Celebrities are talented and good looking and because of that we sometimes forget that they too have crushes. When they do make a move on those crushes, it doesn’t always go the way that they want. We were stunned, too. But it’s true, just because they are celebrities, it doesn’t mean that everyone is interested in them.
No one likes rejection, not even a celebrity. It can be soul crushing. The adult years can be tough when we deal with unrequited love. We don’t like to remember the times that we put our hearts out there and got them kicked to the curb. Being out in the spotlight can be even worse when for a celebrity when everyone is watching them. We know every move of our favorite celebrities and we even find out when they get rejected by their crushes. That stuff stays on the Internet forever. We have found some celebrities who had crushes but when they made a move on them, they got rejected.
These are stories about stars that prove that love isn’t easy even for the rich and famous and our hearts clench when we hear the stories. Check out these 20 celebs who were turned down by their celeb crush.
20 Lindsay Lohan Was Turned Down By James Franco
It’s bad enough being turned down by a celebrity crush but what happens when you hook up with a guy only to have him deny it ever happened? Word got out that Lindsay Lohan talked about getting together with James Franco and he publicly denied it. According to US Weekly, Lohan apparently got a list stolen from therapy that had everyone she's had relations with. During an interview with Los Angeles magazine, Franco denied that it ever happened. He even went so far as to call Lohan a liar, stating that she made the whole thing up.
19 Selena Gomez Wasn’t Interested In Justin At First
Considering their history together, it’s really hard to believe that these two were never not interested in each other. But there was a time when Selena Gomez considered him like a “little brother.” Ouch!
At the time, Justin was just beginning to get famous and he had that iconic haircut. In 2009, Justin got to sing "One Less Lonely Girl" to Selena during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. It was pretty obvious at the time that Justin had a crush on Selena. Of course, it wasn’t long before rumors started circulating them. When Selena was on the Ellen show in 2010, she shut down the rumors pretty fast when she compared Bieber to her little brother. "He's little! He's like my little brother," she said about Justin.
18 Nicole Kidman Had A Crush On Jimmy Fallon
Nicole Kidman put Jimmy Fallon on the spot when she told him on national TV that she had a crush on him but that he rejected her. We’re not sure what Jimmy Fallon was thinking but we love the fact that she called him out. She was introduced to him by a mutual friend but it didn’t go well.
According to Elle, Nicole told Fallon, “I just remember I liked you." She thought she was going over for a business meeting but it turned out to be a blind date. “Not now, I’m married now — so Rick, our mutual friend, says, ‘Oh, Jimmy wants to meet you and you can go over to his apartment. And I’m [solo], and I’m like ‘Okay, yeah, cool!'” But Fallon just ignored Kidman that night. It’s probably likely that he had no idea she liked him and assumed he wasn’t anywhere in her league so he didn’t bother to ask her out.
17 Aziz Ansari Was Ghosted By Blake Lively
Blake Lively is certainly high on a lot of guy’s lists as the dream girl. We’ve all been there at one point or another where we like someone more than they like us. We might not even pick up on it until we have been ghosted. Ghosting is easily one of the rudest forms of communication in the dating world.
Before she was Mrs. Ryan Reynolds, she had a few interactions with comedian Aziz Ansari. He went on The Howard Stern Show and talked about how he and Blake had exchanged phone numbers at an event in 2011. He sent her a bunch of text messages that went unanswered. He sent her a message asking her if she was going to the Met Ball and informed her as to where he would be after the event. “I’m going to the Boom Boom Room for that afterparty. Hopefully, this is your number? Either way, good seeing you.” He told Stern, “And that’s just so sad, that I’m questioning the technology,” Aziz said to Stern.
16 Justin Bieber Got Two Strikes From Rihanna
Justin Bieber didn’t have much luck with the ladies when he was younger and that probably had a lot to do with the fact that he looked like he was eight. In 2011, he was 16 years old but he looked so much younger than that. He was seated next to Rihanna at the NBA All-Star game and he didn’t have a problem asking Rihanna for her number. She was 23 years old at the time and wasn’t having any part of it, according to Seventeen magazine. Bieber even captioned the rejection in a post of him showing his phone to Rihanna. "'Can I have your number please' - Justin. 'Nah' - Rihanna."
