17 RomCom Couples That Would Have Broken Up IRL
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17 Cute Rom-Com Couples Who Would Have Divorced IRL

Romantic comedies aren’t always realistic. Some of your favorite couples probably wouldn’t have made it in the real world. Here are some romcom couples that would have definitely broken up in real life:

“Drew Barrymore and the teacher from Never Been Kissed. He wanted her when he thought she was a teen girl in his class. Enough said.” — sagittariusgallery

“I say the couple from The Wedding Planner. His behavior was NOT acceptable for an engaged man, but we’re supposed to believe that with J-Lo it’ll be any different? Like he’s not gonna find some other chick and fall in love with her behind J-Lo’s back?” — Itsafinelife

“Joel and Clementine from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Granted, it’s arguably not a romcom, but I digress. They’re basically doomed to repeat their failed relationship again. In fact, the original script involved the two of them repeating the same thing for the rest of their lives.” — EyesLikeTheSky

“Jerry Maguire and Dorothy Boyd. He married her because she was loyal to him, not because he felt true love for her. Nothing about her changed, he just realized it would be nice to have a soul mate, so he went back to her. Not enough to last.” — sanmateomary

“Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in Sleepless in Seattle. She tracks him down via the early internet and a private eye. She flies out to stalk him, and Tom sees her TWICE. Eventually he has to ask why she was out there. I picture Hanks noping the fuck out after he learns the truth.” — stairway2evan17

“Drew Barrymore in 50 First Dates. How the hell did she even have the baby without losing her mind?” — 9nines9

“Hitch and Sara in Hitch. Never take your work home if you don’t have to. I think what he did for a living would always leave her wondering what was real.” — veetack

“Michael and Kimmy from My Best Friend’s Wedding, they weren’t compatible at all and definitely were the kind of couple to divorce in the first 5 years. Julianne was a better match for him.” — surield

“Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke’s characters in Reality Bites. Who doesn’t want to be in a relationship with a guy who thinks they are smarter than everyone else and doesn’t have any money?!” — turangaleela74

“Hugh Grant and Andie McDowell in Four Weddings. He was way more keen and I got the vibe that she just enjoyed a bit of drama and got bored easily.” — [deleted]

“The couple in Silver Lining’s Playbook, don’t know if it’s really a romcom but they’re definitely way too unstable for that relationship to last.” — kingofthebins

“Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt in Somethings Gotta Give. It was super gross they ended up together at all.” — ArizonaDirtbag2020

“Definitely both couples from 10 Things I Hate About You. I feel like Ledger/Stiles would’ve lasted longer (her sister and baby Gordon-Levitt would’ve been lucky to last a year), but eventually the constant arguments and cute digs would turn sharper over time until, one day, they have a big blow-out fight where they both admit that it’s time to call it quits. Now I’ve made myself really sad.” — Overquoted

“Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson. ‘He doesn’t like me for who I am… so let me change into something I’m not so that he will like me.’ Yeah, no.” — InternalMovie

“The couple from Knocked Up, she was so far out of his league it’s ridiculous.” — Totallycasual

“Amanda and Graham in The Holiday. What’s baffling is there is a whole scene in that movie where they discuss their relationship and reach the conclusion that it logistically cannot work. Then at the end of the movie they’re just like ‘oh well, Amanda will extend her stay in England for a week and that will somehow solve everything!’” — AggravatingCupcake0

“Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant in Notting Hill. Loved the movie but there’s no way an ordinary person could just enter the world of a famous movie star without being very much out of place. In fact in the closing scenes Hugh Grant looked very much out of place attending events with Julia. ‘Who is that nobody hanging around with Anna Scott?’ He’d get pretty tired of hearing that in no time.” — J662b486h