12 People Who Are Only Famous Because Of Who They Dated

Dating a celebrity is a strange thing. You can become quite well-known overnight when you were a total unknown before. Some people seek out famous people on purpose and others hesitate being launched into the limelight a bit more. The people on the following list are definitely famous only because of who they have dated. Some of them seemed to be inching toward the fame with the intention of being famous. Others were fairly successful as they were but their life just headed in a different direction when they happened to end up dating (or even marrying) a famous person. Some of them have used the fame to launch reality TV careers, while others have used it to try and do some good in the world. Whatever their intentions were, here are some people who would be living very different lives if they hadn’t started dating a celebrity!

12. Kim Kardashian: Thanks To A Tape

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Okay, so it’s true that Kim Kardashian probably would have figured out a way to become famous with or without the Ray-J tape, but that happens to be the way that things happened. At the time Ray-J was more famous than she is which sounds crazy since she’s become one of the most famous people of all time. Ray-J is singer Brandy’s brother who was also quite famous at the time after having a big music career in the 1990s. Like it or not, that tape is basically the reason that Kim started getting so much attention and then she and her entire family ran with it to make sure that they milked the attention for all it was worth. They definitely managed to turn an odd situation into a profitable one. That family just never stops making money or coming up with new ways to bring even more attention to what they’ve got going on.

11. Kevin Federline: The Backup Dancer

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Before Kevin Federline met Britney Spears, he was definitely not famous at all. He was a dancer at the time and the two had a whirlwind romance and got married only five months after they met. Thanks to Britney’s extreme fame at the time, Kevin also became well-known as a direct result of the relationship. The duo were together for two years, had a reality show, and had two children. But things just weren’t meant to be. After their divorce, Britney admitted that she married him for the wrong reasons and that she was just caught up in the idea of everything. Kevin attempted a career as a rapper but found more success appearing on reality weight loss shows such as Celebrity Fit Club and Excess Baggage. Kevin now has six children with three different women. He met his current wife Victoria Prince on a recreational bowling team called the Party Animals. Not an average life to say the least.

10. Blac Chyna: Complicated Romantic Entanglement

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Blac Chyna might be a household name now that she’s gotten involved (and uninvolved) with the Kardashian family, but she didn’t start out that way. Blac’s first fame connection was when she dated Tyga and had a kid with him. But she really became known when she started dating Rob Kardashian. The whole situation was made even stranger by the fact that Kylie had a long-term relationship with Tyga after Blac did… and Rob is, of course, Kylie’s older brother. That’s a pretty complicated romantic entanglement. Eventually, Kylie and Tyga broke up, and Blac and Rob have also parted ways more than once. They have a child together and that has ensured that Blac will forever be linked to the Kardashian clan. She definitely seems to be the type that enjoys getting a lot of attention and seems to crave the spotlight. She has gotten it… sort of.

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