From Kate Moss and Johnny Depp to Kim and Kanye; The most memorable couple moments at Cannes

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It's not often we get to see the power couples of entertainment put on a PDA. 

The majority of them keep their private life exactly that. So, when they hit up the red carpet, not only do we get the chance to see some of the world's best dressers come together in a moment of sartorial harmony but we also get to ogle the chemistry between couples we rarely get to see side by side.

And the Cannes Film Festival, which kicked off yesterday, has always provided excellent red carpet fodder when it comes to couples having a moment. From Charles and Diana to Ryan Gosling and Sandra Bullock (yes, really), take a look back at the most breathtaking and charming red carpet appearances of the last few decades. 

  • Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman

    The Date: 15 May 2000 

    The Details: Back in the early Noughties, Uma and Ethan were still very much together. At that year's festival, Uma was promoting Vantel, a movie about  Louis XIV. She had given birth to their first child in 1998 and had taken some time off to look after their daughter Maya Ray. She later gave birth to their son Levon in 2002. The couple divorced in 2005.

  • Sean Penn and Robyn Wright-Penn

    The Date: 15 May 2001

    The Details: While Sean Penn might now be with Charlize Theron, for a long time he was married to Robin Wright Penn, now better known as Claire Underwood (of course). Here, they took a trip to the iconic festival to promote The Pledge, which he produced. The couple met in 1990, while they were working on State of Grace, and while they had one of the longest marriages in Hollywood, they eventually divorced in 2010, after numerous break-ups. Robin's nickname for Sean was 'the Loving Nightmare'. Gulp. The couple were both dressed in black and looked incredible.

  • Bruce Willis and Demi Moore

    The Date: 1997

    The Details: At the opening of The Fifth ElementBruce Willis and then wife Demi Moore attended the premiere in Cannes. The couple were married for 13 years and have three children together.

  • Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

    The Date: 23 May 2012

    The Details: Here, at the premiere of Cruel Summer, Kim is wearing Balmain, which is no surprise considering she and husband Kanye are the faces of the French fashion house's menswear campaign. 

  • Nicolas Cage and Patricia Arquette

    The Date: 22 May 1995

    The Details: The couple had a short-lived relationship (although perhaps long by Hollywood standards), marrying in 1995 and divorcing in 2001. The couple met when she was 18, and he proposed the same day. However, they didn't marry until she was 27.

  • Kate Moss and Johnny Depp

    The Date: 1998

    The Details: Apparently the couple attended this Cannes festival as just friends, having broken up not that long before. Johnny was promoting Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and said that they had broken up but that he still cared about her. "Kate is somebody I care about deeply. We were together for four years, and she's a great, lovely, sweet, pure girl, really a great kid, and I care about her. I love her on a very deep, profound level. Distance is very difficult when you're trying to maintain a relationship, when you're thousands of miles apart for a lot of time. We still see each other, hang out and talk on the phone. We're close, but I'm not with anybody at all." [via]

  • Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson

    The Date: 12 May 2011

    The Details: This cool couple turned up on the red carpet and as always turned heads for their sartorial prowess. She was wearing an elegant, yet sexy, nude backless and sequin gown by Calvin Klein and he was wearing a sharp Lanvin suit. 

  • Ryan Gosling and Sandra Bullock

    The Date: 24 May 2002

    The Details: You'd forgotten these guys had even dated, right? Sandra and Ryan met before Gosling fandom became a thing and they turned up to the premiere of Murder By Numbers, in which they both starred, at the 2002 Cannes festival. They split up in 2003 after less than a year together. 

  • Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffiths

    The Date: May 2001

    The Details: Shock waves were felt all over Hollywood when this couple, who had been together for the best part of 20 years, announced they were to divorce. Fun fact: Antonio has recently revealed he would like to go study at Central St Martins in London

  • Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise

    The Date: 1994

    The Details: Attending a Francis Ford Coppola retrospective, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman looked every bit the Hollywood couple. After marrying in 1990, they divorced just over ten years later in 2001.

  • Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

    The Date: 24 May 2012

    The Details: This is what life post-Tom Cruise looks like for Nicole Kidman. She wed Australian country singer Keith Urban in 2006 and have two children together. Here, Nicole and Keith attended the premiere of The Paper Boy, and Nicole is wearing Lanvin.

  • Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen

    The Date: 12 May 2011

    The Details: This couple didn't date for long, only two years, but we loved them being together. Despite a 10-year age gap, the couple met and began dating after they worked together on set of Midnight in Paris. Here, they attended the Sleeping Beauty premiere and wore a golden bustier and high-waisted tailored trousers both Monique Lhuillier.

  • Dev Patel and Frieda Pinto

    The Date: 19 May 2011

    The Details: As part of the amfAR Cinema Against Aids 2011 Gala at that year's Cannes, this sweet couple looked incredible in their metallic outfits. Dev in a shiny brown suit (it clearly looks better than it sounds) and Freida in Lanvin.

  • Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

    The Date: 13 May 2004

    The Details: At the premiere of Brad's movie Troy, the former golden couple were spotted holding hands and seemed very happy. The pair married in 2000 and were considered to be a rare example of a lasting Hollywood marriage however, they divorced in 2005. 

  • Madonna and Guy Ritchie

    The Date: 21 May 2008

    The Details: This former married couple attended the premiere of I Am Because We Are at Cannes, directed by Nathan Rissman and written by Madonna. In an interview with Details magazine, the singer said: "It doesn't mean marriage is a bad thing. But if you're an artist, you've got to find someone who accepts who you are and is comfortable with that."

  • Gavin Rosdale and Gwen Stefani

    The Date: 16 May 2011

    The Details: At the Tree of Life film premiere Gwen Stefani looked incredible in this sequin jumpsuit by Stella McCartney. The singer attended with her husband Gavin Rosdale.

  • Prince Charles and Princess Diana

    The Date: May 1987

    The Details: Charles and Diana spent time visiting the Cannes film festival during 1987 six years after they married in 1981.

  • Liz Hurley and Hugh Grant

    The Date: May 28 2005

    The Details: At the premiere for The Quick And The Dead, Nineties favourites Liz and Hugh were spotted together. However, they had technically split up five years before in 2000. Still, we heart these two together.  

  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

    The Date: 15 May 2008

    The Details: At the Kung Fu Panda film premiere, Angelina Jolie was pregnant with twins, Vivienne and Knox. Here, she was wearing a stunning green Max Azria Atelier gown.

  • Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

    The Date: 16 May 2014

    The Details: At the Captives film premiere, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds still looked very much the newlyweds even though they were married in September 2012. At the end of 2014 Blake gave birth to their daughter James which means (according to our non-existent medical qualifications) that Blake was pregnant here. She looked as elegant as ever in a monochrome Gucci gown and managed to avoid looking too matchy-matchy with Ryan who also opted for black and white. 

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