Jennifer Love Hewitt posts her 'VMAs moment' with ex Carson Daly from nearly 20 years ago

Jennifer Love Hewitt is throwing it back to the '90s!

The 39-year-old actress took to Instagram to share her MTV Video Music Awards memory in honor of the 2018 ceremony, which took place Monday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

In the pic from the 1998 VMAs red carpet, the former Party of Five star is posing with her then-boyfriend and former MTV TRL host, Carson Daly. Hewitt looks like a total a '90s cool girl in a black, sparkly mini dress with translucent sleeves, and spiral curls in her hair. Meanwhile, Daly, while cuddling up against the actress, made sure to gel his hair for the occasion and is dressed in a dark suit that appears slightly too big.

"In honor of the VMA red carpet tonight. This was my VMA moment," she captioned the pic. "Someone said that hair was cute. We are no longer friends lol. Wow that was a long time ago. #throwback #vmaredcarpet #ifeeloldaf."

After some fans assumed Hewitt was referring to Daly with the "no longer friends" remark, she took to the comments section to clarify what she meant.

"Guys I didn't mean Carson and I are not friends! I meant in a joking way the person who told me my hair looked good lol," she explained.

Daly and Hewitt dated from 1997 to 1998, before Hewitt reportedly ended the relationship via her publicist. In 2000, Daly, 45, told People that he "woke up to Howard Stern telling me my relationship with [Jennifer] was over."

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Most scandalous red carpet looks in VMAs history

If you thought Coco Austin's exposed G-string in 2005 was scandalous enough, wait until you see the front of her look ... The man's face says it all! Be warned, it's definitely NSFW.

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Even in body-positive 2016, we're totally blushing over Austin's busty look.

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Britney Spears was on the verge of a wardrobe malfunction at the 1999 show in a partially-buttoned, totally sheer buttondown with carefully-placed feathered accents.

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How 2000s is this look? Christina Aguilera flaunted her flat abs in a racy scarf tied as a bra top, tiny denim mini and black leather boots.

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Before Miley Cyrus made pasties her wardrobe staple, Lil' Kim let it all hang out in an asymmetrical jumpsuit that left her left breast exposed, save for a shell-shaped pasty, of course!

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One year after her infamous Robin Thicke performance, Miley Cyrus shocked again in nothing but suspenders and a loincloth.

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Here's a classic! Rose McGowan totally set the standard in 1998 when she stepped onto the red carpet in a barely-there frock that was really a collection of strings.

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The front of her mesh frock left her entire body -- and her leopard-print thong -- exposed.

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Carmen Electra sizzled in a tunic-esque black gown with just a five pieces of hardware keeping the frock together.

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We doubt Pam Anderson could breathe in this dangerously cinched corset top!

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Nicki Minaj left little to the imagination in 2015 in this busty gold gown with sheer panels.

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Model Erin Wasson flaunted her svelte figure in a sheer body-hugging gown with exposed undies.

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Amber Rose looked inspired by Rose McGowan in this sparkly, chain-adorned number in 2014.

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Britney Spears' tiny gold minidress looked like it was painted on to her fit figure.

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Pamela Anderson definitely ditched her underwear under these hip-baring pants and caged bra top in 2001.

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Fergie played to some schoolgirl fantasy in these tiny Burberry-print hot pants, white buttondown crop top and knee-high boots.

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"Then I heard Steve Kmetko on E! say, 'Just off the Associated Press: Jennifer Love Hewitt and Carson Daly have officially broken up,'" he continued. 

Daly also recalled telling the actress, "If we were going to break up officially like this, maybe we could have just talked about it. I don't see why you had to tell your publicist. And now I have been publicly humiliated."

Following those comments in 2000, Hewitt stopped by Last Call with Carson Daly five years later, and the pair had a cringe-worthy interview, where the TV personality revealed that he had to get his tattoo of Hewitt's name covered up.


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