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.

list ordered by

1
223 101
Ian Somerhalder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
The Rules of Attraction, Lost, Pulse

2
165 97
Jared Padalecki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Supernatural, Friday the 13th, House of Wax

3
169 107
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
142 98
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
141 98
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
136 99
Jonathan Taylor Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
The Lion King, Home Improvement, Tom and Huck

7
124 89
Josh Hartnett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Black Hawk Down, Lucky Number Slevin, Pearl Harbor

8
110 77
Milo Ventimiglia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Rocky Balboa, Heroes, Pathology

9
102 71
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
104 75
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
99 73
Devon Sawa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Final Destination, Idle Hands, Slackers

12
88 65
Erik von Detten is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Toy Story, Toy Story 3, Hercules

13
95 73
Rider Strong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Boy Meets World, Kim Possible, Cabin Fever

14
89 82
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
72 81
Andrew Keegan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Independence Day, 10 Things I Hate About You, O

16
61 67
Tyler Hoechlin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Road to Perdition, Teen Wolf, Hall Pass

17
57 64
Adrian Grenier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Entourage, The Devil Wears Prada, Entourage

18
56 67
Barry Watson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Ocean's Eleven, 7th Heaven, Boogeyman

19
56 70
Brian Austin Green is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Beverly Hills, 90210, Domino

20
19 26
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
42 61
Jonathan Bennett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Mean Girls, Dancing with the Stars, Love Wrecked

22
52 79
Elijah Wood is listed (or ranked) 22 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

23
50 76
James Van Der Beek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Most Missed Ex-Boyfriends
Dawson's Creek, Castle in the Sky, The Rules of Attraction

24
40 71
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
35 68
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