This weekend, things are sure to heat up at your local box office when new movie Tyler Perry’s Temptation rolls into theaters starring two of Hollywood’s finest rising stars. Ladies, we hope you have a sweet tooth, because chocolate delight Lance Gross and caramel cutie Robbie Jones are coming to the big screen. In Temptation, the men fight for the love of leading lady Jurnee Smollett-Bell, who’s married to Gross but has an ilicit affair with Jones. We can’t lie, there’s no way we could ever choose between these two dapper darlings. Can you? Click through our gallery, and tell us which leading man wins your heart. Let the fun begin!
NAACP Image Award winning actor Gross’ star has been on the rise for quite some time. He’s best known for his starring role in the TBS sitcom Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and all of the famed director’s Meet the Browns films.
Born Robert Lee Jones III, the actor, 35, is best known for playing Quentin Fields on the CW’s hit series One Tree Hill.
Gross is an HBCU alum. He once ruled the school at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he earned a bachelor’s degree and was very active in theater and entertainment on campus.
In 2010, Jones starred as a series regular on The CW’s Hellcats. He played the character Lewis Flynn.
Not many men can rock a fedora as well as Gross does. He’s frequently spotted on and off the red carpet wearing a trendy trilby hat.
Unlike Gross, Jones spent his collegiate years on the Left Coast. He was born in Oxnard, California and attended University of California at Berkeley, where he played for the California Golden Bears men’s basketball team for four years.
After graduating from Howard, Gross trained at The Ivanna Chubbuck Studio for acting and the Tasha Smith Acting Studio.
Now, we know Jones is all about building his Hollywood career right now, but may we suggest he look into professional modeling too? That face could sell a lot of products and break a lot of hearts. #inlove
In 2010, cutie-pie Gross starred alongside veteran actors Regina King and Forest Whitaker in the romantic comedy Our Family Wedding. He played a romantic guy who whisked the woman of his dreams off her feet, but faced difficulties trying to win over her family.
Let’s have a round of applause for Brother Jones, who’s looking mighty, mighty fine in that grey suit. Is the red carpet ready?
Gross could have become a professional track and field star but instead decided to set his sights on Hollywood to pursue his acting dreams.
Jones has only been in the business for five years, but you wouldn’t know it from his resume. In addition to starring as a series regular on two popular evening dramas, he has also appeared on popular shows like ER, Southland, 90210 and Necessary Roughness.
Gross is too hot to be single, and you know it. He’s currently dating stylist Rebecca Jefferson, and although wedding bells aren’t ringing just yet—in a recent interview with TheYBF.com he revealed that things are good between then. “I’m comfortable where I am,” he said. “We’re in a great place, we’re in love, just taking it slow.”
With his smooth skin, defined features and oh-so-sexy lips, Jones is always easy on the eyes. Well, hello there, handsome!
What’s not to love about Gross? The man clearly looks good in anything.
Jones makes our hearts skip a beat. Lucky for us, his close friends nicknamed him “Dr. Jones,” based on a character in the Indiana Jones movies. Doc, we may need a house call.
Ladies, which “tempting” hunk gets your vote? Tell us: Are you on #teamlance or #teamrobbie?