These Celebrity Couples Actually Met Through Social Media

Sliding into DMs: The success stories!
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Seeing as a lot of us can spend an embarrassing amount of time scrolling through Instagram/Twitter/Facebook, it's not entirely surprising social media has become a major source for successful romances. And, judging by this little list, apparently sliding into DMs isn't just restricted to non-famous people! 

Below, a list of celeb couples who *actually* successfully slid into each other's DMs.

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra

The now-married couple first sparked up a friendship through Twitter, long before they appeared together at the Met Gala. "I’m hearing from a few mutual friends that we should meet,” the singer messaged Priyanka in September 2016, he shared with Vogue.

Priyanka's reply? "My team can read this. Why don’t you just text me."

The pair didn't officially start dating until 2018, but I think we can all agree the seeds were definitely sown on social media.

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Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas

Sophie and Joe first met through Instagram when the singer messaged her "out of the blue." Speaking to Harper's Bazaar, the Game of Thrones star revealed: "We had a lot of mutual friends, and they’d been trying to introduce us for a long time."

Sophie went on: "We were following each other on Instagram and he direct messaged me one fine day, out of the blue."

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Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams

Sarah's clearly a big fan of The Bachelorette as she @ Wells twice while he appeared on season 12. "Ugh! @WellsAdams making a Lord of the Flies reference on men tell all??? #knewhewasthebestfromthestart," she wrote in one message, while another said, "Also @WellsAdams compared Chad to Voldemort. #potterheadsarethebest."

Fast forward a year and Sarah tweeted him again when he appeared as the bartender on Bachelor In Paradise. "OH MY GOD @WellsAdams IS THE FRIKKIN BARTENDER?! Best. Season. Ever. #BachelorInParadise."

He then tweeted her back, and the rest is history. Side note: They've never actually confirmed this but all the evidence is right there.

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Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor

Sarah and Holland first met 10 years prior to when they started dating, but social media did have some part to play in them eventually getting together.

"It’s a long story. We met a very, very long time ago. I was with someone else, she was too then. And then there was, like, a Twitter thing that happened," Sarah told Andy Cohen in 2019 on Watch What Happens Live.

"We were doing a thing at Martha Plimpton’s house. It was for an organisation that she was working with and we were both doing a little PSA for it and breezed by one another and then started following each other on Twitter.”

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Madelaine Petsch and Travis Mills

Though they're not together any longer, the Riverdale actor and rapper hooked up after he congratulated her on the show's success on Facebook.

"He messaged me on Facebook in January of season one and congratulated me on the show," Madelaine told Cosmo US. "I think we just randomly had mutual friends, so we added each other."

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Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid

"New Rules" singer Dua Lipa revealed she and Anwar initially met at a BBQ, but she dropped him a DM soon after. Appearing on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, she said: "I have a confession to make, and mine was my boyfriend—so my current boyfriend. I definitely did that."

She added: "We actually met at a BBQ, but it then carried on into DMs."

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Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith

The This Is Us star met the Dawes musician through Instagram. Opening up about their social media hook up, she later told InStyle: "We have a modern kind of love story. But if someone would have told me three years ago, 'That’s your future husband, and you’re going to meet him through Instagram,' I would have thought that they were absolutely bonkers. It proves that you have to stay open-minded because you just never know."

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