12 People Who Are Only Famous Because Of Who They Dated

9. Meghan Markle: Prince Charming


Meghan Markle has been acting for years but she wasn’t famous until she started dating Prince Henry. That’ll do it. Nothing like dating a Prince to get your face and name out there. Meghan and Harry were supposedly set up by a mutual friend who thought they might get along. They both spend a lot of time working with charitable operations and it seems like Henry thought that was a great quality for a woman to have. When they first started dating they were trying to keep things on the low but naturally, people started talking, and once they started talking they just didn’t stop. Since the two have confirmed that they’re dating, Meghan has been in the public eye regularly and seems to be keeping things together pretty well. Not everyone could deal with that sort of attention overnight but she has seemed to slide into the role quite comfortably.

8. Kris Humphries: 72-Day Love Story


Like his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries wasn’t famous before he dated a famous person. Sure, he was a well-known basketball player, but he wasn’t a celebrity. Kris and Kim had a relatively short relationship that was also highly publicized. The two were featured together on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and had a televised wedding. We also got to see Kim break down on KUWTK when she knew that the marriage was not the right choice for her. The two were not together for very long but it actually took quite a while for the marriage to be legally dissolved so that Kim could move on. Kris is not really as famous as he was while the two were married in the sense that we don’t hear much about him. But his name will forever be linked to Kim and the Kardashian dynasty. It was an interesting moment in time, to say the least.

7. Casper Smart: Another Dancer


Casper Smart is yet another backup dancer whose claim to fame was dating a pop superstar. This time around it was Jennifer Lopez. Casper and JLo had an on-and-off relationship for a while but reports came out that Casper had cheated on Jennifer which seemed to be the final straw. The two had a pretty large age gap: he was 29 when she was 47. There were other rumors about why things didn’t work out between the two of them such as his refusal to join her as her date at certain events. But, of course, getting caught in a cheating scandal seems bad enough. Casper has not been in the news much since Jennifer moved on and started dating A-Rod. The two seem to be a bit more matched in certain ways and have been happy and out and about together since they first started dating.

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