Taylor Swift (33) dominates the MTV Video Music Awards. Thanks to her album “Midnights,” the artist took home several awards, including her fourth overall for Video of the Year, this time for “Anti-Hero.”

At the award show, which was broadcast from the Prudential Center in New Jersey, there was also a big surprise for Swift: the former boy band *NSYNC, consisting of Chris Kirkpatrick (51), JC Chasez (47), Justin Timberlake (42 ), Lance Bass (44) and Joey Fatone (46), honored the singer in the “Best Pop” category. Swift was also honored for best direction and song of the year, among other awards.

Swift’s colleague Shakira (46) was awarded the honorary “Video Vanguard Award”. The Colombian singer made her way to the stage by crowd surfing. According to US media reports, the artist also delivered a performance of her hits and won in the “Best Collaboration” category for “TQG” with Karol G (32).

At the awards ceremony, Shakira thanked people who “played a key role in my visual story,” as well as her label and her parents. She also addressed her two children, Milan (10) and Sasha (8), who accompanied her to the ceremony: “Thank you so much for cheering me up and making me feel like mom can do anything,” she said according to the two of them.

Shakira previously shone on the VMAs red carpet in a glamorous gold gown. Her sons wore coordinated outfits. They presented two black and yellow tracksuits and matching sneakers in the same design.

The children come from Shakira’s relationship with ex-footballer Gerard Piqué (36). The two met while filming the music video for their song “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, the official song of the 2010 World Cup. A little later they got together and were considered one of the big power couples for eleven years Sports and entertainment world. Their first son Milan was born at the beginning of 2013, and their second son Sasha followed at the beginning of 2015. The couple separated in 2022.