Sunday’s 75th annual Golden Globe Awards made for a lot of firsts. It was the first time many celebrities dressed in all black to support a cause, the first time we got to see Tom Hanks act as a waiter and, clearly, it was also the first time Kelly Clarkson got the chance to meet Meryl Streep.
Upon concluding an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Clarkson spotted Streep in the crowd, and her reaction was priceless. “Oh my god!” she exclaimed, as many of us would. From there, the former “American Idol” winner proceeded to freak out, also as many of us would.
“Can I meet you?” Clarkson asked the three-time Oscar winner. “I’m such a fan! I love every one [of your movies], I’ve adored you since I was like eight,” she gushed.
Based on the photos of their interaction, Streep was very kind and even gave Clarkson a hug. So, we’d call that fangirl moment a total success! Watch Clarkson’s reaction to seeing Streep below. It’s so genuine!
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For good reason, people on social media were in love with the moment when Clarkson totally lost her cool.
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The two seemed to have a lovely conversation.
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People online can totally relate to Clarkson in this moment. Many are calling this special meeting “relatable,” and I think we can pretty much all agree.
Clarkson discussed her total love of the acting icon in a video before the Golden Globes event went down, calling the actress her “spirit animal,” and admitting that she’s “obsessed” with the star. How cute!
“Meryl Streep has four children, and I have four children, and I think that’s cool … One of her daughters has the same birthday as one of my daughters, River. June 12!” Clarkson said in the video. “It sounds creepy [that I know that]. I hope she doesn’t run from me tomorrow! I just really love her. I feel like we can be friends.”
Apparently, Streep and Clarkson did get along really well on the red carpet. We’re so happy these two got to meet!