It wasn’t too long when chatting with your favorite celebs was a dream, but now, with the power of social media you can instantly DM your favorite celebs (and vice versa) just like these celebs who changed lives with a DM and you never know what might happen next!
1. Halsey and her Fans
Halsey DMs her fans on the regular, whether it’s making them laugh with drunk selfies or supporting their emotions. “My DMs are always open to my fans who want to discuss how they feel or find solace in a slight distraction. Send love,” she posted after the presidential election.
2. Jake T. Austin and girlfriend Danielle Ceaser
Ceasar reportedly fangirled over the Disney Channel alumnus for years via social media. Presumably, some DMs had to be exchanged at some point, because now they’re officially dating. “It doesn’t matter how you meet someone — on set, in a coffee shop, at school or in the business. Sometimes you connect with people at the right moment and you just click,” Austin told in January 2016. One year later, they’re still going strong.
3. Rihanna and video co-star Sanam
Rihanna found Sanam, her partner-in-crime for the “Bitch Better Have My Money” music video, on Instagram’s Explore page. She DMed her — “I think you’re so fucking rare,” she wrote — and within 48 hours, Sanam was in Los Angeles for the shoot. Ya girl moves quick.
4. Justin Bieber and various Beliebers
To get everyone pumped for new music, Bieber has made a habit of sliding into fans’ DMs with lyrics to upcoming songs. He first did it with “What Do You Mean?” then with “Cold Water.” Though this isn’t as life-changing as, say, helping someone launch their career, a new Bieber album is a major event for a die-hard stan.
5. Rihanna and stylist Farren Fucci
Sanam isn’t the only collaborator Rih’s found via DM. She also found stylist Farren Fucci — who’s responsible for this green-haired look — on IG. “[Rihanna’s] the one who pushed me to keep doing wardrobe styling because when I would DM her, she would be like ‘You have a great eye and hopefully I’ll work with you one day.’ That really motivated me,” Fucci said in an interview.
6. Taylor Swift and superfan Rebekah Bortniker
Taylor sent quite the care package to Bortniker, a dedicated Swiftie on Tumblr. After sending her personal info over private message, Bortniker reportedly opened her door to a bodyguard delivering a handwritten note, necklace, and a check for $1,989 to pay off her student loans. Casual.
7. Kylie Jenner and makeup artist Ariel Tejada
Considering her love of selfies, it makes total sense that Kylie discovered her makeup artist on Instagram. After seeing Ariel’s work, Kylie DMed Ariel a picture of a black screen with the message: “Look, whenever you’re in L.A., I want to work with you, let me know.” A week later, he flew to L.A., helped her get ready for an event, and the rest is history.