PDA, an acronym for Public Display of Affection. We see it happening on the streets, at nightclubs and some of us might even be guilty of it. There’s no shame in showing someone you love a little bit of affection in front of others once in a while. However, what there is shame in is having such exaggerated PDA that it makes everyone around you totally uncomfortable.
Us “normies” certainly aren’t the only ones guilty of PDA, we see it coming from celebrities more than ever. Hollywood relationships are always so dramatic. They start dramatically, end dramatically, and PDA dramatically! This list explores all forms of over the top celebrity PDA, from slimy smooches to erotic vacays to tons of touchy-feelies. Although celebrity couples could keep their affections behind closed doors, they seem to have more fun displaying their love on the red carpet and in front of paparazzi. On the other hand, some of these PDAs were meant to be behind closed doors, but when you’re a star and cameras lurk close by, what may be intended as private can soon turn extremely public.
The following PDAs are totally un-seeable. Whether they burn horrifying images into your memory, turned up on the news for weeks or are a crucial event in Hollywood history, these PDAs won’t soon leave your memory.
15. Scott Disick’s Kardashian Booty Grope
Although Kourtney Kardshian may not have the most notorious booty in her family, it still seems to get quite a bit of action. She and former boyfriend, Scott Disick were spotted in a Miami parking lot in front of paparazzi in 2012 showing off some major PDA. Disick was photographed grabbing Kardashian’s butt so aggressively he almost picked her up right off the ground. A portion of his hand almost got lost in her tush! Laughing and dressed in a short romper, Kardashian had to make an effort to pull her garment down as Disick’s squeeze almost made her moon the paps.
Although they aren’t together anymore (for the time being), the couple has always been known to be silly with one another. Episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians has proved this, and so while this PDA is a little extreme, it’s not at all surprising coming from jokester, Disick.
14. Elizabeth Hurley’s Vacuum Kiss
A little bit of alcohol might have been the reasoning behind this PDA. Although, this certainly isn’t the first time Elizabeth Hurley has been caught committing the act. In 2014, she and her fiancé, Shane Warne attended Ascot races. The two were sipping drinks and canoodling non-stop up in the stands. Warne helped himself to a handful of her booty, and she helped herself to his face as she went in for a passionate kiss. Apparently Hurley tried to disengage from the kiss too quickly and so it appears Warne tried to suck her back in with his lips.
Warne was also photographed attempting some strange party drinking tricks during the outing as well. In some hilarious shots, he tries to fit the entire rim of his glass around his lips and drink his cocktail that way. When that doesn’t work, he sticks his tongue down into the glass to lap up his drink. You’re supposed to be PDAing your fiancé, not your drink!
13. Gene Simmons’ Legendary Tongue
Gene Simmons, lead singer of KISS has always been extremely proud of his insanely long tongue and ready to show it off whenever, wherever. He proved this at a red carpet event with his former Playboy model wife, Shannon Tweed as the two touched tongues for cameras. She almost has some competition on him. Impressive? Sure. Nauseating to see? Definitely.
Urban legend has said that Simmons’ tongue has actually been surgically enhanced and that he had a cow tongue grafted onto his own to extend the length. Although his seven inch tongue is abnormally long, there doesn’t seem to be any truth to the legend. However, for the 67-year-old, his tongue seems to be all it takes to impress the ladies. Over his 37 years of touring with KISS, Simmons has claimed to have slept with over 5,000 women! He even claims to have Polaroid snaps of each and every one of them.
12. Hugh Hefner’s Senior Smooches
Watching your grandparents share a smooch can be heartwarming, but watching a senior citizen share a romantic kiss with a lover decades younger? Well that can be somewhat stomach churning. No one knows more about dating younger women than Playboy magazine publisher, Hugh Hefner.
Hefner has had tons of PDA captured on camera with his hot young lovers. Unfortunately, most audiences probably find it more shocking and gross than adorable. Pictured above is a smooch he shared with former girlfriend, Holly Madison whom he dated from 2003-2008. At the beginning of their relationship he was 77 and she was 24— ick. In Madison’s memoir Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, she called sexual encounters with him “miserable”. Hmm, who would have guessed?
11. Kanye West & Amber Rose’s Booty-Action
Kanye West and Amber Rose’s two-year relationship may have ended ugly, but it sure didn’t start out that way. The couple was known for their raunchy displays of affection in front of the public and during photoshoots. At the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards their attraction to one another radiated over the red carpet as West seductively grabbed his girlfriend’s behind. The grasp almost looks painful, her butt changed shape!
