Lovin’ We Lost: Eye Candy Crushes Who Were Taken “Off The Market” In 2013

December 19, 2013  |  
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We would say that we’re happy that some of our favorite men in Hollywood found love, but we’re a little peeved that it wasn’t with us. How many tears were shed when Idris Elba let the world know he was no longer single? And after splitting with Ashanti, we were kind of hoping Nelly could be our honeydip. But alas, we weren’t as lucky as these ladies. Here are 10 men we used to give the eye to who were booed up or married in 2013.


Idris Elba

I think jaws dropped collectively when we didn’t just hear, but had to see that Idris Elba was dating makeup artist Naiyana Garth at the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year event a few months ago. He gave her his coat and everything! He would go on to confirm that he is indeed taken, and not only that, but he’s expecting a child with Garth. *drops head into hands and sobs*

Hill Harper

While he might not be someone we all swooned over, there was always something very attractive about Harper. He’s a Harvard-educated intellectual and author. He’s friends with President Obama. Plus, he’s just really cute. But it has come out recently that homeboy is taken, as he was seen frolicking in the ocean with girlfriend of at LEAST a year, pianist Chloe Flower.


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

We were under the impression that The Rock was single and ready to mingle (and damn it, we were ready to mingle with his fine behind), but in an Essence interview this year, he made it clear that he’s taken. Not only is he taken, but he’s been taken for years by singer Lauren Hashian. Yes, I’m over here hating…


Michael B. Jordan

After viewing Michael B. Jordan in Fruitvale, a whole host of women jumped on his bandwagon. But then the saddest thing happened–he said he had a girlfriend. Not only that, but his girlfriend made him break his damn hand when he tried to help her after her heel got caught in a street grate. We would never do you like that Michael! But there might be hope after all, because on a recent episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter (with Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor, who are also on this list) he revealed that he’s already single again. Is it all talk or true? Either way, we’ll happily take him!


So sad to see Pharrell Williams go, we were really hoping he could share info on the fountain of youth he’s using. But it’s true. The mega-producer had a great year, and to cap it off, he wed his girlfriend, and the mother of his son, Rocket, Helen Lasichanh. I’ll always have the “Frontin'” video to hold me over.


*Deep sigh* I’ve seen Tank in person and let me tell you–that man is delicious. But he’s taken! But we’re happy for him, because he reunited with his ex, Zena Foster, the mother of his daughter, Zoey. He’s thrown her a birthday bash this year, and the two have shared their PDA at red carpet events and on Instagram for the last few months. Zippity doo da day…

Chiwetel Ejiofor

I’ve always thought Chiwetel Ejiofor was a very handsome and incredibly talented man. What can I say? I love all my Nigerians. But just when I was getting comfortable making him my imaginary husband, I up and find out that he has a girlfriend. He hit the screenings of his movies, 12 Years a Slave and Half of a Yellow Sun hand-in-hand with girlfriend Sari Mercer.

Adam Levine

Look, Adam Levine stays with a Victoria’s Secret model on his arm. And he made it official that he wants his current angel in his life for always, as he pissed off thousands of women to put a ring on the hand of model Behati Prinsloo. The African beauty (she’s Namibian) and Levine announced their engagement in July.


Just when he was back on the market after splitting with Ashanti, Nelly’s buff and beautiful behind went ahead and scooped himself up a new love: LaShontae Heckard (actress and video model). Of course, Nelly loves to play coy with his relationships and act like they aren’t real, so he’s said publicly that he’s single, but yet and still, he’s been seen everywhere with Ms. Tae Tae. You don’t have to fully claim her Nelly but, uh, we’re not blind…

Big Sean

Okay, so Big Sean could use a little meat on his bones, but you and I both know that he’s a cutie pie. And while we were sad to hear that he split from longtime love Ashley early in the year, our eyebrows went up just a little: “Oh, so he’s available now…?” But just that quick he was taken again, scooped up by Glee star Naya Rivera, and soon after, officially locked down after he popped the question to her.

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