Cupid's Pulse Article: 7 Celebrity Couples Who Met Online and Fell in LoveCupid's Pulse Article: 7 Celebrity Couples Who Met Online and Fell in Love

Although we may tend to forget, celebrities are just like us when it comes to their emotions. They get angry, they get sad and they get lonely. And just like you and I, they crave to find someone special to spend the rest of their lives with romantically. But when your image and name are plastered all over billboard signs and magazine covers, where do you go to find love that is authentic and true? You’d be surprised at how many high profile celebrities find love online.

Yes, online dating seems to be something everyone is dipping their toes into nowadays, and the trend doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. Not only for us ’mortal’ people but even your favorite actors and actresses are having a little swipe and browse to see if they can find that special connection.

According to Statista, nearly 280 million online users are expected to be using dating sites by 2024! I guess when we look at such numbers, it’s understandable why your favorite rock star or movie crush would try their luck this way. However, online dating sites or apps aren’t the only online avenue. Nowadays, we have Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and so many other options.

You are probably wondering which celebrities and what dating sites they’re using? Maybe you came across their profile on a dating app or on social media and wondered whether it was really them or not? Or, maybe you are trying to figure out how they could so easily slide into a person’s DM or make public displays of affection in a post.

Let’s go ahead and take a closer look at some celebrity couples who hit it off this way and find out how they did it.

1- Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith

Mandy Moore who is known for being the lead actress in ‘This is us,’ has a very romantic love story.

Taylor Goldsmith, the lead singer of the ‘Dawes,’ was bringing out a new album in 2015. Moore, who was a big fan, and decided to upload a post on her Instagram account saying:

‘Real excited about this one. Have a feeling it’s going to be the soundtrack of my summer #Dawes #rightontime.’

Taylor reached back out and we can say that the rest is history!

They got engaged in September 2017 and then got married just over a year later. They also announced their first child together, their son Augustus, in February 2021. Seems like things couldn’t be going any better for the love birds!

2- Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams

The American actress and former ‘bachelor’ contestant are another example that love can be found online!

Hyland explained on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show back in January 2018 how it happened; she said:
‘The internet. Yeah! 

Have you seen those memes of ‘Slide Into the DMs’? That! He slid into my DMs…’

We also found Adams’ love and dedication to Hyland quite touching from early on in the relationship. The actress was facing some medical issues involving kidney dysplasia, for which she has given credit to Adams for standing by her during those hard times.

The couple started dating in 2017, got engaged two years later, and had planned to marry in August 2020, before having to postpone their nuptials due to Covid. Let’s hope they’ve got their marriage back on track, now that the restrictions are starting to loosen up!

3- Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas

You’re probably wondering how these celebrities managed to meet? Well, they started talking by exchanging messages after the singer made the first move on Instagram.

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, Turner said ‘’We had a lot of mutual friends and they’d been trying to introduce us for a long time. We were following each other and he directly messaged me out of the blue.

They announced their engagement in 2017, married in 2019, and welcomed their first daughter, Willa, in July 2020.

It’s interesting to point out that the couple got married twice! The first wedding was a ‘secret’ marriage in a Las Vegas chapel, which was streamed by DJ Diplo, who showcased the ceremony on Instagram live!

The second was an ‘official’ wedding in Sarrians, France. We’re guessing the couple’s families must have demanded a non-secret one so they could celebrate the couple’s happiness together.

4- Zara Larsson and Brian Whittaker

Larsson started her relationship with Whittaker after she tweeted out a picture of him asking who he was, the caption on the tweet said:

‘’Who are you where do you live how old are you why are you so fine how do you like your eggs cooked in the morning?’’

She didn’t expect to end up in a relationship just from the one tweet! However, during an interview on the Kyle & Jackie O Show, she admitted to being rather infatuated by the British model even before meeting him.

She also mentioned that ’He saw the tweet and replied and said ‘hey it’s me… We started talking, then saw each other, and now two years later he’s my boyfriend.

Unfortunately, the couple mutually split back in 2019 and agreed to go separate ways. According to reports, it was claimed that their relationship had ‘run its course.’

5- Rita Ora and Calvin Harris

As with the couple above, I guess not all relationships last and end well. To add to that, if the relationship starts online, I guess it’s only right for it to end online too. The couple started dating back in 2013 and decided to pull the plug roughly a year down the line.

Not only did they first start talking via Twitter, but to Rita’s shock, Calvin also publicly announced the break-up through a tweet.

According to the Insider, Calvin tweeted “To address speculation – myself and Rita ended our relationship some time ago,” he wrote. “She is a beautiful, talented woman & I wish her all the best.

Harsh Calvin or well-played…?

6- Ryan Lochte and Kayla Rae Reid

In an exclusive interview with DailyMail, the former ‘playboy’ model Kayla confirmed she met Lochte, who is one of the most decorated male swimmers in the Olympics history, on Tinder.

‘’He was on Tinder, and I might be on Tinder, that’s all I’m going to say about it’’ said the glamorous blonde.

They got married in January 2018 and now have two children, their son Caiden Zane, who was born in 2017, and their daughter Liv Rae, who was born in 2019.

We’re glad to see how this couple has gone from possibly swiping on a dating app to becoming a solid and stable family of four!

7- Lauren Bushnell and Devin Antin

Can swiping left or right really help you find that special someone? Well according to Lauren, it can! Incidentally, she confirmed to her fans during a Q&A session that Tinder was what coupled her and Devin together.

‘’So, two years ago we met on Tinder. Yes, Tinder!” Lauren admitted to a fan in the “comments” section. ‘’I don’t think I’ve shared this before but I only met up with one person from the app and it was him,” she revealed.

Sadly this relationship may have been over before it began. The couple decided to split up in August 2018, following more than a year of dating. Lauren claimed that “Not everything works out, but it’s good to give it a try and give it your best,”

So maybe we need to be a little more selective with who we swipe left and right after all!

So, there you have a list of 7 celebrity couples who found love online in some way, shape or form! Some are still happily together, and other couples have parted ways.

Overall, it seems that online dating is highly trending in today’s day and age, but for celebrities, it looks to be a big hit-and-miss scenario!