The MTV Video Music Awards may be intended to celebrate the best music videos of the year, but sometimes, the celebrity couples steal all of the attention. Us Weekly is looking back at the iconic duos who attended the show together — including some you may have forgotten about!
Beyoncé and Jay-Z made their first red carpet appearance as a couple in 2004, when the VMAs were held in Miami.In 2004, they made their first red carpet appearance as a couple when the gathering was held in Miami. The “Run This Town” rapper wore a white suit and matching fedora, while the “Black Parade” singer arrived in an all-gold ensemble.
During Beyoncé’s acceptance speech for Best Female Video, she gave Jay-Z a shout out by saying: “What up, Jay?”
Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, for their part, looked completely lovey-dovey during their 2000 VMAs arrival. The moment occurred one year before they wore their iconic matching denim look. The stars called it quits the following year.
Pamela Anderson, for her part, has attended the VMAs with two of her ex-husbands: Tommy Lee in 1999 and Kid Rock in 2001. Sometime after both marriages concluded, the two music stars got into a fight at the 2007 ceremony.
“I actually left [before the fight happened],” Anderson said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in September 2007. “As soon as I left, meow! They all went after each other.”
Scroll through the gallery below to see the most iconic couples in VMAs history: