The 10 Most Fascinating On-Screen Couples Of 2009

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most fascinating couples of the year
Love 'em or hate 'em, they kept you tuned in this year

Whether they were hot together on the big or small screen, in cartoon or real-life, 2009 wasn't dull thanks to these 10 couples.

1. Marge and Homer Simpson of The Simpsons
You have to give it up to the longest-running couple on television—it's fidelity at its finest. Plus, this year Marge rumpled the bedsheets—and the blogosphere—by posing for Playboy. Wonder if Homer had a better response to that than d'oh! 

2. Chuck and Blair of Gossip Girl
It certainly took a long time to convert these two fighters into lovers. But it was worth waiting for proud, scheming Chuck to finally say "I love you" to Blair.  

3. Carl and Ellie Fredrickson in Up
The love story vignette at the beginning of the film brought literal tears to our eyes—truly one of the year's greatest romances. How To Make Love Last

4. Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston
This buzzed-about, on-again-off-again couple kept the press guessing all year. Are they together? Did they break up? And how does John Mayer figure in? 5 Unforgettable Hollywood Love Triangles

5. Bella and Edward… Kristen and Robert
Though the pair never confirmed they had a relationship outside of shooting Twilight and New Moon, millions of Twi-hards certainly wish they did. How To Date A (Real-Life) Vampire

6. Jon and Kate Gosselin
2009 was certainly the year of the Gosselins. Though technically we'd categorize their relationship as one of the year's "worst," we couldn't help but be fascinated, repulsed and addicted to their soap-opera-like reality. Divorce Types: How To Choose