Two characters that fans are most interested in on "Once Upon a Time" are Rumple and Belle. Even though on the season finale they were married, Rumple is keeping a secret from his beloved. On May 18, Hollywood Hills revealed that Rumple is going to feel badly about the situation.
Belle trusts Rumple, which makes his betrayal even more concerning. "OUAT" creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis wanted to make it clear that Rumple's love for Belle is genuine. However, holding on to a secret this big is going to affect him.
TV Guide revealed that in season 4 of "Once Upon a Time," Rumple will have a difficult time lying to Belle about his part in Zelena's death. Horowitz went on to say that it isn't going to be easy for him. Kitsis added that the character is a difficult man to love and she is going to be very upset when she discovers the truth. It is clear that Belle is going to find out what Rumple did, but the question is how and will their marriage survive?
WetPaint speculated that Belle most likely won't divorce Rumple, but that the couple will have a lot of friction. Kitsis said that last year Rumple sacrificed himself and broke the family cycle or bad fathers. Since season 3 mostly focused on him being held captive by the Wicked Witch, viewers didn't get to find out what was going on in his head. In the upcoming season, the executive producers would like to dig into his mind and find out what Rumple is thinking.