43 favorite fictional couples

Reposting from last year because it’s too good to leave in the archives.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, let’s talk about our favorite fictional couples. I asked on facebook and twitter for you to share your favorite fictional couple, and why you love ’em. Here’s what you said:


1. Anne and Gilbert, Anne of Green Gables. “I love them because of their long friendship and I love them both as people. Gilbert is a much richer character than many book heroes.

2. Anne Elliott and Frederick Wentworth, Persuasion. “She gets a second chance to write her wrong, and he forgives.” Also, “because they pined for each other all those years.

3. Lord Peter and Harriet Vane, in Dorothy Sayers’ Lord Peter mysteries. “Two self-sufficient, intelligent people and a beautiful display of the vulnerability involved in loving and allowing oneself to be loved.

4. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice

5. Jo and Laurie, Little Women. “I *wish* Jo and Laurie had been a couple.” 

6. Jo and Mr. Baehr.

7. Beatrice and Benedict, Much Ado About Nothing. “I love that they were smart and funny and perfectly happy being single, even adamantly so, and then their friends pointed out they might work better together than against one another. Also, the line, ‘Thou and I are too wise to woo peacably.’ “

8. Valancy and Barney Snaith, The Blue Castle.

9. Emma and Mr. Knightley, Emma.

10. Hannah and Nathan Coulter, Hannah Coulter.

11. Claire and Jamie, Outlander.

12. Christy and Todd, the Christy Miller series.

13. Jane and Mr. Rochester, Jane Eyre. “if I’m going literary….

14. Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, Harry Potter. “Total opposites, but they balance each other. I know Rowling didn’t intend them to be together, but she’s wrong. It’s better with Ron and Hermione.”

15. Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter. “…because of their mutual admiration and respect for one another and each other’s talents as well as the fact that they, too, were friends first.”

16. Peeta and Katniss, The Hunger Games. “She may not have been affectionate, but she was ready to die for him. Peeta was completely selfless.

17. Wesley and Buttercup from The Princess Bride. “Because nothing says love like a sense of humor.”

18. Margaret Hale and Mr. Thornton, North and South.

19. Pa and Ma Ingalls, Little House series. “I love the way they speak to one another so respectfully and I love that Ma doesn’t complain even when she clearly isn’t thrilled about all the adventuring, but she isn’t a doormat. She makes her thoughts known and when she has to put her foot down, she does and he listens. 🙂 “


20. Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt, Parks and Rec.

21. Eric and Tammi Taylor, Friday Night Lights. “Best portrait of a real (happy!) marriage I’ve ever seen on tv.” (I LOVE their seesaw marriage.)

22. Phil and Claire Dunphy, Modern Family.

23. Matthew and Mary, Downton Abbey. (Sob.)

24, Marshall and Lily, How I Met Your Mother. “Because they seem like a real couple with real problems yet they’re still so great together.”

25. Marshall Dillon and Miss Kitty, Gunsmoke. “My favorite couple that never was…

26. Jack and Kate, Lost. “…goofy I know but loved that story.”

27. Jim and Pam, The Office.

28. And Michael and Holly, The Office. “I love that he finally found someone who could match his goofiness and who appreciated his sweet thoughtfulness.”

29. Luke and Lorelei, Gilmore Girls.

30. Kevin and Winnie, The Wonder Years

31. Nathan and Hailey, One Tree Hill“I realize it’s an odd choice, but they married young and grew together. Plus they made it through a lot of adversity.”

32. Veronica and Logan, Veronica Mars. “I love to see Logan melt for Veronica.


33. Harry and Sally, When Harry Met Sally. “I like to think that the best husbands were once great friends.”

34. Kathleen Kelly and Joe FoxYou’ve Got Mail. “They epitomize charm and chemistry.

35. Miracle Max & his wife Valerie, The Princess Bride. ” ‘I’m not a witch–I’m your wife!’ Must be true love!!!”

36. Bob Rueland and Grace Briggs, Return to Me. ” I love that though they both went through very hard things they were still hopeful and I love how sweetly the romance played out, not your usual sex fueled “romance” that you see so much now, just a sweet, slow falling in love.

37. George and Mary Bailey, It’s a Wonderful Life. “Love was fun, sacrificial, and constant through good times and bad.

38. Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore, Fever Pitch. “Just so sweet and cute, with an element of O’Henry’s The Gift of the Magi.

