When Once Upon a Time Season 2 ended, so did Rumplestiltskin and Belle’s relationship. While they are still in love, they took long distance to the next level as he sailed off to Neverland on a “suicide mission” to save Henry and she was left in Storybrooke. However, Rumple’s portrayer, Robert Carlyle, hints that there’s more to the story for Rumbelle.

During a fan Q&A session recently, Robert hinted at greener pastures for Rumbelle, or at the very least a complex future that isn’t black and white.

“Quite complex storylines… as always, things are never easy with these two,” he teased. Considering that they’re in completely different realms, it’s going to be complicated for them to find their way back to one another, but we’ll never give up hope.

Additionally, Robert notes that Belle is the one for him — not Lacey. Though Belle’s “amnesia” finally disappeared in the Season 2 finale, there’s a chance that Lacey could come back if things go awry in Storybrooke. Since she loved Rumple’s “Dark One” side, does that mean he loves her more? Not a chance.

“Belle is Rumples emotional centre,” Robert explained. “Lacey doesn't represent the same role for him.”

We couldn’t agree more. Oncers, do you have hope for Rumbelle in Season 3, or are you worried that they’re doomed? Sound off below, and catch the Once Upon a Time Season 3 premiere on Sunday, September 29 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Alyse Whitney is Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.