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    23 Toxic TV Couples That Fans Ended Up Falling In Love With

    "The best little dumpster fire."

    Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about TV couples they loved despite the obvious red flags and toxic behavior they displayed toward each other.

    And let's just say their answers didn't disappoint!

    1. Maddy Perez and Nate Jacobs — Euphoria

    "Euphoria" characters Nate and Maddy walking down the school hallway holding hands
    Eddy Chen / HBO

    "Even though he is abusive and she lies and purposely does things that will upset him, they seem to have this chemistry that makes them kind of cute."

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    2. Cameron Tucker and Mitchell Pritchett — Modern Family

    "Modern Family" characters Cam and Mitchell looking in the same direction
    Gilles Mingasson / Getty Images

    "They clearly have communication issues and are way too different from each other, but at the end of the day, it seems like they were made for each other!"

    sanamehnaz

    3. Jess Mariano and Rory Gilmore — Gilmore Girls

    "Gilmore Girls" characters Jess and Rory staring into each other's eyes
    The CW

    "In the early seasons, he pressured her to have sex, which was not cool, but other than that, they shared so many cute moments together. You could easily pick up on their real-life chemistry."

    victoriagraceg

    4. Maxine Shaw and Kyle Barker — Living Single

    "Living Single" characters Max and Kyle looking in the same direction
    Fox

    "They had such a love/hate relationship. They constantly baited and roasted each other, but it was definitely out of love."

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    5. Ross Geller and Rachel Green — Friends

    "Friends" characters Ross and Rachel embrace while touching nose-to-nose
    Hulton Archive / Getty Images

    "Everyone hates on Rachel for giving up her dream job in Paris to stay with Ross, but I can’t help but love them. The show teased at their on-again, off-again relationship for so long. They just worked well together — plus, it was best for Emma for them to stay together anyway."

    trapsterrr

    6. Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence — Boy Meets World

    "Boy Meets World" characters Cory and Topanga
    ABC Photo Archives / Getty Images

    "I'm a huge BMW fan don't get me wrong, but Cory and Topanga are just kinda forced — not to mention, Cory is a toxic human being and Topanga is snotty. They were also just too young to be making such important life decisions regarding their relationship. They fought a lot, Cory was scared of Topanga, and Topanga controlled Cory all the time due to her 'maturity.' They were really problematic."

    mildlymichael

    7. Joe Goldberg and Love Quinn — You

    "You" character Love looking at Joe as he looks in another direction
    Netflix

    "Their relationship is toxic for obvious reasons, but after we found out the twist at the end of last season, I realized that they were actually perfect for each other. Joe finally met his match with Love, because she’s literally just as crazy as he is. I really hope we get to see more of a Bonnie and Clyde dynamic between the two of them next season. Even though I know they probably won’t stay together, I’m really hoping they do."

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    8. Addison Montgomery and Derek Shepherd — Grey's Anatomy

    "Grey's Anatomy" characters Addison and Derek smiling
    Vivian Zink / Getty Images

    "They cheated on each other, they lied, he made her live in a trailer, and they made each other miserable the last few years of their marriage — but oh damn, what a good-looking, successful, and amazing couple they were. They were the ultimate power couple."

    julianascherbatsky

    9. Buffy Summers and Spike — Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    "Buffy" characters Buffy and Spike embracing in a hug
    The WB

    "SPUFFY! In Season 6, we can all attest that that relationship was UNHEALTHY, but MY GOD, the CHEMISTRY between them was just SO GOOD! By the end of Season 7, they really got their shit together and just had a really sweet relationship."

    williamthebloody

    10. Jade West and Beck Oliver — Victorious

    "Victorious"characters Jade and Beck looking in the same direction
    Nickelodeon

    "Even though Beck didn't know how to communicate and Jade was incredibly jealous and projected her insecurities onto Beck, I was really bummed when they broke up."

    kaintsai

    11. Mickey Milkovich and Ian Gallagher — Shameless

    "Shameless" character Ian hugging and kissing Mickey while they hold up their middle fingers
    Showtime

    "Gallavich stan all the way! Yes, they fight. Yes, they have their issues (both separately and together), but they truly love each other. They've proven that they can, and will, overcome ANYTHING (i.e. prison, homophobes, Ian's struggles with bipolar disorder, etc.). I love their private tender moments so much, and their wedding was so perfect and on brand for them!"

