The MET gala is basically the place that celebrity couples go to debut their relationship status; okay, fine it’s a little more serious than that, the MET gala raises funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, but it also happens to be the perfect place to debut new relationships, or to show off celebrity singlehood, not to mention an insane dress. Like, have you seen the pictures from this year's “Heavenly Bodies” theme? We’re totally obsessed and so, of course, we’re breaking down the 5 surprising “Heavenly Bodies” who showed up alone and 10 that didn’t... We’re thinking some of those who attended sans date will surprise you, and likewise, we’ve got a few new couples who just made their MET debut! If you’re still doubting the importance of this once a year event, just consider the fact that Taylor Swift probably met Joe Alwyn there…we'll let that sink in.
There were costumes, insanely beautiful gowns, stars posing for photos, and we can't forget that moment that defined all of us having a good hair day, when Kendall Jenner gently nudged someone out of her photo op. Here's to hoping someday we get the invite, but until then, read on to get your MET gala recap!
15 Did Shawn Mendes And Hailey Baldwin Just Make Their Debut As A Couple At The MET Gala!?
Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin attended the MET gala together and we’re living for it! The pair looked absolutely heavenly together. Shawn wore a burgundy suit and Hailey a beautiful grey gown and flower crown! What’s even cuter than this MET gala pair? The Tweet Baldwin posted back in 2013… According to Billboard, Hailey Tweeted this, “Hey Shawn Mendes, let’s date so you can sing to me all day. I’m joking but not really.” Hailey basically just described what we’re all thinking. Shawn saw the Tweet later and responded, “Just finding out now that @haileybaldwin tweeted at me!” Fast forward FIVE years later and they are walking the MET gala red-carpet together…goals! But, hold on; Shawn Mendes just broke our hearts and Hailey’s teenage heart too. According to E! News, Mendes said this, “We’re really good friends. It’s funny, she’s such a pro with this type of stuff. I want it to be amazing for her, so I’ve been trying for the past 24 hours to be really silly so that she stays on. I’m happy to walk with her – she’s amazing.” Did he really just use the word friends?! Look no further than Hailey’s Instagram to see a few adorable snaps from their red-carpet moments. They totally look like a couple! They’re laughing, smiling, and holding onto one another; this is a couple FIVE years in the making, let us have our moment Shawn!
14 Riverdale's Lili Reinhart And Cole Sprouse Make It Official At The MET Gala!
Lili Reinhart, Betty Cooper from the CW’s Riverdale, and Cole Sprouse, Jughead Jones from Riverdale, recently made headlines when they attended the MET gala together, and kind of officially announced that they’re official. The pair looked absolutely stunning. Lili wore a short silver dress with sleeves and Cole wore a black tuxedo with a long coat. They posed for photos and even Kendell Jenner caught a cute shot of them where they looked all glowy and in love and absolutely thrilled to be next to each other. They’re a couple on and off screen, but this is their first red carpet moment together. According to Us Weekly Magazine, “While the pair has never spoken publicly about their relationship, they have been seen packing on the PDA on multiple occasions.” Us also reports that Lili said this about their relationship, “Every time someone asks me about it, I make a decision then and there whether I’m comfortable. It’s not like I’m in some kind of contract, but I’m not in a place where I want to talk about it and that’s totally fine. It’s called a private life for a reason – it’s mine and it’s special and sacred.” The pair seems to be getting more and more comfortable together, first attending the MET gala and then posting an adorable Twitter exchange with some witty banter back and forth. According to Elle, Cole poked fun at Lili, “Sorry I didn’t reply quicker, your notification got a little lost down the feed.” We all know a flirty Twitter exchange basically means everlasting love, right?!
13 Blake Lively Walks Red Carpet Alone, But Ryan Is Always By Her Side
Blake Lively’s dress at the MET gala might have been one of the most impressive ensembles all night; she looked absolutely gorgeous in a theatrical red and gold dress by Versace. The only thing missing from Blake’s look? Her husband! Blake attended the MET gala sans Ryan Reynolds, at least at first glance; however, Ryan is always by Blake’s side, even when busy with Deadpool 2 coming out this month. The star carried a clutch that had the first initial of each member of their family on it and it’s actually so adorable. According to ET, Lively posted a picture of her clutch that read, “Reynolds” and had initials, “B,” “R,” “J” and “I.” She captioned her Instagram post, “Take your family to work day.” Lively paid tribute to Ryan and daughters, James and Ines. We’re loving the star’s style. Blake’s MET gala dress wasn’t the only dress she wore this week that got the attention of fans. When Blake attended a premiere for Deadpool 2, she wore a dress inspired by husband, Ryan Reynold’s, anti-hero, and according to Bustle, even wore a manicure inspired by Deadpool! Bustle also reports that Ryan had some sweet words for his wife saying, “My family is everything to me.” Blake and Ryan walked the premiere’s red-carpet arm and arm and looked adoringly at one another, but we’re still wishing Ryan had been at the MET gala for more adorable couple moments!
