Iconic couple reunites over Valentine’s Day

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day and the related spike in sales of all things pink, Barbie and Ken have reunited. The plastic pair got back together after the public voted in favor of a reunion — like a very strange doll reality show.


    The duo split in 2004 after Ken grew tired of Barbie’s ever-changing career aspirations and missing bellybutton and Barbie got fed up with Ken’s slicked-back hair.

    But the two are together again, even announcing it on their own Twitter accounts (here and here). Barbie’s got way more followers.

    Perhaps there’s hope yet for Ed and Midge.

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