15 Jennifer Lawrence Also Wasn’t Interested in Justin Bieber...
Three strikes and you are out! If you are Justin Bieber anyway. He had no problem going after high tiered celebrity women, regardless of how many times he struck out. While he was playing "Too Bae or Not to Bae" with Capital FM in 2015, he was asked whether he would “bae” Jennifer Lawrence. He answered, "Oh yeah. Bae for sure. 100 percent," adding that she was "so cute.” Jennifer Lawrence was on Watch What Happens Live and a fan informed her of Justin’s comment and she wasn’t interested at all. "I'm going to say a hard no," she said when asked if she'd ever "tap that.”
14 D'Angelo Wasn’t Into Madonna
D’Angelo isn’t into rude girls so if you’re that type of female, he wants nothing to do with you. Madonna may think that she can pick and choose whatever man she is going to be with but that’s not always the case. GQ reported that Madonna used a pickup line at her 39th birthday in an attempt to get D’Angelo’s attention. "I'd like to know what you're thinking." Unfortunately, he had already seen Madonna in action that evening when she asked a woman to get out of her seat so he responded to her flirtation with, "I'm thinking you're rude."
13 Julianne Hough Wrote Daniel Radcliffe A Love Note
We’re not sure what Daniel Radcliffe was thinking when he turned down this blonde beauty but stranger things have happened. She appeared on Live With Kelly and Ryan, and she told a story about getting rejected by the actor. When she was younger, she was an extra in the first Harry Potter movie and she fell for the actor. “I was kind of in love [...] with Daniel Radcliffe,” she told the hosts. “I wrote him a love note. It was Valentine’ Day and I got him a Valentino Beanie Baby. I never heard back.” Now that’s cold and he’s probably having some regrets now since she grew up to be so stunning. “Now I’m really embarrassed. I see him sometimes around, and I just [turn] the other way and walk away.”
12 Eva Longoria Wasn’t Impressed With George Clooney
There was a time when George Clooney was crushing pretty hard on Eva Longoria and he may have even had a chance with her if he wasn’t already seeing someone else. At the time he was dating Stacy Keibler but that didn’t stop him from pursuing Eva. “George began pursuing Eva,” an insider told US magazine. “He told her that he was still with Stacy, but had plans to break up with her and was interested in being with Eva.” She had no interest in waiting around for a man who was already dating someone else. George “continued to pursue her with texts and calls. Eva made it clear to him that she would not date or be with him until he was completely [solo].”
11 Emma Watson Was Into Tom Felton
Emma Watson grew up on during the Harry Potter franchise so it’s not surprising that she would develop a crush on one of her costars. It was Tom Felton that had won her heart but he didn’t seem to feel the same way. "Between the ages of 10 and 12 I had a really [big] crush on Tom Felton, to the extent that I would go into work in the morning and look down the numbers on the call sheet to see if he was going to be in," she told Jonathan Ross in an interview. "He was a few years older and he had a skateboard — and that just did it really." Tom wasn’t feeling it and she added, "The thing is that he'd tell everyone, 'I see her in a younger, sisterly way,'" Emma dished. "It just broke my heart. It still does."
10 Katy Perry Turned Down Niall Horan
Sometimes during interviews celebrities can be ruthless to each other. While on Nova FM radio show with Fitzy & Wippa, Katy Perry said that Niall Horan is "always trying to like, get my number, to like, maybe flirt with me but I'm like, 'I could babysit you. I'm like your mom!'" Niall wasn’t impressed with the comment and responded on The Project, "I just want to be your friend," adding, "I mean, she is talking like she is about 55 years older than me. She is not that much older than me." Ouch, talk about an awkward moment between them.
9 Taylor Swift Wanted To Meet Bradley Cooper
Seriously, what woman wouldn’t want to be set up with Bradley Cooper? When Taylor Swift found out that Jennifer Lawrence knew Bradley Cooper, she asked Jennifer to introduce them at the Golden Globes party ion 2013. As it turned out, Cooper felt that Swift was way too young for him. “I could literally be her father,” he told Entertainment Tonight. Considering that Cooper was once interested in a 22-year-old Suki Waterhouse, we have to assume that he just wasn’t that into Taylor Swift. Or it’s likely he was more worried that he would end up in one of her songs.
8 Cara Delevingne Wasn’t Into Leonardo DiCaprio
We all know that Leonardo DiCaprio loves dating models but apparently, he can’t get just any model. There was a time that he was interested in Cara Delevingne but she didn’t feel the same way. He attended an after party at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and was celebrating his role in The Great Gatsby. “Normally all Leo has to do is look at a girl and they fall at his feet,” an insider reported in The Sun about the meeting. “Though Cara was having none of it. He spent the night chasing after her and essentially, she blew him out. They spoke and he was pretty forward inviting her to a party back at his suite. They swapped numbers but that was it. He tried every trick in the book and apparently kept lunging for her but she kept dodging them. Everyone is howling at the fact she actually knocked back the biggest actor in the world. She thought he was too forward and too old.”
