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12 VMA Couples That Should Have Lasted

Love is patient, love is kind, but unfortunately love doesn't always last forever. Here are some of the best VMA couples we wish had stayed together. Never forget! Tune in to the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, Thursday, Sept. 6 at 8/7c, to see who else is shacking up this year.

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1. Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake


Ah, what a perfect romance this could have been, if only it had lasted. Thankfully, both Britney and Justin finally seem healthy and happy in their respective relationships.

2. Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley

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Most would have thought that the Prince of Pop and the King of Rock 'N' 'Roll's daughter would be a perfect match, but it's not surprising the romance was short lived when you look at shots of the couple like this one.

4. Marilyn Manson and Rose McGowan

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Fans may have forgotten about this romance but there's one thing we know we'll never forget: the indelible image of Rose's inexistent outfit burned into our brains.

5. Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz


When Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz showed up to the 2008 VMA's together, showing off Ashlee's baby bump - everyone had high hopes. But despite their adorable son together, it seems these two just couldn't make it work.

6. Drew Barrymore and Hole's Eric Erlandson

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Honestly, we just kind of miss Drew Barrymore's more punk rock days - even if hanging with Courtney Love doesn't seem like the most advisable of activities.

7. Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey

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Another Simpson sister, another sad divorce. These two were simply too cute to be true - plus, we suspect Nick might've been dipping into Jessica's makeup too much. Look at those glossy lips!

8. Travis McCoy and Katy Perry

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For before there was Russell, there was your boy Travie, front man of Gym Class Heroes. However cute they might've seemed together back in the day, these two ended up duking it out in public by taking thinly-veiled jabs at each other through songs.


Tune in to the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, Thursday, Sept. 6 at 8/7c, to see Kim and Kanye and other hot couples heat up the red carpet.