Of course, growing up, I had celebrity crushes – Michael Jackson, George Michael, and Peter Reckell (“Days of Our Lives” back in the early 1980s) are just a few that come to my mind right away.
But as an adult?
I’m not sure that I would call them crushes but I will be the first to admit that there have been more than a few shows I’ve watched solely because the male leads were eye-candy.
And that sugary, sweet, mouth-watering eye candy was just AMPLIFIED by the characters/roles they played.
Okay, I’ll give you three examples of sizzling hot…
Exhibit #1 – Can Yaman as “Can Divit” in “Erkenci Kuş.” If I could buy this Turkish romantic comedy series with proper English subtitles, I would do it just to stare at him at my leisure. You see, I had to speed watch all 51 episodes (at 2+ hours each) because the English subtitled episodes that avid die-hard fans have posted are being quickly removed by the powers that be.
Exhibit #2 – Simon Baker as “Patrick Jane”. I’ve used to rewatch “The Mentalist” reruns more times than I can count when nothing else was on. And then there was him in “Something New” where I first noticed him.
Exhibit #3 – Jason Momoa as…well…any role he wants to play.
Bonus: I would have added Michele Morrone as “Massimo” (from the “365 Dni” movie that wasn’t very good and whose kidnapping story line was more than questionable). I couldn’t find a giphy of him and don’t want to get into trouble with the internet police so feel free to click on the link above if you don’t know who I’m talking about. If you can put the 365 Dni movie aside, my God…his cute IG Stories with that accent and devilish smile? Someone crank up the AC!
Who are YOUR celebrity crushes? Share with me in the comments!