7:41pm PDT, May 31, 2021
Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at how some of Hollywood’s hottest couples made their big red carpet debuts, starting with this duo… On May 27, Megan Thee Stallion and Pardison Fontaine made their official debut at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Hollywood. The couple sported coordinating gold ensembles for the star-studded event. The Grammy-winning “Savage” chart-topper first confirmed during a February Instagram Live that she and the rapper are an item. “Yeah, he my boyfriend,” she said at the time.
Now keep reading for more famous couples’ red carpet debuts…
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Nearly a year after their romance was confirmed, “This Is Us” star Justin Hartley and Sofia Pernas — who like him is an alum of the daytime soap opera “The Young & the Restless” — made their red carpet debut as a couple at the MTV Movie & TV Awards in Los Angeles on May 16, 2021. They sparked marriage rumors as both were wearing bands on their left-hand ring fingers. The following day, a source confirmed to People magazine that the pair had indeed “recently” (and quietly!) tied the knot.
Just days after they first sparked romance rumors, model Paulina Porizkova and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” writer-director Aaron Sorkin confirmed they’re a couple by posing together at the 2021 Academy Awards on April 25.
It was clearly a big night for red carpet debuts! “Sound of Metal” actor Riz Ahmed and his new wife, New York Times bestselling author Fatima Farheen Mirza, made their red carpet debut at the 2021 Academy Awards on April 25. The Oscar-nominated actor revealed in January that he’d secretly married the novelist after meeting in a New York City café in 2020.
On April 25, 2021 — after a decade as a couple — Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford finally made their red carpet debut at the 2021 Academy Awards. The two-time Oscar nominee and the Mumford & Sons frontman, who were childhood friends, tied the knot in 2012 and have since welcomed two children.
The paparazzi had already photographed Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez together on countless occasions by the time the power couple made their red carpet debut at the Met Gala in May 2017. The duo got engaged in early 2019 but called it quits two years later.
The late Chadwick Boseman and longtime love Taylor Simone Ledward made their red carpet debut on the gray carpet at the SAG Awards in Los Angeles in January 2019. The duo secretly wed before his death in August 2020.
Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz made their big debut at amfAR’s 25th Cinema Against AIDS Gala — which featured gray flooring rather than a traditional red carpet — during the 71st Cannes Festival in France in May 2018. Seven months later, they got engaged. They wed (twice!) in 2019.
Steve Kazee and Jenna Dewan made their first red carpet outing together in October 2019 shortly after announcing that they were expecting their first child together! It took them almost a year to make things red carpet official after the world learned they were dating back in October 2018. They got engaged in early 2020 and then welcomed a son.
Sean Penn and his 32-years-younger girlfriend of more than three years, “Animal Kingdom” actress Leila George — whose father, actor Vincent D’Onofrio, is only a year older than her beau — made their official red carpet debut as a couple at the CORE Gala in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2020. (In October 2016 — around the time they were first linked — they were photographed at an event together, though they avoided posing as a couple.) They tied the knot in 2020.
Just weeks after Rachel Bilson and Bill Hader were first romantically linked, they confirmed the rumors by posing together at the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 5, 2020. The duo co-starred in 2013’s “The To Do List,” which was written and directed by the funnyman’s then-wife, Maggie Carey. (Bill and Maggie split in 2017.) But it wasn’t meant to be: Bill and Rachel called it quits later that year.
Two months after the world learned they were dating in the wake of her split from her second husband, actress-singer Zooey Deschanel and “Property Brothers” star Jonathan Scott — who met shooting a “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” segment in August 2019 — made their red carpet debut at the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards in November 2019.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, former “So You Think You Can Dance” host Lauren Sanchez, made their red carpet debut at an Amazon Prime Video event in Mumbai, India, on Jan. 16, 2020. The move came a year after they were first linked amid a headline-making cheating scandal when both were married to other people.
Three months after Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger got engaged, the pair posed together at an industry event for the very first time: The Marvel actor brought his real-life leading lady as his date to the purple carpet premiere of “Avengers: Endgame” in Los Angeles in April 2019. Two months later, they tied the knot.
J Balvin and Argentine beauty queen Valentina Ferrer, who were first linked publicly in early 2018, made their red carpet debut during the Grammys in February 2019. They’re currently expecting their first child together.
It’s official! Actress Helena Bonham Carter and Norwegian writer and professor Rye Dag Holmboe, who made headlines for being 21 years her junior, were first linked in October 2018. But it wasn’t until the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards in London in October 2019 that they made their red carpet debut together. They make one stylish duo!
Right after announcing their engagement, actor Dennis Quaid and doctoral student Laura Savoie made their romance red carpet official at the premiere of “Midway” in October 2019. It was also the perfect time for Laura — who’s 39 years younger than her love — to show off her new engagement ring. They tied the knot in mid-2020.
Dustin Lynch debuted his romance with model Kelli Seymour at the BMI Country Awards in Nashville on Nov. 12. The following evening, she was at the country singer’s side during the 2019 CMA Awards. Back in June, he confirmed he was in a new romance, though we don’t know if Kelli was the lucky lady.
Jesse Williams and “Hit the Floor” actress girlfriend Taylour Paige made their red carpet debut at Ozwald Boateng’s Harlem fashion show at the Apollo Theater in New York City in May 2019.
