It’s an age old problem with TV dramas: Two people who are obviously in love, but otherwise involved, suddenly find themselves single — but don’t get together. Nothing frustrates fans more than waiting for their favorite characters to get together and being constantly annoyed that dismantled roadblocks are replaced with new ones. At least, that’s the case for Nashville’s Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) and Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten).  

"It's very confusing for [Deacon] because he, like everyone else, might think, 'Well, we can be together now!'” Charles told the Huffington Post in a recent interview. “But the more he thinks about it, the more he realizes that she has children; she has to honor the end of that marriage in the right way and do things right." As for whether one of those children may or may not also be Deacon’s? Well, it’s up to Rayna when she wants to disclose that.

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But it’s not just that side of family things keeping the pair apart. Cheating rumors have been circulating in the tabloids, and Deacon doesn’t want to do anything to fuel the flames. "It doesn't make sense for us to suddenly go, 'Now me and you!' because that makes it look cheaper than it actually is, and Teddy would go, 'Oh, I see what it is — he's the reason.' She wants to pay it a little more honor than that,” the gentleman cowboy explains.

So, where does that leave Raycon then? We’re not exactly sure. Rumor is that Rayna is going to be running away with someone else for a bit — although we’re not sure the nature of the getaway — and Deacon is in the midst of some puppy love with his vet.

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Charles concludes, "It's always gonna be hot and beautiful and deep and wonderful, but there's also gonna be problems. Is he suddenly gonna be an easy guy to live with? What [would that] be like? There'll be a million things like that, not to mention the secrets that have yet to come out, which are gonna make it very hard."

Hard for trust to exist? Hard to explain to the media? Whatever the future holds, we can’t wait to find out.

Source: Huffington Post