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22 Women Reveal The Celebrity Crushes They've Had Forever, & You'll Totally Relate

My very first celebrity crush was David Bowie as the Goblin King in Labyrinth. Maybe it was the accent, or the hair, or the glam eye-makeup — or maybe it was that egregious codpiece that sent my pre-teen heart all aflutter. Whatever it was (codpiece, duh), the crush was instantaneous and intense. And while his romantic pursuit of a teenage Jennifer Connelly in the movie is creepy AF in retrospect, Bowie as Jareth will always hold a special place in my heart. Those early crushes are powerful, so when women reveal the celebrity crushes they’ve had forever, I totally get where they're coming from — even when they are a little, ahem, awkward now.

While celebrity crushes aren't uncommon — I mean, we all have them, right? — I had to wonder if other people’s were as admittedly weird as mine. Naturally I turned to Reddit, where nothing is too strange or personal to confess. Turns out, I'm not alone. There are lots of strange celebrity crushes (and plenty who agree with me that Bowie was hot). And there were lots that, though they weren't my first swoon, are definitely swoon-worthy. Here are the long-time celebrity crushes women confessed to, and honestly, I don't blame them.

1. Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, I didn't really have a celebrity crush until I got a bit older. Swoons I still find him attractive.


2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

I remember watching 3rd Rock From the Sun and thinking the teenaged character Tommy (JGL) was really cute. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has absolutely held up to my girlhood crush


3. Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake. And he is even hotter than ever now.


4. Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton. As a grown-up, my husband kinda looks like him with long hair. I guess I have a type...


5. Zac Efron

Zac Efron. God, I loved that man. And yes, he will always be beautiful.


6. Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe! My preference is women but in a weird way I still find him quite attractive


7. Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey and yes, even if he gives a bit of a weirdo vibe sometimes.


8. David Duchovny

David Duchovny. And he only gets better looking as he gets older, IMO. Mmmmm


9. David Bowie

Was in love with David Bowie as a child. Found him attractive until the end.


(Same, girl. Same.)

10. Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood. I had a thing for him starting in the early 90's. I still have a thing for him 20+ years later.


11. Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen. Still hot, still have a thing for older dudes.


12. Dylan & Cole Sprouse

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The Sprouse twins from Suite Life Of Zack and Cody, and yes very much. Also you know that blonde kid at the end of Casper who dances with Christina Ricci? Him too.


13. Tom Felton

Tom Felton was my first celebrity crush from the moment he was introduced in the first Harry Potter movie (we were about the same age at the time so it wasn't weird.) I find him slightly less attractive now but for nostalgia's sake I would still totally make out with him. 11 year old me would high five me for it.


14. Max Thieriot

Max Thieriot ever since Catch That Kid. Love him in Bates Motel


15. Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart. I remember sitting with my parents watching the Daily Show and thinking he was pretty charming. Still do.


16. Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum after I watched Jurassic Park for the first time. Now that he's widely thought of as cool again I'm less embarrassed to admit I'd still hit that.


(Wait. Can I change my answer? Jeff Goldblum circa Jurassic Park was fire.)

17. Nick Jonas

I LOVED Nick Jonas growing up... and yes, I still find him super attractive. I still have a page from a 2006 Tiger Beat magazine with him eating a cheeseburger lol.


18. Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam in Nicholas Nickleby. He had killer cheekbones and i suppose he has aged perfectly. 10 year old me made a good decision fancying him!


19. Usher

Usher. I have had a crush on him since he was in his teens and I was in middle school. And goddamn that man is still fine as all hell


20. Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom. I had the hots for the long-haired blonde elf. I ended up marrying a look-alike


21. John Stamos

John Stamos. I'm so, so happy uncle Jesse is back.


22. Mark Paul Gosselaar

Mark-Paul Gosselaar, aka, Zack Morris. I remember cutting out his pictures from Teen Beat and putting them all over my wall, and a little picture in my wallet. I was head over heels for him, and I remember sitting in my diary just how badly I wanted to meet him. And yes, I still get giddy when I see him on TV or online. ::swoon:: ❤️


As you can see, celebrity crushes are all over the board, so whoever made your heart first go pitter-patter — or still does to this day — it’s all good. What can I say? The heart wants what it wants.

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