8 A-List Celebrities Who Have Dipped Into The C-List Dating Pool

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Lots of A-listers exclusively date people within their own social ring of Hollywood, which is why it's so notable when others venture outside of the lines and date someone —gasp— less famous. It is truly a scandal of humongous proportions and, before you know it, anonymous sources are coming out of the woodworks left and right with stories of love, romance, and “taking things slow.” Because it's exactly like if they had fallen in love with a normal, except with the added bonus of having their own IMDb page.

So, just for kicks, let's take a look at a bunch of really, ridiculously famous celebrities who make no bones about dating someone much less famous than themselves. Call it social charity, if you will.

1. Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake People's Choice Awards Press Room January 8 2014

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Who He Dated: Jessica Biel

These two even went and got wed in holy matrimony. Although the constant talk of their looming divorce might be a red flag that Justin misses the days of his mutually A-list, sometimes Canadian-tuxedo-wearing relationship.

2. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber American Music Awards November 18 2012 Los Angeles California

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Who He Dated: Selena Gomez

There's not one doubt in my mind that anyone even cares about Selena as a direct result of her odd, odd relationship with Justin.

3. Katy Perry

Katy Perry MOCA Anniversary Gala March 29 2014 Los Angeles CA

(Photo: Brian To/WENN)

Who She Dated: Riff Raff

Katy Perry decided to show John Mayer how much better off she was after their breakup by… dating Riff Raff? I'm sorry, sentences like that usually end differently.

4. Britney Spears

Britney Spears Los Angeles California July 28 2013

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Who She Dated: Kevin Federline

And then got married to and had kids with him! Basically, she was chin-deep in the C-list pool for a while there. Some might even say this relationship was her chance at testing out the D-list waters.

5. Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise Jameson Empire Film Awards March 30 2014 London England

Who He Dated: Katie Holmes

“But she was on Dawson's Creek!” you say. But, let's be honest. Would Suri have such a loyal and fervent following if not for Tom rescuing Katie from a life of obscurity? The answer is no.

6. Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Empire State Building Lighting February 13 2014 NYC

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Who She Dated: Nick Cannon

know that he's obscenely rich, but there's nothing like having Mariah's wealth and fame to make a person that rich look like the benefactor in a relationship.

7. Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey Book Signing How Roland Rolls Los Angeles CA October 26 2013

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Who He Dated: Jenny McCarthy

Did anyone understand this? Did you understand this? Did Jim understand this?

8. Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence attending SAG Awards February 2014

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Who She Dated: Nicholas Hoult

Sorry Nick, but I don't make the rules. And the rules say that falling on red carpets ups your star power, so untie those laces and get to stumbling.