Guess Who Got Dumped: Famous People Who Were Romantically Rejected

Most people think they’re looking for love in all of the right places. Things seem to go well for some lovers, and their path of love could eventually lead to love everlasting through marriage. Some folks do not even get out of the gate when they try to find a partner for themselves. The person that they are interested in may simply not be interested in them. One indication is the old “can we just be friends” line which translates into, “Sorry, I am not interested in you.” The following celebrities have experienced this type of thing and more and so no one is exempt from “the dump!”

Aaron Carter by Hilary Duff

Aaron Carter by Hilary Duff

Spring was in the air for Aaron Carter and Hilary Duff about seventeen years ago. Aaron Carter and Hilary Duff were both just 13 years of age when they started dating. Things probably started off great at first, but then things turned sour afterward for the couple.

The worst thing about this particular situation is that Hilary Duff dumped Aaron Carter on live television. Aaron Carter even tried to get back with Hilary Duff via Twitter in 2014 and this is what led to the television debacle. Duff felt uncomfortable with Aaron’s approaches. She told Watch about Carter’s tweets: “I don’t know what to say about it. It was so many years ago. I literally haven’t seen him in…so, it’s uncomfortable.”

John Mayer by Sandra Bullock

John Mayer by Sandra Bullock

John Mayer is known to charm the ladies. There are many in Hollywood that say he has developed a reputation for loving them and perhaps leaving them. Mayer is reportedly a man of leisure and pursues many entertainers. He has been out with such stars as Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston just to name a few. Could anyone put him in his place?

Sandra Bullock put John Mayer in his place after hooking up with Mayer through a mutual friend. In Touch magazine has the inside scoop and reported, “John likes dating famous women; it’s a turn-on for him. And who’s more famous than Sandra Bullock? He knows Sandra’s probably not going to date him, but he did offer to enter a friends-with-benefits situation.” This was Bullock’s response to Mayer, “She was flattered and had a good laugh when she found out about it, but she turned John down because she’s looking for a relationship and not just a booty call.”

Selena Gomez by George Shelley

Selena Gomez by George Shelley

Selena Gomez fell head first in love with Union J singer George Shelley after he approached his “crush,” the then Disney star. Selena Gomez even made a video telling Shelley to give her a call the next time he happened to be in London. With all of the technology that has been around for the past 10 years, George Shelley certainly would have gotten a chance to see Selena Gomez’s video.

It turns out that George Shelley did not call Selena back. Selena expressed her displeasure when she was interviewed with Capital FM, “Since I’m here, I’m actually very offended that George didn’t call me from Union J.”

Taylor Swift by Zayn Malik and Bradley Cooper

Taylor Swift by Zayn Malik and Bradley Cooper

A person’s youth can work for them and in rare cases against them. As the old saying goes, lightning strikes twice. It certainly struck twice for Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift asked Jennifer Lawrence to introduce her to Bradley Cooper at the Golden Globes party back in 2013. It was then reported that Bradley Cooper turned her down because he thought Taylor Swift, who was 24 at the time, was too young for him.

Moving on to Zayn Malik. There is a rumor that Taylor Swift wanted to get to know Zayn Malik. It was said that Zayn Malik politely turned her down because he was not interested in dating her.

James Franco by Kristen Stewart

James Franco by Kristen Stewart

James Franco is just one of dishes out rejection, but he has also seen his share of rejection as well. You will see James Franco later in this article doing his fair share of dumping with Lindsay Lohan. James Franco just happened to have his eyes on Kristen Stewart. James Franco supposedly had hearts in his eyes and went goo-goo gaga over Kristen Stewart.

RadarOnline reportedly said that James Franco was “enamored” with Kristen Stewart after initially meeting her at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012. It was said that he tried to set up a dinner day with Stewart, but she decided to turn him down before dinner could even be served.

Drake by Rihanna

Drake by Rihanna

Drake became star struck when he made an appearance at the VMAs and he made a very memorable mushy speech as it related to singer Rihanna. Although his efforts were notable, they did not seem to work at the end. Rihanna stood there at the VMAs as Drake professed his undying love for her in front of millions.

While Drake was fixed on Rihanna, Rihanna was fixed on something other than Drake. Rihanna swerved out of the way Drake when Drake tried to give Rihanna a smooch on the cheek. After the VMAs Rihanna took to social media and slammed Drake for what he did. After this, Drake finally dated Rihanna but their relationship ended afterward.

