‘The Good Place’: Are Tahani and Eleanor Friends In Real Life?

The Good Place is one of the best comedies on television right now. With a unique plot, top-notch cast, excellent storytelling, and memorable characters, the show has done an excellent job of ruling the comedy show roost. The Good Place isn’t just funny, it’s also thought-provoking, a fact that has kept the show going since 2016.

With over two years under its belt, the NBC series has amassed a huge following and has built what will hopefully be some lifelong friendships among its stellar cast

Tahani and Eleanor have an interesting relationship on the show

Eleanor and Tahani
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Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Eleanor (Kristen Bell) have been through quite a lot on the show. As such they have a rather complicated relationship that’s only gotten muddier over the last few seasons. Jamil, the first time actress who brought Tahani’s character life, has done an excellent job of summarizing their friendship. 

“I love the fact that [my character] and Eleanor [Bell] have this friendship and they kinda form a rivalry. If anything, it’s kind of a sexual tension that fans seem to have picked up on between me and Eleanor — which is great.” – Jameela Jamil

It’s pretty clear in the show that Eleanor finds Tahani quite attractive, and the tension that creates has done wonders for the series. Will fans finally get to see the rivals turned awkward but lovable friends finally link up in the final season?

Honestly, one could only hope. Fan fiction is already a dime a dozen shipping these two! Like Jamil said before the season three release: “Her character is openly attracted to my character throughout both seasons. So, you know, maybe season three.” Just change three to four and we’ll have an explosive finale!

Many fans consider Tahani and Eleanor to be soulmates!

Tahani and Eleanor are considered soulmates among The Good Place fans and here are a few reasons why. Spoiler alert! After the pair make it back to earth, Eleanor tells Tahani she isn’t drinking the Kamilah kool-aid. She prefers her to her sister, a rare thing considering the huge fan base she has! Then there was the time Eleanor complimented Tahani to cheer her up. She knew exactly what to say to make her gorgeous frenemy smile.

Oh and what about the crews trip to hell? Tahani and Eleanor were definitely giving off pure couple vibes when they were slinking around the place incognito. But by far one of the most telling incidents was a reboot in an earlier season the duo were actually soulmates! If that doesn’t convince you what will? This is only the tip of the iceberg! If you’re a fan of the show, you’ve definitely seen so many hints dropped that allude to Tahani and Eleanor being more than friends.

Are Jameela Jamil and Kristen Bell friends in real life?

Sure, their on-screen relationship might be difficult to grasp, but Bell and Jamil are thick as thieves off-screen. In fact, Jamil actually looked to Bell to show her the ropes when she was cast for the show! Considering it was her first acting gig, Jamil was understandably nervous. Now she’s grown into an amazing comedic actress thanks to the help of her more seasoned comrade.

The two are so close that Jamil makes it a point to ensure that her pal stays up to date with all the sweet (and raunchy) fan fiction that she comes across.

“I texted Kristen Bell about it. She thought it was hilarious, and I think she’s all for it.

Considering the two have each other’s numbers and they have casual conversations, it’s pretty safe to say that they are beyond basic friends in real life!