We Ain’t Mad!15 Black Male Celebrities Who Might Stay Bachelors Forever

September 10, 2012  |  
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Source: Essence

One of the best things about celebrity crushes is that no matter what their relationship status may be, they can always stay in our hearts. Known for their bachelor titles, these A-listers are a hot commodity on and off the big screen and stage. Many of these Hollywood A-listers and singers may be off the market sometimes, but never for long, adding them as a mainstay to our Hollywood bachelor’s list.

They’ll “sexify” you for sure. Here are 15 black male celebrities who might be lifelong ‘little black book’ holders…

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Michael Ealy

We wouldn’t mind at all if this “Think Like A Man” actor stays a bachelor. He is famously known for being the ex-boyfriend of award-winning actress Halle Berry, as well as rumored to be currently dating actress and “Think Like A Man” co-star Taraji P. Henson.

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Idris Elba

This British television and film star is known for his roles in “Obsessed” and “Luther” as well as his dashing good looks at a ripe 40 years old. Divorced from his ex-wife and mother of his daughter, Kim Elba, Idris is currently single although he had a short-lived fling over a year ago that produced his first son.

Source: BET

Terrence J

Although this multi-talented actor and host is currently dating supermodel Selita Ebanks, this 30-year old is still one of Hollywood’s newest eligible bachelors (at least in our mind!). Branching out from BET’s 106 & Park to host E! News in replacement of Ryan Seacrest, Terrence J is now on the radar!

Source: And Pop


From his music and sound, this Canadian-bred rapper and singer seems a little emotionally unavailable and mysterious, but Drake keeps us guessing. The 25-year old rapper is currently single and working on his music and collaborating with the late Aaliyah on a few unreleased tracks.

Source: Essence


One can only hope that this hip-hop artist and actor stays single for the sake of our interests! Common is and has been a hot commodity in the music and acting world, and every woman has taken notice, from tennis player Serena Williams to singer-songwriter Erykah Badu.

Source: BET

Andre 3000

Another ex of singer-songwriter Erykah Badu (and the father of her son, Seven), Andre 3000 is one of our most eligible bachelors. As a notable hip-hop artist and actor, Andre 3000 is a bachelor we would love to keep on our list for his quirky style, good looks, and who could forget about those crazy lyrics!

Source: Hip Hop Gossip Site

Terrence Howard 

With eyes that pierce on the big screen, Terrence Howard is a man who exudes what a bachelor is: calm, cool and collected. As a recent divorcee, Howard is now back on the market.

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2012 is a mainstay for the singer Usher. From divorce to death in the family to a hot, chart-topping album, the singer has had his share of publicity this year. He has been on our radar since the “8701” and “Confessions” days!

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Jamie Foxx

Foxx is right: Jamie Foxx has been singing and acting his way into our hearts since “The Jamie Foxx Show” in the late 1990’s. As a multi-talented star, Jamie Foxx is known for being a ladies man, on and off the screen, from co-stars Garcelle Beauvais to Taraji P. Henson.

Source: Urb Life

Omari Hardwick

“For Colored Girls” might not have been the best light for this Hollywood actor, but Omari Hardwick is one of the freshest, hottest actors coming to light, which is why he’s on our list. Now in the blockbuster hit remake of “Sparkle,” Omari Hardwick is surely becoming a mainstay on the big screen; he’s a catch in our eyes!

Source: Rick.com

Trey Songz

Not many can deny that Trey Songz oozes sexuality, which is why his bachelor’s card is never revoked! From songs titled “Love Faces” to “Dive In,” it’s safe to say that Trey Songz will forever ring bells that screams bachelor status.

Source: Eurweb

Gary Dourdan

With eyes many cannot resist, actor Gary Dourdan had our vote ever since his early days of acting as Shazza Zulu on “A Different World.” Ever since then, the actor has been working on the television hit show “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and various other gigs.

Source: Soda Head

Shemar Moore

Light skin may or may not be in anymore, depending on who you ask, but we always have time for Shemar Moore! Since the 1990’s with “Soul Train” to “The Brothers” to “Young and The Restless,” Shemar has been the poster child for the light skin men in Hollywood who have caught our eye!

Source: Urban Mecca

Leon Robinson

His appeal goes beyond “Waiting to Exhale” as Russell and “The Temptations” as David Ruffin. This on-screen bad boy has captured our attention as being a Hollywood mainstay, looks and talent combined. Sharing a daughter with supermodel and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey, 50-year old Leon is a father and Hollywood figure that never goes out of style.

Source: Vulture Magazine


We had to throw it back for our bachelor’s list and complete it with none other than one of the Godfathers of sex appeal, Prince. This legendary artist has hit high notes on stage, on countless numbers of albums and in our, um, heads! Although he has had various notable relationships and has been linked to countless numbers of women, including Matye Garcia, Madonna, Apollonia and Carmen Electra, Prince has always been known for rolling solo and leaving a trail of love and lust along the way. Safe to say if bachelors actually carried a card, he has the Black card with unlimited credit!

We know we’ve probably missed a few, so tell us: who are the black male celebrity bachelors on your own personal list?

Blair Bedford is a media professional and freelance writer/contributor based out of NYC.  Follow Blair B. on Twitter @BlairsPadandPen.


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  • Tygre

    Michael Ely has a wife!

  • blackdolphin

    Michael Ealy is a married man., a/oct 2012, as reported on this very site.

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  • Ya’ll could’ve kept Drake and gave us Laz Alonso tho! I can’t deal with Aubrey and his emotional behind!

  • Kayo

    Why is it okay for them to be single, but the list several weeks back pointed out celebrity women who are single and what they may be doing wrong to remain single?

  • sammi_lu

    Boy ol’ Leon still making em swoon..lol

  • Nana Adwoa

    Idris is not English. He is British.

    • lovely99

      Whats the difference# genius

      • I had to double back like “Wait, is that not the same thing?” LOL!!

    • blackdolphin

      Technically he is English. Great Britain consists of England, Ireland, and Wales, and Scotland. Four different countries. You are either Scottish, Irish, Welch, or English. He is considered a British national. He was born in Hackney, London, England.

  • Cha Cha

    oooh Michael Ealy, hunny luv… You’re single, I’m single… let’s fix this problem together, shall we?!… if not, can you put in a good word, with yo boy Idris?

  • Cha Cha

    oooh Michael Ealy, hunny luv… You’re single, I’m single… um, let’s do this!!!!

  • Wow

    They have no reason to rush. If they decided that they wanted to jump the broom tomorrow there would be 10 to 20 women willing to say I do.

  • gracie

    These men make me wanna dump my bf!

  • Kayo

    That is right. People only mind it when women are single.

    • mia

      lol seriously who pisses in your cheerios everyday? Every comment you make on an article is always anger-tinged or snarky.


      • Kayo

        Oh, I am so sorry. I shall ‘relax’ because how you feel when you read my comments are of the utmost importance to me.

        • mia

          Nah. You shall relax because that stick up your a** can’t be all that comfortable.

          • Kayo

            Anything to please you, Master.

            • mia

              there, there *pats on the head*

          • sammi_lu

            Teeheehee =)

  • Ms. Mya

    No Laz Alonso? I love me some him.