30+ Celebrities Who Surprised Their Fans By Hilariously Trolling Them

Have you ever been nervous about meeting your favorite celebrity because you thought it would be a total letdown? Sometimes they are in bad moods, or just want some privacy, so approaching them feels uncomfortable. Other times though, meeting your celebrity idols can be the best experience ever – especially if they’re the ones meeting you! These are the celebrities with the best sense of humor who decided to jump in on their fans’ photos with a hilarious little surprise of their own.

1. She Took A Danny DeVito Cut Out To Prom So He Brought Her To Paddy’s Pub

This girl might not have gotten asked to the prom, but she certainly had the best date out of everyone in her school. She took a cardboard cutout of Danny DeVito as her prom date, and we can’t think of anyone more suited to take. Don’t they look like such a lovely pairing? She even posted her pictures to Twitter, and someone special replied. 

She Took A Danny DeVito Cut Out To Prom So He Brought Her To Paddy's Pub

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Danny Devito decided to repay her for taking him to prom by bringing a cardboard cutout of her to Paddy’s Pub from It’s Always Sunny In Philidelphia. It is hilarious that he went and had this cutout made of some random girl on the internet. She must have felt very special to be his date to the bar. 

2. This Restaurant Offered Liam Neeson Free Food And He Showed Up

This restaurant posted their chalkboard sign to Twitter, saying, “Liam Neeson eats here for free,” and little did they know he would actually show up. Once he saw the post, he had to go to the restaurant to see if they would really give him a free meal. 

This Restaurant Offered Liam Neeson Free Food And He Showed Up

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While Liam Neeson can clearly afford to pay for his own meals, they did say he eats for free, so the restaurant has to fulfill that promise. If he did get free food, we hope he at least tipped the wait staff well. This restaurant should write other celebrity names and see who shows up. 

3. Bill Gates Photobombed An Unsuspecting Fan

This guy is a huge fan of Bill Gates and wanted to take a picture next to the Microsoft sign. He didn’t realize that Bill Gates was in the building and standing right behind him, but we are sure he was about to get the biggest surprise of his life. Gates is so generous that he even donated his face for this man’s picture. 

Bill Gates Photobombed An Unsuspecting Fan

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The tech giant is someone who you wouldn’t associate with trolling, but even billionaires can get in on the internet fun. We are guessing this man turned around and was completely starstruck once he realized Gates was standing there. ×

4. Arnold Schwarzenegger Scared Fans At The Wax Museum

At Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, there is a wax figure of Arnold Schwarzenegger as the terminator. One day he decided he was going to pull a prank on all his unsuspecting fans. He got dressed up in his costume and had to stand completely still until the perfect moment arrived to scare his fans. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger Scared Fans At The Wax Museum

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They were not only frightened by his sudden movement, but they were also so excited that Arnold Schwarzenegger was standing within breathing distance. It must have been hard not to laugh as people ran away in fear once they saw the wax figure move. What a mix of emotions. 

5. Barak Obama Posed With A Boy Who Fell Asleep At His Father’s Day Event

When you are in the presence of Barak Obama, it would probably be best to try and stay awake. This little boy failed, but luckily Barak Obama has a sense of humor, and he understands that little kids don’t always make it through a meal without having a nap in the middle. 

Barak Obama Posed With A Boy Who Fell Asleep At His Father's Day Event

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Although he didn’t take offense to the child sleeping at his event, he wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity for a funny photo op. Not only did Barak get an amusing photo, but he also made everyone in the room laugh, and now we can all reminisce on his days in office. 

6. Tom Hanks Takes Photos With Drunk Fans

Tom Hanks is always a good sport when it comes to interacting with his fans. When these folks spotted him at a restaurant, they wanted to make the most of their interaction, so they stole his glasses and pretended to be drunk. If there is any celebrity you would want to see in public, it is definitely Tom Hanks. 

