Of course she loved him. She married him and had his children, despite the fact that on many levels she felt that she should have little to do with him. I think the attraction to Anakin was the result of a few things. First, he adored the ground that she walked on, and that's attractive. Secondly, he tapped into a part of Padme that she'd had to deny for years because of her official duties and she found that she liked that side of herself and was naturally attracted to the one who reignited it. Thirdly, Anakin's a good lookin guy with some kick-ass powers at his disposal. Who wouldn't go for a guy who could cut up a pear in mid-air like that? Fourthly, girls always like dangerous men and you don't get much more dangerous than Darth Vader! Unfortunately, as in so many relationships, the danger that is initially so attractive ultimately brings about the downfall of the relationship. Padme would've been happier in the long run if she'd gone with a less exciting, but less dangerous guy. Jar jar? No-big ears and annoying voice and I don't even want to think about what he lookes like naked. 3PO? No-gay. What about Captain Typho? He's pretty good looking, responsible and best of all he's a New Zealander! If she hooked up with him she might end up with an Oscar!