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11th Feb '16 6:18:17 AM roldarryl
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* Kevin Kwan's ''Crazy Rich Asians'' has Astrid Leong, a rich,fashionable, and beautiful woman coming from ''two'' extremely wealthy and powerful Singaporean OldMoney families and her husband Michael Teo, a middle class who owns a start-up. Subverted in the sequel, ''China Rich Girlfriend'', when his start-up becomes so successful, (after unknowingly bought by Astrid's ex, a tech biilionaire, in order to make her and Michael equal after they almost split up due to their contrasting social status) he ends up being a billionaire.

* ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls'': In season 2, Andy, the owner of a candy store across Max and Caroline's cupcake shop, falls for Caroline, until he learns about Caroline's last name and feels intimidated by her ''former'' life as a wealthy socialite, even though Caroline is now actually penniless due to her father's Ponzi Scheme.
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* ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls'': In season 2, Andy, the owner of a candy store across Max and Caroline's cupcake shop, falls for Caroline, until he learns about Caroline's last name and feels intimidated by her ''former'' life as a wealthy socialite, even though Caroline is now actually penniless due to her father's Ponzi Scheme.Scheme scandal.
22nd Jan '16 11:10:00 AM jamespolk
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* ''Splendor in the Grass'' is a gender-swapped example, where [[spoiler:true love eventually doesn't overcome the obstacles]].
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* ''Splendor in the Grass'' ''Film/SplendorInTheGrass'' is a gender-swapped example, where [[spoiler:true love eventually doesn't overcome the obstacles]].

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* ''Splendor in the Grass'' ''Film/PeachBlossomWeepsTearsOfBlood'' is a gender-swapped example, where [[spoiler:true Chinese silent film about a tenant farmer's daughter falling in love eventually doesn't overcome with the obstacles]].son of the wealthy woman who owns the land the tenant farmer works. The wealthy mom categorically refuses to allow the match, and tragedy ensues.
8th Jan '16 6:43:43 PM KnightofLsama
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** Arguably Sakura herself. Though Fujikata's finances seemed to have improved somehat given that he and his family live in a large, spacious house, Sakura's potential love interests are both very much wealthier than her. Syaoran's family is OldMoney, from one of China's most prestigious magical families. And Tomoyo (if your [[YuriFan shipping preferences run that way]] is Sakura's second cousin on her mother's side and lives in a ''seriously'' BigFancyHouse and her mother Sonomi's company is implied to be just one branch of very large family fortune.
5th Jan '16 1:06:11 AM AireDaleDogz
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' reveals that Ruby and Sapphire had this kind of relationship when they first met, with Ruby being a lowly soldier assigned to bodyguard the aristocratic Sapphire.
4th Jan '16 6:45:15 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''{{Blondie}}''. The original strip was about the well-to-do Dagwood marrying the distinctly lower class Blondie against his parent's wishes. He was cut off and had get a real job and the strip gradually morphed into the Dom Com it has been for most of its run.
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* ''{{Blondie}}''.''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}''. The original strip was about the well-to-do Dagwood marrying the distinctly lower class Blondie against his parent's wishes. He was cut off and had get a real job and the strip gradually morphed into the Dom Com it has been for most of its run.
20th Dec '15 11:49:15 AM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Mrs. Everdeen was born into the merchant class but married a coal miner.
4th Dec '15 7:18:42 PM FF32
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': [[spoiler:Played with in regards to Naruto and Hinata. Hinata is (or was) the heiress of the Hyuuga Clan and probably the closest Konoha had to a princess after Tsunade left, while Naruto was the village pariah. However, by the time their romance actually ''starts'' (seeing as it took years for Naruto to acknowledge Hinata's feelings), he had already become the HometownHero who had ''saved the world'', along with (presumably) being revealed as the son of the Fourth Hokage. Even if anyone wanted to object a relationship between them, they couldn't because Naruto's credentials and achievements far outstripped any possible obstacles in regards to his social status. In fact, one could easily argue that ''Hinata'' is the one marrying above her station]].
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': [[spoiler:Played with in regards to Naruto and Hinata. Hinata is (or was) the heiress of the Hyuuga Clan and probably the closest Konoha had to a princess after Tsunade left, while Naruto was the village pariah. However, by the time their romance actually ''starts'' (seeing as it took years for Naruto to acknowledge Hinata's feelings), he had already become the HometownHero HomegrownHero who had ''saved the world'', along with (presumably) being revealed as the son of the Fourth Hokage. Even if anyone wanted to object a relationship between them, they couldn't because Naruto's credentials and achievements far outstripped any possible obstacles in regards to his social status. In fact, one could easily argue that ''Hinata'' is the one marrying above her station]].
28th Nov '15 4:58:42 AM PurrElise
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* Elly and Tom from ''WesternAnimation/TheWaterBabies1978''. She's the niece of a lord and he's a street urchin so they couldn't be further apart socially.
15th Nov '15 3:22:39 AM Zyffyr
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Sure we all know who it is, but the work still needs to be listed.
* Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. He's a poor kid from Queens trying to help his Aunt May pay the bills and make rent. She's a well to do high society girl whose father hangs around media tycoon J. Jonah Jameson and industrialist Norman Osborn. This is always forgotten with everyone remembering Gwen as TheGirlNextDoor
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* ''Comicbook/SpiderMan''. Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. He's a poor kid from Queens trying to help his Aunt May pay the bills and make rent. She's a well to do high society girl whose father hangs around media tycoon J. Jonah Jameson and industrialist Norman Osborn. This is always forgotten with everyone remembering Gwen as TheGirlNextDoor
5th Nov '15 1:01:33 AM SSJMagus
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' has Saji Crossroad, a poor UnluckyEverydude, fall for Louise Halevy, a SpoiledSweet {{tsundere}}, whose family is implied to be extremely wealthy and influential. The series seems to subvert the expectation that Louise's family would be hostile to Saji, as Louise's mother quickly takes to him, especially after hearing that he's an orphan, and basically treats him like a second child (which actually makes Louise jealous, a reaction played for comedy). Unfortunately, the series has a large dose of BreakTheCutie for both of them.
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' has Saji Crossroad, a poor UnluckyEverydude, fall for Louise Halevy, a SpoiledSweet {{tsundere}}, whose family is implied to be extremely wealthy and influential. The series seems to subvert the expectation that Louise's family would be hostile to Saji, as Louise's mother quickly takes to him, especially after hearing that he's an orphan, and basically treats him like a second child (which actually makes Louise jealous, a reaction played for comedy). Unfortunately, the series has a large dose of BreakTheCutie for both of them. [[spoiler:Starting with the massacre of Louise's entire family, at which point this trope becomes the least of their problems.]]

* The marriage of Prince William to middle-class Kate Middleton (whose parents, it must be noted, are multi-millionaires) was of major significance to the media.
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* The marriage of Prince William to middle-class Kate Middleton (whose parents, it must be noted, are multi-millionaires) was of major significance to the media. It wasn't so much a matter of money as the fact that no one outside the nobility had married into the British royal family before.
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