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- It's not often we see a candid moment shared between a celebrity couple on the red carpet.
- So when Joaquin Phoenix stopped posing for photos at the 2020 Golden Globes so he could admire his fiancée Rooney Mara – we took notice.
- But they're not the only couple who have shown their love for one another on the world stage.
- Insider rounded up 21 photos of celebrities who stopped to admire their other half on the red carpet.
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By virtue of being on a red carpet, the couples on it often look unnatural — albeit very well groomed — when posing for photos.
So when a couple gets snapped sharing a rare candid moment at events — we tend to take extra notice.
But Phoenix and Mara aren't the only celebrity couple who have shown off their love for one another on the world stage.
Insider rounded up 21 times celebrities stopped to admire their other halves on the red carpet.
2007: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
Jada said during an interview on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" in August 2019 that one of the most most beautiful parts about being with Will is how he taught her to laugh and "have a good time with life."
And back in 2007 — Will did, as he made Jada the centre of attention at the SAG Awards.
2014: David Beckham and Victoria Beckham
The soccer star and former Spice Girl turned designer met back in 1998, and 19 years and four kids later, Victoria Beckham said they're still going strong.
2014: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
At the 2014 Met Gala, after taking the stock standard couples pictures, Reynolds couldn't help but stop and smile at his wife.
2015: Jay-Z and Beyoncé
Jay-Z and Beyoncé are one of the most famous pairs in the world, and were dubbed by Forbes in 2019 as "music's first billionaire couple," but sometimes even Jay-Z needs a minute to just absorb the fact he's married to "Queen Bey."
The rapper and businessman gazed at his wife while she posed on the 2015 Met Gala red carpet.
2017: Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet
At the premiere of "Justice League" in 2017, he took a moment to pause and admire his childhood crush.
2017: Sterling K. Brown and Ryan Michelle Bathe
"This is Us" star Sterling K. Brown thanked his wife of 12 years after he received his Best Actor Emmy award in 2017 and said, "you're everything ... you make my life worth living."
The following Emmys, he showed how much he appreciated her by fixing her dress on the red carpet.
2018: Viola David and Julius Tennon
Tennon graciously presented his wife in a hot pink dress on the red carpet at the Oscars in 2018.
2018: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
Jennifer Lopez first met Alex Rodriguez in 2005 at a baseball game, but the pair didn't start dating until February 2017.
Three years later, Rodriguez showed he's still a devoted partner as he opted to take a photo of Lopez on his phone as she turned around for photographers at the 2018 VMA's.
2019: Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett
In 2018, they opened up to Black Doctor.org about their relationship with Vance saying, "I had to learn that when the Queen is happy, the land is happy."
And to show his love for his "Queen," he snapped a personal picture of Bassett while she posed on the red carpet at the 2019 SAG Awards.
2019: Cardi B and Offset
Cardi B and Offset secretly got married in 2017, but when it comes to the red carpet, they're rarely shy about PDA.
2019: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra
2019: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
While Chrissy Teigen's Twitter bio may be "currently sleeping with the sexiest man alive," — it's obvious the feeling is mutual.
2019: Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
Young couple Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have supported one another not only on screen as Turner starred in two of the Jonas Brothers' music videos but also during red carpet events.
Joe took some time out from posing for pictures to take one for himself at an Amazon Prime Video event in 2019.
2019: Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso
Damon regularly takes his wife to red carpet events but this picture of him smiling at her during the TIFF premiere for his movie "Ford v Ferrari" in September 2019 reveals his adoration.
2020: Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara
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And when Mara finally noticed Phoenix was no longer posing beside her, she had to try and stop herself from giggling.
The pair reportedly met on the set of "Her" in 2012 and later dated for three years until they announced their engagement last year.
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