That Time I Met…Tales Of Celeb Stories

Celeb Stories Link Up

Celeb Stories Link Up
When Emelia emailed me about a celebrity stories link-up, I was instantly excited. Most people have some type of story about meeting/seeing/being related to some sort of celeb whether they are A-list or D-list, it’s still fun to hear the stories! I am really excited to read everyone’s story and see who you had the chance to meet!

I have met/interacted with a few celebrities, and every time I have the same reaction- cotton mouth and being frozen. It does not fail, I am stopped in my tracks and have no idea how to make words, at least it makes for a fun story?

Lets start with the very best on this list…Zac Efron! Several years ago while I was in LA with my mom, we were going to Geisha House, Ashton Kutcher’s restaurant in Hollywood. We have went to dinner here each time we go to Cali and we love it. We were walking in and Zac Efron was talking to the valet. I noticed him, stopped moving and then my mom asked why I stopped. At this point I had to keep walking into the restaurant, as I was walking in, Vanessa Hudgens was walking out which confirmed my fears. I had just completely missed an opportunity to say something to ZAC EFRON, I could have said ANYTHING and I didn’t. So here I am living with one of the biggest regrets.

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During another trip to LA, me and my mom went to Lisa Vanderpumps restaurant, SUR. Her show had just been announced, and I don’t think an episode had come out yet. We attempted to go to Villa Blanca but the wait was really long, so we gave SUR a try. We sat outside on the patio and guess who shows up…Lisa and Ken! They were actually filming her pulling up and walking into the restaurant. After they filmed everything, my mom asked if we could get a photo, because ya know I was frozen and couldn’t speak. After my mom got a photo, Lisa asked if I wanted one too. YES PLEASE! So this is a photo I actually have with a celebrity.

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We clearly have luck in California because during another trip we went to DASH in Calabasas. We talked to the gals working and started to leave, and that was when Khloe walked in. My first thought was wow, she is so much skinner then she looks on TV (this was at the start of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians), and then I realized I couldn’t speak, so again I walked away. Once my mom came outside, we turned around and right in front of us was Kourtney. She was SO sweet and took a photo with my mom, she asked if I wanted one and I said no…seriously, why the heck did I say no?! I used to be skinny then too 😉

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Moving on from celebs in LA, one time we were planning a day trip to New York City with some of my friends. They came over around 9pm and we were all going to sleep in the living room around 11, and then my mom came running down the steps. She happened to be on Facebook and saw that Miley Cyrus would be on Good Morning America the next day, this was right after the Hannah Montana Movie had come out and I was a HUGE Miley Cyrus fan. I still have and use my Hannah Montana house key. So we changed our plans, and left for NYC at 1am to arrive by 3:30am. We waited in line for 2 hours to get inside and we were the very last people to be allowed in. After Miley did her interview RIGHT in front of us, she walked around and took photos with everyone in the room. Something happened to the camera and my photo with her wasn’t saved, but I do have the terrible one above.

I used to be a huge band stalked with one of my friends so we have met several musicians as well. The Goo Goo Dolls (I met them with my mom), everyone from Simple Plan, everyone from All Time Low & The Maine, and several others. It’s so funny to think back to the nights when we waited hours and hours after concerts. I have also partied with many members of the Ravens (this was the coolest night ever), chatted with Ray Lewis, talked to Justin Tucker at a gas station and various other signs that I am too obsessed with those Baltimore boys.


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  • Reply Annie

    You have met SO many celebrities! And GOOD ONES too! I seriously have never bet a celebrity. I’ve gotten pictures with obscure band members from indie bands I used to like and when we were on our honeymoon, we literally physically ran into Andy Dick, who is a total D list celebrity and you would only know him if you Googled him, and even then you may not even know who he is… One time last year, an Orioles player (who was totally a bench warmer and if you aren’t a HUGE Orioles fan you wouldn’t even know his name) was signing stuff at a sports store within walking distance from my house. Brandon took me and I was so shy that I turned right away and walked out. I don’t think I’m made to meet celebrities!

    I just can’t believe it. You have such a cool life! (:

    May 20, 2016 at 9:26 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I totally know who Andy Dick is, he is a crazy ball os sass haha. I want to hear the story of how that happened! One of the times I met Justin Tucker, he was pumping gas right behind us and I literally wouldn’t get out of the car until Dave made me. I screamed congratulations in his face (they won the super bowl 3 months before) asked for a photo and then ran back into the car. I just didn’t know what to do with my life, then I couldn’t stop talking about it haha. Zac Efron though, biggest regret ever 😉

      May 23, 2016 at 8:21 am
  • Reply Lauren

    The Zac Efron story is still one of my absolute favorites of all time! Although you should totally dedicate a whole post to the Justin Tucker story sometime, as it is also one of my faves!

