True Life: I Remember My First Celebrity Crush

November 9, 2012  |  
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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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Tuere: Had to have been Michael Jackson. I’ve always been an animal lover, so all those cute posters of him and baby tigers, llamas, etc. made me feel that we had to be soul mates.

Doneisha: 1st crush was Jon Bon Jovi…oh I will not be judged. I loved his hair and his name

Princess: Heavy D. He was fat and Jamaican. I was in love

Ebb: Ray J. A word up magazine. I was like 9.. I wrote fan letters and everything…. This was a good 17 years ago… Now I can’t stand the sight of his A$$… I never even saw his sex tape..

Ashley: METHOD MAN…Probably 1996 or so, listened to WU TANG & saw a video!!! Whew…i still have a thang up for him…in high school I had an entire wall designated to him @ moms house

La Trina: Prince ….almost fainted when I saw him in concert

Karen: John Travolta. I was 8. Grease was the BOMB. I played the album over and over, after my Mom took me to see it at the Drive-In. She then bought me the play-book. My bff and I, would sit in my Mom’s car and act out the entire movie. Lol.

Maureen: Without a doubt Pharrell Williams and were the same age. Adult Videos

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Takeisha: USHER RAYMOND ! ! I fell in love the first time I saw his video ”Just Call Me a Mack” and I still would do anything to chill with him!

Shaquetha: I think my first celebrity crush was SisQó from Dru Hill. I was like 14 and when I first saw him, I was so enamored with the fact that he was totally different than what I was used to seeing (baggy pants & gold teeth), that my crush lasted throughout high school. When I saw him in person for the first time, all I could think was: he’s super cute, but he’s a lot shorter than I thought. Oh well, go figure…


Dana: Blair Underwood is still mines. He is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo dang on fine

Nicole: Joey Lawrence from the TV show Blossom. I always hated his character but I thought he was pretty.

Sarita: Mel Gibson! Yes maa’m! I was 7 or 8 years old. Those eyes!! Wanted to change my family name to Gibson too! Then he went crazy and I’m damaged! How could he do this to ‘us’!! We were going to get married and have lots of Gibson babies!

Sylvia: Marques Houston when he was with Immature. First saw their video “I Will Never Lie” watching the static filled channel “the box.” My 12 year old self loved that he was close to my age and his cute lil pig tails at the time! #whatthehellwasIthinking?

Shayla: Ginuwine. I saw the Pony video, been in love ever since!

Gineen: OK it was Tevin Campbell and the first time I saw him was on the Fresh Prince of Bell Air. I thought he was soooo cute back then and I even tried to look him up in the phonebook. I didn’t know any better. Young and stupid…

Victoria: The Famous Jet Jackson was my first celebrity crush! I used to love that show! And he’s still gorgeous today!

Joy: Ralph Tresvant back in the day. I first feel in love with him in 1985 with Mr Telephone Man. My love grew for him over the years, even after he went solo with Sensitivity <3

Thomasina: Kirk Cameron his laugh ..and those dimples he was just so cute to me i had a major crush for years now hes a grown man and christian the ultimate turn on!!

Darling: I also had a thing for the dad on Growing Pains, Robin Thicke’s dad. I was about eight and thought that man was attractive. I can see where his son gets the good looks. But Michael will always be my first real crush. My brother ripped my calendar I had and I whipped his butt lol!

Jocelyn: I don’t know how many of yall remember “The Boys” from the late ’80s. Hakeem the lead singer was my absolute favorite <3!!!!!!!!! I was six at the time and was heartbroken to find out that he was a teenager at the I thought we were getting married.

LoRonce: Isaac Hayes. My mom had the Black Moses album, and the standup that came with it. He looked so beautiful, bald and tall and beautifully clothed.


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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.