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    29 Hot Guys From The Early 2000s Then And Now, And Who They Ended Up Dating/Marrying In Real Life

    There is still hope for some of us.

    Long, long ago, we were all just teens thirsting after boy bands and hot guys in movies.

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    So I thought it would be fun to look at whom our crushes ended up marrying, and here's what I found:

    1. Chad Michael Murray then:

    baggy pants with an untucked messy suit
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    Chad Michael Murray with his wife Sarah Roemer now:

    And, just for fun, here's a subtle thirst trap showing off his Teen Choice Awards surfboard he won 18 years ago.

    2. Shane West then:

    shane has spiky, gelled hair
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    Shane West now. He appears to be single:

    Someone snap him up!

    3. Freddie Prinze Jr. then:

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    Freddie Prinze Jr. with his wife (SMG, duh lol) now:

    They're one of those couples that post completely unstaged natural kissing photos:

    4. Devon Sawa then:

    Devon is in a large leather jacket, very '90s
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    Devon Sawa and his wife Dawni Sahanovitch now:

    devon and his wife on a red carpet in 2019
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    Here's a shirtless, masked selfie just because he wanted to share:

    5. Adam Brody then:

    adam has the 2005 shaggy haircut every guy had
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    Adam Brody and his wife, the one and only Leighton Meester, now:

    leighton and adam smiling on set
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    6. Joshua Jackson then:

    joshua is in a large pleather jacket
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    Joshua Jackson and his wife Jodie Turner-Smith now:

    And here's a pic of them sharing a tender pregnancy moment:

    7. Usher then:

    a fur coat and shiny clothing
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    Usher with his girlfriend Jennifer Goicoechea now:

    usher and his pregnant girlfriend cradling her pregnant belly
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    8. Ashley Parker Angel then:

    ashley has long hair with a fedora
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    Ashley Parker Angel now. He appears to be single:

    He's VERY into posting pictures in his underwear:

    9. Omarion then:

    omarion is at the VMAs in a very 2007 outfit
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    Omarion now. He appears to be single:

    omarion performs with huge arms in atlanta
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    And here's a little thirst trap just because:

    10. Josh Hartnett then:

    he's looking through the opening of a chair
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    Chairs are so difficult!!!

    Josh Hartnett with his long-term partner Tamsin Egerton now:

    he's in a red suit and she's in a cool corduroy dress
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    11. Nick Jonas then:

    the jonas brothers in ed hardy couture
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    Nick Jonas and his wife Priyanka Chopra Jonas now:

    12. Ryan Phillippe then:

    ryan with hair that looks like ramen noodles
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    Ryan Phillippe now:

    According to Radar Online, his "secret girlfriend" is Bailey Dodge:

    And here's a thirst trap:

    13. Joseph Gordon-Levitt then:

    a press shot from "3rd rock"
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    Joseph Gordon Levitt and his wife Tasha McCauley now:

    the couple is covered in blood singing onstage
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    14. Mark-Paul Gosselaar then:

    mark paul is in light jeans and plaid.
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    Here he is with his one true love Kelly <3

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    Just kidding, this is his wife Catriona McGinn:

    @MPG

    15. Marlon Wayans then:

    with his brother and a large cellphone
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    Marlon Wayans now. He appears to be single:

    But good news! He still wears a Bluetooth:

    16. Jesse Bradford then:

    on a red carpet with leelee
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    Jesse Bradford with his wife Andrea Watrouse now:

    He's very earthy:

    17. Rider Strong then:

    rider is with corey in a promo shot for &quot;boy meets world&quot;
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    Rider Strong and his wife Alexandra Barreto now:

    18. Mario Lopez then:

    mario is shirtless with zack
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    Mario Lopez and his wife Courtney Laine Mazza now:

    And here he is in his onesie that *changed* me and a generation of gay people:

    19. Paul Rudd then:

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    Paul Rudd with his wife Julie Yaeger now:

    the couple is at the golden globes
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    20. Kevin Richardson then:

    kevin is on a chair with a spiky haircut
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    Kevin with his wife Kristin Richardson now:

    21. Lance Bass then:

    lance is holding an nsync marionette
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    Lance with his kids and husband Michael Turchin now:

    22. Nick Carter then:

    nick is standing on a chair
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    Nick and his wife Lauren Kitt Carter now:

    23. JC Chasez then:

    jc has an original karen haircut
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    JC and his girlfriend Jennifer HuYoung now:

    24. Joey Fatone then:

    joey has his bright red ronald mcdonald hair
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    Joey and his girlfriend Izabel Araujo now:

    they are at the critics&#x27; choice red carpet
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    25. Brian Littrell then:

    brian has baggy silver shorts and a baby blue sweater
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    Brian (probably scrolling Parler) and his wife Leighanne Littrell now:

    26. Nick Lachey then:

    nick is with jessica simpson
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    Nick with his wife Vanessa Lachey now:

    27. Jeff Timmons then:

    jeff is with nick lachey
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    Jeff and his wife Amanda Timmons now:

    28. Howie Dorough then:

    howie is in a press shot from 1998
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    Howie and his wife Leigh Anne Dorough now:

    29. And last but not least, my favorite, AJ McLean then:

    aj has his hands extended and rose-colored glasses
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    AJ and his wife Rochelle DeAnna McLean now: