If you’re anything like us, you’ve been swooning over Charles Michael Davis and his bright, beautiful smile ever since he was cast as Marcel Gerard on The Originals. Week after week the 28-year-old actor graces our TV screens — and shoots a ray of love from his eyes to our hearts — as the now-former King of New Orleans on the Vampire Diaries spin-off. But is Charles taken or is he available to accept our love?

Well, after a very intense search of the Internet, it appears our TV boyfriend is a single man. While we don’t know that to be 100-percent true, he would have to go to extreme lengths to keep a lady a secret from us. He’s either totally single or he’s amazing at hiding his lady away from the rest of the world. We’re going to hope for the best and assume that there’s an empty spot in his heart for us.

While it appears Charles is single, his on-screen counterpart, Marcel, is not. He’s not exactly going steady with Rebekah Mikaelson (Claire Holt), but the two have an intense romantic history and they have showed their solidarity for each other by standing up to Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan). After Season 1, Episode 8 (“The River in Reverse”), we’re worried about these lovebirds, as Rebekah has been exiled from Klaus’s French Quarter home base and Marcel is his “ally” because he picked up some stupid coin. Hopefully absence makes the heart grow fonder and we can have some great Romeo & Juliet-esque scenes in upcoming episodes!

Are you glad Charles Michael Davis is single? Do you ship Rebekah and Marcel? Hit the comments and let us know!

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!