20 Celebrities' Quotes About Kissing That Are Kind Of Steamy, TBH

Kissing is hot. Kissing is strange. Kissing is sometimes even hilariously awkward. But I can't even begin to imagine what kissing is like when you're a celebrity. When cameras are constantly on you, how can you even concentrate on a kiss, let alone enjoy yourself? I guess that's why I'll never make it in Hollywood, because according to these celebrities' quotes about kissing that I've rounded up, locking lips and being cool with it is a big part of the job.

Some celebs revealed that those on-screen kisses you see aren't nearly as sexy as they look in reality. Some celebs confessed that onscreen kisses led to off-screen relationships. Plenty of stars have shared stories about first kisses, and others about last first kisses. Because I think kissing is wonderful and wild and weird, I found all of the best quotes from celebrities who have decided to kiss and tell, and they range from totally cringe-worthy to super sweet.

Not all of the celebrities who dished about kisses are still with the person they once smooched. Some kisses were shared between celebs who are no more than friends. But special (or especially awkward) kisses stay with you, and these 20 celebs had a smooch they won't soon forget.

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Dating — 20 Celebrities' Quotes About Kissing That Are Kind Of Steamy, TBH

Sarah Hyland

One year ago today, you asked to hold my purse when I was dancing. In that moment you took my heart. You then gave me my last first kiss. And in that moment you took my breath away.

Sarah Hyland celebrated her one-year kiss-aversary (can I make that a thing?) with now-fiancé Wells Adams with this super-sweet caption on Instagram back in September 2018.

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Joey King

He was nervous. I was nervous. It all worked out, but it was hilarious because I was in a small square office, trying to figure out how to run up to him and grab his face and kiss him. And you know, he’s pretty tall. Figuring that out the first time was a bit challenging. I think we hit heads a couple of times.

In an interview with Seventeen in June 2018, Joey King revealed that she and her costar from The Kissing Booth, Jacob Elordi, actually had to practice their kissing scene in the director’s office. She and Elordi later dated, so I guess it worked out OK.

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Ariana Grande

It's kind of complicated because it wasn't, like, too naughty of a kiss... but it was like, definitely there was so much, like, you know... in there. You know? It was really sweet but it was also really sexy.

During her August 2018 appearance on BFF Nicki Minaj's Apple Music show, Queen Radio, Ariana Grande said that her now-ex Pete Davidson actually asked permission before he kissed her for the first time, which she loved. Consent is sexy, y'all.

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Natalia Dyer

There's a bunch of people sitting around a monitor watching you make out. Those scenes can be awkward, but for me it was fine. Charlie and I have worked together long enough. There was more tension from other people on set, if anything.

In November 2017, soon before it was confirmed that she and her Stranger Things costar were dating IRL, Natalia Dyer told Newsweek that kissing Charlie Heaton on camera wasn't as weird as you would think. (Perhaps because they'd been getting in enough practice when the cameras weren't rolling?)

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Adam Sandler

The only awkward part is hearing my wife on the side going, ’Harder! Harder! Kiss her harder! Deeper!” [My wife and kids] watched the kissing. They love it. They love Aniston, and they want her to have good things and they say, ‘Give her something nice.’

In an interview with the Associated Press in June 2019, Adam Sandler shared how his family made his on-screen kiss with longtime pal and Murder Mystery costar Jennifer Aniston that much weirder. Aniston also mentioned that she made Sandler "oil the beard up a little bit" before the big scene.

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Ashton Kutcher

I did her chemistry homework for her. I think I was her first kiss on the show. We have our first kiss like memorialized on the TV show. ...It was really weird. I was like, 'Isn't this illegal?' It was really awkward. She was 14! She was like my little sister.

During an interview with Howard Stern in June 2017, Ashton Kutcher talked about kissing his now-wife Mila Kunis back when they were costars on That '70s Show. I'll always ship Kelso and Jackie, but yikes, even I've got to admit that's pretty awk.

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Zac Efron

This might be my favorite kiss, I think ever. Just because at this point for these characters, it’s so built up, the tension between them is so strong, and literally, just a glance between them is electric. And when they finally have the courage in that moment to finally connect and get that kiss, it’s that epic musical moment.

Zac Efron has had plenty of on onscreen kisses, but as he said in a December 2017 interview with reporter Benjamin Brekken, the kiss he shared with his costar for The Greatest Showman, Zendaya, might just top his list.

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Hannah Brown

So, I’ve had a lot of different kisses. Let me tell you, men, soften your lips. Go slow. ...Women are not microwaves, we’re ovens, and you gotta heat us up, you know? So don’t be sticking your tongue in your mouth and be making all these swirlies that you don’t know what to do with. It’s like a lizard tongue.

During an episode of On Air With Ryan Seacrest in May 2019, The Bachelorette's Hannah Brown offered some kissing advice based on her recent smooching experience, and it was surprisingly hilarious. For her, it's all in the lips. "You have to have soft lips that finish the kiss off, keep it soft but also strong and sexy," she later added.

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Haley Stevens

I was terrified that he would fall in love with Hannah. In the beginning I felt bad [watching the show] because I thought he loved me and was faking dating her. But then I thought, my boyfriend could be engaged to someone else. Seeing him kissing her for the first time was the worst day.

PEOPLE broke the news in June 2019 that Bachelorette contestant Jed Wyatt actually had a girlfriend when he joined the show. His ex, musician Haley Stevens, then shared what it felt like to watch the guy who ghosted you kiss another woman on live TV. Ouch.


Cole Sprouse

They're contractually obliged to give me as many kiss scenes as possible this season. I wrote it into my contract.