Tom Hanks Takes Photos With Drunk Fans

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It would have been so much better if they both pretended to be wasted, but at least they got these awesome photos. If you are lucky enough to make Tom Hanks laugh, you have truly made it in life. This is officially their peak, and life is just downhill from here. 

7. When Beyonce Says, “Whatever Face You Make, I’ll Make” You Have To Be Creative

If you are ever lucky enough to meet queen Bey, you need to get a selfie as this guy did. Beyonce said to him, “Whatever face you make, I’ll make.” That is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and if you ever get the chance, make the most of the situation by having Beyonce make a silly face. 

When Beyonce Says, "Whatever Face You Make, I'll Make" You Have To Be Creative

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If the guy had more time to think, he should have made a kissy-face towards her just to see if she would do one back. Jay Z probably wouldn’t be happy about that, but it would definitely be worth the shot for this guy. There are only so many special moments when you get to meet a superstar like Beyonce, so don’t waste them. 

8. Elijah Wood Got A Piggy Back Ride From His Fan

In the most delightful way possible, Elijah Wood looks like a wooden doll in this photo. He just seems so light and innocent on this woman’s back, but she seems to be enjoying it. Wood is always nice when he meets fans, and he is willing to take the weirdest pictures possible. 

Elijah Wood Got A Piggy Back Ride From His Fan

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This almost looks like Elijah Wood is her little brother, and their parents forced them to take a family photo for the Christmas card. It is so much more pleasant when you meet a celebrity that you look up to, and they are actually a decent human being. 

9. Bill Murray Loves Mocking Crying Babies

We would just like to go on the record and say Bill Murray and Tom Hanks look eerily alike when Bill makes this face. This child was clearly not happy that he met Bill Murray instead of the voice behind Woody from Toy Story. The little boy got upset and started to cry, so Bill mocked him. 

Bill Murray Loves Mocking Crying Babies

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What is a child to do when they want to meet one celebrity, but it is not who they thought? The little boy didn’t know any better, and Murray seems amused by the tears of children. Luckily two out of the three people in this picture got had a good laugh. 

10. This Man Is In Utter Shock From The Rock’s Photobomb

Few people genuinely enjoy interacting with their fans, but The Rock is a special kind of celebrity. Not only does he enjoy taking photos and signing autographs, but he also likes to play jokes with the people who approach him. He always has good intentions, though. 

This Man Is In Utter Shock From The Rock's Photobomb

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When this man started to take a selfie, The Rock found the perfect moment to jump into the background. Not only did The Rock get to meet one of his supporters, but this guy also got an awesome selfie with a living legend. 

11. Chris Pratt Posted These To His Instagram When Fans Asked About Jennifer Lawrence

Chris Pratt loves to have the last laugh when it comes to social media. When his fans started tweeting and commenting asking for him to post selfies with Jennifer Lawrence, he happily obliged, but with a twist. The two co-starred in the movie Passenger, and the fans wanted photos of them on their press tour. 

Chris Pratt Posted These To His Instagram When Fans Asked About Jennifer Lawrence

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Instead of posting regular selfies with Lawrence, he decided to cut her out or cover her face in the nicest way possible. He just wanted to troll all of his fans who were requesting pictures of her. We bet no one was that upset about these pictures considering his handsome face took up most of the frame. 

12. Johnny Depp Dressed Up As Jack Sparrow And The Police Got A Selfie with Him

Johnny Depp thought it would be a delightful idea to dress up as his famous character, Jack Sparrow, and walk around the town of South East Queensland. The cops were so happy to see him so they asked for a photo and he jumped right in. Despite what people say about him, Depp seems like a nice person. 

Johnny Depp Dressed Up As Jack Sparrow And The Police Got A Selfie with Him

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It is somewhat risky for him to walk in a public place dressed as one of his most recognizable characters, but he probably wanted to trick his fans and then surprise them like other celebrities. Luckily he didn’t get mobbed by anybody. 

