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Celebs Who Met On-Set And Married Their Co-Stars

MJ Staff - AS May 9, 2023

One of the best parts of watching a movie or tv series is seeing the relationships between actors flourish. Some stars have a natural chemistry that personifies their characters better than any dialogue could and bleeds over into their off-screen lives. We all want a happy ending for our favorite characters and the actors who play them. We’re going to explore actors who found their other half while filming together. Some of these stars are still together today, while others have fizzled out after a few years. Still, it’s amazing to see the actors behind our favorite characters getting together in real life! Here are some adorable times actors married their co-stars.

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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

You might remember Brad and Angelina’s sizzling chemistry while starring in the hit 2005 film Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Brad separated from his first wife, Jennifer Aniston, while filming this movie and many have wondered if his co-star had something to do with the demise of his first marriage. Regardless, Pitt and Jolie had a whirlwind romance that carried them for 12 years, before finally ending in divorce. The couple have six children they share custody of from their marriage.

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Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan

This super sweet couple met in 2006 while filming the hit drama Step Up. Their chemistry was undeniable on screen, and they proved to have just as much electricity between them when the cameras weren’t rolling. Channing and Jenna tied the knot in 2009 in Malibu, California, and attended a luxurious honeymoon in Bali. Unfortunately, this couple wasn’t destined to be together forever. They had a child together in 2013 and publically separated five years later. As of 2019, their divorce is official.

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Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman

Cruise and Kidman met in 1989 while filming Days of Thunder. They were instantly drawn together, and Kidman has said that the moment their eyes met was “electrifying.” It seemed these two stars were instantly inseparable, and they married in 1990. The stars adopted two children together before ultimately divorcing in 2001. Nicole Kidman is now happily married to Keith Urban and Tom Cruise has had another failed marriage since then.

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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner

Ben and Jennifer’s love story begins in the summer of 2000. The stars met on the set of Pearl Harbor and felt an instant attraction to each other. However, Garner was in a serious relationship at the time, so things didn’t take off for these celebs until a couple of years later. They reunited in 2002 while filming Daredevil and fell in love, despite both stars being in serious relationships with others. The pair got married in 2005 after disentangling themselves from their respective partners. Three children came from this union before the stars split in 2015 after Affleck took the family nanny on a lavish vacation and was publically accused of cheating.

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Jared Padalecki and Genevieve Cortese

If you’re a fan of the cult hit television series Supernatural, then you already know all about this couple. The series spanned an impressive 15 seasons, gaining a massive following and leading to many lifelong relationships between the stars. Jared met Genevieve on the set of Supernatural in 2008. She played his character’s demonic love interest, and their on-screen chemistry was off the charts! The pair got married in 2010 and have since welcomed three children into their family. They also performed on-screen together again recently in the series Walker.

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Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem

It’s not surprising that this couple got together after their sizzling performance in the romantic comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Cruz and Bardem had sparks flying every time the cameras rolled, and their chemistry offscreen was just as intense. The couple secretly tied the knot in July 2010 and went on to have two children. The couple is still happily married to this day.

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Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer

Paquin and Moyer met while filming the hit tv series True Blood. They met screen testing for the show, and Moyer has said in an interview on Watch What Happens Live, “We were both single at the time, and there was just this kind of spark.” He continued to say, “By day three or four – oh, this is going to sound so syrupy – but I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her.” The couple married in 2010 and have two children together.

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Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton

You may not recognize this couple unless you’re a fan of classic movies, but Taylor and Burton were one of the most talked about celebrity couples of their time. The pair met in 1963 while filming Cleopatra and married a year later. They had a successful marriage for several years before finally divorcing in 1974. A year after their divorce, they married again for a short time before permanently going their separate ways.

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Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz

Craig and Weisz actually met over a decade before they became co-stars. The pair met in London in the 90s and were reunited in 2011 while acting as a married couple in Dream House. They tied the knot later that year and welcomed their first child together in 2018. Craig has said he loves being married, and Weisz expressed she never expected to be married, but it just felt right with Craig. The two are still happily married to this day.

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Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied

Portman and Millepied’s love story could be turned into its own movie! The pair met on the set of Black Swan. Millepied was recruited to choreograph the movie and teach Portman the art of ballet. The two fell fast in love during filming and were officially together by the time the movie was finished. Only a year later, the couple was engaged and expecting their first child. They married in 2012 and have since traveled the world together and expanded their family.

