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Of all the TV shows and films that have ever graced our screens, Jim and Pam from The Office have to be our favourite couple. (Well, maybe apart from Dawn and Tim from the UK version of The Office, but now we’re just being difficult.)
Enduringly hilarious, always adorable and, unlike most TV couples, actually relatable to the average viewer, the couple battled a difficult start, office politics and even a stint doing long distance, and managed to make it through the whole nine series of the office with their relationship intact, eventually resulting in a wedding, two kids and lots of laughs for the audience.
However, although we know that both Jenna Fischer, who plays Pam, and John Krasinski, who plays Jim, were both married in real life (the former to director Lee Kirk and the latter to actress Emily Blunt, and, funnily enough, the pair got hitched only a week apart), we couldn’t help feeling that some of the chemistry between them was real.
And now we know it wasn’t all in our heads.
While appearing on the American TV show Watch What Happens Live, Jenna addressed Pam’s on-screen chemistry with Jim, and confirmed that their closenees wasn’t just for the cameras.
‘John and I have real chemistry,’ she told the host Andy Cohen. ‘There’s like a real part of me that is Pam and a real part of him that’s Jim and those parts of us were genuinely in love with one another.
‘But in real life we aren’t totally Pam and totally Jim, so in real life we’re not the perfect match. So, it’s a really complicated thing.
‘I mean, he was like a type of spouse that I had for a long time, he was my partner and we will always be close because of it.’
Jim and Pam fans, rejoice: we knew that no one could act this well.
The video of the show isn’t available in the UK yet, but here’s a very nostalgic look back at Jim and Pam’s relationship for you to feast your eyes on.
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