Television fans spend years with their favorite characters.

One of the most celebrated TV couples is Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) and Pam Beesley (Jenna Fischer) of NBC’s The Office.

What began as furtive glances gave way to a casino night kiss, hiatus, reconciliation, marriage, two children, and a move to Austin, Texas.

So, Fischer’s recent appearance on Bravo’s boozy gabfest Watch What Happens Live made Office fans lose it.

“John and I have real chemistry,” she told a caller.

“There’s like a real part of me that is Pam and a real part of him that’s Jim.

And those parts of us were genuinely in love with one another.”Whether this was fan service, having a go, or the genuine article is anyone’s guess.

But the tabloids, as is their wont, grabbed the “genuinely in love” line and ran with it.

Fischer’s towering, handsome co-star, however, claims this was not the case.“I think that was wildly misquoted or taken out of context,” Krasinski tells The Daily Beast.

“I’m sure she was trying to say something nice about how genuine the acting relationship was, of bringing a relationship that became that popular onscreen—and I think we both feel it’s such an honor to be a part of that relationship.