Published February 06, 2011
With Valentine's Day only a week away, America's favorite couple is thinking about reuniting -- or are they?
Barbie and Ken, who split in 2004 after 43 years together, are possibly getting back together, according to posts on the dolls' social networking sites.
The blond bombshell called it quits with her longtime beau in February 2004, and announced a new love in her life -- an Australian surfer named Blaine.
It's not clear what's happened to Blaine -- maybe he was just too plastic -- but after seven years apart, Ken is trying to woo back his former flame.
Ken, who has reinvented himself as the new "Sweet Talking Ken" doll -- soon to hit toy stores -- is tweeting that he thinks he and Barbie "are perfect for each other."
"If you do too, vote YES for her to take me back," the Malibu hunk tweeted.
Mattel says the revamped Ken doll is "the ultimate boyfriend for every occasion," because he "says whatever you want him to say!" according to a report on Marshable.
For Barbie, however, an Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton-like comeback might not be so easy.
"@OfficialKen and I have had some fab times," she posted on her Twitter feed. "I just don't know what to do!"
The public can weigh in on whether Barbie should "take Ken back" by voting on the website barbieandken.com, where the love-o-meter currently points toward "Let Him Down Easy."