Nothing invigorates my tired, decrepit, end-of-the-week body more than a good, healthy dose of #ThrowbackThursday, or #TBT, if you will. Some find it annoying and attention-getting, but let me tell you fun haters something — you're wrong. How else would we get fantastically embarrassing photos of our friends so readily? Or, in terms of celebrities, how would we ever know that two Hollywood moguls once bonded together over questionable fashion and poorly shaped eyebrows? What I mean is, if you haven't seen the picture Mark Wahlberg posted of himself and Jennifer Lopez from the 1998 VMAs, you haven't lived.
While I can't thank Wahlberg enough for sharing the picture, it did bring to mind a few things. Mainly, who the hell knew that they were even friends? OK, maybe they're not friends, but who knew these two ever even met? I suppose Hollywood's a bit of a small town with an everyone knows everyone type of deal, but it's just interesting to think about what could have brought these stars together and caused them to hang out at the VMAs of all places. So let's ruminate, shall we? What oh what could have caused those crazy kids to bond at an awards show sixteen years ago...
THEIR APPRECIATION OF UNDERWEAR
Wahlberg: So, you like underwear?
Lopez: *Nods head*
Wahlberg: *sighs* Me too.
NICKNAMES THEY'RE GOING TO REGRET IN 10 YEARS OR LESS
As Us Weekly so aptly reminds us of their former monikers, "Marky Mark" and "Jenny from the Block."
THEIR MUTUAL BELIEF IN FATED ROMANCES
Little known fact: Mark is a HUGELY into rom-coms. I'm guessing...
THEY BOTH REALIZE THEY DRINK WATER TO STAY ALIVE
Hydration bonds us all.
THEIR LOVE OF HIP HOP AND R&B
Wahlberg's turn at rapping was... questionable.
THEIR ADMISSION TO PEAKING AT THEIR GIFTS ON CHRISTMAS EVE
They are human, after all.
BUT MOSTLY, THEIR RHYTHMIC PROWESS
Slow down, guys. Those moves are going to hurt somebody.
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