18. BAGGED: THE RISE AND FALL OF TOMKAT
Before Katie Holmes met Tom Cruise, she was already well-known for her role as Joey Potter on Dawson’s Creek. Though she went on to star in movies like First Daughter and Pieces of April after the show ended in 2003, she wasn’t anywhere near as famous as she was about to be. Holmes grew up in the 80s which means that she had a crush on Tom Cruise–almost everyone did thanks to movies like Top Gun and Risky Business.
Holmes first admitted her crush before she’d even met Cruise in person, saying that every little girl dreams about her wedding day and adding, “I used to think I was going to marry Tom Cruise.”
According to some of her former Catholic school classmates, she used to say that marrying the movie star would be a “dream come true” and that she would often keep photos of him in her textbooks. Her dream came true in 2006 when she married Cruise in a lavish ceremony in Italy. However, though she got to marry her crush, the actual relationship was probably not what she dreamed about as a little girl in the 80s. The couple split up in 2012.
17. REJECTED: DM DRAMA
Bella Thorne has actually known Cole Sprouse for years since they both got their start on the Disney Channel and they appeared in a commercial for Danimals together when they were kids. It seems like Thorne has harbored a crush on him for years before finally making her move. Recently, the Famous in Love star tried to shoot her shot by sliding into Sprouse’s DMs with a flirty message. However, she didn’t realize that the account that she had messaged wasn’t actually Sprouse’s–it was actually a fan account. What happened was that Sprouse posted a collage of photos of himself and that photo was reposted on a Cole Sprouse fan account and Thorne mixed them up and slid into the DMs with the comment “Wow” which made for the hilarious situation.
The message was quickly deleted but the account took a screenshot of it and promptly posted it. At the time, Thorne wasn’t in a relationship but Sprouse was rumored to be dating his Riverdale costar Lili Reinhart (they only just made their red carpet debut at the 2018 Met Gala) and fans of their relationship were not happy about Thorne trying to get her flirt on with Sprouse.