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10+ Celebrities Who Admitted They Had Crushes On Their Peers

Sarah Kester 3 Feb 2021

In all our fascination with celebs, it's easy to forget that they're people too. They eat, sleep, and cry in the shower the same way we do.

They even have crushes on other celebs!

We'd say stay away from our imaginary loves, but we also kinda 'ship these potential romances.

Here are 10+ celebs who admitted crushes on their peers.

1. Jennifer Lawrence


The Hunger Games actress sure is hungry for the Seinfeld creator.

She has spoken out about her crush on him several times throughout the years, like when she told Vanity Fair, "I'm in love with him."

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Nicmmy could have been a thing!

While on his show, the actress recalled how she went over to his house many years ago, thinking it was sort of a date. Thing is, Jimmy had no clue that she liked him!

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"I swear, you didn't talk at all," Nicole said to a shocked Fallon.

"And I left and I went, 'Okay, no chemistry.' And then I was like, 'Maybe he's gay.'"

You dun goofed, Jimmy! They're now both married to other people.

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The Pretty Little Liars star has a thing for funny men.

In 2013, she told Lucky magazine that she thinks Steve Carell is "so sexy." She took her love up a notch when she tweeted, "Steve Carell is my dream man. That's all."

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4. Noah Schnapp


Okay, this is adorable.

The 16-year-old Stranger Things star has admitted to having a crush on Zendaya (who doesn't?).

He called her "so pretty" while gushing over her at the MTV Movie and TV Awards.

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5. Diane Keaton

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The actress is dying to be a cougar with Channing Tatum.

She even told Ellen DeGeneres in 2015 that she's willing to break her no-marriage streak with him. We can only imagine the private Magic Mike shows he'd give her...

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6. Ariana Grande

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Now, this is a crush we didn't see coming.

The "Positions" singer has called Jim Carrey her "lifelong crush." When she met him in 2014, she was even emotional, something that was "uncharacteristic" for her.

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"I met him and I was kind of nervous to meet him, you know, he's been my crush forever," she told Live with Kelly and Michael.


"What if he's not as nice as I'm expecting?" she said.

But thankfully, she said that he was so nice and perfect.

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7. Drake


The rapper has never been shy about his feelings towards Rihanna.

He said that he's been in love with her since he was 22 at the 2016 VMAs and has also called her "the greatest woman I've ever known."

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8. Helen Mirren and Vin Diesel


This is a case of two celebs openly admitting that they have a crush on one another!

It all started when the actress told Seth Meyers in 2015 that she "sort of fell a little bit in love" with Vin after watching him give an awards speech.

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Vin returned her words of affection after the pair worked on The Fate of the Furious together.

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“I remember this being one of my favorite days in my journey,” Diesel has said about his scene with Mirren.

"No one else in the room mattered. Nothing existed but this bond between her and I, and there was something really magical and really special about it."

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9. Josh Hutcherson

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The Hunger Games actor has long been smitten for Emma Watson.

He even asked his manager to call her manager and set up a date for them. "It hasn't happened yet. One day, fingers crossed!" he told Bang Showbiz in 2013.

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10. Cole Sprouse

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Back when he played Ben on Friends, he developed a major schoolboy crush on Jennifer Aniston.

“I was infatuated. I was speechless—I’d get all bubbly and forget my lines and completely blank…It was so difficult," he told the New York Post in 2017.

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11. KJ Apa

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Cole isn't the only Riverdale actor who has a crush on Jennifer Aniston.

In 2017, Apa told Cosmopolitian that she's his celebrity crush even though he didn't grow up watching the show.

Who can blame them? She's gorgeous!

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12. Dax Shepard

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He may be married to Kristen Bell, but that hasn't stopped Dax from dreaming about Brad Pitt.

"I felt like Julia Roberts in 'Pretty Woman,'" Shepard told Ellen DeGeneres of his motorcycle date with the star.

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13. Sandra Bullock

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The actress has one thing in common with the rest of the planet: she's in love with Keanu Reeves.

This crush has roots to it, going all the way back to when they worked on the movie Speed together in 1994.

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"I think about how sweet Keanu Reeves was, and how handsome he was," Bullock told Ellen DeGeneres in 2018.

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She said that this made it hard for her to film when she was so smitten.

Keanu later admitted that he also had a crush on Sandra at the time!

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14. Jake Gyllenhaal


Yet another celeb who has admitted his feelings for Jennifer Aniston!

The pair worked together in 2002 on The Good Girl. “I will say, I had a crush on her for years. And working with her was not easy...I was — um, yeah. That’s all I’m going to say," he told People.

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15. Selena Gomez

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The "Rare" singer has a major crush on Chris Evans. Join the club, girl!

She admitted to it during her 2015 appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. "Isn't he cute? He's very cute," she said.

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