The world of Hollywood has always been a difficult environment to maintain a relationship in. Every day, there seems to be a torrent of updates about A-list celebrity couples who are on the verge of splitting up. It dominates the media and has millions of fans sharing their thoughts on social media. In a world where fame and fortune is the name of the game, it can be increasingly difficult for starstudded couples to maintain their famous relationships. However, there are also a number of romances that are born in Hollywood. Join us as we explore some of the most iconic on-screen couples who also dated in real life.
Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone – The Amazing Spider-Man
When Andrew Garfield met fellow up-and-coming star Emma Stone on the set of 2012’s Spider-Man reboot, it seemed like a match made in spidey heaven.
The couple was heavily followed by the media until 2015, when they reportedly went separate ways.
Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth – The Last Song
One of the most on-and-off Hollywood couples in the last decade has to be Miley Cyrus and Chris Hemsworth’s little brother, Liam. The duo began dating while working together on the set of teen drama The Last Song.
After breaking up and making up on a number of occasions, Cyrus and Hemsworth officially announced their engagement. Despite calling it off just over a year later, the wedding was back on when Hemsworth confirmed it on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Dominic Cooper & Amanda Seyfried – Mamma Mia!
In the musical rom-com Mamma Mia!, Dominic Cooper and Amanda Seyfried are fiances with a couple of problems. After a film full of drama and plenty of ABBA songs, the two characters decide to postpone their wedding and travel the world together.
It seems like Cooper and Seyfried decided to pick up where the movie left off, officially becoming an item and often being seen in public together. However, two years passed and in 2010, they decided to call it quits.
Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder – The Vampire Diaries
It takes a lot of professional strength to carry on working together after a romantic relationship falls apart. Yet that’s exactly what happened between Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder, who were two of the main characters in the popular series The Vampire Diaries.
After a couple of seasons, the duo decided to make their relationship more than just professional. Despite breaking up after three years together, both Dobrev and Somerhalder continued working together for two more seasons.
Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer – True Blood
One vampiric couple who has stood the test of time is Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, who were essentially the heartbeat of the series True Blood. It truly was love at first sight for the pair as they started dating while shooting the series’ pilot.
Since then, Paquin and Moyer have tied the knot, and a few years later, they had fraternal twins – Charlie and Poppy. Unlike many other couples on this list, Paquin, Moyer, and their beautiful family remain firmly intact.
Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe – Cruel Intentions
Despite playing characters who were romantically involved with each other in the teen drama Cruel Intentions, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe actually met two years beforehand at the former’s 21st birthday party.
In fact, the pair started dating pretty fast and were even engaged before the movie was released. Just a few months after the flick came out, Witherspoon gave birth to their first child. However, the duo ended up going their separate ways seven years later.
Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner – Daredevil
Having already established a rapport on the set of war movie Pearl Harbor, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were surely head over heels for one another. This was certainly the case after they finished wrapping up filming for the commercially/critically panned superhero movie Daredevil.
For a while, it seemed like their on-screen romance in the Marvel flick would be emulated in real life after a private wedding in Turks and Caicos. However, the couple shocked Hollywood when they announced plans to divorce in 2o15.
Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart – Twilight
It seemed like every teenager in the 2000s wanted to be like Edward Cullen and Bella Swan; the vampire and young lady who get romantically entwined in an adventure full of vampires and werewolves. Upon the release of the first installment of this polarizing franchise, the stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart started seeing each other off-screen as well.
Despite never previously confirming their relationship, Stewart was forced to set things straight after it was revealed that she had an affair with director Rupert Sanders.
Ryan Reynold & Blake Lively – Green Lantern
One of the on-screen turned off-screen couples who have lasted (so far) consists of Blake Lively and her superstar husband Ryan Reynolds. It seems ironic that the two would have hit it off on the set of the commercially unsuccessful superhero flick Green Lantern. Since then, things have only gotten better and better for Reynolds.
Not only did the couple’s romance result in marriage and two daughters, but Reynolds also hit the jackpot with his role as another superhero – Deadpool.
