Will Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello prove to have staying power...even if their summer romance fizzles out?

After being spotted out and about engaging in PDA ever since filming their "Señorita" music video in early July,  the young pair's steamy performance at 2019 MTV Video Music Awards solidified their standing as the celeb couple of summer 2019. 

Time will tell if it's just a summer fling or the real deal, but the fanfare around the pop duo's relationship is undeniable, setting them up to be one of their generation's defining couples. 

But they are far from the first set of superstars to enter a romance that inspired endless headlines and interest; over the years, there's been several celebrity couplings whose legacy has far outlived the actual relationship. Just take a look at Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's whirlwind romance last summer? 

Before them, iconic couples like Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, and Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez all became defining pop culture touchstones during their respective eras. And going back even further, Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow were the golden couple of the '90s, while Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder tattooed their romance into the entertainment history books. 

But just how many of these generation-defining couples are actually still together? Well, that might just shock you during your trip down memory lane. Prepare for nostalgia overload...

Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie

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Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow

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Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake

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Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey

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Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez

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Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, 1991 Golden Globes

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Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson

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Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere

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Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes

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Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens

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Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, Engagement Ring

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Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey Jr., Oscar Couples

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 Prince William, Kate Middleton, Duchess Catherine, Wedding

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The Lion King London Premiere, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex

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Taylor Swift, Harry Styles

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Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, 2019 Oscars

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Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik, Met Gala 2016, Candids

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Spencer Pratt, Gunner Pratt, Heidi Montag Pratt

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Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, Met Gala, 2018, Couples

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