Hilary and David's "Tough" Love (and Epic Banter)

We can’t get enough of Love It or List It’s most contentious duo of all — its hosts.

Newcomers to Love It or List It could be forgiven for thinking Hilary Farr and David Visentin are a couple (though their pairing has always been platonic): Their weekly competitions — and their friendship — crackle with chemistry. In fact, the way they dish out affectionate criticism reminds us of the relationships we have with our own besties.

Do You, Hilary and David: Your bickering (and palpable admiration for one another) is downright heartwarming.

Yes, Hilary thinks back fondly of times David has given her side eye. She’s comfortable in that shade.

She’s also fine and dandy with his straight-up stealing her crown — in this case, part of her evil-queen costume when he came to support her at a Toronto stage production of Sleeping Beauty. Who knew jewelry theft (and a subsequent selfie) could be so heartwarming?

His victory dance when he finds an advantage on Love It or List It — not quite so supportive, but mighty entertaining.

You know you’ve got a good sparring partner when you actively look forward to the next round of battle.

If behind-the-scenes shoots are any indication, they’re as copacetic once the cameras are off as they are crabby when they’re rolling.

Health-nut David even brings his cohost virtuous bouquets. Roses are grand, of course, but they're a lousy source of iron.

This December, Hilary posted a #TBT to look back at Love It or List It’s very first anniversary. Awww.

In the years since, they’ve gotten positively cozy with each other’s...quirks.

ALL the quirks.

...And win or lose, they acknowledge each other’s successes.

To many more good-natured real-estate (and fashion) battles. Cheers, Hilary and David!

Tune in to HGTV for an all-new episode of Love It or List It Monday, July 16 at 9pm|8c.

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