Welcome and Happy Day-Before Valentine’s Day (because obviously this is a thing we need to celebrate)!
In honour of this special occasion, I have decided to break down my top real-life OTPs. If you’re not sure what this means, here is a definition from Kris in her “The Fangirl Glossary: The Basics” post:
OTP (noun) “One True Pairing” The pairing you believe in above all others, regardless of canon or the opinion of the masses. You would be be willing to sink with this “ship.”
Now, usually when referring to their OTPs, people are discussing fictional characters that in their head and/or heart are meant to be together above all else. I realized recently that I also have a number of real-life OTPs. Some of these were together at one point, some never were and probably (sadly) never will be, and some are currently in their “happily ever after” stage. Kris and Justine gave their two cents on who should be included on this list too, so let’s call this the My Fangirl Life Real-Life OTP breakdown.
10. Any member of the My Fangirl Life team with Kit Harington, Ed Sheeran, or Prince Harry.
OK, so maybe this is more self-serving than an actual OTP, but I had to throw it in there. Though I’m pretty sure that if any of these were remotely possible, it might get bumped up to, you know, number one on our list.
9. Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart
I suppose so far this list isn’t making much sense to many of you, but that’s the thing about OTPs. They don’t have to make sense to anyone else. I don’t really ship these two in a romantic way, but I do totally ship them as friends. They need to be best friends forever!!
8. Jenna Coleman and Richard Madden
They have been together since 2011 and I hope it stays that way. Adorable!
7. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
This is one of the couples that is currently living their happily ever after – and boy are they doing it well! These guys just have the cutest little family.
6. Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield
These two are so gosh-darn cute. And I love that they met and fell in love while filming The Amazing Spider-Man. What a Hollywood fairytale!
5. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
Ok, so here’s where we get into the really heavy emotional investment. If Blake and Miranda every break up I will be heartbroken. Like, sit on the couch and cry and eat a pint of ice cream heartbroken. They are perfect.
4. Will and Kate
So I’m pretty sure these two are doomed to be together forever for political reasons at this point, but I also wish for them to be truly happy together. I love their story and they deserve it.
3. Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody
I think this one stems from my love for Seth and Summer together. Because these two are the type of actors that I always think of as the very first characters I saw them as, Rachel will always be Summer and Adam will always be Seth. This very strange math means that the two of them should always be together!
2. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir
I’m not sure if people outside Canada are as aware of Tessa and Scott as people in Canada are. Basically, they are Canada’s sweethearts. I’m pretty sure even random people on the street want them to be together, but we’ve been told over and over again that it will never happen. They’ve been skating together since they were very young – it would make for a magical story. Just check out this video of them performing and tell me that you don’t want them to be a couple.
Ok, so while I was looking for that video I got supremely distracted by this one. I’m definitely not the only one that thinks they need to be together! If you’re still in doubt, check out the below video. After watching it, I’m thinking I might need to bump these guys up even higher on my list. Just look at the way they look at each other!
As Kris says “The only way I will accept Scott Moir not being with Tessa is if he is with ME instead”.
1. Taylor Swift and Harry Styles aka “Haylor”
This is right up there on the list of things that really just feel like they need to be real. I know they already dated. I know it didn’t work out. I know that she wrote most of 1989 about him. I know all of these, and yet my heart wants what it wants, and that is for them to be together. There’s still time!!!!!!
Do you have any real-life OTPs to share? Do so in the comments!