In case you missed it, Tuesday night was the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, and — of course — the stars were out. And as with any good star-studded event, the backstage pics were cute, wholesome, and even a little bit surprising. Here's a look at some fun behind-the-scenes celeb moments captured on camera: 1. Shakira was honored with the Video Vanguard Award and brought the most adorable dates — her sons, Milan and Sasha, who cheered on their mama: Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for MTV Christopher Polk / Variety via Getty Images 3. Speaking of Selena, she shared a sweet moment with Rema, whom she collaborated with on the VMA-winning song "Calm Down" — the duo won the show's first-ever VMA for Best Afrobeats: Mike Coppola / Getty Images for MTV 4. Taylor Swift shared a hug with Sabrina Carpenter, who supported her on her most recent Eras Tour dates: Theo Wargo / Getty Images for MTV 5. Halle and Chloe Bailey shared a sweet sisterly moment backstage, and I just love this duo: John Shearer / Getty Images for MTV 6. They also sweetly chatted with Taylor Swift: John Shearer / Getty Images for MTV 7. Dove Cameron passed on the Best New Artist baton to this year's winner, Ice Spice: Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images 8. Yeonjun from TXT posed with Anitta backstage — she debuted her song "Back for More" with the band at the show: John Shearer / Getty Images for MTV 9. Shakira and Karol G shared a sweet hug as they accepted the award for Best Collab together: Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for MTV 10. Also, Karol G shared a laugh with Nicki Minaj in the audience... Christopher Polk / Variety via Getty Images 11. ...and struck a pose with Nelly Furtado: Christopher Polk / Variety via Getty Images 12. We also got a glimpse of how fun and silly it can get backstage, with Sabrina Carpenter cracking up while chatting with Yeonjun: Johnny Nunez / Getty Images for MTV 13. Kelsea Ballerini and Chase Stokes (who were also having a couples red moment) shared a moment with Bebe Rexha backstage: John Shearer / Getty Images for MTV 14. The pair also posed with Reneé Rapp... John Shearer / Getty Images for MTV 15. ...and Billy Porter! John Shearer / Getty Images for MTV 16. NSYNC goofed around backstage — the group reunited to present the Best Pop Award to Taylor Swift: John Shearer / Getty Images for MTV 17. Lil Nas X and Ice Spice struck a pose together: Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for MTV 18. Diddy and his son King Combs celebrated the big night — Diddy had accepted the Global Icon Award and performed a medley of his hits: Taylor Hill / FilmMagic 19. Finally, Taylor Swift, alongside her cinematographer Rina Yang and editor Chancler Haynes, posed with her MASSIVE new collection of Moon People: Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for MTV Check out all of our VMAs coverage here.