Aaron and Eric are warm our hearts on 'TWD.' See more of the best same-sex couples ever on TV!
The Walking Dead recently introduced us to Eric, Aaron's boyfriend. As is his M.O. now, Rick Grimes didn't quite trust the pair and was behaving like an irrational asshat, at first refusing to even let the couple sleep in the same room. That didn't sit well with Aaron, because Eric is the love of his life.
Some suspected a hint of homophobia on Rick's part, despite him being fine with the relatively useless, out-and-proud-especially-if-it-repels-Eugene lesbian Tara on the team, but it really was more of him just being like, "Hey, you know how they've been stalking us for a while and how everywhere we go everyone wants us dead?"
The truth is, Eric and Aaron's love for another is like anyone else's, especially in the series. They're a ride or die couple, in the starkest, sometimes most literal sense. And uh, they're adorable. They're the first openly gay couple in The Walking Dead, both in the AMC series and the comics, and are already one of our favorite same-sex couples on television. Here are a few other LGBT relationships from TV shows past and present that can teach all of us, no matter what our sexual orientation, about love.
11. Cameron and Mitchell, Modern Family
Cameron and Mitchell are the absolute cutest, whether they're revisiting Cam's clown past or bickering over Mitchell being uptight. Their relationship is both hilarious and realistic, and their sassy daughter Lily just completes it. They're everything.
10. Piper and Alex, Orange Is The New Black
You know it's love when you're constantly getting roped into various dramas involving heroin, jailtime and horrific eyebrows just to be together.
9. Arizona and Callie, Grey's Anatomy
Arizona and Callie were cute on Grey's Anatomy, even rocking their own distinctly styled gorgeous dresses at their wedding. But it's Grey's Anatomy and it's been on TV for way too long, so of course they couldn't just stay together and be happy. How else can they continue any storylines at this point? (Seriously guys, pull the plug on this show. When people begin to miss or agree with Katherine Heigl, it's time to take it out to pasture.)
8. Kalinda and Lana, The Good Wife
Bisexual master manipulator Kalinda Sharma can pretty much have her way with anyone she wants on The Good Wife, and then she'll use them however she wishes. While her relationship with Cary Agos is the most tragically romantic of sorts, her chemistry with FBI agent Lana Delaney is the hottest of any couple ever on the series.
7. Kurt and Blaine ("Klaine"), Glee
I don't want to spend too much time on this because I have an irrational hatred for this stupid show, but know this: Kurt and Blaine's romance gave us Glee's spectacular cover of "Teenage Dream," and for that we should all be thankful (except Katy Perry, who should be ashamed, because, well, her version is awful in comparison).
6. Alex Kelly and Marissa Cooper, The OC
Bad girl Alex Kelly and sort-of-good-girl Marissa Cooper got together after pretending to be dating to get Alex's psycho ex-girlfriend away. They later moved into together before ultimately splitting. Also, their first kiss was partially responsible for a lot of millennial guys' crusty socks. Just saying.
5. Emily and Maya ("Emaya"), Pretty Little Liars
Bisexual Maya and lesbian Emily have gone through a lot: Maya got sent to rehab for pot (remember, it's an ABC Family show), Emily's parents weren't accepting of their sexuality ... then they finally confirmed their total and undying love for one another and, like David Fisher and Keith Charles, lived happily ever after until one of them ended up dead. Yikes.
4. David Fisher and Keith Charles, Six Feet Under
After a long on-again off-again romance, David Fisher and Keith Charles of Six Feet Under finally come to terms with their own identities as well as with their love for one another, get married and adopt two sons. They live happily ever after ... until Keith gets murdered, but hey, shit happens.
3. Tara Maclay and Willow Rosenberg, Buffy
When Willow revealed to Buffy that she had feelings for Tara, she avoided labeling herself and just said she was falling in love with her. As their relationship blossomed, so did Willow's magical powers. That's a pretty good incentive for romance.
2. Chris Keller and Tobias Beecher, Oz
Before he was chasing pervs and perps on Law & Order: SVU, Christopher Meloni starred as an imprisoned psychopathic killer named Chris Keller on Oz. Keller planned to manipulate fellow (and much less harmful) convict Tobias Beecher, but actually ended up falling in love with him. Aw.
1. Aaron and Eric, The Walking Dead
Aaron and Eric will do anything for one another, and their relationship has a lot of romantic parallels with Glenn and Maggie's. The only real difference is that Aaron and Eric both pee standing up (and that Rick doesn't really trust them).