The Mexican artists were just as famous for their fights as they were for their romance.

There’s nothing “typical” about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s love story, and perhaps that’s what makes it so romantic. Both of them were Mexican artists: Rivera helped establish the mural movement in their country, while Kahlo was most famous for her self-portraits.

The duo met when Kahlo was an art student looking for advice from an older, more accomplished painter. Her search led her to Rivera, a muralist 20 years her senior. Their love wasn’t always steady and easy, but it was always interesting. The duo divorced in 1939 and remarried a year later and was famous for its many fights and infidelities.

Colored by beautiful scenery, monkeys, communism, and countless paintings, here’s a look at Kahlo and Rivera’s love story through the years. 

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