Main article: Kurt-Rachel Relationship
Main article: Kurt-Santana Relationship
Main article: Rachel-Santana Relationship

The Kurt-Rachel-Santana Relationship, most commonly known as Kurtcheltana or Hummelpezberry, is the close friendship between Kurt Hummel, Rachel Berry, and Santana Lopez.


At the beginning of the series, they three didn't interact very much since they didn't get along very well. In the show's Season One, none of them got along with each other and they were considered enemies. Throughout the second season, Kurt and Rachel make peace and Santana starts feeling more comfortable in Glee Club and consequently relenting to them, but she's still mean and this continues until the end of the first half of Season Three. Meanwhile, Kurt and Rachel become best friends at the start of the season. In Dance with Somebody, after singing So Emotional with Santana, Rachel tells her "they have 42 days to, at least, be friends," and by the end of the season it seems like they are much closer and finally are friends.

As of the show's fourth season, their relationship started developing more than in any other point of the series. Kurt and Rachel had been living together in their Bushwick Apartment in New York since The New Rachel, after their graduation. Some time later, in Diva, Santana finally decides to go to New York, and unexpectedly moves in with the duo. Although there have been struggles among the trio when she first moved in and it was questioned if Santana would be allowed to keep living in the loft, they finally accept her to move permanently in Guilty Pleasures. In Season Five, they continue living together, until a fight between Rachel and Santana over Funny Girl's main role that results in Rachel moving out. A while later, Santana and Rachel make up things; Rachel returns to the loft whereas Santana moves out to go to the Lesbos island with her girlfrind Brittany . They remain close friends ever since.


Santana, along with Sue and Quinn watches the performance of Don't Stop Believin' in which Kurt and Rachel sing. (Pilot)

Kurt incriminates Santana and Brittany for having filtered their setlist, but Santana denies that saying the Glee Club is the best part of her day and she wasn't going to go and mess it up. Rachel believes her. (Sectionals)

Rachel calls all the New Directions girls to the choir room to find a solution to the Kurt-Dave bullying situation and proposes asking their boyfriends to do something about it, but Santana is excluded because she isn't dating any guy. Santana leaves the choir room reluctantly. (Furt)

Santana is seen in the flashmob that Kurt organises for Rachel, dancing to Barbra Streisand. (Born This Way)

They compete along with Mercedes for a solo in Nationals, but eventually none of them gets it. (Funeral)

Santana, Kurt and Rachel, along with Artie and Blaine meet at The Lima Bean, where Sebastian overhears them talking about performing Michael at Regionals and starts the rivalry by "stealing" the New Directions' idea. Later they sing Bad and Black or White with the rest of New Directions. In a deleted scene with ARtie and Blaine they go to Dalton and watch the warblers perform Want You Back. (Michael)

The three of them sing You Get What You Give with Finn, Mercedes, Quinn, Puck, and Mike Chang. Later, they receive their diplomas during the graduation ceremony and Kurt and Santana say goodbye to Rachel as she leaves Lima. (Goodbye)

Kurt and Rachel don't interact with Santana in this episode, but they sing The Scientist along with Finn, Brittany, Blaine, Emma, and Will. They all break up with the character they had been dating the whole 3rd season. (The Break-Up)

Santana, along with Quinn, goes to New York because Kurt asked her to talk to Rachel about her topless scenes. (Naked)

At the end of the episode, Santana knocks on the door of Kurt and Rachel's apartment. Kurt opens the door and both him and Rachel are surprised and shocked to see Santana there. She walks in boldly and announces that she's moving in. (Diva)

Santana suffers through a snowbound weekend in New York with her roommates gee​king out over musical theater, and her open hostility unnerves Rachel - but not as much as her baby-themed movie marathon choices, as Rachel continues to sweat out the possibility that she's pregnant. Kurt opts for Moulin Rouge!, envisioning himself dueting with Blaine on Come What May. Santana next expresses her misgivings about Brody, revealing that she found a large stash of cash and a pager among his belongings. She's convinced he's a drug dealer, and when Rachel attempts to prove otherwise, Brody's evasive behavior only bolsters Santana's theory. Kurt then says he agrees with Santana. (Girls (and Boys) on Film)

Rachel and Kurt confront Santana, embarrassed by her antics at NYADA and concerned about her threats to Brody. They insist she needs to dial it back or move out. Santana explains that she loves them and reads people better than they do, but when they persist, she caves in and leaves. (Feud)

Back again in the apartment, Santana is still bickering with Rachel and Kurt, this time in the bathroom, because she doesn't have any shelf room for her products. Kurt wants Santana to wait on telling Rachel about Brody until after her big audition as it will distract her from her goal, which Santana agrees upon only if Kurt gives her extra room. Santana then offers to cheer Rachel up by playing an innocent little prank on Kurt, but when the two girls go in to put his hand in a pot of warm water, they see his little secret, his "boyfriend arm." Kurt reluctantly introduces the girls to Bruce and makes it clear that they cannot borrow him.


