Bright Side
NewPopular
Inspiration
Creativity
Wonder

How 19 On-Screen Couples We All Once Loved Have Changed

Not very long ago, we used to hurry home after a day at school or work to watch the latest episode of our favorite TV show. Soap operas plunged us into a world where feelings were more intense than an earthquake. There’s no surprise that we felt that the characters were almost our relatives, and we used hundreds of nerve cells worrying about their romantic relationships.

The Bright Side editorial team brushed away a nostalgic tear and found out what the actors look like today, whose romantic relationships on screen used to occupy our entire imagination.

19. Candice King and Joseph Morgan, The Vampire Diaries

18. Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion, Castle

17. Robin Tunney and Simon Baker, The Mentalist

16. Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel, How I Met Your Mother

15. Natascha McElhone and David Duchovny, Californication

14. Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl

13. Lisa Edelstein and Hugh Laurie, House, M.D.

12. Judy Reyes and Donald Faison, Scrubs

11. Evangeline Lilly and Josh Holloway, Lost

10. Billie Piper and David Tennant, Doctor Who

9. Katherine Heigl and Justin Chambers, Grey’s Anatomy

8. Julianna Margulies and George Clooney, ER

7. Natalia Oreiro and Facundo Arana, You Are the One

6. Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

5. Giovanna Antonelli and Murilo Benício, The Clone

4. Lucy Lawless and Marton Csokas, Xena: Warrior Princess

3. Tori Spelling and Brian Austin Green, Beverly Hills, 90210

2. Courtney Thorne-Smith and Andrew Shue, Melrose Place

1. Marcy Walker and A Martinez, Santa Barbara

Which on-screen couple made you watch their relationship with bated breath?