in ,

From Best Friends To Lovers: 19 TV Friendships That Turned Romantic Over Time

There’s nothing that warms our hearts quite like seeing two close friends realize what’s been right in front of them all along. Friends becoming more than that is a favorite ship trope, be it on-screen or in real life. Seeing the bond strengthen between characters as they learn about each other, learn to trust each other, and then learn to romantically love each other is everything we could ever ask for from a fictional relationship. 

Check out a list of some of our favorite TV friendships that turned romantic over time:

Jess and Nick from New Girl

37 Reasons Nick Miller Is The Perfect Crush | New girl quotes, New girl nick and jess, New girl

One of the best couples on TV who stayed best friends no matter what. Even when they split, their friendship didn’t deteriorate any bit.

Stiles and Lydia from Teen Wolf

Teen wolf stiles stilinski GIF - Find on GIFER

Stiles developed a crush on Lydia back when they were in the third grade. They then turned into friends to each other’s ride or die. After six long seasons, they finally got together. They’re the definition of a good slow burn relationship

Jake and Amy from Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Jake Peralta Amy Santiago GIF - JakePeralta AmySantiago ToIt - Discover & Share GIFs

Jake and Amy turned from rivals to each other’s best friends. 5 seasons later, Jake proposes to her.

Adora and Catra from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

Shera Adora GIF - Shera Adora Catra - Discover & Share GIFs

It’s amazing to see such awesome LGBTQ representation on a kids show. Adora and Catra have one of the best love stories ever.

Monica and Chandler from Friends

22 Reasons Monica And Chandler Were Born To Be Parents | Friends moments, Monica and chandler, Friends cast

The show’s name itself is self-explanatory for this. They’re one of the most iconic examples of friends-to-lovers.

Zig and Maya from Degrassi: The Next Generation

Top 30 Zig X Maya GIFs | Find the best GIF on Gfycat

Zig and Maya’s “will-they-won’t-they” dynamic was compelling, but the best part of their relationship was seeing them grow as friends before they became a couple.

Eleanor and Chidi from The Good Place

William Jackson Harper Chidi Anagon GIF by The Good Place - Find & Share on GIPHY

The show made us witness them teaching each other to fall in love and becoming a couple. They simply had one of the most beautiful journies.

Archie and Betty from Riverdale

Why It's OK to Ship Archie and Betty on Riverdale | Riverdale archie and betty, Archie and betty, Riverdale betty

It took the two ages to acknowledge their feelings for each other, but when it happened it was simply a delight.

Katara and Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender

Pin on Avatar The Last Airbender

Katara and Aang had a slow, natural progression throughout the series. Their crushes on each other never overshadowed the story or tore their friendship apart.

Joey and Pacey from Dawson’s Creek

dawson's creek joey and pacey gif | WiffleGif

Watching Joey and Pacey build an incredible friendship that turned into a warm relationship was the best.

Fitz and Simmons from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Latest Leo X Jemma GIFs | Gfycat

One of the best ‘best-friends-to-lovers’ relationship out there, The forces of the universe might have separated Fitz and Simmons time over time, but the two never gave up and finally got their happy ending.

Barney and Robin from How I Met Your Mother

Barney and robin following GIF on GIFER - by Bludmaster

Robin’s relationship with Barney felt way more natural and realistic than the one she had with Ted. It still bitter to think about their ending.

Related: 18 Clever Bits Of Foreshadowing In “How I Met Your Mother” That Only Make Sense When You Complete The Series

Chris and Jal from Skins

Skins uk not my skins gen 1 GIF - Find on GIFER

It was beautiful yet tragic at the same time to watch Chris and Jal’s relationship take its turns.

Kim and Ron from Kim Possible

Image result for kim and ron gifs | Kim possible, Kim possible funny, Kim possible and ron

Probably the relationship we low-key rooted for the most back when we were kids.

Winston and Aly from New Girl

winston and aly | Tumblr

From being the best example of best friends, Winston and Aly turned into the best example of a dreamy couple.

Cordelia and Angel from Angel

Their friendship was so precious and their short-lived romance is one of the purest things ever. Cordy brings so much light into Angel’s life, and they both grow as people together.

Emma and Regina from Once Upon a Time

Картинка с тегом «gif, lana parrilla, and emma swan» | Swan queen, Regina and emma, Emma swan

Although they were never canonically confirmed to be in love, we all shipped for them to be actually together.

Dean and Castiel from Supernatural

Dean and Castiel Supernatural GIFs | POPSUGAR Entertainment

Their 12-year-long slow burn is literally unmatched. The two went through everything together, and Cas finally confessing his feelings was too much for our hearts.

Jim and Pam from The Office

Jim And Pam GIFs | Tenor

This list would simply not be complete without Jim and Pam being in it.

 

Tell us in the comment box what friends-to-lovers TV couple you love and why you think they’re great

Source: BuzzFeed

 

Written by Muneer