12 Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott Are Too Cool To Be Mom And Dad
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott must have gotten a babysitter last week because the couple rocked the red carpet at the MET gala and definitely didn’t look like your typical mom and dad. The pair stunned with Kylie in a strapless long black Alexander Wang gown with sunglasses and Scott in a military-inspired tuxedo. The couple showed a united front at the MET gala amongst rumors that Scott is not Stormi’s dad, but rather Kylie’s longtime former family bodyguard, Tim Chung, is. People reported that Kylie seemed to “clap back” at these rumors captioning a photo of her and Scott, “Stormi’s Parents.” She included a heart emoji. According to People, someone close to the couple said this about Kylie and Scott, “Having a child together really changed their relationship for the better. Kylie spends so much time with Stormi. She’s super proud to be a new mom and is very hands on.” Kylie and Scott seem incredibly happy; Kylie recently took to Instagram to document a birthday vacation where the couple appeared to be very in love and happy to be together. Kylie joined sisters Kendall and Kim who also attended the gala. Mom Kris was also in attendance! When it comes to the Kardashian Jenner’s, the MET gala seems to be a family affair.
11 Amanda Seyfried And Thomas Sadoski Look So In Love
Can we talk about how adorable and in love Amanda Seyfried and husband, Thomas Sadoski, look!? They are absolute relationship goals, and we're not just talking about their outfits! We love Amanda's dress; it is angelic, ethereal, and looks absolutely stunning as a complement to her blonde hair! We also love the gold renaissance vibe of her makeup and matching hair accessory! But, we've got to be honest here, her best accessory is her husband, and while yes we love the navy suit, just his presence seems to make her more beautiful! The pair is absolutely glowing. Amanda recently opened up to The Cut to talk about her glow; she told them, "Being healthy is beautiful. Being healthy on the inside, it emits through...You can see happiness through someone's skin. You can see someone who is taking care of themselves through their skin. You can see a glow that radiates from within. I always feel most beautiful when I've exercised, had a good meal, exfoliated, and washed my hair. I always feel most beautiful after I feel clean. I always feel beautiful after I've plucked my eyebrows." We're wondering if Amanda was able to squeeze all of that in before the MET gala because she definitely looks her most beautiful and so in love!
10 Gigi Hadid Goes Alone Despite Rumors Her And Zayn Are Back On
We're a little surprised that Gigi Hadid opted to show up solo for this year's MET gala and while we all know that her and Zayn announced a split back in early spring, we also know that they have been spending a lot of time together; not only that but the MET gala red-carpet is basically where they became a totally official celebrity couple a few years ago, so it seems only fitting that they would announce their reunion there. First, paparazzi spotted them kissing in NYC and recently there are headlines every day about which one is leaving who's apartment; we're wondering if Gigi's solo appearance is a statement on the outlook for their relationship. According to Elle, "A couple Zigi kisses caught by paparazzi in Soho is one thing; officially reconciling with your singer boyfriend you broke up with less than two months ago is another - and Gigi Hadid most certainly hasn't done that..." While we're confident that Zayn wants Gigi back, like duh; Elle reports someone close to the pair says, "Gigi's a little bit more hesitant." The pair spent almost two years together and delivered the world with adorable Instagrams on the regular and while we're missing the couple, we're kind of loving Gigi on her own, like have you seen this stained glass dress and her makeup to match?!
9 George And Amal Clooney Look Heavenly Together
George and Amal Clooney look amazing, we're obsessed with them in general, but especially in this beautiful MET gala moment! While a lot of people joked the Amal was hiding the twins under that beautiful floral skirt, we were busy admiring her look and her husband. The happy couple rocked the red-carpet and definitely looked heavenly. Not so heavenly was the drama involved in Amal's outfit! According to Page Six, "Amal infuriated powerful fashion forces at Vogue and designer Tom Ford's team after his atelier had toiled for weeks to make a custom Met Gala gown for her - and she decided hours before the event not to wear it." Page Six also reports that Tom Ford wasn't pleased when Amal changed her outfit once inside the MET gala and switched to his creation, a floor length red gown. People reports that an insider said, "This has been blown completely out of proportion. No one at Tom Ford is irate and it's a total exaggeration." We're not sure who to believe here! Is there drama, is there not? We might never know, but it does seem kind of cringe to ditch the dress you planned on wearing on the red-carpet for another, and then still wearing that dress, but not for all the photo ops!
