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04 October 2023

Iconic doll couple Barbie and Ken may reunite

Barbie & Ken (AGENCY)

By Agency

Dolls Barbie and Ken, who split in 2004 after 43 years as a couple, could be getting back together, FOXNews.com reported Sunday.

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 is not clear what has happened to Blaine, but after seven years apart, Ken is trying to woo back his former flame.

Toy manufacturer Mattel Inc. is using Facebook and Twitter to test the waters on whether the iconic doll duo should reunite.

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 tech news website Mashable.

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."