Hollywood hunk Noah Centineo stepped out with model girlfriend Alexis Ren at the UNICEF Masquerade Ball in West Hollywood in October 2019. Their official red carpet debut came about five months after they were first spotted together at a Florida airport. They called it quits the following year.
Less than two weeks after they announced their engagement, French financial analyst Alizee Thevenet and Duchess Kate’s younger brother, James Middleton, stepped out together at the premiere of “The Elephant Queen” in London in October 2019 for their first red carpet event together. They coordinated their outfits for the big outing — she wore a rust corduroy jacket and he donned a navy corduroy jacket — which just added to the cuteness.
Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell revealed their relationship on the red carpet at the 66th Annual BMI Country Awards in Nashville in November 2018. They got engaged just seven months later and wed in October 2019.
A month after reports revealed they were dating, actor Evan Peters and pop star Halsey made their official relationship debut while in costume as Sonny Bono and Cher at the “American Horror Story” 100th Episode Celebration in October 2019. The day before, Halsey posted photos of them together wearing other costumes, making their relationship Instagram official. They called it quits in early 2020.
Gavin Rossdale and girlfriend Natalie Golba — a Russian model-actress who’s four years younger than his oldest child, model Daisy Lowe — made their red carpet debut at the premiere of “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” in New York City in May 2019.
Four months after confirming their relationship on social media, wrestler Nikki Bella and dancer Artem Chigvintsev made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards in July 2019. The two weren’t shy about posing or sharing a moment of PDA together. They met back when Nikki was paired with Artem on season 25 of “Dancing With the Stars” — though things didn’t get romantic between the two until late 2018 after she’d split with John Cena. They’ve since gotten engaged and welcomed a son together.
Romance gone public! John Cena and girlfriend Shay Shariatzadeh started dating in the spring of 2019, but they waited until his “Playing with Fire” premiere in October 2019 to make things red carpet official. The following year, they quietly tied the knot.
More than two months after they were first romantically linked, “Stranger Things” star David Harbour and pop star Lily Allen made their red carpet debut at the Skin Cancer Foundation Champions for Change Gala in New York City in October 2019. They wed the following year.
Jenny Slate and artist Ben Shattuck made their big red carpet debut at the Sundance Film Festival premiere of “The Sunlit Night” — in which she starred — in Park City, Utah, in January 2019. She announced their engagement later that year. They welcomed a daughter in late 2020.
Aidan Turner and Caitlin Fitzgerald made their red carpet debut at the Hollywood premiere of “The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot” in February 2019. The “Poldark” star and the “Masters of Sex” actress first connected in mid-2017 while shooting the WWII action-drama, in which they play lovers. They’ve since tied the knot.
Dane Cook and his much younger girlfriend, Kelsi Taylor, made their red carpet debut at the Cinema Vanguard Award ceremony during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in Santa Barbara, California, in February 2019.
Just a few months into a whirlwind romance, reality TV star Brody Jenner and model Josie Canseco made their relationship red carpet official at the Nights of the Jack VIP preview night in Calabasas, California, in October 2019. Despite looking loved up here, the couple split by the end of the month reportedly in large part because of their 14-year age difference.
Though they’d been photographed together before as part of their promotional duties for their Showtime series “Kidding,” Jim Carrey and co-star Ginger Gonzaga proved they were more than friendly colleagues at a party for the premium cable channel’s Golden Globe nominees (which featured a black carpet) at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood in January 2019. But by the fall, they’d gone their separate ways.
Kelly Osbourne and model-singer Jimmy Q made their red carpet debut at the British LGBT Awards in London in May 2019 — a month after they were first publicly linked. They’ve since called it quits.
Bachelor Nation franchise host Chris Harrison and “ET Live” host Lauren Zima revealed that they were an item when they hit the red carpet at Entertainment Weekly’s Pre-SAG Awards party in West Hollywood in January 2019.
Chrissy Metz and percussionist Hal Rosenfeld made their red carpet debut as a couple during the Golden Globes in January 2019. In June the same year, the “This Is Us” star prompted speculation that they’d called it quits after she posted several cryptic quotes about relationship struggles on Instagram. She later confirmed they’d gone their separate ways.
Singer Cole Swindell and WWE Diva Barbie Blank made their red carpet debut at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas in April 2019. But it wasn’t meant to be: E! News reported that July that they’d called it quits.
Petra Nemcova debuted her new romance with Osham Group partner Benjamin Larretche on the silver carpet at the Hollywood for Science Gala in Los Angeles in February 2019 — less than two months after the news broke that she and fiancé No. 3, Alejandro Grimaldi, had called it quits. Later that year, Petra and Benjamin tied the knot and welcomed their first child together.
After nearly a year of coupledom, Tamar Braxton debuted boyfriend David Adefeso at the premiere of season 6 of WE tv’s “Braxton Family Values” in West Hollywood in April 2019. Their relationship came to an end in 2020.
WWE superstars Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch made their red carpet debut at the MTV Movie & TV Awards in Santa Monica, California, in June 2019, a month after they took to social media to reveal that they were a couple. That August, they announced their engagement. They welcomed a daughter in late 2020.