Celebrities fall in love frequently. They’re surrounded by the eye-catching beauty of the spotlight and those who shine underneath it. Sometimes co-stars come together while making a film. They then find themselves in the same passionate embrace off-screen as they portray it on-screen. Hollywood love affairs come in many shapes and sizes; famous couples experience unfair casualties and may even suffer from public heartbreak, but it doesn’t make the courtship any less entertaining to their fans. Here is our list of the most infamous on-screen couples turned real-life romances!
Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds
Hollywood’s ‘It’ couple first met on the set of The Green Lantern. Neither co-star was single at the time, Lively stuck in an on-again-off-again relationship with her on-screen boyfriend, Penn Badgley, and Ryan pursuing divorce proceedings with Scarlett Johansson. Following the premiere of their super-hero movie, Blake and Ryan were spotted together the morning after his birthday, and have been inseparable ever since. The young and beautiful couple will soon welcome their second child.
Justin Theroux & Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston took a pretty big blow when her former husband, Brad Pitt, fell in love with his Mr.& Mrs. Smith co-star, Angelina Jolie. Jen and Justin met on the set of Wanderlust and instantly hit it off. The bad boy actor proposed to his now-wife on his birthday, and the two continue strong regardless of split allegations frequently circulating.
Amber Heard & Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp had allegedly cheated on his longtime partner, Vanessa Paradis, while filming the The Rum Diary with Amber Heard. The two married shortly after Depp’s divorce, and had been worshiped on the red carpet since their merging as a couple. Sadly, the relationship quickly turned sour after less than two years of wedded bliss. Heard publicly accused Depp of physical and emotional violence and Depp retaliated by alleging that Heard was lying to get a larger divorce settlement. After months of a highly contentious and publicized divorce, the couple finally agreed to a settlement of $7 million to be paid by Depp to charities focused on helping women in abusive relationships.
Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck fell in love on the set of Daredevil, but had previously met while Pearl Harbor was filming. The two were married for ten years before separating in 2013, amidst rumors of Affleck’s affair with the family nanny. More recently, the estranged couple has decided to try and make their marriage work, primarily for the well-being of their children.
Rachel Bilson & Hayden Christensen
“O.C.” alum Rachel Bilson and Star Wars villain Hayden Christensen, fell in love at first sight on the set of Jumper. The sci-fi film brought the two lovebirds together until 2010, until they decided to take a break because of long-distance complications. They reunited after a short time apart and continued their engagement, pursuing the happy marriage they have today.
Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have become the Millenial generation’s hope that true love exists. Miley and Liam met on the set of The Last Song and maintained a high-profile relationship until Miley ‘broke out of her shell.’ Maybe we’re just trying to call her nutty, but that’s beside the point. The pair split after a four-year relationship that had turned engagement, only to reunite in 2015 — sparking wedding speculation all over the internet. It’s been confirmed that the duo are back in action, but we still don’t hear church bells ringing.
Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer
The on-screen vampires met on the set of “True Blood,” and began an off-screen love affair almost immediately. They were said to sneak off for short trysts on set, share dinner together each night and gaze into each other’s eyes in front of the whole show’s cast. The married couple now have a set of twins together.
Kit Harington & Rose Leslie
Jon Snow and Ygritte… oh, excuse us. We meant Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, have been in a roller coaster of a relationship since meeting during the second season of “Game of Thrones.” They struggle to keep a steady momentum, just like their on-screen counterparts, but they always manage to find a way back to each other.
Jada Pinkett-Smith & Will Smith
Jada Pinkett met Will Smith for the first time while auditioning for the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” She aimed to play his on-screen girlfriend, but was rejected because of her height. Once Jada and Will eventually got married, they grew into the powerhouse couple that they are now, and have raised two creative children — similar to themselves. Jayden and Willow have followed in their parents’ footsteps and are breaking into the acting and music industry.
Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas
Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas connected instantaneously upon their first meeting. They remained friends for the remainder of Dallas’ marriage, but once that dissolution was complete in 2007, the Once Upon A Time royal couple skipped courtship and became serious quickly. They denied any allegations of an on-set affair before they were both single, but that’s a tale as old as time.
