40+ Celebrity Couples Who Fell in Love on Set
There is nothing quite like a romance between two famous actors. The line rehearsals, numerous days on set, and close work nature are just some of the reasons actors often fall head over heels for their costars. Over the years, Hollywood has gifted us a number of power couples as a result of their professional collaborations in front of the camera, including, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, and Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, to name just a few. For these celebrities, the chemistry was just as strong off screen as it was on, which in many cases has led to romantic reunions, nuptials, and even children down the line.
Being on set and in the spotlight in the midst of a romance isn’t always easy, though, and while some celebrities have managed to stick it out through thick and thin (we’re looking at you, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.), others have called it quits and either move on with someone new or enjoy single life.
Keep reading for 40+ celebrity couples who met on set and later turned their spark into full-blown romances straight out of the movies.
Zendaya and Tom Holland
Where they met: “Spider-Man: Homecoming”
These two lovebirds met after being cast in 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Dating rumors began swirling almost immediately, but nothing was known for certain until the pair were seen kissing in Holland’s car in July 2021.
Since then, they’ve stepped out on the red carpet together numerous times and have shared sweet tributes to each other on social media. The pair don’t often speak about each other in interviews, but in July 2023, Holland said he felt “lucky” to be dating someone who’s also in the entertainment industry. “You can share your experiences and all that sort of stuff,” he said, “and that’s worth its weight in gold.”
Cory Hardrict and Tia Mowry
Where they met: “Hollywood Horror”
This pair met on the set of “Hollywood Horror” in 1999. “While Cory and I were filming, he took a liking to me rather quickly,” Mowry told People in 2020.
The pair went on to tie the knot in 2008 and welcomed their first child in 2011. Their second child arrived in 2018. Unfortunately, the pair announced their divorce in October 2022.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Where they met: “Green Lantern”
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds met for the first time on the set of “Green Lantern” in 2010. Reynolds famously portrayed the Green Lantern superhero, and Lively starred as his romantic interest, Carol Ferris. Despite sharing the screen together, the two didn’t start dating until October 2011, after Lively split from “Gossip Girl” costar Penn Badgley and Reynolds divorced Scarlett Johansson.
The pair tied the knot in a private ceremony in October 2012, and have been going strong ever since. They are parents to four children: James (born 2014), Inez (born 2016), Betty (born 2019), and baby no. 4 (born in February 2023), whose name still has yet to be revealed.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Where they met: “I Know What You Did Last Summer”
Sarah Michelle Gellar met Freddie Prinze Jr. back in 1997, when the two were filming the horror movie “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” At the time, the two were just friends, but their friendship led to dating just three years later in January 2000, per Good Morning America. A little over a year later, the couple got engaged in April 2001, and by September 2002, they were married, according to People. In September 2009, they welcomed a daughter, Charlotte Grace, into the world, and had a son, Rocky James, in September 2012.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
Where they met: “That ’70s Show”
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher played opposite one another on “That ’70s Show,” which is where the two first connected in 1998. Though their characters Jackie Burkhart and Michael Kelso dated on the show, the two didn’t begin a relationship until 2012, nearly six years after “That ’70s Show” ended. The two reconnected in January 2012 at the Golden Globe Awards, and initially wanted to keep their relationship casual at first.
By April 2012, however, the pair decided to move in together, per People. Kunis and Kutcher got engaged in February 2014, and welcomed their first child, Wyatt Isabelle, in October of that year. The couple tied the knot in July 2015, and had another child, Dimitri Portwood, in November 2016.
Kunis explained the significance of their relationship to Glamour in 2016, saying, “There’s nothing we don’t know about each other because we’ve known each other for so long: the ugly, the bad, the good . . . It truly is being married to your best friend. That’s a cliché; it’s cheesy. But it’s true.”
Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann
Where they met: “Law and Order: SVU”
Fans of “Law and Order: SVU” have notably shipped Mariska Hargitay with many of her costars (ahem, Christopher Meloni), so it is nothing short of a coincidence that the actor met her husband, Peter Hermann, on the set of the long-running show. The two connected when Hermann starred as a guest in season three of “Law and Order: SVU” in 2001, and started dating shortly after.
Hargitay later revealed in an interview on “The Drew Barrymore Show” that she was immediately drawn to Hermann, and initially thought, “Who is that Clark Gable Superman guy that I need to marry today?” upon seeing him. The couple tied the knot in August 2004 and had a son, August, in June 2006. In addition to their son, Hargitay and Hermann adopted two children, Amaya and Andrew, in April and October 2011, respectively.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
Where they met: “Gigli”
When Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck met on the set of “Gigli” in 2001, the two couldn’t anticipate that they would be one of the most popular celebrity couples in Hollywood. The two started a relationship shortly after meeting and got engaged in November 2002, in the midst of Lopez’s divorce from husband Cris Judd. Immediately after the couple got together, a media frenzy swirled around them, which eventually led to their breakup in January 2004.
