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10. Kevin & Chloe (The Young and the Restless)
Some fans are ready for this couple—played by Greg Rikaart and Elizabeth Hendrickson—to start a family on the CBS show. “Y&R needs to have Kevin and Chloe have a baby,” one tweeted.
9. John & Marlena (Days of Our Lives)
This supercouple of more than three decades—played by Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall—have spent 212 weeks on the countdown, including 38 weeks at #1.
8. Eli & Lani (Days of Our Lives)
Can you hear wedding bells? Eli (Lamon Archey) and Lani (Sal Stowers) are currently planning their nuptials on the NBC soap—while Gabi (Camila Banus) plots against them.
7. Will & Sonny (Days of Our Lives)
Will (Chandler Massey) and Sonny (Freddie Smith) were the first men to marry each other in daytime TV history, and their popularity endures. “Will & Sonny are just so adorable,” one Days fan tweeted. “I love hearing Sonny say, ‘My husband.’”
6. Ben & Ciara (Days of Our Lives)
“What makes Romantic Ben swoonworthy for me is that he showers all his affection over a woman who appreciates the attention and melts at his every gesture” a fan tweeted of Robert Scott Wilson and Victoria Konefal’s characters, who previously spent 51 weeks in the #1 spot.
5. Tessa & Mariah (The Young and the Restless)
When Tessa (Cait Fairbanks) and Mariah (Camryn Grimes) got together in 2017, Fairbanks wrote on Twitter that she was “honored” by Y&R viewers’ reactions and that “feeling the passion of the fans is very exciting.”
4. Xander & Sarah (Days of Our Lives)
Fans are loving the tension between Paul Telfer and Linsey Godfrey’s characters. “I need Sarah and Xander together on Days, and I need it now, thank you,” tweeted one.
3. Devon & Elena (The Young and the Restless)
Elena has been charming fans ever since actress Brytni Sarpy made the leap from General Hospital in March, thanks in part to her “fantastic chemistry” with Devon (Bryton James).
2. Franco & Liz (General Hospital)
Franco (Roger Howarth, playing a role originated by James Franco) and Liz (Rebecca Herbst)—who are married as of this year—have spent 158 weeks on the countdown but have only peaked at #2.
1. Jack & Jennifer (Days of Our Lives)
After 39 weeks on the countdown, the supercouple known as J&J—portrayed by Matthew Ashford and Melissa Reeves—finally hit #1 for the first time this week.
In the world of daytime TV, some couples are flashes in the pan, and some last for years and decades.
Only time — or a cadre of Hollywood scribes — will tell into which category the couples in this gallery will fall. But for now, they’re in the top 10 of Soap Opera News’ fan-voted Weekly Countdown of favorite couples.
Scroll through the photos above to see the pairings soap opera fans love right now — or, at least, love to loathe — according to the ranking.