Love isn’t love without struggle, right? After all, this is the messaging and lessons we learn from film and television. If we trust the narratives we’re told on-screen, we inevitably learn to understand that romance and happy endings come at the cost of sacrifice and some kind of emotional loss. The “I have someone currently” but “now the one has arrived” is a formula that rom coms have been capitalizing on for much of pop culture history. These stories glorify affairs, friends.
So, let’s look at 11 on-screen couples who found love through cheating. Y’know, while sweet soundtracks and popcorn-selling kisses have tricked us into believing that this is how happy endings are achieved.