If you’re anything like us, you were probably convinced that you were going to marry your celebrity crush back in the day. Whether it was Matthew McConaughey or Kate Upton, a celebrity falling in love with an “average” person is what romance movie dreams are made of — so why couldn’t it happen to us?
In reality, it’s pretty rare that these mesmeric moguls entertain love interests beyond their circle of fame. Still, it never hurts to dream! That got the team at Shane Co. thinking, which celebrities are most commonly crushed on by Americans? Do residents in different states have different celebrity crushes? We set out to uncover all that and more. Read on to see what we found!
In order to uncover the most popular dream celebrity crushes in every state, we analyzed search volume for over 130 male and female celebrities. We used lists like People’s sexiest men alive, Trend Spotter’s hottest female celebrities, and others in order to compile our base of celebrities. From there, we turned to Google Trends data from March 2021 through March 2022 in order to determine which male and female celebrities each state is searching for the most.
The Top Dream Celebrity Partners Overall
Drum roll, please… The top celebrity crushes over the past year are Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jennifer Aniston! The Rock may be the focal point of many memes and jokes, but turns out Americans can’t resist his perfectly carved physique. Representing the women is the star-studded actress Jennifer Aniston, who seems to only get more beautiful with time. And good news for all who have her at the top of their list: she’s single!
The men that round out the list come from a variety of demographics and industries. Drake is the youngest of the men at 35, while 68-year-old Pierce Brosnan also makes an appearance.
The same is true for the opposing sex. There’s a solid mix of singers like Beyoncé and Shakira and actresses like Emilia Clarke and Mila Kunis that have caught the attention of the nation.
The Top Dream Celebrity Husband in Every State
Though Dwayne Johnson can claim the title of “dream celebrity husband” for 11 U.S. states, the nation is divided on which male celebrity deserves the title of all-time dreamiest. In fact, 30 different men are represented on the map as the most swoon-worthy man by at least one state.
There are a few local heroes worth noting. For example, Channing Tatum reigns supreme in his home state of Alabama; Ashton Kutcher, Cedar Rapids native, won Iowa; and Matthew McConaughey represents Texas, the state he hails from.
Many neighboring states have similar opinions, such as both North and South Dakota having the hots for Jensen Ackles, or the two Southern states of Louisiana and Georgia both loving Will Smith. Outside of a few geographical trends, there’s plenty of diversity in the most loved male celebrity.
The Top Dream Celebrity Wife in Every State
There are similar trends when we look at the female celebrities stealing hearts. Twenty-nine different females made the map, with 21 of those being uniquely beloved by just one state.
While Jennifer Aniston is a clear fan favorite across the nation, other household names like Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Lopez, and Madonna also made the map. These women are responsible for shaping their respective industries, so we can’t blame America for catching feelings.
These women also prove that love knows no age. From 26-year-old Kendall Jenner coming on top in Arizona to 68-year-old Oprah Winfrey winning in Hawaii, there’s a large range of women represented as dream celebrity wives!
We likely didn’t change your mind on your dream celebrity crush, but we hope this analysis provided you with interesting insights to discuss with your family and friends. And we won’t judge you if you still secretly believe you and that special someone will end up together one day.
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