Drake by Nicki Minaj

Drake by Nicki Minaj

Drake has already been struck once with the lightning bolt of rejection, and he was struck again, this time by Nicki Minaj. It is a common thing now to do a little exploration in just one night before getting into a serious relationship. Drake and Nicki Minaj had a connection that reportedly lasted for one night. Sky rockets in flight, an afternoon delight is what you may call it.

After the one night hookup, Nicki only saw this for what it was. There was a report about this “affair” that was eventually leaked, “Drake made it known that he was in love with Nicki. Everyone knew it.” But Nicki was never really interested in Drake.

Justin Beiber by Selena Gomez

Justin Beiber by Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez felt the fury of rejection earlier with George Shelly. She has done her fair share of rejecting people as well. Justin Bieber was just a rising young star back in 2009 and he got a chance to croon to Selena Gomez on the notable Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Justin Beiber got to serenade Selena Gomez by singing “One Less Lonely Girl.” Beiber went full flirt mode while he sang to Selena Gomez and many expected this to go even further.

Those hearts soon turned into figurative tears afterward. Rumors began to develop about Justin Beiber and Selena Gomez being in a relationship, but Selena Gomez revealed on Ellen in 2010 that she was not interested, saying, “He’s little! He’s like my little brother.” Heart clincher, that one hurts so bad. But wait, there’s more!

Justin Beiber by Rihanna

Justin Beiber by Rihanna

Justin Bieber is back again, and this time he gives it another try with Rihanna. Rihanna seems to be batting a thousand when it comes to the whole rejection thing. There seems to be a common theme to the whole rejection bid when it comes to Justin Beiber.

Justin Bieber went out on a date with Rihanna in February 2011 at the NBA All-Star game. Just look at him. Doesn’t he look struck by Cupid’s arrow? Beiber was 16 at the time and Rihanna was 23. Beiber handled the rejection with laughter by posting a picture of him showing Rihanna his phone. A caption read “Can I have your number please?” The post has since been deleted. Beiber himself said that he asked her out and she told him “You’re too young.”

Justin Beiber by Jennifer Lawrence

Justin Beiber by Jennifer Lawrence

It’s Justin Bieber again, and the third time is not a charm. Justin Beiber is all grown up now, and he has had his heart used as a door stop by Selena Gomez and Rihanna. Justin Beiber is not looking for love in all the wrong places, but he just seems to not be able to grab that brass ring.

Justin Beiber decided in November of 2015 to take a chance with Jennifer Lawrence. He was asked by Capital FM if he would “bae” Jennifer Lawrence and he said “yes.” The word got to Jennifer Lawrence via a fan and she let her emotions out about the situation, saying “I’m going to say a hard no.”

Madonna by D’Angelo

Madonna by D’Angelo

Madonna has been many things to many people. She has been a pop icon, an inspiration, and a source of really good pop music over the decade. Madonna has been in a few relationships in her lifetime, and most of her relationships received a ton of media attention.

Fast forward to the late ’90s, Madonna once asked D’Angelo to sing to her at her 39th birthday party. Amazed by his singing talents, Madonna reportedly said to D’Angelo: I’d like to know what you’re thinking,” according to GQ. What an interesting pick-up line, but it really did not go a long way. Madonna forced a woman out of her seat at her birthday party, which made D’Angelo say, “I’m thinking you’re rude.”

Lindsay Lohan by James Franco

Lindsay Lohan by James Franco

There are some people that keep a certain kind of list of a private kind. Some people are proud of this list, and the list can only come about because of a certain type of encounter. There is one such person who was known for having one of these “lists” and that was Wilt Chaimberlain.

Lindsay Lohan had one of these “lists” as well and it was leaked somehow. One person who appeared on this list was James Franco. Lindsay Lohan said she only wrote the list to go along with her alcohol recovery. James Franco denied the allegations according to LA Magazine and said that he had turned her down when it came time to do the tango.

George Clooney by Eva Longoria

George Clooney by Eva Longoria

George Clooney is known for his handsome appearance. He has even been considered one of the sexiest men in the world. Who would have imagined that he would be turned down and end up on this list of stars who have been rejected. Although things are going great for him with his wife Amal, there was a time where he was turned down by a beautiful woman.

George Clooney tried his luck when he found interest in Eva Longoria. While he was longing to have a relationship with Eva Longoria, he eventually was exposed because he was in a relationship with his ex-girlfriend Stacey Keibler. Longoria did not like this and said she would not date him unless she was his one and only.

Barack Obama by Shelia Jager

Barack Obama by Shelia Jager

When you see former POTUS Barack Obama, you usually see him side-by-side with Michelle Obama. These images have been around since he was serving as president. Many people might not know that Barak Obama once dated a woman before Michelle and it has recently come to light.

