Entertainment 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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209 100
Ian Somerhalder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
The Rules of Attraction, Lost, Pulse

2
158 90
Jared Padalecki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Supernatural, Friday the 13th, House of Wax

3
163 102
Chad Michael Murray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
One Tree Hill, House of Wax, A Cinderella Story

4
140 92
Ryan Phillippe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Flags of Our Fathers, Cruel Intentions, The Lincoln Lawyer

5
138 92
Freddie Prinze, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Scooby-Doo, She's All That, I Know What You Did Last Summer

6
123 84
Josh Hartnett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Black Hawk Down, Lucky Number Slevin, Pearl Harbor

7
133 95
Jonathan Taylor Thomas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
The Lion King, Home Improvement, Tom and Huck

8
107 75
Milo Ventimiglia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Rocky Balboa, Heroes, Pathology

9
98 67
Hayden Christensen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Jumper

10
100 71
Shane West is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
A Walk to Remember, Nikita, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

11
97 69
Devon Sawa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Final Destination, Idle Hands, Slackers

12
86 61
Erik von Detten is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Toy Story, Toy Story 3, Hercules

13
91 69
Rider Strong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Boy Meets World, Kim Possible, Cabin Fever

14
83 79
Nick Carter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
The Concert for New York City, Backstreet Boys: All Access Video, Backstreet Boys: Live in New York City

15
56 59
Adrian Grenier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Entourage, The Devil Wears Prada, Entourage

16
69 77
Andrew Keegan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Independence Day, 10 Things I Hate About You, O

17
57 65
Tyler Hoechlin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Road to Perdition, Teen Wolf, Hall Pass

18
56 66
Brian Austin Green is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Beverly Hills, 90210, Domino

19
54 64
Barry Watson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Ocean's Eleven, 7th Heaven, Boogeyman

20
17 22
C. Thomas Howell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
carlybobarly added E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Outsiders, The Amazing Spider-Man

21
50 70
James Van Der Beek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Dawson's Creek, Castle in the Sky, The Rules of Attraction

22
39 58
Jonathan Bennett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Mean Girls, Dancing with the Stars, Love Wrecked

23
49 75
Elijah Wood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Lanzlotlink added Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Green Street Hooligans, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

24
40 66
Emile Hirsch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Into the Wild, The Girl Next Door, Milk

25
31 64
Zachery Ty Bryan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Home Improvement, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Rage: Carrie 2

26
3 15
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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

27
32 74
Edward Furlong is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Pecker, American History X

28
22 58
Casper Van Dien is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Starship Troopers, Sleepy Hollow, Starship Troopers 3: Marauder

29
33 79
Frankie Muniz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Malcolm in the Middle, My Dog Skip, Big Fat Liar

30
21 62
Jason Dohring is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Veronica Mars, Deep Impact, Moonlight

31
22 65
Michael Rosenbaum is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Smallville, Justice League Unlimited, Justice League

32
30 92
Macaulay Culkin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Natalie Yu added Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Ri¢hie Ri¢h

33
18 67
Josh Charles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Dead Poets Society, The Good Wife, Sports Night