Teen Heartthrobs Who Totally Disappeared

If you grew up in the '90s, you probably remember flipping through the teen magazines at the grocery store and begging your mom to buy you one so you could rip out all the posters of hot guys and plaster them on the walls of your bedroom. Seriously, who makes better wallpaper than a teenage Leonardo DiCaprio? But not all of the famous faces that populated those pages made it big after their early success. Many seemed to have disappeared off the face of the Earth. Are you missing those guys you thought you'd marry as a kid? Here's the lowdown on some of the most eligible teen heartthrobs and where they are today.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Let's be real: If you didn't once have a crush on JTT, you're lying to yourself. Between seeing him on Home Improvement (1991-99) every week and watching him in movies like I'll Be Home For Christmas (1998) and Wild America (1997), it was impossible not to fall in love with that adorable face.

After 2006, Thomas quit acting altogether. He popped up for a recurring guest role on TV dad Tim Allen's sitcom Last Man Standing (2011), but other than that, Thomas has been living happily ever after outside the Hollywood bubble.

Post Home Improvement, he studied at Harvard and Columbia, and although he chose to leave acting behind, he seems pretty happy with his decision. In 2013, a 31-year-old Thomas told People, "I never took the fame too seriously. It was a great period in my life, but it doesn't define me. When I think back on the time, I look at it with a wink. I focus on the good moments I had, not that I was on a lot of magazine covers."

Zachery Ty Bryan

If you loved JTT in Home Improvement, you probably also adored Zachery Ty Bryan, his on-screen older brother. Big bro turned 34 in 2015, and just like Thomas, he seems to have disappeared in pursuit of a very normal life. In 2013, Bryan and his wife, Carly Matros, welcomed twin girls. You can glean updates on their life via his Twitter.

According to a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" with his TV mom, Patricia Richardson, the on-screen brothers still keep in touch and even wrote a TV pilot together. Aww!

Josh Hartnett

He was a war hero in blockbusters such as Black Hawk Down (2001) and Pearl Harbor (2001), but Josh Hartnett hasn't been headlining lately. He is still in the business. You may have noticed him as gunslinger Ethan Chandler in the Penny Dreadful television series (2014). He's also has a few projects lined up for release in 2016. Though he may not be as visible as he once was, Hartnett is still out there grinding, so keep your eyes peeled for appearances in indie flicks and smaller fare.

Hartnett has said it's important for him to maintain some semblance of a normal life. In his heyday, "I was on the cover of every magazine. I couldn't really go anywhere. I didn't feel comfortable in my own skin. I was alone," a 35-year-old Hartnett told Details (via People) in 2014. "I didn't trust anyone. So I went back to Minnesota and got back together with my old friends—ended up getting back together with my high-school girlfriend for a while—and I didn't do any filming for 18 months. I'm still finding my way through all that."

Freddie Prinze Jr.

Back in the '90s and early 2000s, Freddie Prinze Jr. was the prom king of your dreams, especially after watching him shine in teen favorites such as She's All That (1999) and I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997). Prinze is still acting, but primarily with is voice only. He voice-over talents appear in Disney's animated series Star Wars Rebels (2014) as the popular cartoon Robot Chicken (2005).

And the sweetest update? After marrying actres Sarah Michelle Gellar in 2002, the couple is still going strong and raising two cute kids named Charlotte and Rocky.

Aaron Carter

Pop star Aaron Carter disappeared not long after big brother Nick Carter's career in Backstreet Boys ended, but trust us, he's still fighting to keep himself relevant. He's very active on Twitter and has been busy promoting his latest single, "Fools Gold." Maybe he'll make a major comeback?

We're just glad he seems to be recovering from his bankruptcy in 2013, and we hope he's finally given up on his embarrassing quest to win back "the love of his life," Hilary Duff, who married another man and starting a family.

Luke Perry

Luke Perry was a major hunk on Beverly Hills 90210 (1990-2000), but where is he now? He's acted a little in low-profile shows and movies, including the Detective McLean (2015) crime series and the Hallmark movie Love in Paradise (2016), but Perry's notoriety is nowhere near as explosive as it used to be.

That doesn't mean he doesn't keep in touch with his co-stars from the good old days. According to In Touch, after going through a divorce from wife Minnie Sharp, Perry coached 90210 alum Jennie Garth through her own divorce from Peter Facinelli in 2012. "Luke has been one of my friends who I can call and talk about stuff and has been through something himself," Garth told the mag, calling him one of her best friends.

Ryan Phillippe

Cruel Intentions (1999) heartthrob Ryan Phillippe may have been all over the silver screen when he was younger, but he's been harder to locate in recent years. He showed up on the small screen in the crime show Secrets and Lies (2015) and the comedy Drunk History (2013).

Over the years, Phillippe's personal life appeared to take a tumble alongside his professional endeavors. After eight years of marriage and two children with starlet Reese Witherspoon (They met as co-stars in Cruel Intentions), the couple divorced in 2007.

But there's a bright side for the former leading man. On Christmas day 2015, a 41-year-old Phillippe proposed to his 25-year-old girlfriend, Paulina Slagter. It seems like these two are set to live happily ever after with or without the red carpet.