Forget Harry and Sally, Mr & Mrs Smith, or even Ross and Rachel - for those who understand love, Homer and Marge Simpson are the ultimate couple.
Rocking the pot belly and zero thoughts in his yellow head, Homer has never been unsure about loving Marge. Obviously able to do a million times better than Homer, the sweet, intelligent and blue-haired Marge has loved her husband enough to stay by his side despite his constant screw ups.
But The Simpsons fandom panicked when they heard Executive producer Al Jean say in an interview to Variety:
"In the premiere, it's discovered after all the years Homer has narcolepsy (a sleep disorder) and it's an incredible strain on the marriage." He added, “Homer and Marge legally separate, and Homer falls in love with his pharmacist,” a character who's voiced by (Girls creator and star) Lena Dunham.
However, just five hours later the news went viral, @TheSimpsons tweeted the following, leaving the fans relieved albeit confused.
In anticipation of the 27th season of the show, let’s celebrate the five sweetest things this power couple has taught us about love.
Sometimes it’s just about not letting go
The best part about being loved is knowing the other person will put up with your nonsense
Being loved can restore your faith in humanity
It’s ok to want someone to take care of you every now and then.
A couple is more than two individuals, it’s a team.
Let’s hope that the humorous and heartfelt journey of Marge and Homer is far from over.