profiles to custom-make your search experience so that the profiles you see are more along the lines of what you find attractive.
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JDate has been around for a very long time. It is the go-to-app for Jewish people looking to connect with other Jewish people – usually for serious purposes.
Serious in the fact that people usually look for marriage partners using this app and they do look world-wide. The younger Jewish generation also uses it to go on dates just for fun with other Jewish people.
OkCupid is a really nice app. It’s been around for a very long time and asks you a lot of personal questions. This app is not just about attracting a partner based on looks but delving into their minds and personalities too.
The app has different sections and asks you questions from your sexual kinks to what you typically like to do on a first date. Typically, you can find a lot of quality people this way.
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Tattoos are very special to those that choose to “ink” themselves. For some, it is a passion and they will repeatedly get inked. This is not for everyone.
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Luckily, this dating app exists so that people with tattoos can connect together and understand each other’s needs to get inked.
One thing is for sure – it is really hard to date a person who doesn’t like animals when you love them. That’s why this cool app was created.
This app connects dog people together so that they connect easily through the love of their animals. First dates can be “double-dates” where dogs and partners get to meet for the first time. It sure takes the tension out of first-date-jitters.
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Zoosk is a very popular dating app that works a bit differently to others. Firstly it guarantees your safety by taking a video of you to prove your identity when registering.
In the app itself, you can buy coins to read messages. It is an app that works very well and is popular all over the world.
34. Hunny Bee
Hunny Bee is especially for vegans and vegetarians. It’s really difficult to date someone who always has a plate of meat in front of them when they believe in animal rights.
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Luckily, there is an app like this that exists that is there for all the people believing in an animal-cruelty free world and who can share vegan and vegetarian dishes with one another.
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Jack’d is a location-based mobile application that allows gay, bisexual, and curious men to meet other guys anywhere at any time.
Using this app, men can search for other men for friendship, dates, serious long-term realtionships as well as one-time intimate encounters.
OurTime is a dating app for people over the age of 50 looking for someone serious to settle down with. It’s a niche dating app focusing on the elderly.
Even people late in life look for love, everyone does and with this app, at least people can meet people in their age range with like-minded goals.
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Lesly is a dating app for lesbian women looking for love with other gay women. At least with this app, women have a choice of specifically looking for women if that is their preference.
This app works similar to Tinder in that there is a lot of swiping to do with many photo-based profiles. In this world, people have many tastes from the more masculine looking women to the feminine and dainty.
MillionaireMatch has been the leader in connecting high caliber clientele since 2001. It connects highly paid professionals easily.
This way, people who like a certain lifestyle can mingle with people who also like money and luxury above all things and can connect on a more materialistic plane.
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Dine is a dating app, especially for foodies. It helps connect people through food. It introduces high quality matches to each other daily.
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The way it works is to request someone to “Dine” and if they say yes you can stop chatting and go meet over whatever culinary eats you both desire. At the end of the day it may work out or not – but at least you got to treat yourself to something delicious.
eHarmony has also been around for a very long time and just to sign up takes over an hour as the application asks many personal questions in order to match you with the right person.
It is for serious-minded people looking for real love and it is one of the most well-respected sites when looking for love.