These New Celebrity Couples of 2021 Are All About the PDA

These new celebrity couples are eager to share their love for one another with the world

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Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey

Lori Harvey, Michael B. Jordan
Lori Harvey and Michael B. Jordan. Lori Harvey/Instagram

Is that the "golden hour" or just the glow of being beautiful and in love? PEOPLE's reigning Sexiest Man Alive Michael B. Jordan and girlfriend Lori Harvey have been packing on the PDA this summer as they vacation together.

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The pair shared a video of the pair getting cozy in an infinity pool, with Harvey captioning her post, "Thank you God."

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Meanwhile, Jordan posted a video of the pair sitting on the beach, captioned, "Best feeling in the world..." And with that, we have never felt more single.

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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck
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What's old is new again as Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck make us nostalgic for the early aughts with another trip around "the block." The pair were spotted sharing a kiss while at dinner in Malibu and a snuggly stroll while in the Hamptons.

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Ben Afleck and Jennifer Lopez
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After making their red carpet re-debut at the Venice Film Festival, the pair once again locked lips on the carpet at the 2021 Met Gala — this time, through their masks. If that's not dedication to PDA, we don't know what is!

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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker

Kourtney Kardashian and new beau Travis Barker made things official back in February 2021, and have swiftly managed to snag the title of King and Queen of PDA.

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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker kiss during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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They've only got eyes for each other! In July 2021, the pair attended the UFC 264 fight in Las Vegas, and took a gamble on a very public makeout session. Okay, lovebirds, eyes on the sporting event, please!

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Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox

Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox
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Sure, sure, Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox have been showing off their relationship since late last summer, but they still act like a new couple, and that's what is really important here. Plus, they clearly live by the motto: Sun's out, tongues out.

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Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox
Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox. Rich Fury/Getty

Talk about tongue-tied! Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox had a touching (get it?) moment at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.

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Brian Austin Green and Sharna Burgess

Brian Austin Green, Sharna Burgess
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Fox's estranged husband, actor Brian Austin Green, looks like he has also moved on, and there's some PDA to prove it. Green captioned a photo of the pair smooching at Animal Kingdom in Disney World, "It's been a really long time since I've been with someone I can truly share life with. ❤️."

Burgess responded in the comments, "There's no one else I could ever imagine sharing it with. I love you ♥️."

Okay, you two, that's enough cuteness for today.

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Phoebe Dynevor and Pete Davidson

Phoebe Dynevor and Pete Davidson attend day 6 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 03, 2021 in London, England.
Phoebe Dynevor and Pete Davidson. Karwai Tang/WireImage

The Bridgerton star and the SNL comedian split in August, but their PDA-packed debut at Wimbledon in July earned them a spot on this year's most loved-up list. The then-new couple got cozy court-side, snuggling up to each other and sharing a few sweet kisses.

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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky
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Looks like A$AP Rocky makes Rihanna feel like she's the only girl in the world! PEOPLE confirmed that the couple were dating in November 2020, and in the pair have been making us jealous ever since — they were recently spotted getting cozy while shooting a music video in N.Y.C. in July 2021.

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Kat Dennings & Andrew W.K.

The couple — who announced their engagement in May 2021 — clearly have a 'more is more' policy when it comes to showing off their whirlwind romance on Instagram.

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Vanessa Hudgens and Cole Tucker

Vanessa Hudgens
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Vanessa Hudgens obviously thinks she hit a home run when she met Cole Tucker of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The actress confirmed her relationship on Valentine's Day, and the couple hasn't been shy about showing off their love.

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Vanessa Hudgens Instagram
Vanessa Hudgens Instagram

Jump for his love! In one Instagram post, Hudgens called Tucker "All I need."

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Taika Watiti and Rita Ora

Rita Ora and Taika Waititi
Rita Ora and Taika Waititi. Rita Ora/Instagram

The pair first sparked dating rumors when Ora posted a photo cuddled up to the director. "Good times, memories, random things on my phone and the ones I love..❤️" Ora captioned a carousel containing the photo.

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Rita Ora And Taika Waititi
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But no photo encapsulated the "summer of spit swapping" quite as much as the wild, PDA-filled moment that included the pair and actress Tessa Thompson that came weeks after those dating rumors. The trio were photographed cuddling outdoors at Waititi's home in Sydney, Australia, engaging in PDA as they sat in front of a small table of drinks.

Thompson and Ora were seated on either side of the director, and in one photo were shown sharing a kiss with one another. The pics swiftly went viral.

When asked about the photos, Waititi said, "I think in the world of the internet, everything goes away pretty quick. And also, 'Is it that big a deal?' No, not really. I was doing nothing wrong. It's fine."

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Lena Dunham and Luis Felber

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The Girls creator has never been one to hold back on social media — and has shared a number of sweet tributes to her musician boyfriend on Instagram since the pair went public with their relationship in June.

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Halle Berry and Van Hunt

Halle Berry
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While Berry and her beau went technically made their romance official in September 2020, the steady stream of PDA-packed photos and videos didn't start until 2021. From clips of them hip-bumping each other in their underwear to shots of them smooching at sea, the loved-up pair can't seem to get enough of each other.

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Mod Sun and Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne - Mod Sun
Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun. Mod Sun/Instagram

PDA goes punk! Lavigne and Mod Sun first sparked romance rumors in February, after they were spotted grabbing dinner together in L.A. The duo released a single together, "Flames," in January, and the "Sk8er Boi" singer said they "had an immediate connection from the first day in the studio."

"I'm so lucky, I love this girl so much😍," Mod Sun captioned a shot of him kissing Lavigne.

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Avril Lavigne - Mod Sun

The pair made a steamy red carpet debut at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12, where they shared a smooch ahead of the awards show.

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