The Reason You Shouldn’t Lose Hope for Jenna & Matty on MTV’s Awkward.

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Awkward. is officially back tonight and a LOT has changed. When Season 5 of the hit MTV series left off, your favorite awk teens had just graduated from Palos Hills High. Everything seemed to be going well… minus the whole Jenna Hamilton and Matty McKibben preparing for a long-distance relationship thing. When the series returns, the characters have finished their freshman year of college and everything has changed.

*SPOILER* Jenny and Matty might’ve started off strong as a cross-country couple, but somewhere within their freshman year, that all changed and they broke up! We sat down with Ashley Rickards, who plays Jenna, and Beau Mirchoff, who plays Matty, to see if there is any hope for the love interests to live happily ever after… and there is a chance, so don’t panic!

If Jenna and Matty’s chemistry is anything like Ashley and Beau’s chemistry IRL, these two can definitely get back together soon. “I think there’s definitely a chance. They both care for each other immensely and love each other, however, they’re both in different places in their lives intellectually and socially,” Beau told us.

“Are we talking about Matty and Jenna?” Ashley asked. “Real life — no, Beau and Ashley,” Beau said sarcastically. “Oh, right. Okay. Sorry,” Ashley added. Too bad these two aren’t a couple IRL because, OMG, adorable.

According to Ashley, their characters have a crazy connection that leads her to believe they can kiss and make up… eventually. “We’ll work it out. Jenna and Matty will work it out. We’ll work it out *laughs*. I think there is always hope,” the 23-year-old actress explained. “These two have had so much chemistry. Obviously it was the opening of our pilot. It was largely the most talked about dynamic.”

The real reason not to lose hope, however, is due to their special kind of bond. “These two have a very special bond and it is like a chemical thing almost,” she revealed. “Whether they are in love or out of love, I think that intensity stays there. Whether that’s a good intensity or bad intensity, we’ll always be intense. I have hope, because I believe in happy endings.”

Fingers crossed these two love birds do end up together. Until then, we’ll stick to Nikki Deloach‘s, who plays Jenna’s mom Lacey Hamilton on the show, outlook on the couple. “I’m always team Matty and Jenna. Always,” Nikki told us. #TeamMatty for life!

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