There is no doubt these two had some serious sexual chemistry. However, the two split in 2010 and s*** hit the fan when West married Kim Kardashian. After a series of online feuds between Rose and the Kardashians, West fired back with fighting words of his own. Rose responded with some more booty-action claims, tweeting “”Awww @kanyewest are u mad I’m not around to play in ur a–hole anymore? #FingersInTheBootyAssB****.” Awkward.
During their relationship, images from a photoshoot were also released of them sharing a tongue-filled make-out session, and even one image of West licking Rose’s bald head. Believe it or not, West wouldn’t be the first head-licking PDA Rose would experience— keep reading.
10. Amber Rose & Wiz Khalifa’s Tongue Twister
Number 10 on our list is actually a series of PDAs. Ex-couple, Amber Rose and Whiz Khalifa were always known for putting on a show for the cameras. They’d make their presence known on red carpets by making out for photographers. Couples smooching on the red carpet is cute, but couples tongue wrestling on them? Kinda gross.
Their sloppy affections were captured at the VMAs and the BET Awards among other places where the public were sure to be. Khalifa opted for an even more bizarre form of PDA at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards when he licked Rose’s head. If they’d get that freaky in front of cameras, who knows what went on in the bedroom. The two were hot and heavy for two years, had a son and got married in 2013. Unfortunately, all of those public make-out sessions didn’t keep the spark alive and they ended up splitting after only a year of marriage.
9. Kanye Grabbing His Wife’s ASSet
If Kanye West has anything to grab dibs on, it’s his wife, Kim Kardashian’s behind. The legendary booty belongs to him and he wanted the world to know it at the 2015 Grammy Awards. The two were photographed on the red carpet kissing and groping as West grabbed two handfuls of his wife’s tush.
This isn’t the only time West has shown public displays of affection towards his wife’s butt. He’s been photographed a few other times off the red carpet grabbing it as well, surely fully aware of the jealousy he’s creating for bystanders. The media couldn’t help but point out a very obvious similarity in West’s PDA style. Recall: He and Amber Rose. It’s probably safe to assume he’s a butt guy.
8. Orlando & Katy’s R-Rated Vacay
Couple, Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry PDA’d the hell out of a recent beach vacation to Italy and the paparazzi caught the whole thing. The fun started out G-rated, walking hand-in-hand along the shoreline showing off their hot beach bodies. Things took a turn for PG-13 when Bloom got very touchy-feely grabbing handfuls of Perry’s butt and boobs for all to see. It wasn’t long before the paparazzi got the whole package, and we mean the whole package.
Bloom seems to have thought that his junk needed some vitamin D, and so he stripped down to nothing but his baseball cap to go off on a paddle boarding session with his girlfriend. Perry sat nonchalantly in the front enjoying the view— the completely wrong view might we add as she was facing away from him. The two weren’t bothered one bit by the published photos, they actually found it quite amusing.
7. Tim & Faith’s On Stage Lip-Lock
Country music royalty, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have never been shy about their affection for one another. The two have been married since 1996, and if their PDA indicates anything, it’s that they’ve never lost their spark. With 20 years of marriage under their belt, they have truly proven to be one of the strongest couples in Hollywood.
Back in 2014, in front of tens of thousands of people at the Country Music Association Festival, McGraw took his wife and laid one on her, even adding in a booty-grab for effect. This may have been the couple’s response to divorce rumours that seem to target them all the time. A PDA Hill wasn’t cool with? In 2007 her husband’s crotch was grabbed by a female fan on their Soul2Soul tour. Hill scolded the fan on stage, taking the microphone and saying, “Somebody needs to teach you some class, my friend. You don’t go grabbin’ somebody’s husband’s balls, you understand me? That’s very disrespectful.”
6. Tom & Taylor’s Heart On The Sleeve
Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift made their love for each other loud and clear this past 4th of July with a cringe-worthy version of PDA. He, as well as Taylor and her squad had some fun in the sun at the beach. All of the ladies of course donned sexy swimsuits. Hiddleston on the other hand wore a handmade “I (Heart) T.S.” tank top. If that wasn’t enough PDA, he also had a red heart drawn on his arm with a “T” in the middle. Swift also had a matching heart and “T” drawing displaying her mutual affections for her man. In case we couldn’t already put two and two together, the lovers also spent the day holding each other tight for all to see.