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Kit Harington & Rose Leslie

Fans of the dark, cult HBO series Game of Thrones will easily recognize this power couple. Harington and Leslie met in 2011 while filming season 2 of this epic series, and their romance blossomed from the moment they met. Despite taking a short break from each other in 2013, the pair came back together in 2014 stronger than ever. The couple married in 2018 and welcomed their first child, a baby boy, in 2021.

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Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling

It seems 2011 was the year of love and new relationships for many stars! Mendes and Gosling met in 2011 on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines when they played a married couple with an infant. Who knew this would be a foretelling of the stars’ futures? The couple has remained deliberately private throughout the years, but they did welcome two children in 2014 and 2016. Despite sharing a few photos and the names of their children, this couple has largely kept their family out of the spotlight. Mendes once told a fan on Instagram, “My man and my kids are private.”

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Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander

Michael and Alicia are proof that love can spring from on-screen chemistry. The pair met in 2016 while filming the romantic drama The Light Between Oceans about a lightkeeper and his wife. Alicia and Michael are naturally private people, and they kept their relationship quiet while dating. In 2018, Alicia revealed the pair had married in secret the previous year! “I feel more happy and content than I’ve ever been,” Alicia said about her recent marriage. The couple welcomed their first child together in 2021 and continue to live in marital bliss.

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Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively

When Reynolds and Lively met on the set of Green Lantern in 2010, there was an instant attraction. Unfortunately, both stars were with other people at the time, so they couldn’t act on their feelings. Both actors found themselves single by the fall of 2011 and reconnected. The pair began dating and secretly wed on September 9, 2012. Since becoming married, the couple has welcomed four children into the world. They’ve kept many aspects of their relationship private, but fans can still browse pictures of their family life on the stars’ social media accounts.

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Annette Bening & Warren Beatty

Warren Beatty was known for his impressive dating history back in the day. He’d romanced big names in the film industry, including Madonna, Diane Keaton, and Julie Christie. Everything changed when he cast Bening in his 1991 film Bugsy. The pair began dating while filming the movie, and they married the very next year. The power couple welcomed four children together, and Beatty even took a short break from Hollywood to focus on family life. He returned to the film industry in 2016 with the film Rules Don’t Apply.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar & Freddie Prinze Jr.

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer star met her other half, Freddie Prinze Jr., while filming the 1997 horror flick I Know What You Did Last Summer. The pair didn’t start dating until a few years after filming the cult hit together, but once they got together, they were inseparable. Only a few years later, in 2002, the couple tied the knot at a resort in Mexico. Seven years after their marriage, the couple welcomed their first child together. They had another child together in 2012. SMG told PEOPLE Magazine this about married life with children as stars, “Make the most of the time that you have. We are all pulled in so many directions, so make sure that, whichever one you are focusing on, you’re present.”

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Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth

Miley Cyrus rose to fame with her role in Hannah Montana, though the star became more known for her risque music after her rocky transition from Disney child star to adult woman. She met her future husband while filming the Nicholas Sparks novel adaptation The Last of Us in 2009. The two were hot and heavy for a while before falling into an on-and-off again pattern throughout late 2010. The couple became engaged in 2012 but officially called off their engagement in 2013 after months of breakup rumors stirred on social media. In classic on-and-off again fashion, the couple got back together in 2016 and were engaged for a second time later that year. They married in 2018, but the happiness didn’t last. They separated the following year and were officially divorced in 2020.

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Claire Danes & Hugh Dancy

Clair Danes and Hugh Dancy met while playing fictional love interests in the 2006 movie Evening. The pair quickly fell in love and became inseparable. The rest, as they say, is history! Danes and Dancy married in 2009 and went on to welcome two sons, Rowan and Cyrus, together. Their rep confirmed in early 2023 that the pair are expecting their third child later this year. Unlike many celebrity couples, Danes and Dancy have had a smooth relationship and have mostly kept their private lives out of the spotlight.

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Julia Roberts & Danny Moder

Julia Robers and Danny Moder have been married for over 20 years now! The pair met back in 2000 while filming the romantic comedy The Mexican. On Independence Day the following year, Roberts and Moder had a private ceremony and said their vows. The pair has largely kept their private lives out of the spotlight, aside from a few public appearances over the years. They have three children together, son Henry and twins Hazel and Phinnaeus.

