It may seem like celebrities have it easy when it comes to their dating life, but it just might be a little more difficult than you’d expect! When famous folks turn to dating apps to meet someone new, things can get complicated – particularly when their prospective dates think they’re getting catfished!
A few celebs have even gotten banned from their dating app of choice when it’s flagged by users that they may not be who they say they are. And while things are usually eventually sorted out for the celeb, it definitely puts a damper on the whole experience!
Find out why these celebs got kicked off a dating app...
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YouTuber James Charles once tweeted that his account had been deleted by Tinder several times, despite actually being a verified profile. Since no one had responded to his messages asking for help, he turned to Twitter — and it seems like things eventually were resolved as he deleted the tweet.
“Hey @Tinder can you please stop deleting my account that I’m paying for??!! maybe if your customer service that I’ve emailed 4 times didn’t f**king suck we could’ve avoided this!!!!!” James wrote in the now-deleted message.
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Leslie Jones says she was kicked off Hinge just a day after signing up for the app. She took to Twitter to express her discontent with the situation and thankfully Hinge replied and was able to get things sorted out for her
“Ok why did @hinge banned me I literally just signed up yesterday! And they don’t even tell you why. So f**king lame after taking my money! WTF?!” Leslie tweeted before Hinge helped her out.
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During the pandemic, Sam Smith says that they joined some dating apps to look for love. Unfortunately after joining Hinge, they were immediately banned! While Andy Cohen suggested they join Tinder so they could get a verified profile, Hinge also reached out to make things right.
“I’ve gone on all the apps and stuff...I joined this dating site called Hinge and they chucked me off of it after one night because they thought I was a catfish pretending to be me,” Sam said on “Watch What Happens Live.”
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Andy Cohen can’t seem to make things work with dating apps! He’s admitted that he’s been kicked off of both Tinder and a gay dating app because they think he’s impersonating himself.
“There is a gay dating app that I’m on that I keep getting kicked off of because they think I’m impersonating ‘Andy Cohen,’ and they’re like, ‘Your photos don’t meet our guidelines’ and I keep trying. I’m like, ‘No! It is me,’” Andy said on “The Ellen Show.”
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Former supermodel Paulina Porizkova revealed that she’s been banned by Hinge on two separate occasions. When she first joined, she used her real information and was immediately banned from the app. Then she was encouraged by a friend to sign up using a nickname, which temporarily worked until she was banned again! She finally turned to Instagram to try to get some assistance with the situation.
“OK. What’s up , @hinge ?I signed up a while back, and was booted off instantly because I had violated guidelines. I didn’t even get to post my photo. My name, it seems, is against guidelines? I called, I emailed. No one bothered to reply. Then , a friend suggested I use a different phone number and my nickname. I got a few nice dates that way. And boom, now when I need it- I discover @hingehas booted me off again! What’s a lady to do?” Paulina wrote.
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Billy Eichner was a longtime user of Tinder but one day, he unexpectedly found himself banned from the app. He explained that while he didn’t really get an explanation about why it happened, he believes it’s because he’s a public figure and people may have reported him as a catfish.
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Even though Sharon Stone encouraged Alicia Silverstone to join a dating app, she actually got banned from Bumble herself. Sharon took to Twitter to try to get the issue remedied and a representative from the app promised to get things back up and running for her.
“I went on the @bumble dating sight [sic] and they closed my account. Some users reported that it couldn’t possibly be me! Hey @bumble, is being me exclusionary ? Don’t shut me out of the hive,” Sharon tweeted.
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Alicia Silverstone has been banned from dating apps more than once! When she first signed up for an account, she used a fake profile because she wasn’t sure she wanted to share her identity with the world. Her tactic got her kicked off but she didn’t give up! She tried again as her true self and ended up with a date — but got banned before she could even find out the details.
“I tried again, I got the courage up because I heard that you were on, and I heard that Sharon Stone was on, so I was like, 'Well, if they can be on, I can be on.' So I went on as myself and it took a lot of courage to do it. And then I did it and I had a date with someone planned and the day I went in to find out about the date where we were meeting or whatever, I had been banned. Poor guy. I got kicked off as myself too,” Alicia said on "The Drew Barrymore Show.”