Jersey Shore star Jenni “JWoww” Farley shared a smooch with boyfriend Zack Clayton Carpinello on the red carpet, as Lance Bass sidled close to husband Michael Turchin. And inside the Prudential Center, Catfish host Nev Schulman kissed wife Laura Perlongo as Taylor Swift performed “Lover” on stage.
The VMAs red carpet has always been a magnet for A-list displays of affection, even if the pairings didn’t make it in the long run. Think Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, and Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks. Other VMA duos, though, are still together — e.g. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez or Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.
Scroll down to see this year’s roundup of VMAs PDAs.