Later, Kurt gives Santana and Rachel their own special pillows and Santana proceeds to tell Rachel that Brody is a gigolo, which Kurt confirms, after she is tired of hearing that Rachel and Brody might get back together. After Rachel brokes up with him, she comes home and finds Santana and Kurt bonding over a The Facts of Life marathon and she tells them that she and Brody came to an understanding and the relationship is over. She thanks Santana and her Mexican third eye, and says that she's ready to move on and see older guys. She wants them to watch her biggest guilty pleasure movie because she just got out of a relationship: Mamma Mia. Rachel picks up the movie and as she walks to the couch, she starts to slowly sing Mamma Mia and is joined by Santana and Kurt; the scene is intercut with Marley, Blaine, and Sam leading the New Directions performance. (Guilty Pleasures)

Starting the episode, Santana enters the Bushwick Apartment showing Kurt and Rachel she's found a new armchair in a dumpster. They tell Santana they think she's throwing her life away and confront her for working at Coyote Ugly, bouncing at a lesbian bar, and working as a cage dancer in another. Rachel and Kurt worry that she's squandering her talents, but Santana insists she needs time to figure out her life path and blows off their concern.

The three are invited to the New York City Ballet Gala that Isabelle is co-chairing. At first Santana is the only one who isn't excited with the idea claiming she doesn't like ballet, being convinced shortly after by Kurt and Rachel. Later, at the gala, Isabele invites Kurt them to watch the ballet performance from the wings, and Santana joins them revealing she actually took ballet classes in her childhood. There they perform At the Ballet along with Isabelle. (Lights Out)

When Santana comes back to Lima to find out what's happening with Brittany, she denies the rumour about both Rachel and Kurt "playing bingo down at the V.A. and knitting alpaca mittens on Saturday nights." (All or Nothing)


After singing Hard Day's Night in Spotlight Diner, Rachel says they both need to do something special, referring to go to Lima for Blaine's proposal to Kurt. Shortly after, Rachel and Santana are present during All You Need Is Love and the proposal. (Love, Love, Love)

At NYADA, Kurt confronts Rachel because of her reaction to Santana's commercial and tells her she shouldn't worry about it. Later, after Kurt tells Rachel and Santana he's started working at Spotlight Diner, the trio agree to stick together for two years, no matter their success. Rachel is surprised at the diner by Mr. Campion, the Funny Girl director, who tells her she has been cast as Fanny, and she hugs her friends very happy. They perform Let It Be with Dani to celebrate this achievement. (Tina in the Sky with Diamonds)

Kurt and Santana watch and cry during Rachel's performance of Make You Feel My Love, visibly moved. (The Quarterback)


At Spotlight Diner, Kurt tells Santana and Dani that he is ready to start his band and has put an ad in the Village Voice seeking auditions. He also says that he will be accepting girls, and that while he was originally planning on starting a Madonna cover band, he wants to move in a different direction now. Both Dani and Santana agree to join Kurt's band. Kurt asks Rachel to join as well, but she declines, explaining that she feels it would just be "too much" after Finn's death and that all her creative energy must go into her role in Funny Girl. Kurt reminds Rachel that Finn wouldn't want her "sitting on the sidelines of life." Back at the Bushwick Apartment, Kurt, Elliot, Dani and Santana are trying to decide on the band’s name. Rachel comes home from Funny Girl rehearsal and jokingly suggests that they name the band Pamela Lansbury, which everyone actually agrees on. Kurt again invites Rachel to be part of the band, pointing out that Barbra Streisand found time to do other projects even when she was doing Funny Girl. This time, Rachel agrees. (A Katy or A Gaga)

At the end of the performance of Movin' Out (Anthony's Song), Blaine and Sam are received at the Bushwick Apartment by Kurt, Rachel, and Santana. Shortly after, they three along with Sam watch Blaine's performance of Piano Man at Spotlight Diner. At the end of the episode, they sing Just the Way You Are with Sam and Blaine, as Santana notices Rachel and Sam's chemistry. (Movin' Out)


