These Awkward Celebrity Encounters Are Cringeworthy AF

If you thought celebrities were immune to the awkwardness that comes with interacting with other fellow human beings — think again. From the uncomfortable “Is this a hug or a handshake?” to the infamous “Wave with no response,” your favorite celebrities dread these moments just as much as we do (maybe more — they have cameras on them all the time!).

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To make you feel a little bit better about that one time you accidentally called your teacher Dad, here are nine awkward celebrity interactions that are cringeworthy AF.

1. Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence’s confusing attempt at a hug

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Both starlets were at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote their new films (Mother! for Jen, Battle of the Sexes for Emma) when J-Law tried to go in for a hug. Whether Emma was pulling back because she was laughing, or was just not in the hugging mood, it was awkward AF.

2. Gigi Hadid’s formal handshake with Harry Styles 

What do you do when you run into two of your friends’ (Taylor Swift and Kendell Jenner’s) ex? Pretend to not know them and then warmly embrace their friends? That’s the route Gigi went in quite possibly the most awkward E! interview ever.

3. Emma Stone’s Golden Globes hug

Emma Stone’s at it again, and we kinda love her for it. When Emma won Best Actress for her roll in La La Land at the 2017 Golden Globes, she went in to hug her director, Damien Chazelle. There was just one problem, though. He was already kissing his girlfriend. Emma Stone apologized by saying, “That was weird!” But honestly, who cares! Girl just won a Golden Globe!

4. When Bella Hadid ran into her ex…on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show catwalk

Have you ever run into your ex while walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show? Yeah, us too. But when Bella Hadid walked the catwalk where The Weeknd was performing just weeks after their very public breakup, it was… uncomfortable. They handled it like pros though, both slaying their respective jobs for the night.

5. When Lady Gaga did not care that Leonardo DiCaprio was in her way 

When Lady Gaga won her Golden Globe for her work in American Horror Story: Hotel, she had one goal: get up to that freakin’ stage. With laser focus, she didn’t quite notice knocking Leonardo DiCaprio’s arm off of his chair. He sure did though! He gave an “Oh yikes, pardon me!” eyebrow raise after the incident, and a little part of us died inside for Gaga. And then another part of us loved her for being a boss.

6. When Ariana Grande was almost decapitated by angel wings

It was the cringe seen around the world! Ariana Grande was performing for the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show when a model’s wings almost knocked her over. Question: How does she manage to look so adorable while cringing? Asking for a friend.

7. When Kylie Jenner could not be bothered

While we think Ryan Reynolds is possibly the funniest man ever (have you seen his Twitter?), Kylie Jenner clearly doesn’t agree. She was seated next to Reynolds and Blake Lively at the Met Gala this year and looked bored AF. Even when Chrissy Teigen and John Legend came over for a chat, her phone was much more interesting.

8. When Lea Michele tried to say hello to Jessica Lange

…and Jessica Lange literally didn’t respond. One word: awkward.

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Skylar Harrison
Skylar Harrison

Skylar is both word and food obsessed and once cried over spilt guacamole. And no, she doesn't want to talk about it. Follow her at @skylarharrison.