Declarations of love are a staple in fiction and they vary enormously according to author, audience, characters and situation. We mostly think of such effusions as romantic. We hope they're truthful, and we hope (usually) that they'll be made and received in a positive manner. Love's not always romantic though, so not all the declarations in this sub-set will be between romantic partners. This one is an observation from a third character whose sister has been married for five years.
Jordana sings romantic duets with Court, who is tall, fair and elegant. They are so convincing many of their fans are Court-for-Jordy 'shippers. Offstage, Jordana has been married to her record-producer husband Chess, who is large, round-faced and found of out-sized shirts. Here is Jordy's sister Gemma contemplating the phenomenon.
The trick is to leave it behind when you jump off the stage. That’s what Court and Jordy do.
She’d seen it happen. Jordy would be hand-in-hand with Court, glowing and dewy-eyed, and then she’d let go and step down into Chess’s arms, shedding the performance glamour as she went.
That’s the real love. That’s the love that comes from putting parsley in the scrambled eggs because he likes it and rubbing her back when she has PMS, and getting the giggles when he gets a button undone on that enormous shirt and goes hunting for the hole, and lighting up when they think of a pot of tea.