For the first time, DC Comics has acknowledged what we all knew to be true: Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are more than friends. And we don’t mean BFFs or “gal pals” or “eternal friends” or any other euphemism used to downplay a romantic relationship between two women.
Harley and Ivy were confirmed to be in an open romantic relationship during a Twitter conversation involving Harley Quinn writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner. Here are a couple of the relevant tweets from the official DC Comics Twitter account, as pointed out by Kotaku:
Readers of Batgirl Adventures #1 knew this all along, as well as being clued in to how Harley Quinn is immune to Poison Ivy’s poison.
Strangely, a different tweet from that same conversation rehashed ye olde “gal pals” trope:
Best friends. ETERNAL friends. Gal pals forever.