23 Signs Your Imaginary Celebrity Boyfriend Broke Your Heart

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Buzz, Heartbreak

Our favorite celeb mancrushes explain how to get over celeb mancrushes.

Rip off the bandaid: Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged, Ryan Gosling is the father of Eva Mendes' baby, and Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Norman Reedus, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Jason Momoa, Harry Styles and every other celebrity man with whom you may be obsessed will (probably) never date you.

It hurts. We understand. Being "in love" with a celebrity is a safety net and much easier and typically less potentially heartbreaking than being in an actual relationship and dating a normal dude who may or may not dump or divorce you someday. But sometimes your imaginary celebrity boyfriend gets a real life girlfriend, fiancee, wife or baby mama, and then, well, what good is your safety net at that point?

That said, it's still fun to obsess over eye candy. Here's how to get over an imaginary breakup with your imaginary celebrity boyfriend/husband/lover when they get an actual girlfriend/fiancee/wife/baby mama. It's not easy, but we're sure you'll be able to manage the melodrama.

Ouch. Your celebrity crush is engaged, married or otherwise taken.
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon on "The Walking Dead" - Giphy</a>
When you first see inklings of evidence — photos, subtweets — you obsess over figuring it all out in hopes of being wrong.
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Ryan Gosling - Giphy</a>
When you see the engagement announcement (in a newspaper, no less):
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Benedict Cumberbatch in "Sherlock" - Giphy</a>
This is after you'd pretty much plan your wedding constantly.
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Ryan Gosling in "Gangster Squad" - Giphy</a>
When your boss catches you Googling "Benedict Cumberbatch breakup" at work:
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Benedict Cumberbatch - Giphy</a>
It's exhausting to deal with, right?
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Chris Evans - Giphy</a>
It sucks that you'll never get to witness this in the flesh, doesn't it?
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Chris Evans - Giphy</a>
When someone asks you how you feel about the news:
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Benedict Cumberbatch in "Sherlock" - Giphy</a>
When your lame friends try telling you to just get over it because you're delusional, histrionic and probably drunk:
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Anthony Mackie - Giphy</a>
When someone tries to rationalize that now you can spend your time and energy on other things, like a real boyfriend or husband:
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Chris Evans - Giphy</a>
When someone tries talking you out of your obsession:
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Benedict Cumberbatch in "Sherlock" - Giphy</a>
What you wish you could do for your injured heart. (Also, this is one of 6,438 reasons why Andrea was the worst character ever on "The Walking Dead")
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon on "The Walking Dead" - Giphy</a>
When you hear the song you swear was "your song," despite, you know, never having met:
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon on "The Walking Dead" - Giphy</a>
Seeing them on tabloid covers when you're buying groceries is just like ...
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Sebastian Stan - Giphy</a>
But for real, how does he not understand that you're a million times better for him than whatever woman he's settling for right now?
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Harry Styles of One Direction singing "More Than This"</a>
It's like you don't even know what to do with yourself.
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Jason Momoa on "Conan" - Giphy</a>
Your friends and family are all like ...
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Ryan Gosling - Giphy</a>
You really thought you had a chance though. You really did. You couldn't help it.
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Ryan Gosling - Giphy</a>
If and when they split up, you know what's going to happen.
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Ryan Gosling - Giphy</a>
It's not so bad, right?
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Sebastian Stan - Giphy</a>
But really, cheer up. You can always have him seduce you in GIFs.
<a href="http://www.giphy.com"/>Chris Hemsworth - Giphy</a>

 

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