True Life: I Remember My First Celebrity Crush

November 8, 2012 ‐ By madamenoire


Before we liked the booger-picking, dirty smelling boys in our classrooms, we preferred the often older, more mature, glamorized boys [and sometimes] men we saw on our favorite television shows and music videos. We asked our Facebook followers who was their first celebrity crush and the first time they saw them. See what they had to say. 

Jakozy: OK. Nelly was my celebrity crush when he first came out! I’m pretty sure I was like 9 or 10 years old. And he was so fiiiiine and that country accent? loved it!

Francisca: Paul Walker on The Fast the Furious because he was and still is cute.

Monique: Keith Sweat, I was 10 years old and it was at The African-American day Parade in Harlem. He shook my hand and I thought he was very handsome.

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  • Wow

    Of course Prince and MJ (white suite yellow vest fresh jheri curl days), but I had a major crush on Michael Bivins from New Edition. 🙂

  • Trisha_B

    Bow Wow! You couldn’t tell me we weren’t gonna get married. i remember hating the girl from 3LW b/c she was saying she was dating Bow Wow lmfao

  • SugaBooga

    Two words: TEVIN CAMPBELL.

  • thegoodluckpig

    to this very day I am always made fun of for my first celebrity crush: fat joe. yes he was a large man but he had so much confidence you couldn’t hate. i remember he was doing an interview or i think a segment for cribs and he talked about wanting a pink versace shirt that didnt come in his size so he called up and asked them to sow two of them together. i was like yes!

  • MMMari.

    Andre “3000” Benjamin was my first celebrity crush… that smile at the end of the ” Ms. Jackson” always gave me butterflies. I had his pics on everything from my binders to my bedroom walls…. 😀

  • babykeepsitreal

    My first celebrity crush was either ginuwine or usher can’t remember which one I crushed on first but they were definitely holding it down back then… but now ginuwine tryna stay relevant and usher always crying

  • Blue Juice

    No Devante from Jodeci anyone? Those pretty hazel eyes, glowing skin, deep voice, piano skills AND songwriter?! Now that was one heck of a man. Too bad hes not lookin too good these days:(

  • Romeo from Steve Harvey show and Ray-j *eek

  • LC

    Tommy from Power Rangers (the green one)

  • xxdiscoxxheaven

    Probably all of the members of B2K. Good thing I grew outta that one!

  • Missvegasgirl

    My first celebrity crush was Hakeem from The Boys. I was about 7 when they came out with “Dial My Heart” and I loved Hakeem. When I was in the 7th grade it was Usher when he came out with “Can You Get With It”. OMG I feel old! Now it’s all about Bruno Mars, he’s such a cutie and I love his music:)

  • Kiara

    My first celebrity crush was Ja Rule. I was 9. Lol, don’t ask me why! I actually dreamt about him and I getting married. Now that I think about it, it seems totally weird.

    • HA!!! “What would I be without my babbbbbbaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!” Girl, don’t be ashamed! I had a real life wedding with Silkk The Shocker to Destiny’s Child’s first CD! (I walked down the aisle by myself!) GURL!! Couldn’t nobody tell me he wasn’t my husband!

  • Romeo from Immature was my very first celebrity crush.

    Ginuwine’s “Pony” video…made me feel bad and good at the same damn time, lol. I didn’t know what was going on when I watched that video, but I liked it!

    Then there was Usher with the “Leave the One I’m With” video. During that time he would drop his pants, and I would get those feelings again…whew!

    And there was Ray J in the “Let it Go” video. His first CD is actually really good.

    B2K entered my life around 15…

    And now I am devoted to Lupe Fiasco and Raheem Devaughn. Ha!

  • IllyPhilly

    Bruce Leroy!!!! I was never the same after that and went on to date and marry men who were martial artists.

  • I was all of 3 years old when BBD dropped “Poison”, but I remember telling everybody Ronnie was my husband!! LOL… then it was Tupac, then Ginuwine, then Silkk The Shocker (whom I actually married… LOL), then Nelly, then Ludacris, then T.I. (until he cheated with Tiny, but that’s okay)… HA!! As you can see, I was a little busy body! I couldn’t stay settled!

  • Chatty Cathy

    I grew up in the 90s. While the girls in my class loved Immature I didn’t have my first celebrity crush till 7th grade when Usher came out with You Make Me Wanna. I was in love!

  • beautiful mic

    Mine was Micheal Jackson, then Prince.

    • beautiful mic

      Later, it was Red Head King Pen, Sindbad, Special Ed, Heavy D…almost every rapper that came out in the mid-to-late 80s.

      • tata111

        Yeah Big Daddy kane

    • KJ23

      Mine was Michael Jackson too!! I was like 4 or 5, and I would blush so hard when he came on TV!!! Memories!!

  • Hello

    Pleasure p from pretty Ricky. I had the signature on my phone and everything

  • autumnbreeze

    Donnie Wahlberg from New Kids on the Block….Just imagine being in an all black school and being the only black chick who “openly” liked so-called “white music”…smh LOL

  • curlyk

    Justin Timberlake in his nsync days.

  • Dani

    It was Leonardo Dicaprio…. O_O I’ll never let go Jack…. never.

  • CarlaKah

    Nick Carter. NOOO Mark Paul Gosselaer!

  • Jane Doe

    My bf is a white man.

  • Mark Paul Gosselear a.k.a Zack Morris from Saved by the Bell

  • Cleo

    My celebrity crus was Leonardo dicaprio, I remember I would watch old growing pain episodes just to stair at him. I begged my mom to buy me titanic on VHS lol.

    • Cleo

      * crush

  • dbatt001

    i think it was Leonardo

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    • xxdiscoxxheaven

      I was probably like 11 when “In those jeans” came out. I was in love!

      • MLS2698

        I’m crushin’ on the ” Allstate ” guy right now! Have been for a minute; he played the father in ” Love & Basketball. ” My age…….n/a.