Who’s Your Embarrassing Celebrity Crush? (Mine Is Ross Gellar. Now, Spill.)by Chiara Atik on February 13, 2012
One of my very first posts for HowAboutWe was about embarrassing celebrity crushes. I figured now’s as good a time as any to revisit the issue.
Of course, any red-blooded woman under the age of 50 will confess to a crush on Ryan Gosling. (True Story: I was indifferent to Ryan Gosling mania, until last Spring when I found myself eating dinner at a table across from him, and my god is he even more attractive in person.)
But what about those other crushes, the ones that aren’t exactly as socially acceptable? Let’s create a safe-space where we can talk about those!
I’ll go first: Ross, from Friends.
Look, I know, I know: no one’s favorite Friends character was Ross. But all those awkward paleontology jokes? Those worked for me! I thought he was a sweet, goofy guy who was hapless in love. To this day, if I catch a rerun on TV, I’ll often linger a moment or two before changing the channel, just long enough for Ross to give one of his signature Ross-y type quips. (This isn’t technically quite a celebrity, as my thing is for the fictional Ross Gellar only: David Schwimmer need not apply.)
Other embarrassing crushes we culled:
- Fran Drescher (“I just watched a lot of ‘The Nanny’ with my Mom growing up, and she just, I dunno, is this anonymous?”)
- William H. Macy
- Debi Mazar
- Will Friedle (AKA Cory’s older brother on Boy Meets World, which, yeah, I can see.)
- Meredith Viera (Almost universally, for guys)
- “Gia, Stephanie’s best friend from Full House“ (Direct quote.)
- Cee-Lo (Sure!)
- Nicholas Cage
- Chow Yun-Fat (Okay, that one was me again.)
Now it’s your turn! I know you have some embarrassing celebrity crushes in your closet. Won’t you please share them so we can all feel a little less weird about ourselves? Share in the comments!