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Celebrities seem to lead a fabulous and glamorous life, but the truth is, they are just like us. Before they were famous, these actors, singers, and other famous faces went to high school and college and dated regular people. Luckily, we have photo evidence gathered from around the web, showing the world's greatest stars sharing tender moments with ordinary folks, just like you!
Beyoncé's First Love
Who did Beyoncé date before she was famous? It turns out she dated the same man for a decade before she toured with Destiny's Child in her early 20s. Lyndall Locke was her high school boyfriend, and the two look stunning in this prom photo.
The multimillionaire and hit singer is one of the most recognized women today, but it's nice to see that she wasn't any different than the rest of us back in her teenage years.
Jared Padalecki's High School Girlfriend
Who here is a fan of Jared Padalecki? The star of the hit series Supernatural first got his claim to fame in Gilmore Girls.
One woman wanted to share to her Twitter fans that her sister dated Jared in high school and included an adorable prom photo! We think the two look so cute together, don't you?
Mom Dated Josh Hartnett
There seem to be a lot of moms who dated actors in high school. This guy decided to share that his mom dated actor Josh Harnett and posted their high school prom on his Twitter account.
The actor's debut was in the crime drama series, Cracker, and starred in many things from there, including movies like Pearl Harbor, 40 Days and 40 Nights, and The Black Dahlia. But before his acting career, he was just like the rest of us!
Turns Out She Did Date Bob Saget
Bob Saget is one of America's beloved actors, as well as a stand-up comedian and TV host. Most of you recognize him from his role as Danny Tanner on the hit series Full House.
One woman posted a photo of her Mom on Twitter with the actor. She said she didn't believe her Mom dated him until she stumbled upon this photo.
Lori Loughlin's Old Boyfriend
Here's another Full House celebrity on this list! Lori Loughlin played the role of Rebecca Donaldson on the popular TV show from 1988 to 1995.
The photo seen here is her high school prom photo with her boyfriend at the time. One guy shared this photo on his Twitter letting everyone know that his dad used to date the star. How cool!
Adam Sandler's Prom Date
Don't we all wish we dated comedian Adam Sandler in high school? As one of the funniest Hollywood actors, he was probably such a riot in his teenage years.
The woman who posted these photos wanted to let everyone know that her mom dated Adam Sandler and honestly, we're jealous. What a lucky mom!
Matt Le Blanc's Ex
Who was your favorite character on Friends? For a lot of us, it was Joey. The funny and often clueless character on the hit TV show was a fan favorite, but before the show, actor Matt Le Blanc was just a normal guy living his life.
This woman wanted to share that her mom dated Matt before he got famous, and found a cute picture with them sitting by a Christmas tree.
Family Pictures With Leonardo DiCaprio
How adorable are these photos! Someone was looking through some old family photos and wanted to share something pretty extraordinary—actor Leonardo DiCaprio was actually in some of them.
The guy's aunt had dated the Titanic actor before he became a huge star and these pictures are truly amazing, especially the first one. How old do you think Leo was in these pictures?
Look Who's In The Yearbook
Do you recognize the woman in this yearbook photo? We'll assume that you figured it out—it's none other than former First Lady, Michelle Obama!
The person who took this photo said they found Michelle in their uncle's yearbook and just had to share this remarkable finding on the internet.
Wouldn't you want Jaime Foxx to be your uncle? Well, one of the girls in this picture thought she should share something pretty cool on the internet.
Back when she was a kid, her aunt dated Jamie Foxx, one of Hollywood's most famous actors, and she and her siblings called him "uncle Jami." How cute is that!
Dated The Black Dahlia
Considered as one of the most gruesome murderers in history, The Black Dahlia's real name was Elizabeth Short, a woman who was brutally murdered in 1947 in Los Angeles.
Her killer remains a mystery to this day, and there have been many theories surrounding the murder. Someone posted on the internet that his grandfather dated Elizabeth in 1945 and was actually suspected by the FBI for the murder. Creepy!
McConaughey's College Girlfriend
Here's one of Hollywood's famous stars posing for a picture with his college girlfriend. Can you guess who it is? That's right—it's none other than actor Matthew McConaughey.
This couple looks so innocent and precious, don't you think? Someone decided to share that her cousin dated McConaughey back in the day, and this picture is amazing.
College Friends With Bradley Cooper
First off, can we talk about Bradley Cooper's long hair in this amazing photo? Back in his college days, Bradley seemed like a pretty chill guy with his long locks and colorful shirts.
This photo was posted by someone whose aunt was friends with the actor before his career took off.
Childhood Friends Reunited
What do you think it was like to be childhood friends with John Travolta? Although we tend to think think that celebrities are so much cooler than us, their upbringing is usually pretty ordinary.
This is a photo of John Travolta in the '70s (We're sure you can tell by his hair.) The woman next to him went backstage after his theater show to say hi because her daughter was friends with him as a child. Cute!
Secret Relationship With John Legend
Sometimes you want to keep your relationships under wraps. The woman in this photo posing with hit singer John Legend dated him years ago, before he was famous.
She only decided to tell her daughter this information recently, and of course, her daughter had to share this exciting news on her Twitter account.
Dating Ashton Kutcher
Finding old photos can sometimes help you discover some family history you didn't know about.
In this case, a woman went through her old family photos and found actor Ashton Kutcher feeding her brother a bottle as a baby. Apparently, her aunt dated Ashton back when they were teenagers and had to share.
Woody Harrelson Dated Her Mom
Who doesn't love Woody Harrelson? The insanely talented actor started in the critically acclaimed TV series Cheers and went on to be a huge Hollywood star.
This photo was found by someone who shared that her Mom dated Woody back in the day. (Probably when he just started in Cheers.) They look so happy together!
