I once tried to set up two of my good friends. It really couldn’t have gone worse. The chick wasn’t interested and my guy friend drank way too much and ended up picking a fight with her. The night ended in tears, and I vowed never to play matchmaker again. But some celebrities seem to have a gift. Take Oliver Stone, who set up Carey Mulligan and Shia LaBeouf. The costars met on the set of “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” and Stone took total credit saying, “It was all thanks to me.” He is happy about the romance because it made the couple’s love scenes more realistic.
Since we made our slideshow of celebs who’ve played cupid, a few more famous folks have shown off their matchmaking prowess. After the jump, check out some other celebs who’ve kick-started celebrity romances.
- In 2005, it was reported that the late Heath Ledger got Jude Law and Sienna Miller back together. He persuaded Sienna to give ole jerkface Jude a second chance after he cheated on her with his children’s nanny. We don’t quite understand how Heath pulled it off, but he must have been very, very persuasive.
- You’d think Nelson Mandela would have better things to do but earlier this month, he tried to set former Spice Girl Melanie Brown up with his cousin. Mel said, “Nelson Mandela was trying to pawn me off to date one of his cousins. I was trying to say to him I’m not really interested and he said, ‘No, no, no. Come and meet him right now’.”
- In 2009, an X Factor couple was having very public marital strife. Kirsty Weightman and Jack Stuckey, both 19, agreed to give things another go with cajoling from judge Simon Cowell. Who knew he had a soft spot somewhere?
If you’ve ever played matchmaker, tell us how it went.