They start off as rivals of sorts, but they come together after he promises to teach her how to dance hip-hop, so that she’ll fit in better at her predominantly black school.
Dance lessons lead to more, and it’s a pleasure to watch this couple fight for their relationship despite the haters trying to keep them apart.
Halle Berry went on to win the Best Actress Oscar for her raw portrayal of Leticia. Ian and Toula are one of the most well-known romantic comedy pairings due to their wacky love story.
Throughout the film, they have to endure Toula’s overbearing Greek family - who are skeptical of her marrying Ian, a non-Greek WASP.
But Jesminder is headstrong and joins the team that Joe coaches, after which they ultimately fall in love.