After Seven Years Apart, Barbie® is Back in the Arms of Ken®;
Fans Around The World Help Them Celebrate the Most Romantic Day of The Year
Barbie said, "YES!" on
Barbie® and Ken® dolls' love story is one for the ages — complete with headline grabbing breakups, trendsetting styles and a love that has endured nearly five decades. Always a reflection of the times, over the past month, their complex romance has played out on Facebook and Twitter with Ken® posting about his romantic gestures to prove that even though he is plastic, his love is real. Early this morning, Barbie® officially changed her status on Facebook to "in a relationship" and the couple even merged their Facebook pages (www.facebook.com/barbie).
"Barbie and Ken have an epic love story that has stood the test of
To celebrate their rekindled romance, Barbie® and Ken® dolls appear
together in a limited edition "Together Again" gift set. Ready for a
romantic date in
The Barbie® and Ken®
It started in the spring of 1961. Ken® was new on the scene and love was in the air. Immediately thrust into the spotlight as America's fashionable power couple, Barbie® and Ken® have a timeless love story. Through it all, they have reflected the best (and sometimes worst) of pop culture — sporting each decades' trendiest fashions and hairstyles, plus launching careers that inspired generations of fans.
During the '70s, the couple stepped out together with the grooviest
hairstyles of the decade as Quick Curl™ Barbie® doll and Superstar Ken®
doll. One of their most instantly recognizable looks, Sun Lovin™
It wasn't until the new millennium that it would all change for Ken®. On
Valentine's Day 2004, after more than 43 years together, Hollywood's
quintessential couple decided to spend time apart. Creating a worldwide
sensation, Barbie® began dating Blaine®, an Australian surfer who
charmed his way into her heart. However, proving that true love stays in
your heart forever, Ken® made a play to get Barbie® back in 2006. He
enlisted the help of celebrity stylist,
After several low key, behind-the-scenes years, Ken® decided it was time to step out in a big way in 2010 — finding his voice in pop culture in a critically acclaimed self-portrait role in Toy Story 3, and through a social media frenzy on Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare, in addition to an all-new digital reality series, "Genuine Ken™: The Search for the Great American Boyfriend." With all of the hype, newfound fame and attention, he made sure that one pair of baby blues was watching him.
To see more about their love story and the world's reactions to their reunion, go to www.barbieandken.com.
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