39. Nick and Nora, The Thin Man. “I love that they don’t take each other too seriously and their banter is fabulous.”

40. Mr & Mrs Smith, “…because I secretly fantasize about being a super secret spy with big guns and cool toys.”

41. Anna and the King of Siam.I love that she is strong and he loves her anyway. I love that she lets him into her heart in spite of her stubbornness.

Everywhere else

42. Fibber McGee and Molly. “I love how they created a whole show revolving around everyday happenings. It reminds me that marriage is the everyday.”

43. Christine and Rauol, The Phantom of the Opera. “Love that book (and the musical)!!

Who are your favorite fictional couples?

P.S. Check out these low-key Valentine’s Day ideas and How Gilbert Blythe finally got the girl.

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  1. Elinor and Edward & Marianne and Col. Brandon (Sense and Sensibility)
    Belle and the Beast

    And my favorite real-life couple that I read about in a book would have to be Sheldon and Davy Vanauken, whose story is told by Sheldon in his life-changing (not exaggerating) memoir, “A Severe Mercy.” If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend!

  2. Kelly says:

    Jonathan and Jennifer Hart from Hart to Hart. They were rich, adventurous, glamorous and so in love…unfortunately, they lost a lot of friends…:-)

  3. Rhoda says:

    Kathleen Kelly and Joe Fox are listed twice, just FYI 🙂 I really like Jose and Nina in the movie Bella – Jose’s parents are pretty awesome too!

  4. I missed this on your FB or I would have added Rob and Laura Petrie (aka Dick van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore) from The Dick van Dyke Show. They’re my second-favorite TV couple ever (after Charles and Caroline Ingalls) because their marriage has its ups and downs, but they love each other steadfastly through everything. And, because they’re just hilarious together. 🙂

    I love this list! Can I also add Captain von Trapp and Maria from The Sound of Music? I just love how their romance played out, so unexpectedly but so beautifully.

  5. Ginger says:

    Yes! Kevin and Winnie from the Wonder Years… my first introduction to true love. My heart was broken, broken! when the show ended without them together.

    I still cannot hear “When a Man Loves a Woman” without thinking of Kevin & Winnie.

    Such a great fun list!

    • Anne says:

      I read a magazine article once about how Alcott got that one wrong. (Maybe she would later recant, like J. K. Rowling? Not that I agreed with Rowling’s recent announcement about Harry and Hermione…. 🙂 )

    • Anne says:

      I have wondered if Alcott wanted Jo to remain single, like herself, but for book sales, she likely married Jo off on purpose, with the satisfaction that it was at least to someone a little less likely.

      Oh, I’m glad someone mentioned the Huxtables! Fun. Love them. Not sure why I didn’t think of Jane and Rochester. ???

      • Leelee says:

        I read somewhere that Louisa did originally intend Jo to remain single like herself, since Jo was her literary counterpart. However, her publishers had different plans. I am glad that Jo did finally marry her Professor and inherit Plumfield. Little Men was a good sequel.

  6. Jamie says:

    Good List! But so many more wonderful ones to add!

    Amy Pond & Rory Williams (Dr.Who). He waited two thousand years outside a box to protect her, and she ripped time and space apart for him. In all things, they loved sacrificially toward one another. Also, this line: “For you, I could do anything.”

    Fry & Leela (Futurama). Fry was a goofball and often an idiot, but he loved Leela with every fiber of his being and did the best he knew how at every turn to make her happy.

    Aragorn & Arwen and Eowyn & Faramir. (Lord of the Rings) Both top notch of examples of love, sacrifice, loyalty, and courage in hard times, but so sweet together!

    Rose & Ten. (Dr.Who) She literally made him who he was, and he delighted in her. It was beautiful. (And I sobbed, profusely, when they lost each other.)

  7. Funny Outlander story. I sat next to a woman at a wedding reception, and the conversation turned to books and then Jamie and Claire. She told me about meeting a tall, handsome, redheaded Scotsman who she slipped up and called Jamie! He said he couldn’t figure out why American women always called him that.

    • Anne says:

      hahaha! I haven’t read the Outlander books yet. They’re on my list. 🙂

      (A whole lot of people named Claire and Jamie as their fictional favorites.)

  8. Judy Morrow says:

    What fun reading! In my quick skim through this list and comments, I didn’t see Father Tim and Cynthia from Jan Karon’s Mitford series. Maybe because they’re older? smile They became one of the most endearing and “real” fictional couples for me, and I adored them and their wonderful relationship.

    #12 made me smile, as the author, Robin Jones Gunn, is a dear friend of mine (who even endorsed my latest book, The Listening Heart, bless her!). I know her books about Todd and Christy have made an incredibly positive impact on countless readers.

