Every "Hot Guy" You Grew Up Loving Is Now 40 Or Older, And Here's What They Look Like Now

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Yesterday, Prince William turned the big 4-0.

William in royal regalia with his son George in a suit
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If you weren't alive in the late '90s and early 2000s, then you don't know the absolute chokehold he had on pretty much everyone in suburbia.

A young William in a suit
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Sooo, because everyone we grew up thinking was hot is now in their 40s, let's see what these bad boys look like today.

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1.Here's Rider Strong way back when:

Wearing long denim shorts and sitting and playing an acoustic guitar
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He's 42 now:

And here he is with the cast of Boy Meets World a couple of months ago:

2.Josh Hartnett way back when:

Crouching and wearing a checkered overcoat
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I don't think he knew how chairs work:

Looking through the gaps in a chair back
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He's 43 now:

On the red carpet wearing a flowery short-sleeved shirt and sandals
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Who doesn't love a floral moment?

Close-up of Josh in the flowery shirt, unbuttoned at the top
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3.Joshua Jackson way back when:

Smiling with arms crossed and wearing a T-shirt
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He's 44 now:

On the red carpet with a salt-and-pepper beard and mustache and in a suit
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And here he is with his wife, Jodie Turner-Smith, at the Met Gala:

They're on the Met Gala steps and he's smiling at her, and she has her arm through his and is holding on to his arm
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4.Jaleel White way back when:

He's in a loose striped suit and standing with a woman
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He's 45 now:

And here's another picture with his daughter:

5.Ryan Phillippe way back when:

Wearing a suit, no tie, and looking at the camera with paparazzi behind him
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He's 47 now:

His son, Deacon, just graduated from homeschooled high school:

6.Shane West way back when:

Wearing a leather jacket and jeans with spiked, dyed hair
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He's 44 now:

And here's a Walk to Remember #TBT he posted earlier this year:

7.Devon Sawa way back when:

Wearing a shiny suit, no tie
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He's 43 now:

And here he is with a bag of sunflower seeds:

8.Chad Michael Murray way back when:

Wearing a muscle shirt with arms crossed
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He's 40 now:

And here he is with a lil' pump:

9.JC Chasez way back when:

Wearing a shiny jacket and jeans
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He's 45 now:

With a beard and mustache and longer hair and wearing a bow tie and colorful jacket
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He attended the White House Correspondents' Association dinner this year:

Smiling with a woman and two young men on the red carpet
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10.Kevin Richardson way back when:

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He's 50 now:

And here's a nice lil' family portrait:

11.Tyrese way back when:

A smiling, shirtless Tyrese wearing an open leather jacket
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He's 43 now:

Wearing jeans and sneakers and an overcoat on the red carpet and not smiling
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And here he is with his daughter Shayla:

On the red carpet embracing his daughter and with a woman
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12.Chris Evans way back when:

Leaning against a door and with slicked-back hair
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He's 41 now:

On the red carpet wearing sunglasses and short-sleeved print shirt and with his hands in his pants pockets
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And here he is covered in puppies:

13.Wilmer Valderrama way back when, with Ashton Kutcher:

Standing with Ashton Kutcher
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He's 42 now:

And here he is with his daughter:

14.Jake Gyllenhaal way back when:

Wearing a denim jacket and a backpack
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He's 41 now:

On the red carpet in a suit, no tie, and with a woman
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And here he is with Rami Malek at a fashion show:

Both of them sitting on cardboard boxes
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15.Leonardo DiCaprio way back when:

In a suit and bow tie and waving
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He's 47 now:

On the red carpet wearing a suit and with hands folded in front of him
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And here he is at a basketball game:

Sitting and wearing a cap with his mask below his mouth
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16.Chris Pine way back when:

In a shirt, loose pants, and sneakers on the red carpet
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He's 41 now:

Smiling with longer hair and a beard and mustache and legs crossed
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And here he is at the 2022 Vanity Fair party:

Wearing a velvety jacket, no tie
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17.Elijah Wood way back when:

Sitting and looking at the camera in dark top and pants
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He's 41 now:

Smiling on the red carpet and wearing a casual shirt with hands in shirt pockets
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And here he is in a lil' beanie:

Wearing a denim jacket and jeans and hands in jeans pockets
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18.Ashton Kutcher way back when:

Wearing a long sweatshirt and jeans and hands in pants pockets
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He's 44 now:

On the red carpet in a suit, no tie
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And here he is with a Britney Spears mic:

Sitting on a couch in a T-shirt
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19.Jason Momoa way back when:

With slicked-back hair and tight, long-sleeved shirt
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He's 42 now:

Smiling in glasses and longer hair, beard, and mustache
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And here he is flipping the bird:

Smiling in a muscle shirt and sunglasses and middle finger raised
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20.Jonathan Taylor Thomas way back when:

JTT in a long, V-neck checkered sweater
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He's 40 now:

With short hair and glasses and looking at a woman who's pointing at him
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His last public appearance was in 2014 on Last Man Standing:

Holding two bottles of wine and standing near a table where a woman sits with an open laptop
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21.Ryan Merriman way back when:

Smiling and wearing a lace-front shirt and jeans and standing with a woman
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He's 39 — almost 40 — now:

And here he is in a onesie:

22.Mark Hoppus way back when:

Shirtless with Dennis Rodman and the other members of Blink-182, including Travis Barker
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He's 50 now:

And here he is in Italy celebrating Kravis's wedding:

23.Freddie Prinze Jr. way back when:

Smiling in a suit and with spiked hair and hands clasped in front of him
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He's 46 now:

Smiling in a button-front shirt and jeans
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And here he is celebrating his birthday:

24.Adam Brody way back when:

Smiling in a checkered top and jeans
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He's 42 now:

In sunglasses and a striped shirt
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And here he is in 2020:

With a slight mustache and beard
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25.Usher way back when:

Bare-chested onstage wearing a hat and red leather pants and a top with only sleeves
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He's 43 now:

Smiling and wearing a heavy "U" chain necklace
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And here he is with his son, who is also named Usher:

Both sitting in the audience at a sports event
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26.Ashley Parker Angel way back when:

With spiked hair and giving Hawaiian hand signal
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He's 40 now:

And his IG is full of thirst traps:

27.Jesse Bradford way back when:

Smiling in jeans and a NY Yankees cap and mesh shirt
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He's 43 now:

Smiling with a woman and wearing a leather jacket on the red carpet
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And here he is on Father's Day:

28.Andrew Keegan way back when:

Smiling and wearing a short-sleeved T-shirt
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He's 43 now:

And here's another pic with his daughter:

29.James Marsden way back when:

Wearing a cap and short-sleeved T-shirt and holding a glass of wine
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He's 48 now:

In a suit, no tie, on the red carpet
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And here he is with his three kids:

Everyone in a suit, no ties
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30.And last but not least, Erik von Detten way back when:

With his hands in his jeans pockets and wearing a long-sleeved T-shirt with his sunglasses hooked into the neck
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And here he is now, just shy of 40, at 39:

And here's a cute Halloween family pic:

Ciao!

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