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If You’re a Millennial, I Have Some Bad News – Your Childhood Crushes Are in Their 40s Now

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One of my biggest pet peeves is people trying to blame millennials for all of the problems in the world. And what bugs me more than that is when people don’t seem to understand that “millennials” are not teenagers, and they’re not, for the most part, even young people anymore.

The first millennials were born in 1984, which makes them 35, and the youngest are in their 20s. Which is to say, most of them are married with kids and part of the workforce.

Just saying.

If you are a millennial, well, you’re not going to like this post, because it’s basically reminding you that everyone you had a crush on growing up is even older than you are – at least 40.

Gasp!

10. Alicia Silverstone

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Cher has passed the 40 mark. Style never ages, though.

9. The Backstreet Boys

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Okay, Nick is 39 at the time of publishing, but he won’t be for long.

8. Devon Sawa

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The first crush of a generation is 40 years old. #canIkeepyou

7. The Spice Girls

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They’re all nearing their mid-40s actually.

6. Freddie Prinze, Jr.

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I hope he’s stopped playing pranks on the ladies.

5. Nick Lachey

He’s 45, in fact.

4. Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Zack Morris is officially old enough to play the parent of a cheeky high schooler.

3. Rachel McAdams

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Regina George has celebrated the big 4-0. I wonder if she’s a cool mom.

2. Joshua Jackson

Pacey (or Charlie Conway in The Mighty Ducks) is 41. And aging quite well, if you want my opinion.

1. Leonardo DiCaprio

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My boy? [#90s #leonardodicaprio #titanic ]

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Jack Dawson is 44.

I know that getting old isn’t the best, but it’s better than the alternative!