Ariana Grande 'Had the Biggest Crush' on Pete Davidson & 8 More Celeb Couples Who Were Meant to Be

Ariana and Pete, we're looking at you

01 of 09

ARIANA GRANDE HAD THE BIGGEST CRUSH ON NOW-FIANCÉ PETE DAVIDSON

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During an August 2018 Tonight Show appearance, Grande explained that wedding bells were ringing in her mind when she first crossed paths with Davidson while hosting Saturday Night Live in 2016.

“I left his writers’ room when we were writing skits and stuff for the show, and my tour manager was in the hallway,” Grande recalled. “And I’m not a crushy person — like I don’t have crushes on people, I don’t know — but I left and I, like, jokingly said to my tour manager, ‘I’m marrying him. 100 percent. I’m literally marrying him.'”

Back then, Grande and Davidson "weren’t even friends,” and wouldn’t connect again until years later.

“We never exchanged numbers or anything,” Grande told host Jimmy Fallon. “But I had the biggest crush in the whole world on him the whole time, like forever. Like, my friends used to make fun of me for it, all that stuff.”

02 of 09

JUSTIN BIEBER PREDICTED THAT HAILEY BALDWIN COULD BE THE 'GIRL I'M GONNA MARRY'

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In a February 2016 GQ cover story, Bieber — who is engaged to longtime friend and on-and-off love, Baldwin — opened up about wanting to protect his relationship with the model. After denying that Baldwin was his "girlfriend," the singer noted that she is "someone I really love," before elaborating that he was hesitant to talk about the relationship in public out of fear of "damaging" what they had.

"I know that in the past I’ve hurt people and said things that I didn’t mean to make them happy in the moment. So now I’m just more so looking at the future, making sure I’m not damaging them," Bieber said. "What if Hailey ends up being the girl I’m gonna marry, right? If I rush into anything, if I damage her, then it’s always gonna be damaged."

03 of 09

MEGHAN MARKLE VISITED BUCKINGHAM PALACE TWO DECADES BEFORE MARRYING PRINCE HARRY

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Turns out the newest member of British royalty, Meghan Markle, played tourist outside Buckingham Palace when she was 15 years old, proving once more that fairy tales are real. Now, at 36, Meghan is the newly-minted Duchess of Sussex after exchanging vows with Prince Harry.

04 of 09

ELSA PATAKY HAS HAD A THOR TATTOO SINCE SHE WAS A TEEN

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Years before she'd meet husband Chris Hemsworth, the Tidelands star got a tattoo of the Thor symbol on her bicep. And little did she know at the time, she'd end up marrying the man who starred as that very character in the 2011 film, Thor. "Yes, it's about Thor and I ended up marrying who plays Thor!" she told Vogue Australia of her ink in a 2018 interview. "It is shocking how things in life [turn out]. I just liked that [symbol] and the legend he had was so beautiful and I wanted to keep it."

05 of 09

CAREY MULLIGAN & NOW-HUSBAND MARCUS MUMFORD WERE CHILDHOOD PEN PALS

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They may be happily married with kids now, but the singer and musician are no ordinary celebrity couple. Mulligan and Mumford were childhood pen pals and reconnected as adults in 2011.

06 of 09

JOE MANGANIELLO ONCE TOLD PEOPLE NOW-WIFE SOFIA VERGARA WAS HIS NO. 1 CRUSH

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The Magic Mike star admitted to PEOPLE that he developed a crush on Vergara after meeting at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in May 2014 – when she was on the arm of ex-fiancé Nick Loeb. "She's got the curves, she's got a beautiful face, beautiful hair, just gorgeous," he revealed, calling the Modern Family star his dream girl. "Naturally beautiful. She's feisty!"

07 of 09

KANYE WEST TOLD KIM KARDASHIAN HE WAS GOING TO MARRY HER …

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… oh, and did we mention this went down years before they first started dating in 2012? At a 2014 concert, the rapper told the audience: "I told Kim seven years ago I would marry her and I made it happen." West shared those same sentiments during an interview with Ryan Seacrest. "I just knew I wanted her to be my girl for a long time," West revealed. "I remember I saw a picture of her and Paris Hilton, and I remember telling my boy, 'Have you seen that girl Kim Kar-dijon?'"

08 of 09

KATE MARA KNEW SHE WAS GOING TO MARRY JAMIE BELL

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Okay, it's not exactly as romantic as it sounds, but it's still impressive considering Mara and Bell were just friends at the time. During a 2015 appearance on Watch What Happens Live, the cast of Fantastic Four played a round of Plead the Fifth in which the actress was asked which of her costars she'd shag, marry and kill. "I'm going to marry Jamie," she stated confidently.

In another appearance on the late-night Bravo show, Mara revealed she and her costar (and now-husband!) fell in love on the press tour for Fantastic Four, which included their previously mentioned interview. "It was because of you!" Mara exclaimed to host Andy Cohen, two years later.

09 of 09

IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT FOR STEPHEN COLBERT AND NOW-WIFE EVELYN

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Colbert knew instantly his wife, Evelyn, was "the one" when he saw her in a theater lobby and thought, "Her. That's your wife. You're going to marry her." The couple's love story began later near the buffet line at the show's after-party. "You will kick yourself for the rest of your life if you do not turn around and say hello to her," Colbert remembers saying to himself upon seeing Evelyn - with whom, the two later discovered, he had grown up.

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