    Thanks for this delightful post today, Anne!

  9. Sarah M. says:

    I agree with many of your choices, but you missed a good one – Joe Willard and Betsy Ray from the Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace. They are another couple who were friends first, a little bit of drama like Gilbert and Anne, but best of all they are based off a real life husband and wife – the author and her husband Here’s one of my favorite scenes in the last book of the series: “Betsy,’ he said at last, ‘I love you. I love you from the cloudy dark hair down to your slender feet. I love your eyes, and your soft hands, and your sweet voice, and the way your laugh chimes out. Everything about you is enchanting to me. But Betsy, it’s lots more than that.’ He seemed to be thinking out loud. ‘I can always talk to you, ‘ he said. ‘I can make plans or puzzle out ideas, or build castles in the air. I don’t need to think what I’m saying or guard my words. You understand my high moods and my low ones. You understand me, I guess.
    ‘I want to be married to you and have you around all the time. I want to come home to you after work and tell you about my day. I want to hear you humming around, doing housework. I want to support you. I want to do things for you. If we were married and I was coming home to you tonight, I wouldn’t care if we had just bread and milk. ‘You know, Betsy, we never quarrel when we’re together. We never will, I really believe, when we are married. But if we aren’t, something might come between us again. Betsy, you fit into my life as perfectly as a rose fits its stem. You and I match like the pieces of a broken coin.’ After a long pause, he said, ‘Love me always, Betsy! I have given my whole heart to you.'” (http://libraryhospital.blogspot.com/2011/02/romantic-passages-from-favorite-reads.html)

    Another good one, John Thornton and Margaret Hale from Gaskell’s North & South: http://libraryhospital.blogspot.com/2011/02/romantic-passages-from-favorite-reads_12.html

    • Judy Morrow says:

      Oh, how did I ever forget Joe and Betsy? I love the Betsy-Tacy series and am blessed to have all 10 books in old hardbound library editions. Thanks, Sarah, for the wonderful quote! Now I’m longing more than ever to read the series again!
      Did you know there is a Betsy-Tacy Society? You can find it online. I need to renew my membership that I let lapse a few years ago. As a former elementary school librarian–and as a mom–I’ve had the delight of introducing many girls and their moms to Betsy and her friends.

      • Sarah M. says:

        Judy, yes I do know about the BTS. There’s also an email list-serv for BT fans. I used to run a BT reading challenge every fall and have all sorts of BT give-aways. It was fun while it lasted. I have been a BT fan since I was a kid. 🙂

    • Becca says:

      I have to go find those books because that made me cry…. (of course that’s probably the pregnancy hormones but still that was wonderful).

      • From Amazon:
        Mrs. Mike is the love story of Katherine Mary O’Fallon, a young Irish girl from Boston, and Sergeant Mike Flannigan of the Canadian Mounted Police, who is a priest, doctor and magistrate to all in the great Canadian wilderness area under his supervision.

        I read it in college on recommendation. It’s old fashioned and lovely.

        • Courtney says:

          I’m VERY late to this party, but I read Mrs. Mike many years ago on the recommendation of a teacher at my mother’s school (possibly the librarian). I loved it and remember it fondly.

    • Judy Morrow says:

      I just now pulled my book of Mrs. Mike (c. 1947) off one of my book shelfs. I read and loved it many years ago. Thanks, Caroline, for the reminder of another book I need to reread!

        • Judy Morrow says:

          Caroline, I think my lovely hardbound copy of Mrs. Mike was in my parents’ collection of books, but I’m not sure. It has “Shirry Erickson 1947” (maybe a nickname for Shirley?) inscribed on the flyleaf. Fun to think how she was the proud owner of it the year it was released.
          By the way, many of the best titles on my book shelves have come from library book sales. I’m on the Friends of the Library board here in my little mountain town, and we have four sales a year. Always a fun treasure hunt!

  10. Definitely Jim and Pam, (for T.V.) Definitely Gilbert and Anne (for books) Definitely Grace Briggs and Bob Rueland (for Movies) and for randoms I would add The Fantastic Mr. Fox and Mrs. Fox. They are fabulous. A fun list!

  11. Tim says:

    Anna and the King of Siam – never consummated but what a couple!


    P.S. I think Wesley and Buttercup certainly deserve their place on the list, but I think you might have better placed them in movies rather than literature when I read the reason someone gave you. Tagging their relationship as being related to a sense of humor is more in line with the movie couple than the book couple.

