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Why the Chicago Fire Co-Showrunner Says Stellaride's Marriage Is About to Be Tested

Stella and Severide had their first work fight as a married couple in Season 11, Episode 12.

By Christopher Rosa
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Chicago Fire Season 11, Episode 12 saw Stella (Miranda Rae Mayo) and Severide (Taylor Kinney) get in their first major fight as a married couple. The two disagreed over the way a rescue mission should have been run, and we see that tension unfold throughout the episode. It comes to a head when Stella confronts Severide at home and suggests that maybe they shouldn't be working together. 

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Thankfully, things are resolved in the end. The two are able to see eye to eye once more—and the way they make up by episode's end is pretty steamy, to say the least. 

Still, the tussle did give some fans pause. After all, this is the first time we've seen Stella and Severide's honeymoon glow start to fade. Should Chi-Hards be worried about this beloved couple? 

Chicago Fire's co-showrunner, Andrea Newman, told NBC Insider two things. Let's start with the good news: Stellaride is still completely in love, and work quarrels are to be expected. 

"Severide and Kidd are about as in love as two people can be, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be bumps and challenges, especially because they work together in such a high pressure environment," Newman said. 

But now, here's the bad news: "In the next couple of episodes, the strength of their relationship will be tested as a revelation about Kidd’s past in the CFD comes to light," Newman reveals. 

Oof. As if Stella and Severide haven't already been through enough with—ya know—almost getting murdered at the start of Season 11! Now, we have more trouble in paradise ahead.

What news about Stella's past is about to come out? Might it be something with Sam Carver (Jake Lockett)? He and Stella started out the season on rocky footing but have since become great co-workers. We know, though, that they attended the Academy together and didn't get along. Perhaps the news is related to that—or something else altogether. It's anyone's guess right now, and we're perched to find out what happens next.  

See Stellaride's story unfold on Chicago Fireairing Wednesdays at 9/8c on NBC and next day on Peacock.