10 Grammys Couples We Miss on the Red Carpet

Sure, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are set to take the carpet at this year's Grammy Awards. And yet it's still hard not to yearn for the music power couples that we've lost.

By Sarah Grossbart Jan 23, 2020 1:00 PMTags
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Barely three weeks old, the 2020 award season has already given us so much.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z BYOB-ing it at the Golden Globes with their own Ace of Spades champagne. Reese Witherspoon fangirling so hard that the power couple messengered over both a case of bubbles and Queen B's entire Ivy Park collection to her house, planting the seeds for a celeb friendship that we are one hundred percent here for. Billy Porter slaying yet another red carpet with an endless feather train and $2 million in Tiffany & Co. diamonds. Brad Pitt not only winning a Golden Globe 24 years after his first for 12 Monkeys, but making a Titanic reference in his shoutout of Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood costar and new pal Leonardo DiCaprio.

And that's before we even get to that whole Brad Pitt-Jennifer Aniston encounter that has us holding out hope for a renewed coupling even though all signs, logic and reason point to the fact that it's gonna happen right around the time that the cast of Friends reunites for season 11. 

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Though neither half of the former golden duo, both newly minted Screen Actors Guild award winners, are on the list of attendees at the 2020 Grammys, music's biggest night still promises much in the way of excitement thanks to performances from the likes of Ariana GrandeCamila Cabello, Lizzo, Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers and joint red carpet appearances from music power couples such as Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton.

And yet it's hard not to yearn, just a little, for a time when there was a chance Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears could turn up in coordinated denim on denim on denim. So before we celebrate all that music has to offer this Sunday, let's take a look back at all the love it has already given us. 

Kelly Clarkson & Brandon Blackstock

What happened to Miss Independent?! While the pair appeared to be stronger than ever at the 2018 Grammys, Kelly and her husband decided to divorce in June 2020 after seven years of marriage. 

Kacey Musgraves & Ruston Kelly

Back in July 2020, the couple surprised fans when they announced their divorce two years after saying "I do." At least fans have this memory from the 2018 Grammys. 

Teddy Geiger & Emily Hampshire

Their romance (and brief engagement) was a whirlwind from beginning to its 2019 end, but thankfully the songwriter and the Schitt's Creek star managed to make it onto one Grammys red carpet together. 

Rihanna & Drake

Never quite official enough for a joint red carpet walk, these two nevertheless steamed up the Grammys stage at the 2011 show. Could fans be hoping for a remix one year soon? Absolutely!  

Bella Hadid & The Weeknd

Still holding onto faith that this couple could make an appearance together on a future Grammys step-and-repeat, TBH. After all, last we checked their rollercoaster romance seemed to be trending up. Until then, though, we'll reflect back on this coordinated 2016 appearance. 

Olivia Culpo & Nick Jonas

Listen, we're as excited as anyone when Jonas and his wife Priyanka Chopra slay on the red carpet. But we'd still like to pour one out for this duo. They split mere months after posing together at the 2015 show—but at least we'll always have "Jealous". 

Ariana Grande & Big Sean

As the pop star said, (well, sang) herself, ultimately the rapper just wasn't a match. But for their nine-month romance—and appearance at the 2015 event—we're so f--kin' grateful. 

Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton

The once-married duo (who split months after making a final Grammys outing in 2015) have moved on from their public divorce. In fact, both artists continue to have huge success in country music. Lambert is expected to perform one of her biggest hits at the 2021 Grammys. 

Paula Patton & Robin Thicke

Even Thicke's 2014 tribute album Paula wasn't enough to fix the high school sweethearts' permanently damaged romance. But now that they've each moved on to happier unions, we can look back fondly on their years of red carpet photo ops, including this snap from 2014. 

Katy Perry & Russell Brand

Honestly, not sure what we miss more: The pair's appearance at the 2010 event or a blue-tressed Perry's blistering performance of her breakup anthem "Part of Me" just two years later. 

Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake

Okay, so technically, the joint denim situation occurred at the American Music Awards, but is there ever a bad excuse to relive this photo? The blonde twentysomethings were also cuteness personified at the 2002 Grammys, some four years into their romance. 

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