Celebrity couples at the VMAs: In Pictures
It wouldn't be the MTV Video Music Awards if something controversial didn't happen. In just one evening, careers can be made or broken, reputations can be built or shattered and household names are introduced. If you're a musician, what better way to rock up to such an event with an accessory at hand? Bonus points if you actually have feelings for said accessory, or even share a child with him or her. Thanks to archival images, the VMAs have always reminded us of the celebrity couples we grew up with, shipped for, and felt cheated on when their courtship didn't last. Love's tough, but hey — at least we have images that outlast their bond.
Scroll through our gallery above for former couples who graced the VMAs with their happy-clappy vibes. Bonus: We also threw in a look at the late David Bowie and Kurt Cobain, icons of their respective genres and generations.
The 2017 MTV VMAs will take place on 27 August.