30 Former Couples Who Fell in Love on Set

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​When actors star alongside one another in a movie or TV series, it seems nearly impossible to not form some type of connection. For many, it quickly becomes romantic, turning something totally fictional into a real-life relationship. However, it doesn't always last.


Here are 30 former couples who met on set.

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30. Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon

Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon met on the set of Rendition in 2007, and dated for two years following. Their pretty low-key relationship ended in 2009, but the two still only have good things to say of one another.

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29. Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder

1990s fan-favorite couple Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder met on-set while filming Edward Scissorhands (1990). The two only dated for two years, but that didn't stop Johnny from getting his famous "Winona Forever" tattoo. 

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28. Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult

Jennifer Lawrence famously dated her X-Men co-star Nicholas Hoult on and off for four years. The two met on set in 2010, split in 2014, but still appeared alongside one another in X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016. The exes seem to be on good terms.

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27. Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez met on the set of Dark Tide (2010) and begun dating. The pair even got married in 2013, but sadly called things off come 2015.

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26. Freida Pinto and Dev Patel

Freida Pinto and Dev Patel met on the set of the Academy Award-winning Slumdog Millionaire (2008), but didn't officially confirm their relationship until 2009. Unfortunately, they called things quits in 2014.

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25. Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton

This notorious relationship actually started when Angelina and Billy Bob met on the set of 1999's Pushing Tin. The pair didn't start dating until 2000, however, but were married after just two months. Their divorce came three years later.

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24. Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana

Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana met in 2011 while on set for their film The Words, and went public in 2012 at the Sundance Film Festival. The two split later that year, but then went on to join the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), and seem on good terms.

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23. Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen

These two longtime lovers met on the set of Jumper (2008), and after dating for several years, had a daughter in 2014. Rachel and Hayden sadly called it quits in 2017, after nearly 10 years together.

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22. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were married in 2015, but originally fell in love on the set of Wanderlust (2012). Unfortunately, the pair shocked fans when they announced their split early this year.

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21. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez

One of the most iconic relationships in Hollywood began on-set during the filming of 2002's Gigli. Jennifer and Ben went on to get engaged, but called it quits in 2004. They've both since moved on, and there's no word if they remain friendly at all.

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20. Penélope Cruz and Matthew McConaughey

​Penélope Cruz and Matthew McConaughey met on the set of 2005's Sahara, and dated for over a year. They were said to have had too busy of schedules to continue their relationship, and split on good terms.

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19. Ryan Gosling and Sandra Bullock

​Bet you forgot about this couple! Ryan Gosling and Sandra Bullock dated after they acted alongside one another in 2002's Murder by Numbers. The two split two years later.

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18. Dominic Monaghan and Evangeline Lilly

After meeting on the set of Lost, Evangeline Lilly and Dominic Monaghan formed a romantic relationship. They were on and off for three years, and in 2013, Monaghan ​hinted at Lilly cheating on him! In a tweet, he wrote, "nah. I don't date cheaters," in reference to a post about Lilly. Hm...

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17. Jason Segel and Linda Cardellini

Freaks and Geeks co-stars Jason Segel and Linda Cardellini dated for a few years after the series was cancelled. Many believe Segel's naked breakup scene in Forgetting Sarah Marshall is directly based on his split from Cardellini. Ouch.

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16. Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Jerry Ferrara

Entourage co-stars ​Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Jerry Ferrara famously dated on-screen and off, after they met on set in 2008. The two split about a year later, blaming busy schedules. 

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15. Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder took their on-screen Vampire Diaries romance off-screen, and dated for three years. The pair split in 2013, and have reportedly stayed good friends since.

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14. Blake Lively and Penn Badgley

​While their characters got married on Gossip Girl, Blake Lively and Penn Badgley did date in real life for three years. They split in 2010. 

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13. Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf

​After meeting on the set of Transformers in 2007, Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf were constantly rumored to be a couple. It wasn't until 2011 that the latter confirmed a romance between the two. The problem? Fox was in a relationship with Brian Austin Green. Reportedly, they were on a break when Fox and LaBeouf had a fling, but now-husband Green was not happy to hear the admission.

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12. Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson

​Pacey and Joey were a fan-favorite couple on Dawson's Creek, and the real life stars Joshua Jackson and Katie Holmes actually did date for a year during the '90s show. Holmes later ​confessed Jackson was her "first love."

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11. Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield

The Amazing Spider-Man co-stars Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield met on set in 2010, where they played the iconic couple Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker. The two confirmed their relationship two years later, but sadly split in 2015. The two have remained friends, and rumors of them rekindling their relationship have even begun this year.

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10. Milo Ventimiglia and Alexis Bledel

​Milo Ventimiglia and Alexis Bledel famously played boyfriend-girlfriend on Gilmore Girls, and took their romance off-screen. They reportedly dated in secret for four years, and even considered marriage. Unfortunately, they split ways in 2006.

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9. Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt

​Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt met on the set of Se7en in 1994, in which they played husband and wife. The two acclaimed actors began dating shortly after, got engaged, but unfortunately split in 1997. Both parties have expressed regret about the relationship. 

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8. Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall

Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall played brother and sister in TV drama Dexter, and ended up falling in love in real life. The pair got married in 2008, but sadly got divorced in 2011. 

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7. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling

Despite not getting along at all when they were first cast for The Notebook, Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling's on-screen romance eventually turned off-screen as well. The two dated for four years, calling it quits in 2007.​

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6. Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck

​Although Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's first time acting alongside each other was in 2000's Pearl Harbor, they didn't fall in love until they starred in Daredevil together in 2002. Both parties were already in relationships at the time, but Affleck later confessed the film is where they found romance, despite both being taken. In 2005, the pair got married, and since have had three kids. The world was heartbroken when they announced their split in 2015.

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5. Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron

​Fan-favorite on-screen couple in High School Musical, actors Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron took their romance to real life, and began dating in 2006. The pair stuck together through various films and controversies, but ultimately called it quits in 2010. 

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4. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman

​Nicole Kidman were one of the biggest couples in the 1990s, after meeting on the set of 1990 film Days of Thunder, and got married the same year the film was released. The two starred alongside each other in multiple movies following, and adopted two kids together. However, in 2001, Cruise abruptly filed for divorce. Many believe his involvement with Scientology played a factor.

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3. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

​Another fan-favorite couple who took their on-screen romance off, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson met and famously began dating during the Twilight series. Although rumors of their relationship began in 2008, the couple didn't confirm anything until 2010. In 2012, photos were leaked of Stewart cheating on Pattinson with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. The two split briefly, but were back together in no time. They finally split for good in 2013.

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2. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan

​The world was crushed when Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announced their split this year. The two actors met on the set of Step Up, where they played boyfriend-girlfriend, and were then married in 2008. They have one daughter together.

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1. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

​In 2004, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and fell in love. While Jolie had finalized her divorce from Billy Bob Thornton the year prior, Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston. Pitt and Aniston parted ways, and the former went public with his relationship with Jolie in 2005. The two had a secret wedding in 2014, and shocked the world when they announced their split in 2016. They have six children together, three of which are biological.

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