8 Gisele And Tom Brady Glitter In Gold
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady looked absolutely stunning on the MET red-carpet. Ladies and gentlemen this is how you do prom in 2018. Seriously, with the matching gold from Gisele's dress and the gold military inspired Taylor Swift-esque, circa love story, scrolls on Brady's tuxedo jacket, literally all we're missing is a corsage. We're all about this very senior prom look from this supermodel and football star. We're voting for them for prom king and queen, especially considering the star opened up to Vanity Fair about their whirlwind romance and the challenges they faced in finding out that Brady's ex was pregnant a couple of months after the model and football star started dating. Gisele said this, "I think it was a blessing, because otherwise I don't think I would have known what he was made of, and he wouldn't have known what I was made of. I wouldn't have seen the integrity in him - the way he was a good person through all the times. I was like, you have the heart in a good place! It made me feel more in love with him; it made me realize who he was. Our relationship has become so much stronger, and I think I wouldn't be as certain as I am today if it weren't for that." Gisele and Brady have been together for almost a decade and we have a feeling they're one of the Hollywood couples that will survive 2018!
7 Miley Cyrus Walks The Red Carpet Without Liam By Her Side
We're a little surprised that Miley Cyrus attended the MET gala alone. She looked beautiful in a long black gown, with kind of naturally messy lived in curls, and simple, chic makeup, and her dress accentuated her tattoos, but we're all left wondering - where in the world is Liam Hemsworth!? Miley and Liam have been sparking rumors that they might actually be married already, especially since Liam has been sporting a ring on his ring finger; however, according to Entertainment Tonight, the wedding is taking longer than expected. The reference reports, "Miley has come up with all sorts of different wedding plans. She is always creative and thinking of new ideas that will make her experience different, but recently decided she would make it simple. She hasn't announced anything because she is being very secretive, so only their friends will know and at the very last minute. This time they are doing everything their own way." The only way we can forgive Miley for walking the red carpet in this black gown solo is if we see her in a white dress with Liam this year too! According to Elle, the couple does already live together and Cyrus told Jimmy Kimmel recently that Liam likes to prank her and call her a hoarder...it sounds like love to us!
6 JLO And Alex Rodriguez Glowed Amongst Talk Of Engagement
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez looked amazing at the MET gala; Jennifer was definitely on point with the theme and with that dress and shoe combo! JLo wore her hair slicked back and down and a smokey eye and the two were absolutely glowing, as rumors swirl about a future engagement! According to People, these stars met back in 2005 at a Yankee game and only reconnected a few years ago, which Rodriguez recounted for Ellen DeGeneres, "I describe it as the luckiest day of my life." Jennifer Lopez saw Alex Rodriguez and tapped him on the shoulder. He continues, "I turn around, and I do not recognize this person. And it's Jennifer, but she's dressed up as Harlee from Shade of Blue and she's in her jeans and her big boots. And it took me about four or five seconds. And she said, 'It's Jennifer! It's Jennifer!' I go, 'Oh my God, Jennifer, you look beautiful.'" The couple has been talking about making a more long-term commitment lately and marriage is definitely on the mind for a lot of fans invested in their relationship. According to InStyle, lots of celebs are even talking about an upcoming engagement. Jenna Dewan said this about a ring in the near future, "I mean, I'm sure that's happening." And so are we!
5 Are Letitia Wright And John Boyega An Item Or Just Friends?!
Letitia Wright, Shuri from Black Panther, and John Boyega, Finn from Star Wars, showed up at the MET gala together and we were wondering if this is another couple debut. Especially when John shared a video of him seeing Letitia. According to E! News, he said "Look at her! Look at her! Yes! Look at this! You look amazing!" They both looked amazing. John wore a classic black and white suit with bow tie, while Letitia wore a black and gold dress with sheer sleeves and a high neck. We're not saying that the pair doesn't have a romantic future, but for now it seems as though they're just friends. E! News also reported that John said this about his date, "Letitia and I were in the same class. It was so special for me to see her in the film because I have seen Letitia from when we both had nothing, had no credibility and wanted our chance. We would sit and after classes, everybody would congregate at a nearby McDonald's and I remember seeing Letitia and we would speak about our dreams and our visions." It's no secret that great relationships often times start with great friendships, so maybe this could blossom into something more, but for now, it seems like the two went together as a way to show that they both made some of those dreams and visions a reality.
