The Hilarious Reason People Are Putting Celebs on Their Phones' Lock Screens

Your grandma will think you're dating a real stunner now.

Emily Blunt lock screen

Back in the day, people used to put physical photos of their most cherished loved ones in their wallets so they could keep them close wherever they went. The updated version of that in the digital age is whose photo you display on your lock screen, be it your girlfriend, your mom, or (as in my case) your adorable baby corgi.

Some people, however, choose to use a photo of their favorite celebrity, instead, which apparently leads to some amusing mix-ups.

Case in point: a few days ago, a young British man named Dylan B Jones put up a photo on Twitter of his lock screen, which features Emily Blunt in The Devil Wears Prada. Apparently, the cashier at the supermarket chain Tesco asked if she was his girlfriend. Which is a massive compliment but also she needs to go home and watch that movie right now.

The tweet went viral because, apparently, Jones is not alone.

"My little cousin saw my lockscreen and asked if it was my boyfriend… i said yes so @Louis_Tomlinson we're dating now," one user said.

"My family keeps asking me if that's me and my girlfriend on my lockscreen…." another user wrote on a photo featuring him and international pop star Camilla Cabello.

But the worst, and funniest one of all was this one:

"It happened to me with that photo of Jerry Seinfeld and I didn't know whether to be flattered or slightly upset," @ligaturerecords wrote.

To be fair, this isn't the first time Seinfeld was mistaken for a regular Joe, as evidenced by the hilarious story behind this viral Matthew Broderick photo.

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Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more
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