Regé-Jean Page teases heartbreak for Daphne and Simon in season 2 of Bridgerton and we can't handle it

Regé-Jean Page (AKA the Duke who's stolen our hearts) has hinted bad times are on the horizon for Simon and Daphne

Bridgerton Series 2 spoilers: REGÉ-JEAN PAGE as SIMON BASSET and PHOEBE DYNEVOR as DAPHNE BRIDGERTON in episode 102 of BRIDGERTON
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We might still be waiting for official confirmation of a second season of Bridgerton, but spoilers are already doing the rounds after the popular Netflix regency drama was binged by millions over the festive period.

Star Regé-Jean Page, who plays the role of Simon Bassett has hinted at the possibility of more heartbreak for his character and on-screen love Daphne Bridgerton (played by Phoebe Dynevor). 

Speaking to TV Guide, he said: “I'm not sure I believe in paradise. I know that the romance genre generally does — part of the deal is that you get a happy ending.”

Regé-Jean continued: “But as far as continuing to explore characters, I think that love is an evolving thing. It's a living, breathing thing that needs tending, that needs looking after, that needs mending when it gets worn or torn."

And he hinted at there being turmoil for his character. 

"They get married very young. They still have a lot of growing to do. They have a lot to do, and I think it'll always be fun to watch them do that together,” he added.

While we can't wait to find out what happens to these two, avid fans of the show can always find out what will happen to the Bridgerton cast sooner by reading the Bridgerton books in order.

For anyone who has not yet watched the show, Daphne and Simon's fake courtship blossomed into a scandalous affair. And although they admitted their love for each other in the fifth episode of the new series, their relationship was not without its fair share of hardships.

Viewers have already been hit by Daphne’s shocking reaction to Simon’s confession that he was unable to have children.

Exposing his aim to prevent her pregnancy after making a spiteful promise to his neglectful father, Daphne forces his hand in the bedroom to ensure he stays put at the critical moment - in what has been Bridgerton's most controversial scene.

Thankfully, the pair reconcile upon the birth of their first child, but the event has nevertheless hung a shadow over the marriage which could be one possible continuation should Bridgerton return.

Selina Maycock
Selina Maycock

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