Where Are Your 90s Crushes Now?
By Tynne De Leon
The 90s has always been one of our favorite decades to revisit; the era of mixtapes, weird hairstyles and dial-up modems (alright, we don’t want to revisit this one). More importantly, it was the era when the most interesting and memorable personalities of pop culture emerged and tantalized our raging teenage hormones.
Here are 8 Hollywood celebs that almost every 90s kid had a huge crush on and what they’re up to now:
8. Britney Spears
Britney Spears took the music charts by storm with her debut album, “…Baby One More Time” in the late 90s. Shedding her teeny-bopper image, she transitioned into the adult contemporary genre over the years. Naturally, her image changed as well. She has become more popular in 00s, and her subsequent albums were praised by critics.
She had a lot of personal struggles in 2007 and ended up shaving her head. But after that episode, she bounced back stronger than ever. This year, she released her latest single, “Make Me…” and will appear on the cover of Marie Claire’s October issue.
7. Paul Rudd
Who can forget the sweet and protective love interest of Alicia Silverstone’s Cher in the 1995 movie Clueless? After that stint, Rudd took on lead roles in different genres until the 00s. His continued success earned him his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015.
He’s got a lot of projects lined up presently, getting a much wider exposure as Marvel’s Antman. You can also catch his recent voice-acting work in Sausage Party.
See that present photo of him? Boy, our “bae” never aged.
6. Jennifer Aniston
We will always remember Aniston as the “spoiled and funny” Rachel Green we all loved and adored in the sitcom, Friends.
Twelve years after she wrapped up her role, she has done more than 20 films, some of which she co-produced and won her different prestigious awards. She also appeared in 10 television series. With her then-husband Brad Pitt; together with Brad Grey, she put up an American film company, Plan B in 2001, but withdrew from it in 2006 when she and Pitt got divorced. In 2012, she got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was ranked third in Forbes list of highest paid actresses in 2013.
She married her long-time boyfriend, actor Justin Theroux in 2015.
5. Luke Perry
Luke Perry was every girl’s crush in the 90s, mainly because of his bad boy character Dylan McKay in the teen hit, Beverly Hills 90210. Aside from cameos in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Fifth Element, he has done a lot of movies (mostly independent) and made-for-TV films, and show appearances on some TV series over the years. However, his portrayal of Dylan McKay remains his most memorable performance.
After a divorce in 2003, rumored relationships, and a death hoax in 2011, he continues exploring different roles. His latest project is the television series, Riverdale, a subversive take on the Archie Comics. He plays the character of Mr. Andrews, Archie’s dad.