Childhood Crushes Who Have Not Aged Well
Remember That Guy In That Movie...
I first posted this in 2009 and updated it periodically as these celebrities evolve (for better or worse).
My bestie, Claire, recently texted me about our childhood crush, Eddie Furlong. She told me to Google him because he is “not aging well.” I did, and I was quite sad about the results. She was right; life has not been kind to Mr. Furlong, who has been known to dabble in the illegal substances for years now. It got me thinking, how are my other childhood crushes faring? I looked up a few, and the results were mixed. Being the little ray of sunshine that I am, I decided to focus on the negative results. I think this hub should be used in anti-drug campaigns around the world.
I had a huge crush on Eddie Furlong (I’m not calling you Edward!) during his reign in much-delayed sequels like Pet Cemetery II and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. He was also hot in the Aerosmith video, “Livin’ on the Edge.” Alas, his dirty-boy attractiveness did not last. Now he just looks like Kevin Federline.
I wish I could tell you how many times I watched the 80’s teen classic, License to Drive, but safe to say that it was a ridiculous amount. Personally, I always preferred Corey Haim to Feldman. However, it seems like Feldman may have fared a little better in the later years. They both battled drug addiction and landed themselves on reality TV shows, including “The Two Coreys.” There was nothing more depressing than seeing a former crush of mine at the age of 35, crying about not having a girlfriend. Corey Feldman, on the other hand, is kind of a butthead and looks like Squiggy from Laverne and Shirley (and not in a good way). Oh how the mighty fall.
Unfortunately, Corey Haim passed away on March 10, 2010 from pneumonia, and I was truly heartbroken.
Corey Feldman is still wandering the streets, frightening young children with his overly-waxed eyebrows.
In discussing this topic with my friends, a name that popped up more than once was Devon Sawa. Then, each of my friends went into a nostalgic coma-like state and started babbling about the kissing scene from Casper. I, on the other hand, found him rather attractive in Now and Then. In researching him for this hub, I stumbled upon a story about him being arrested for beating his girlfriend. Not a classy move, man. He also (as rumors have it) battled a nasty alcohol and drug addiction in the early 2000s, but has allegedly turned his life around.
On a happy note, Devon Sawa starred on the CW show, "Nikita" for several seasons--a glimmer of hope for my inner 12-year old.
I don’t think I ever truly fell for the adorably dumb Joey-from-Blossom-Whoa act. However, I remember jammin’ out to his song, “Nothin’ My Love Can’t Fix.” There were plenty of teenage girls swooning for his shirtless-but-wearing-a-jacket look.
Now, however, there’s something more than a little off about his wide array of v-neck t-shirts and his over manscaped eyebrows. Quite frankly, he frightens me. With a successful run on Dancing With The Stars and Melissa & Joey (a sitcom with fellow '90s teen idol Melissa Joan Hart), I guess the joke is on me!
I Couldn't Resist
Now--Nice Man Cleavage
- Kirk Cameron bashed for Darwin campaign
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I love Mike Seaver—and I mean LOVE. In fact, I still get a little pink in the cheeks when I watch old episodes of Growing Pains. While he’s still good looking, Kirk Cameron is unattractive because he’s completely off the reservation. It’s really great to love God and to practice whatever religion you choose, but he goes a bit overboard. His rants about atheists taking over universities and how science is all bunk are just too much. There was a great quote from David Wild from Rolling Stone magazine that said, "Unfortunately, the Artist Formerly Known as Mike Seaver seems like a really nice guy who's evolved into a willfully ignorant idiot." Love it.
One Crush Who Is Still Hot
One who turned out just right....
He’s still sultry, and a little dirty. He’s my kind of bad boy—the kind with a job. Total hotness.