Then And Now: The Male Celebrities Everyone Thirsted Over In The 00s
Who didn't have a poster of Orlando Bloom on their wall?
Remember the time before Noah Centineo stole everyone’s hearts with his roguish personality, deep tweets, and cover boy good looks?
Back in the 00s, people across the globe were busy doodling on their planners, tearing up magazine covershoots, and spending all their waking hours daydreaming about the following male celebrities.
And tbh, most of these guys are still looking pretty damn good today.
Fans of The OC were drawn to the resident bad boy of the series, with his floppy hair, blue eyes, and an unrivalled ability to always look slightly pissed off on camera. Ryan Attwood was everything a crush should be, minus his random obsession with vests and love of a good punch up.
People who liked their celebrity crushes on the nerdy side were drawn to Seth Cohen’s awkward, adorable, and geeky AF character. These days, he’s married to Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester, with the pair welcoming their first child into the world in 2015.
It’s pretty much a given that every iPod Nano in the world still has at least one Jesse McCartney song stored on it. He was the voice (and face) of a generation and those ice-blonde highlights and steely blue eyes will always have the fondest place in our hearts.
Who didn’t have a crush on Will Turner in Pirates Of The Caribbean? Possibly only the people who had a crush on Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean instead, and the overlap between the two has never been fully investigated.
Once a babe, forever a babe. The R&B singer burst onto the scene in the 90s but solidified his status as Number 1 Celebrity Crush with his smooth AF dance moves in ‘Yeah’ and his downright incredible fashion sense on every red-carpet going. Swoonworthy? For sure.
Whether he stole your heart in 40 Days And 40 Nights or Pearl Harbour, the mid noughties heartthrob was a scene stealer in pretty much everything that he appeared in. These days, he and actress Tamsin Egerton and their two children live a quiet life away from the cameras.
Those were the days </3