A night to remember! The Met Gala may be known as fashion’s biggest night, but it has also become one of the most important events of the year for celebrities looking to make their relationships red carpet-official.
Alex Rodriguez has made somewhat of a habit out of confirming his relationship status at the Met. The former baseball slugger walked the 2016 red carpet with his then-girlfriend Anne Wojcicki, which marked their first public appearance together. Just one year later, Rodriguez and the 23andMe founder had called it quits, but he was back at the gala for yet another debut — this time with Jennifer Lopez.
The “Jenny From the Block” singer stunned in a sky blue Valentino gown and her beau looked handsome in a navy blue tux in what turned out to be the first of many red carpets for the then-engaged duo.
After sparking split rumors three years after their Met Gala debut, Lopez and Rodriguez announced their decision to call it quits.
“We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” they said in a joint statement to Today in April 2021. “We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. We wish the best for each other and one another’s children. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support.”
Lopez went on to reunite with ex-fiancé Ben Affleck and the pair attended the Met Gala together in 2021. In April 2022, they announced they were engaged again nearly two decades after their initial split. They tied the knot in July 2022.
Another couple that used the fashionable night to confirm their romance was Riverdale‘s Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart. During the 2018 “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” gala, the costars addressed dating rumors with their red carpet debut.
The former couple dated on and off for three years before pulling the plug on their relationship in May 2020.
Despite welcoming their first child, Stormi, in February 2018, the Met was the first time Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott posed together. The pair have since welcomed their second child, son Aire, in February 2022.
But perhaps one of the best love stories to emerge on the Met Gala red carpet is that of Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas. The power pair tied the knot in December 2018, but not before meeting for the very first time at the 2017 “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” event after being dressed by Ralph Lauren. In January 2022, they announced the arrival of their daughter via surrogate.
Scroll down for some of the most high-profile couples who made their romantic debut at the Met Gala: