We didn't need more proof that Kelly Clarkson is just like the rest of us, but this really seals the deal. The "Miss Independent" singer got to come face to face with one of Hollywood's elite and she could barely keep her composure.
Before the show, Clarkson fantasized about what it would be like to meet Meryl Streep at the event.
“Meryl Streep has four children, and I have four children, and I think that’s cool. … One of her daughters has the same birthday as one of my daughters, River. June 12!” Clarkson said in a Facebook live video on Saturday. “That sounds creepy [that I know that]. I hope she doesn’t run from me tomorrow! I just really love her. I feel like we can be friends.”
The original American Idol winner was finishing her interview with Ryan Seacrest at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards when she spotted one of her idols on the carpet.
“Oh my God!” the singer screamed, startling Seacrest, until she added, “That’s Meryl!”
This was the first time Clarkson attended the show, and she surely made it a memorable experience.
That's when Seacrest stepped in to make the introduction Clarkson had been hoping for.
“Can I meet you?! I’ve adored you since I was like 8,” Clarkson swooned.
"Kelly Clarkson freaking out over Meryl Streep is all of us (and I love it)
#goldenglobes," tweeted Robyn Ross, senior producer at EW.
But seeing her in action is just priceless.
Streep gave Clarkson a kiss on the cheek as they embraced, before the Out of Africa actress introduced her date for the night.
The veteran actress brought the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of the Caring Across Generations Campaign, Ai-jen Poo as her 'date' to the awards show.
Meryl Streep and her special guest @aijenpoo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Your #TimesUp voices are being heard tonight. #GoldenGlobes #ERedCarpet pic.twitter.com/pbMQUq77EA— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) January 7, 2018
Streep took the encounter with the singer well, and Seacrest even took a moment to tweet about the events.
“That moment when @Kelly_Clarkson sees Meryl Streep and freaks out. Good to see you KC :).”
It's nice to see that famous faces can still react the same way we would.