Crazy things happen at the MTV Video Music Awards, but sometimes it's the red carpet where some of the unforgettable action happens. To celebrate the 2020 VMAs on Aug. 30, Wonderwall.com is rounding up some of the most unforgettable (and shockingly forgettable!) duos who've attended the annual award show. First up, this former couple —Jennifer Lopez and Diddy! Jenny from the Block and her rapper beau looked fly together at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City. Keep reading to see the rest of the famous and infamous VMA duos…
Then-newlyweds Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley made waves when the came out on stage at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City holding hands — and then shared a big kiss.
Please tell us you used to watch Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey's reality show, "Newlyweds." The once happily married couple looked super-sexy together at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City.
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Did you know Christina Applegate and Brad Pitt were once an item? Yep, they attended the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards together. Unfortunately, that was their only date — because the "Married… With Children" star ditched Brad that night to hang out with another guy!
If Paula Patton had known about the controversy that would ensue following Robin Thicke's scandalous performance with Miley Cyrus at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City, she might not have looked so happy before the show. She's seen here walking the red carpet with her then-husband before their marriage started to crumble.
Before she was one half of the couple known as Robsten, Kristen Stewart brought then-boyfriend Michael Angarano along as her date to the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.
Rocker Marilyn Manson and Rose McGowan went wild at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. Between his animal-print suit and her completely see-through dress, we are still floored to this day.
Before Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West dated Amber Rose. And the couple made quite the spectacle on the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet in New York City: The rapper clutched a bottle of booze while his girlfriend rocked a skintight snakeskin-print bodysuit. Um, wow.
Long before Kimye (and even before Kanye and Amber Rose), Kanye West arrived at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards with Alexis Phifer. The two dated for six years and were even engaged before they split.
Before his whirlwind romance with Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson dated comedy star Larry David's daughter, Cazzie David. The two even attended the MTV VMAs together in 2017, though just one year later, Pete would make a splashier entrance on the annual award show's red carpet…
Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande brought their wild romance to the MTV Video Music Awards in 2018, after a few months of dating and a quickie engagement. But just two months later, it was over between the two.
Yup, Joel Madden and Hilary Duff dated for quite some time before he met and married Nicole Richie and she wed now-ex Mike Comrie. The Good Charlotte rocker and the teen singer-actress looked pretty darn in love when they hit the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards in Miami.
Paris Hilton looked smitten with Benji Madden back at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. Too bad their love didn't last or she could have been sister-in-laws with former bestie Nicole Richie, who's now married to Benji's twin, Joel Madden.
Kid Rock seemed very proud to have a scantily clad Pamela Anderson — his future ex-wife — on his arm at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards.
Whitney Houston was literally all over Bobby Brown at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. Even the award show's Moonman mascot looked a little jealous!
Controversial "Teen Mom 2" couple Jenelle Evans and David Eason attended the 2016 MTV VMAs together. At the time, Jenelle was pregnant with their daughter, Ensley, whom she delivered five months later in January 2017.
This love didn't last long. During their brief relationship, Ashlee Simpson and Ryan Cabrera went to the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards in Miami together.
Carmen Electra showed up to the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards in what looked like lingerie. But we're sure her date, guitarist Dave Navarro — whom she married a few months later — didn't mind.
Pink and husband Carey Hart looked super-sweet together at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City. Love!
Couples who choose outfits together stay together? It seems to have worked so far for Ice-T and Coco, who showed up to the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards in matching bright blue duds.
What a couple! Former lovebirds 50 Cent and Vivica A. Fox turned heads at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City.
Kobe Bryant took a break from the basketball court and brought wife Vanessa Bryant along to the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.
How's this for a random duo? Nelly and Eva Longoria attended the 2005 MTV VMAs in Miami together, though they were never reportedly an item.