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12 super-awkward celebrity encounters you can never un-see

Don't look at us; we're still trying to pretend this never happened

By NAOMI GORDON & ELLE team  July 10th, 2017

There’s nowhere to run. There’s nowhere to hide. And not even a sassy hair flick can save you. When a celebrity slips up in front of the paps, please know that the moment is eternalised for all posterity at the rate of 30 frames per second. Virat Kohli came off as the moody boyfriend at Manish Malhotra’s 50th bash, while Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was left to save face after Abhishek stormed off the red carpet.

Prepare for some major oops moments below.

12 awkward celebrity confrontations we need to undo

Kesha and Jerry Seinfeld

Pop star Kesha trying to give comedian Jerry Seinfeld a hug, not once but twice before being plied-off with a polite, "no, thank you," is almost too painful to watch. Kesha did what we all would in the circumstances: covered her face with her hair and ran off to pretend it never happened. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

Was Gigi just being a loyal friend to Harry's reported exes Kendall Jenner and Taylor Swift when she snubbed the One Direction singer but went in for big, happy hugs with his fellow band members? The pair awkwardly shook hands instead, and when Harry tapped her on the arm as he walked away, Gigi's face turned to stone, and we were all left shivering in her shade.

Jennifer Lawrence and Jack Nicholson

Just as J.Law was coming to terms with her Best Actress Oscar win, Jack Nicholson came a lurking while gently moping his fevered brow with a hanky (which really didn't help matters).

After telling her she looked just like an old girlfriend of his, the actor seemed to vanish back into the crowd as quickly as he had first appeared. But just when you thought it was safe to remove the cushion from your face, Jack was back again...

"I'll be waiting," were his parting words to Jennifer. More scary than The Shining.

Ryan Reynolds and Kylie Jenner

An invite to the Met Gala, a stunning Versace dress, and a table seat next to Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds. And still Kylie Jenner looked like she would rather be at home watching Love Island. Even when power couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend came over for a powwow, the 19-year-old reality star was pictured playing on her phone. Teenagers, eh?

Amy Schumer and Kanye West

Amy Schumer was not worthy when she fell on her face before Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the Time red carpet. Obviously Kanye saw the funny side though, and laughed it off.

Nah, not really. He pulled standard grumpy Kanye face of course.

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Charlize Theron and Sean Penn

Surely the most awkward red carpet hug of all time has to go to former couple Charlize and Sean at the premiere of their film at Cannes. Make it go away.

Scarlett Johansson and John Travolta

It's probably best as a rule to greet someone from the front, rather than stealth-like from behind. But Scarlett Johansson insisted her encounter with John Travolta was in fact "very sweet and totally welcome". Phew.

Bella Hadid and The Weeknd

This was the awkward moment Bella came face to face with her ex boyfriend The Weeknd. But it was while she was strutting her sexy stuff on the catwalk for Victoria's Secret, so swings and roundabouts...

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma

Given their run-ins with the vicious underbelly of Indian Twitter, Virat Kohli can probably feel justified for wanting to keep his relationship with Anushka Sharma under wraps. A fact that was clearly visible when an excited Anushka had to visibly dig in her heels and (verbally) strong-arm the Indian team captain into posing for the fotogs gathered outside Manish Malhotra's house for his grand 50th bash. Not awkward at all. 

Deepika Padukone on Ellen Degeneres's show

Hard as we try, we simply cannot undo the vocal vomit that Deepika Padukone served up on her debut on The Ellen Degeneres Show. "I mean in my head I think, like yeah, [Vin Diesel and I] are together and we have this amazing chemistry, and we live together and we have these amazing babies!" she exclaimed. God bless the fragments of Ranveer Singh's ego.

Lea Michele and Jessica Lange

Unfortunately Glee star Lea had to learn the hard way that you wait for Hollywood legend Jessica Lange to approach you, not the other way around.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan

The premiere of the critically acclaimed Sarabjit was Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's night to shine, but a visibly miffed Abhishek unfortunately decided otherwise. Possibly tired of all the attention being given to Aishwarya, he first denied her (many) painful attempts to hold his hand, and then walked out of the photo-op citing that she was the one they wanted to click anyway. Aishwarya tried to save face and soon fled the scene. We believe the word you're looking for is "Ouch."