12 Celebrities on Their First Crushes

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If we remember anything from elementary school, it’s that there’s nothing quite like a first crush. It’s a truly inexplicable and unforgettable feeling… and who has more feelings than celebrities? After the jump, you’ll find 12 actors and musicians discussing the somewhat bizarre apples of their childhoods’ eyes. Julia loved Abraham (yes, that one)? Janet loved Barry? Scarlett loved Jareth?! (Okay, we’re secretly with her on that one.) Check ’em out, then hit the comments to let us know who similarly left your tongue tied as a tyke.

“When I was a child, I had a crush on Abraham Lincoln. Why I would choose to reveal this, I know not.” — Julia Roberts

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“When I was little, I used to stay with Diana Ross. Me and my brothers stayed with her for years and I never said, but I always had a crush on her.” — Michael Jackson

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“My first crush was on 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.” — Scarlett Johansson

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“I think I have a love for TV hosts. I can’t help it. Ted Koppel was my first crush when I was three.” — Drew Barrymore

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“My first crush was Barry Manilow. He performed on TV and I taped it. When no one was around I’d kiss the screen.” — Janet Jackson

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“For the first two movies, I had a huge crush on Tom Felton. He was my first crush. He totally knows. We talked about it — we still laugh about it. We are really good friends now, and that’s cool.” — Emma Watson

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“Princess Leia was my first crush. Of all time. Ever. I was kind of into girls, but I wasn’t into girls in the way that I was when I saw Princess Leia. There was something about her that I wanted to… like… examine and check out. It was very confusing to me, but also enjoyable at the same time.” — Dominic Monaghan

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“I crushed on the most popular guy in school! I saw him at a concert and I shouted out, ‘Is that Shane Lopes? You were the most popular guy in my class, but you never wanted to go out with me. Instead it was Amanda Wayne. What are you thinking now?'” — Katy Perry

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“My first crush was Spock. I thought it didn’t get any better than Spock.” — Selma Blair

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“There was this girl I had a crush on, and she had a teacher she didn’t like at school. I had a real crush on her, so almost every day I would write her a little short story where she would kill him in a different way.” — Stephen Colbert

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“My first celebrity crush was Hanson. I loved all three of them. My sister and I would always fight, and whenever they would come on the TV, we would always give them a kiss on the TV.” — Ashley Benson

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“My first love, in my head, believe it or not, was Ron Howard.” — Jane Lynch

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