15 of the Most Shocking Celebrity Crushes

by Jennifer Lafferty

15 of the Most Shocking Celebrity Crushes

It’s common for people to develop crushes on entertainers and other public figures, but who do celebs fantasize about? From Jennifer Lawrence’s infatuation with Larry David to James Corden’s thing for Hillary Clinton, these celebrity crushes range from odd and surprising to simply unbelievable. Here are the most shocking celebrity crushes revealed.


Jennifer Lawrence and Larry David



Jennifer Lawrence could have just about any guy she wants, but who’s her object of desire? Curb Your Enthusism’s Larry David. She said, “I worship Woody Allen, but I don’t feel it below the belt the way I do for Larry David.”


Ariana Grande and Jim Carrey



Ariana Grande’s lifelong crush on Jim Carrey goes to show the value of a good sense of humor cannot be overestimated. Her love for Carrey runs so deep that when she met the comedian, Grande was moved to tears.


Jessica Chastain and Gary Oldman



Zero Dark Thirty and The Martian actress Jessica Chastain said that her cinematic crush is Gary Oldman, adding that she especially liked him in Dracula.


Meryl Streep and Will Ferrell



Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep surprised fans when she revealed she has a big crush on wacky comedian Will Ferrell. Streep has said that she loves him in everything he does and his movie Anchorman makes her cry.


Jason Sudeikis and Ellen DeGeneres



Jason Sudeikis’s college crush on Ellen DeGeneres is surprising for many reasons, mainly because she’s so different from his usual type, like wife Olivia Wilde. He told Elle: “It was the gorgeous blue eyes. And she’s hilarious.”


Kristen Stewart and Harrison Ford



Despite the 48-year age difference, Kristen Stewart said she once had a huge crush on actor Harrison Ford. However, more recently she’s been swooning over heartthrob Colin Farrell, a mere 14 years her senior.


Kat Graham and Jeff Goldblum



Kat Graham’s crush on actor Jeff Goldblum was supposed to be a secret until her Vampire Diaries costar Nina Dobrev outed her in a joint interview, with Graham grudgingly confirming it was true.


Selena Gomez and Billy Crudup



Selena Gomez had a crush on Billy Crudup after seeing him in Almost Famous, subsequently leading to her brief Penny Lane fashion phase. Gomez was later taken aback by news that she would costar with Crudup in Rudderless.


Sam Claflin and Pamela Anderson



The Hunger Games star Sam Claflin was a fan of Baywatch and infatuated enough with actress Pamela Anderson to keep a framed photo of her by his bed—which he would kiss every night.


Lucy Hale and Steve Carell



Sultry young actress Lucy Hale of TV’s Pretty Little Liars thinks Steve Carell is sexy. Hale seems to have a thing for older men; she also listed Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Wahlberg among her crushes.


Neil Patrick Harris and Nick Jonas



Neil Patrick Harris recently admitted his celebrity crush is singer/actor Nick Jonas. Harris told Wendy Williams that Jonas was good-looking at a very young age, “even before I was allowed to think he was good-looking.”


Ryan Gosling and Britney Spears



Ryan Gosling’s crush on Britney Spears goes back to when they were both kids, costarring on The Mickey Mouse Club. Gosling remembers playing basketball and spin the bottle with Spears, who he described as a “sweetheart.”


Emma Watson and Kevin Costner



Emma Watson revealed that she’s had a big crush on Kevin Costner since she was 12 and was so overcome when she shared an elevator with him a couple of years ago that she couldn’t speak.


Anne Hathaway and Jon Stewart



The first time Jon Stewart interviewed Anne Hathaway back in 2008, she confessed that she had a crush on him, adding that many of her friends do too. Stewart protested, calling himself old and “decrepit.”


James Corden and Hillary Clinton



British comic James Corden referred to Hillary Clinton as his “weird crush,” in what was presumably a tongue-in-cheek bit at Glamour‘s Woman of the Year awards in 2014, saying he wanted to be her minister of romance, secretary for offense, etc.