Die-hard Boy Meets World fans got quite the shock yesterday, when former co-star Rider Strong agreed in an interview that the show’s eternal lovebirds, Cory and Topanga, “probably” would have gotten divorced. Then, he quickly backpedaled and assured us that “the whole conceit of the show was that they were meant for each other. So I can’t say that. Of course they’re still together in magical happy land.” As far as we’re concerned, though, the damage is done. And Strong’s response got us thinking about other TV couples who were together when their series ended but would never, realistically, have made it for the long haul. See which relationships we think are doomed after the jump.
Zack and Kelly, Saved by the Bell
It kills our inner 10-year-old girl to say this, but it must be said. Zack and Kelly were on-again, off-again for years before she conveniently showed up in Zack’s dorm, halfway through the first and only season of Saved by the Bell: The College Years, he courted her (with a few more false starts, of course), and they got married. It’s clear that Kelly’s return was a desperate attempt to revive an ultimately hopeless show. So, while their series-ending wedding went down big with fans, we feel like we need to point out that it was always the thrill of the chase — and, often, competition with another alpha male — that seemed to fuel Zack’s love for Kelly. We imagine our favorite schemer will grow restless now that he’s finally won her over. Plus, we’re pretty sure that if Kelly ever loses her looks, he’s outta there.