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Grace Gealey & Trai Byers

Grace Gealey and Trai Byers met while filming the hit drama series Empire. The couple met on set in 2015 and quickly felt that indescribable spark for each other. It wasn’t long before Gealey and Byers began dating, and an official engagement announcement quickly followed. They married in October 2016 at a beach-side ceremony on Grand Cayman Island. Gealey spoke about marrying her costar with FabLife and said, “I think that if you do get involved – I keep wanting to say on set – I think that if you do get involved at your workplace, you have to know that this is something that you want to be invested in, and this is just not just something that is frivolous and fleeting.”

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Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have had one of the longest and most secure relationships in Hollywood history! The pair met in 1981 on the set of Hank’s hit sitcom Bosom Buddies. Hanks was still married to his first wife when they first met, but the two stars instantly had a connection. They reunited in 1985 when starring together in Volunteers. The couple married in 1988 and have remained together ever since! Hanks spoke with GQ about meeting Rita for the first time and had this to say, “Rita and I just looked at each other and—kaboom—that was that. I asked Rita if it was the real thing for her, and it just couldn’t be denied.”

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Kaitlin Olson & Rob McElhenney

Fans of the hit sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philidelphia will be thrilled to hear Olson and McElhenney are still going strong. This couple met while filming this series, and they experienced an instant attraction that couldn’t be denied. Olson and McElhenney got together in 2006 and married only two years later. The pair have enjoyed married life for 15 years now and still sing each other’s praises every chance they get!

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Samira Wiley & Lauren Morelli

Samira Wiley and Luren Morelli met on the set of the hit sensation Orange is the New Black. What started out as a close friendship evolved into a deep, loving relationship. Morelli was still married when the pair first met, but when Morelli went through her divorce, it was Wiley she turned to. The pair grew closer and got engaged in 2016. They married a year later in Palm Springs in an intimate weekend-long ceremony with close friends and family. They have since welcomed their first child together and continue to post updates on their married lives on social media.

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Alyson Hannigan & Alexis Denisof

While all the celebs on this list met their significant others on the set of a film or television series, Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof’s story is a bit different. They did meet on set while filming Buffy the Vampire Slayer back in the late 90s, but they only filmed a single season together. Their characters didn’t interact very much, but clearly, the stars left an impression on each other. The stars began dating in 1999 and married in 2003. They’ve been married for 20 years now, and they have two beautiful children together.

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Chad Michael Murray & Sophia Bush

Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush met as young stars on the hit drama One Tree Hill. They met in early 2002, and by October of that year, they were officially going steady. They dated for a year and a half before announcing their engagement in May 2004. The couple tied the knot in Santa Monica, California, on April 16, 2005. Unfortunately, after only five months of being married, the couple separated, and Bush filed for an annulment. It must have been awkward for the couple after their divorce since they were still costars on One Tree Hill!

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Adam Brody & Leighton Meester

Adam Brody and Leighton Meester met while filming The O.C. and Gossip Girl, respectively. This couple gave fans the real-life crossover event they’d always hoped for. The pair began dating quietly in 2013 and got married a year later. They now have two children together and have had an extremely positive and successful relationship. Leighton spoke with PorterEdit about their relationship back in 2018 and had this to say, “And I think that’s one of the many wonderful parts of not only having a child and meeting your soulmate, but also, I feel really lucky career-wise, really in a place that I want to be.”

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Alexis Bledel & Vincent Kartheiser

Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser’s characters had a wild, spicy affair on Mad Men, and it turns out the stars got involved in a hot and heavy relationship off-screen during filming! They met on set in 2011 and publically confirmed their relationship the following year. Kartheiser proposed to Bledel in 2013, and the pair had a quiet, private ceremony in 2014. The couple surprised fans by announcing the birth of their son the following year after keeping Bledel’s entire pregnancy quiet! Unfortunately, Kartheiser filed for divorce in 2022 after eight years of marriage.

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Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos met back in 1995 when Consuelos filmed a screen test for the daytime drama All My Children. Their chemistry was undeniable, and Consuelos was immediately hired to play the role of Ripa’s onscreen love interest. Things heated up off-screen for the couple as they began dating IRL. Their romance turned heavy within months, and the couple eloped in Los Vegas in 1996. They have since welcomed three children together, and their relationship is still going strong to this day.