13. When You Meet Fabio, This Is The Only Appropriate Picture To Ask For

Fabio is an Italian-American actor, model, and spokesperson. He is mostly known for his modeling work on romantic book covers that typically involve him with his muscles showing or holding a woman in his strong arms. 

When You Meet Fabio, This Is The Only Appropriate Picture To Ask For

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When this fan saw Fabio in a grocery store, they had to get a photo with him, but it wasn’t going to be ordinary. Fabio has a good sense of humor, so he agreed to hold this boy like the women on the book covers. Many middle-aged women were extremely jealous when they saw this on the internet. 

14. Elijah Wood Used His Fans Chest As A Pillow

Elijah Wood strikes again! Previously, we saw him getting an innocent piggyback ride from one of his fans, and now he is nestling another fan’s chest. This woman seems happy to have Elijah so close, and he looks like he has walked into heaven. 

Elijah Wood Used His Fans Chest As A Pillow

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We wonder if she only consented to this because she is a super fan of Wood. It would be so cute if they started dating after meeting and fell in love. Then she would be a beacon on hope for all the other fangirls who wish to date their celebrity crushes. 

15. She Got A Perfectly Timed Photo With Bruce Springsteen

When you go to a concert for one of your favorite artists, you probably want to get a picture with them. It is only natural because you want to document the moment. Unless you have VIP passes, it is usually hard to get a photo with the performer, unless you have the perfect timing like this girl. 

She Got A Perfectly Timed Photo With Bruce Springsteen

She was able to snap a selfie right as Bruce Springsteen walked up to the front of the stage. Lucky for her because he noticed her taking the picture and decided to pose mid-performance. That is an excellent souvenir to have from your favorite musician. 

16. Michael Cera Always Wants To Be In The Picture

Michael Cera may seem innocent, but he is actually on a mission to photobomb as many pictures as possible. He wants to stay relevant, so he tries to sneak in the back of photos whenever it is possible. 

Michael Cera Always Wants To Be In The Picture

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This girl was taking a cute selfie when Cera walked through the background of her photo. She was probably trying to get a picture with a more famous celebrity, but Michael got in the way. All jokes aside, Michael Cera seems to have just been at the right place at the right time. 

17. The Rock Likes To Make People Think He Is Writing On Their Heads

As we have seen, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson loves to mess with his fans in a kind-hearted way. When fans ask him to sing the back of their shirts, he will keep the cap on the marker and pretend to write on their heads or necks. It is just one funny way for him to make his fans laugh. 

The Rock Likes To Make People Think He Is Writing On Their Heads

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Although it confuses most of his fans, everyone involved is a good sport because they are getting the signature of a living legend. Johnson is such an amazing actor, and it so lovely to see someone who adores their fans. 

18. Ken Jeong Doing What He Does Best

Ken Jeong is a famous actor who is best known for his roles in The Hangover (Parts 1-3) and Community. He usually plays the annoying villain who pretends to be friends with the main characters. In real life, he is an outstanding guy who likes to have a laugh with fans every once in a while. 

Ken Jeong Doing What He Does Best

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These two sportscasters were so surprised when he jumped in the background of their photo at a football game. Based on the characters he plays, we can imagine he would randomly pop into pictures to surprise people. 

19. Aaron Paul Photobombed This Couple’s Selfie At Coachella

Aaron Paul played Jesse Pinkman on the famous series, Breaking Bad. He is well-liked by so many people because of the show’s immense success. When this couple was taking a selfie at Coachella, he saw the camera and the perfect opportunity to photobomb them. 

Aaron Paul Photobombed This Couple's Selfie At Coachella

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Since he is far away in the background, it took this couple a while to realize who was jumping into their photo. After looking through everything, they must have been shocked to see a celebrity trying to take part in their picture. 

20. Cole Sprouse Made An Instagram Dedicated To Fans Taking Photos Of Him

Cole Sprouse and his twin Dylan have been gracing the TV’s of teens since they were little. Cole and Dylan are known for their starring roles on The Suite Life of Zach and Cody, and Cole now plays Jughead on Riverdale. These two were famous Disney twins, so they get recognized where ever they go. 