    katewalsh83

    12. Ryan Howard and Kelly Kapoor — The Office

    "The Office" character Kelly is seen hugging Ryan from behind, while smiling
    NBC

    "Both are awful human beings and they encourage toxic behaviors in each other, but they were way funnier than Jim and Pam."

    shortfatproudofthat

    13. Carla Rosón Caleruega and Samuel García Domínguez — Élite

    "Élite" characters Carla and Samuel looking at each other passionately, while Samuel has his hand around Carla's neck
    Netflix

    "I hated them as a couple at first, because they seemed like such an odd pairing and they were really only using each other for their own gain; however, I found myself rooting for them in Season 3. I like how the writers teased us with their relationship."

    mo2758

    14. Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf — Gossip Girl

    "Gossip Girl" characters Chuck and Blair embracing in a hug while holding gifts
    James Devaney / WireImage

    "Chuck and Blair will always be the greatest. They're equally matched with their lifestyles and attitudes toward things like partying, sex, money, and power. Plus, they both had great character development from the first season to the last. And you can’t tell me the 'Three words, eight letters, say it and I’m yours' episode doesn’t make you root for them!"

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    15. Ryan Atwood and Marissa Cooper — The O.C.

    "The O.C. characters Ryan and Marissa siting together in a diner
    Fox

    "Marissa was such a mess and Ryan had a savior complex, but I couldn't help but love their twist on the 'girl next door' love story."

    caitiekickpuncher

    16. Piper Chapman and Alex Vause — Orange Is the New Black

    "Orange is the New Black" characters Piper and Alex sitting next to each other in their jail uniforms
    Netflix

    "Piper just keeps messing up with Alex. Alex doesn't really take anything seriously and is too controlling. They also carried around 'rat energy,' but every time I see them share their moments of rare happiness, I melt a little. The best little dumpster fire."

    nycehannah

    17. Elena Gilbert and Damon Salvatore — The Vampire Diaries

    "The Vampire Diaries" characters Damon and Elena stand in front of each other, as he touches her back and hand
    The CW

    "They were so toxic and there were so many red flags, but you can’t not love them! The things they did to each other sucked sometimes, but you know they love each other deep down. Plus, who can resist Damon’s eyes?"

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    18. Robin Scherbatsky and Ted Mosby — How I Met Your Mother

    "How I Met Your Mother" characters Robin and Ted laughing, while sitting inside their local bar
    CBS

    "They somehow end up together, after both of them achieved what they couldn't achieve together: kids, traveling, and jobs. They were slightly toxic, but the way their paths just kept crossing felt so reassuring. If something is meant to be, it will be."

    fredadekock

    19. Adam Groff and Eric Effiong — Sex Education

    "Sex Education" characters Adam and Eric subtly flirting in their shared science class
    Netflix

    "Adam was TERRIBLE to Eric for years. Then they began hanging out at night a couple times a week to talk and smash things. My brain wanted Eric to stay with Rahim. But fuck me, my heart shipped Adam and Eric so hard, despite them being a train wreck waiting to happen."

    musiicgeek

    20. Tate Langdon and Violet Harmom — American Horror Story: Murder House

    "American Horror Story: Murder House" character Tate and Violet stare into each other's eyes, while Tate holds her face close
    FX

    "There’s no denying their relationship was incredibly toxic, although I tend to believe the house influenced parts of that. I think Tate's true love for Violet was obvious, as well as her love for him. But overall, that does not excuse his behavior."

    elena897

    21. Beth Boland and Rio — Good Girls

    "Good Girls" characters Beth and Rio stand together outside
    Jordin Althaus / NBC

    "Their chemistry is off the charts! I know it's super messed up, but I I'm still waiting to see what happens to them."

    crisscelisd

    22. Tristan Milligan and Miles Hollingsworth III — Degrassi: Next Class

    "Degrassi: Next Class" characters smiling and staring into each other's eyes
    Netflix

    "The scenes where Tristan shames Miles for being bisexual were really toxic, and Miles cheated on Tristan while he was recovering from the bus accident...but even after all of that, I couldn’t help but root for them."

    howelle831

    23. And lastly, Olivia Pope and Jake Ballard — Scandal

    ABC

    "Although they both had their issues, they also both wore their respective white hats at one point or another. Their chemistry was way better than Olivia and Fitz’s! I truly hoped they were endgame. Sigh."

    marlaine23

    We received a ton of responses, so be prepared for another list! And if you didn't see your favorite dysfunctional TV couple on the list, tell us about one you love in the comments below.

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