10+ Celebs That Are Impossible to Look at Without Instantly Feeling Nostalgic

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Nostalgia is defined as a feeling of pleasure and also slight sadness when thinking about things dear to us from the past. Not only that, but research shows that it can actually boost your mood and self-confidence. When we look back at our favorite TV shows, movies, and celebrities, it triggers a very positive response in us that doesn’t go unnoticed.

We at Bright Side love to dip our hearts into some nostalgia sauce, and we’d like to show you some celebrities who caused a swirl in our emotions.

1. Lindsay Lohan and Jonathan Bennett

It all started from a simple crush on October 3 and moved its way to a big commitment — but with different people. Today, Lindsay Lohan is engaged to Bader Shammas, who is an assistant vice president at a financial institution. “My love. My life. My family. My future,” Lohan posted.

Jonathan Bennett, on the other hand, is happily married to television host Jaymes Vaughan. He said that their special day was a perfect, dream wedding — like out of a Hallmark movie set.

2. Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff, the Lizzie McGuire star, is now starring in the Disney+ series, How I Met Your Father, a sequel to How I Met Your Mother. She also became very body positive and says she is very proud of it after having 3 children and battling with an eating disorder at age 17.

3. Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum

Amanda Seyfried started her career as a model at age 11. She then starred in various movies, such as Mamma Mia and Dear John, and now lives in and runs a working farm. She claims it’s what she’s always wanted, and the farm life gave her strength in her marriage.

Channing Tatum has taken a 4-year break from acting and says that right now he is just having fun. He is now co-directing Dog, which is inspired by his rescue dog, Lulu, who sadly passed away in 2018.

4. Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

After Seinfeld ended in 1998, Jerry Seinfeld returned to stand-up comedy and starred in many TV shows over the following years.

But Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ career was just getting started. In fact, she has won 6 Emmys throughout her career. Unfortunately, Louis-Dreyfus faced some difficulties with her health, but she continued her career while also being in treatment. Today, she is back up on her feet and healthy.

5. Bethany Joy Lenz, Sophia Bush, and Hilarie Burton

The friendship that these 3 shared on-screen grew only stronger in the years after the show. Today, Sophia Bush is married to Grant Hughes, an entrepreneur, and starred in many hit movies, such as John Tucker Must Die and The Hitcher.

Bethany Joy Lenz decided to step into the art world and started painting and posting her work on Instagram, while also raising a baby girl with her husband, Michael Galeotti. Hilarie Burton left the show in season 6 but launched a podcast with both Bush and Lenz in 2021. She married Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and they have 2 children together.

6. Claire Holt and Phoebe Tonkin

H20: Just Add Water and The Originals stars both Phoebe Tonkin and Claire Holt, who met when they were just 16 years old. But since then, their friendship has only grown stronger. Holt shares 2 kids with her husband, Andrew Joblon, while Tonkin is dating Alex Greenwald.

7. Anne Hathaway

Princess Diaries star Anne Hathaway is happily married to Adam Shulman, and they live in a house in California with beautiful mountain views. The entire house was inspired by a variety of things, such as her favorite Gucci shirt and Rihanna’s met gala look from 2015. Hathaway truly brought some magic and sophistication into her long-time fantasy home.

8. Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa Lathan started off her career in a romantic flick, Love and Basketball, but over the years, she has taken part in action, drama, superhero, and sci-fi movies. Aside from movie roles, she also runs her own foundation and makes time for charity, which includes a youth camp and mentoring program.

9. Shane West and Mandy Moore

These 2 on-screen lovers had real crushes on each other in real life while filming A Walk to Remember. Mandy shared a video of her watching the movie again on its twentieth anniversary and admits she had the biggest crush on Shane West. She also says that West was such a gentleman throughout filming and was the perfect partner for her.

10. Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, and Shay Mitchell

After Pretty Little Liars, Lucy Hale starred in many movies, like Fantasy Island and Truth or Dare, while Shay Mitchell had a role in the popular Netflix show, You. She’s currently dating Matte Babel and has 2 children with him.

Ashley Benson focused on her movie roles and dated Cara Delevingne from 2018 to 2020. She’s also shifted to music, and even appeared on G-Eazy’s album cover. Troian Bellisario has also focused on her movie career and married Patrick J. Adams, with whom she shares 2 daughters.

11. Friends

Jennifer Aniston has tried to keep her personal life private from fans, but she opened up by writing an essay about people who’ve body-shamed her and spread rumors of her being pregnant. She appeared in many hit movies, like Murder Mystery with Adam Sandler. David Schwimmer is currently starring in a sitcom called Intelligence and lent his voice in the Madagascar movies. Courteney Cox is dating guitarist Johnny McDaid, to whom she got engaged to be married, but now they’re just dating.

Matthew Perry has continued starring in TV shows, such as Mr. Sunshine and Go On, and he was the last of the Friends cast members to join Instagram. Lisa Kudrow is an actor, producer, and writer today. She has opened up about her struggles with body image and claims she has “a whole battle all the time.” Matt Leblanc starred in a series called Joey, but it didn’t gain much success. He later appeared on the show, Episodes, and earned a Golden Globe.

Which celebrity ignited the most emotion in you?


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