James Franco & Lana Del Rey Should Date & Be the Most Weirdly Creative Couple Ever

Thanks to James Franco’s obsession with songstress Lana Del Rey’s “Ride” music video, which he shared on his Instagram, the pair have become inseparable friends. So rarely in life can ultimate fanboy-ing turn into true friendship, right? Right. Though while a Franco and Del Rey romance is just rumor, Franco’s Instagram account has some evidence that true relationship is blooming. Just look at the posts of him and Del Rey at the Rockaways and him and Del Ray posing with her sister after a perfomance of Of Mice and Men. A day trip to the beach and support of each other’s careers are both strong building blocks for any relationship. So why won’t they just date already? We want to see a brooding “Lames Del Frey or Jana Frel Renco” happen.

Fine. We can work on their celebrity portmanteau later. In the meantime, let's look at the evidence as to why they should get together, darn it.

They’re Older Siblings

They’re both older siblings, and they both know what it’s like to be supportive of their younger siblings’ creative careers. Franco is the older brother to actor Dave Franco, and Del Rey has worked with little sister Chuck Grant, a photographer.

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People Love to Hate Them

Franco has said that he’s developed a thicker skin for all of the media hate he gets, while Del Rey has always been wary of the public backlash. Maybe Del Rey could learn a thing or two from Franco? Either way, they both fall into that interesting column of receiving public hate and appreciation. They could rough those waters together.

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They Just Want to Express Themselves

As we all know, Franco tries his hand at anything: teaching at university, painting, and writing poetry. If it’s a way for him to express himself, Franco does it. Del Rey has a similar attitude and has said, “I don’t really care about how good a song is. I only want them to reflect what I felt when I was writing them.”

They Like Photographs

In 2013 Del Rey told Nylon that “I think of the photographs as a series of postcards that represent the different worlds we’ve created or been to — worlds we’ve spent a lot of time in.” Which is great because Franco makes a lot of “postcards” with his 2,470 posts on Instagram.

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They Both Like Lana Del Rey

Common ground for any blossoming relationship is hard to find.

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They're Opposites

As Paula Abdul has taught us through song and an animated feline friend, opposites — with Del Rey being a Cancer (ruled by the moon) and Franco being an Aries (ruled by the sun) — attract. Okay, fine, it was a stretch, but it still counts!

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