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It’s the 8th anniversary of this iconic Bruno Mars photobomb

Time flies.

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Published Apr 29, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 9:00 pm CDT

There are lots of moments in history that our nation should be proud of. For example:

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The signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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Neil Armstrong walking on the moon.

Barack Obama‘s election as this county’s first black president.

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But no other moment in American history is as important as this one.

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That’s right. It’s the 8-year anniversary of a not-so famous Bruno Mars fangirling over an already famous Pete Wentz. 

It feels like it was just yesterday when we all first witnessed this iconic snapshot. It’s crazy to think that there was a time when Pete Wentz was more famous than Bruno Mars. I mean, Pete is still pretty famous, but Bruno performed at the Super Bowl with Beyoncé, which means that he’s now in a different echelon entirely.  

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Things were different in 2008. Bush was still president.

The housing bubble was collapsing.

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And Ashton Kutcher wasn’t even on Twitter yet.

But most importantly, a pre-fame Bruno Mars wasn’t afraid to show his thirst for Pete Wentz. So happy 8-year anniversary of Bruno Mars stanning for Pete Wentz in a candid photo. We thank you for reminding us to never hold back about our celebrity crushes.

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*First Published: Apr 29, 2016, 5:06 pm CDT