4 Bella Hadid Attends The MET Gala Without The Weeknd, Despite Reports That They're Back Together
Bella Hadid looks amazing, but hold that thought, can we talk about her and The Weekend first?! We all know that Bella and The Weekend were a couple, and then they broke up and there was that viral photo of her giving him that look at the VS fashion show, and then he dated Selena, and then Selena and Justin got back together, and then broke up, and now...Bella Hadid and The Weekend are maybe, kind of, a thing again. Let's examine the evidence. According to USA Today, first, there was Coachella, where E! News reported that Bella Hadid and The Weekend were "kissing all night," Bella commented on their Instagram post and clapped back with an "It wasn't me." Okay, Bella, we see you! But then, Cannes Film Festival happened, and they're unofficially back on! Cosmopolitan reported "First, they were spotted making out at the Magnum ice cream party...Then, on Friday night, they went to see Ash Is Purest White together." This time there are pictures for proof. Now we can talk this MET look, which we love; it's dark, it's edgy, her makeup is gorgeous, and the only thing we're missing is The Weekend walking arm in arm with Bella! We're thinking the MET would make for the perfect "we're getting back together" reveal, but we'll have to just wait and see.
3 Scarlett Johansson And Comedian, Colin Jost, Can't Stop Smiling
Scarlett Johansson wore one of the most controversial dresses at the MET gala this year; we know what you're thinking, what?! This dress basically looks like Hermione's Yule Ball gown from the Harry Potter series, there's nothing risky or scandalous about it, it's romantic and gives us some serious HP feels, but it has nothing to with the actual dress and everything to do with who the label is! Scarlett's dress was by Marchesa, and if that doesn't say much to you, it's the fashion line that Harvey Weinstein's, now, ex-wife, co-runs, according to W Magazine. Scarlett told Us Weekly, "I wore Marchesa because their clothes make women feel confident and beautiful and it is my pleasure to support a brand created by two incredibly talented and important female designers." Us also reported that the brand, although generally a big name for celebrity red-carpet looks hasn't been worn as frequently following the allegations about Weinstein. Scarlett didn't mention the allegations in her statement but rather focused on the brand's ability to make women feel confident, which we think is a statement in and of itself. We're all about women feeling confident and beautiful, and are wondering if this means a brand revival for the previously shut out label. Scarlett walked beside boyfriend and comedian, Colin Jost and couldn't stop smiling and laughing; she sure did look confident!
2 Lana Del Ray, Alessandro Michele, And Jared Leto Pose Together In Theatrical Heavenly Themed Outfits
Lana Del Rey recently interviewed Kendall Jenner for Elle magazine and helped Kendall to open up about things like her family life, dealing with anxiety, and even her generally, private love life. Lana Del Ray and Kendall Jenner have both struggled with anxiety over the years and Lana told Kendall, "I haven't spoken that much about my anxiety over the years. But one of the cool things that has come up is the focus on self-care. I do meditations for joy and happiness and try not to spread myself too thin." We're happy the star is taking more time for herself and she looked happy to be at this year's MET gala; she posed for photos alongside Alessandro Michele, creative director of Gucci, and Jared Leto, singer. The three took the "heavenly bodies" theme very seriously, wearing Gucci and definitely incorporating some religious imagination. Vogue suggested the dress was maybe the most dramatic one all night, describing it as, "a cream-color dress with gold accents, including a sacred heart chest plate and an ombre blue headpiece with wings." Lana is using mediation for her anxiety to help make her more down to Earth, but definitely pulled off an elevated look the night of the MET!
1 Kim Kardashian Tweets About Kanye's Absence
Kim Kardashian was another star to attend the MET gala alone and of course, people are wondering where was Kanye? Was he busy on Twitter? Was he writing his book on philosophy? Was he taking screenshots of text messages? These are valid questions that we're all asking ourselves, while simultaneously admiring Kim's look. Kim wore this gorgeous gold dress with a sultry smoked out eye and sleek pulled back hair. The theme for the evening was heavenly bodies and Kim definitely delivered. Her dress highlighted her super thin waist and glittered in gold on the red-carpet. According to Refinery 29, Kim tweeted about West's absence, saying, "Love you babe wish you were here with meeeeee but you're only finishing up 5 albums." She finished off the tweet with a heart and fire emoji, but we're still left wondering what Kanye would have worn to the MET even if he is currently working on 5 albums - wait, what? He's writing a book on philosophy AND working on that much music?! Us Weekly reports that Kim also said, "[Kanye's] been taking some time off and really loving that." How is he taking time off and working so hard at the same time? We'll have to wait for all these albums to drop to know the real story! Kim was joined by sisters Kylie, and Kendall and of course mom, Kris Jenner.
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