Mindy Kaling Explains Which Classic Rom-Com Couples Are Still Together & Her Predictions Are Pretty Spot-On

By now, it's basically fact that Mindy Kaling is an authority on all things related to romantic comedies. Not only is she a vocal fan of the movies in real life, but her fictional self, Mindy Lahiri, applies common themes from rom-coms to her actual life on The Mindy Project all the time. And being that movies based around a love story, various hilarious mishaps, and potentially a makeover scene or two are my favorite kind to watch, I definitely understand wanting to know what happens when the movie ends. The happy ending can't be all there is to it, right? I am not alone in thinking this, and in a recent interview with E!, Mindy Kaling gave her opinion on famous rom-com couples and whether or not they'd still be together.

After reading her imagined futures for the relationship, I agree with a lot of what she's saying... even if, realistically speaking, some of my favorite couples wouldn't make it past the credits rolling. Because unfortunately, rom-coms often end with a couple getting together, and we never get to find out about the hard stuff that follows. Like what happens when the honeymoon phase is over and Meg Ryan starts to realize Tom Hanks actually does have morning breath, or the first time they disagree about something stupid and it blows up into a big fight?

Here's what Kaling thinks about these classic couples. Usually, she's right on the nose, but some of her theories could use a little bit of work.

Harry & Sally From When Harry Met Sally

Kaling's right — Harry and Sally probably do disagree a lot more than the average couple, but it's what keeps their relationship interesting. Their underlying friendship is obviously strong enough to ensure that they grow old together, though, and not just because Harry's too old and tired to find love. More because he knows now that everyone is flawed, and he loves Sally enough to put up with her flaws. And their grandchildren will be adorable, and gather around to hear their timeless love story every Christmas. The end!

Edward & Vivian From Pretty Woman

I hate to agree with Kaling on this one, but she's right again. Edward and Vivian come from two totally different worlds. I can't imagine that, 25 years later, they're still together having raised a family.

Kathleen & Joe From You've Got Mail

100 percent correct. You've Got Mail is the holy grail of rom-coms. It's the first movie I watch when I'm sick and has been since middle school. They fight a lot, much like Harry and Sally do, but the bottom line is that they love each other and their children, in whom they've fostered a lifelong love of reading.

Bridget & Mark From Bridget Jones' Diary

I don't think they even would have made it to the altar, honestly. Bridget needs someone more like her who will balance out her crazy with some crazy of his own.

Cher & Josh From Clueless

Kaling, this is blasphemy. Don't you ever speak these words again. Josh and Cher forever!

Sam & Annie from Sleepless in Seattle

EXACTLY. Now can we all just pretend that Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks got married in real life?

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