Ben-Riley Relationship
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Intimacy Level

Ex-Boyfriend and Girlfriend, Close Friends

Started Dating

Surprise! (First Time)
All Aboard the Love Train (Second Time)

Broke Up

The Lying Game (First Time)
Over My Dead Bonnie (Second Time)

Dating Status

Broken Up

This is the relationship between Ben Wheeler & Riley Perrin.

Relationship History       Edit

Ben and Riley have known each other since they were kids and Riley had a huge crush on Ben that went unnoticed by him. However, Ben starts to develop feelings for her during the second season, trying multiple times to see if they would make a good couple. They then begin dating in the episode "Surprise!' after he kisses Riley during the surprise birthday party that he throws her. The moment is soon gone when Angela, Emma's mom, shows up at the party and says that she wants Emma back.

In the beginning of season 3, it is revealed that Angela has ulterior motives for coming back into Ben's life and really wants him back. Riley soon figures out why she is there and after hearing Ben answer a hypothetical question about her not existing (whether he and Angela would have another chance or not) in a way that greatly disappoints her, she breaks up with him. Ben tries to move on, but is unable to do so.They get back together after Ben accompanies her to her family reunion and fail to try and keep it a secret from other people. However, their relationship takes off on a rocky start in the season 3 finale when Ben witnesses an "almost-kiss" between Riley and Danny before Danny leaves for Paris to be with Georgie.

Things become more complicated over time as Ben and Riley start getting into arguments. One of them has to do with Riley believing that their relationship is "doomed," but many of them revolve around the belief that Ben thinks Riley and Danny have feelings for each other. It ends up messing with his head so much that he breaks up with Riley in "Over My Dead Bonnie" over his jealousy after Danny accidentally says that he loves Riley during an acting scene on General Hospital. And after Ben realizes he made a mistake letting Riley go, she later on ends up actually developing feelings for Danny and makes the breakup official.

When Riley moves back to New Jersey to live with her mom after her fight with Danny, Ben is the one that convinces her to come back to New York with the Wheelers. Ben tries to be okay with just being friends with Riley, but his jealousy returns when he accidentally sets her up with Ross, who turns out to be Riley's boss at the law firm she works at. Realizing that he wants her back, he deliberately tries to sabotage her relationship with Ross. So far, his attempts at winning her back have failed. But the real thing is Danny and Riley are meant to be and pregnant