The MTV Video Music Awards are the perfect place to debut new music videos, songs and even significant others. 

As the annual award show gears up for its 34th ceremony on Monday night, there's plenty of jaw-dropping history to accompany MTV's signature show. Whether it be Madonna writhing around as a sexy bride in 1984 or the pop icon making an equal splash nearly a decade later with a three-way kiss featuring Britney Spearsand Christina Aguilera, the MTV stage has been the designated place for celebrities' musical shenanigans for more than 30 years. Lest we forget the Miley Cyrus twerking incident or Kanye West's notorious Taylor Swift interruption ("Imma let you finish")?

However, before the show even begins, stars make just as much of a statement when they hit the red carpet—many with a significant other. While some of those celebrity couplings seemed commonplace at the time, some red carpet duos feel like pure figments of our imaginations today. 

From former king and queen of pop Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears to Hollywood's bonafide newlyweds, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, prepare to open a Pandora's box of MTV VMA romantic history and long for the good ol' days. 

Ready, get set—go!

Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, VMA couples

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Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, VMA Couples

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Katy Perry, Riff Raff, MTV VMA's 2014

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Pete Davidson, Ariana Grande, MTV Video Music Awards, VMAs

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Pete Davidson, Cazzie David, 2017 MTV Video Music Awards

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Noah Cyrus, Lil Xan, MTV Video Music Awards, VMA's

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VMA Couples, Taylor Swift, Joe Jonas

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Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, VMA Couples


Marilyn Manson, Rose McGowan, MTV Video Music Awards

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Kristen Stewart, Michael Angarano, 2008 MTV Video Music Awards

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Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose, MTV VMA's 2014

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Kanye West, Alexis Phifer, MTV Video Music Awards, 2007

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Olivia Culpo, Nick Jonas, MTV VMAs 2014

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Iggy Azalea, Nick Young, MTV VMAs 2014

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Eva Longoria, Nelly, MTV VMA 2005

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Kanye West, Amber Rose, MTV VMA 2009

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Orlando Bloom, Kristen Dunst, MTV VMA 2005

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David Blaine, Fiona Apple, MTV VMA 1997

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Sean "Diddy" Combs, Jennifer Lopez, VMA couples

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Ashlee Simpson, Ryan Cabrera, VMA Couples


Ashlee Simpson, Pete Wentz, VMA Couples

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Hilary Duff, Joel Madden, VMA Couples

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Pamela Anderson, Tommy Lee, VMA Couples

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Richie Sambora & Cher, MTV VMAs 1989

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Kid Rock, Pamela Anderson, VMA Couples

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Paris Hilton, Benji Madden, VMA Couples

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey Jr., VMA Couples

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Christina Applegate, Brad Pitt, VMA Couples

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Which couple did you totally forget about? Sound off in the comments!

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