#Movies & TV
15 TV and Movie Romances That Should Have Happened IRL
by Sierra Burgos
Sometimes, the onscreen chemistry between two people is way too believable to be scripted. We can’t help but wish that these onscreen couples would just fall in love IRL.
Jim and Pam from The Office
They’re arguably the best couple to ever exist in the world of TV romances. Viewers had a front row seat for all 9 seasons of their chemistry, and we’re still disappointed that Jenna Fischer and John Krasinksi aren’t married in real life. When a caller on Watch What Happens Live asked about the obvious sparks between the two, Jenna said, “John and I have real chemistry. There’s like a real part of me that is Pam and a real part of him that’s Jim and those parts of us were genuinely in love with one another. But in real life we aren’t totally Pam and totally Jim, so in real life we’re not the perfect match… he was like a type of spouse that I had for a long time, he was my partner and we will always be close because of it.” Aww!
Rory and Jess from Gilmore Girls
Sure, Alexis’s Bledel’s Rory had a few relationships (are you #TeamDean, #TeamLogan, or #TeamJess?), but we definitely think that Jess was the best guy for her. The timing was just never right for them, so we have our fingers crossed that Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) will return and swoop Rory off her feet in the Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix.
Will and Elizabeth from Pirates of the Caribbean
We’ve figured out why Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley aren’t together: their extreme hotness would be too much for the world to handle. But seriously, they are two of the most beautiful humans to walk this earth and we’ve always wished they’d get together IRL. We’re still holding out hope.
Jesse and Becky from Full House
Have mercy! Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky were basically the founders of relationship goals. Full House wouldn’t have been the same without them. Although they’re both happily married to different people, John Stamos once called Lori Loughlin the one that got away. Honestly, we’re still telling ourselves that they’re actually married.
Noah and Allie from The Notebook
Perhaps one of the greatest love stories of all time, The Notebook had viewers everywhere wondering where they could find their own Noah. Never forget the 2005 MTV Movie Awards when the couple won best kiss for their makeout sessions in The Notebook, and they RECREATED it onstage for everyone to freak out over. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling did give the whole real-life relationship thing a go, but sadly, it didn’t work out.
Marshall and Lily from How I Met Your Mother
Lilypad and Marshmallow are the perfect example of marrying your best friend. While Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan might not be the real-world couple of our dreams, their TV relationship is cheesy and fun, and they’re real with one another. Because that’s love, bitch.
Blaine and Kurt from Glee
Okay, Darren Criss and Chris Colfer were definitely the cutest gay couple on television. We rooted for them through everything, from the make ups to the break ups, and we’ll always ship them together. Not to mention they’re both devilishly good looking.
Chuck and Blair from Gossip Girl
Chuck and Blair: they’re the ultimate power couple. Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester’s characters love to scheme together, and although they can be dysfunctional and sometimes fight, they always find a way back to each other (and really, they made arguing look hot). Believe it or not, “chair” (Chuck + Blair) make each other better. “Three words. Eight letters. Say it and I’m yours.” *swoon*
Rose and Jack from The Titanic
Ah, yes. The perfect Hollywood couple that never was. Fans everywhere freak out every time Kate Winslet and Leo DiCaprio reunite, because maybe (just maybe), they’ll realize they’re actually in love and stop all this “just friends” nonsense. Kate always seems to be the first person to congratulate Leo, and vice versa. They’re just always in sync, and we’ll forever wish that Kate DiCaprio was a thing.
Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy from The Amazing Spider-Man
We were heartbroken last year when Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone called it quits after four years of dating. We totally shipped them together in The Amazing Spider-Man and wanted them to get married and have little quirky, adorable children together. RIP.
Ross and Rachel from Friends
You GUYS. They’re lobsters! For 10 seasons we agonized over Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer’s scripted relationship, waiting for them to realize that they’re meant for each other. We watched them break up and make up, date other people, get married in Vegas, get divorced, have a child, and finally fall in love. But we knew from the very beginning, when Rach showed up in a wedding dress, that they were the perfect match.
Lucy and Ricky from I Love Lucy
If only Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s marriage lasted IRL. They were a riot to watch on I Love Lucy, somehow always getting themselves into the most hilarious of situations. They’ll always be one of the best TV couples to ever exist.
Pat and Tiffany from Silver Linings Playbook
Pat thought that Nikki was the woman he wanted, but he soon realized that he loved Tiffany from the day he met her. She stood by him through the worst times in his life, when Nikki did not, and for that, they are an amazing couple. When Pat chased Tiffany at the end of the film, he said, “The only way you could meet my crazy is by doing something crazy yourself.” They’re both a bit crazy, but that’s why they work so perfectly together, and why we will forever wish Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence was a real-life romance.
Meredith and Derek from Grey’s Anatomy
Oh McDreamy, why’d you have to die?! Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo’s characters were supposed to be together forever. It all started with a one night stand, and you’ve been a fan favorite since then. Who could forget the time Meredith mapped out their future house using candles? Or when Derek proposed in the elevator surrounded by brain scans? You two will forever be #RelationshipGoals.