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February 15th, 2011
It was a Valentine’s Day reunion yesterday for one of our favourite celebrity couples of all-time! Toy company Mattel announced that lovebirds Barbie and Ken have gotten back together after a seven-year split.
Barbie’s followers on Facebook had been anticipated a reunion, after her status update read “Who knows…maybe I’ll have a Valentine this year.” Early this morning, Barbie had changed her status on Facebook to “In a Relationship.”
The two dolls first met while filming a commercial in the spring of 1961. And their whirlwind romance lasted throughout the decades (and throughout Barbie’s many job changes) until 2004, when Barbie dumped Ken for an Australian surfer named Blaine.
But Mattel says the spark between the two was reignited last year, when they spent time together as co-stars on “Toy Story 3.” A spokesman for the couple says, “They found they were kind of missing each other. They had a lot of fun together. Now a little time has passed since the shoot and all the premiere noise around the movie and all that good stuff, and I think they both realized that they’re made for each other.”
What do you think of this news? Are you excited for Barbie and Ken’s rekindled relationship? Could wedding bells be in the air? Tweet us your thoughts @trendingtheshow with the hash-tag #barbieken
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