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David Tennant & Georgia Moffett

Fans of the epic television series Doctor Who will instantly recognize David Tennant, who played the tenth incarnation of The Doctor. If they look closely, true fans of the series should recognize his wife, Georgia Moffett, as well! Georgia played The Doctor’s “daughter” during an episode of the fourth season. Tennant and Moffett immediately hit it off during filming and began dating. The pair got married in 2012 and have since welcomed two children together.

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Paul Wesley & Torrey DeVitto

Paul Wesley and Torrey DeVitto met while working on the film Killer Movie in 2007. The couple dated for a while, and DeVitto appeared in a recurring role on The Vampire Diaries, in which Paul Wesley played one of the hot vampire brothers, Stefan. The pair married in 2011, but they didn’t find their happily ever after together. After only two years of marriage, the couple separated and filed for divorce.

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Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have a different love story than most of the ones on this list. They met while filming That 70s Show and played each other’s romantic interests on the show. However, the couple didn’t start dating in real life for another fifteen years! Despite meeting in 1998, the pair didn’t have their first off-screen kiss until 2012. The couple got engaged in 2014- 16 years after first meeting each other. They welcomed a daughter later that year and tied the knot in 2015.

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LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian met in 2008 while filming the Lifetime movie Northern Lights. They immediately hit it off, but both were in relationships with other people at the time. Rumors that the stars had an affair with each other were denied, but by the following year, they’d both ended their respective marriages and begun publically dating. They wasted no time and tied the knot in 2011. Despite the rocky start to their relationship, the pair have now been married for over twelve years!

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Emily VanCamp & Josh Bowman

Another couple who found love in 2011 was Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman. They met while filming the ABC drama Revenge, where they played love interests, Emily Thorne and Daniel Grayson. It didn’t take long for the pair to announce their relationship, and they dated for five years before getting engaged in May 2017. They married the following year at Harbour Islands in the Bahamas. The pair is still together to this day and frequently posts sweet pictures and captions of their journey together.

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Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas truly have a fairytale romance. They met on the set of Once Upon a Time in 2011, where they played Snow White and Prince Charming. The couple developed feelings for each other during filming and confirmed they were in a real-life relationship the following year. They married in California in 2014 and have since welcomed two children into their family. Even after the show’s ending in 2018, the couple continues to live out their real life happily ever after.

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Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton met as co-judges in 2014 on NBC’s The Voice. This celebrity couple experienced an instant attraction for each other that was palpable to viewers of this hit reality series. They bonded over their recent divorces and began dating in 2015. Throughout their relationship, the singers have released several duets together that made fans swoon. The couple announced their engagement in 2020 and married a year later in an intimate ceremony on Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch.

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Gwyneth Paltrow & Brad Falchuck

Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuck met back in 2010 when Paltrow made a guest appearance on the hit television series Glee. The couple quietly began dating four years later after ending their respective relationships. They publically announced their romance in 2015 and secretly got engaged two years later. The couple married in 2018 and went on the honeymoon of a lifetime to the Maldives in 2019.

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Scarlett Johansson & Colin Jost

You might think Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost met on the set of one of her high-profile films, but that isn’t the case! They actually met back in 2006 when Johansson hosted Saturday Night Live. Colin was a writer during that year, and the pair instantly hit it off. They didn’t reconnect until 2017, but once the stars got together, they were inseparable. The pair got engaged in 2019 and married the following year in a small, intimate ceremony. The couple has since welcomed two children into the world together.

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Mariska Hargitay & Peter Hermann

Fans of the hit drama Law and Order: SVU will easily recognize Mariska Margitay, who has been a star on the show since 1999. She met Peter Hermann while filming season three, and the pair felt an instant draw toward each other. After dating for two years, Hargitay and Hermann tied the knot in 2004. They’ve since had three children together, including biological son August in 2006, adopted daughter and son Amaya Josephine and Andrew Nicholas in 2011. The happy family continues to stay strong together today. Hargitay had this to say to PEOPLE in 2019, “I think there is such beauty in the divine architecture of how this family was built.”

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Chrissy Teigen & John Legend

Unlike most of the couples on this list, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend didn’t meet while filming an intense television series or movie. Instead, they met when Teigen starred in John Legend’s music video in 2006. They quickly became inseparable, and Legend proposed to Teigen while on vacation in the Maldives in 2011. The couple married in Lake Como, Italy, in 2013. Teigen and Legend have welcomed three children since their marriage, Luna, Miles, and Esti Stephens. Unfortunately, the couple suffered a horrific miscarriage in 2020, but they pulled together and are still going strong today.

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