During an October 2017 appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan, Cole Sprouse joked that he definitely didn't mind all of the kissing he and his Riverdale costar Lili Reinhart had to do, according to Glamour. It wouldn't be much longer until he and Reinhart would confirm their IRL relationship, which we still needed an updated status on, BTW.

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Nick Jonas

There was no kiss. There was nothing. ...She’s still upset about that.

In a December 2018 interview with Vogue (which took place right after their wedding), Nick Jonas explained how he failed to kiss Priyanka Chopra when they hung out after the Oscars. Chopra claimed that there "was a back pat," but Jonas argued that it was only because Chopra's mother was home and it felt disrespectful to kiss her. "It was too respectful if you ask me," Chopra quipped in response.

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Sophie Turner

On Game of Thrones actually I had a photo double that people would do double takes at because she looked so much like me, it was insane. Even Joe went up to her at one point and tried to give her a kiss and he was like, 'Oh, sorry, sorry, it's not Sophie!'

During a June 2019 appearance on Australian radio station Nova's Smallzy's Surgery podcast, Sophie Turner revealed that her now-husband Joe Jonas once tried to give her Game of Thrones body double a smack-a-roo on set. Whoops!

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Kit Harrington

Emilia and I had been best friends over a seven-year period and by the time we had to kiss it seemed really odd. Emilia, Rose and I are good friends, so even though you’re actors and it’s your job, there’s an element of weirdness when the three of us are having dinner and we had a kissing scene that day. She’s wonderful and I love Emilia and I’ve loved working with her. And it’s not hard to kiss her, is it?

In April 2019, Kit Harrington opened up to The Daily Mirror about the awkwardness of kissing his Game of Thrones costar Emilia Clarke, which was weird not only because they are friends, but because Clarke is good friends with Rose Leslie — Harrington's wife and their fellow GOT cast member — as well.

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Jordyn Woods

On the way out, he did kiss me. ...It was a kiss on the lips, but no tongue kiss. No making out. Nothing. I don't think that he's wrong either because I allowed myself to be in that position. When alcohol's involved, people make dumb moves, people get caught up in the moment — who knows. I didn't know how to feel. I was like, 'That didn't just happen.' I was leaving already, so I walked out immediately after. I got in the car, and I was like, 'That didn't happen'. I was in shock. I was like, 'Did this really happen?'

In Jordyn Woods' interview on Jada Pinkett-Smith's Red Table Talk in March 2019, which was then shared by Cosmopolitan UK, Kylie Jenner's former BFF Jordyn Woods explained how Khloé Kardashian's then-boyfriend Tristan Thompson kissed her when she left his house on Sunday morning (which, as you probably know, instigated a whole lot of drama).

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Kylie Jenner

This guy I kissed was like, 'Your lips are really small but you're a really good kisser. I didn't think you were gonna be good at kissing.' It was so rude. From then on, I just felt like I saw guys staring at my lips. I felt like no one wanted to kiss me.

In October 2016, Kylie Jenner opened up to Complex about her lip fillers and how having thin lips made her feel very insecure. Clearly Travis Scott loves kissing her, with or without her fillers.

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Kendall Jenner

My room didn't have a lock on it, but the bathroom door did, so we all shoved in the bathroom until we got dared to kiss someone, we would have to go in the shower and close the curtain so no one would see and we'd kiss and come out. So, it was in a shower but it's not as naughty as it sounds.

Kendall Jenner may shy away from talking about her personal life, but she did tell W Magazine about her first kiss in a May 2017 video interview, according to Business Insider. Yes, it was in a shower, but as she explains, it was definitely more innocent than you might think.

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Sue Bird

It was like the entire country, all at once, said — Soccer? YES. Women’s soccer? YES. An openly gay superstar swagging out with two goals and batsh*t celebrations and leading us to a huge-ass win in women’s soccer? YES. That same openly gay superstar not just taking some preapproved level of pride in her sexuality, but actually being the world’s biggest most kissable goofball queen and literally crediting her sexuality for those two goals and her batsh*t celebrations and our huge-ass win in women’s soccer? YES.

In Sue Bird's piece in the player's tribute from July 2019, called "So the President F*cking Hates My Girlfriend," she celebrated her "kissable goofball queen" of a girlfriend, soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe, in the most incredible way.


Liam Hemsworth

It's always good in-between takes to keep it nice and light, because it's always — when you do a kissing scene with someone that you've been working with — now all of a sudden you have to make physical contact with their lips, that's always a little nerve-wracking. You're doing it in front of a lot of people, but it was really fun. We kept it light and fun.

During an appearance at BUILD Series in February 2019, Liam Hemsworth talked about kissing his costar Rebel Wilson while filming Isn't It Romantic? Wilson was sure to add, "Liam is such a gentleman and obviously I respect Miley, like, a hundred [percent], so, you know, it was all PG-13."

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David Dobrik

I had my first kiss when I was like 17 I think. I had it pretty late, and I remember it was like really cold out and it was like a planned first kiss. Like, we texted about kissing and stuff and I was really nervous, and then we kissed. It was freezing and there was snot running down her nose, my nose, and it was just the most disgusting first kiss ever. And I remember going, ‘That was really weird,’ and she was like, ‘Well, it’s not like the movies,’ and that’s all remember from that day.

Vlog Squad founder David Dobrik revealed to J-14 in May 2019 that his first kiss was anything but romantic, and his story is so painfully relatable.

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Barack Obama

On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb. I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate.

In an interview published in O Magazine in February 2007, former President Barack Obama told the story of his first kiss with Michelle Obama and, OMG, be still my heart!

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Whether it's onscreen or off, it's comforting to know that even celebrities have awkward kisses sometimes. But when those kisses do go as planned, the result is seriously swoon-worthy.