By Jason Guerrasio
Valentine’s Day sparks images of loved ones receiving flowers, candies, gifts, a nice dinner and maybe even a marriage proposal, but in Hollywood it’s those who can’t be tied down whom receive the most attention this time of year.
Some celebs can’t help but be heartbreakers, and here are 10 of Hollywood’s biggest. Though some on this list are currently in relationships, don’t be surprised if they go back on the market soon.
10. George Clooney
One of the biggest heartbreakers in Hollywood during his career, women from Teri Hatcher and Elisabetta Canalis to his current flame Stacy Keibler hasn’t been able to get the Oscar-winner to settle down. And his charming evasiveness is part of the reason why we love him.
Leo is one of the few in Hollywood who can come close to Clooney’s heartbreaker status. Linked to some of the most beautiful ladies in the world like Gisele Bundchen, Bar Refaeli and Blake Lively to name a few, it’s tough to ever know who he’s smitten by as the megastar is very private about his relationships. Rarely seen with them in public and never has them accompany him on the red carpet, that’s probably why we’re always so interested when someone is by his side.
Since his chiseled abs burst on the screen in the swords and sandals hit “300,” Butler, with his Scottish accent and smooth manner, has been the object of affection for the likes of Rosario Dawson and even his “The Bounty Hunter” co-star Jennifer Aniston. And he’s not shy with playing off his heartbreaker persona on screen, starring as the unattainable TV host in 2009’s “The Ugly Truth” and coming next he plays a former pro athlete who can’t resist the soccer moms while coaching his son’s team in “Playing the Field.”
Considered recently by Men’s Health as the “Hottest Woman of All Time,” Aniston has spent her post-“Friends” career trying to find love but coming up short with guys like Vince Vaughn and John Mayer. She’s currently with actor-director-screenwriter Justin Theroux and says, “Having experienced everything you don’t want in a partner over time, it starts to narrow down to what you actually do want.” But when you’re labeled the Hottest Woman of All Time it makes you a bit unattainable. Good luck, Justin.
J.Lo’s heartbreaking ways have long been detailed, from her engagement to Ben Affleck and marriages to her backup dancer Cris Judd and most recently Marc Anthony. And that’s why she’s our modern day Elizabeth Taylor, someone whose aura is just too large for one person to obtain. She’s currently with her background dancer, Casper Smart. We’re sensing another heartbreak on the horizon.
The current Sexiest Man Alive has been linked to Renee Zellweger, Lopez and Zoe Saldana. Cooper, however, doesn’t like the stigma associated with being a bachelor. “If you’re a single man and you happen to be in this business you’re deemed a player,” he says. “But I don’t see myself as a ladies’ man.” But he’s certainly breaking a lot of hearts.
At 27-years-old, Johansson has quickly become a marquee name in Hollywood as she moves back and forth from indies to blockbusters. And her eclectic choices don’t end with her roles. She’s been pegged with Benicio Del Toro, Sean Penn and was briefly married to Ryan Reynolds, but with her rumored relationship with ad exec Nate Naylor, it looks like she’s going “civilian” for a while.
3. Blake Lively
The youngest on this list, Lively, 24, has a lot of heartbreaking ahead of her — but she’s done pretty well so far. After ending a three year relationship with fellow “Gossip Girl” star Penn Badgley, she’s been seen with Ryan Gosling, DiCaprio and Reynolds.
2. Shia LaBeouf
Back in 2007 the “Transformers” star seemed content with steering clear of dating his co-stars, once saying, “It’s really easy to fall for someone on-set, but in the end you know, it’s a representative and it’s not really them.” But he’s only human, and when you’re spending a lot of time with the likes of Megan Fox and Carey Mulligan things are going to happen. Now LaBeouf is with someone who’s not in the limelight and hopefully it works out a little better.
Probably the most surprising on the list, the SNL funnyman has quietly become a heartbreaker with links to January Jones, Aniston and Olivia Wilde. We wouldn’t categorize him as a heartthrob, especially with this youthful picture above from SNL’s bio page, but sometimes that doesn’t matter. As the old adage goes, you can’t resist someone who can make you laugh.