Does Natalie end up with Josh in Love Hard?

Love Hard. (L to R) Jimmy O. Yang as Josh Lin and Nina Dobrev as Natalie Bauer in Love Hard. Cr. Bettina Strauss/Netflix © 2021
Love Hard. (L to R) Jimmy O. Yang as Josh Lin and Nina Dobrev as Natalie Bauer in Love Hard. Cr. Bettina Strauss/Netflix © 2021 /

One of the best Christmas movies of 2021 has dropped on Netflix, and everyone can’t stop talking about Love Hard. After watching the new Netflix movie, people can’t get over how the movie ends. Who does Natalie end up with at the end of the film?

Everyone is watching Love Hard, and it comes as no surprise because the film’s plot is exciting and the cast is composed of brilliant actors.

Since this is a romantic comedy film, we knew a love story would be told. However, we were surprised by how the love story played out. We knew there was a possibility that Natalie could end up with the person she ended up with, but we couldn’t believe it actually happened.

So who does Natalie end up with? Does she end up with Josh or Tag? We’re about to tell you who Natalie chooses to be with at the end of the film right now.

Spoilers from Love Hard ahead!

Does Natalie end up with Tag in Love Hard?

Natalie does not end up with Tag. After finding out Tag isn’t really Josh, Natalie still decides to pursue Tag. With help from Josh, she finds out what type of girl Tag likes and changes the way she is to get him to like her. Tag does begin to like Natalie but not the “real her.”

Natalie starts to realize that she and Tag have nothing in common, but she still decides to keep up the lie. Natalie is so set on finding her “happy ending” that she’s willing to compromise her happiness.

In the end, Natalie’s lies catch up with her. At Natalie and Josh’s surprise party, Natalie comes out and admits that she’s been lying to everyone the whole time about who she really is. Natalie’s admittance stops whatever budding romance was happening between her and Tag. Since Natalie wasn’t being her authentic self, a relationship between her and Tag would have never worked out.

Does Natalie end up with Josh in Love Hard?

Yes! Natalie ends up with Josh in the end, and it was so sweet! In the last scene of the movie, Natalie shows up at Josh’s doorstep, Love Actually style, asking for forgiveness and basically to be his girlfriend. He agrees, and they kiss while the snow falls down around them.

I was literally crying during this scene, and I’m not ashamed to admit it! Earlier in the film, Natalie tells Josh that Love Actually is the worst Christmas movie ever after she finds out it’s his favorite movie. So for her to re-enact a scene from the film for him was so sweet!

Since the movie ends with them happily together, we’re hoping we could see a Love Hard 2 in the future. Maybe there could be a time jump in the potential sequel where we see Natalie and Josh married with kids. Fingers crossed, a sequel actually happens!

Make sure to stream Love Hard only on Netflix.

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