This TV couple has a wild and passionate love story, that is, once the romantic tension finally breaks. Hanna plays hard to get in this high school boy-gets-girl dance. On top of that, creating more tension, when she falls for him, they have to hide their relationship.
Once it’s out in the open, drama pulls these two apart, breaking hearts. After surviving trust issues and other relationship challenges, they have a happy ever after ending.
Leslie & Ben – Parks and Recreation
Local government was never so entertaining until state auditor, Ben, and parks and recreation head, Leslie, are forced to hide their love behind a no-relationship PDA policy in a little town called Pawnee. The nerdy couple committed to laws and regulations are adorable to watch, and viewers can’t help cheering their marital union.
When Ben finds out they’re having triplets in season six, his look at their personal, financial future expenses graphically tripling is endearing, especially as he hides his concern from Leslie.
Carrie & “Mr. Big” – Sex and the City
A mixture of coincidence and fate tumble these two together. Carrie is one of four mature women whose sex lives make up the show, but her dynamic with the enigmatic Mr. Big is super compelling. The long-running show was instrumental in putting HBO on the network TV map, and this relationship was key.
Carrie and Mr. Big’s dynamic is a humorous parlay of banter and quips from sweet to cruel. How does Mr. Big say “I love you” for the first time? “I fuc&ing love you!” Naturally, they keep us watching.
Stef & Lena – The Fosters
These two may be an unconventional couple, but they sealed the longest “I do” kiss ever. And, as a married couple raising kids, it’s a genuine nod toward the LGBT community.
Stef and Lena have all the fights and concerns of the average, traditional, split-marriage dynamic complicated with stepmoms and divorced parents, and that message is spot on. It’s about love.
Rachel & Ross – Friends
One of our favorite and most memorable ’90s TV couples is Ross and Rachel. For ten seasons, the darling duo, on-again-off-again, melted our hearts and then teased us with their dramatic flare-ups. In season four, the rollercoaster-like storyline takes a diving dip all the way to the altar, with Ross marrying Emily.
But things take a sharp turn when Ross slips up on the vows, and in front of Rachel and the congregation says, “I, Ross, take thee, Rachel...” It all ends happily ever after. Ross and Rachel have a baby together and ultimately get back in each other's arms. Aww!