15 Celebrities Who Once Dated Their Co-Stars That We Totally Forgot About

Lights, camera, romance! When 2 co-stars ignite sparks on set, their on-screen chemistry may not be just acting. Whether it’s a long-term love affair or a secretive relationship, the world can’t help but watch as Hollywood’s hottest couples form right before our eyes.

1. Jennifer Aniston and Tate Donovan from Friends

The 2 broke up because Tate Donovan couldn’t handle the fame that was around Jennifer. He said at the time: “Literally, our second date, there were video cameras everywhere, and I was like, ’I’m out of here.’”

2. Ed Westwick and Jessica Szohr from Gossip Girl

Jessica Szohr and Ed Westwick, co-stars on Gossip Girl, dated during the show’s peak, but struggled to keep their relationship private. They eventually split back in 2010.

3. Drew Barrymore and Justin Long from Going the Distance

The couple appeared to be doing fine until the news of their separation emerged. There were rumors that Long was reportedly devastated by the breakup. But they didn’t regret anything.

Long talked about how good they were together: “That’s what we did, we laughed so much like that was so much a part of our connection was that we love funny people. We enjoy laughing at all times.”

4. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton from Cleopatra

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton got married on March 15, 1964. However, after 10 years, they filed for divorce, only to marry briefly again in 1975. As a couple, they were the most famous and widely discussed all over the world for over a decade.

5. Diane Keaton and Al Pacino from The Godfather

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Keaton and Pacino were in a romantic relationship during the production and release of The Godfather Part II and Part III. However, their relationship ended after Keaton requested that Pacino make a permanent commitment, and she gave him an ultimatum to either get married or break up. Pacino chose to end the relationship, and they went their separate ways.

6. Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber from Chuck

After dating for 7 months, they welcomed their first child, Alexander “Sasha” Pete Schreiber, in 2007, and their second child, Samuel Kai Schreiber, a year later in 2008. Despite engagement rumors, the couple never married and didn’t believe a certificate was necessary to define their relationship. Later, they decided to separate as a couple, but they are co-parenting and great at it.

7. Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult from X-Men: Apocalypse

Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult began their romantic relationship while filming X-Men Apocalypse. Although they broke up, it appears that they managed to maintain a friendly relationship, particularly considering the fact that they had to act together again.

8. Laura Dern and Kyle MacLachlan from Blue Velvet

Dern and MacLachlan started dating in 1985 but ended their relationship in 1989. They appeared together as a couple in David Lynch’s film Blue Velvet, and despite working with Lynch multiple times, they didn’t collaborate on a project again until the return of Twin Peaks in 2017. This was a bit uncomfortable since they had to film a scene together.

9. Joshua Jackson and Katie Holmes from Dawson’s Creek

Although it’s common for TV co-stars to date, get married, and start a family together, it’s noteworthy that Joshua was Katie’s first love. They were in a relationship from 1998 to 1999, and even after their breakup, they remained good friends.

10. Blake Lively and Penn Badgley from Gossip Girl

Penn Badgley and Blake Lively, his co-star on Gossip Girl, were romantically involved for a period of 3 years, spanning from 2007 to 2010. Their relationship was full of ups and downs, and it wasn’t until the 2008 Met Gala that they made their public debut as a couple. However, after 2 years of dating, they eventually called it quits and ended their relationship.

11. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper from Mamma Mia!

Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper began their romantic relationship in 2008 while playing the roles of young lovers, Sky and Sophie, in the hit movie, Mamma Mia! According to Seyfried, she found it easy to fall for Cooper, as she has previously stated, “You’re put in a situation where you have to make out with each other. It’s easy for things to get carried away.”

12. Jennifer Garner and Michael Vartan from Alias

She and her co-star started a romantic relationship in real life. However, despite their breakup in 2004, he revealed in May 2005 that he and the actress had been best friends even before they became romantically involved and continued to be so after their relationship ended.

13. Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder from The Vampire Diaries

Dobrev and Somerhalder brought their on-screen romance to life and were in a relationship for 3 years. They called it quits in 2013.

14. Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer from House

Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer met while working on the show House in 2004 and started a romantic relationship soon after, both on and off-screen. They even got engaged, but ultimately ended their relationship. Their onscreen personas, Allison and Robert, gained widespread recognition, but their characters also got divorced before Morrison departed from the series in 2010.

15. Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco from The Big Bang Theory

He dated Kaley Cuoco while they acted together in The Big Bang Theory. They were in a real-life relationship from 2008 to 2010, and he cherishes the moment when their onscreen characters said “I love you” to each other during the sixth season.

Preview photo credit Blue Velvet / De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG) and co-producers, Paul Marks / Broadimage / East News


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