Raya is far from your average dating app.
Officially launched in 2015, Raya – billed as an “online membership community for dating, networking and making new friends” – quickly became known as the Exclusive app for A to C list influencers, artists and celebrities looking to find love, an affair – or maybe even an agent.
Matthew Perry and Ben Affleck recently had an online exam to be on the app, but they’re far from the only celebrities trying the exclusive service.
Check out 15 celebrities who have signed up for Raya over the years. Good slip!
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Matthew Perry found himself at the center of a minor controversy when TikTok user Kate Haralson posted a video the “Friends” star sent her after a correspondence on Raya in May 2020.
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Haralson, who was 19 when she paired up with Perry, 51, told Page Six: “A lot of people were saying I’m a bully and being mean for posting this, and it made me feel a little wrong, but at the same time, I feel like a lot of guys in Hollywood are talking to all these young girls and that’s something I think a lot of people should be aware of. ”
In October 2019, Page Six exclusively reported that Ben Affleck was on the app. He confirmed his membership in May 2021 after responding to a user who did not match the celebrity because she assumed his account was fake.
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“Nivine, why did you argue with me? the award-winning actor asked in a video he later sent to him. ” It’s me. “
Demi Lovato revealed in her documentary, “Simply Complicated,” that she signed up for the app after she split from Wilmer Valderrama in 2016. She then deleted the app and was kicked out of the highly selective service after she tried to join her.
Channing Tatum joined Raya after his split from British singer Jessie J in November 2019. The ‘Magic Mike’ actor’s profile reportedly read at the time: ‘And yes, I was a stripper. Sorry, ”with the shrug emoji.
D’Angelo’s “Brown Sugar” would have been his profile song.
John Mayer joined the app in 2016 and reportedly turned his profile picture into a photo slideshow on a Neil Young song.
In April 2019, Lizzo revealed to Busy Phillips on “Busy Tonight” that she had joined Raya in hopes of corresponding with John Mayer.
She has since shot her photo to Chris Evans on Instagram.
Nick Kroll met his wife, landscape designer Lily Kwong, on Raya in 2018. The couple kept a low profile until announcing they were expecting in October 2020. A month later, they confirmed their marriage on Instagram.
They welcomed their son in January 2021, although they have yet to announce the little one’s name.
Actress Chelsea Handler called Raya “her favorite app” during the pandemic because she needed “to take action” to get by with her sanity intact.
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“It’s very circular,” she told Glamor in October 2020. “You go through the same group of people, like every six months. of course my body is still working. So I’m trying to get something done. ”
During his September 2020 appearance on “Watch What Happens Live,” Drew Barrymore spoke about his experience on the dating app.
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“Me too, I did terribly,” she told Andy Cohen. “I got up, and I didn’t correspond with anyone. And my friends gave me that kind of bloated feeling of false confidence. They were like, “You should try it. You will do very well. It was a car wreck. ”
John Cusack reportedly added 35 different women he met on Raya to a WhatsApp group chat in 2019.
He later called the cat a “strange glitch,” insisting it was accidental.
One of the first users of the service, Courtney Love was spotted on the app in December 2015.
Another early supporter, Kelly Osbourne’s Raya profile was leaked on Instagram in the summer of 2015.
Keke Palmer told Harpers Bazaar in March 2020 that her brief experience on Raya felt more like “networking” than dating, and that she preferred to hang out with people who are not in the entertainment business.
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Prior to marrying “Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas was spotted looking for love on the celebrity app.
Designer Alexander Wang was spotted on the app in 2016.