If you ever met a celebrity and got starstruck, don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, even your favorite celebrities are not immune to completely freaking out when they meet their celebrity crushes that they’ve been admiring for years. Their reactions varied a lot, too, from being shocked to uncontrollably crying.
Bright Side collected stories about famous people admiring others in their field, and eventually meeting them. Reading about their adorable interactions and genuine respect warmed our hearts.
1. Adam Scott has been a big fan of Mark Hamilll since childhood.
Adam Scott is a huge fan of Star Wars, and he even invited Mark Hamill, who plays the role of Luke, to his second birthday party. Hamill, of course, did not show up, but the actors finally met when Adam Scott was telling this story on a talk show. Scott said that meeting Hamill “really was one of the best moments of his life.”
2. Cardi B said Lady Gaga changed her life.
In 2016, Cardi B wrote a tweet that reads, “When I was a teenager, Lady Gaga changed my life. She inspired me to be myself & be different.” Two years later, Gaga replied with “Love you girl.” The two of them ended up meeting in real life.
3. Billie Eilish was excited to meet Avril Lavigne.
In 2019, the singer of the popular song “Bad Guy” Billie Eilish met up with the pop punk princess of the 2000s Avril Lavigne. Eilish posted the photo of the two of them on Instagram, and wrote, “Thank you for making me what I am.”
4. Emma Stone met Baby Spice (Emma Bunton) after years of talking about her admiration for the singer.
Emma Stone said that she adored the Spice Girls growing up, as they taught her the meaning of girl power. When asked about who her favorite Spice Girl is, the actress named Emma Bunton without any hesitation, however the actress said that she had never met her or any other Spice Girls member before. In 2019 her dream finally came true, and Baby Spice even posted about this interaction on her Instagram.
5. Adele is a huge fan of Beyoncé.
Adele met Beyoncé for the first time in 2011, and she talked about her experience in the interview, saying that after the meeting she “went out on the balcony crying hysterically” out of nervousness. When Adele won the Grammy for her album 25 over Beyoncé’s album Lemonade, in her speech, she talked about how she voted for Beyoncé and thinks Lemonade deserved the award more.
6. Sarah Paulson had the funniest expression when she met Madonna.
Sarah Paulson ran into Madonna at a Met Gala, and couldn’t help fangirling right on the red carpet. Later, Madonna shared a picture from the event with Paulson’s priceless expression, and captioned it with “Hahaahhahahhaahahha. Love you Sarah!”
7. Kelly Clarkson was completely starstruck when she met Meryl Streep.
Kelly Clarkson met Meryl Streep on the red carpet of the Golden Globes Awards, and couldn’t contain her excitement. She told the actress that she has been a fan of her since she was 8 years old. Clarkson received a pillow with the moment the two of them met from the interviewer. Later, recalling that moment, the singer said that she was very excited, and she hopes she doesn’t lose this feeling of just being a true fan of people.
8. Brad Pitt and Selena Gomez turned out to be fans of each other.
In 2013, Brad Pitt visited Selena Gomez’s dressing room to ask her for a picture. Gomez said that she tried to play it cool, but after the actor left, she “hid under the craft service table because she couldn’t believe it was happening.”
9. Camila Cabello bowed down to Emilia Clarke when she met her.
When Camila Cabello was on the same talk show as Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa, she was freaking out a little bit. She said that she was the biggest Game of Thrones fan in the entire world, so she couldn’t contain her excitement. When she saw Clarke, Cabello addressed to her as “my queen.”
10. Mindy Kaling described meeting Christine Quinn on her Instagram.
Mindy Kaling randomly ran into Christine Quinn when the latter was on a break from shooting Selling Sunset, and couldn’t help asking for a picture. The actress said that she “screamed” when she saw Quinn, and that them meeting “made her whole year.”
11. Chrissy Metz said meeting Sam Smith made her feel like “a child with unabashed joy.”
This Is Us actress took it to Instagram to say that her goal was to meet Sam Smith, and when she accomplished it, she couldn’t be any happier. “I wish I would’ve eloquently said how much his music moves me and what an incredible gift he gives us all, but nope, not sure I even spoke English,” she wrote.
12. Emma Watson used to play Celine Dion’s songs in the car with her mother all the time.
When Emma Watson met Celine Dion, she told her publicist that the situation was “almost too much” for her out of excitement. The actress said that her parents don’t understand the obsession over celebrities, but because her mom used to play Celine Dion’s songs all the time in the car, she kept thinking about how her mother would freak out too when she heard the story (and she did!).
13. Rihanna called Madonna her biggest inspiration.
Rihanna opened up about her love and admiration for a fellow singer, Madonna. She said, “I think that Madonna was a great inspiration for me, especially on my earlier work.”
Who is your celebrity crush, and have you ever met them? Or do you not understand the effect celebrities have on everyone else?