Celebrity Crushes…Who was Your First?

We have all had one. Don’t tell me you haven’t, because it’s not true. Somewhere down the road you have had a crush on a celebrity. Maybe it was a model, music artist, television or movie star or maybe a sports person…it doesn’t matter which, at some point in your life your heart went pitter patter for someone you have seen on the screen. So, who was it? Let me know in the comments please, inquiring minds would like to know.

I will fully admit, that at the age of six I had a thing for the 6 Million Dollar man, Steve Austin. Rumor has it I would run around the house in slow motion making the bionic noise. If you don’t know what I am talking about, please look it up on You Tube. If you can imagine a little 6-year-old girl in a Dorothy Hamill haircut doing this, it’s pretty funny. Sounds about right for me. Also, full disclosure, that same year I tumbled all over the living room during the summer Olympics thinking I was Nadia Comaneci getting a gold medal. That wasn’t a crush, but I had to mention it before one of my siblings did.

Flash forward 6 years to 1982. A new show entered the NBC lineup and from the moment I saw the older brother character I was in love. I am talking about that preppy boy Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties. Something about him just got me. I made sure I was in front of the television every week. Also, that year I fell in love with Jason Bateman from Siver Spoons. Most girls I knew liked Ricky Schroeder, but not me.

So, I was a regular girl reading all the magazines like Tiger Beat and 16, tearing out the pictures and hanging them up on the wall. They changed from time to time as I got older. In 1985 I was hit with a new crush…Mike Seaver of Growing Pains played by Kirk Cameron. Cute smile, a little bit of a troublemaker (not real bad boy stuff, just small kind trouble). But then…a bunch of movies started hitting the screen with cute guys everywhere.

I did not see The Breakfast Club in the theater when it came out that year, but my friend Clare and I got in to see St. Elmo’s Fire. We were both 15 and went to an afternoon show. The kid behind the ticket booth asked if we were 17. Clare said yes right away; I looked at him with a little smirk and tilt of the head and said almost. He let us both in. I was at that moment, watching that movie a forever Brat Pack fan. I just watched this movie the other day…still love it and still an Andrew McCarthy fan, but instead of seeing him on the screen now, I enjoy his books and travel writing.

And don’t think crushes end when your teenage years end. They continue into adult hood. Maybe your heart doesn’t swoon like when you were a kid, but you can look at a celebrity and think that person is niiicceeeee. For me, Bradley Cooper comes to mind, also Alex O’Loughlin from the recent Hawaii 5-0. Some older crushes actually get better looking with age. Rob Lowe was too pretty looking for me when he was younger but looks good now. I always liked Robert Dowing Jr., but it wasn’t until he cleaned up and stopped using drugs and got a little older that I thought he was good looking. And the best example is George Clooney. I watched him on Facts of Life, but it wasn’t until he became Dr. Doug Ross on E.R. that I really noticed him.

Celebrity crushes are just a simple fact of life. Don’t think from all these examples that I was boy crazy or anything. I am very particular about who I like in real life. As I look over the ones mentioned here, I realize I could have listed a thousand more. But now that I have listed a few of mine; it’s your turn to tell me…

***Question for the comments…who was your biggest celebrity crush and why?

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Hi, I'm Tracie. I am a writer, reader, life coach, lover of the city and the beach. I am a big fan of all things caffeinated. I dig things from many different decades, but am a definite child of the 80's. My blog is about everything and anything my mind conjures up. Enjoy the ride.

21 thoughts on “Celebrity Crushes…Who was Your First?

      1. There is only ONE Roger Taylor (and it ain’t the guy from Duran Duran). I would still leave home for him even though he now looks like Santa Claus. But he can still play like a ____!
        I’m not saying who my first “celebrity” crush was and if either you or Donnie say it, I will truly never forgive you. I totally agree with you on Rob Lowe and RDJ. Andrew McCarthy?! 🤣🤣 He’s a skinny little geek. Clooney got better with age, as did Sean Connery. The TRUE love of my life was on a bell curve…not so great when he was younger, SEXY AS HELL in middle age and has now completely lost his marbles as an old man. Is still the best actor IMO. Crap! Now I want to watch Remains of the Day or Legends of the Fall or Joe Black. Ooo…maybe even The Lion in Winter or Audrey Rose…

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          1. I have met about 20 people who either personally know Robert, or met him. I served a guy in the Barnes and Noble Cafe in Altamonte Springs, Florida, who grew up with Robert, near Birmingham, England. They all said he’s the kindest, most down to Earth person ever. I’ve seen people photos taken with their families and him at Disney World. Makes me happy, that his reputation as a human is so good. He donated a lot of his money and time to charities, without the fake hoopla of, “Oh, see what I did.”

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  1. Micheal J !!! Not just his Alex P Keaton role but all his movies too. Richard Marx was the singer for me!! Those were the two posters I had up in my room in high school. As an adult, I have to agree with Maneesha Legolas for certain – not necessarily the actor but definitely that role played by him !!! And also, about 10 years ago, Nathan Fillion… if you don’t know him, look him up !!!

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