Look Back on These Unforgettable Former Couples at the American Music Awards

Take a walk down American Music Award memory lane and revisit some of music's most recognized couples on the carpet before their relationships went kaput.

By Samantha Schnurr Nov 21, 2019 12:00 PMTags
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There's always love at the American Music Awards—but it doesn't always last. 

With the 2019 show just days away, fans can expect some of Hollywood's most famous pairings to make their way to Los Angeles to step out on the red carpet on Sunday in honor of one of music's biggest nights.

Keep your eyes peeled for a joint appearance from "Señorita" duo and behind-the-scenes couple Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, who are up for an award together for Collaboration of the Year. Meanwhile, will Artist of the Year nominee Taylor Swift show up alongside British beau Joe Alwyn? And can we count on the J Sisters to accompany their famous husbands, Nick JonasJoe Jonas and Kevin Jonas, to the show this year?

American Music Awards Wildest Looks of All Time

While we just have to wait and see which couples turn the American Music Awards into a very glamorous date night, the annual ceremony has been known to attract Tinseltown's most famous twosomes over the years. 

And, while the romances don't always carry on long after, the photos last forever. 

So, without further ado, take a walk down AMA memory lane and revisit some of music's most recognized couples on the carpet...before their relationships went kaput. 

Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake

You're looking at arguably the most iconic couple in equally iconic garb to grace the American Music Awards red carpet. 

Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber

Back in 2011, the "Come and Get It" singer's heart had a serious case of Bieber Fever. 

Michael Jackson & Brooke Shields

While the press would often speculate that the two Hollywood stars dated in the '80s, Brooke set the record straight in her memoir. "Of course we loved each other, but nothing happened romantically," she wrote in her book There Was a Little Girl. "I would be like, ‘Oh please, knock it off.' He was like this kid who would ask you [about dating and romance]. Nobody was telling him and nurturing this stuff and I think he was terrified." 

Jordin Sparks & Jason Derulo

At the 2012 American Music Awards, the musicians looked madly in love while posing for photographers. They would ultimately break up in September 2014. 

Heather Locklear & Richie Sambora

The lead guitarist of Bon Jovi walked hand in hand with the Melrose Place star in 2004. They would ultimately break up in 2007. 

Pamela Anderson & Kid Rock

He's a little bit country. She's a little bit of a supermodel. Together, they turned up the heat at the 2003 American Music Awards.

Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale

More than a decade ago in 2006, the No Doubt singer was every bit the style star she remains today alongside her then-husband.

Rebecca Romijn & John Stamos

Two years after this 2002 red carpet appearance, the model and Full House alum called it quits on their marriage. 

Joel Madden & Hilary Duff

Before he was married to Nicole Richie, Joel was hitting red carpets like this one in 2005 with the star of Lizzie McGuire.

Lance Armstrong & Sheryl Crow

Less than a year after this duo stepped out on the 2005 American Music Awards red carpet together, they called off their engagement. 

Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey

This 2004 red carpet appearance was one of several for the former musical couple at the American Music Awards in the course of their relationship. 

JC Chasez & Eva Longoria

Long before she was married to José Bastón, the actress and activist was hitting the 2004 American Music Award red carpet with this NSYNC star.