6 Celebs Speak on Their First Kiss

These 6 stars have all recalled the first time they’ve kissed someone. For some, it was an awkward experience that happened unexpectedly, while for others it was more magical. Drew Barrymore and Zac Efron were both playing games when they had their first kiss, while Hugh Jackman decided to get his out of the way before he started at an all-boys school – probably a good idea?


Antonio Banderas

Antonio found his first kiss so amazing that he ended up losing his balance and had to sit down afterwards: “For days, I asked a girl named Lilliana for a kiss. She said yes when I wasn’t ready. I kissed her lightly and got very dizzy. I had to sit back down.”

Zac Efron

Zac Efron was playing Truth or Dare with a group of girls when his first lip lock happened: “It was in a tree fort. It was over a game of Truth or Dare, but it turned into ‘make out with the other person.’ … I was like the only boy and there were a bunch of girls up there. I was pretty stoked.”

Jake Gyllenhaal

 Jake wasn’t expecting his first kiss, which happened quite forcefully: “I was at a bowling alley and this girl grabbed me, pulled me outside, pushed me up against a car and stuck her tongue down my throat.”

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman wanted to have his first kiss before starting at a boys school:”My first kiss was with Sarah Dowsett when I was nine. I was going from a co-ed school to a boys’ school and I thought, ‘If I don’t kiss a girl before I go to this school, I won’t get to kiss a girl.’ And my friend goes, ‘Sarah Dowsett kisses. I kissed her once.’ So I said to Sarah, ‘I want you to know that I love you.’ And she said, ‘I love you too.’ And I said, ‘Do you want to go down to the bush and kiss?’ She said yes. I remember thinking, ‘What is this all about?’ Then, when I had my first tongue kiss, I thought, ‘What the hell is this?'”

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore’s first kiss was an innocent one: “It was very nice and it was his first kiss too. We were with my girlfriend, but she wasn’t involved with the kiss, of course – it wasn’t anything kinky! We played this card game with three rounds: round one was kisses with closed lips, round two was open mouth and round three was open mouth with tongues. It was so funny. It was so clinical in a way, but it was fun and it was sweet and it was safe. It was an innocent game. There wasn’t anything dirty or strange about it. It’s funny because when you’re a kid you don’t realise what you have – that innocence.”

Ashlee Simpson

Ashlee Simpson’s kiss happened when she was on tour: “I must have been 14. Yeah, 14. And I was on tour. My face turned red. I had to get back on the tour bus after and this is when our parents were on our bus. Yeah, that was funny. And everybody was like, ‘What happened? What’d you just do?’ Ay-ya-ya-ya-ya.”