Stars and Their Celebrity Crushes
Normal folks aren’t the only ones with celebrity crushes. Turns out, stars have their own, despite age differences and the object of their desire’s relationship status. Keep scrolling to revisit the wildest and the most understandable!
Chelsea Handler and Andrew Cuomo
The comedian joked that she wanted the New York governor to “govern” her in a June 2020 Instagram comment. Four months later, she called him a “big, Italian hunk” on The View and revealed that she had asked him on a date. “He did say yes. And then I never heard from him,” she claimed.
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Sam Smith and Shia LeBeouf
The “Dancing With a Stranger” singer has their eyes set on the Transformers star! Smith revealed their celebrity crush on LeBeouf during an interview with SiriusXM’s Hits 1 in December 2019. “Do you know who came up on my phone last night? Shia LaBeouf,” the British musician said. “He’s so fit. He turns me on.” The “How Do You Sleep?” singer revealed the one reason the actor will probably stay their crush and not a real romance, noting, “I don’t think he’s gay. But I’ll be happy to be his first.”
Noah Schnapp and Zendaya
Stranger things have happened! The Netflix star has taken a shining to Spider-Man: Far From Home’s Zendaya. In July 2019, he bluntly told Wired magazine, “I like Zendaya.” This wasn’t his first public admission either. He shouted her out from the podium during his acceptance speech at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards when he won for Most Frightened Performance. “Hi, Zendaya!” he beamed in June 2018.
The actor finally met Zendaya for the first time at the 2019 People’s Choice Awards in October 2019. “I just … I remember seeing her in the corner of my eye and walking up to her,” he recalled on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in March 2020. “And I was really, really nervous and I was like, ‘Oh, my God. It’s actually her. This is the first time I’m meeting her.’ And she smelled great. And she was so … she was so cute and she was, like, towered over me and she, like, bent down and she was like, ‘Hi, Noah,’ with her little squeaky voice. Yeah, I remember everything.”
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Sophie Turner and Matthew Perry
Turner revealed in a Twitter Movie in June 2019 that she once tried to pick up the Friends alum by offering him a light while he was rehearsing a play near her home. “Every day… I would see Matthew Perry smoking a cigarette. And I bought a lighter from Budgens so that I could walk up to him and offer to light his cigarette. And it was already lit, so, that was just embarrassing,” she confessed in the clip. The Dark Phoenix star said she later tweeted about her run-in with the actor, but to little avail. “I thought he might see this tweet and then, I don’t know, reach out to me, and ask me on a date or something, but he didn’t,” she said.
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Jennifer Lawrence and Timothée Chalamet
The Hunger Games star, 27 at the time, made her love for the then 22-year-old actor — who she called “so, so talented and hot” — known in February 2018. “Timothée, I’m waiting for him to get a little bit older, you know?” she admitted to Entertainment Tonight. “[I’m] buttering him up like a pig for slaughter, and then I’m going to swing right in there as soon as he’s, like, 30. He’s old enough to say that, right? He’s over 18? What if I was like, ‘He’s hot!’ and he’s 15?”
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Meryl Streep and Will Ferrell
Forget Ryan Gosling! The three-time Oscar winner revealed that she prefers Will Ferrell. “The movie that makes me cry is Anchorman,” Streep told W in January 2015. “I have the biggest crush on Will Ferrell. I love him in every film he does. I mean, Ryan Gosling could be my child. I’m not going to have a crush on a child. Will Ferrell is a man.”
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Matthew McConaughey and Susan Sarandon
Step aside, men! McConaughey had his eyes on Sarandon in June 2013. “Susan Sarandon is still to this day one of the sexiest women,” he told W at the time. “You know what it is? Susan’s got those pores. [They] are large. Like, woman comes out of her and honesty comes out of her. I just find her sort of very crushable.”
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Emma Watson and Tom Felton
Hermione and … Draco?! Turns out, Watson was smitten with Felton early in filming for the Harry Potter franchise. “For the first two movies, I had a huge crush on Tom Felton. He was my first crush,” the actress admitted to Seventeen in June 2011. “He totally knows. We talked about it — we still laugh about it. We are really good friends now, and that’s cool.”
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Adam Rippon and Shawn Mendes
The Olympian shared his affection for the singer during a March 2018 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “I used to have a really big crush on Harry Styles, but here’s the thing: I was sleeping on Shawn Mendes,” the figure skater said. “Not literally, but I didn’t realize how cute he was … I know Harry will be upset, but … love is a funny thing.” The athlete met Mendes days later at an Oscars afterparty.
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Helen Mirren and Vin Diesel
Mirren publicly declared her love for Diesel long before the two costarred in 2017’s The Fate of the Furious. “I’m a huge fan of Vin Diesel,” the Oscar winner admitted during an April 2015 appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers. “It came from me watching him make a speech once at some ceremony. He was just so smart and so funny and so cool, and I just sort of fell a little bit in love with him right there and then. Vin, I love you. I love you, Vin. You don’t know who I am, but I still love you.”
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Nicole Kidman and Jimmy Fallon
The comedian didn’t know about Kidman’s crush on him until years later when she appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for the first time. “I just remember I liked you. … And you didn’t talk at all,” the Oscar winner said in January 2015 of their set-up. “So after about an hour and a half, I thought, ‘He has no interest. This is so embarrassing.’ So I left and went, ‘OK, no chemistry. Maybe he’s gay!’”
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Cole Sprouse and Jennifer Aniston
The Riverdale actor has spoken frequently about his childhood crush on his Friends costar. “I had a really, really hard time working with Aniston because I was so in love with her,” Sprouse told the New York Post in an interview published in March 2017. “I was infatuated. I was speechless — I’d get all bubbly and forget my lines and completely blank. It was so difficult.”
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Simone Biles and Zac Efron
Efron is a popular celebrity crush. In fact, Biles told Us Weekly in August 2016, “I have such a crush on Zac Efron.” Weeks later, a dream came true when the High School Musical star traveled to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to surprise the athlete.
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Bella Thorne and Kristen Stewart
The Disney alum expressed her desire to date Stewart in an April 2017 Harper’s Bazaar interview. “She’s so hot,” Thorne offered. “She seems like the raddest chick, I’d be so down.”
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Diane Keaton and Channing Tatum
Keaton revealed during a May 2015 sit-down on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she would like to tie the knot with Tatum, who at the time was married to Jenna Dewan. “Channing Tatum is actually married to someone else … not me?” the First Wives Club actress exclaimed.
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Dylan O’Brien and Chloë Grace Moretz
The Maze Runner star first gushed over Moretz in June 2011. “I wanna give a special shout-out to Chloë Moretz because she is the most badass little chick that I’ve ever seen,” he told Hollywire. “What she did in Kick-Ass was amazing, and I have a crush on her.” O’Brien took his statements back when he realized she was 14 and he was 19 at the time. However, the pair reconnected in August 2018 when they were spotted hanging out.
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