After seven years apart, BarbieÂ® is back in the arms of KenÂ® as they announce today (February 14th) that they are officially a couple again, after shocking the world in 2004 with their unexpected decision to spend time apart.Â BarbieÂ® finally “said yes” on the most romantic day of the year making KenÂ® her boyfriend once again.
“Barbie and Ken have an epic love story that has stood the test of time,” said Stephanie Cota, Senior Vice President Global Marketing, Girls Brands. “As the ultimate boyfriend for every occasion, Ken knew just what to do to win Barbie back â€“ the iconic couple were truly made for each other and this is just the beginning of their next chapter together.”
The BarbieÂ® and KenÂ® Love Story started back in 1961, immediately thrust into the spotlight as America\’s fashionable power couple, BarbieÂ® and KenÂ® have a timeless love story. Through it all, they have reflected the best (and sometimes worst) of pop culture â€“ sporting each decades\’ trendiest fashions and hairstyles plus launching careers that inspired generations of fans.
During the â€˜70s, the couple stepped out together with the grooviest hairstyles of the decade as Quick Curlâ„¢ BarbieÂ® doll and Superstar KenÂ® doll. One of their most instantly recognisable looks, Sun Lovinâ„¢ Malibu BarbieÂ® and Sun Lovinâ„¢ Malibu KenÂ® made sun-kissed tans all the rage. Throughout the â€˜80s, the couple continued to set trends with their big hair and flashy style as Dream Dateâ„¢ BarbieÂ® doll and Dream Dateâ„¢ KenÂ® doll. They then concentrated on their acting and professional careers throughout the 90s, starring in 10 movies together and also tried new roles as Olympians, pilots and dancers â€“ never losing sight of their adoration for each other.
It wasn\’t until the new millennium that it would all change for KenÂ®. On Valentine\’s Day 2004, after more than 43 years together, Hollywood\’s quintessential couple decided to spend time apart. Creating a worldwide sensation, BarbieÂ® began dating BlaineÂ®, an Australian surfer who charmed his way into her heart. However, proving that true love stays in your heart forever, KenÂ® made a big play to get BarbieÂ® back in 2006. He enlisted the help of celebrity stylist, Phillip Bloch to impress BarbieÂ® with a “Hollywood makeover.” Although KenÂ® scored big points with BarbieÂ® for the effort and new look, the two dolls remained just friends.
After several low key, behind-the-scenes years, KenÂ® decided it was time to step out in a big way in 2010 â€“ finding his voice in pop culture in a critically acclaimed self-portrait role in Toy Story 3, and joining the celebrity ranks of social media, Ken made sure that one pair of baby blues was watching him.
To see more about their love story go to www.barbieandken.com and enjoy some key pics of them together from the past, ahhh there’s nothing like a love story to melt our hearts!
So what do you think of Barbie & Ken getting back together?
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