One of the best parts of an awards show? All of the memorable couples who walk the red carpet before it begins! In honor of the 49th Annual American Music Awards on Nov. 21, 2021, Wonderwall.com is taking a look at some of the most iconic duos and couples of AMAs past, starting with these young lovers… Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez made a rare red carpet appearance as a couple at the 2011 AMAs. While their relationship would go on to have its fair share of highs and lows, these two teens were young and in love back in the day. That evening, Justin was up for favorite pop/rock male artist.
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Who can forget when Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears arrived at the 2001 AMAs in coordinating denim looks? From Britney's floor-length patchwork jean dress to Justin's denim suit and hat, the chart-topping sweethearts definitely drew attention. This outrageous AMAs fashion moment happened just one year before their infamously messy breakup in 2002.
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Remember when these two were together? Charlize Theron attended the 1999 American Music Awards with Third Eye Blind singer Stephan Jenkins, whom she dated for three years until 2001.
Once upon a time, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen were just dating! The couple is seen here at the 2010 AMAs a little more than a year before the "All of Me" hitmaker asked the model to be his bride while on holiday in the Maldives in 2011.
Though they announced their split in July 2018, Halsey and G-Eazy reconciled and attended the American Music Awards together a few months later in October. However, their reunion was short-lived: They split again that same month.
Pink and Carey Hart attended the 2017 American Music Awards together a decade after their wedding.
At the 2014 American Music Awards, former boybander Lance Bass hit the red carpet alongside his then-fiancé, actor Michael Turchin. The couple married less than a month later.
We love you, Celine! In 1999, Canadian sensation Celine Dion attended the 26th Annual American Music Awards with husband and manager René Angélil. Celine lost René to cancer in 2016.
Talk about a "Party of Five" and "Brotherly Love" crossover! Jennifer Love Hewitt attended the 1996 American Music Awards with then-boyfriend Joey Lawrence. The couple called it quits that same year.
In November 2004, Eva Longoria attended the American Music Awards with then-boyfriend JC Chasez. The "Desperate Housewives" star and the *NSYNC singer's spark fizzled out not long after their AMA red carpet appearance: Eva began dating NBA star Tony Parker — her future-ex-husband — that same month.
After Bennifer 1.0 but before Bennifer 2.0, Jennifer Lopez was married to salsa star Marc Anthony. They're seen here at the 2009 American Music Awards two years before they split.
Admit it, you couldn't get enough of MTV's "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica." Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson attended the 2000 American Music Awards together and looked absolutely smitten. They got engaged two years later in October 2002.
Once upon a time, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw were newlyweds! The country darlings are seen here at the 1997 American Music Awards a little more than three months after they tied the knot. That evening, Faith — who was pregnant with their first child at the time — was up for favorite female country artist.
Heather Locklear and then-husband Richie Sambora attended the 2004 American Music Awards in coordinating ensembles. The couple went their separate ways in 2006 after 11 years of marriage.
"Beautiful Soul" singer Jesse McCartney once dated "Arrow" actress Katie Cassidy (she even starred in his music video for "She's No You"!). They hit the red carpet together at the 2005 American Music Awards. Alas, all good things must come to an end — their romance, which lasted just over two years, fizzled out in 2007.
The year was 2012, and Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo were a couple in love at the American Music Awards. But their romance didn't last: They called it quits in 2014 after three years of dating.
Talk about a throwback! Christian Slater attended the 2006 American Music Awards alongside then-girlfriend Sharon Stone. The "Bobby" co-stars fueled romance rumors when they showed up to the award show holding hands.
Enrique Iglesias, who was nominated for favorite Latin artist at the 2000 American Music Awards, attended the show with then-rumored girlfriend Shannon Elizabeth. The "American Pie" actress starred as the romantic interest in Enrique's video for "Be With You" in 2001.
We're so happy Ryan Sutter accepted her final rose! Trista Rehn — the first star of "The Bachelorette" — attended the 2003 AMAs with then-fiancé Ryan. The reality television pair — who are still together today! — married a month later in December 2003.
Some couples are easier to forget than others… like country star LeAnn Rimes and "10 Things I Hate About You" actor Andrew Keegan, who dated from 1998 to 2001. Their romance reportedly fizzled out after Andrew — seen here with the singer at the 2001 AMAs — became interested in "Coyote Ugly" star Piper Perabo, whose singing voice was replaced by LeAnn's in the film. Yikes.
Cardi B and Offset love to show PDA! The "Up" rapper puckered up for photos on the red carpet with the Migos rapper at the 2018 American Music Awards.
At the 2000 American Music Awards, singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge hit the red carpet with then-partner Julie Cypher. Eight months later, they called it quits.
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker attended the 2005 American Music Awards with his then-wife, Miss USA 1995 Shanna Moakler, who was pregnant with their second child, daughter Alabama, at the time. The pair's love didn't last: They divorced in 2008.
Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid had only been dating for only a few months when they attended the 2019 American Music Awards, where Dua performed her hit single "Don't Start Now."
Sheryl Crow showed up to the 2005 American Music Awards with her then-fiancé, cyclist Lance Armstrong. The pair announced their engagement in September 2005 — two months before the award show. They split in February 2006.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl posed for photos alongside wife Jordyn Blum at the 2013 American Music Awards. Three months earlier, the couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary.
"Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and "Drive Me Crazy" star Melissa Joan Hart was heart-eyes for her then-fiancé, musician Mark Wilkerson, at the 2003 American Music Awards. Six months later, they tied the knot.
"How I Met Your Mother" and Marvel actress Cobie Smulders attended the 2018 American Music Awards with her husband, "Saturday Night Live" star Taran Killam.
"Robot Chicken" co-creator and voice actor Seth Green showed up to the 2009 American Music Awards with actress-model Clare Grant. They met in 2006 and went on to tie the knot in 2010.