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By Michael Feb 2, 2024

Celebrities are just like Us — they get crushes on famous folks too.

Amy Adams admitted during a November 2020 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that she developed a “retroactive crush” on Robert De Niro after watching him in old movies including The Godfather and The Deer Hunter.

“Meaning, like, I have a crush on him in the ’70s,” Adams explained. “I mean, not that I wouldn’t have a crush on him now, but you know, I’m married.”

Celebrity crushes are not limited to pining from afar. Emma Watson, who played Hermione in the Harry Potter franchise, revealed that she was smitten with costar Tom Felton (who played Draco Malfoy) early in their friendship.

“He was my first crush,” Watson told Seventeen in June 2011. “We still laugh about it. We are really good friends now, and that’s cool.”

Keep scrolling to see who the stars have crushed on on:

Selena Gomez and Cole Sprouse
The Only Murders in the Building star opened up about her childhood crush on Sprouse in her Apple+ documentary, My Mind and Me — which was released in November 2022 — revealing that she drew his name on the wall of the closet in her childhood bedroom. “I had a crush on Cole and Dylan Sprouse, so I’d come in my closet, and I would write things down,” Gomez said in the film, before discovering the phrase “Cole Loves Selena” in a heart is still visible on the wall. “I’m sorry, Cole, if you ever see this!”
That same month, she told E! News that she wasn’t embarrassed by her “honest” admission in the documentary. “I [still] think he’s adorable. But, yeah, I hope he doesn’t think I’m a weirdo,” she explained.
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Kristin Cavallari and Brad Pitt
The Very Cavallari alum confessed that she had a crush on the Oscar winner during a July 2022 interview with E! News. “I just rewatched Thelma and Louise and it reignited my passion for him,” Cavallari said.
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Doja Cat and Joseph Quinn
After the singer publicly showed interest in Joseph Quinn, his Stranger Things costar Noah Schnapp revealed how he played wingman to the duo. In a July 2022 TikTok video, Schnapp shared a screenshot of an Instagram exchange where he encouraged Doja to “slide into” Quinn’s DMs. Schnapp also sent his coworker’s social media account to help make the connection.
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Jack Harlow and Doja Cat
After previously revealing his crush on Doja Cat, Harlow noted that he wasn’t looking to shoot his shot.
“I’ve become cool with Doja. That was early in our friendship, now we know each other pretty well. So I ain’t gonna do nothing too silly,” he told Entertainment Tonight at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. “I think I’m playing it cool today.”
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Camila Cabello and Harry Styles
During an appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden in April 2022, the “Havana” singer opened up about how her celebrity crush helped her make the life-changing decision that launched her career in 2012.  “I was 15. I was, like, a huge One Direction fan, and I was like, ‘The Voice [or] X Factor?'” Cabello recalled during Carpool Karaoke. “I was like, ‘Well, One Direction will be at X Factor. I don’t know if they’ll be at The Voice, so let me audition for X Factor.'”
She continued, adding, “This is really embarrassing, and I can only say this because, obviously, that was, like, 10 years ago, but I literally was like, ‘I’m auditioning for X Factor because I will marry Harry Styles.'”
The singer explained that while she wasn’t so sure about saying “I do,” she “really did believe” that a romance was inevitable. “‘We’re gonna meet. I’m gonna become a singer, and we’ll probably fall in love,'” she recalled thinking. “By the way, that’s the first time I’ve ever confessed the real intention of me auditioning for X Factor.”
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Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon
The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actor admitted during a December 2021 appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show that his childhood celeb crush was his Sing 2 costar Reese Witherspoon. “I had a bit of a crush on the young lady sitting to the left of me,” he said of the Big Little Lies alum, who joined him for the interview. “[Reese] was one of my early, early crushes and if you’ve seen [1991’s The Man on the Moon] it’s inevitable. What’s not to have a crush on?”
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Dax Shepard and Daniel Ricciardo
The host of the “Armchair Expert” podcast revealed in a November 2021 interview with Ellen DeGeneres that after years of crushing on Brad Pitt, he had a new man in his life: Australian Formula One driver, Daniel Ricciardo.
After Ricciardo appeared on an episode of “Armchair Expert,” he said the two of them “kind of hit it off.” Shepard joked that he “pushed hard, got a phone number” and now they’re inseparable. “We’ve just really been building this thing that’s culminated in us seeing the world together, really,” The Ranch alum said.
His wife, Kristen Bell, was very much on board. “They’re really cute. I fully support this,” she told DeGeneres.
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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
The Frozen star admitted that she only has eyes for one celeb: her husband, Dax Shepard.
“Isn’t he a hunk? Look at this guy!” Bell gushed about Shepard’s muscular frame during a November 2021 episode of the Ellen DeGeneres Show. “Now he’s a big boy. I’ve got no complaints!”
Shepard quickly returned the compliment. “I don’t want to objectify you, but we are married,” he told Bell. “Look at the buns! This outfit, I couldn’t get my eyes off. Look at the buns!”
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Daniel Radcliffe
