What happens when two stars are trying to avoid famous ex's at an awards show? They find comfort in each other.
Evidence is provided here by Nick Lachey and Nicole Richie. The former spent the MTV Video Music Awards hoping he wouldn't run into Jessica Simpson (and her new rumored boy toy, John Mayer).
The latter, meanwhile, must've been aware that former best friend and current pathetic excuse for a singer, Paris Hilton was in the house. There was no need for Richie to hide in Lachey's arms, however.
All she had to do was turn sideways and no way Hilton was gonna see her.