Cole Sprouse Made An Instagram Dedicated To Fans Taking Photos Of Him

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Instead of getting upset with fans for taking pictures without his consent, Cole decided to create an Instagram. Every time he snaps a pic of someone sneaking a picture of him, he posts it to this profile. You can find all the ways people thought they were sly on the Camera Duels account. 

21. Who Is More Stealth: Jake Gyllenhaal Or This Couple?

We aren’t sure if this couple meant to take a picture with Jake Gyllenhall in the background, or they were taking a regular selfie, and he photobombed them. Either way, it is so funny how his head fits perfectly between the gap in theirs. It is hard to tell if he is happy or not that he got spotted in the restaurant. 

Who Is More Stealth: Jake Gyllenhaal Or This Couple?

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Imagine if you were trying to take a sneaky photo with a celebrity in the background and the flash went off; that would be a dead giveaway. Based on Gyllenhall’s face, we are going to say it was not a photobomb, but the couple was very stealth about their picture. 

22. Michael Rooker Surprised Fans In Starbucks

Michael Rooker plays Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy (one and two). Spoiler alert: he dies in the second movie before the crew comes into contact with the Avengers for Infinity War. He went to his local Starbucks for coffee and met a few fans along the way while wearing an Infinity War hat. 

Michael Rooker Surprised Fans In Starbucks

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The people were so excited to meet him, and when they saw his hat, they started speculating that he would make an appearance in the new movie. Unfortunately, Yondu won’t make a return, but the hat did throw some people off. Rooker posted these photos to his Instagram, and he seems like someone who enjoys fan interaction. 

23. Adam Savage Wore A Disguise To Comic Con

Adam Savage is best known for his part on the hit Discovery Channel show, Mythbusters. When he attended Comic-Con, he wanted to enjoy the convention without being recognized, so he wore three disguises that really covered up his identity. You would never know it was him if you walked past.  

Adam Savage Wore A Disguise To Comic Con

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Sometimes celebrities just want to enjoy conventions and not have to worry about taking pictures or signing autographs. Many of Savage’s fans met him without even knowing it that day. They probably treated him like any other fellow convention-goer and didn’t get the chance to snap his picture. 

24. Someone Sent Fan Mail To Tom Hanks And This Was His Response

Tom Hanks has clearly shown that he is a celebrity who enjoys meeting and speaking with his fans. One person sent him a fan letter and did not expect him to respond. However, he sent a personalized message with a photo to top it off. 

Someone Sent Fan Mail To Tom Hanks And This Was His Response

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Hanks said that he would have included a headshot, but all of his are outdated. As one of the most well-known celebrities in Hollywood, we can assume he no longer needs those. He also signed the polaroid and made sure to include the fan in the photo. Tom Hanks is so awesome. 

25. She Didn’t Know Matt Garza Was Right Behind Her

This girl is a huge fan of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team, so when she got tickets to the game above the dugout, she was so excited. She had to snap some photos of her right next to the field, but she didn’t expect a special photobomb from one of the players. 

She Didn't Know Matt Garza Was Right Behind Her

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Matt Garza is a pitcher for the Brewers, and he popped up out of the dugout just in time for the photo. This girl was probably so pumped to have one of the players in her picture.  It would have been funny if she didn’t realize he was there the entire time and only found out when she looked at the image. 

26. Mark Hamill Pulled Off This Epic Surprise For Star Wars Fans

Mark Hamill plays Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movies, and he did this special project to surprise fans. These people were told they were going to read some lines from the movie, and they would be put into a scene using the green screen. Little did they know that there was someone special waiting behind the scenes.