During an interview with Capital Breakfast, the Lost City star opened up about his celebrity crushes. “Cameron Diaz is still very high on the list. Drew Barrymore is there,” he shared. “Juno Temple! I’ve worked with her, she’s gorgeous, and I wouldn’t mind saying her name.”
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Selena Gomez and Chris Evans
The Rare Beauty founder shared her crush on the Captain America: The Winter Soldier star during a 2015 interview on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.
“I kind of have a crush on Chris Evans. Isn’t he cute? He’s very cute,” Gomez noted during the late-night appearance when she was asked about her love life. After Cohen noted that Evans’ brother bartended on WWHL one week earlier, she excitedly added, “Really? Last week? Maybe it’s meant to be.”
The Disney Channel alum and the MCU star later sparked romance speculation in October 2021 after social media fans noticed the pair were spotted at the same Los Angeles locations around the same time.
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Dolly Parton and Jimmy Fallon
The “Jolene” singer told W Magazine in October 2021 that she’s “always had good luck with late-night guys,” which might explain her crush on the host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 
“Well, I have a crush on Jimmy Fallon, but I’m big now, I can’t excuse myself on that!” the 9 to 5 actress joked, adding, “I think he is precious. He’s so funny. We get along so good.”
That closeness she shares with the Saturday Night Live alum might have something to do with the hours he keeps. “I guess there’s something about those late-night people that kinda hits my fancy and I hit theirs somehow,” the country music icon explained. “I guess it’s ’cause you feel like you can be more free late at night. You don’t have to worry about what you say.”
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Elizabeth Olsen and Frank Sinatra
The Wandavision star told W magazine in August 2021 about her childhood crush on the famed musician.
“I loved classic musicals, and I was in love with Frank Sinatra,” Olsen told the outlet. “I would do scenes with him in my bathroom, which then turned into scenes with George Clooney as I got older and I realized Frank Sinatra was an old man. I was like, ‘Well, maybe if I get older, I can at least work with George Clooney, as his daughter’s friend or something, and then we have a thing.’”
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Cardi B and Robert Pattinson
The “WAP” rapper bumped into the Twilight star at a November 2021 event in Beverly Hills — and couldn’t control herself. “Look who I met the other day!” she wrote via Twitter. “I felt like a teen!”
The proof of Cardi’s fangirling is in the video she shared, which shows her introducing Pattinson as “her friend” before she starts screaming. All he could do was smile.
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Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly
In a July 2021 GQ profile, Machine Gun Kelly (real name Colson Baker) dished about all of his dreams coming true — and not just because of the musical accolades he’s earned, but because of the lucky lady on his arm during all the red carpets. 
The GQ writer, Wesley Lowery, attended high school with the “Bloody Valentine” rapper and reminisced that his old friend long admired the New Girl alum, explaining that Baker was “the teenager who got the Decepticons logo from Transformers tattooed on his arm and hung a poster of Megan Fox in his bedroom.” Baker confirmed that the aforementioned poster was from a GQ shoot that Fox had done at the time, calling this interview “some full-circle s–t.”
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Emma Stone and Leonardo DiCaprio
Stone’s favorite memory of winning best actress at the 2017 Academy Awards was receiving the trophy from her childhood crush.
“That was what was going through my mind ‘cause it was him. … I’d seen Titanic seven and a half times in theaters. He was the love of my life,” she said during an interview on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show in May 2021. “I had a picture of him in my bedroom that was signed, that I had gotten for my birthday when I was like 12 years old. I was walking to Leo and I was like, ‘This is officially the most surreal moment of my life.’ I could not believe it.”
She added: “I think he probably thinks I’m like a little weird, ‘cause whenever I see him, I’m kind of like, ‘Hey, how’s it going?’ You know, just in little moments, either at the same event or something. He’s very sweet though. But that was truly — that was what was the craziest experience was the fact that it was him.”
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Amy Adams and Robert De Niro
The Sharp Objects alum revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in November 2020 that she got a “retroactive crush” on De Niro after watching his older films for the first time, including The Godfather and The Godfather Part II. “I have a crush on him in the ’70s,” she said. “I mean, not that I wouldn’t have a crush on him now, but you know, I’m married.”
After Kimmel joked that having a crush on the actor “in the ‘70s” and not on him “in his 70s,” Adams noted that she hasn’t ruled De Niro out based on age just yet. “I mean, I’m open to having a crush on him in his 70s. I think that could happen,” she added.
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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.”
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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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Austin Butler and Danielle Fishel
During a January 2024 appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, Butler revealed that his first crush was Boy Meets World alum Danielle Fishel. 
“Topanga on — what was that show, was that Boy Meets World? — I remember having a crush on her,” the Elvis star admitted.
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