  12. Rochelle says:

    I have been watching old episodes of The Donna Reed Show and I am really amazed at how relevant the show is to current times! Other than the obvious “dated” parts of show such as clothes,hairstyle, music,etc; many of the storylines show the same struggles families face today. And the characters of Donna Stone and Alex Stone are so believable, not only as parents but also as husband and wife.

  13. coquelicot says:

    Erica Kane & Brandon Kingsley – “All My Children” The whole modeling & American Beauty campaign. I always remember a scene where there was a wardrobe malfunction (no flash, just his hand caught in her scarf), and the actor totally broke character & said “Hello?!” about the scarf!

  14. Leanne Penny says:

    Ooh I forgot about Return to Me. I used to own that movie, love love love love it. And some of these are new to me!

    Do I need to give Outlander a shot? It seems like a big commitment.

  15. Elsie says:

    I had so much fun reading this list, and all the comments! You mentioned many of my favourites. Not mentioned yet, (least I didn’t see these): Sir Percy and Marguerite from The Scarlet Pimpernel. Mr. Rokesmith and Bella from Our Mutual Friend. Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. And I really loved Amy and Laurie together! We didn’t touch on fairy tales, either. Beauty and the Beast would be near the top of my list there, and the prince and the White Cat.

    Thank you for this awesome list!

  16. Honestly, If I keep reading your blog, I’m going to have to take up book reading as a full-time career, and keep at it ’til I’m dead. I love it! Valancy is my favourite heroine ever, and although I hate Barney’s name, he’s perfect for her. I must get a newer copy of the book so I can keep rereading it without wrecking my first edition.

  17. Andre says:

    Holy heteronormality, Batman. I clicked to see if my favorite was there – Willow and Tara from Buffy – and found only hetero pairings. Fascinating.

    • Tim says:

      When it comes to non-hetero pairings, Andre, I’m afraid no one from literature, TV or the movies holds a candle to my friends Dave and Todd. Everyone who knows them loves them, even if they aren’t fictional characters on a stage.


  18. Melodee says:

    I love this list. I would add Robert and Emma Timmons from Lark Rise to Candleford as one of the best marriages displayed on screen: loving, committed, but with realistic conflict as well. A movie marriage I love is Robert and Mary from Rob Roy, although that movie is really hard to watch!

  19. Jo Y says:

    I loved the chemistry Clinton Kelly and Stacy London had on What Not to Wear. I also admire the love between Miss Kay and Phil Robertson on Duck Dynasty. Hannah and Tice Fowler (one of my favorite books). And Sir Anthony Fanshaw and Prudence Tremaine in Georgette Heyer’s The Masqueraders (all of her couples are great).

  20. Michelle says:

    Noah and Allie from the Notebook are definitely my favourite movie couple.

    Jane and Mr Rochester, and Clare and Jamie from books are wonderful, but I shed so many tears over Landon and Jamie’s romance in A Walk To Remember – another Nicholas Sparks book.

    Showing my age, I guess, I loved Dawson and Joey (Dawson’s Creek) when I was a teenager, I had notebooks full of all the quotes from the TV series that I would scribble down as I watched.

    Thankyou for this wonderful list, so many books and movies have been added to my list to watch and read.

    • Ana says:

      Ha! I was going to say Joey and PACEY from Dawson’s Creek. They fit much better together IMO, and if I remember correctly, they ended up together in the finale.

  21. Tuija says:

    Austen’s Persuasion has another wonderful couple – Admiral and Mrs. Croft. They’re one of my very favourite characters. And they’re the happiest married couple Anne Elliot has ever seen…
    “With the exception, perhaps, of Admiral and Mrs. Croft, who seemed particularly attached and happy, (Anne could allow no other exception even among the married couples), there could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison, no countenances so beloved.”

  22. Traci says:

    I’d add a few more classics to the list! I can’t remember the movie names but Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck from Roman Holiday, Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr from An Affair to remember, and Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant/Jimmy Stewart from Philadelphia Story. I love the old-school romances!

  23. Julie Hughes says:

    I didn’t see any Georgette Heyer on the list – Leonie and the Duke of Avon, (These Old Shades) Sophy and Charles (The Grand Sophy) Venetia and Damerel (Venetia) Hugo and Anthea (the Unknown Ajax) to name a few.

