The Biebs, who has since married Hailey Bieber, is nominated for the most VMAs this year, with seven nods. Selena also earned a nomination this year, for Best K-Pop for her song with Blackpink, “Ice Cream.”
And who could forget when Jennifer Lopez rocked the VMAs red carpet with her then-boyfriend, Sean “Diddy” Combs, in 1999? But you don’t have to rewind that far to get your celebrity-ex nostalgia. In 2014, couples who rocked the MTV VMA carpet included Jennifer Lopez and Sean “Diddy” Combs, Katy Perry and Riff Raff—who appeared to pay tribute to Spears and Timberlake, plus Nick Jonas and then-girlfriend Olivia Culpo.
In addition, it was just three years ago that Pete Davidson and then-fiancée Ariana Grande made their red-carpet debut as a couple at the MTV VMAs. They ended their relationship soon there after. Ariana, who is nominated for three 2021 VMAs, married Dalton Gomez this past May.