Let’s go back to simpler time. An innocent time. The year: 1999.
Fresh faced Hannah Spearritt and Paul Cattermole had just begun their road to stardom as part of pop super group S Club 7, but little did they know, they were about to become embroiled in the world’s greatest love story of a generation.
This is a love story amidst a world of cheesy pop, cargo pants and questionable haircuts.
From the off, it was obvious these two were more than good friends in Miami 7, the first of many exquisitely produced TV series.
Just look at them.
Look at the underlying tension.
So much love.
The perfect team, really.
But then, thanks to some not so subtle lyrics, it was all but confirmed that there was something going on between these two.
We knew your game, guys.
By 2001 Hannah and Paul had officially started their secret romance. However, the two weren’t ready to profess their love for one another to the world, instead deciding to keep their distance in group photo ops and music videos.
Of course they couldn’t quite resist throwing each other fleeting looks every now and again.
Or dropping hints in magazine interviews…
Sorry Tina, he aint looking at you…
Finally, the two were forced to address the rumours that they were indeed an item. On Blue Peter, obviously.
And eventually, fans got exactly what they were waiting in their third TV series ‘Hollywood 7′ – their first kiss. And it was magical.
Their love was now open for all to see.
And they didn’t care who knew it.
So in sync.
They even had a secert handshake.
Then in 2002, a bombshell hit. Paul decided to leave S Club 7 leaving Hannah understandably devastated.
Paul formed rock band Skua and despite their musical differences, Hannah stood by her man.
Post S Club, the two continued to date.
Of course all good things must come to an end with the two announcing their split in 2006.
They remained friends, however, enjoying a night out just last month with the rest of the S Club gang.
They may just be friends now, but their love will forever be in our hearts.
You’re Two in a Million, guys.