22 Pop Culture Moments From 2021 We Couldn't Stop Talking About

    Who knew dancing with the devil would be so controversial?

    2021 may have had a few less lockdowns and a lot less banana bread than 2020, but it was still an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish.

    If this year has taught us anything it’s to always expect the unexpected. Here are 22 moments from 2021 that absolutely no one saw coming.

    1. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took a step back from the royal family...

    Harry and Meghan standing under an umbrella

    2. ...And then gave us the royal tea in a tell-all interview with Oprah.

    Harry Windsor, Meghan Markle and oprah winfrey sat in a large green garden

    3. Taylor Swift graced us with a 10-minute version of “All Too Well” and Jake Gyllenhaal became public enemy number one (once again).

    4. Keeping Up With The Kardashians came to an end after 20 incredible seasons.

    Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Scott Disick, Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian standing in a line in the keeping up with the kardashians promo

    5. And Kim and Kanye filed for divorce.

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West posing on the red carpet

    6. Kim K and Pete Davidson started dating, which might have just been the biggest plot twist of the year.

    pete davidson and kim kardashian dressed as aladdin and jasmine, kissing in an SNL skit

    7. Adele released her first album in five years, and it was all about divorce, babe.

    8. Britney finally got her freedom.

    Britney spears posing and waving on the red carpet

    9. Celebrities became very vocal about their questionable hygiene habits.

    mila kunis and ashton kutcher on a video call

    10. Lizzo drunk messaged Chris Evans and they eventually became friends.

    11. HBO hosted the long-awaited Friends Reunion.

    Matt LeBlanc, Matt perry, Jennifer aniston, courteney cox, and lisa kudrow sat on the couch in the friends apartment

    12. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker fell madly in love.

    13. And Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck got back together again.

    ben affleck embracing jennifer lopez on the red carpet

    14. Kim K went to the Met Gala looking like the grim reaper.

    kim kardashian in an all-black morph suit on the met gala steps

    15. And A$ap Rocky arrived wearing a patchwork quilt

    asap rocky wearing a patchwork shawl looking at rihanna

    16. Squid Game took the world by storm.

    sang-woo and gi-hun looking battered in the squid game sleeping quarters

    17. Lil Nas X descended to hell in his "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" music video and people had a lot to say about it.

    lil nas x bent over in front of someone dressed as satan

    18. And then there was a legal battle over the release of his “Satan Shoes”.

    19. People got fed up with Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith sharing the intimate details of their lives.

    will and jada pinkett smith posing on the red carpet

    20. And Cardi B and Penn Badgley had an unlikely Twitter exchange.

    21. And Just Like That premiered, and filled the Sex in the City-shaped hole we all had in our lives.

    cynthia nixon, sarah jessica parker and kristin davis standing together as miranda, carrie, and charlotte

    22. And the fifth and final season of Insecure aired.

    yvonne orji and issa rae laughing in a kitchen as molly and issa in insecure

    What 2021 moment will you never forget? Tell us in the comments!