#ManCrushMonday Featuring Maxwell, Colin Kaepernick, Michael K. Williams & Columbus Short

Maxwell hangs with rich friends at Toys for Boys in Miami

Known for serving us sexy beard-porn, singer Maxwell has been quite the socialite these days. Over the weekend, we caught him hopping out some luxury vehicle, with a cigarette in hand. His relationship status? Who knows, but outside of him partying with Love & Hip Hop’s Erica Mena, we can’t seem to keep up with this guy. In the past, he’s been linked to former Basketball Wives star Jennifer Williams and plus size model Amber Tolliver.

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In his first season, San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick lead his team to the Superbowl losing to the Baltimore Ravens. The 26-year-old Miluwaukee native has been rumored to actress Sanaa Lathan (which she denied) and Teyana Taylor. For the first time in eight years, Kaepernick spent the Thanksgiving holiday with his family.

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Justin Bieber has grown up a since landing on the music scene as a fresh faced Canandian teen heart throb in 2009. Since then, Bieber has been linked to Disney star Selena Gomez for two years before breaking up this year. Over the weekend, Justin got a new arm tattoo. Ouch.

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 Idris Elba has been serving sexiness since his popular role as drug kingpin in HBO’s The Wire. Since then, the 41-year-old British actor has seen major success in films in Takers, Prometheus and Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Recently, he announced that he was having a child with makeup artist girlfriend Naiyana Garth

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Like Elba, fellow Wire alum Michael K. Williams has had major success after the show. Snagging a role in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and most recently 12 Years A Slave, the 45-year-old Brooklyn native has stayed busy. While we have no clue who is dating, Williams spent time with his mom over the holidays.

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Besides being extremely hot, Lance Gross is best known for role as Calvin Payne in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. The 32-year-old Oakland native has starred in films Our Family Wedding and Meet The Browns. Romatically, Gross dated Eva Marcille for three years before the couple called off the engagement in 2010. Present day, Gross has been dating stylist Rebecca Jefferson for over a year.

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Laz Alonso began hosting shows on BET before heading to the big screen in movies like Stomp The Yard and Spike Lee’s Miracle at St. Anna. The 39-year-old DC native had a breakout role in Avatar and starred in the series Deception with Meagan Good. Alonso is currently single and was linked to singer Teiarra Mari (who was also linked to Ray J).

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Usher has been serving R & B sexiness since the late 1990’s. The multitalented singer, dancer and actor married  Tameka Raymond in 2007 and divorced in 2009. Most recently, he was linked to manager Grace Miguel for several years. He had a long term relationship TLC’s Chili from 2001-2003. More recently, Usher was spotted in Panama filming Hands of Stone. #ShirtOptional.

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New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz is known for putting up major numbers on the field and his eclectic fashion sense off the field. In 2010, the 27-year-old New Jersey native launched his ‘Young Whales’ clothing line with a former team mate, Nate Collins. Cruz has a daughter, Kennedy, with fiancé Elaina Watley.

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Columbus Short burst (or danced rather) onto the scene in the lead role in 2007’s Stomp The Yard. Since then he has appeared in Cadillac Records with Beyonce, The Losers (with Idris Elba) and currently stars Olivia Pope’s right hand in hit show Scandal. The 31-year-old has been linked to Britney Spears resulting in a divorce from his first wife, Brandi. In September, Short’s second wife Tanee, filed for divorce after eight years of marriage.

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Funny man DeRay Davis is most known for his role as Ray-Ray in the Barbershop Series and skits on fellow Chicago native Kanye West’s albums The College Dropout and Late Registration. The thirty something gentleman has also appeared in 21 Jump Street and MTV2’s Wild N Out and was spotted behind the scenes prepping for his new hosting gig Mind of a Man premiering on the Game Show Network next year. Davis was rumored to have dated Tracee Ellis Ross and was once engaged to 50 Cent’s baby mother Daphne Joy.

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P.S. How did we do with this list? Anyone we should be keeping our eye out on?

Authored by: tjbwriteratlanta