2013 was a GREAT year for adorable couples.
As you might’ve gathered from the overload of “D’AAAWWW” in the lovey-dovey montage of Beyoncé, Jay Z, Katy Perry, John Mayer, and the rest of our faves above, this past year has been one for the adorable celebrity couple record books.
In fact, 2013 was SO couple-y that we’ve perma-renewed our JDate subscription in the hopes of one day walking down that damn aisle, breaking that damn glass under that damn chuppah, and registering at that damn Bed Bath & Beyond. #INSPIRED
But enough about our nonexistent love life! The time has come to take a look back at all the romance of 2013 and give mad props to those who’ve successfully found (or held on to) love this past year.
JAY Z AND BEYONCÉ
And, guess what? YOU’RE RIGHT!
Just watch the dictionary-definition power couple’s “Drunk In Love” video, which is essentially a montage of the Knowles-Carters being the sexiest married couple ever on the beach — nay, ALL THE BEACHES.
And let’s not forget about when Bey and Jay arrived at the 2013 presidential inauguration like straight-up American royalty. NEED WE SAY MORE?
No, but that won’t stop us, because they are also the parents of perfect little Blue Ivy, who is basically the most flawless Ibiza-going toddler ever to be birthed.
Now we’re finished.
KATY PERRY AND JOHN MAYER
In between all the whispering of sweet, sweet nothings (see John casually cooing into Katy’s ear at the 2013 Grammy Awards) and coordinated couple’s outfits (see that one time Katy and John wore matching ensembles for Valentine’s Day and the Fourth Of July), the year was RICH in #JATY love.
But the real fun began when Katy and John started prepping for the official release of “Who You Love,” staging super touchy-feely photo shoots and riding a not-so-vaguely sexual mechanical bull in the track’s video.”
an implied penis a confetti gun doesn’t scream romance, then we don’t know what does!
JOE JONAS & BLANDA EGGENSCHWILER
No, it’s not just because of their impeccable bone structures, hard bodies, or coiffed brows. It’s the fact that they’re the one couple on this list that’s, like, tooootally under the romantic radar!
Sure, we’ve seen the “First Time” singer and his ladyfriend on the red carpet together, and we’ve seen them holding hands while taking a casual stroll through NYC. But, like, that’s kind of it, and we dig that.
Of course, we’d obviously not object to Blanda starring in the video for Joe’s presumably forthcoming solo single (R.I.P., Jonas Brothers!). But it’s also totally cool if she doesn’t! Because #understated.
KIM KARDASHIAN AND KANYE WEST
In between making sweet motorcycle love to each other in “Bound 2” and all those coordinated outfits of exclusively non-colorful neutrals, Kimye had a baby! Predictably, little North West is super-adorable — not to mention probably the only celebrity bb to have a private playdate with Blue Ivy.
Basically, what we’re saying is: Try and top that, 2014! (Actually, since Kimye’s nuptials will likely take place in 2014, prepare to see this duo top our list next year, too.)
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