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Kelly Clarkson and Steve Carell Share ’40-Year-Old Virgin’ Moment

While she didn’t appear in the movie, Kelly Clarkson will forever be connected to the 2005 movie, The 40-Year-Old Virgin. It’s one of the movie’s most famous scenes, which finds star Steve Carell suffering through a blindingly painful chest-waxing session.

Among a slew of colorful expletives Carell’s character spews during the scene, one of the most memorable is when the actor blurts out Clarkson’s name after having another chunk of hair ripped from his chest.

Almost 13 years later, and Clarkson and Carell have finally met to laugh about the legendary film scene. The two came together at Sunday night’s Golden Globes, and both shared their meeting on social media.

“Finally,” Carell said on Twitter alongside a photo of the two posing together.

“One of my favorite moments of my life! I love you and your lovely wife!,” Clarkson shared on Twitter with Carell’s post, adding the hashtag #ahhhhhhhstevecarell.

In a 2017 interview with Today, Clarkson called the movie scene as “pretty hilarious,” and was bummed that she had yet to meet Carell. “I have yet to meet Steve Carell, and I want to be like, ‘So, was it a compliment? I don’t know, you’re in pain, and you think of Kelly Clarkson,’“ she said.

That wasn’t the only fangirl moment for Kelly. In the first episode of her new web series Minute + A Glass of Wine, Kelly was shown getting ready for the Golden Globes and gushing about how she wanted to meet her idol, Meryl Streep. As you may have seen during the telecast coverage, Kelly did get to meet Meryl, and the second episode, which was filmed after the Globes is all about that.

“I don’t know if you noticed, if you watched the Golden Globes tonight, but this cheek has been caressed by Meryl Streep!” said Kelly, who could barely contain her excitement. “That’s right! It’s fine, it’s not a big deal!”

“I’m not even sure if she knew who I was,” she laughed. “But she was really nice regardless, which makes her an even more amazing person ‘cause she’d just be nice to anyone.”

Kelly also gushed about sitting at the same table as Nick and Joe Jonas, and getting to meet Steve Carell, Seth Meyers, Geena Davisand Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke. 

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