8 Famous Actors Who Admit to Crushing on Their Television Relative
There are plenty of things to be said about celebrity couples that played family members on the small or big screen. That’s why we took our time investigating all the romantic duos that played brother and sister in movies, as well as those that played siblings on television, and the stars who dated their on-screen parent in real life. But sometimes the feelings of romance from one actor go unrequited by the other — and those are the actors we’re looking at today.
Cole Sprouse once harbored feelings for his TV stepmother; Avan Jogia hinted at a potential crush on his television mom. But, as with everyone else on the list, these guys’ crushes went one-way, as they didn’t end up dating IRL:
Long before Cole appeared as Jughead on Riverdale — heck, even before he starred on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody — he was making waves as Ross' son, Ben, on Friends. And with Ross' quickie marriage to Rachel in Las Vegas, that made Jennifer Aniston's character Cole's character's stepmother.
"I remember I had the most massive crush on Jennifer Aniston," he told Glamour in a recent interview. "It rendered me speechless almost every scene I would do with her."
"I remember, one time I was supposed to give my line, and she stared at me, and I blanked," he recalled. "I just completely shut up; I didn't know what to say. One of the crew members was like, [does a little voice] 'Little boy's got a crush!' Everyone started laughing. I remember being stricken with fear, just paralyzed with fear that this secret that I had held had gotten out. Looking back, it's those experiences that made it the most fun."