Disney star Jake T. Austin, 21, best known for his role in Wizards of Waverly Place, recently made headlines for dating a longtime fan, year-old Danielle Ceasar. After tweeting at him for years, in Ceasar met Austin in person at a Planet Hollywood, Seventeen reported. After their meeting, he followed her back. Ceasar and Austin's relationship isn't just evidence of the power of social media to allow fans to directly connect with their idols.
It's also raised the hopes fangirl hordes across the world. Thanks to Austin and Ceasar, hooking up with your favorite celebrity doesn't seem like such a far-off possibility — but the consensus is split on whether or not that's a good thing.
A photo posted by on. Like most other things, the internet has made it easier for fans to connect with celebs.
Ceasar reportedly started tweeting at Austin in That, in turn, has also made it easier for celebrities to find dates online. You can even score a date with James Franco through Instagram!
Angie has some experience dating well-known musicians she predominantly meets through work. While there are a number of success stories — Matt Damon, for instance, married former bartender Luciana Bozan, who was reportedly a fan of his workand Nicolas Cage wed former waitress and fan Alice Kim after he ate at a restaurant where she worked — not everyone thinks that fans hooking up with stars via social media is a good thing.
They live in two different worlds. Usually you put posters [up of celeb crushes] when you're a teenager, and you think of it as someone you admire, not someone you're going to date.
Dating a celebrity also causes concern for potential imbalances of power. With power comes more access to more resources, including money, invitations, vacations. So if you feel like the other person has power you will tolerate a lot more. Your threshold for what's painful becomes higher," said Greenberg.
While she declined his invitation, she was struck by the dichotomy between his squeaky clean image and the manner in which he approached her. He was much older. It felt a bit coercive.
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When I got to his place, I said I wasn't sure I wanted to [have sex]. Angie told Mic of the disappointment that came when she slept with the lead singer of a band she admired, after connecting via social media, then learning he had a girlfriend. For me it was all business getting an interview, but when we met he instantly started holding my hand and saying he wanted to marry me and then we fucked. He still texts me to this day and puts me on the list for his shows.
I called him out on having his girlfriend at the last show I went to.
He was avoiding me apart from waving to me from the stage. I'm all about honesty. I don't like that shit. For the fan, finally scoring a relationship with the crush you've spent years Facebook stalking can cause extreme disillusionment. Because really, when you put somebody up on a pedestal, you're creating something that's not based in reality," Greenberg told Mic. Mic asked Greenberg what she would advise someone who came to her asking for advice after being approached by a celebrity.
It's unlikely to be something that's lasting, because a celebrity's life and relationships in general don't last for long.
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