  24. Jen Webb says:

    Oh! Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt from Parks and Recreation. Their wedding vows made me cry. “I love you and I like you.”
    And Bob and Linda Belcher from Bob’s Burgers. They are all lovey dovey but not afraid to fight it out when necessary.
    Chummy Browne & Police Constable Peter Noakes. They don’t look at all like they would fit, but they do. They so do.
    And I just read Elenor and Park, so I’m adding them. Which reminds me of Hazel Grace & Augustus from TFIOS. Also I read The Rosie Project after seeing your rec. Them.
    Ok. I’ll stop now. I could probably do this for days.
    Captain & Anne Wentworth. Oh my. THAT LETTER!!!

  25. Jessica says:

    Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy – in the books. This third book that came out in the Fall, I loved how she wrapped up their relationship. It was very sad, but lovely.

    • Anne says:

      Hmmm. I have that one sitting on my shelf right now, but haven’t been particularly motivated to open it. Glad to hear you liked it–thanks for the reminder that I have it laying around!

  26. Donna Jonas says:

    Your list is awesome. Some of the fictional ones I have read, some I have not, so that gives me more reading material. One of my favorite TV couples were Mulder and Scully from the X-Files. They fought that chemistry that was there from the beginning and finally gave in to the fate that had put them together in the first place. They trusted no one but each other. Well, maybe Skinner. 🙂

  27. Erin says:

    Okay I just have to say that I knew almost all of the ones listed, but I never got into Friday Night Lights when it was on. I just watched the whole series thru amazon prime and loved it! My husband thought there was something wrong with me I was constantly watching it on the ipad.

  28. Ivy Riototar says:

    This is a great list! I love the fact that Anne and Gilbert are first on your list. My favorite book in the Anne series is Anne’s House of Dreams, where she and Gilbert are newlyweds and encounter their first “tribulation” as a couple. Other faves: Kathleen Kelly and Joe Fox, Matthew and Mary (Downton Abbey), Peeta and Katniss

  29. Jo says:

    You’ve got Kathleen Kelly and Joe Fox twice (I love them too!)

    I know you said the Huxtables had the best marriage on TV, and I agree with you, but I feel compelled to say that I have one other couple who were the other best marriage on TV (in the same way, they tie for first place)
    Eric and Annie Camden, 7th Heaven

  30. Jaimee says:

    I can’t believe that on the TV side no one mentioned Cory and Topanga from Boy Meets World! I’m sure there are others here who fall into my age demographic whose love lives were ruined by the unrealistic expectations their relationship set. 🙂

  31. Courtney says:

    Since I saw this post on pinterest again, and we are getting close to Valentine’s day again, I have to add a couple that I’ve recently come to know and who I suspect will become a new favorite: Elizabeth (he calls her Boots, which I think is adorable) and Nathaniel from “Into the Wilderness” by Sara Donati. It is recommended by Diana Gabaldon and has a similar feel to the later books in the Outlander series that are set in North America. There are several books already published, so hopefully they will take up some of the long wait until the next Gabaldon publication.

  32. Jill says:

    This is my favorite list EVER! I don’t even know anyone who’s well read enough to know who Captain Wentworth, Mr. Knightly, Anne/Gilbert, Beatrice/Benedict, Mr. Rochester, Margaret Hale/Thornton, Jo/Baehr etc ARE, let alone put them down as beloved couples. I grew up adoring them all! And there hasn’t been a single time I haven’t cried when Joe Fox tells Kathleen Kelly “don’t cry, Shopgirl!” or when she says “I so wanted it to be you!” LOVE this.

  33. Karen says:

    Are there no Parenthood fans here??! How about Zeek & Millie and/or Julia & Joel! (WHY was this show canceled…..sob). And let’s not forget the young love of Jack & Rose from Titanic!

    • SoCalLynn says:

      I was just going to suggest Adam and Kristine from Parenthood, they way he loved her through her cancer, the way they work together with Max. That is a real marriage! I disagree about Julia and Joel. She was just a big ole pain!

      • Karen says:

        So funny! I love Joel and Julia because they both made big mistakes, but realized that they love each other and are worth fighting for. Regardless….I miss The Bravermans 🙁

  34. Erica M. says:

    Actually I never thought there was any romantic chemistry being Jo and Laurie. *ducks thrown fruit and flees out the window* 😉

    No one has mentioned Luthien and Beren! (It takes a while to read The Silmarillion.) She was the first elf lady to choose a mortal life, *and* she had to rescue Beren on a couple occasions. (Tolkien even referred to himself and his wife as Beren and Luthien. Awwwww.)

