An ex-husband crashing the ceremony and almost ruining the day is not the only headline-worthy event from Britney Spears’ Thursday wedding. The day also saw the recreation of one of American Pop culture and TV history’s most shocking and iconic moment, the Britney-Madonna kiss performance at the 2003 VMAs.

Britney and Madonna's kiss at the 2003 VMAs
The controversial yet iconic moment on the 2003 VMAs stage

Britney Spears: not your classic blushing bride

Britney Spears got married to Sam Asghari, in a beautiful wedding, after dating each other for about 5 years. The quirky bride was a sight to behold in the ravishing red Versace dress. But unlike other brides, she couldn’t keep her smooches for the “Now you may kiss the bride” moment. The 40 years old ‘Make me…’  singer was captured locking lips at the reception with Madonna, 63, recreating the iconic 2003 VMAs moment 19 years later.

Britney and Madonna
Britney and Madonna recreated the iconic kiss from the 2003 VMAs

Madonna had donned a colorful gown for the ceremony. The blondies closed their eyes as they shared the brief albeit hot kiss.

We’re “just friends”, in need and indeed

The original infamous and controversial moment, though still shocking to the ones who witnessed it, brought the Princess of Pop and Queen of Pop quite close to each other as friends. Reports say that the ‘Material Girl’ singer “has always had a soft spot” for Spears and even “offered to help in any way” as she fought long and hard to end her controversial conservatorship.

Madonna’s appearance at Spears’ fairy-tale wedding to Asghari, 28, marked their first public reunion since the legal arrangement was terminated in November 2021.

Other celebrities who graced the occasion with their presence were Paris Hilton, Drew Barrymore, Selena Gomez and Donatella Versace, the latter of whom designed Spears’ gown as well.

Fans can’t get enough of it!

Be it the original VMAs moment 19 years ago, or today, fans can’t help but let the nostalgia set in and simmer in its embrace.

Angry exes and loving smooches

Spears, Madonna and Aguilera
Britney Spears, Madonna and Christina Aguilera performing at the 2003 VMAs

The 2003 VMAs moment was not iconic only because of the two smooching women, but also because of the reactions that ensued. The performance was by a trio: Spears, Madonna and Christina Aguilera, and after locking lips with Spears, Madonna had turned to Aguilera and shared a moment with her too, but the cameras couldn’t capture that because they were more focussed on ‘Mirrors’ singer, Justin Timberlake, whom Britney had just split up with.

Justin Timberlake
Recently broken up with Spears, Timberlake did not look impressed watching the on-stage kiss

Funny how there is always a pissed-off ex whenever the pop divas kiss. Be it the one silently sitting and enduring in the audience, or the one creating a ruckus on her wedding day.

Also Read: Every VIP Guest Attending Britney Spears & Sam Asghari’s High Profile Wedding

Source: Glamour, Page Six

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