The Walking Dead: Don’t expect to see Jesus and Aaron together

Andy (Jeremy Palko), Jesus (Tom Payne) and Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in Episode 12Photo by Gene Page/AMC
Andy (Jeremy Palko), Jesus (Tom Payne) and Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in Episode 12Photo by Gene Page/AMC /

Just because Aaron is newly single on The Walking Dead, don’t expect him to get into a relationship with Jesus, actor Tom Payne says.

It’s hard being a couple in the apocalypse, especially if you’re in the middle of the zombie apocalypse on The Walking Dead. There was the Rick-Lori-Shane triangle, whatever was going on with Andrea and the Governor for a while, the ill fated romances that went up in flames at the prison, the Abraham-Rosita-Sasha affair, Maggie and Glenn, and Aaron and Eric. There have been more, for sure, but these are the ones that come to mind. When it comes to Aaron being single again, Tom Payne tells fans not to expect to see Jesus and Aaron getting together any time soon.

On the one hand, it hasn’t been that long since Eric was shot during the attack on the Sanctuary. He succumbed to his injuries while Aaron was fighting, and Aaron arrived in time to see the love of his life wander into the woods with the other Walkers.

In an interview with Metro, Payne notes that both he and Ross Marquand are approached about the possibility of Aaron and Jesus getting together. “We both find it quite funny when people approach us about that. It’s literally just happened, his boyfriend just died.”

Fair point, there. It’s way too soon. But what about the future?

There again, Payne doesn’t think a relationship between the two should happen. “I also think it might be quite lazy if that happened. It would be fun actually if we did kind of riff on it and had a funny conversation about it, like ‘you know how everyone wants us to…’ and just put it in the show. I think that would be quite funny.”

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Payne makes a good point. Just because Aaron and Jesus are both gay doesn’t mean that they should be together. And putting them together would be very “lazy” at this point unless there was some compelling reason later on that they should be together. Common shared experience, perhaps. But now is definitely not the right time for it.

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9pm on AMC.