Which Celebrity Couple Do You ‘Ship’? — DISCUSS

By Josh Sorokach | 4:02 pm on November 18, 2013


One of our most intensely debated topics for The People’s Choice Awards is our “Favorite On-Screen Chemistry” category. Trust us, we know how you feel. From Ross and Rachel to Rory and Jess to Joey and Pacey, we’ve been shipping since the Niña, Pinta and that loveable scamp Santa María sailed the ocean blue. While it makes sense to want our favorite on-screen couples to find their happily-ever-after in our favorite movies and television shows, it’s become common practice for our fandom to shift into real life as well. The question is: why?

According to my old high school chemistry notebook, chemistry is defined as “The Foo Fighters Rule.”

Blerg. My high school chemistry teacher was right, I DO NEED CHEMISTRY IN REAL LIFE. You win this round, Mr. Zerbe.

The truth is that chemistry, when it relates to people, is tough to predict, difficult to fake and impossible to have with everybody.

Next: Which celebrity couples have chemistry?

Okay, if you can banter with the intellectual whimsy of a handsome dictionary and have the kind of abs you only see in Greek myths, then perhaps it’s possible to have chemistry with just about anyone. But there’s chemistry and then there’s Chemistry with a capital C. If you want an example of capital C Chemistry, look no further than Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. The mere possibility of a real life romantic reconciliation between the former co-stars has led to an internet maelstrom. So why do we care so much? Well, it may have something to do with this sterling example of Chemistry in action.

Excuse us while we break open our “in case of Chemistry emergency” dictionary: Yowza!

So why exactly do we root for our favorite on-screen couples to ride off into the real life sunset together? Is it because we feel such a powerful connection to the source material? Are we enchanted by their playfully crisp banter and puppy dog glances? Do we just want to see our favorite celebrities find love? Or do we just want to believe that happily ever after isn’t necessarily confined to our television sets? Let’s find out. Tell us below which celebrity couple you ship (Ryan and Rachel? Rpatz and Kristen?), and perhaps more importantly why you ship them.

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61 Responses

  1. Jessi says:

    The celebrity couple I ship is Lauren Graham and Peter Krause. They are so sweet together a perfect match.

  2. Kris says:

    Nathan Fillion & Stana Katic..love these two!

  3. Alexis says:

    Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles :)

  4. Nat says:

    Ian and Nina they are just perfect…

  5. JS says:

    Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic on Castle! Go CASKETT!

  6. Becky says:

    Monica and chandler!
    Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox :)

  7. Grace says:

    David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. The term “ship” was coined for them.

  8. Rose says:

    Stana Katic & Nathan Fillion!!

  9. Leda says:

    OF COUSE La mejor pareja de todos los tiempos desde que tengo uso de razon es DAVID DUCHOVNY & GILLIAN ANDERSON FOREVER

  10. G28 says:

    Jay Ryan and Krisin Kreuk
    I feel the connection..I undoubtly feel they have something going on!
    I predict happy ever after between this two!
    mark my words!

  11. Linda says:

    Jay Ryan and Kristin Kreuk. Undeniable chemistry #Jaysin forever<3

  12. Jay Ryan and Kristin Kreuk (JayStin) Only. They have more chemistry by simply standing in the room than all other couples do when they’re making love.

    Their love and passion is so unreal that it literally radiates from even the shortest of glances between them. You cannot falsify that kind of emotion, it’s all heart — all reality.

  13. tracy says:

    Hook and Emma (once upon a time) all the way!!!!!!! I love them sooooo much!!! They deserve a happy ending and of course they have to be end game!! And when you dare voting for delena or klaine or all the sh** there I’ll be right there and….you know…
    …maybe cry….silently in the corner :(

  14. alyssa says:

    idk if this counts but i absolutely LOVE CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND MIKE FISHER!

  15. Eleanor says:

    Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan, of course!!

  16. gabriela says:

    Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan ;)

  17. pattiharada says:

    If lusty sex is your limit, then yes. But if you want to see love, then go to Person of Interest’s heartbreaker episode with Taraji Henson and Jim Cavezial in Carter’s death scene. That’s what love looks like.

  18. elizabeth says:

    Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny

  19. Sandra says:

    Duchovny and Anderson. I don’t think there’s any other couple who even come close, and I mean on and specially off screen.

  20. Laura says:

    Lol I clicked on this because the first thought that came to my mind when I read the title was Gillian and David but I was SURE nobody was going to say anything about them but guess what? I was wrong!!!!! Yes, David and Gillian are the pioneers and propagators of on and off screen chemistry, no question.

  21. mixer says:

    Zerrie (perrie and zayn ) they are so cute I am happy they are engaged

  22. Beth says:

    Gillian Anderson and Duchovny hands down.

  23. Laura says:

    Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny !!!!!! FOR EVER.

  24. Kelbel7 says:

    Oh, you gotta to with David and Gillian! I mean JFC! They are the original ship and their chemistry right now is as hot as it’s ever been! What I really want to know, is if all those rumors of them being a real life couple are true. Anyone have the inside scoop and willing to share?

  25. Ingrid Mireya Bermudez says:

    David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson!! The perfect couple!!

  26. Carolina says:

    David Duchovny y Gillian Anderson son los mejores, esa química no la he visto en los 35 años de mirar absolutamente todas las series de tv que han dado, y han sido muchísimas! Y fuera de la pantalla, sin palabras!!

  27. Maria Jesus says:

    Gillian Anderson y David Duchovny !!

