How We Remember 15+ Stars the World Was Crazy About From the 2000s, and They Are Decades Later

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In the early 2000s, fans had limited access to their admired figures compared to nowadays where we can find any information in a minute. Despite these challenges, we found ways to remain abreast about star’s schedules, public appearances, and even something interesting about their private life.

Nelly Furtado

Canadian singer Nelly Furtado became famous in the 2000s for her hit songs like I’m Like a Bird. Now, she’s still making music and has explored different styles in her career. Nelly continues to share her talent with fans around the world, successfully being a mother of 3.

Christina Aguilera

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In 1999, a strikingly talented blonde vocalist, known for her powerful voice, skyrocketed to the summit of music charts with the widespread resonance of her hit track What a Girl Wants. Throughout her extensive career, she has proven to be more than just a singer, having seamlessly delved into the realms of acting, songwriting, and music production.

Despite being a mother of two, Christina remains a beacon of creativity, demonstrating that her familial responsibilities do not impede her artistic pursuits.

Julian McMahon

Julian McMahon, once a beloved figure in the Charmed series, left fans nostalgic, reminiscing about his past popularity. Despite his disappearance from the show, he has not faded entirely from the screen. Julian continues to captivate audiences through various projects, including his notable portrayal as a villain in the movie Fantastic Four and his appearances in the series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

Avril Lavigne

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Avril Lavigne is famous for songs like Complicated and Girlfriend that topped charts worldwide. Journalists used to call her the “princess of pop punk” because of her style with long T-shirts, Converse shoes, and bold makeup. They also called her “anti-Britney” because she had a more natural image than some other pop stars.

But now, if you look at her, you can see she’s turned into an elegant lady, showing a different, more refined side compared to her earlier punk look.

Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty became famous for her roles in TV shows like Beverly Hills, 90210 and Charmed. She was known for playing strong characters. Doherty returned to her role as Brenda Walsh in the six-episode sequel Beverly Hills, 90210, which started airing on FOX on August 7, 2019. Now, she’s still acting and doing other projects. Shannen continues to be involved in the entertainment world.

Lindsay Lohan

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Lindsay Lohan, known for her roles in films like The Parent Trap, Mean Girls, and Freaky Friday, achieved global fame. Following a decline in her acting prominence, she transitioned to a musical career and embraced roles in TV shows and independent films. Today, in addition to her multifaceted career, Lindsay has taken on the roles of a mother and wife, embracing new chapters in her personal life.

Ryan Phillippe

The actor, known for playing Sebastian in Cruel Intentions and being the ex-husband of Reese Witherspoon, is currently involved in various TV series roles. Besides his acting career, he is also a dad, raising a daughter and son with Reese and another daughter from his second wife Alexis Knapp, from whom he’s also separated.

Amy Lee — Evanescence

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Amy Lee, the lead singer of Evanescence, made the 2000s awesome with songs like Bring Me to Life and My Immortal. Many girls copied her gothic makeup and Victorian-style clothes. Now, she’s a mom to her son Jack and still singing. Evanescence is still a band, and they’re doing well with successful tours.

Jason Priestley

Jason Priestley, known for playing Brandon Walsh on Beverly Hills, 90210, has been keeping busy. After the show ended, he acted in a few movies. But that’s not all — he also got into directing and directed episodes for famous American TV shows. So, he’s still very much a part of the entertainment world, both in front of and behind the camera.

Paris Hilton


In the middle of the 2000s, everyone knew about Paris Hilton. She had songs on the radio, and we saw her on a reality show where she, a rich heiress, learned everyday things. As time passed, she wasn’t as famous, but she kept making music, selling perfume, and being a DJ.

Now, there’s a documentary about her called This Is Paris that’s on the internet. It’s really touching and honest. In the documentary, Paris talks about tough times when she was a teenager.

Now Paris is a mom of two. Hilton and her husband Reum welcomed a son and a daughter in January and November 2023, respectively, through surrogacy.

Megan Fox

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This beautiful dark-haired lady became really famous because she played the girlfriend of the main character in the first and second Transformers movies. Megan is known as one of the most attractive actresses in Hollywood, and even though she’s been married twice and has three children, she still holds onto that status.

She’s still acting in movies, using social media a lot, and regularly shows up on the red carpet wearing memorable outfits.

Jessica Simpson

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Once a talk of the town as a singer, actress, TV host, and designer, Jessica was on everyone’s lips, but then she suddenly disappeared from the spotlight. It turns out, she chose to focus on her family. Jessica and her husband Eric now have three kids: two daughters and one son.

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar became famous for her role as Buffy in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She was also in movies like Cruel Intentions. Now, she’s still acting and doing different projects. In her personal life, Sarah is married to actor Freddie Prinze Jr., and they have two children together. In 2015, Sarah Michelle Gellar co-founded Foodstirs, a baking company that you can buy things from online. She also wrote a cookbook called Stirring Up Fun with Food, which came out in 2017.

Natalie Imbruglia

Natalie Imbruglia, known for her hit song “Torn,” has expanded her artistic ventures beyond music. Not only does she continue to enchant audiences with her singing, but Natalie has also stepped into the realms of movies, series, and theater plays. In 2021, she made a musical statement with the release of her album titled Firebird, showcasing her enduring passion and talent across various artistic platforms.

Holly Marie Combs

Besides her role in Charmed, Holly also joined the cast of the popular series Pretty Little Liars. She has also played smaller roles in various movies. In 2019, Holly tied the knot with restaurateur Mike Ryan, marking her third marriage.

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson became famous for her role in the TV show Baywatch and as a model. She was known for her blonde hair and being in magazines. Now, she’s still in the public eye. In her personal life, Pamela has been married a few times and has children. She’s also known for her work supporting animal rights.

Hilary Duff

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Hilary Duff became famous for her role in the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire and later as a singer with hits like So Yesterday. Now, besides her entertainment career, Hilary is a mother with a big family. She’s continued acting in various projects, has also been involved in philanthropy work, launched 2 clothing lines, launched her own perfume, writes books. Despite her busy life as a mom, Hilary has managed to stay active in both her personal and professional endeavors.

It’s nice to know that the stars of our youth have wonderful lives, even though many of them have settled down and some of them have families, and left their images of bold girls and sought-after bachelors behind. Let’s recall our youth together. Tell us in the comments who your idol was in the 2000s and whether you follow their lives now, 20 years later.


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