Richonne Got Me For Life!
As an avid TV viewer and frequent shipper I honestly have never experienced anything quite like Richonne and probably never will again. They are a King and Queen who don’t need crowns. Their love story is a beautifully crafted epic masterpiece. Richonne’s scene in Hearts Still Beating reminded me once again why they are my number one OTP for life!
First of all I love the fact that their relationship is just so mature. These are two grown ass people that have been through hell and have made it out on the other side together. Because of that they will face any adversary or obstacle together, which is why Michonne told Rick that she wants to handle Negan and the Saviors “our way”.
They are two lovers who have been berated, betrayed, disrespected, disappointed, and doubted by their former significant others. Two parents that have done and are doing their best to guide and protect their children in this scary and unpredictable world. Two warriors who lead beside each other. Two friends who share their whole selves with each other.
They have endured unimaginable isolation, loneliness, and pain which hardened them, but they disarmed their tough exteriors to embrace each other. They found their happiness and home within each other.
They not only love each other, they admire each other, believe in each other, comfort each other, defend each other, encourage each other, are honest with each other, are kind to each other, are patient with each other, respect each other, support each other, and trust each other through any and every thing. Situations that could have very well driven a wedge between them, brought them closer together and strengthened their bond. They may disagree with each other but never disrespect or undermine each other. They are two independent and equally capable and strong individuals who can survive on their own just fine but are at their best together.
What is also so incredible about their relationship is the subtly of it all. They don’t need to hit people over the head with the fact that they are together, there doesn’t need to be grand gestures or ridiculous PDA. In my opinion that’s what separates their romance from many others’ on TV today. They don’t need the typical melodrama of most TV couples, they are in the middle of of freaking zombie apocalypse after all. Also its cheap, contrived and frankly Richonne is above that and it just wouldn’t be true to their characters for them to act that way in their relationship. Their love feels so real because it isn’t so dramatic, but the emotions they portray are just as meaningful, passionate, potent and raw. Their chemistry alone is pure white-hot ecstasy! They can say so much with just a mere glance. They work together seamlessly. I bet they even breathe in sync!
It was a slow burn but we made it my Richonne Family and look at us now! We are beyond blessed and if Scott Gimple never does right by this show again at least he has Richonne lol! Just look at them…
If they aren’t the quintessential definition of soulmates which TV couple is? Tell me…we just might have to fight. The fact that this is a Black Woman/White Man interracial couple on one of the most popular TV shows out right now is just the icing on the cake. TPTB struck gold with Andy and Danai’s portrayal of Richonne. I’m in love with their love!
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