18 TV Couples That Made Us Believe in Love in the 2010s (PHOTOS)

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Best Ships 2010s
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Perverse Instantiation - Part Two
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Clarke and Lexa (The 100)

It may have ended tragically for the two after they only had a very brief time together, but they each taught the other something important. The CW drama hasn’t forgotten Lexa’s importance to Clarke and to the show, with Lexa appearing in the City of Light to help Clarke fight her way through.

Irreconcilable Differences
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Oliver and Felicity (Arrow)

Their relationship started with a bullet-ridden laptop, and over the years, they’ve saved the city and each other. It hasn’t been an easy road — for them or their family — but as Felicity told Oliver before he left her and baby Mia behind to do the Monitor’s bidding, their love is “bigger than the freaking universe.”
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Holt and Kevin (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

It’s a little eerie how well these two know each other — but we love them all the more for it. They find the things others find about each other strange endearing, and they and Cheddar may be one of the best families on television.
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Barry and Iris (The Flash)

He’s promised to always run home to her. Despite being separated by the speed force and even briefly the fact that a future version of him wanted to kill her (present Barry didn’t react well), he has.
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Brittany and Santana (Glee)

The Fox series followed their relationship from high school and beyond, through rough times, including Santana’s coming out, and all the way to their happily ever after, as the two married in the final season.
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Callie and Arizona (Grey’s Anatomy)

Callie and Arizona had a bumpy — but musical — journey on the ABC medical drama, and their relationship became more contentious than amicable towards the end of Sara Ramirez’s time on the show. However, Jessica Capshaw’s exit provided fans with hope that the two could reunite when Arizona moved to New York.

Family Separation: Part 2
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Elizabeth and Henry (Madam Secretary)

The McCords may be one of the most stable and supportive couples on television ever. The foundation was strong from the beginning, and it never wavered, through his various jobs and her eventual move to the White House. Is it any wonder the series ended with the two sharing a kiss as she sought support for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment?
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Mindy and Danny (The Mindy Project)

If you’re a fan of romantic comedies, then the Fox-then-Hulu series had plenty of classic references to make you fall in love with its central couple. Who could forget the moment on the plane? And their series finale reunion was worthy of one of Mindy’s favorite movies.

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Tony and Ziva (NCIS)

Partners first, they fought, they bantered, and they had a heartbreaking goodbye at an airport — all without fans getting to truly see this relationship play out on screen. But the two have spent at least part of the decade together, thanks to the revelation that Tony knew Ziva was alive.

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Kensi and Deeks (NCIS: Los Angeles)

In the beginning, these two wouldn’t even admit that they had a “thing,” but they eventually got together and got married (after a few proposals). They’ve been separated by their jobs and oceans and saved each other during risky missions, and they’ve even come out of conversations about having kids stronger.

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Jamie and Claire (Outlander)

Their love defies time, though it hasn’t always been easy. Fans of the books and those who have only watched the TV show have found plenty to adore about Jamie and Claire, from their steamy moments to making it through numerous trials and tribulations together.
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Nomi and Amanita (Sense8)

From the beginning of the series, their relationship was one fans could get behind, as Nomi and Amanita loved each other, defended each other, and believed in each other. And while the series was (sadly) short-lived, the couple got a wedding in the finale.
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Magnus and Alec (Shadowhunters)

Edom couldn’t keep these two apart — or from having their wedding — as the Freeform series came to an end. It was three years of watching the two meet, fall in love, and sometimes even have to deal with those against a Shadowhunter and a Downworlder being together.
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Ian and Mickey (Shameless)

Ian and Mickey have never had it easy — nor did they exactly get off to the most romantic start. From fleeing the country to a prison reunion, these two have had quite the journey, but fans have gotten to watch quite the character and relationship development with them.

Suits - Season 9
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Donna and Harvey (Suits)

The series spanned most of the decade — and it took most of that time for Donna and Harvey to finally get together. Who could forget him running to her apartment or their series finale wedding?

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Alex and Maggie (Supergirl)

Alex went on quite the journey and figured out who she really is in Season 2, and she and Maggie fell in love. They were even planning a wedding before their heartbreaking (but mature) breakup as Alex wanted kids, but Maggie didn’t.
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Beth and Randall (This Is Us)

These two have had their rocky moments over the years (we try not to think about that voicemail), but it’s been quite the pleasure to watch the two fall in love in the past and stay in love in the present (and future).

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Rick and Michonne (The Walking Dead)

Fans watched the two bond and eventually become a family as they survived walkers, humans, and everything else the post-apocalyptic world of the AMC drama threw at them. They may be separated as the decade ends, but there’s still hope for a reunion in the upcoming movies.

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It’s almost the end of 2019 and the decade, so we’re taking a look back at television in the 2010s with some of the best moments, pairings, surprises, and more.

Over the past 10 years, television has been filled with moments that made us laugh, moments that made us cry, and moments that made us fall in love with characters onscreen as they fell in love with each other.

Whether we tuned in weekly or we binged seasons on our favorite streaming services to see what would happen next and if our favorites would get a happily ever after, romance was everywhere in the 2010s.

Click through the gallery above for our picks for best ships of the 2010s (in alphabetical order by show).