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24 People Who Knew Celebrities Before They Got Famous

Many of us hope and wish for the moment we’ll finally get to meet our favorite celebrities.

But imagine finding out that you did meet, hang out with, or even date a famous person back in the day… you just didn’t know it quite yet. Welcome to the world of these 24 people who realized they were, indeed, pretty friendly with some very big names before they attained fame.

1. “My aunt dated Ashton back when he was Chris so I thought I’d take this time to let everybody else know about my family treasure.”

ashton kutcher
Twitter

2. “So my mom dated Woody Harrelson.”

woody harrelson
Twitter

3. And here we see Ariana Grande and her old theater friend doing “Cinderella the way it’s supposed to be done.”

ariana-grande
Instagram

4. “My uncle and his best friend. Apparently he was some famous rapper (Tupac) back in the day.”

tupac
Reddit

5. “My mom was childhood friends with John Travolta and we found a photo of my nana and him after one of his shows when he did theatre! Look at the 70s hair…”

john travolta
Reddit

6. “So my mom decides to tell me she dated John Legend secretly when I was 10??”

john legend
Twitter

7. “My aunt knew Bradley Cooper in college before he was famous.”

bradley cooper
Twitter

8. “When my aunt dated Jamie Foxx and we called him Uncle Jamie.”

jamie foxx
Twitter

9. “My mom dated Adam Sandler in high school … This is them at prom!”

adam sandler
Twitter

10. “My best friend’s mom went to high school with Josh Duhamel and found this in her yearbook. I think I see a mullet.”

josh duhamel
Twitter

11. “Found Michelle Obama in my uncle’s yearbook.”

michelle obama
Twitter

12. “My grandpa and the Black Dahlia (Elizabeth Short) 1945. He dated her and was an FBI suspect.”

elizabeth short
Reddit

13. “Just found these pics of Leo with my family…(he dated my aunt).”

leonardo dicaprio
Twitter

14. “My mom had a thing with Blake Shelton a long time ago while my aunt dated his bass player & she found a picture.”

blake shelton
Twitter

15. “So my mom dated Matt Leblanc and she finally found a picture of them.”

matt leblanc
Twitter

16. “Kevin Hart went to my bro’s highschool. Our highschool was actually featured in his Laugh at My Pain movie.”

kevin hart
Facebook

17. “My wife used to date ‘The Fonz’ (Henry Winkler) in the late 70’s.”

henry winkler
Reddit

18. “My sister dated Macho Man Randy Savage back in the 90’s. This is me with him.”

randy savage
Reddit

19. “My friend’s parents used to be friends with Drake’s parents. She found this picture and realized who the kid was. (1989)”

drake with parents
Imgur

20. “I just found out a friend of mine went to high school with Zac Efron. He pulled out his yearbook as proof.”

zac efron
Twitter

21. “My mom and aunt were friends with Floyd (Mayweather).”

floyd mayweather
Twitter

22. “I’m dead my sis used to date Usher in high school and she just now telling me this.”

usher
Twitter

23. “Turns out my mom dated a movie star in high school (Josh Hartnett).”

josh hartnett
Twitter

24. “My aunt dated Jimmy Fallon.”

jimmy fallon
Twitter

It’s very satisfying knowing normal people aren’t the only ones who go through a hilariously awkward phase. Share this story with others for a little laugh.