They Said 'What' ? 10 Pickup Lines Celebs Actually Used to Woo Their Lovers

From Nick and Priyanka to Henry and Liv, these celeb love stories all started with smooth (and not-so-smooth) opening lines

01 of 10

'I Think We Should Connect'

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Who Said It? Nick Jonas to Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Chopra Jonas revealed the opening line that kicked off her relationship with her now-husband while talking to Entertainment Tonight at a Bumble event. "I actually didn't make the first move — he did," she said. "He texted me. The first time was a text and just saying, 'I think we should connect,' and whatever and that's how we started talking.”

02 of 10

'Why Haven't You Said Hello to Me Yet?'

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Who Said it? Liv Lo Golding to Henry Golding

The Last Christmas star is endlessly grateful that his now-wife-of-three-years made a move in "the club" at a New Year's Eve party. "I saw her from afar and she was like this wild cat — and I was kind of just getting over my hangover from the day previous — and I was like, 'I have no time nor energy to spend on getting to know this girl,'" he explained on Live with Kelly and Ryan.

Since he was failing to approach her, Lo Golding decided to shoot her shot "halfway through the night" as the actor was heading to the bathroom. "She just steps in my way and she's like, 'Why haven't you said hello to me yet? I'm leaving tomorrow and you're never going to see me again — what are you going to do about it?'" he said.

The lovebirds hit it off at brunch the next day, and made it through a long distance relationship between Tokyo and Singapore before tying the knot. "It's hot when a girl just takes you pretty much by the collar," Golding said of the strategy that started it all.

03 of 10

'Whatever You're Looking for, You Don't Need It'

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Who Said It? Jason Sudeikis to Olivia Wilde

Sudeikis introduced himself at a Saturday Night Live after-after party. "I was there as the date of someone else," Wilde explained on The Howard Stern Show. "I was looking for this person, and [Sudeikis] said, 'Whatever you're looking for, you don't need it.' But he claims — he's like, 'It was true, it wasn't a line!'"

04 of 10

'I'm Sorry, What's Your Name Again?'

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Who Said It? Sam Asghari to Britney Spears

The singer's boyfriend of more than two years opened up about their romance in a new interview, revealing he broke the ice with Spears by using a little joke. "She said, 'Hi, I’m Britney,' and I said, 'I'm sorry. What's your name again?'" Asghari told Men's Health.

"I tried to be funny. I don't think anybody got it," he added.

05 of 10

'I Like You'

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Who Said It? John Krasinski to Emily Blunt

Krasinski pulled off a marriage with one of the most basic lines possible. "It was one of those things where I wasn't really looking for a relationship," he told Ellen DeGeneres. "Then I met her, and I was so nervous. I was like, 'Oh god, I think I'm going to fall in love with her.' As I shook her hand I went, 'I like you!' So if anyone is looking to pick up a girl, that's the way to do it."

06 of 10

'You Look Sexy AF'

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Who Said It? Alex Rodriguez to Jennifer Lopez

J.Lo agreed to have dinner with Rodriguez after a chance run-in. "I didn't know if it was a date," he explained in their Vanity Fair story. "She told me around the third or fourth inning that she was single ... I went to the bathroom and got enough courage to send her a text." Added Lopez: "So I'm sitting there and he's walking back, and I get a text. It says, 'You look sexy AF.'"

The stars announced their engagement in March 2019.

07 of 10

'Are You Here for Business or Are You Here Just to Meet Me?'

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Who Said It? Jussi-Pekka Kajaala to Adam Rippon

"We met, like, a few months ago, and we've been chatting for awhile," the Olympic figure skater told PEOPLE. "We matched on Tinder in Finland when I was there for a competition, and his opening line was, 'Are you here for business, or are you here just to meet me?' Pushy. I took the bait."

08 of 10

'Hey, Where'd You Get That Water?'

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Who Said It? Drew Scott to Linda Phan

The Property Brothers star noticed his now-wife at a Toronto Fashion Week event. "She was wearing a big cop badge and giving out tickets for 'bad' fashion,'" Scott recalled to PEOPLE. "My sister and I were backstage looking for pizza and having some water, and Drew came up to me and said, 'Hey, where'd you get that water?'" Phan added.

09 of 10

'Would You Ever Consider Dating a Gangster Rapper?'

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Who Said It? Ice-T to Coco Austin

The rapper first encountered his now-wife on a set. According to Ice, he "struggled to remain calm" after laying eyes on her. "I said, 'Would you ever consider dating a gangster rapper?'" he told NuvoTV, explaining it was a joke about his outfit for the role. "And I go, 'Oh, well, if he's nice," Austin said. The Law & Order: SVU star's response? "I said, 'Well, baby, you take the 'n' off 'nice,' you get Ice.'"

10 of 10

'Are You Going to Call Me?'

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Who Said It? Margot Robbie to a Random Waiter

"I was out to dinner, I was walking out, [and] I was like, 'Are you going to call me?' He's like, 'Call you? I don't have your number.' And then I grabbed a pen and wrote my number on his arm," Robbie, who is now married to Tom Ackerley, told Extra. "It went so smoothly and things never go smoothly for me, so I was really psyched about it."

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