    May 20, 2016 at 10:30 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I still can’t believe I did absolutely nothing when one of my FAVORITE celebs was right there! I think I will tell the JT story sometime!

      May 23, 2016 at 8:21 am
  • Reply Meg Taylor

    Holy moly, you’ve had so many celeb sightings! In terms of musicians and movie stars, I’m around zero, but if you were counting baseball players, I could tell a few tales 😉

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

    May 20, 2016 at 10:45 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Baseball players totally count! I still can’t believe that I said nothing to Zac Efron, every time I see a movie with him I am again reminded of my biggest mistake.

      May 23, 2016 at 8:22 am
  • Reply Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    I am LOVING all these encounters. KOURTNEY is my faaaavorite, and Lisa too! How fun! Your stories are making my day, so so fun Macy!

    May 20, 2016 at 11:12 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I couldn’t believe how small Kourtney was, my mom is 5’8 and she was just so so tiny. I don’t even know which encounter was my favorite, it would absolutely be Zac Efron if I had said SOMETHING.

      May 23, 2016 at 8:23 am
  • Reply Christine Everyday

    Haha, that is a pretty awful photo of Miley. But wow, you’ve met a ton of celebrities!

    May 20, 2016 at 11:29 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Isn’t it!! I forgot to mention that I asked her to sign my phone and she said “omg you want me to sign your phone, that is so cute” and then she didn’t haha.

      May 23, 2016 at 8:24 am
  • Reply Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    I can’t believe that you met so many people when you were in LA! I feel like every time we’re in a city that’s known for having celebs (LA and NYC) we never run into any of them, except for seeing Ken at PUMP and seeing their son at SUR last year. I totally couldn’t think of a story to share for this linkup today, but then I remembered that I had met Theresa and Joe Guidice from RHNJ when she was doing a book signing in Houston. It was right before her trial and going to jail too!

    May 20, 2016 at 2:28 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      It seems like every time I try and hunt for people in NYC or LA, I never find them, so I should stop trying haha. OMG your story reminded me of when I met Lauren Conrad at her book signing! How were Theresa and Joe? Did she seem nervous about anything? What crazy timing!!

      May 23, 2016 at 8:25 am
  • Reply Kelsey Sheron

    I’ve literally never met a celebrity by chance, but I have been to a Lauren Conrad book signing but she wasn’t taking photos with people. Instead I got creepy stalker photos of her coming down the escalator and then later sitting behind a desk signing books lol

    May 20, 2016 at 3:40 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Which book signing of hers did you go to? I went to one in NYC for her very first book and she was allowing photos then, I totally forgot about that story! Were you able to talk to her still? She was so sweet when we finally got the chance to say hi. I’m pretty sure that is my favorite celebrity encounter!

      May 23, 2016 at 8:26 am
  • Reply Jenn

    I totally mixed up my days and thought this was next friday 🙁 but I get the same way every time, too – total cotton mouth haha! Love the Zach Efron story. I think if I saw him now I’d just stare and drool!

    May 20, 2016 at 7:25 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      No worries!! I wish I could overcome my fear, I just lose control of my mouth and limbs haha. Oh man if I saw Zac Efron now I don’t even know what I would do. Probably faint.

      May 23, 2016 at 8:27 am
  • Reply Jacquelyn @ Lowcountry Mama

    I’ve never met anyone haha.. I took a dance class from one of J-Lo’s ex husbands once but she has like 25 so who cares right lol. I’m surprised that Kourtney Kardashian actually looks as pretty in your pics as she does in the media!

    May 20, 2016 at 9:08 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I think that still counts 😉 Right! She was really nice too, it was surprising to see just how tiny she was in person too.

      May 23, 2016 at 8:28 am
  • Reply Megan

    Literally laughing right now reading all the people you’ve met and how you’ve frozen. I would have probably done the same thing. I LOVE the photo of you and Lisa. She looks AMAZING!

    May 22, 2016 at 8:52 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I just don’t know why I can’t speak?! It’s terrifying to me in that moment haha. Lisa was so sweet, I seriously can only dream of looking like her when I am her age, heck even now!

      May 23, 2016 at 8:29 am
  • Reply Anne @ Love the Here and Now

    Wow! You have met quite a few! The only celebrity I have ever been close to was riding an elevator with Sir Paul McCartney and his daughter Beatrice in NYC.

    May 23, 2016 at 8:45 pm
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