While news of celebrity breakups tends to dominate the headlines, here in the MTV Newsroom, we’re most thankful for the lucky few who stick it out and show us that even in the hectic world of Hollywood, where temptation lurks behind every palm tree, true love conquers all.
Just look at our Favorite Celebrity Couples of 2011!
Whether they are relative newbies to the scene, like Justin Bieber, whose girlfriend Selena Gomez stood firmly beside him as he weathered a (pretty silly) paternity scandal, or established industry veterans like Jay-Z and Beyonce, who after almost four years of marriage (and nearly a decade as a couple) decided to take the next step and are getting ready for their first baby, we love it when a celebrity couple has each other’s back.
Two other happy couples also took a big step in 2011: Britney Spears and Jason Trawick and Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose. Wiz and Amber caused a stir earlier this year when they started doing just about everything, including interviews, together and some pictures and Internet buzz kind of-sort of made it seem like they’d tied the knot. As if! Turns out, they’re just that in love and the media spectacle was their way of showing it off. Less showy and more traditional was our girl Britney, who said yes when former agent Jason asked her to marry him! Well … we take that back. We’re not sure we consider filming a naked shower scene with your flame, as B. did with Jason for “Criminal,” the epitome of traditional, but hey, this is Hollywood we’re talking about.
That brings us to our final favorite couple: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. They usually keep things pretty quiet, but finally started opening up about each other this year. With the film franchise that brought them together coming to a close next year, we wonder how long it will be before we start hearing engagement and baby rumors about these two? (Well, valid engagement and baby rumors, not the silly tabloid ones you see about them every other week.)
Which celebrity couple was your favorite of 2011? Vote in our poll after the jump!