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Here is a list of 2021's top trending moments in pop culture

Here is a list of 2021's top trending moments in pop culture
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2021 might be coming to an end in just a few weeks, but before we forget this *unforgettable* year… Let’s take a look back at some of the top trending stories in pop culture, shall we?:

Bernie Sanders’ mittens

If only Bernie Sanders has known that his innocent wardrobe decision on that cold January morning would turn into one of the greatest memes of 2021… #Mittengate.


Squid Game

Squid Game became one of the most talked about Netflix shows, probably ever. 


Pete Davidson dates… everyone

Alright, we’ll admit that we’re exaggerating with this one. But, it truly does feel like everyone in Hollywood has fallen madly in love with him, right?! 

Okay, maybe it’s just us…

Olivia Rodrigo debuts Sour album

Olivia Rodrigo brought back everything we loved about the 2000’s and made it cool again with this album… From her songs, music videos, and fashion choices. This was the year of Olivia Rodrigo - and we loved every bit of it. 


Friends: The Reunion

One of the most talked about reunions of this year hands down goes to Friends: The Reunion. From guest appearances like Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, to jaw dropping moments like David Schwimmer admitting his love for Jennifer Aniston… It was everything fans could have ever wanted and more.


Meghan and Harry sit down with Oprah 

Oprah Winfrey helped Meghan Makle, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry set the record straight in an exclusive televised special on CBS that had, literally, everyone talking.


Kim Kardashian files for divorce

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian became nothing more than co-parents in 2021. While Kim was caught holding hands with Pete Davidson on rollercoasters, Kanye shouted his love for his ex from the rooftops (or media outlets). While we still don’t know how this story will end… We just hope that their daughter North has learned her lesson to not go on TikTok Live without her mom’s permission.


Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck rekindle their love

Despite living in 2021… Emotionally, we were all transported back to 2004 with the return of Bennifer. From bikini pics on yachts, to holding hands outside of fancy restaurants, "Bennifer" is back and better than ever.


Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker get engaged

After years of Kourtney and Scott Disick’s on-and-off relationship having unfolded before our eyes on KUWTK, Kourtney finally found her happily ever after with Travis Barker. Congrats to the happy couple!


Britney Spears’ conservatorship comes to an end

Finally, we saved the best one for last… 

Britney Spears’ 13-year-long conservatorship finally came to an end. From documentaries, protests, to public court hearings - Britney and her fans came together to speak out on the very ugly reality that the popstar had been living. The #FreeBritney movement was one of the most celebrated moments of 2021 for fans, women, and people everywhere. 

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