  35. liz n. says:

    Young Ian and Rachel from “Outlander”

    And if there is ever a post about favorite duos in fiction, I will add Young Ian and Rollo to that list! 😉

  36. Jerry says:

    I notice that three of Jane Austen’s six novels are listed on your book list. Memorable movies have also been made of the three books. I believe this makes Jane Austen the best represented author on your list.

    • Jeannie says:

      Agreed, Tim — I just love how they are depicted in the movie version, too (the Ciaran Hinds one): e.g. when Mrs. Croft talks about going on the sea with her husband. “As long as we were together, nothing ever ailed me.”

  37. Morgan says:

    Love so many of these. Here are some I haven’t seen listed:

    Rhett and Scarlett
    Scarlett and Ashley
    Ashley and Melanie

    Zack and Kelly
    Ross and Rachel
    Ray and Debra
    Ricky and Lucy

    Not fictional, but I swoon over Boaz and Ruth EVERY time.

  38. Jamie says:

    I have to add Diana Bishop & Matthew DeClairmont and Isabeau and Phillipe DeClairmont from The Discovery of Witches trilogy this year! It’s rare to see a couple press outside their comfort zones and grow to be what each other needs in a spouse the way Diana & Matthew did.

    Isabeau and Phillipe because even after his death Phillipe’s greatest wish was to see her happy, and her greatest joys and strengths still came from being his wife.

  39. Ditto the “real couple” mention of Van & Davy VanAuken from A Severe Mercy but must add Jack & Joy (Gresham) Lewis from Shadowlands.

    Fictional couples? Definitely, Buttercup and Wesley, Anne and Gilbert, all the Austen and Bronte couples, but can’t believe no one mentioned Richard and Elise (played brilliantly in the movie Somewhere In Time by Christopher Reeves and Jane Seymour)! One of the most romantic stories ever.

  40. Jeannie says:

    SPOILER ALERT – if you haven’t watched “Call the Midwife” you may not want to read this comment!! But if you have, I think the romance between Dr. Turner and Sr. Bernadette is one of the loveliest I’ve seen on screen in quite a while. When he meets her on the road and his first instinct is to place his hand on her forehead to see if she has a fever — it’s so gentle and tender.

  41. Cinnamon says:

    What’ll about Robin Hood and maid Marian? And scarlett o’hara and Rhett Butler? Also missing jack and rose from titanic. These are just great love stories!

  42. Luserina says:

    Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione…really? The only literary couple that was written worse than these two was Edward/Bella, and as a book Half-Blood Prince was only marginally better than Twilight. Why would anyone even compare that rubbish to Little Women and Anne of Green Gables? NO. JUST NO.

  43. Angelica says:

    Your choices are great. I especially like Katniss and Peeta, Beatrice and Benedict, and Marshall and Lily. I like how they ultimately complement each other, no matter how often they fight.

    I would just like to add Ben and Katie Jordan from “The Story of Us” [film], Steve and Miranda from “Sex and the City [tv] and Beauty and the Beast.

  44. Seriously? No Homer and Marge Simpson? Television’s longest running romance and NEITHER has EVER cheated on the other and show profound emotional maturity by working out their problems and staying married and in love?

  45. SomeGuy says:

    Kyle Reese and Sarah Connor (Terminator)

    Yes, action movie. Yes, only lasted roughly 24 hours. Consider the fact that he legit died for her…

  46. Gomez and Morticia Addams! As bizarre as the family is, they actually have quite a healthy and functional dynamic. Gomez and Morticia genuinely enjoy spending time together, share many interests, and are committed to their relationship. They are as passionately in love as the day they met.

  47. Joseph says:

    I’m disappointed you didn’t have Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase on this list from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series

  48. April says:

    My all-time fave couple is Sarah and Jack from the book, These is my Words by Nancy Turner. I love their story (even more than I love Lizzy and Darcy!!??!!).

  49. Kam Hitchcock says:

    I am old so many of you may not be familiar with George Burns and Gracie Allen. They were in movies together and later had a tv show. He adored her and when she died he never wanted another woman in his life. I love watching them. You might find them on You Tube.

  50. Karen says:

    Arabella Bishop and Captain Blood in the book of the same name by Rafael Sabatini, and played in the movie by Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn. And Flynn and deHaviland again in The Adventures of Robin Hood and They Died with Their Boots On.
    Great list and lots of great comments.

  51. Charmaine Muir says:

    Elizabeth and Henry McCord from Madame Secretary, Peter and Elizabeth Burke from White Collar, Armand and Reine Marie Gamache (Louise Penny books)

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