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Sob Stories: Find out if your favorite couple earned a spot in the top 10 saddest TV breakups

Sob Stories: Find out if your favorite couple earned a spot in the top 10 saddest TV breakups

Sarah Sole

Columbus, we know how easy it is to get invested in TV characters. 

And it’s the absolute worst when writers yank the rug out from under us and go sabotaging the relationships of our favorite small screen couples. 

It almost feels like we’re the ones being dumped, right? 

If you’re curious which breakups left audiences grabbing the most tissues, you’re in luck: OnBuy TV and Cinema formulated a list of saddest breakups, surveying 2,233 people across the world and searching viewer ratings to create a points system to rank the couples. 


So which one topped the list? That honor would go to “Friends’” Ross and Rachel, who earned 370 index points. No spoilers here if you haven’t watched the series, but let’s just say we’re not surprised. 

Another “Friends” couple, Monica and Richard, also managed to squeeze into the top 10 saddest break-ups, earning 8th place with 129 points. Didn’t you guys like Chandler? 

Do you “Gilmore Girls” fans remember Luke and Lorelai? Their breakup ranked 9th, with 100 points. 

The list includes:

Friends: Ross and Rachel, 370 points

Gossip Girl: Chuck and Blair, 295 points

Pretty Little Liars: Spencer and Toby, 217 points

Gossip Girl: Dan and Serena, 191 points

Game of Thrones: Jaime and Brienne, 190 points

Vampire Diaries: Elena and Stefan, 139 points

New Girl: Jess and Nick, 135 points

Friends: Monica and Richard, 129 points

Gilmore Girls: Luke and Lorelai, 100 points

How I Met Your Mother: Marshall and Lily, 63 points

If you aren’t seeing one of your favorite tragic couples here, be sure to add them in the comments below. As for us, we’re going to need a minute. We’re fine—we just have something in our eye. 


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