  28. Cris Tina says:

    DAVID DUCHOVNY and GILLIAN ANDERSON. I love that couple and they have great chemestry on and off screen.

  29. GillovnyTexas1 says:

    David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are the best couple I ever met on screen and off camera, their chemistry is humongous, unbelievable and after 20 years I still feeling butterflies in my chest when they get together off or on screen <3 They amaze me! Let's say my platonic couple.

  30. Paolabaru says:

    David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson by miles…even after 20 years!!

  31. gimadca says:

    of course: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson! They are the best couple on and off screen!

  32. elenamulder says:

    David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. 20 years of the best chemistry on and off screen. No other tv couple’s chemistry can compare with those two. Any argument is invalid! ;)


  33. gexp says:

    !! DAVID DUCHOVNY & GILLIAN ANDERSON !! they are the perfect couple, have the best love and chemistry on and off screen, and just to see them make in people euphoria, emotion, hapiness,they transmit those feelings =D

  34. elenamulder says:

    David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. that is all. BEST CHEMISTRY on tv for the last 20 years on and off screen. No other couple compares with those two. any argument is invalid.

  35. Daniela says:

    David Duchovny y Gillian Anderson , siempre han sido la pareja mas bella y con mas química en el mundo …y ya llevan mas de 20 años juntos demostrándose su amor!!

  36. Maripa says:

    David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson of course!!!!!! No other couple can compare with them. For 20 years they have had the most amazing chemistry of all times, both on and off screen. Watch them together is really beautiful :D

  37. Becca says:

    Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny

  38. Anky says:

    David Duchovny y Gillian Anderson!

  39. Sylvia says:

    Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev
    Ryan Gosling and Rachel Macadams

  40. Romi says:

    David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. They represent the mother of all chemistry, on and off screen. If there was an award for best chemistry, they should have their names chiseled there.

  41. Sally says:

    Duchovny and Anderson are the mother of all chemistry! On and off screen. If there’s an award for best chemistry in life, it should have their names on it.

  42. Maytee says:

    David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on the TV and real life

  43. Cris says:

    David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson! I know it’s been more than 10 years since The X-Files last aired on TV, but seriously, have you seen them on The Paley and NYCC? They were acting all lovey dovey all the time!

  44. Hiroe Yuuki says:

    Ian Somerhalder and Nina Debrov; the passion between them in off/on screen. There’s something between them that sparks things up.

  45. Rocsi says:

    You have not seen Chemistry until you’ve watched ABC’s Castle. STANA KATIC and NATHAN FILLION all the way, she is so darn beautiful and he is so charming and ruggedly handsome!

  46. Dany says:

    CrissColfer (Chris Colfer and Darren Criss) shipper here! They might not be a real couple irl but they have so much chemistry they might have grown together because they have the same taste in EVERYTHING. And that chemistry shows when they play their characters.

  47. Gracie says:

    David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel

    Have you guys seen their interviews, bts pics/vids? I mean one would certainly assume that they are together if they don’t know that they’re both married to other people.

    Here are just a few links of the amaaaazing CHEMISTRY between DEMILY! <3

    bts kiss – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkrgolI8UZ4
    spar over kids – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GMKRakFthk

    if you can't get enough of them, there's a whole lot of vids/pics out there ^_*

  48. yeah says:

    I really really really ship chris colfer and darren criss because they have the best chemistry and they play klaine so it’s like a combo made in heaven. i don’t know if you were supposed to name a couple that’s together in real life, but shipping is shipping man, i don’t care if they aren’t together!

  49. Syd says:

    Hugh Laurie and Lisa Edelstein hands down had the best chemistry on TV in the last ten years, so much so that the show runners admitted that their characters were never meant to have a romantic relationship until they saw the chemistry between the two actors.

  50. Salem says:

    Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins. Yes, I ship their characters on Supernatural. No, not in real life. HOWEVER THAT MAY BE, the amount of chemistry that those two have together is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Even my parents, who are casual viewers, thought that their characters were gay for each other. I can’t even explain it, but when you watch them together, you understand it immediately.
    Literally the entire SPN family is pissed to hell and high water that they didn’t get in, when we know for a FACT that they were the highest write-in couple. Dammit to hell.
    Dean and Cas are the most dynamic, explosive couple/duo on television right now, and nobody can deny their chemistry.

  51. olivia says:

    Has to be STANA KATIC and NATHAN FILLION. Best chemistry ever… I mean, have you watched ABC Castle.

  52. Emma says:

    Darren Criss and Chris Colfer have a great chemistry :)

  53. Ida says:

    No one beats Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, they are the ultimate couple

  54. Me says:

    CrissColfer! (Darren Criss and Chris Colfer) Because Klaine. Need I say more? I don’t care that they aren’t together.

  55. Safa says:

    I ship Jared and Genevieve Padalecki so hard ! They are the loveliest couple i’ve ever seen ! So in love , hot and cute ! They’re having their second baby in a month :))

  56. Pal says:

    Joseph morgan and candice accola
    Nina dobrev and ian somerhalder
    Robert pattinson and kristen stewart

  57. diana says:

    Rob and Kristen. Their chemistry on and off screen is palpable and undeniable. A light touch or a pg-13 kiss becomes explosive. They have that passionate look of longing without the need of touching.

  58. Aria says:

    Nina dobrev and Ian Somerhalder!!

  59. Rassu says:

    Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder were…

  60. bea says:

    Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart! just because they are different from everybody else in Hollywood! I love them so much!

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