celebrities America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Former American heartthrobs who ghosted without even texting goodbye or at least the waving hand emoji.

So what does America’s ex-boyfriend mean? It’s pretty simple actually. America’s ex boyfriend is any number of male stars that faded in obscurity after being white hot. Guys like Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa, and Josh Hartnett are perfect examples of dudes who are so totally America’s ex boyfriend. You know the type right? A guy that seems so totally hot that you just have to sneak him into your bedroom no matter what your parents or even your best friends say. But now every single one of these guys has pretty much disappeared off the face of the earth, and we’re probably better off for it. Pull out your Trapper Keepers and get ready to take a stroll down memory lane while ranking America’s worst ex-boyfriends.

Once upon a time, you probably had pictures of most of the guys on this list of America’s worst ex boyfriends pinned up in your locker. Whether you leaned toward Nick Carter or Chad Michael Murray, you were crazy about at least one of the faded stars listed heret. And not just you, but all of America was charmed by these once handsome ragamuffins who’ve now seen their careers circle the drain. The world will never forget these studs from the past, but hopefully they stay there because they can’t compete with guys like the Biebs and Harry Styles – two stars who will definitely never fade.

Vote up the former heartthrobs you think are America’s worst ex boyfriends, and add any other stars who faded into obscurity to the list.

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147 74
Ian Somerhalder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Ian Somerhalder The Rules of Attraction, Lost, Pulse

2
114 65
Jared Padalecki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Jared Padalecki Supernatural, Friday the 13th, House of Wax

3
124 75
Chad Michael Murray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Chad Michael Murray One Tree Hill, House of Wax, A Cinderella Story

4
109 66
Freddie Prinze, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Freddie Prinze, Jr. Scooby-Doo, She's All That, I Know What You Did Last Summer

5
110 71
Ryan Phillippe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Ryan Phillippe Flags of Our Fathers, Cruel Intentions, The Lincoln Lawyer

6
107 73
Jonathan Taylor Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Jonathan Taylor Thomas The Lion King, Home Improvement, Tom and Huck

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97 64
Josh Hartnett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Josh Hartnett Black Hawk Down, Lucky Number Slevin, Pearl Harbor

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78 50
Devon Sawa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Devon Sawa Final Destination, Idle Hands, Slackers

9
82 55
Milo Ventimiglia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Milo Ventimiglia Rocky Balboa, Heroes, Pathology

10
81 56
Shane West is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Shane West A Walk to Remember, Nikita, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

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75 53
Hayden Christensen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Hayden Christensen Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Jumper

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71 53
Rider Strong is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Rider Strong Boy Meets World, Kim Possible, Cabin Fever

Famous People You Didn't Know Were Married to Each Other

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68 50
Erik von Detten is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Erik von Detten Toy Story, Toy Story 3, Hercules

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61 64
Nick Carter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Nick Carter The Concert for New York City, Backstreet Boys: All Access Video, Backstreet Boys: Live in New York City

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46 47
Tyler Hoechlin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Tyler Hoechlin Road to Perdition, Teen Wolf, Hall Pass

16
58 62
Andrew Keegan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Andrew Keegan Independence Day, 10 Things I Hate About You, O

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46 52
Brian Austin Green is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Brian Austin Green Beverly Hills, 90210, Domino

Silliest Celebrity Name Changes

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42 48
Adrian Grenier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Adrian Grenier Entourage, The Devil Wears Prada, Entourage

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41 51
Barry Watson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Barry Watson Ocean's Eleven, 7th Heaven, Boogeyman

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40 55
James Van Der Beek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
James Van Der Beek Dawson's Creek, Castle in the Sky, The Rules of Attraction

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41 59
Elijah Wood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Lanzlotlink added Elijah Wood Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Green Street Hooligans, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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6 10
C. Thomas Howell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
carlybobarly added C. Thomas Howell E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Outsiders, The Amazing Spider-Man

These Big-Name Celebs Have Been Hiding Their Real Names

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Lara Bonnert added Peer van Mladen

More than 8 million dollars in annual revenue and one of the most influential music producers

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30 49
Jonathan Bennett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Jonathan Bennett Mean Girls, Dancing with the Stars, Love Wrecked

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33 55
Emile Hirsch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Emile Hirsch Into the Wild, The Girl Next Door, Milk

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29 61
Edward Furlong is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Edward Furlong Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Pecker, American History X

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23 52
Zachery Ty Bryan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Zachery Ty Bryan Home Improvement^!The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift^!The Rage: Carrie 2^!Code Breakers

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19 47
Casper Van Dien is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Casper Van Dien Starship Troopers, Sleepy Hollow, Starship Troopers 3: Marauder

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21 52
Michael Rosenbaum is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Michael Rosenbaum Smallville, Justice League Unlimited, Justice League

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28 65
Frankie Muniz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Frankie Muniz Malcolm in the Middle, My Dog Skip, Big Fat Liar

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18 49
Jason Dohring is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Jason Dohring Veronica Mars, Deep Impact, Moonlight

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28 73
Macaulay Culkin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Natalie Yu added Macaulay Culkin Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Ri¢hie Ri¢h

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16 54
Josh Charles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Josh Charles Dead Poets Society, The Good Wife, Sports Night