When Kanye West’s new video for “Bound 2″ starts, we see the silhouette of a woman (who totally doesn’t look like she just had a baby). Of course, a few seconds later, it’s clear that the rapper has cast his fiancée, Kim Kardashian, as his topless leading lady.
The couple go on to share lots of PDA, embracing each other while riding on a motorcycle as the wind blows and the sun sets behind them. It’s all very … romantic, and who doesn’t like to see couples in love? MTV News does, so we tracked down a few more must-see music videos featuring real-life twosomes who took their love to the small screen — just like Kimye.
Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck, ’Jenny From The Block’
Bennifer. How could anyone forget the glam duo that started the trend of re-naming Hollywood couples with hybrid names? (Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence can thank them for ’Peetnis’ being a thing.) Affleck and Lopez began dating in 2003 while working on the infamous “Gigli,” and then co-starred together again for the “Jenny From the Block” video. The video features Jen and Ben poking fun at the nonstop tabloid coverage of their relationship. They sunbathe on a yacht, go out to eat and do ordinary things like pump gas in their car — all while paparazzi snap photos of them. Though the couple ended their relationship a year later, in 2004, we’ll always have this video to remember them by.
Jessica Simpson And Nick Lachey, ’Sweetest Sin’
The stars of MTV’s “Newlyweds,” this reality TV couple were definitely not camera-shy. Nick and Jessica took the nation by storm when they let a crew capture their every move as they tried to navigate all the toughest parts of being newly married, no matter how embarrassing (See: “chicken or fish”). Viewers loved the pair, and when Jessica put Nick in the video for “Sweetest Sin,” it was clear why: the exes were in love at the time and they showed it as they kissed in a lush location that included waterfalls and a king-size bed on the beach.
Travie McCoy And Katy Perry, ’Cupid’s Chokehold’
When Katy Perry first hit the pop scene with her breakthrough single, “I Kissed a Girl,” fans soon learned that when she said, “I hope my boyfriend won’t mind it,” she was referring to her guy at the time, Travie McCoy. The Gym Class Heroes frontman jumped at the opportunity to cast Katy as his girl in the group’s video for “Cupid’s Chokehold,” which shows the two meeting at a club and going on to live happily ever after. Of course, Katy now gives her love “Unconditionally” to John Mayer, but that doesn’t make this video any less adorable.
Michael Jackson And Lisa Marie Presley, ’You Are Not Alone’
It’s no secret that Michael Jackson was an innovator when it came to music videos, so we shouldn’t be surprised that he got in early on the trend of casting your significant others in them. When MJ featured then-girlfriend Lisa Marie in the video for this ballad, the world got an intimate look at their (often puzzling) romance. The pair kissed, cuddled and whispered sweet-nothings into each other’s ears, all while dressed in little more than loin cloths.