Will Rick And Michonne Start A Family On The Walking Dead? Here's What Andrew Lincoln Says

The Walking Dead is not exactly the most heartwarming show on television, and not too many romances survive its version of the zombie apocalypse. One relationship that has been going surprisingly well in recent seasons has been Rick and Michonne, whose hookup in Season 6 somehow didn't immediately end with one of them dying a horrible death. They're still going strong even in the era of Negan, and they reaffirmed their feelings in the latest episode. Now Andrew Lincoln has come out and shared his thoughts on whether or not they would ever want to have a child together, saying this:

Oh, yeah. Without a doubt. I think the whole point is to start again and to restart and it's about the future, and it's obviously the next generation and, as far as we can tell, we're outnumbered undead to human a lot. It is about repopulating the world. I think that they make a terrific couple and I don't think he would hesitate. Also, maybe in a couple of episodes time, there may be a jump ahead in the curve and maybe setting themselves to that job at hand.

Well, Rick apparently hasn't been so thoroughly traumatized by recent events that he wouldn't want to start a family with Michonne. Andrew Lincoln's explanation to ComicBook.com that Rick would have his eye on the next generation and building a future for the human race indicates that he genuinely believes that he and his pals can overthrow Negan. Given that Negan has already used Rick's love for Carl and Judith to his advantage, it's hard to imagine that Rick would be ready for Baby #3 unless Negan was out of the picture. Who knows? Maybe he plans to light some candles and whip up another fine meal of chili macaroni and cheese to set the mood and make a baby as soon as Negan bites the dust.

As much as any chid of Rick and Michonne would probably be ready to kill zombies by the time it was off the bottle, pregnancy is also extraordinarily dangerous in the zombie apocalypse. Lori died a heartbreaking death back in Season 3 because she needed a C-section and her only option was a panicking Maggie with a dirty zombie-killing knife, and Maggie herself was desperately ill in the beginning of Season 7 due to her pregnancy. Michonne would be out of the action for a while if she was pregnant, and the survivors have come to rely on her and her katana skills. Besides, as adorable as baby Judith is, she's been a liability.

We'll have to wait and see. Negan probably won't be going away any time too soon, and both Rick and Michonne have plenty to worry about even without a baby on the way. Still, something tells me that Glenn would be happy for them if they found a way to create a new life even with so much death around them. Personally, I'm hoping that we'll get a break of a few seasons before another major player gets pregnant, but as this is Michonne we're talking about, I could be on board with seeing how she keeps on carrying on with a bun in the oven in a season or two.

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Laura Hurley
Senior Content Producer

Laura turned a lifelong love of television into a valid reason to write and think about TV on a daily basis. She's not a doctor, lawyer, or detective, but watches a lot of them in primetime. Resident of One Chicago, the galaxy far, far away, and Northeast Ohio. Will not time travel, but will sneak references to The X-Files into daily conversation.