Jude Law & Sienna Miller – Alfie
Sienna Miller and Jude Law’s engagement in 2004 seemed to coincide directly with their collaboration in the movie Alfie. The British flick is a remake of the 1966 comedy that starred Michael Caine as the title character.
However, things turned sour pretty quickly when Law made a public apology to Miller after having an affair with the nanny of his children. Despite their best efforts to make things work, the couple decided to go their separate ways in 2006.
Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan – Step Up
Although he had been in a handful of movies beforehand, it was really Step Up that put Channing Tatum on the map. However, he might not have blown up had it not been for his dancing partner in the movie, Jenna Dewan.
With their fame skyrocketing, so did their love, and after four years of dating, Tatum and Dewan tied the knot. However, after nearly a decade of marriage, the couple decided to part ways.
Kit Harrington & Rose Leslie – Game Of Thrones
Here is one example of an on-screen couple whose off-screen relationship was much more successful. HBO’s Game Of Thrones has seen a number of odd couples during its run.
However, when Jon Snow became romantically involved with Ygritte the Wildling, viewers were heartbroken when he watched her get killed by a little boy in battle. Despite her on-screen death, Rose Leslie couldn’t get enough of Kit Harington, and the on-off couple eventually tied the knot on June 23, 2018.
Courteney Cox & David Arquette – Scream
It was one of the cutest romantic developments in Hollywood in a long time. When David Arquette had a one-off role on hit sitcom Friends, people didn’t realize that he and Courteney Cox had instantly hit it off.
That very same year, the pair starred together in the horror movie Scream and even shared a kiss. After a couple of years of intense rumors, the couple got married and had a daughter. However, Arquette and Cox divorced in 2012.
Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas – Once Upon A Time
There was no denying that ABC’s Once Upon a Time was a unique series. During the show’s run, it was Ginnifer Goodwin’s Snow White and Josh Dallas’s Prince Charming who became the romantic heartbeat of the show.
Very quickly into the series, Goodwin and Dallas started actually dating and eventually got married in 2014. That same year, the couple had a son, and a second one two years later. It seems like they lived happily ever after.
Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz – Dream House
Rachel Weisz and James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, had already been friends for a long time before they eventually worked together on 2011’s psychological thriller Dream House.
It was during production that the on-screen couple started dating. Before the movie had even come out, the pair had tied the knot. After seven years together, Weisz and Craig are stronger than ever, and in April 2018, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child.
Rachel Bilson & Hayden Christensen – Jumper
Hayden Christensen struggled to shake off the stink caused by his lackluster performances in the Star Wars prequels. However, his follow-up role in the action movie Jumper certainly did make things any better.
There was one silver lining to this particular role though. This was the moment that he met The OC star, Rachel Bilson. Not only were their characters romantically involved in the story, Christensen and Bilson also hit it off. The couple ended up splitting in Septemeber 2017.
Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes – The Place Beyond The Pines
The Place Beyond the Pines is a powerful movie, to say the very least. Unlike other on-screen couples on this list, this flick sees Hollywood superstars Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling play two ex-lovers who need to face the consequences of their actions.
It was during this times that Mendes and Gosling actually started dating. Since then, the couple has stood the test of time and they even had two daughters together.
Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard – When In Rome
While many of the couples on this list started dating after working together, Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell did things a little differently. The Detroit natives started seeing each other in 2007.
Then, upon the release of their shared movie When In Rome, the couple announced their engagement. Since then, Shepard and Bell have also starred together in movies such as Hit and Run and 2017’s CHiPs. They got married in 2013 and have since had two daughters.
Drew Barrymore & Justin Long – Going the Distance
Drew Barrymore and Justin Long are one of those rare couples on this list who ended up having an on-screen relationship after already breaking up. Despite being together, Long and Barrymore failed to go the distance, after parting ways in 2008.
However, they did ironically star as love interests in the romantic comedy Going the Distance, which came out two years later. The movie is about a couple who try to maintain a long-distance relationship.
Kaley Cuoco & Johnny Galecki – The Big Bang Theory
There is no denying that Penny and Leonard from The Big Bang Theory are one of the most famous on-screen couples in the history of TV. However, what many casual fans don’t realize is that their real-life counterparts, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki, actually were an item.
