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13 female stars on how fame changed their love lives

'No one ever asks me out...'

Being a woman in Hollywood is a real struggle, but if the gender wage gap and body image pressures weren’t enough, it turns out having a celebrity status can also make dating an impossibility.

These women prove that fame doesn’t exempt them from awkward first dates, unanswered calls and a fear of coming on too strong…

1. Emma Watson
‘I don’t date people who are famous, and I don’t think it’s fair that, all of a sudden, intimate details of their personal life are public as a direct result of me.’

2. Jennifer Lawrence
‘No one ever asks me out. I am lonely every Saturday night. Guys are so mean to me. I know where it’s coming from, I know they’re trying to establish dominance, but it hurts my feelings. I’m just a girl who wants you to be nice to me. I am straight as an arrow. I feel like I need to meet a guy, with all due respect, who has been living in Baghdad for five years who has no idea who I am.’

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3. Katy Perry
‘It’s not that they have to be famous, although there’s a level of understanding when they’re in the same business, you know? They understand what it means when you’re tired from a show or the tour’s exhausting you or if an interview went wrong — they know all the ins and outs, so you can just walk into the house with a certain face and they understand, you know? Rather than, like, having to explain everything and that takes two, three hours.’

4. Selena Gomez
‘I think people would think it’s kind of dumb [to date me]. Nobody would want to throw themselves into that situation where it was so heightened publicly. Why would they?’

5. Rihanna
‘It’s definitely going to be a challenge when I do pursue a relationship. But I have hope!’

6. Jennifer Aniston
‘I’m a human being, having a human experience in front of the world. I wish it weren’t in front of the world. I try really hard to rise above it.’

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7. Hailey Baldwin
‘I don’t want attention out of dating somebody. It’s hard to date somebody in this industry. You have to have really thick skin and be very strong.’

8. Taylor Swift
‘I went out on a normal amount of dates in my early 20s, and I got absolutely slaughtered for it. And it took a lot of hard work and altering my decision-making. I didn’t date for two and a half years. Should I have had to do that? No.’

9. Kendall Jenner
‘I just like to keep my private life private. I try my best, but at the same time, I try not to let being out with someone affect my everyday life. If I want to go out and grab a smoothie with a friend who’s a male, I’m not gonna let the paparazzi stop me from doing that and living my life and just being a normal person.’

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10. Miley Cyrus
‘If you’re trying to have a normal date and then you’re getting flashed and [in the tabloids] it’s like “Mystery Man.” So it kind of turned me into a hermit, which my dad is—like, borderline socially unacceptable—and I never want to become like that.’

11. Lady Gaga
‘I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, ‘Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the fucking deli without hearing or seeing me.’

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