17 Couples You Fully Forgot Went to the Met Gala

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The First Monday in May has been attracting the biggest names in fashion and film for more than 70 years. And, considering the decades that have passed, the photo archives read like a walk through a graveyard of celebrity relationships — albeit, a very fashionable graveyard at that.

While this year we'll send each other heart-eyes emojis at the sight of of-the-moment couples like Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse or Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton, not every pair to walk the Met's red carpet has made it the distance. (Looking at you, Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart.)

Click-through to relive the glory of bygone celebrity relationships.

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Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley (1995)

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Claudia Schiffer and David Copperfield (1998)

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Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown (1999)

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Costume Institute Gala...
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Kirsten Dunst and Jake Gyllenhaal (2003)

Goddess: Costume Institute Benefit Gala Arrivals
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Adrien Brody and Nicole Kidman (2003)

Goddess: Costume Institute Benefit Gala Arrivals
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Stanley Tucci and Edie Falco (2003)

Goddess: Costume Institute Benefit Gala Arrivals
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Rosario Dawson and Jason Lewis (2006)

MET Presents Anglomania: The Costume Institute Benefit Gala
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John Mayer and Jessica Simpson (2007)

MET Costume Institute Benefit Gala Presents 'Poiret: King Of Fashion'
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Christina Ricci and Chris Evans (2007)

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Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise (2008)

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Jude Law and Sienna Miller (2010)

"American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Arrivals
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Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson (2010)

'American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity' Met Gala - Arrivals
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Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom (2011)

'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Costume Institute Gala At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art - Arrivals
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Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough (2012)

'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Costume Institute Gala
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Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani (2013)

'PUNK: Chaos To Couture' Costume Institute Gala
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Casper Smart and Jennifer Lopez (2013)

'PUNK: Chaos To Couture' Costume Institute Gala
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Sean Penn and Charlize Theron (2014)

'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals
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