In fact, they privately dated for two years before breaking up in 2009. Despite this, the duo remain good friends, while their characters are actually still together on the show.
Dev Patel & Freida Pinto – Slumdog Millionaire
No one anticipated the success that Danny Boyle’s coming of age story Slumdog Millionaire would achieve, not just commercially, but also at the Academy Awards. At the center of this beautiful story was a boy, played by Dev Patel, whose life seems intertwined with a beautiful young lady, played by Freida Pinto.
A few months after the film’s release, the on-screen couple made their romance a reality. However, their off-screen relationship came to an end in 2014.
Ewan McGregor & Mary Elizabeth Winstead – Fargo
When Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead played an extremely odd couple in the third season of Fargo, people were naturally surprised. This was in no small part due to McGregor’s radical makeup transformation.
However, the public would soon find out that Obi-Wan himself had broken up with his wife and swiftly jumped into the arms of Winstead. Since then, the couple has been seen kissing each other in public on a number of occasions.
Kurt Russell & Goldie Hawn – Swing Shift
Arguably the oldest on-screen turned off-screen couple on this list, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are living proof that it is still possible to make love last in Hollywood. The couple has starred as on-screen love interests in a number of movies.
These include the likes of The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, Overboard and most notably, Swing Shift. Russell and Hawn are so close that even her children, Kate and Oliver Hudson, look at Russell as their own father.
John Krasinski & Emily Blunt – A Quiet Place
Long before Emily Blunt and The Office star John Krasinski starred together on the hit horror film A Quiet Place, they had already established a longstanding relationship off-screen! Blunt and Krasinski started dating back in 2008 and have since tied the knot and had two daughters together.
Krasinski’s directorial debut was A Quiet Place and he ended up casting himself and Blunt as the leads – a couple with a child who must live in silence to survive a group of monsters.
Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
When Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem’s crazy characters crossed paths in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, it was a match made in Spain! However, the couple had already met while working on the 1992 Spanish movie Jamon, Jamon.
While Cruz was already a well-established star at the time, Bardem was something of a late bloomer in Hollywood. Nevertheless, their love blossomed and so did the latter’s fame, with the actor starring in classics such as No Country For Old Men and Skyfall.
Claire Danes & Hugh Dancy – Evening
While Claire Danes is undoubtedly the half of this relationship who has gone on to do bigger and greater things, her relationship with Hugh Dancy is just as on-screen and off-screen as any other couple on this list. The couple met on the set of the romantic drama Evening.
Despite the fact that the movie did poorly from both a commercial and critical standpoint, this couldn’t stop Danes and Dancy from falling in love, getting married, and having two kids.
Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman – Eyes Wide Shut
It is clear that Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise can make a case for having been one of the most high-profile couples in Hollywood history. The couple took their intimacy to the next level when they starred in Stanley Kubrick’s final movie, Eyes Wide Shut.
They also starred in movies Far And Away and Days Of Thunder together. Ultimately though, things were not meant to be between the two superstars and Kidman eventually settled down with Australian country singer Keith Urban.
Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander – The Light Between Oceans
You could say that Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander picked up exactly where Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie left off! Nowadays, many fans consider these two to be the current Hollywood power couple.
After both actors established themselves as two of film’s latest elites, the two were cast as the leads in the romantic drama The Light Between Oceans. Needless to say, the pair immediately hit it off. Ever since marrying in 2017, the couple has been living in Lisbon, Portugal.
Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher – That 70s Show
There is no doubt that Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have come a long way since their time as young lovebirds on That 70s Show. Although they started off as one of the cutest on-screen couples out there, it would take a further six years before the two actually started dating.
Since then, Kunis and Kutcher have tied the knot and have had two children: a daughter called Wyatt Isabelle and a son by the name of Dmitri Portwood.
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie – Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Without a shadow of a doubt, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been the most talked about couple in Hollywood since the turn of the millennium. They fell in love on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, with many speculating that they had been in an affair at the time.
The media soon branded the couple as “Brangelina” and after nearly a decade together, the couple tied the knot. However, Pitt and Jolie got divorced in 2016, citing irreconcilable differences.