8 A-List Celebrities Who Have Dipped Into The C-List Dating Pool

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Lots of A-listers exclusively date people within their own social ring of Hollywood, which is why it’s so notable when others venture outside of the lines and date someone —gasp— less famous. It is truly a scandal of humongous proportions and, before you know it, anonymous sources are coming out of the woodworks left and right with stories of love, romance, and “taking things slow.” Because it’s exactly like if they had fallen in love with a normal, except with the added bonus of having their own IMDb page.

So, just for kicks, let’s take a look at a bunch of really, ridiculously famous celebrities who make no bones about dating someone much less famous than themselves. Call it social charity, if you will.

1. Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake People's Choice Awards Press Room January 8 2014

(Photo: Adriana M. Barazza/WENN)

Who He Dated: Jessica Biel

These two even went and got wed in holy matrimony. Although the constant talk of their looming divorce might be a red flag that Justin misses the days of his mutually A-list, sometimes Canadian-tuxedo-wearing relationship.

2. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber American Music Awards November 18 2012 Los Angeles California

(Photo: WENN)

Who He Dated: Selena Gomez

There’s not one doubt in my mind that anyone even cares about Selena as a direct result of her odd, odd relationship with Justin.

3. Katy Perry

Katy Perry MOCA Anniversary Gala March 29 2014 Los Angeles CA

(Photo: Brian To/WENN)

Who She Dated: Riff Raff

Katy Perry decided to show John Mayer how much better off she was after their breakup by… dating Riff Raff? I’m sorry, sentences like that usually end differently.

4. Britney Spears

Britney Spears Los Angeles California July 28 2013

(Photo: WENN)

Who She Dated: Kevin Federline

And then got married to and had kids with him! Basically, she was chin-deep in the C-list pool for a while there. Some might even say this relationship was her chance at testing out the D-list waters.

5. Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise Jameson Empire Film Awards March 30 2014 London England

Who He Dated: Katie Holmes

“But she was on Dawson’s Creek!” you say. But, let’s be honest. Would Suri have such a loyal and fervent following if not for Tom rescuing Katie from a life of obscurity? The answer is no.

6. Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Empire State Building Lighting February 13 2014 NYC

(Photo: Alberto Reyes/WENN)

Who She Dated: Nick Cannon

know that he’s obscenely rich, but there’s nothing like having Mariah’s wealth and fame to make a person that rich look like the benefactor in a relationship.

7. Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey Book Signing How Roland Rolls Los Angeles CA October 26 2013

(Photo: Brian To/WENN)

Who He Dated: Jenny McCarthy

Did anyone understand this? Did you understand this? Did Jim understand this?

8. Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence attending SAG Awards February 2014

(Photo: Brian To/WENN)

Who She Dated: Nicholas Hoult

Sorry Nick, but I don’t make the rules. And the rules say that falling on red carpets ups your star power, so untie those laces and get to stumbling.

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    • Alexis Rhiannon

      You’re begging for some hate from Selenators!

      • Olivia Wilson

        BRING IT ON. I had a balanced breakfast, 8 hours of sleep last night and I am ready. to. go.

      • Samantha Escobar
      • Jenny

        Not a ‘Selenator’ by any yardstick, but uh…how did you come to the conclusion that she’s C List???

      • Olivia Wilson

        She isn’t currently, but I would’ve classified her as that pre-Bieber.

    • Elizabeth Aspen

      Where do you get that Nick Cannon is obscenely rich? He even said on Howard Stern that his net worth is about $20 million, which is nothing compared to Mariah’s $600 mil.

      • Darling Dewey

        Psshhh yeah! I got like $20 mill in the bank right now just from my Etsy business! Not even close to rich…Isn’t that like so average?

      • Samantha Escobar

        I peed on toilet paper made of $100s today. Just peed right on ‘em.

      • Olivia Wilson

        And if there were $1000 bills, they’d have a thing or two comin’ as well.

      • Olivia Wilson

        Step your game UP, Nick Cannon, am I right?

      • Samantha Escobar

        Step Up Your Game 2: The Streets

      • Olivia Wilson

        What you just now said, that full second statement, was the exact point of my blurb about him.

      • Char

        Yeah but that’s about $20 million more than a person with no talent and no personality should have, which is why it’s obscene.

    • Mai Linh Phan Le

      Poor Nicholas Hoult! I get that JLaw is a big deal in Hollywood but as a person living in England right now, Skins was such a big deal! It’s a lifestyle over here haha!

      • Olivia Wilson

        Is it really? Hm, okay, I’ll give that to him.

    • Samantha Escobar

      And the rules say that falling on red carpets ups your star power, so untie those laces and get to stumbling.

      ^ hahaha.

    • http://danica-joshifer.tumblr.com/ Danica

      Nicholas Who Hoult C-list? I don’t think that be recognized only as “Jennifer Lawrence’s boyfriend who is also an actor” put you in the C-list, but hey, if you say so.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Just thought of the best addition! Leonardo DiCaprio AND ANYONE.

      • Olivia Wilson

        Omg, yes!

    • Lenia

      I’m sorry, but how is Selena Gomez C List? She’s one of the biggest stars in young hollywood. I agree with you on everything else though.

    • Crystal

      How is Nicholas a C-List? He has been in Skins, About a Boy, Warm Bodies, and in the newest X-Men movies and other films -.- So stupid

    • Anonymous

      I don’t understand why dating someone who is a “C-list celebrity” is so scandalous. Posts like these are why celebrities can’t have normal relationships. I don’t think it’s anyone’s business who celebrities date. To me, you’re just being rude about their relationships.

    • Smh

      The only constant talk of Justin Timberlake getting a divorce comes this site and by the same friggen writer. And what kind of elitist article is this. No one tries harder than crushable

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Thanks for the compliment! And for noticing that ‘Olivia Wilson’ and ‘Alexis Rhiannon’ are the same name! Please remember to cite both of us when we inevitably turn out to be correct.

    • CaitSel

      This is beyond funny! I’m not even mad. Assuming the writer of this article is an adult and knows whats about. They would know that Bieber’s manager is the one who sought out Selena’s manager ,then her mom so that Bieber, then a newbie in Hollywood would meet Selena, who was the better known of the two. So you saying She is a C lister is beyond stupid its lack of better work to do. Then or now she has never been a C-lister. So Justin went to be in the Level he is, it doesn’t make her a C lister and I would like you to take back your stupid comment but its no use. You obviously don’t know whats about. When he started off he was known as the “baby” song singer and Selena’s boyfriend. So it changed. It makes her no lower than he, he is more widely known but they are still A Listers. Sorry i had to write a long comment.