The 90’s was a great time that produced a plethora of heartthrobs for all young girls to obsess over. Whether you had their poster on your wall or their names doodled in school notebooks, these ’90s teen heartthrobs all eventually moved on from teen stardom. But do you know what they have been up to since then? Click through to find out.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas is most known for his role on Home Improvement and the voice of little Simba in The Lion King. He attended Harvard University to study philosophy and history from 2000 to 2002. But he basically disappeared from us after 2006 and didn’t resurface until last year when he reunited with Tim Allen on Last Man Standing.
We all loved this Shawn Hunter on Boy Meets World, who always appeared with the kind of bay boy attitude that made him seem cool and yet approachable. He reprised his role in two episodes of Girl Meets World, a spin-off of the original show. Since the BMW, Rider Strong has made some guest roles on Bones and Law & Order. Rider Strong married actress Alexandra Barreto in 2013 who he met on the set of Pepper Dennis.
To us, Mark Paul Gosselaar will always be the troublemaker Zack Morris on the hit TV series Saved By The Bell. Since then, he has made appearances in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Franklin & Bash. He married twice and has three children.
We can always find this handsome boy on movies like Little Giants, Casper, Now And Then in the 90s. Then he grew into the hunk in the 2000 horror film Final Destination. From 2010 to 2013, he had a recurring role on CW’s Nikita as Owen Elliot.
We fell for him during I Know What You Did Last Summer, and then the movie She’s All That made him the crush of every girl. Since then he also made guest appearance on TV series like Friends, Boston Legal and 24. He met his wife Sarah Michelle Gellar while shooting I Know What You Did Last Summer, and got married in 2002.
Before his breakout role in Party of Five, Andrew Keegan made small appearance in Full House and Boy Meets World. He also had another recurring role on the WB’s longest-running series: 7th Heaven. In 2014, Keegan founded Full Circle, which he described as a “non-denominational spiritual community center where people of all beliefs and backgrounds come together to meditate, practice yoga, and engage artistically”.
Who didn’t love this little cutie back in his Growing Pains days? Unfortunately, he has pretty much left the mainstream television since then. Now he is an active evangelical Christian and has been hosting the Christian TV program The Way Of The Master since 2003. He married his Growing Pains co-star Chelsea Noble (his sister on the show) and they have 6 children (four adopted) together.
Joey was only 13 when he joined the 80’s boy band New Kids on the Block. After the band separated in 1994, he came out with a few solo albums and acted in a few musicals like the Broadway hit Wicked and the musical version of Happy Days. The band reunited in 2008.
We first met this middle Lawrence brother in the 1993 comedy Mrs. Doubtfire. Then we found this teen idol became a major hottie in Boy Meets World. Since then he made appearances in movies like Cheats, The Comebacks, and TV shows like CSI: Miami and Girl Meets World.
Ryan Phillippe was the epitome of hotness in Cruel Intentions. After that, he appeared in a few movies like Crash, Flags Of Our Fathers and The Bang-Bang Club.