There’s something about Glee’s set that leads to real-life romance, whether it’s Lea Michele (Rachel) and the late Cory Monteith (Finn), or the currently coupled-up Blake Jenner (Ryder) and Melissa Benoist (Marley). So who we started to wonder if the show might work its magic on any other potential couples.
Since we love a good showmance, we’ve handpicked the five pairs of Glee stars whom we also wish were dating in real life. Just so you know, we left Heather Morris (Brittany) off this list — who seems quite happy with baby daddy Taylor Hubbell — and Lea, too, since we’re not trying to rush her into a new romance just yet. But do you agree with our other hoped-for pairings?
5. Mark Salling and Amber Riley
Ever since Puck (Mark Salling) and Mercedes (Amber Riley) were briefly a couple back in Season 1, we haven’t been able to get these two out of our heads. The two cast members are both currently navigating their post-Glee careers, as Amber continuing to slay the competition on Dancing with the Stars. Wouldn’t you love to see Mark cheering on her dance moves from the audience?
4. Jacob Artist and Erinn Westbrook
Okay, so we definitely hated Jake (Jacob Artist) for cheating on Marley with Bree (Erinn Westbrook). But there’s no question that Jake and Bree seem cute together. We don’t yet know if their characters will have more of a relationship than they’ve had so far, but we think there could definitely be a real-life one here.
3. Chord Overstreet and Becca Tobin
Chord Overstreet (Sam) certainly hasn’t had any trouble with the ladies over the years, as he has been linked to such high-profile paramours as Emma Roberts and Rumer Willis. But we’ve always hoped something would happen between him and Becca Tobin (Kitty), ever since their adorably flirty Twitter “fight” earlier this year. They’d be totally cute together, right?
2. Naya Rivera and Grant Gustin
Of course we’re happy for Naya Rivera (Santana), who’s currently engaged to rapper Big Sean. But until Naya officially ties the knot, we’ll hang onto a shred of hope that she might give things a chance with Grant Gustin (Sebastian). The two had oodles of chemistry on their “Smooth Criminal” duet in Season 3, and now that Grant’s a hunky leading man on the CW, we think Naya needs to scoop him up.
1. Darren Criss and Dianna Agron
Again, we’re big fans of Darren Criss (Blaine) and current girlfriend Mia Swier, who has been with the guy since his pre-Glee salad days. Still, we have to point out how uber-cute Darren and Dianna Agron (Quinn) would be together. Along with them both being ridiculously easy on the eyes, Dianna and Darren both seem to have huge film careers ahead of them. Who else is on Team Darranna with us?