5 Celebrities Speak on Their Childhood Star Crushes

You certainly don’t have any control over your crushes, and these 5 celebrities have all revealed some of the stars they first developed a crush on. Some are strange, weird or completely random, while other crushes made complete sense because they crushed on someone gorgeous! Not all of their crushes are conventional typically hot people, and they say their attraction was rather unexplained or a bit unusual. Some actually ended up meeting their crushes later on in life and were left flabbergasted by the experience, while others used to draw pictures or obsess over their crush and looking back realize how strange that was!

Diane Kruger


Diane was left blushing when she met her childhood crush: “I’m standing with Quentin and (Inglourious Basterds co-star) Christoph Waltz and Quentin goes, ‘Look who’s here…’ and I turned around and it’s Don Johnson with his wife, and I immediately start crying… I had a few too many, but it was so embarrassing. I was like, ‘Oh my God, you’re Don Johnson… I love you for your song and I have it on my phone…’ and he’s so embarrassed and his wife is so embarrassed for me. My boyfriend is like, ‘You need to stop talking now’.” He (Johnson) actually had to say, ‘I’m walking away now’.”

Hugh Grant

Hugh had a crush on a famous male star as a boy: “I had a crush on Cliff Richard, which is embarrassing. It means that when I was seven, I had bad taste and was presumably gay.”

Jane Lynch

Jane reveals that she loved Ron Howard when she was a kid: “Like every closeted lesbian in the 1970s, I had a crush on Ron Howard. It’s the truth. All gay girls have a crush on a very safe, kind of, non-sexually threatening person. Today he’s all man, he’s a wild man now. But when he was young he was very pure… I adored him. Not only did I take (his) pictures out of magazines, but I drew pictures of him. I know every angle of his face.”

Jared Followill

The ‘Kings of Leon’ musician was shocked to find his childhood crush staying in his hotel: “Holy Mother of God! My first childhood crush is staying at my hotel. I’ve had a crush on her since I was 5 and you know it. I’ve been knocking on every door in a bellman uniform. No luck yet. I’m so comparing my view to Cindy Crawford’s view. Gonna flex and ask her where the gym is.”

Naomie Harris

Naomie was obsessed with a certain singer and used to send him drawings: “I thought I was going to marry Michael Jackson. I used to draw pictures of us together and send them off to him. I was obsessed.”