No parent is perfect. Our parents weren’t, and we are fairly sure we aren’t either.
But we love them all the same. In fact, we might love them even more because of their imperfections. Case in point: ABC’s Splitting Up Together’s Martin and Lena. These two exes are trying to co-parent while cohabitating and navigating an unconventional divorce. They might not always know the right thing to do or say (it’s an unprecedented situation!) but they’re trying. And they are undoubtedly two of our favorite parents on the small screen right now. We can’t wait to see what they do next when Season 2 of Splitting Up Together returns on October 16! Until then, here are just a few reasons why we love them.
Lena created a special room in the house for her teenage son to have some….alone time in…after learning that was why he’d been experiencing some discomfort… down there.
Martin’s dad-hacks are unparalleled.
Speaking of dinner, we have to give Martin props for deciding to overcome his fear of cooking — and finding his inner domestic goddess.
Lena isn’t squeamish about having tough conversations with and about her kids.
And Martin isn’t afraid to take fashion chances.
Lena can respect her kids’ wishes… even when she really wants to completely ignore them.
But when she knows she’s needed, she’s there no matter what.
Even though he’s still learning the finer points of feminism from his teenage daughter, Martin is already an equal opportunity roughhouser.
Both Lena and Martin ultimately always have each other’s backs, which is what co-parenting is all about.
And they’re a great team when they put their minds to it — and great party planners.
And in the end, they always put their kids’ wishes and needs first.
We’re so psyched that Splitting Up Together is returning from its own break this month! We’ve been feeling kind of lost without our favorite TV parents in our lives. And we can’t wait to see where Lena and Martin’s relationship stands after that doozy of a cliffhanger at the close of Season 1. Will they be together? Friends/roommates with benefits? Check out the trailer below to remind yourself why Lena and Martin rock (and how much chemistry they have) before Season 2 premieres Tuesday, October 16 at 9:30|8:30c on ABC.