For many loyal Barbie® Collector fans, Barbie® and Ken® are the power “It” couple—forever together. But for those of you who have followed their love story in the pop culture blogosphere, you know that this dynamic duo (still great friends) have actually been living apart for a few years now.
To refresh our memories, here’s a timeline of what’s happened so far…
In 1961, Ken burst onto the scene as a style-setter and the man of Barbie doll’s dreams. Always impeccably dressed, Ken became more than just Barbie’s boyfriend. He became her confidante, her rock, and, of course, the ultimate boyfriend for every occasion.
For 43 years, our fave couple enjoyed endless date nights, disco parties, weekends at the Malibu beach house, and drives down Pacific Coast Highway in the pink convertible.
This epic romance came to an end when Barbie broke Ken’s heart the day before Valentine’s Day in 2004. Citing personal differences, she broke up with her longtime love, and soon after dated Australian surfer (and super hottie) Blaine.
Needless to say, our hearts were collectively broken. Life without Barbie and Ken—unimaginable!
As time went on, Ken (and in turn we) learned to love the single life. He made some great guy friends, discovered new hobbies, and started working out. Time on his own helped heal his heart, and with each passing day, Ken began to adjust to life without Barbie.
Lately, however, Ken’s been waxing poetic about his ex, wistfully recalling great dates (late nights at exclusive restaurants), good times (cruising along Mulholland Drive in the convertible) and many shared firsts (first sushi, first romantic ferris wheel ride and first walk on the beach).
With all of Ken’s newfound fame and attention, he hopes at least one pair of baby blues is watching him. An inspired romantic, Ken believes in true love…and that this epic love story is far from over.
Will Barbie® Take Ken® Back?
Here's what WE know…
At BarbieCollector.com, we've never stopped rooting for the longtime lovebirds. And while we may have fallen for an Australian hottie surfer from time to time ourselves, we know there's nothing more special than the love of a good man like Ken®.
We've also heard rumblings of reconciliation from major media outlets like Us Weekly. Keep your eyes and ears open in the coming weeks and share your reconciliation gossip here.
PLUS, we just got wind of a cool new reality web series called Genuine Ken: The Search for the Great American Boyfriend, premiering January 18 on Hulu.com. Will YOU tune in?
In the meantime, tell us what YOU’RE rooting for – Barbie and Ken together again or more living la vida single?
Or…WHO you’re rooting for on the Genuine Ken TV show!
P.S. If T-shirts are being made up, order us a Team Ken in size medium!
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