Mark Hamill Pulled Off This Epic Surprise For Star Wars Fans

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At the perfect moment, Hamill walked up behind them and surprised the unknowing super fans. Many people were in shock that Luke was there in person. From confusion to pure joy, all emotions were felt when he walked out from behind the green screen. Hamill really pulled one over on those fans. 

27. Maisie Williams Gave This Boy The Best Selfie Of His Life

Maisie Williams is known for her role as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, and she has so many adoring fans. This guy happened to be in the right place at the right time when he took a selfie, beacause Maisie happened to be in the background. 

Maisie Williams Gave This Boy The Best Selfie Of His Life

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Whether he did it on purpose or not, this boy can now show all his friends that he got a photo with Maisie Williams. That has got to earn him some bragging rights amongst his pals. 

28. John Krasinski Wanted To Be In Their Selfie

When you spot John Krasinski out in public, you have to take a photo of him. He is one of the most hilarious men, and he might even make a signature “Jim Face” if he realizes you are taking the picture. 

John Krasinski Wanted To Be In Their Selfie

These two men were at a Red Socks game when they realized who was sitting two rows behind them. Obviously, as big fans of The Office, they had to get a photo op with one of the most popular characters. Luckily John didn’t care, and he looked in the right direction for the pic. 

29. Yes, The Queen Of England Can Photobomb Just Like Everyone Else

This has to be a once in a lifetime photobomb for Queen Elizabeth II. It is probably rare that the queen plays pranks and jokes around, so when these two women were taking a selfie, the queen decided to smile for the photo as she was standing in the background. 

Yes, The Queen Of England Can Photobomb Just Like Everyone Else

We can’t imagine the queen being much of a jokester, and it is rare to see her smiling, so this was a double whammy. She seems to be in good spirits here because this was taken before all the Meghan and Harry drama sent her into a tizzy. 

30. Prince Harry Made This Photo Of Winnie Harlow Ten Times Better

Unlike his grandmother, Prince Harry is known for being a jokester and loves acting silly for the cameras, when it is appropriate of course. When Winnie Harlow and her agent were out to dinner, they noticed Harry sitting behind them and tried to sneak a picture. 

Prince Harry Made This Photo Of Winnie Harlow Ten Times Better

Luckily, Prince Harry noticed them taking a photo, so he got in on the fun. It wouldn’t have been as good of a picture if he didn’t know it was being shot. Also, for someone who is friends with high profile celebrities, it is funny to see how starstruck Winnie Harlow and her agent are by the sight of Prince Harry. 

31. Dave Chapelle Crashed This Engagement Photoshoot

Dave Chapelle is a stand-up comedian who has many Netflix specials. He loves to laugh and joke with his fans, so he saw this engagement shoot as the perfect opportunity to troll a pair of unsuspecting lovebirds. 

Dave Chapelle Crashed This Engagement Photoshoot

This couple was taking their engagement photos at a beer garden, and Chapelle decided to sneak into the background of some of the pictures. These are probably the only engagement photos that people will care about and want to see. 

32. Major Slash Fan Didn’t Know That He Was Walking Behind Her

Imagine you are walking along the street minding your own business, and your idol happens to be standing right behind you. Well, this is precisely what happened to this unsuspecting fan. She was wearing the perfect outfit to meet him, so we hope she turned around. 

Major Slash Fan Didn't Know That He Was Walking Behind Her

She was probably starstruck when she realized who was walking closely behind her. It was a good day to rock that Slash shirt, and we hope they got a real picture together. 

33. Steven Tyler Always Wants To Shoot From His Best Angle

Is it just us, or does Steven Tyler look like an angry woman about to bother the management staff with returns? As the frontman of Aerosmith, Tyler gained attention for his quirky look and unique personality. This is a relatively mundane picture of him compared to some of the other outfits he has worn on stage. 

Steven Tyler Always Wants To Shoot From His Best Angle

We are not sure why this woman was taking a photo in front of a parking lot, but she captured it at the right moment because Tyler decided to photobomb. However, he doesn’t look too happy knowing that someone is taking his photo. 

