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Published: Saturday August 09, 2014 11:00 AM EDT

2014

KATY PERRY & RUSSELL BRAND

The singer reportedly found herself love-struck when she met the British comedian at the 2008 show (which she attended with then-beau Travie McCoy). By New Year's Eve 2009 the stars were engaged, then married in India 10 months later, leading Perry to tweet, "I luv the VMA's, u never know what u'll get from em! I got a hubby." But happiness was short-lived: On New Year's Eve 2011, Brand texted Perry to break up with her.