NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 11:40 AM
Hard work really does pay off.
Former Disney Channel star Jake T. Austin is now dating Danielle Ceasar, the 22-year-old New York fan who doggedly pursued him for six years on social media, according to The Sun.
The 21-year-old “Wizards of Waverly Place” actor recently confirmed the unlikely union to his 1.4 million followers with an intimate Instagram selfie of the two kissing, tagging Ceasar’s account in the photo.
“I’m crazy for her,” he wrote alongside a heart emoji.
Ceasar, who has since made her Twitter and Instagram accounts private, reportedly began tweeting at the actor in December 2009.
“I wanna meet @JakeTAustin so badly,” she wrote, according to screengrabs from the British tabloid.
Her unrequited infatuation played out on Twitter over two years — until she met Austin at a 2011 autograph signing in New York.
“Your smile is so cute @JakeTAustin,” she captioned a Twitter photo of their fateful meeting. He apparently followed her back on Twitter after that.
Austin arrives at the Teen Choice Awards on Aug. 16 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Ceasar’s online pursuit persisted over the next few years. As he went on to star in ABC Family’s “The Fosters,” she faithfully tuned in every Monday and lost her cool when he wore a beanie and appeared shirtless on the show.
It’s not clear when the young couple finally began dating, but Austin’s steamy Dec. 28 snap ignited a firestorm of fangirl jealousy.
“Holy s—, wish that was me,” one commented. “Can I be that girl?” wrote another.
At the very least, Ceasar’s successful conquest gave fans hope that they, too, could someday snag their celebrity crushes.
“HE’S DATING A FAN. ASK ME OUT LOL,” one person commanded Justin Bieber. Another tagged One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles, vowing, “this will be us one day.”