People have a tendency to get attached to couples on the big screen, despite the fact that the only time sparks fly between them is when the cameras are rolling. We know that what they’re saying is completely scripted, yet we can’t help but want to see them get a real-life happily-ever-after.
When it comes to on-screen couples, these are the ones we want to see together off screen:
Baby & Johnny
The Dirty Dancing duo had a story book courtship from the start: She was the daddy’s girl without dating experience, he was the bad boy with a heart of gold that her dad didn’t want her to see, and they were brought together by– what else– dancing! Which girl didn’t wish that she was Baby when he sweetly lifted her above his head? For years the rumor mill turned saying that the two of them were living together and were madly in love, when in reality they disliked each other so much that they didn’t even talk in between takes, let alone on their spare time. Rumor has it Swayze spent his time trying to meet local women around set, and Jennifer spent hers talking about what a dick he was.
Zack & Kelly
The reigning king and queen of Bayside set the standard for ‘cool high school couple’ in TV. When they got married in their almost-Vegas wedding episode, girls and guys alike around the world were crushed and elated. Despite their chemistry on screen, they insist that they’re nothing but good friends and have both married other people since.
Jack & Rose
What is it about Leo and Kate that makes us want to see them together so badly?! Was it the fact that their sex scene in Titanic was the best ever, or was it something else? When she divorced her husband this year and he split with long-time girlfriend Bar, people assumed that naturally they’d get together. It wasn’t long before Kate was dating a felly Britt Burberry model and Leo was seen dating one of the stars of Gossip Girl. I guess the hopes of their relationship went down with the Titanic.
Corey & Topanga
For 20-somethings, Corey and Topanga were the prime example of a perfect couple. They met in grade school, started dating in high school, and eventually married in college. We literally got to see them grow up together, and seeing them now with other people is like learning that your best friends are getting divorced. Heartbreaker.
Allie & Noah
These two actually were a couple in real life for a few years. Once they wrapped the notebook, we got to see a steamy real-life kiss between them on the MTV Awards, which fueled the fan fire to see them together. Then they broke up, making it just that much sadder to watch the Notebook.
Seth & Summer
These two were the other pair on this list that were together in real life, but in a case of good timing, the broke up right as their characters broke up on the show. Talk about life imitating art.
Jim & Pam
Come on! They’re just perfect for each other. I don’t need to explain this one.
Ennis & Jack
In what is still known as the best LGBT love story to date, we saw two people had the odds against them love and lose. Jake died in the movie which made fans want to see them together even more in real life, but then Heath Ledger died himself.
Even though we know these couples started in our DVD players, we want to see them keep going in real life!