Everyone has awkward moments from time-to-time, but fortunately for most regular people, they’re not being photographed all the time. Celebrities, on the other hand, often get their picture taken multiple times per day. That means a few awkward moments are sure to be caught on camera!
They might be embarrassing for the stars, but they sure are fun to look at for us! It’s a nice reminder that even as a celebrity, it’s impossible to have a perfect image all the time.
Check out some of the most awkward celebrity moments captured on camera – they’re hilarious!
#18 Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy
Sometimes one person in a couple is ok with PDAs and the other isn’t. In this case, it’s obvious which is which as Mary-Kate Olsen looks mildly irritated at Olivier Sarkozy’s attempts at affection. What makes the picture even stranger is that Sarkozy could easily pass for Olsen’s father with that massive age difference…
#17 Leonardo DiCaprio and Toni Garrn
We get the fact that it’s nice to show your partner affection, but there’s such a thing as too much affection in too public of a place. Leonardo DiCaprio and Toni Garnn clearly couldn’t resist the urge for a big smooch in public, even if it appears to be much too classy of an occasion for an awkward PDA like that.
#16 Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez
Being shorter than the woman you’re with is a problem short men all over the world can identify with. It makes moments like this, where Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez were trying to kiss, potentially awkward. We’re not saying that was the reason the two broke up, but maybe it was the smallest of factors…
#15 Tyga & Kylie Jenner
Even the stars have unhappy moments, and Tyga and Kylie Jenner seem to be in the midst of a less than happy moment. It’s normal for a couple to squabble or just be a little off, but sadly, the life of a celebrity is one that’s lived in the public eye. Having an awkward few minutes like this is recorded forever online!
#14 Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston
To be fair, every moment of Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston’s relationship has been awkward, but some more so than others. While the relationship is rumored to be over now, it was perhaps one of the most clingy trainwrecks of a coupling ever, and much of it was caught on camera. If you thought this was awkward, check out this next one involving Salma Hayek…
#13 Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault
The coupling of Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault is awkward to begin with because Hayek is so clearly out of his league. It’s even more awkward when Pinault tries to steal a kiss when Hayek clearly isn’t expecting it. The result is something so uncomfortable that it’s truly difficult to watch. Check out this next awkward moment between Jay Z and Beyonce…
#12 Jay Z and Beyonce
For most couples, date night is a fun night full of smiles and conversation, especially if it’s at an event like a basketball game. Either it was just a really boring game, or Beyonce and Jay Z might have had a few cross words before this picture was taken. Whatever the case may be, these two should try smiling when they’re together. It might actually look like they’re happy!
#11 Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
Sometimes pictures really require context because ones like this are truly confounding without it. It looks like Will Smith is devouring one of Jada Pinkett-Smith’s fingers, but we’re guessing that she might have just been feeding him something. Regardless, the two likely had no idea how it would look in a photograph!
#10 Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber
One of Hollywoods favorite young couple for a time, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have long been broken up. If moments like this mean anything, then perhaps the chemistry just wasn’t there. Bieber is obviously way more into this PDA than Gomez is, and understandably since they’re not only being photographed but there are swarms of people around them as well.
#9 Colin Farrell and Britney Spears
It’s never a good sign when you have to wake your date up, and it seems that Britney Spears can’t keep her eyes open. Most women would likely be wide awake for a date with Colin Farrell, so maybe this was just a horribly timed photo. Either way, there’s no way that the awkwardness can be denied!
#8 Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Some moments can’t be unseen, and we’re guessing you wish that you could unsee this ghastly kiss from Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. The pressure of kissing for multiple photographers must have been too much for the couple, but that’s no excuse for Cannon looking like he’s in real, physical pain.
#7 Jay-Z and Beyonce
These two made the list again, and for good reason. There’s no worse feeling than going for a high-five and being completely ignored, and that’s a feeling that Jay-Z can identify with after this incident. It looks like Beyonce either had no idea he was going for one, or she’s one of the coldest women in the world for harshly denying a high-five to her husband.
#6 Barack and Michelle Obama
Even the President of the United States gets put in the doghouse sometimes, and that sure seems like what happened here. Body language usually says a lot, and in this case, the space between Michelle and Barack Obama and the fact that they’re pointed in opposite directions says it all. We have to admire Barack trying to preserve the illusion of everything being ok by cavalierly looking at his phone.
#5 Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum
Maybe from another angle, this scene would’ve looked normal, but from this one it just looks awful. Perhaps the couple was asked to kiss for a picture and the pressure got to them, but Channing looks a lot more ready than his wife Jenna does. We’re guessing most of the women in America would always be ready for a kiss from Channing Tatum.
#4 Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian
Size matters sometimes, and in the case of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, the huge height difference between the two should have been a warning sign. Ultimately, the couple broke up. Maybe Humphries’ chiropractic bills were stacking up after having to bend over all the time simply to kiss Kardashian. We all should remember this next awkward moment involving Ben Affleck…
#3 Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
Lesson number one: NEVER look away when you’re kissing someone, especially if that someone is Jennifer Lopez! Clearly, Ben Affleck had other things on his mind during this kiss, possibly Jennifer Garner? This was probably a sign that their relationship was not meant to be. At least Lopez looked like she was into it.
#2 John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson
We can’t really blame John Travolta for trying to steal a kiss from Scarlett Johansson, but she’s obviously not feeling it. In fact, it looks like she’s trying to forget Travolta even exists. Maybe this was just the wrong moment for a kiss, or maybe Johansson really doesn’t like Travolta.
#1 Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk
Usually, a day-date at Wimbledon would be considered a great date. In the case of Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk, however, something must have gone horribly wrong. While Cooper appears to be sharing some words with Shayk, she looks disgusted to even be looking at him. Too bad there were droves of photographers around to catch this one!
It turns out that every couple has their fair share of awkward moments. Whether it’s a poorly timed kiss, an overt PDA, or a public argument, even the celebrities have been there before.
The one advantage we all have to the stars is that at least we’re not being followed around all the time by paparazzi trying to capture one of these moments. It almost makes us feel bad for celebrities, but then again, they’re super rich, so it’s probably worth it.
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