7 Nicki Minaj Just Used Drake For Food
For a while he had an on again off again friendship with Nicki Minaj that he was hoping to take to another level. He told MTV back in 2010, “When I was on tour… I saw Nicki for the first time and, like, literally fell in love. She had this snap-back hat on that said ‘Minaj.' I remember one of the first nights that we were out in Miami and I went to Jerry’s [Famous Deli]. I was like [to Nicki] ‘ You want food, you hungry?,’ and she was like, ‘Yeah, I want some food.’ I was like, ‘I’m in, we gon’ eat food together.’" He added, “I came to her door and she took the food and shut the door in my face! I was just like, ‘Man, this is gonna be a long road for us.’ I’ve always really, actually really had a crush on her, always really loved her, and she’s always just looked at me as, like, her little brother.”
6 Chris Rock Got Nowhere With Rihanna
We really couldn’t see Chris Rock and Rihanna together in the first place but that didn’t stop the Rock from going for it. He got shot down however because of their age difference. “After my divorce was final, I was at a party and I saw Rihanna,” the comedian said while on The Tonight Show. “I was like, ‘OK, let’s start this again. Let me say what’s up,' right? And I’m like, ‘How you doing, Rihanna?’” It gets significantly worse though as he added, “[She looked at me] like I was one of her aunts,” he confessed. “I was in the uncle zone.”
5 Hilary Duff Rejected Aaron Carter On Live TV
Back in 2000 Hilary Duff and Aaron Carter actually dated when he was at the height of his success. But 15 years can really change a person especially when those years haven’t been good to Carter. In 2014, Carter took to Twitter to profess his love for Duff but it didn’t go the way he hoped that it would. His antics forced Duff to turn him down on live television. "I don't know what to say about it," she told Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen about Aaron's tweets. "It was so many years ago. I literally haven't seen him in...so, it's uncomfortable."
4 Lindsay Lohan Turned Away Harry Styles
There was a time when Lindsay Lohan was so popular that she could turn down heartthrobs like Harry Styles. Refinery 29 reported that Styles went to her hotel room one night and was turned away. “I didn’t know it was him,” saying that Styles had shown up at 2 am. “He was in a suit. I said, ‘Well, you’re very good-looking – can I help you?’ That was it.” She didn’t recognize him at all which is embarrassing, to say the least. “He was like, ‘I’m Harry. Gavin and Michael sent me here.’ I was in bed. I was like, ‘I’m going to bed it was nice to meet you.’”
3 Sandra Bullock Laughed At John Mayer
John Mayer is a bit of a playboy so it’s not surprising to hear that he asked Sandra Bullock if they could have “friends with benefits” in 2011. Of course, Bullock really isn’t that kind of girl and she wasn’t going to fall for Mayer’s charms. A mutual friend told In Touch, “She was flattered and had a good laugh when she found out about it, but she turned John down because she’s looking for a relationship and not just a booty call,” says the friend. “Sandra’s looking for someone to grow old with and she doesn’t think John’s the type who will ever settle down.”
2 Minka Kelly Said No Thanks To Jake Gyllenhaal
Again, are these women crazy? Who turns down the handsome Jake Gyllenhaal? He was interested in Minka Kelly but she didn’t feel the same way. She broke up with Derek Jeter in 2011 and wasn’t feeling a new relationship at the time. He asked her out and she apparently told him, "thanks, but no thanks,” according to Daily Mail UK. It may not have been because she didn’t find him attractive, but more because she wanted to patch things up with Jeter. We’re not sure what the girl was thinking but sometimes people decide that they're just not willing to try something new.
1 Drake Got Friend Zoned By Rihanna
Drake has not had much luck in the love department but he decided to go for it when it came to his crush on Rihanna. He got rejected by her however and it was on live TV during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. He presented Rihanna with an award that night and that’s when things got awkward. According to Teen Vogue, “She is someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old. She’s one of my best friends in the world. All my adult life I’ve looked up to her,” the rapper gushed as Rihanna stood by forcing a smile. He went to kiss her after handing her an award and she dodged the kiss completely.
Sources: Marie Claire, Seventeen, The Stir, The Daily Mail