In a meeting, Kurt announces to Pamela Lansbury that he booked them their very first gig, unfortunately the rest of the gang isn't very enthusiastic about their location, even when Kurt tells them about his dream Into the Groove performance. At the concert, Rachel comes in and tells Kurt that they have an audience of only one person. Later, Kurt has gathered the members of Pamela Lansbury, minus Dani, and tells them that they haven't failed and that he has booked their second gig at the Williamsburg Music Hall, which is one of the hottest music venues in Brooklyn. Then they get a knock at the door, and receive a package of puppets which Santana calls "creepy as hell." The episode closes with New Directions and Pamela Lansbury singing The Fox with their respective puppets. (Puppet Master)


Santana stays at the Bushwick Apartment over Christmas. The three take jobs as elves at a store's Santa Land display, and there is where they meet Cody. Later, they invite him to the apartment, where they have a party and get drunk while singing The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) because of being manipulated by him. After finding out Cody was a robber and being fired, the three get some new jobs at the New York mall as singers out a window. At the end of the episode, they are seen performing Away in a Manger. (Previously Unaired Christmas)

Rachel and Santana have an argument after Santana auditions for Rachel's understudy in Funny Girl without telling her first. The conflict escalates to the point at which Rachel slaps Santana, before suggesting she leaves. Santana agrees. Kurt, helpless, refuses to side with either of them, making Rachel frustrated and upset. She decides to leave the apartment for her own good, ripping up a photo of her and Santana at graduation in Santana's face before walking out the door. (Frenemies)

After a rather contentious performance of Gloria at the Spotlight Diner Kurt attempts to mediate a discussion between the two, but neither girl is willing to forgive the other and the hostility between them continues. Fed up, Kurt informs Rachel and Santana that he, Elliott and Dani have decided to kick both girls out of Pamela Lansbury unless they can patch things up. Kurt invites them to his first performance with Elliott and Dani as the new band One Three Hill. Although neither Rachel or Santana are happy about the situation, they agree to be civil to one another for one night to support Kurt during his first gig with his new band. Both Santana and Rachel look sad as they watch Kurt perform The Happening with Elliott and Dani. (Trio)

At the Spotlight Diner Santana and Rachel are sitting at the counter when Kurt emerges frantic from the kitchen with cell phone in hand. Rachel asks him what is going on while Santana makes a joke about Kurt booking a gig for his band at the Union Square subway station, which prompts some snarky comments from Rachel. Kurt interrupts them with the bad news: New Directions has lost their Nationals competition and Sue has disbanded glee club, this time for good. Kurt tells them that Sue is planning on turning the choir room into a computer lab. All three are clearly dismayed by the news. (City of Angels)

Kurt, Rachel and Santana travel back to Lima in order to celebrate the Glee club before it's inevitable end through the hand of Sue Sylvester. Santana goes on a rant to sabotage Rachel, dragging Kurt into it. At the end of the episode, all three of them, along with the rest of the original line-up of New Directions, follow Mr. Schue into the auditorium to reminisce about what Glee club meant to them. (100)

Kurt and Mercedes perform I Am Changing in order to make Rachel and Santana realize that life is too short to hate each other like they do at the moment. They make up later and Kurt is reliefed to have their dynamic back, excitedly watching their performance of Be Okay. They all help Holly with the video message for Mr. Schue and take part in the grand performance of Don't Stop Believin'. (New Directions)

It is revealed that, after Santana moved out to go to Lesbos with Brittany, Rachel moved back into the Bushwick Apartment with Kurt. (New New York)

When Rachel is in distress over her upcoming opening night for Funny Girl, as his last option, Kurt calls Santana, who has a heart-to-heart with Rachel and gets her back on her feet. Both Kurt and Santana attend Rachel's opening night and the inevitable after-party, where they all perform Pumpin Blood for the audience. When Rachel gives Sue a verbal smackdown the next morning, both Kurt and Rachel applaud her for her bold braveness. Later, Rachel is too afraid to read her review in the New York Times the next morning, she asks Kurt to read it. He tells her that he can't do it either, though, and Santana grabs the newspaper and reads the very positive review for everyone. (Opening Night)

With Rachel out of town for her TV-show audition and Kurt panicking over the situation, Santana jumps in and goes on stage as Fanny, saving Rachel from getting fired. (The Back-Up Plan)

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To save Rachel's public image, Santana jumps in as her publicist and they create "Broadway Bitches," a charity for dogs in the local shelter. When Kurt asks whether he can join the performance they're planning, they gently shut him down, leaving him angry and disappointed. Later, Kurt lands the role of Peter Pan in the Lexington Home's performance of the musical of the same name. He goes home to tell Rachel and Santana about his exciting news only to find them mildly impressed and saying they're unable to make his opening night. Kurt tells them that he would - and has actually done everything for them whenever they asked, but they fail to come to his aid or be there for him the one time he needs them. He tells them that he's done being a friend to them only when it's convenient for them and leaves. The next day, at the Spotlight Diner, the three of them speak fondly of each other and praise each other's talent nonetheless, sharing a hug after. (Old Dog, New Tricks)

Santana comes back to help to recruit new members for the reinstated glee club, when she received a phone call from Rachel. She surprises them, along with the other alumni. They all hug. They perform in Take On Me, later on in the day. They hear a voice in the vents (that Rachel heard before) and investigate to find it. They locate the voice in the library, from a boy named Roderick. They all comment on how he needs to try out for the club. When he performs, Roderick performs Mustang Sally, Santana singing back up, along with Quinn and Brittany, while Kurt and Rachel watch. Later on in the episode, Santana introduces Mason and Madison. They are all seen singing in Home. (Homecoming)

Santana, along with most of the other alumni, agreed to stay another week, Rachel and Kurt introduce the weeks first lesson: Mashups. After seeing that they are not getting along as co-directors, Santana volunteers to do the mashup first, with Brittany. Rachel and Kurt thank her, slightly humiliated. After the performance of Hand in My Pocket/I Feel the Earth Move with Brittany, Santana proposes to her, to which Rachel is happy at, while Kurt declares that their too young to get married, and should have learned from his and Blaine's break up. After Tina speaks up at how perfect they are, Santana thanks her, while she glares at Kurt. Later that day, Kurt and Rachel walk in the hallway, Rachel saying he is not being supportive. He agrees, saying they'll regret. Santana comes to talk to Kurt. Rachel fails to leave. Santana tells them that she thought of what he said, and agrees with him. Kurt and Rachel look surprised. She continues saying thats what happened to him and Blaine, insulting him with reasons on why they broke up. She concludes, saying that it has nothing to do with her and Brittany, but with him. She walks away, a sign saying “Get Your Crap Together,” as Kurt looks humiliated. At the end of the episode, they sing in You Learn/You've Got a Friend, meaning that they are on good terms. (Jagged Little Tapestry)


Sang Together (In a Group Number)
Song Episode

Solos with

Don't Stop Believin' Journey Finn, Puck, Mercedes, and Artie
To Sir, With Love Finn, Mercedes, Artie, and Tina

Sang Together (In a Group Number)
Song Episode

Solos with

Do They Know It's Christmas? Extraordinary Merry Christmas Finn, Mercedes, Blaine, Artie, Puck, Brittany, and Tina
Black or White Michael Mercedes and Artie
How Will I Know Dance With Somebody Mercedes
Paradise by the Dashboard Light Nationals Finn, Puck, Blaine, Brittany, Mike, and Mercedes
We Are the Champions Finn, Puck and Quinn

Sang Together (In a Group Number)
Song Episode

Solos with

The Scientist The Break-Up Will, Emma, Finn, Brittany, and Blaine
You're the One That I Want Glease Ryder, Marley, Brittany, Finn, and Blaine
We've Got Tonite I Do Betty, Artie, Finn, Quinn, Blaine, Jake, and Marley
Mamma Mia Guilty Pleasures Blaine, Marley, SamUnique, and Kitty
At the Ballet Lights Out Isabelle

Sang Together (In a Group Number)
Song Episode

Solos with

Let It Be Tina in the Sky with Diamonds Tina, Kitty, and Artie
Roar A Katy or A Gaga Kitty, Sam, Jake, Tina, Unique, Dani, and Elliott
Just the Way You Are Movin' Out Sam and Blaine
The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) Previously Unaired Christmas Cody
Away In A Manger Kitty
Hold On Trio Artie, Blaine, Dani, Elliott, Sam and Tina
Take Me Home Tonight Old Dog, New Tricks Artie, Blaine, Maggie, Mercedes, and Sam
Related Songs

Sang Together (In a Group Number)
Song Episode

Solos with

Take On Me Homecoming Artie, Brittany, Mercedes, Puck, Quinn, Sam, and Tina
Home Artie, Brittany, Jane, Madison, Mason, Puck, Quinn, Roderick, Spencer, and Tina
You Learn/You've Got a Friend Jagged Little Tapestry Brittany, Quinn, and Tina


  • They all had a romantic relationship with Finn at one point in the series.
  • They each have had a duet with Mercedes, whom they all used to be rivals with at one point.
  • They each have different sexuality: Kurt being gay, Rachel being heterosexual and Santana being a lesbian.



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