ByMeghann Elisa, writer at
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Everyone remembers their first celebrity crush — and celebrities themselves are no exception. It may be hard to imagine now, but before they too became heartthrobs, all of the A-listers had dream dates of their own, and some of them are a little surprising! Scroll down to discover who these 15 stars spent their time swooning over back in the day.

1. Ariana Grande? Jim Carrey

"My childhood crush, like, my lifelong crush, it kind of all goes together -— it's Jim Carrey. I love him so much. I met him, and like, cried. It was really weird. It was so weird. It was so uncharacteristic of me. I'm usually sort of chill. I'm usually somewhat contained, but I met him and [makes crying face]."

2. Emma Watson? Tom Felton

“Between the ages of ten and twelve I had a really terrible 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. We love a bad guy, he was a few years older and he had a skateboard — and that just did it really. He totally knew and the thing is that he’d tell everyone, ‘I see her in a younger, sisterly way,’ and it just broke my heart. It still does."

3. Nick Jonas? Miley Cyrus — It's A Match!

Dated for one year.

When you're 13... hanging with your first crush and you're trying to play it cool.

4. Kristin Stewart? Harrison Ford

"I used to have a huge thing for Harrison Ford."

5. Selena Gomez? Billy Crudup

"I went through my whole 'Almost Famous' phase where I was Penny Lane for a good month so I wore the outfits and the hair and the glasses and then I found out I was going to be a part of this movie and it took me a minute because I kinda of had a little bit of a crush on him."

6. Mila Kunis? Ashton Kutcher — It's A Match!

Married with one daughter.

“My first real kiss ever was with him on the show. And when 'That '70s Show' had a prom, my date for the prom turned out to be my fiancé. We can honestly say that we went to prom together! Although I do think that in that episode I went home with someone else. We don’t talk about that part. We all get movie star crushes. I’m marrying mine.”

7. Ashton Kutcher? Jennifer Aniston

“I bet a high school buddy $1,000 that one day I would go on a date with Jennifer Aniston. I was 17 years old and she was on my screensaver. Five years later I actually met her and I asked Brad Pitt’s permission to ask his wife out on a date. He was so cool and said ‘You go for it’ so I asked her and she turned me down."

8. And He's Not The Only One! Jake Gyllenhaal? Also Jennifer Aniston!

Of course more than one celeb had a crush on gorgeous Jen!

I will say, I had a crush on her [Jennifer Aniston] for years. And working with her was not easy. I was — um, yeah. That's all I'm going to say. It was lovely. It wasn't hard, that's what I would say.

9. Jennifer Lawrence? Justin Timberlake

"My teen crush — Justin Timberlake. '90s Justin Timberlake though, like 'NSYNC Justin Timberlake. I remember when I bought the 'NSYNC CD, and I was listening to it and I was flipping through — remember how CDs had the pull-out picture things? And I was getting so overwhelmed with hormones that I almost threw up."

10. Nick Cannon? Mariah Carey — It's A Match!

Married for seven years, two children.

“She was my dream girl. Literally (I was) 12 years old… I knew Mariah was the one when her poster was on my wall. Like, ‘I’m gonna marry her one day’. I spoke it into existence. People asked me who my celebrity crush was, and I was like, ‘Mariah Carey. Watch, one day I’m going to meet her’. And then it happened."

11. Robert Pattinson? Jane Fonda and Kate Moss

"I always liked Jane Fonda. Who else? Ellen Burstyn. I was always obsessed with Kate Moss. On my bedroom wall I had a poster of Linda Blair and Kate Moss."

12. Matthew McConaughey? Susan Sarandon

"Susan's got those pores, they are large, like, woman comes out of her and honesty comes out of her, I just find her very crushable."

13. Scarlett Johansson? David Bowie

"My first crush was David Bowie in the movie Labyrinth. I actually met him a year or so ago, backstage at one of his concerts. I couldn't tell him he was my first love because I couldn't actually speak when he shook my hand."

14. Carey Mulligan? Mario Lopez

"I'm always thrilled when I see him - he hosts a show and every time, all the way through awards season, every time we did a red carpet and I saw AC Slater, I was like a complete disaster. I went bright red ... and they make you stand really close to these people — uncomfortably close — and because of the camera angles, I was always within sort of kissing distance. Every one of my dreams has come true this year, including that."

15. Katie Holmes? Tom Cruise — It's A Match!

Married for six years, with one daughter.

According to Katie's former schoolfriend, Angela Domschot:

"In religion class, when we were about 16, we would have to say prayers to keep a certain someone safe and out of harm. Katie would say it for Tom Cruise. We did that every day, so she would have said thousands of prayers for him. She also had a secret picture of him hidden in the inside of her text books. It’s crazy to think she married him — it was her dream come true.”

16. Lena Dunham? Jimmy Fallon

"[To Jimmy] I was, like, really obsessed with you in high school. Like in a way that was a little crazy. I don't want to freak you out but I feel like there's a lot of stuff I've been meaning to say to you for a long time. I wrote a play in which you and I switched bodies and then fell in love. It was a freaky friday thing. I was like, oh my god, when I wake up and touch myself I'm touching Jimmy Fallon!"

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