15 Celebs You Might've Seen On Dating Apps Before Their Accounts Got Deleted Against Their Will

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A lot of celeb couples meet through work or friends, but a surprising number actually met through dating apps. However, some celebs will never have the chance to swipe right on "the one" because they've been barred from using the apps.

Here are 15 celebs who got kicked off dating apps and why:

1.In 2024, Zayn Malik told Nylon, "[Using Tinder has] not been too successful for me, I'll be honest. Everyone accused me of catfishing. They're like, 'What are you using Zayn Malik's pictures for?' I've been kicked off once or twice."

Zayn in patterned suit and open-collar shirt, standing with hands in pockets, blurred background

He also said that he's ceased trying to meet potential future partners online or in real life.

He said, "I'm really content and happy with being single for the first time in my life."

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2.During a 2024 appearance on Getting Grilled with Curtis Stone, Teri Hatcher said, "I've tried them all, and I tried my latest one. I tried Hinge...You know, I thought, I'm gonna say to the universe that I am open and vulnerable, and I'm putting myself out there. That's what I thought my gesture of joining that Hinge app would be. And then they kicked me off."

Teri in a shimmering dress with sheer sleeves, smiling on the event backdrop

3.In 2021, Leslie Jones tweeted, "Ok why did @hinge banned me I literally just signed up yesterday! And they don’t even tell you why. So fucking lame after taking my money! [sic]"

Leslie on a red carpet in an evening gown with a plunging neckline and high leg slit, wearing gloves

4.In 2022, Peyton List told Entertainment Tonight, "I went on a dating app, and I got kicked off because they thought I was a fraud. But it was me!"

Peyton in a patterned outfit with a faux fur collar coat at Nickelodeon's event

"And I was like, 'Oh my God, I'm trying out here. I'm trying to date someone that's not in the industry,'" she said.

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5.Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2019, Billy Eichner said, "I've been on Tinder for, like, seven years, and I'm very nice. I don't do anything naughty or weird, you know, I'm a normal person. They banned me all of a sudden. They didn't give me an explanation. They just said, 'You violated the terms of use.' And I said, 'I've been single for seven years; you violated the terms of use!' I didn't violate anything."

Billy Eichner in a suit with a corsage, posing on the red carpet

Then, in 2022, he told Late Night with Seth Meyers that, after he complained about Tinder booting him off a second time, they sent him a "depressing" care package. Watch him recount the story below, starting at the 5:10 mark:

6.After a breakup, Demi Lovato tried to reactivate their Raya account, only to get rejected from the app.

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7.In 2022, Lewis Capaldi told the podcast The Diary of a CEO, "I've just been kicked off of Tinder because, I think, people think I'm fake. So I've been kicked off of Bumble, Tinder, Hinge."

Lewis posing with hands clasped, wearing a button-up jacket and t-shirt at the 'Brit Awards'

"And Hinge is the one I really like. I love Tinder, Tinder's great, but Hinge is what I really want to get on, because I feel like, mid-20s, that's what people are on," he said.

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Here's the full interview, with this part starting at the 1:20:00 mark:

8.In a 2021 Instagram post, Paulina Porizkova said, "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."

Paulina Porizkova wearing a leather jacket over a striped top at an event

9.Appearing on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in 2020, Sam Smith said, "I joined this dating site called Hinge in the UK, and they chucked me off of it after one night cause they thought I was a catfish pretending to be me."

Sam wearing a suit with an asymmetrical jacket and silver rose on the red carpet

Here's the full clip, with this part starting at the 0:30 mark:

10.In 2018, Andy Cohen told The Ellen Show, "I am on Tinder, and 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 in a light suit at an NBCUniversal event

Here's the full clip, with this part starting at the 0:14 mark:

11.In a since-deleted tweet from 2019, Sharon Stone said, "I went on the @bumble dating sight 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 in a sequined dress at event

12.Quote tweeting Sharon Stone's post, singer Conor Maynard added, "This happened to me on both @Tinder and @hinge ... any help guys?"

Conor in sweatshirt with "JOYRICH" logo at an event

"The holiday period can be pretty lonely," he said.

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13.In 2021, Alicia Silverstone told The Drew Barrymore Show, "A few years ago, I tried to get on one of the dating apps, and I put up a fake profile because I wasn't comfortable yet being me. And then I got kicked off; I got banned."

Alicia Silverstone wearing a blazer, posing at an event

Watch Alicia describe her bad dating app experience below, starting at the 4:30 mark:

14.In 2018, Stassi Schroeder Clark tweeted, "Raya kicked me off twice over a year and a half ago for 'talking about it.'"

Stassi in turtleneck poses before a SiriusXM and Pandora backdrop

"No dating apps for me," she added.

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15.And finally, on a 2023 episode of his podcast IMPAULSIVE, Logan Paul said, "I tried that app, Raya, and within 24 hours, I got some matches. And within 24 hours, I was kicked off the app with a, like, put together user interface message that said, 'You have violated community guidelines. Because of this, Raya has decided not to...' And then that's it. That's how this ended."

ogan in a ring holding a microphone, wearing a varsity jacket, with an audience in the background

He said, "I believe they hand-selected me to get kicked off and banned forever from their platform. I didn't do anything..."

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Here's the full video, with this part starting at the 1:29:00 mark: