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The Best of Iron Man's Many Girlfriends and Lovers

Updated September 12, 2019 6.2k votes 1.1k voters 139.8k views24 items

List RulesVote up all of Tony's lovers you think he should've settled down with.

"Big man in a suit of armor, take that off what are you?" "Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist." With emphasis on the "playboy," Tony Stark is an infamous womanizer in the Marvel comic books; it's part of his very identity. As such, he's seen a lot of women over the last 50+ years (can you believe he's been around since 1963?). We're talking about a guy who was modeled after Hugh freakin' Hefner, the founder of the Playboy empire! But which of Tony's ladies won your heart?

Who has Tony Stark dated? Who of Iron Man's girlfriends is the best? Whether you enjoy the company of blondes (Joanna Nivena), brunettes (Janet Van Dyne) or Tony's personal favorite, redheads (Natasha Romanova, Pepper Potts, Bethany Cabe, etc.) then he's the guy to talk to. 

Since there are far too many woman in the Marvel Universe that Tony's dated, we went with the best of, or at least the most noteworthy and life affecting of Tony Stark's lovers. It'd probably shorter to make a list of woman that Stark HASN'T been with in the 616 and Ultimate universes... We saw the way Aunt May was eyeballing him...

Make sure to vote up your favorite women Iron Man has dated below. 


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  • Pepper Potts
    Photo: Iron Man / Marvel

    When Virginia "Pepper" Potts became secretary of Stark's company, they instantly fell for each other, but Tony remained cold and distant, convinced his metal chest plate kept him from having any sort of romantic relationship. Pepper ended up marrying Tony's chauffeur, Happy Hogan, but that soon ended in divorce. Tony rehired Pepper and love seemed to manifest again for a time, but after a passionate kiss they decided they should remain friends.

    For years, Pepper was one of the only people to know that Tony Stark was Iron Man.
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  • Black Widow
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    Tony and Natasha Romanova dated for a short time but broke it off as soon as he found out she was a spy. (Probably with some flashbacks to his time with Sunset Bain.) She soon defected to the West, joining the Avengers. She remains one of Tony's most trusted allies. 

    In the Ultimate Universe things went even further, as seen above.
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    Bethany Cabe

    Bethany Cabe
    Photo: Iron Man / Marvel

    Cabe was originally hired to be Stark’s bodyguard. As she was falling in love with Tony Stark, she found herself in conflict with Iron Man (who was also supposed to be his bodyguard). She accused him of never being there when Stark really needed him. But after a while, she realized that the two men were never at the same place at the same time and figured out Stark's secret. 

    Bethany was instrumental in helping Tony in his fight against alcoholism. She became his confidant, lover, and best friend and it seemed for a time that he had finally met his perfect match. The relationship sadly came to an end when Bethany learned that her husband, Alex Von Tilburg, a man she believed to be dead, was in fact still alive in Germany.

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    Bourbon

    Bourbon
    Photo: Iron Man / Marvel
    I mean, we all know Stark's one true love: bourbon.
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