Everyone has a fictional couple they cannot help but love and mold imaginary, even actual love lives after. No matter how much you try to deny it, while love might not exist for you in real life, you might have awed or teared just a little at cliché love scenes in books or movies.

1. Morticia and Gomez Addams: Whether you watched the cartoon or the film, there was just something so energetic and dark about this couple. They are so perfect together. They are exotic and different. They do not fit into the cliché love story stereotype, even against the backdrop of a movie like The Addams family, but they really do stand out in good way.

morticia and gomez adams

2. Ifemelu and Ceiling from Americanah: If you have not read the book Americanah from our beloved Chimamanda Adichie, you’ll probably wonder what kind of name is Ceiling. If you read the book, you’ll wonder why this name is on this list. Ceiling is the name Ifemelu the main character in the book gives her teenage boyfriend. Their relationship can be described thus:

Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they departed military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.


3. Dre and Rainbow Johnson from Black-ish: Black-ish is the new hit sitcom about a black American family that everyone seems to love. Mostly because they are like an actual real family. That goes for the couple Dre and Rainbow. Their love seems so real, it’s hard to believe they are not an actual couple in reality.

dre and rainbow

Author: Ope Adedeji