Each and every one of us is probably guilty of regularly fantasizing about meeting our favourite celebrity and imaging how much of a dream come true it would be just to hug/ shake their hand and thank them for being our biggest inspiration.
Well whilst we continue to daydream about hobnobbing with the likes of Little Mix and Taylor Swift, other people are slighty luckier when getting up close and personal with their idols, and that’s other celebrities themselves. Yes it’s indeed sometimes hard to apprehend that the celebs we watch on TV/listen to on the radio/read about in magazines are just like you and me and fawn all over their contemporaries and get starstruck too.
Olly Alexander & Rihanna
The Years and Years frontman is the ultimate aficionado for all things pop culture, and keeps us regularly updated on his exciting celebrity encounters.
— olly ? (@alexander_olly) February 24, 2016
it gives me huge pleasure to announce last Saturday I hugged Shawn Mendes
— olly ? (@alexander_olly) June 12, 2018
Olly’s ultimate dream came true last week when he appeared alongside idol Rihanna on BBC’s The Graham Norton Show. From the moment it was announced they’d be guesting on the same show, the 27-year-old couldn’t help but express his anticipation on his Twitter account. Alas the pair finally met and Olly gifted Queen RiRi with the first copy of his group’s new album Palo Santo. Olly posted a cute picture of the pair and gushed about his ‘inspiration of life.’
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you are correct I am deceased !!!! this angel has changed my life !!!! I can’t cope with this !!!! we are on the graham Norton show tonight this is where we met and I absolutely lost it 💀💀💀💀💀 RIHANNA HAS OUR ALBUM !!! SHE WAS SO SWEET AND WARM AND KIND OF COURSE SHE WAS AND SO BEAUTIFUL THANK YOU RIHANNA #navytillidie 😭
Chance The Rapper & Kanye West
If you’re a fan of Chance The Rapper, you would know he hails Kanye West as one of his biggest musical inspirations.
I used to know all of ye's feature verses, they were so cold to me. I never listened to anyone else on the song i need to get my ft. game up
— Chance The Rapper Owbum in July (@chancetherapper) February 14, 2011
Thanks kanye. U put me on rappin.
— Chance The Rapper Owbum in July (@chancetherapper) July 17, 2011
Chance first met his hero at 2014’s Made in America and the two have since built up a close relationship, and have collaborated on each other’s projects, most notably on the gospel infused ‘Ultralight Beam’ which appeared on Kanye’s The Life Of Pablo. Goals af.
Normani and Beyoncé
Harmonizers were delighted when former 5H member Normani Kordei met with one of her biggest inspirations as this year’s Roc Nation Pre Grammy Brunch.
From the above pic, Normani looked the epitome of cool when faced with the reigning queen, but divulged all about their meeting to HOT 97!
Tiffany Haddish & Oprah
Good old Ellen DeGeneres is all for making people happy, and on this occasion made Tiffany’s dream come true when she introduced the comedian to the object of her affections. Miss Winfrey was a guest on an earlier recording and The Girls Trip star was under the impression she’d left the building when she chatted in length to Ellen on her Oprah obsession before she received the surprise of her life.
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SO JUST SO YALL KNOW I POSTED IT THREE TIMES BECAUSE I AM THAT DAMN HAPPY! YES! YES! YES I CRIED AND YES I ASKED HER TO BE MY AUNTIE! SO ALL THANKS BE TO GOD FOR ALWAYS COMING THRU YOU HEAR MY PRAYS AND ANSWER ACCORDINGLY AMEN! By @oprah: "Look who I just surprised @theellenshow.. @tiffanyhaddish watch tomorrow" (via #InstaRepost @EasyRepost)
Ariana Grande & Jim Carrey
Pop princess Ariana Grande, who we all dream of meeting with one day, broke down in April 2014 as she met her childhood crush Jim Carrey. All together now, awwwwww.