It goes down in the DMs. Sliding into someone’s direct messages on social media has become a running joke online, but privately messaging someone on Twitter, Instagram, or another public platform has actually been the start of several high-profile relationships.
and his wife, Nick Jonas , started chatting on Twitter before they hung out for the first time at the 2017 Met Gala in New York City. The youngest member of the Jonas Brothers told Priyanka Chopra Jonas in December 2018, the same month they said “I do,” that their online interaction was “friendly with an eye toward flirtation.” Vogue magazine
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle actor and the Quantico alum aren’t the only ones whose relationship was kick-started on social media. knew her boyfriend, Sarah Hyland , from his role as the bartender on Wells Adams , but they may have never met in person if she didn’t write a few flirty tweets as she watched him on the reality series. Bachelor in Paradise
The list goes on and on:
and her husband, Mandy Moore , connected over Instagram after she attended one of his concerts and posted a picture from the event. Rapper Taylor Goldsmith Travis Mills messaged his girlfriend, , on Facebook to congratulate her after Madeleine Petsch Riverdale premiered in January 2017 — and they have been together ever since.
Keep scrolling to read all the love stories of celebrity couples who met on social media!
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas
The “Jealous” crooner first spoke to the
Quantico alum via Twitter in September 2016. “I’m hearing from a few mutual friends that we should meet,” Jonas privately messaged his now-wife, to which she replied, “My team can read this. Why don’t you just text me.” While the pair hung out a few times after they chatted online, they didn’t start dating until May 2018. Us Weekly confirmed that the couple were engaged that July and they tied the knot less than seven months later.
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Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams
Hyland and Adams started dating in October 2017 after they
exchanged some flirty messages on Twitter. “He slid into my DMs,” the Modern Family actress told in January 2018. “I was single, obviously, and was like, ‘This is really awesome. You’re being very forward and it’s sexy and not aggressive, but very confident and sexy.’ And I liked that.” Jimmy Kimmel
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Iggy Azalea and Nick Young
The basketball player made the rapper his Woman Crush Wednesday on Twitter before he “got to mackin,’” he told
Billboard in November 2014. Iggy noted, “I actually didn’t speak to [him] online.” The duo got engaged in June 2015, but the “Problem” wordsmith ended things with the professional athlete after she “found out he had brought other women into [their] home while [she] was away.”
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Naya Rivera and Big Sean
Glee alum and her ex-fiancé met on Twitter in March 2013, the rapper admitted at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards. The duo called off their engagement in April 2014, which was a surprise to Rivera. “I learned that I was no longer getting married from the internet, and at the same time as the rest of the world,” she wrote in her book, Sorry Not Sorry. “Not only were we no longer getting married, but apparently we weren’t even together anymore.”
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Colt Johnson and Larissa Dos Santos Lima
90 Day Fiancé stars first connected on social media and got engaged just five days after meeting in person. They tied the knot in June 2018, but Johnson filed for divorce in January 2019 after Dos Santos Lima was arrested for domestic battery against him for the third time.
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Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa
we met through Twitter,” Rose told Us at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. “He did an interview about me and the guy who interviewed him asked, ‘If there was one girl in the world who would you be with?’ He said, ‘Amber Rose,’ — and then I hit him on Twitter … and we fell in love!” The pair tied the knot in July 2013, but split a year later. They remain friends so they can successfully coparent their son, Sebastian.
Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith
This Is Us actress and her musician husband connected after she attended a Dawes concert in September 2015 and noticed Goldsmith, the frontman. The “Candy” singer posted a picture from the show on Instagram, which prompted Goldsmith to send her a message. The pair began dating shortly after they started talking online and got married in November 2018.
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Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef
Martin met his now-husband, Yosef, “on Instagram,” the singer revealed on
’s SiriusXM radio show in February 2017. “I’m an art collector and he’s an artist … so I was scrolling and I was like, ‘Who’s this?’ … And then I wrote to him,” the “She Bangs” crooner explained. “We were talking for, like, six months without me hearing his voice … And then one day I went to London and I met him. And it was game-over.” Andy Cohen
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Ariana Grande and Jai Brooks
The YouTube star made his crush on the “7 Rings” songstress known when he made a video explaining why she should date him in 2012. They started talking over Twitter and
eventually met in person that December. The duo broke up in August 2013, but briefly reunited in early 2014 before they called it quits for good that July.
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Dylan Spouse and Barbara Palvin
Suite Life of Zack & Cody alum first noticed his girlfriend, Palvin, when she followed him on Instagram. “I was like, ‘I guess I’ll give her something.’ And I slid into her DMs,” he told . “I was like, ‘Hey, I don’t know if you’re in New York for very long, but we should hang out if you want to. Here’s my number.’ And she didn’t message me for six months.” W magazine in February 2019
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Calvin Harris and Rita Ora
The beginning and end of Harris and Ora’s relationship played out on Twitter. The duo started dating in May 2013 after they connected on the social media website and announced their split on the same site in early 2014. “To address speculation — myself and Rita ended our relationship some time ago,” the Scottish DJ tweeted at the time. “She is a beautiful, talented woman & I wish her all the best.”
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Jennette McCurdy and Andre Drummond
Sam & Cat actress started dating the Detroit Pistons player in the fall of 2013 after he gave her several shoutouts on Twitter throughout the year. “@DRE_DRUMMOND_ I wanna watch you play,” she finally tweeted in August, to which he replied, “@jennettemccurdy ill let you know when I play in LA!” The duo only dated for a few weeks before they split that September.
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Madelaine Petsch and Travis Mills
The actress linked up with the rapper after he congratulated her on the success of
Riverdale via Facebook the same month the show premiered on The CW. Now, the couple are incredibly open about their romance on the internet. “I’m a huge advocate of showing my relationship online because love does exist, and I think it’s so important for our generation to know that love will win,” she told Glamour in March 2018. “No matter who you love, what you love, it will win.”
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