Her Aunt Dated Jimmy Fallon
It may be hard to believe that actor, comedian, and talk show host Jimmy Fallon was just like us back in the day, but it's true. Before his breakout role as a cast member on SNL, Jimmy was going to high school like the rest of us.
One woman decided to share a photo of her aunt and Jimmy, letting the internet know that her aunt dated the hilarious star in high school.
Usher's High School Girlfriend
If you ever wanted to know what Usher looked like back in his high school days, here's your chance. This photo was posted by a woman whose sister dated the famous singer back in high school.
According to her post, it seems that her sister hid this information for years and only decided to tell her recently. Is it just us, or does Usher look exactly the same in this photo as he does now?
"The Fonz" And His Ex Girlfriend
Ayy! If you grew up in the 70s, you probably grew up on the popular sitcom Happy Days, and "The Fonz" may have been your favorite character.
Henry Winkler shot to fame after the show became a success, but when it first started, he was just a normal guy looking for acting work. According to the guy who posted this photo, his wife appeared to have dated Henry in the late '70s.
Good Friends With Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah seems like one of the coolest people in Hollywood. She started her career as a singer, and over the years, Queen Latifah has made herself to be a successful recording artist, actress, and talk show host, earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006.
This photo was shared by someone whose uncle is good friends with her from before she was famous.
Family Friends With Drake
While it seems like Drake was always famous, he was just your average kid until he starred in the hit teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation in 2001.
Someone on the internet wanted to share that her friend's parents were friends with Drake's parents and that they used to have dinners together. Cool!
His Sister Dated Randy Savage
Randall Mario Poffo, better known as his ring name "Randy Savage," was a professional wrestler. Savage earned 29 championship reigns and 11 titles during his career and seemed like a pretty cool guy.
This photo was posted by the boy fighting with Randy. He wrote that his sister used to date the wrestler back in the '90s, and this photo is pretty awesome!
Ariana Grande's Theater Partner
How many of us wondered what Ariana Grande would look like in a Cinderella costume? Well if you did, we have the perfect picture for you.
Back when she was in school, the talented Ariana performed in a school play, and the guy standing next to her thought it would be fun to share this memory on his social media.
Tupac Dated Her Aunt
How many people can say that their aunt dated Tupac? Regarded as one of the most influential rappers of all time, Tupac started out in 1990 and rose to stardom by 1994 with his album, Me Against The World.
We're not sure what year this photo was taken, but the aunt posing looks pretty happy!
High School With Zac Efron
How fun is it when you find out your friends know celebrities! Zac Efron became famous after his lead role in High School Musical, and his career skyrocketed from there.
But before his Hight School Musical Days, Zac was just a regular kid, going to school like the rest of us. The woman who shared these photos found out that her friend went to school with the actor and decided to let the internet know.
Went To High School With Kevin Hart
Just like the last photo, we have another guy who went to school with a celebrity—only this time it's comedian Kevin Hart. Kevin started out by performing amateur nights in his hometown, Philadelphia.
In the early 2000s, he played in several films, and the rest is history. A woman posted this picture on her social media that her brother went to high school with Kevin, and said that the high school was even featured in his movie, Laugh At My Pain!
Casually Dating Jay-Z
How many people can say that someone from their family dated Jay-Z? According to this photo, someone just needed to share that their aunt dated Jay-Z years before Beyoncé came into the picture.
As a rapper, songwriter, record producer, and husband to the legendary singer Beyoncé, Jay-Z is one of the most famous people out there, but we have to remember that he used to be a normal guy just like the rest of us.
Blake Shelton's Ex
Can we first talk about Blake Shelton's hair? While it's definitely not a style we'd choose to for ourselves, it seems to suit him well under his wide-brimmed hat.
Blake is one of the biggest country singers to date, charting over 40 singles, and is a nine-time Grammy nominee. Someone posted on Twitter that her mom dated Blake while her aunt dated his bass player. Cool!
Ansel Elgort Yearbook Spotting
How exciting is it when someone in your high school grade becomes a celebrity?
In this case, someone posted a yearbook photo of actor Ansel Elgot, saying that they went to school with him. The Fault In Our Stars actor started acting in 2013 and has been rising to stardom ever since.
Best Buddies With Tupac
We saw Tupac earlier on this list, but this time it's not because of someone's aunt. Instead, someone posted this throwback photo of their uncle with Tupac, and apparently, they were best friends.
Tupac was possibly the most influential rapper of all time, and we can't help but be a little jealous of this friendship.
Josh Duhamel's High School Girlfriend
It's usually pretty cool to see celebrities' former lives before they got famous. In this photo, actor Josh Duhamel is posing for prom with his high school girlfriend.
According to Twitter, the person who shared it has a best friend whose mom went to school with Josh. Josh looks cool, but if you ask us, we're more interested in the poofy '80s dress that his girlfriend is wearing.
Dating Tisha Campbell
Tisha Campbell was just as pretty in this photo as she is now! Tisha is an actress and singer who started out in 1986 and has made a name for herself in Hollywood.
She starred in several movies and TV and is most recognizable from the show My Wife & Kids. One person posted to Twitter sharing that her dad dated Tisha back in the day. Cute!
Friends With Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Wouldn't you want to be friends with a famous boxing champion? Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a former professional boxer that won fifteen major world titles in the span of his 19-year career from 1996 to 2015.
And when you find out some of your family members were friends with a famous athlete, you just have to share the news on social media—especially when one of the family members is your mom.
Friends With Gilligan Back In The Day
Who remembers the show Gilligan's Island? The TV series aired from 1964-1967 and the main character was played by actor Bob Denver.
It's always fun to find out your family was friends with a celebrity, just like in the photo that was shared here. A guy posted on social media that his grandfather was friends with Bob and apparently went on sailing trips with him. Amazing!