I’m not gonna tell you I’ve met a celebrity on GaG. At least not yet anyway. And if I did I wouldn’t spill their beans either. But I do want to say that they do actually come on sites like these in disguise, and I’ve met some in the past on other sites. A cup of tea and storytime, shall we?
“Why would a celebrity come on here? They have better things to do.”
This is something I’ve heard multiple people say across different platforms over the years when I discussed this, and the reality is: why wouldn't a celebrity want to participate? Just because they’re famous? If they can spend lots of time posting on Instagram, why wouldn't they also have better things to do than lending in their own two cents on sites like these, or at least looking for personal advice as well? Maybe they want a break from the lime light. Maybe they want to hang around the rest of us average folks for a change.
I can tell you for a fact that celebrities do. Just because they’re rich and famous doesn’t mean they don’t have thoughts, opinions, and a need for advice or someone to talk to like anyone else. They do, they just use names and avatars that will make you think they’re the next average guy/girl.
Before I go any further, I just want to make it clear that I am not worshipping or sympathizing with celebs by talking about all this. I am actually not one who cares about the lives of the rich and famous, nor do I aspire to be like them, I’m just saying they’re still human even outside of their glitz and glam.
I have met some celebrities in disguise before
On some other sites years back, I did have the pleasure of meeting some stars in disguise. One in particular I talked to all summer long one year, which was extremely enjoyable. I’ve told this story once before on another site, but I don’t want to give out her name to respect her privacy even now, and in case she’s here on GaG lol. What I will say is that back then she was still starting to go big, and now is one of the biggest, most famous stars of today. When we talked that summer, she even sent me a photo of herself holding up a piece of paper with both of our usernames on it. When we first started chatting I had this hunch of who she was and she was very surprised that I figured it out, but I kept it a secret for as long as we talked.
Before that, I met a few others on another forum, but they didn’t feel comfortable saying who they were, they were just surprised to know that I somehow had a feeling. I will say that I’ve always had this really weird psychic knack for knowing things or details about people I’ve talked to on the Internet for years, without even knowing what they look like. I don’t know why or how, I’ve just always had that. I’ve surprised so many people by guessing that they wear glasses, are a particular race or from a particular country, look like this or that, have this or that hair color, have big boobs, are in the military, etc. It’s actually how I made so many online friends in the past, and I have a lot of fond memories of those conversations even today. However, my psychic skills have gotten just a little rusty lol.
I remember talking to one very interesting woman - who you really could have deep conversations with - that I kept having a hunch was a country singer. Something about her just kept whispering that to me. When I asked her if she was she took some time to reply back and when she did she wondered why I thought that, and I said I just had a hunch. She too was surprised and pretty much did say she was a country singer but didn’t want to reveal exactly who. I didn’t push it, so we talked a little more, before she disappeared from that site altogether shortly after lol.
There was also a similar case with another woman who I felt vibrations of her being a journalist during a political debate we were having with another user. She too wondered why I thought that, and also confirmed that she worked for a major news network but wasn’t comfortable giving out her identity when I asked. After a few more exchanges, she also decided to disappear from that site as well.
If you meet a celebrity, just treat them like the next person and respect their privacy
I think being star struck is probably normal for most people when they meet a famous person, just don’t get too crazy with it. I remember looking completely stupid when Biggest Loser came to film at my gym years ago and I shook hands with Bob Harper, not knowing what to say. Although I suppose you could say I was caught off guard by the appearance.
I can say from my experiences that I really did enjoy having private conversations with these people online. As I said before, I am not a celebrity worshipper, and am not even a fan of most of them, but when you get to actually talk to them one on one in the privacy of your inbox, just the two of you away from the world, it’s very nice to be on a human level with them and know how they feel and what they think, and share opinions on life and the world. Just treat them like you would anyone else, even if they’re not stars you’re particularly fond of. Respect their privacy, let them trust you. Some of them are just looking for a friend or somebody to chill with for a minute, so go with it if you’re okay with that. And who knows, you might be lucky enough to develop a long-time friendship.