‘Bridgerton’: Ranking the Franchise’s Couples So Far

Polin, Kanthony, George and Charlotte, and more 'Bridgerton' couples ranked
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Bridgerton is known for its romances, and between the flagship Shondaland series and its prequel spinoff Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, there have been plenty of swoon-worthy pairings.

Whether you’re a fan of Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate’s (Simone Ashley) enemies-to-lovers dynamic, Penelope (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin’s (Luke Newton) friends-to-lovers bond, or the unyielding devotion of Queen Charlotte (India Amarteifio) and King George (Corey Mylchreest), there’s a relationship for every viewer to enjoy. But when it comes down to comparing them all, that’s a tougher decision to make.

Below, we’re ranking nine pairs from the franchise but we want to hear from you: Which Bridgerton couple is your favorite? Scroll down to see our picks and sound off in the comments section.

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Keir Charles as Lord Ledger, Arsema Thomas as Young Agatha Danbury in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
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9. Lord Ledger & Lady Danbury

Queen Charlotte offered a first look at Lady Danbury’s (Arsema Thomas) “romantic” life like never before with her less-than-perfect marriage to the late Lord Danbury (Cyril Nri). Instead, it was her unique bond with Lord Ledger (Keir Charles), Violet’s father, that opened her world to the possibilities that a romantic connection could bring. While we appreciate their brief tryst for the role it played in forming Lady Danbury into who she is today, its fleeting nature lands the relationship on the lower end of the scale — especially because Lady Danbury needs no man to be the full badass that she truly is.

Sam Clemmett as Young Brimsley, Freddie Dennis as Reynolds in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
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8. Brimsley & Reynolds

Charlotte and George’s footmen, Brimsley (Sam Clemmett) and Reynolds (Freddie Dennis), had such a special bond in the Queen Charlotte series, but their indifference over how to care for their monarchs often got in the way of their sweeter moments. While we’re dying to know why Brimsley’s seen dancing alone without Reynolds in the Bridgerton timeline, their lack of communication lands them on the lower side of this ranking.


7. Edmund & Violet

The picture of perfection in their children’s eyes, Violet (Ruth Gemmell) and the late Edmund Bridgerton (Rupert Evans) are an ideal pair, but with such little screentime, they’re not making it any higher than this in the ranking.

Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset and Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton
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6. Simon & Daphne

Bridgerton‘s first couple, Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon (Regé-Jean Page) were fun to watch when the series debuted, but since then, there have been other pairs with a stronger chemistry that edges them out of a lead. We’ll always love them for their friends-to-lovers dynamic and their spark that brought viewers to the Netflix series in the first place.

Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton, Calam Lynch as Theo in Bridgerton - Season 2
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5. Eloise & Theo

Sure, Eloise (Claudia Jessie) and Theo (Calam Lynch) may not be an official couple in the series, but their connection in Season 2 of Bridgerton was hard to deny. While their bond onscreen isn’t something from the pages of Julia Quinn’s books, we can’t help but feel warmness for these two who hail from different backgrounds but harbor similar mindsets.

Hannah Dodd and Victor Alli in 'Bridgerton' Season 3
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4. Francesca Bridgerton & John Stirling

We love a couple who can enjoy the silence together as these two clearly do. While not everyone might understand their connection, it’s small gestures and acts of kindness that endear Francesca (Hannah Dodd) and John (Victor Alli) to each other as well as to the audience. So far, they’re proving that not everything has to be a major drama in romance.

Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma, Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton in Bridgerton - Season 2
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3. Kate & Anthony

Kate and Anthony were anything but perfect on the road to their relationship, but they were a blast to watch as their strong personalities clashed during the social season in Bridgerton‘s second chapter. The subtext of every encounter was so filled with chemistry that we can’t help but consider rewatching the epic second season as a way of reliving the journey they take onscreen.

Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington in Bridgerton

2. Colin & Penelope

Penelope and Colin have always had potential, but it took quite a bit of time for viewers to see it as she pined from afar and he remained rather clueless until Season 3 picked up. When Colin learns Penelope overheard his unkind words about her at the end of Season 2, he works to make amends, offering his assistance in her quest to find a husband. It’s an unexpected kiss that finally flips a switch in Colin who then becomes the pining one when Penelope finds an almost-match in Lord Debling (Sam Phillips). Thankfully, Colin smartened up and got honest about his feelings, even getting on his knees to profess them. This duo has certainly risen in the ranks since Season 2, but could they have the potential to go even further? We have a feeling that Penelope’s Lady Whistledown secret could make or break it.

Corey Mylchreest as Young King George, India Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte in 'Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story'
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1. George & Charlotte

Charlotte and George may not have had the easiest path in their relationship and marriage, but their commitment to one another is admirable, as we’ve seen them in their youth with Queen Charlotte and their older age during the Bridgerton timeline. Their “thank yous” to each other lying under their bed was so heartwarming and heartbreaking all at once, it will be tough to beat this pair.