5. Justin Bieber “Hangin’ Out” In Bora Bora
If walking around nude in a Bora Bora bungalow with a hot young chick isn’t PDA, what is? That’s exactly what Justin Bieber was doing back in October 2015. The pop star was photographed by paparazzi skinny-dipping on vacation with 19-year-old beauty-blogger, Jayde Pierce. The two weren’t dating, just friends with benefits— some BIG benefits on her end, if you know what I mean.
The tabloid pics caused a media circus of women swooning and jaws dropping. He blushed, but didn’t seem too bashful when asked about the photos on The Ellen Degeneres Show, “It wasn’t like as bad as I thought it was gonna be. It wasn’t as terrible,” he said as the talk-show host poked fun at him. He must have known he had “something” to be proud of… just like his dad said. His father, Jeremy Bieber tweeted “What are you feeding that thing? #proud daddy,” following the photos being published.
4. Kristen Stewart’s Cheating Scandal
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s relationship came to a screeching halt back in 2012 when photos surfaced of a cheating scandal. Twilight’s beloved Bella and Edward actors had been together for four years. But, as it turned out, KStew had been “working after hours” with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders. Not only was Stewart a complete fairytale-ruiner for Twilight fans, she was also a complete home-wrecker! Sanders’ wife and mother of his two children filed for divorce immediately following the scandal— and don’t worry, she scored big in the divorce settlement.
Stewart and Sanders both released statements soon after the photos surfaced. Sanders: “I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family. My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart. I am praying that we can get through this together.” Stewart: “I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected.This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.” This begs the question, are they really sorry? Or just sorry they got caught? Thanks, paparazzi!
3. Prince Harry’s Royal Scandal
Celebrities, they’re just like us! Even royal ones, apparently. They too go to Las Vegas, make bad decisions and have trouble looking their family in the eyes again. Prince Harry’s wild trip to Sin City back in 2012 is solid proof that what happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay there.
TMZ somehow got hold of photos of the prince partying and playing strip pool with six women in a Vegas hotel room. In one of the photos, he’s seen using his hand to cover his “royal jewels” and in another he’s seen embracing a fellow butt-naked woman. We can probably assume the silly shenanigans later turned into something a bit naughtier. Something tells us the Queen must not have been thrilled when the photos went public. Although Harry didn’t exactly mean for these displays of affection to be photographed and go public, they did, and so it still counts in our book!
2. The Royal Kiss
The royals at Buckingham Palace have become more celebrities than monarchs these days. When Prince William and Kate Middleton wed back in 2011, 300 million people from around the world tuned in to watch. Audiences were in awe of the fairytale nuptials, Kate’s stunning dress and of course the much anticipated royal kiss. Unfortunately, it was actually a little underwhelming.
As thousands swarmed Buckingham Palace, the official Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out onto the balcony and shared their first public kiss, or tiny peck as most would consider it. The crowd begged for more, and got more… well, a bit more. The two shared another awkward peck which lasted a few milliseconds longer than the first as Kate prematurely turned her head away from her new husband. The reason we can’t un-see this kiss? Well because it’s the royal kiss and will probably be re-played countless times for centuries to come.
1. Britney & Madonna At The VMAs
Who could ever forget that infamous 2003 VMA performance by Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Madonna. Did it throw you off when we mentioned Christina? Although Brit and Madonna totally out-shined her, she was there too. The three were in the middle of performing Madonna’s single “Hollywood” when the world stopped for a quick pop princess make-out session. Madonna lifted Spears by the chin and the two met for a steamy open-mouthed kiss. Cameramen instantly went to Spears’ ex, Justin Timberlake’s reaction— he looked very unimpressed. You know who else must have been a little unimpressed? Poor Christina Aguilera, Timberlake’s reaction totally stole her camera time with Madonna. The two also shared a kiss but it was barely seen and barely ever talked about.
The kiss caused a media firestorm and had everyone talking about Madonna and Britney— just in time for the release of their single “Me Against The Music”. Although unexpected by audiences, the kiss definitely wasn’t spontaneous. Larry Rudolph, Spears’ manager revealed a lot of rehearsal went into it. He even got a kiss of his own from Madonna. Following the show she met him in an elevator with a huge kiss on the lips and said, “”You see, Larry? It was all worth it.” This is probably the most famous kiss in Hollywood history.