Never Forget These Former Couples Who Once Attended the American Music Awards Together

From Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake to Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, you won’t believe the former couples who once made the American Music Awards an unforgettable date night.

By Mike Vulpo Nov 20, 2022 1:00 PMTags
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Is it too late now to say sorry for remembering all these Hollywood couples?

While the American Music Awards is known for creating plenty of OMG moments and unforgettable collaborations, the annual award show has also served as the ultimate date night for Hollywood's biggest stars.

Need proof? Just travel back to 2011 when Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez appeared stronger than ever as they walked the red carpet as boyfriend and girlfriend. At the time, the Biebs was set to perform his holiday track "Mistletoe," while Selena was serving as a presenter. 

Another couple pop culture fans will always remember is Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. Back in 2001, The Mickey Mouse Club co-stars strutted their best (denim) stuff when Britney wore a strapless dress while Justin opted for a Canadian tuxedo. The matching looks remain iconic and remind gentlemen that a suit and tie isn't always necessary for a red carpet moment. 

While these romantic relationships have come to an end, E! News couldn't help but have a red carpet rewind before this year's big show.

Look Back at the 2002 American Music Awards

Keep scrolling to see all the former couples who once attended the American Music Awards. And make sure to watch the show Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. on ABC.  

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. 

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