Steve Carell and Kelly Clarkson finally met in real life last night, 13 years after the former yelled the latter’s name out in a now-iconic The 40 Year Old Virgin scene.
Carell’s character undergoes a particularly painful chest waxing in the comedy hit, screaming as he goes. At one point, he screams “KELLY CLARKSON” in lieu of a swear word (below) – a line that’s since become iconic.
Fans eagerly noticed the pair laughing and joking together at last night’s Golden Globe Awards, before they posted a photo of themselves together, subsequently sending the internet into a frenzy. Check out a bunch of the best reactions below.
Recently, Kelly Clarkson opened up about her struggles with mental health, weight and body image.
The singer – who won the first season of American Idol in 2002 – recently spoke to Attitude about the “dark time” in her early career, saying: “When I was really skinny, I wanted to kill myself. I was miserable, like inside and out, for four years of my life. But no one cared, because aesthetically you make sense.”
“It was a very dark time for me,” Clarkson added. “I thought the only way out was quitting. I like wrecked my knees and my feet because all I would do is put in headphones and run. I was at the gym all the time.”
Clarkson went on to say that she realised things needed to change around the release of her third album ‘My December’ in 2007. “There’s a song on ‘My December’ called Sober. There’s this line ‘picked the weeds but kept the flowers’ and I just live my life by that because you are who you surround yourself with,” she said.