Sheila Jager and Barack Obama were once an item in the ’80s. According to biographer David J. Garrow, Jager dated Obama even when he first started dating Michelle in the ’80s. Jager said that she dated Obama on-and-off for a timeafterr he met Michelle. By the time Obama was about to leave to go to Harvard Law School, their relationship started going downhill. What could have possibly happened?

Barack Obama and Mary Elen Montes?

Barack Obama and Mary Elen Montes?

Rumors can spread very quickly and can also create a fire that cannot be quenched easily. It is believed that Barack Obama dated another woman while he was dating Sheila Jager. It is believed that Obama dated a community organizer named Mary Elen Montes at the time he was dating Sheila Jager.

Biographer David Garrow apparently found out that Obama and Montes had an “intimate friendship.” Lena believed that Obama lived with Jager out of convenience, and Jager eventually found a journal under his bed referencing “someone” in the journal. Jager then split up with Obama shortly afterward and married a man named Jiyul Kim of the U.S. Army. The Obamas have not responded to the claims of Garrow’s book as of yet.

Leonardo DiCaprio by Cara Delevingne

Leonardo DiCaprio by Cara Delevingne

Leonardo DiCaprio is another guy just like George Clooney who is considered to be a handsome stud. Leonardo DiCaprio is the envy of many men all around and is the stuff that Hollywood studs are made of. He more than likely has been approached by many women and vice versa.

One supermodel has rejected this stud and her name is Cara Delevingne. Leonardo DiCaprio went to the Cannes film festival in 2013 and spent a night in France. He just happened to see Cara Delevingne and decided to take a chance with her. He tried to put the moves on her, but she reportedly was turned off by him because he was “too old” and “too forward.”

Julianne Hough by Danielle Radcliffe

Julianne Hough by Danielle Radcliffe

Who would have ever thought in this lifetime that a woman could fall in love with Harry Potter. How would you even approach him to go out on a date with him? Julianne Hough happened to try and it turned out to be a disaster.

Julianne Hough did not actually try to hit on Harry Potter, who is a fictional character, but she did try to hit on the actor who portrayed him in the Harry Potter films. She was interested in Danielle Radcliffe and she “wrote him a love note” according to an interview she did with US Weekly. She went on to tell them, “It was Valentine’s Day and I got him the Valentino Beanie Baby. I never heard back.”

Emma Watson by Tom Felton

Emma Watson by Tom Felton

This is the perfect picture of what is known as “puppy love.” Who knows why it is called puppy love, perhaps because both people are still in their youthful years. We have Emma Watson and Tom Felton in their younger days appearing happy and carefree. This is the type of picture that you would find in the house of a married couple who have been dating each other since junior high school.

As the old saying goes, all good things come to an end. Here is her account of her “crush” with Tom Felton according to an interview she had with Jonathan Ross: “Between the ages of ten and twelve I had a really terrible crush on Tom Felton, to the extent that I would go to work in the morning and look down the numbers on the call sheet to see if he was going to be in. He was a few years older and he had a skateboard — and that just did it really.” Tom heard about this crash, and Emma said, “The thing is that he’d tell everyone, ‘I see her in a younger, sisterly way. It just broke my heart. It still does.”

James McVey by Sophie Turner

James McVey by Sophie Turner

There are times that rejection can lead to back and forth squabbles between two people. These back and forth spats can get a bit heated. For a celebrity, these spats appear to be pretty intense and make for good water cooler conversations. Can anyone just break up and move on? That can be hard sometimes as was the case with James McVey and Sophie Turner.

James McVey had a thing for Sophie Turner, but things took a turn for the worst when all begin to turn sour in 2014. James McVey said that Sophie Turner was “uninteresting,” while Sophie Turner fired back by tweeting “Harsh words.” She also wrote, “Ps. Please stop texting me… It’s getting creepy and I’m sorry I’m not interested.”

Jake Gyllenhaal by Minka Kelly

Jake Gyllenhaal by Minka Kelly

Sometimes the straight and honest approach is the best approach. Just like Occam’s Razor, it is the simplest of solutions and also the best of solutions when it comes to solving this type of problem. Going from one problem to the next is also not a good idea when you are going through a tumultuous breakup with your spouse.

Jake Gyllenhaal had his eye on Minka Kelly just as Minka Kelly had her problems with Derek Jeter. Jake Gyllenhaal tried to hit on Minka Kelly in 2011, but Minka Kelly was not having it. She was already going through a breakup with Derek Jeter and she gave it to Jake Gyllenhaal in the simplest of terms, “Thanks, but no thanks.”