Despite Barney's apparently happy relationship with Quinn on How I Met Your Mother, Barney/Robin shippers are still holding out hope that we'll discover, at the end of the season, that Barney's mysterious bride is actually everyone's favorite Canadian news reporter.

Is it possible that we'll see a return to the Barney/Robin relationship soon?

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Maybe not. Although the bride could still turn out to be Robin — it's a flashforward, anything can happen — a new spoiler from TVLine makes it sounds like we shouldn't expect Barney and Robin to get back together soon in the normal HIMYM timeline.

Showrunner Carter Bays told TVLine we can expect "a new romance for [Robin] next year." While this could mean a return to Barney, her romance with him is hardly new. Unless Carter is being intentionally misleading, this sounds like Robin will find yet another love interest.

This also makes sense with what the showrunners have said before, including that Robin will start to focus on her career as it takes off, and that Barney and Robin will go in "different directions for a little while."

Of course, Cater also recently acknowledged that there is plenty of tension left between Barney and Robin, so we're pretty sure we haven't seen the last of this ship. 

What do you make of this new info? Sound off in the comments!

Source: TVLine

Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaMartin47

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