Rachel Weisz & Daniel Craig
Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig first came together on the set of Dream House. The Bond-style player was linked to many actresses and models throughout the years, but claims that his marriage to Weisz, his second marriage overall, is going the distance. The pair started off as friends but grew into lovers with a happier ending than Dream House had.
Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder made “Vampire Diaries” fans’ dreams come true when they took their steamy romance off-set. The co-stars turned lovers for a very complicated three years, before crushing the hopes of their beloved fandom. Somerhalder eventually married Nikki Reed, but now rumors of divorce between the two have spun out of control, pending Dobrev’s return to the CW show.
Jenna Dewan & Channing Tatum
Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum symbolize all of our #relationshipgoals. The dancing duo met on the set of Step Up in 2006. Tatum initially ran from the prospect of dating the actress, fearing commitment too soon. Eventually he took the plunge with Dewan and the couple now have a beautiful daughter together.
Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez
After co-starring in the move Dark Tide, Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez became smitten with one another. They married and had one child together, eventually filing for divorce in 2015. The separated couple seem to have no hard feelings regarding the split, but her past husbands have taken to to twitter to state their disagreements with her.
Bradley Cooper & Zoe Saldana
Cooper and Saldana starred alongside one another in The Words, dating and off from after the premiere up until 2013. It was a fairly mild affair, but after they broke up for good, Zoe has stated that she’s glad to be rid of that relationship. She is now married to Italian artist Marco Perego, and Bradley is dating model Irinna Shayka.
Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher were the stereotypical high school couple on “That 70’s Show.” Although they never dated during the show’s air time, they were best friends on set and clearly in total denial about their soulmate status. During Ashton’s “Punk’d” days, Kunis had admittedly began to dislike him as a person, and it wasn’t until their re-connection, after his divorce with Demi Moore, that they came together. The married Hollywood couple has one daughter, with another baby on the way.
Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are a classic example of a Hollywood couple. The iconic actors met on the set of their first film together, The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, and fell in love by the time the film wrapped. The couple never actually married, but had a family which includes another famous actress, Kate Hudson, a child from Hawn’s previous marriage. In 2015 the couple decided to finally wed after all, and it only took them 30 years to do it!
Carey Mulligan & Shia Labeouf
Carey Mulligan and Shia Labeouf came to know one another while filming Wall Street: Money Never Never Sleeps. The young starlets dated for just over a year, and then decided to call it quits when Labeouf wasn’t ready to settle down. Could you imagine a world where Carey got Shia to settle in, instead of putting “just do it” videos on the internet? No, we can’t either.
Vanessa Hudgens & Zac Efron
Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron were the epitome of Disney love and friendship during those good ol’ “High School Musical” days. They were together for five years until breaking up and breaking hearts all over in 2010. Apparently communication is still a possibility between the two, but they’ve both moved on it seems… with no hope for reconciliation in the future.
Téa Leoni & Tim Daly
“Madam Secretary” co-stars Téa Leoni and Tim Daly turned their on-screen marriage into a real-life relationship. They played a married couple on the CBS drama, and surprised the public with their coming out at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. They’ve been dating since 2014 and currently live together.
Freddie Prinze Jr. & Sarah Michelle Gellar
Freddie Prinze and Sarah Michelle Gellar may not have been on-screen lovers in I Know What You Did Last Summer, but the chemistry they share takes them far off-screen. The long-time couple were married in 2002, and seem to be stronger than ever. Thy choose to keep their personal lives private and don’t soak up the spotlight like they used to, but they’re happy caring for their two children in married bliss.
Penelope Cruz & Tom Cruise
Penelope and Tom started dating after they grew close on the set of Vanilla Sky. The two were serious to the point of discussing engagement, but after three years of dating, Penelope dumped Tom. The reason for the break-up has been cited as religious differences… Penelope believing that Scientology was a “third wheel” in their relationship.
Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are most famously known as being co-stars on “The Voice.” The two once held a purely musical connection, but after struggling with the difficulties of their own pending divorces, they sought solace in each other’s arms. The pair fell in love as they supported each other’s personal problems, and are soon to be married. The public has questioned their romance and the possibility of an affair, but there’s no evidence holding those claims to be true.
Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy
Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy met behind the scenes on Wuthering Heights, and embarked on a whirlwind romance. They were engaged a year after they started working together, and shared a low-key, private wedding over a July 4th weekend. They couple now has a child together.
