Emma Watson’s crush on Tom Felton and other surprising celebrity teenage crushes
On a 2012 episode of 'The Jonathan Ross Show,' Watson spoke about her childhood crush on her 'Harry Potter' costar. "Between the ages of 10 and 12, I had a really terrible crush on Tom Felton," she said. "He was a few years older and he had a skateboard — and that just did it really." But Tom viewed Emma more as a younger sister than a girlfriend. She confirmed her young infatuation on the 20th anniversary reunion that aired on 1st January 2022.
When the actress was just 12 years old, she developed a formidable crush on Kevin Costner. When she eventually got round to meeting him years later, as a star in her own right, she was so nervous she could barely speak to him.
Reese Witherspoon is one of many who had a crush on Johnny Depp as a teen. She decorated her wall with photos of the actor and admitted that she had a "major crush" on him after watching the 1987 TV series '21 Jump Street.' She told MTV News, "I used to pull pictures out of Teen Beat and put them on my wall."
Many growing up in the 'Twilight' years would sympathise with Kylie Jenner who, after seeing him rip his shirt off to turn into a werewolf, formed a crush on Taylor Lautner. But it was his performance in the 2005 movie 'The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D,' that really caught her attention…
Kendall Jenner has never kept it a secret that she had a crush on the boy she described as "the pop star of all time." The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashian' star revealed that she "had a 12-year-old crush on him." Kendall wasn’t the only one.
In fact, this may have been more than just a crush. According to reports, Kim Kardashian was 'obsessed' with the actor during her teenage years. She revealed all about her secret celebrity crush when she appeared on a 2017 episode of 'Ellen's Burning Questions.'
David watched the video clip of 'Say You’ll be There' by the Spice Girls and he turned to his friend to say: "See the girl in the dark short dress? I’m going to marry her." And the rest is history - from a young football player’s crush to one of the the biggest power couples in history.
On a 2015 episode of ABC's 'Live with Kelly and Michael,' Grande said, "My childhood crush, my lifelong crush, it kind of all just goes together, is Jim Carrey." One day she met him. She cried with excitement and their meeting lived up to all expectations. The singer said, "I was kinda nervous to meet him because he's been my crush forever. What if he's not as nice as I'm expecting? He was so over the top nice and perfect and just how I'd hoped he'd be."
Back when comedian Amy Schumer was only 11 years old, she instantly fell in love with a young Christian Bale. "I have a crush on Christian Bale. 'Newsies' was a really big deal to me," she told W Magazine. "I haven’t watched it in a while, but maybe I’d still feel attracted to 15-year old Christian… I’ll take Christian any way I can get him."
Way before her first kiss with co-star Ashton Kutcher on 'That '70s Show,' Mila Kunis already had a serious celebrity crush on the actor. "We all get movie star crushes," she said in an interview with W Magazine. "I’m marrying mine." They got married in 2015 after having two kids together.
Before he knew of Mila Kunis, 17-year-old Ashton Kutcher had Jennifer Aniston as his screen saver on his computer. He even made a bet with his high school friends, wagering $1,000 that he would take Aniston on a date. However, when he got round to meeting the actress, she was already married to Brad Pitt. So Kutcher asked Pitt if he could take his wife out on a date. "You go for it," the actor said, as Kutcher recalled, "So I asked her and she turned me down.” Burn.
Andy Cohen, host of 'Watch What Happens Live,' asked Ricky Martin to recall the moment he first thought he might be gay. "Wow, you’re taking me back.... to 'Saturday Night [Fever]' with John Travolta and that that underwear scene," Martin said. "I’m sure we’ve met, but no, I never told him, 'You’re my first crush!'"
It was the man she married and, eventually, divorced. Katie Holmes said about Tom Cruise: "I have had a crush on him since I was 15, and his posters were on the walls of my bedroom." The pair married in 2006 and had a daughter, Suri Cruise, before divorcing in 2012.
Justin Timberlake was the man all '90s and '00s teens had a crush on, so it’s no surprise that Lauren Conrad also shared the sentiment. She declared she had posters of him hanging on her bedroom walls and was a big fan of young curly haired Justin as well as solo, sensual Justin.
The pair actually dated for a while in 2002, but back in the '80s when Alyssa Milano starred in the series 'Who's the Boss,' the singer had already formed a crush on her. Justin Timberlake described her as "my big crush when I was a kid," in a 2016 interview with Rove & Sam. "And then we dated briefly, so that got weird."
Gomez has never been shy to reveal her crush on 'Beautiful Soul' singer Jesse McCartney. "I was in love with Jesse McCartney when I was younger. I was 13 and he was my life, everything to me," she’s said. We have all been there.
These two have been on and off for many years in both friendship and dating. The longest sting they had together was about ten months, after Miley split from former husband Liam Hemsworth. Cody had actually given an interview in 2012 saying that Miley had "always been [his] childhood celebrity crush… I knew all the words to her songs, I'm not gonna lie. I'm not ashamed about it at all."
Jennifer Lawrence has had a few crushes in her time and a lot of nerves when meeting those famous actors she grew up watching on the screen. But her favourite has to be Larry David. She told Vanity Fair in 2014, "I'm in love with him, and I have been for a really long time… I worship Woody Allen, but I don’t feel it below the belt the way I do for Larry David." Too much information?
Way before the ‘Firework’ singer dated this musical legend, she had already had a soft spot for him. As she admitted to W, "I actually am dating my crush… I had a crush on him for a long time." The singer is now married to Orlando Bloom, another popular teenage crush for many girls all over the world.
Liam Payne auditioned for 'X Factor' and was most excited about meeting singer Cheryl Cole, whom he had watched from afar for a long while. "I always, always had a crush on her," the One Direction singer told The Sun in 2017. "I got back to school the next day and when my friends saw it they were literally ripping the p*** out of me." Payne and Cole dated in 2016 and then had their son, Bear in 2017. A year later they split, but they remain on good terms.
‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Aquaman’ star Jason Momoa had his eye on actress and director Lisa Bonet years before they got together. In a 2019 interview with Esquire, Momoa revealed that his wife, Bonet - actress from 'The Cosby Show' - was "literally my childhood crush." He went on to gush about his lady: "If someone says something isn't possible... I'm like, 'Listen here, I married Lisa Bonet. Anything is possible." Unfortunately, so is separation...