It's no secret that I have a MAJOR celebrity crush on Matthew Gray Gubler. He's creative, he's outgoing, he's funny - he's basically everything I want in a guy. But at the same time, I've NEVER actually considered the possibility of us dating in real life before. Let's be real - celebrities don't date their fans. Especially their hardcore ones, right?
Well, if you ask 'The Fosters' star Jake T. Austin, his answer might surprise you.
Jake recently shared this intimate picture on Instagram - a candid shot of him kissing his new girlfriend, Danielle.
But instead of meeting her via Tinder or at some fancy Hollywood soiree, they actually met on Twitter - as before they were dating, Danielle was a 'Wizards of Waverly Place' superfan who tweeted at him with no response since 2009. That's six whole years, you guys.
Some of the tweets include the following:
And then there's my personal favorite:
I would probably be mortified if my future celebrity boyfriend read any such tweets from me. However, they eventually got to meet in real life, which was then followed by him following her back(!) on Twitter, and the rest, they say, is history.
Since the press caught onto their bizarre meeting story, Jake's been the subject of quite a few interviews, but during one with the Daily News, he assures that situations like theirs aren't as bizarre as they seem:
"We're young and having fun just getting to know each other. It doesn't matter how you meet someone - on set, in a coffee shop, at school, or in the business. Sometimes you connect with people at the right moment, and you just click."
So what do you guys think? Have Danielle and Jake given you some hope?
Let me know in the comments below, and if you guys need me, I'll be on spamming all of Matthew Gray Gubler's social media pages in a camping tent outside his house.