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Love at first sight: Celebrities who met their partners on dating apps or DMs

By on April 23, 2022 0

From Tinder to Bumble, dating apps are a way for many people to find love, and that goes for the celebrity community as well.

Yes, they’ve been known to swipe on platforms considered “more exclusive” like Raya, but in fact, there are plenty of star-studded romances that have emerged from everyday apps.

Some even got married after slipping into another famous face’s DMs.

And since digital dating is the millennial version of writing a letter, we took a look at celebrity romances from apps and DMs…

Coleen Nolan

It was certainly love at first sight for Coleen Nolan, who met her boyfriend Michael Jones on Tinder.

Michael revealed how Coleen ‘slipped first’ as the pair instantly ‘matched’.



Coleen Nolan met her boyfriend Michael Jones on Tinder

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Michael, 57, who revealed he recognized Coleen from The Nolans and Loose Women, said: “It was a bit of a dilemma. You think, ‘Am I slipping just because I recognize her?

“So I had to think about it and do it for the right reasons – not even for a minute thinking she would respond anyway. The surprising thing for me was that once I swiped we were immediately a match, which meant that she already loved me.”

Coleen previously revealed how fellow Loose Women panelist Brenda Edwards helped her set up with her new man Michael.

The TV star described how the pair ‘swapped phones’ to find dates for each other before Brenda found Michael for Coleen.

“Well, I kinda said ‘ooh, he’s nice’ and she said ‘yeah, definitely slide for him,'” Coleen said.

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra

These are couple goals, and it all started with a DM!

Yes, Nick Jonas and his actress wife Priyanka Chopra met online and have since married in 2018 and welcomed a baby girl.



Nick Jonas and his actress wife Priyanka Chopra met online
Nick Jonas and his actress wife Priyanka Chopra met online

It all started when Nick saw his future wife on Quantico and chatted with his co-star Graham Rogers before messaging her.

“I’ve heard from some mutual friends we should meet,” Joe told Priyanka, to which she replied, “‘My team can read this. Why don’t you just text me.”

The rest is history!

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner

Perhaps taking a leaf out of his brother’s book, Joe Jonas also found love with Sophie Turner online.

Joe took the first step and messaged the Game of Thrones actress on Instagram.

“We had a lot of mutual friends and they had been trying to introduce us for a long time. We were following each other on Instagram and he DMed me one day out of the blue,” Sophie told Harper’s Bazaar! They have since married and welcomed a baby.



Joe Jonas also found love with Sophie Turner online
Joe Jonas also found love with Sophie Turner online

Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef

Ricky Martin would also have met her husband Jwan on Instagram!

It all happened after a scroll, with Ricky admitting to Andy Cohen, “I’m scrolling and I see this beautiful piece of art and I’m like, ‘Whoa, that’s cool! Who is that?’

“Then I start checking and all of a sudden I’m like, ‘Ooh, ooh. And then I wrote to him.”

They got married in 2017!



Ricky Martin also reportedly met her husband Jwan on Instagram
Ricky Martin also reportedly met her husband Jwan on Instagram

Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens

Olympian Simone Biles wasted no time slipping into NFL star Jonathan Owens’ DMs when she spotted him on the ‘gram.

“I saw him and I was like, ‘Oh, he’s kinda cute,’ so I said hello…and then I saw he was in the Houston area, so we started chatting. a bit and then we went out a week or two later,” she told the Wall Street Journal.



Olympian Simone Biles wasted no time slipping into NFL star Jonathan Owens' DMs
Olympian Simone Biles wasted no time slipping into NFL star Jonathan Owens’ DMs

Rita Ora and Calvin Harris

Their love may not have gone the distance, but musical couple Rita Ora and Calvin Harris are another duo who have met virtually.

Twitter was the platform in question, and despite initially finding love on the social media site, it wasn’t meant to be.

“To address speculation – myself and Rita ended our relationship a while ago. She is a beautiful and talented woman and I wish her the best,” Calvin wrote at the time.



Music couple Rita Ora and Calvin Harris are another duo that met virtually
Music couple Rita Ora and Calvin Harris are another duo that met virtually

Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith

They welcomed an adorable son last year, named August, and their romance is all about Instagram!



Mandy shared some of Dawes’ music online and the rest is history

Yes This Is Us star Many Moore and her musician beau Taylor Goldsmith first linked up after Mandy shared some Dawes music online.

Mandy told People, “I took a picture of their album and posted it on Instagram. Somehow Taylor saw it and sent me a note. We started emailing, then we went on a date and the rest is history. Thank you, Instagram, for helping me meet my fiancé.”

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