34. Nicolas Cage Photobombed This New Mom When She Wanted A Photo With The Wine

When you are pregnant, and for a little while after you give birth, you are not allowed to drink alcohol. This woman waited nine long months plus a few extra, and she was excited to have a glass of wine again. To document the moment, she decided to pose with her baby in front of the wine. 

Nicolas Cage Photobombed This New Mom When She Wanted A Photo With The Wine

Nicolas Cage happened to be walking by when he saw this woman taking a photo, and he saw it as the perfect moment to jump in the background. Depending upon how you feel about Cage, she could have been very happy or disappointed that he got in the picture. 

35. Arnold Schwarzenegger Casually Stopping Right In Front Of This Group Photo

Why would anyone want a perfectly normal group photo in front of the Eiffel Tower when you could have Arnold Schwarzenegger photobomb it? Arnold is notorious for standing in front of people’s pictures, whether it is his famous friends or random unsuspecting people. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger Casually Stopping Right In Front Of This Group Photo

The people in the background look utterly confused by this random man standing in the middle of their photograph. They appear to be on a large family vacation, and they don’t realize who this person is. Imagine if they asked him to move instead of joining them in the photo. 

36. George Clooney Knows How To Prank His Fellow Celebs

Jerry Seinfeld and his wife Jessica were at an event when they ran into Steven Spielberg and wanted to get a group photo. While they were taking some pictures, George Clooney noticed and jumped in the background to make their image even more star-studded. 

George Clooney Knows How To Prank His Fellow Celebs

Even famous people like to photobomb their famous friends like they are teenagers. The only difference between this and the fan photos is that these people have a lot more money and they are well-known. 

37. Wiz Khalifa Is On The Left And He Looks Quite Confused By This Setting

Wiz Khalifa is a famous rapper, and he is sitting at a table with his friends on the left side of this picture. He looks confused as to why someone is taking his picture, considering most of the people here probably have no idea who he is or what songs he has created. 

Wiz Khalifa Is On The Left And He Looks Quite Confused By This Setting

These people are just enjoying their family vacation and have no idea that a famous rapper is sitting a few feet away from them. Wiz probably didn’t even mean to photobomb, but happened to be looking over at the perfect moment. 

38. Prince Harry Is A World Class Photobomber

Prince Harry has proven that he is a silly guy who likes to have fun when it comes to photobombing pictures. It seems like it is one of his favorite hobbies. It doesn’t matter if you are a member of the royal family; you can still be overjoyed by the thought of making a silly face for the camera. 

Prince Harry Is A World Class Photobomber

These three men were attending a sporting event and wanted to document the memory by taking a picture together. When Harry noticed the camera, he had to put two thumbs up for the perfect moment to photobomb. It doesn’t matter where he is; Prince Harry will always find his ways into people’s pictures. 

39. Benedict Cumberbatch Just Wanted A Picture With His Favorite Band, U2

Clearly acting isn’t the only talent Benedict Cumberbatch has. He is also a world-class photobomber of the stars. The Dr. Strange and Sherlock Holmes star might be an award-winning talent, but that never stops him from bringing out his inner child on the red carpet.  

Benedict Cumberbatch Just Wanted A Picture With His Favorite Band, U2

When Cumberbatch saw the members of U2 and their spouses taking a photo, he had to jump in the background, literally. No one seems to notice that he is standing behind them, and they probably will have a good laugh when they notice him. 

40. Justin Timberlake Likes To Steal His Wife’s Spotlight

It is not just celebrities trolling their fans, but they also like to joke around with their spouses. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have been married for years, so when they walk the red carpet, they each get pictures together and separate. Justin wanted to mess with his wife’s photos and make the paparazzi laugh. 

Justin Timberlake Likes To Steal His Wife's Spotlight

Timberlake decided to fool around and photobomb his wife’s pictures because he is silly and likes to mess around with her. He was probably jealous that all the photographers were calling her name and not his.