Pam Beesly and Jim Halpert will forever be considered one of television’s most beloved couples. Over the course of nine seasons, we watched as the Dunder Mifflin coworkers went from crushing coworkers to adoring spouses, heating up “The Office” with their undeniable #RelationshipGoals.
During an appearance on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” Wednesday night, Jenna Fischer made “Office” fans swoon by revealing her and John Krasinski’s chemistry wasn’t just make-believe — they really did love each other.
"John and I have real chemistry," Fischer said. "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.”
Of course, in real life, Fischer and Krasinski are happily married to other people. Fischer tied the knot with screenwriter Lee Kirk in July 2010, and Krasinski wed actress Emily Blunt that same month. But Fischer says they’ll always share a special bond after working so closely with one another.
“In real life, we aren't totally Pam and totally Jim, so in real life we're not the perfect match,” she said. “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.”
In celebration of Fischer and Krasinski’s undying bond with one another, let’s take a look at some of their onscreen counterpart’s cutest and most memorable moments.
When they kissed for the first time.
It wasn’t Pam’s best or most sober moment, but the time she got drunk and unexpectedly kissed Jim was cute nonetheless.
And then when they REALLY kissed for the first time.
The season 2 finale was a heartbreaker because of this Jam moment: Jim finally gets the courage to tell Pam how he feels about her and then kisses her. But, oh yeah, she’s still engaged to Roy! Ughhhh.
When Jim finally asked Pam out.
Season 3 was largely a downer as far as Jim and Pam were concerned. But when he finally came to his senses and asked her out to dinner, the wait was well worth it.
When they got engaged.
The two met halfway between New York and Scranton, and Jim got down on one knee in a gas station in the pouring rain. Their proposal wasn’t some huge, movie-like production — but it was real.
Pam’s pregnancy reveal.
In the show’s 100th episode, we found out Pam was pregnant, and Jim’s reaction was priceless and perfect.
When they got married (duh).
Who can forget the epic two-parter where the whole Dunder Mifflin gang treks to Niagra Falls to see their fave office couple tie the knot?!
When Cecelia Marie was born.
Their baby girl’s arrival wasn’t drama-free (both Jim and Pam had their respective panic attacks), but it sure was adorable seeing them become new parents.
When Jim told her, “You are everything.”
The penultimate episode of the series had one of the couple’s best moments: Pam was worried she wasn’t good enough for Jim, so he enlisted the film crew to make a DVD of their best moments together. The icing on the cake was when he (finally!) gifted her the teapot letter he wrote way back in season 1. Cue all the tears.
And lastly, every single time they air-fived each other from their desks.