Our Favourite Met Gala Couple Moments, And The Sweet Stories Behind Them

From 2013 to now.
sabrina carpenter and barry keoghan at the met gala 2024 cute couple moment

The last decade of Met Gala red carpets have brought us not only some incredible fashions, but adorable couple moments, too. And with another first Monday in May down, we can’t help but daydream about the coordinated outfits and PDA-filled photo-ops of yesteryear.

So, in celebration of what’s to come, we’re looking back at the couples who came before. From the short-lived loves, to the Met Gala mainstays (we’re looking at you, Blake and Ryan), these are our favourite Met Gala couple moments, from 2013 to today. 

Sabrina Carpenter And Barry Keoghan

At the 2024 Met Gala, fans were excited to see Barry Keoghan and Sabrina Carpenter make their first official red carpet debut.

Sabrina Carpenter and Barry Keoghan
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Nicole Kidman And Keith Urban, 2024

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban made an adorable entrance to the 2024 Met Gala, when Keith gazed adoringly at his Australian wife and barely let go of her hand.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
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Eddie Redmayne And Hannah Bagshawe 

Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne arrived at the Met Gala in matching Steve O Smith outfits.

Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe

Sam Smith And Christian Cowan

Sam Smith and Christian Cowan made their Met Gala debut at the 2024 iteration of the event.

Sam Smith Met Gala
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Rihanna And A$AP Rocky, 2023

Few couples have the power to shut down the entire Met Gala red carpet, but that’s exactly what Rihanna and A$AP Rocky did in 2023. The power couple arrived (extremely) fashionably late, when most of the other guests had already made their way inside, and so were left to a virtually empty set of red steps. Iconic.

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky. Image: Getty

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian, 2023

Is there a chicer place to announce your second pregnancy than the Met Steps? No, according to Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian, who announced they were expecting another child at the Met Gala in 2023. Talk about a power couple!

Image: Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian.

Kaia Gerber and Austin Butler, 2022

While they walked the red carpet separately, Kaia and Austin met at the top of the Met steps to make their official public debut. Although their faces in the below image pretty much say it all, the couple proved just how in love they are when they leant in for a quick kiss between photos

Kaia Gerber and Austin Butler, 2022. (Credit: Image: Getty)

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, 2022

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are practically Met Gala royalty, with five red carpet appearances as a couple under their belt. The power couple even acted as co-chairs for the 2021 iteration, which celebrated the theme, ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’. 

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, 2022. (Credit: Image: Getty)

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, 2022

In 2022, a pregnant Sophie Turner and husband Joe Jonas took to the Met’s red carpet together. In a stunning display of couple dressing, Sophie and Joe wore co-ordinated Louis Vuitton looks, perfectly embodying the grandeur of that year’s theme, ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion’.

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, 2022. (Credit: Image: Getty)

Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz, 2021

In 2021, following in the footsteps of his famous parents, Brooklyn Beckham made his Met Gala debut, with then-fiancé Nicola Peltz at his side. The pair both donned Valentino for the occasion  a tradition they continued the following year, when they attended as husband and wife

Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz, 2021. (Credit: Image: Getty)

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky, 2021

In 2021, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky gave us a lesson in statement dressing, showing up to the Met in matching avant-garde ensembles. Rihanna’s slightly less out-there look came straight from Demna Gvasalia’s debut Balenciaga Couture collection, while her rapper boyfriend wore a patchwork coat by Venice Beach-based designer ERL.

While certainly divisive, the two outfits were undeniably impactful, and will surely be remembered as one of the most iconic instances of couple dressing in Met Gala history. 

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky, 2021. (Credit: Image: Getty)

Lucy Boynton and Rami Malek, 2019

In their only Met Gala appearance together, Lucy Boynton and Rami Malek walked the carpet separately, as is customary when a couple attend with separate designers. But that didn’t stop them getting a sweet snap together on their way into the gala, with Rami in Dior and Lucy in Prada. A fashionable pairing if we’ve ever seen one.

Lucy Boynton and Rami Malek, 2019. (Credit: Image; Getty)

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd, 2017

A year after attending the event with ex-girlfriend Bella Hadid, The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) showed up to the Met Gala with Selena Gomez by his side. Selena glowed in a soft pink gown by Coach, with the couple looking well and truly in love as they packed on the PDA the whole way up the Met steps. 

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd, 2017. (Credit: Image: Getty)

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, 2017

In a stellar Met Gala love story, when now-married Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra first attended the event they weren’t even dating. In fact, their first appearance together in 2017 was merely because both Nick and Priyanka were dressed by Ralph Lauren for the night. But a romance soon sparked between the pair — they returned to the Met Gala in 2019, this time as a married couple.

Joe Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, 2017. (Credit: Image: Getty)

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn (rumoured), 2016

While we don’t know for certain, rumour has it that the Met Gala was also the meeting spot for another iconic couple: Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn.

In the song “Dress” on Taylor’s 2017 album Reputation, she sings,  “Flashback to when you met me, your buzzed cut and my hair bleached.” If our calculations are correct, that would take us back to the Met Gala of the year before, where Taylor’s hair was, in fact, bleached, and Joe sported a buzz cut. 

Taylor Swift, 2016. (Credit: Image: Getty)

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, 2016

Gigi and Zayn may have only attended the Met Gala as a couple once, but they certainly made it count. In the chicest interpretation of that year’s theme, ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology’, the co-parents donned matching robotic-looking ensembles, with Tommy Hilfiger behind Gigi’s look, and Versace behind Zayn’s. 

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, 2016. (Credit: Image: Getty)

Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs, 2015

Former fiancés Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs walked the Met Gala red carpet together twice in their time as a couple. We can’t get enough of Twigs’ colourful lace Christopher Kane dress for their red carpet debut back in 2015, which pairs perfectly with Robert’s simple yet chic tuxedo. 

Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs, 2015. (Credit: Image: Getty)

Beyonce and Jay Z, 2014

While this power couple stunned on the red carpet, security footage of the night suggested things were not entirely smooth sailing. In a video obtained by TMZ, Beyonce’s sister Solange could be seen attacking Jay Z in an elevator, while a bodyguard attempted to hold her back. Queen Bey never spoke about the incident, but many think that her album Lemonade, which discusses themes of infidelity, may be telling of what actually went down that night. 

Jay Z and Beyonce, 2014. (Credit: Image: Getty)

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, 2013

Although Kim Kardashian is pretty much a mainstay on the Met Gala red carpet these days, that wasn’t always the case. In 2013, she attended the event for the first time, as the date of then-boyfriend Kanye West. At the time, a heavily pregnant Kim received extensive backlash for her Givenchy look, which she admitted to People made her cry “the whole way home” from the event. Looking back, however, she told the publication she now thinks the ensemble is “sick”.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, 2013 (Credit: Image: Getty)

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