11 Celebrities Who Never Attended the Met Gala

If you’re an A-list celebrity (or, at this point, a relatively popular TikTok star), you’ll likely be invited to the Met Gala. While the annual event is infamous for its highly coveted guest list, it is not Really Hard to get an invite. Basically (unless you get banned…which is a thing), you just have to be super popular, culturally relevant, and part of the zeitgeist. But strangely, some of the most relevant people in the industry have yet to attend the Met Gala, and some are kind of shocking? Important:


CBS coverage of Adele for one night only

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Couldn’t be more of an A-list, but nope, she never was! In fact, Adele directly skipped the Met Gala in 2021 for an In-N-Out Burger, a decision we can all respect.

Paris Hilton

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Despite her friend Kim Kardashian being a regular attendee, Paris Hilton never attended the Met Gala. But her sister, Nicky Hilton, showed up again in 2001!

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Vanity Fair Oscars 2022 hosted by Radhika Jones

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It’s unclear why Will and Jada never showed up (they were supposed to be invited!), but it seems doubtful that they will make an appearance this year given that Will is in India for spiritual purposes after the Oscars controversy.

Meryl Streep

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on the red carpet

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Perhaps Meryl is the most famous actress of all time? However, she has never attended the Met Gala. However, she is said to have been on the verge of being a co-chair of the Met Gala in 2020, but the event has been called off due to the pandemic and she hasn’t stepped back into that role.

Jennifer Aniston

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“Kai, this is honestly shocking. There’s no clue as to why JenAn never goes to the Met Gala, I think she’s simply too cool for things like this!”

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie visits the United Nations

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Glamorous celebrity events aren’t really a thing for Angie, so that’s no shocker. And before you ask…

Brad Pitt

Foxes in the twentieth century premiere

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Angelina and Jennifer’s ex-Brad Pitt also didn’t attend the Met Gala despite being all sorts of A-listers.

Dolly Parton

Day 3 Glastonbury Festival

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The Met would be lucky to have it, but it simply isn’t its vibe!

Britney Spears

2016 Billboard Music Awards red carpet

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Britney’s previous guardianship made it so, so she’s not completely in control of the events she’s attended, so fans hope she’ll answer the attendee’s invitation yes soon.

Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Northern Ireland

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Duchess Meghan never went to the Met Gala despite being very famous and influential, but now that she and Prince Harry have settled into their new life in America, Maybe She may debut soon.

I think we should wait and see!

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