Sadly, our parents don't always approve of the people we choose to be with.
For the most part, it's just because they want the best for their kids, but other times they let their own prejudice cloud their judgment.
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We created a slideshow below of 21 TV couples who were threatened by a parent's disapproval.
1. Fallon and Culhane – Dynasty
There’s a history of bad blood between Culhane and Blake Carrington. Unfortunately, this put a damper on Fallon and Culhane’s relationship.
2. Carol and Susan – Friends
Carol’s parents were not happy about her marrying a woman. Their refusal to come to the wedding almost made Carol call it off altogether, but she realized that she was getting married because she loved Susan and not to gain her parents’ approval.
3. Ryan and Marissa – The O.C.
Ryan and Marissa’s case is an extreme example of parental disapproval. Julie Cooper nearly had Marissa committed in order to keep her away from Ryan. Talk about crossing a line.
4. Cheryl and Toni – Riverdale
Cheryl’s mom was so against her being with a girl that she locked her up and forced her to undergo conversion therapy. Thankfully, Toni wasn’t letting anything happen to Cheryl and she broke in to rescue her girl from the Sisters of Quiet Mercy.
5. Anastasia and Will – Once Upon A Time in Wonderland
Anastasia’s mother said if she ran off with Will she would eventually learn that you cannot live on love, but she would not be welcomed back home except to clean the chamber pots. If you can’t tell, she wasn’t a big fan of her daughter’s relationship.
6. Veronica and Duncan – Veronica Mars
Veronica’s best friend warned her that their mom would do anything to break her and Duncan up. As it turns out, she was right and Duncan’s mom succeeded.