Addison Rae and Tanner Buchanan kissed at the MTV Movie Awards—and fans are not sure how to feel

We did not see this coming

Addison Rae and Tanner Buchanan pose backstage during the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards at the Hollywood Palladium
(Image credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter/2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards / Contributor)

With Award season comes many stand-out, dramatic moments—from female directors dominating at the Oscars 2021, to Little Mix making history at the BRIT Awards. The MTV Movie Awards, like any good awards show, was no different—although none of us saw this coming.

Fans have been left very divided by a live, on-stage kiss between Addison Rae and her ‘He’s all that’ co-star, Tanner Buchanan, at the MTV Movie Awards.

They took to the stage to present the ‘Best Kiss Award’ but before announcing the winner the two went into a very intense make-out session, live on TV.

Some fans were left completely speechless and shocked by the kiss, one fan wrote: “did I Just see Tanner Buchanan Kiss Addison Rae?” 

Others were left delighted by the kiss between the two stars of the remake of the 90’s classic She’s All That. Fans said they loved the idea of the couple, because who doesn’t love a fictional couple having a real-life romance?

One fan tweeted: “I ship Addison Rae and Tanner Buchanan.”

Other MTV viewers, however, were not so impressed by the exchange. Many fans took to social media to express how awkward and hard to watch they’d found the kiss.

One wrote: “I hope Addison Rae knows everyone hated whatever the hell that kiss was on stage so she knows to never do it again.”

Another said: “me when i first saw the video of addison rae kissing someone on my tl lmao”

And a third posted: “If I had to see Addison Rae kissing Tanner Buchanan, you do too.”

Whether you love or hate the kiss—is it really an awards show without a little bit of cringe and a new celebrity pairing?

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.