Amanda Seyfried & Dominic Cooper
Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper met on the set of smash musical, “Mamma Mia.” As it turns out, ABBA songs really do have a way with the heart, and the couple survived a long-distance relationship, but only for two years. Amanda says she was “too uptight” for Cooper and that it never could have worked long-term.
Jennifer Lawrence & Nicholas Hoult
The beloved J.Law met X-Men co-star Nicholas Hoult while filming First Class. The couple were Hollywood’s favorite topic for almost three years, especially with Jennifer’s antics, charismatic personality, and nude photos, of course. The couple couldn’t manage a long-distance relationship and decided to pursue their own professional careers for the time being.
Uma Thurman & Ethan Hawke
Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke have a sordid past. The Tape co-stars fell in love on set and were married in 1998 for seven years before their scandalous divorce. Hawke had an extramarital affair with the family’s nanny and and their marriage was destroyed. In the end, Hawke married that same nanny only a couple of years later, and had two children with her.
Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson
Kristin Stewart and Robert Pattinson were the Twilight franchise’s greatest real-life love story, until they broke up after five years of dating. “Bella” was crazy enough to cheat on “Edward Cullen” in 2012, and it left their relationship in shambles. The couple split for good in 2013, and have come to realize their romance was a product of the entertainment industry.
Jerry Ferrara & Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Best known for her role as Meadow Soprano, Jamie-Lynn Sigler met her real-life husband, Jerry Ferrara, on the set of “Entourage.” The pair usually kept quiet about their relationship, only to split up after a year of dating.
Rachel McAdams & Ryan Gosling
Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling were the living fairytale. The two met on one of the most romantic film sets ever, The Notebook, and fell in love off-screen, too. The love affair was said to be tumultuous, but even more beautiful than their characters’ relationship. After four years, both partners threw in the towel.
Jake Gyllenhaal & Reese Witherspoon
Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon met on the set of Rendition in 2007, and dated until their break-up in 2009. After two years the pair amicably parted ways, but only have nice things to say about one another. Gyllenhaal refers to Witherspoon as one of the “smartest and strongest women he’s ever known.”
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are the poster-children for Hollywood affairs. Pitt was still married to “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston when he met Jolie on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. The on-screen lovers were suspiciously coy about their friendship, only perpetuating rumors surrounding their extramarital affair. Later, Brad would divorce America’s sweetheart and marry the former bad girl, and Brangelina now have six kids together.
Alexis Bledel & Vincent Kartheiser
“Mad Men” co-stars Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser may have had a troublesome affair on the hit HBO series, but off-screen, these two have it made in heaven. Their secret romance eventually catapulted into a high-profile coupledom, leading to marriage and more recently, a baby boy.
Freida Pinto & Dev Patel
Slumdog Millionaire was a monumental success in the film industry, but it appears that that universally acclaimed film also affected Freida and Dev greatly. The couple may have fallen in love on the set of their successful feature, but they didn’t make it official until 2009 when Freida was free of her previous engagement. The pair stuck together for a total of six years, but decided to move on in 2015.
Sienna Miller & Jude Law
Sienna Miller and Jude Law have given Hollywood one of the greatest love scandals to date. The former couple first met on the movie set of Alfie, and became engaged shortly after. Law publicly admitted to having an affair with his children’s nanny, and secretly confronted Daniel Craig about an affair Craig had allegedly had with Sienna. The couple reunited in 2009, only to break-up again in 2011. This was a match not meant for reconciliation.
Francesca Annis & Ralph Fiennes
Francesca Annis and Ralph Fiennes are another Hollywood couple that fell in love on set. The two co-starred together in the stage version of “Hamlet,” and were attached at the hip for years. In 2006, Annis divorced Fiennes due to cheating allegations. They were together for a total of 11 years.
Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s relationship may have been one of the most confusing affairs ever to witness, but at least it was full of passion. They first met on the set of Antony and Cleopatra, and during the span of their romance would get married and divorced twice. Their chemistry was said to be enigmatic and instant, leading to one of the most notorious love affairs of the 20th century.
Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied worked together on the set of Black Swan in 2010. Millepied was the film’s choreographer, which placed the industry colleagues in a tight, simultaneous work schedule. They married two years later in a small, Jewish ceremony, and have one child together.