After their split, Lopez went on to marry singer Marc Anthony in 2004, and Affleck married actor Jennifer Garner in 2005. Despite breaking up, the pair were friendly over the years, and it was this foundation that rekindled their romance in April 2021.
The pair gave love another try, and in July 2022, said “I do” in a Las Vegas ceremony. Of the special occasion, Lopez shared in her On the JLo newsletter, “It’s a beautiful outcome that this has happened in this way at this time in our lives where we can really appreciate and celebrate each other and respect each other.” In August 2022, they tied the knot for a second time in an elaborate Georgia ceremony in August.
Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow
Where they met: “The Cable Guy”
When Judd Apatow produced 1996’s “The Cable Guy,” he had no idea he would meet the love of his life during pre-production. When Apatow met Leslie Mann after her audition, he knew she was the one. “I had a soul connection instantly. I meant it. That’s why I remember it,” the director later recalled in an interview with Elle in 2012. According to Us Weekly, the couple started dating shortly after and got married in June 1997. Together, they have two daughters, “Euphoria” actor Maude Apatow (born December 1997) and “The Bubble” star Iris Apatow (born October 2002).
Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson
Where they met: “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”
Mac and Dee have their own romantic conquests on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” but the actors that portray them, Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson, are a couple in real life that met when Olson auditioned for the comedy show in 2004, as reported by Brides. It wasn’t necessarily love at first sight for Olson, but as the two started working together, she started to fall for him, later revealing on Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast (via People), “He was just so easily in charge…He really just has a vision and he’s just a wonderful boss and he’s a collaborator.”
McElhenney and Olson started dating during season two of “It’s Always Sunny” in 2006 but didn’t tell their costars of their newfound romance until months later. By 2007, the couple were engaged, and in September 2008, they got married. The two share two children together, Axel (born 2010) and Leo (born 2012).
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Where they met: “The Voice”
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton met on the set of NBC’s competitive singing show, “The Voice,” in 2014. Following their respective breakups from Gavin Rossdale and Miranda Lambert, they began dating a year later, ultimately getting married in July 2021.
Since linking up, the couple have collaborated on multiple music projects together, including their duet “Happy Anywhere.” Touching on their relationship, Shelton told People in 2020, “An Okie boy and a California girl look on paper like an unlikely match, but what matters is she’s a great human being…She is the most understanding, kind-hearted person I’ve ever met and I learn something from her every day.”
Rose Leslie and Kit Harington
Where they met: “Game of Thrones”
Rose Leslie and Kit Harington first met while filming the second season of “Game of Thrones” in 2011. The following year, the pair sparked dating rumors, but called it quits in August 2013. The breakup was short, however, and by August 2014, the couple reunited and got back together, per People.
Leslie and Harington announced their engagement in September 2017, and tied the knot in June 2018 with many “GOT” costars present. In February 2021, the couple welcomed their first child together, and in July 2023, they confirmed they’d welcomed their second child. Harington revealed the exciting news on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” saying (via People), “[My son] is about to get the shock of his life, which is that he’s about to get a brother or sister.”
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
Where they met: “Fantastic Four”
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren originally met on the set of “Fantastic Four” in 2004, when the actor starred as Sue Storm and Warren was working as a director’s assistant, according to People. The pair had an immediate connection and started dating shortly after meeting. By December 2007, Alba and Warren not only announced their engagement, but also shared that they were expecting their first child together.
Per Us Weekly, the couple said “I do” in a quiet ceremony at the Beverly Hills courthouse in May 2008, and welcomed their first child, Honor Marie, a month later. The two continued to grow their family throughout their marriage, and had daughter Haven Garner in August 2011 and son Hayes in December 2017.
On their 14th wedding anniversary in May 2022, Alba shared a heartfelt post on Instagram, writing in part, “18 years of life 14 years of marriage – through thick and thin we’ve always found our way back to each other…Can’t think of anyone I would want to share this life with.”
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
Where they met: “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air“
Jada Pinkett Smith met Will Smith back in 1994 when she auditioned for the part of his girlfriend on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” as reported by Women’s Health. She ultimately didn’t get the part for being too short, and Smith was married to Sheree Zampino, so a romance was not in the cards at the time.
By 1995, though, Smith realized Pinkett Smith was the one and ultimately divorced Zampino to be with her. After two years of dating, Smith proposed, and the couple got married in December 1997, per Us Weekly. The pair have two children together, son Jaden (born July 1998) and daughter Willow (born October 2000), as well as Smith’s son with Zampino, Willard “Trey” Smith III.
In her 2023 memoir “Worthy,” Pinkett Smith revealed that she and Smith had been separated since 2016, but have decided to stay together.
Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley
Where they met: “Orange Is the New Black“
Couples that meet on set are usually actors, but Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley came from different professions. The pair met in 2012 on the set of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” as Morelli was a lead writer for the show, and Wiley a central character, aka Poussey Washington. At the time, Morelli was married, but later revealed to Out Magazine in 2016 that she had an immediate crush on the actor after seeing her audition tape.
In 2014, Morelli filed for divorce and started dating Wiley that same year, per Insider. By 2016, the couple were engaged, and got married in March 2017, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. In April 2021, Morelli and Wiley welcomed their daughter, George Elizabeth, into the world, with Wiley writing on Instagram, “Welcome to the world, babygirl. We love you and we thank you for giving us the best 1st Mother’s Day two ladies could ask for.”
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling
Where they met: “The Place Beyond the Pines”
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are known to be one of Hollywood’s most private couples, and since meeting in 2011 on the set of the drama “The Place Beyond the Pines,” the pair are still going strong. After meeting on set, Mendes and Gosling were seen at various events and outings together, including Thanksgiving in Paris, Gosling’s mom’s graduation, and more, as reported by Harper’s Bazaar.
The couple quietly welcomed their daughter, Esmerelda Amada, in September 2014, and a second child, Amada Lee, in April 2016. In November 2022, Mendes fueled marriage rumors when she refererred to Gosling as her “husband” while speaking with Australia’s “Today” show. Marriage rumors have continued to swirl ever since.
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks
Where they met: “Bosom Buddies”
When Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson met on the set of the ABC sitcom “Bosom Buddies” in 1981, he was married to Samantha Lewes, but the two became friends right away, per People. After the pair starred as lovers in the 1985 film “Volunteers,” they both knew there was more to their relationship and fell in love. At the time, Hanks was still technically married to Lewes, but they had been separated for a while, prior to Hanks and Wilson dating in 1986. The two married in April 1988, and have two children together, Chester “Chet” Hanks and Truman Hanks.
In 2001, Hanks revealed to Oprah Winfrey the secret to what has made their marriage so solid over the years, saying (via Insider), “In real life, our connection is as concrete as me sitting here. Not that marriage doesn’t come close to being hell in a handbasket sometimes. But we both know that no matter what, we’ll be with each other – and we’ll get through it.”
Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig
Where they met: “Les Grandes Horizontales”
The “No Time to Die” actor met Rachel Weisz in 1994 when they were cast in the play “Les Grandes Horizontales,” long before they reached the level of stardom they have today, per People. It would be nearly 20 years before the pair would reconnect and actually fall in love, which coincidentally was on another set.
According to Us Weekly, the two worked on the 2010 film “Dream House,” which is where they got together. In June 2011, the couple said “I do” in a very private ceremony, with only four people in attendance, including Weisz’s son with ex-husband, “The Whale” director Darren Aronofsky. Along with parenting Weisz’s son, Henry, Craig and Weisz are also parents to a daughter, Grace, who was born in September 2018. Craig himself also has a daughter, Ella (born 1992), whom he shares with ex Fiona Loudon. Despite their celebrity status, the couple have kept their marriage and family life mostly out of the spotlight.
Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin
Where they met: “True Blood”
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer met during a screen test for the steamy horror series “True Blood” in 2007. Moyer explained the initial chemistry he had with his costar in a 2020 appearance on “Watch What Happens Live,” saying (via People), “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. It was within seconds, really, and it just became a thing.” The two started dating shortly after connecting on set, and by August 2010, they said “I do,” per Us Weekly. In 2012, Paquin and Moyer welcomed twins Charlie and Poppy into the world (via Today), and opt to raise their children privately.
Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy
Where they met: “Evening”
Hugh Dancy and Claire Danes starred as lovers in the 2006 film “Evening,” and became instant friends after meeting on set. Danes later discussed meeting her costar with Marie Claire in February 2017; she said, “I was very recently single, and I had never been single before, so we were just friends for a while.” Soon, however, the friendship blossomed into a romance, and they started dating shortly after.
In February 2009, the pair got engaged and by September, the couple tied the knot privately in France, as reported by People. In December 2012, Dancy and Danes had their first child, Cyrus, and another child, Rowan, in August 2018. The pair continue to grow their family, and announced in January 2023 that they are expecting their third child together, per People, and their new baby arrived in July 2023.
Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst
Where they met: “Fargo”
When Kirsten Dunst met Jesse Plemons on the set of “Fargo” in 2015, she was still dating Garrett Hedlund, but the pair grew close while working together. According to Town & Country, Plemons and Dunst started dating sometime in March 2016, recalling to The New York Times in 2020, “After we were done with the show, we’d FaceTime now and then, and I just missed him. I missed being around him. And he did, too. We didn’t get together until the following March, when we’d had the time to realize how much we missed each other and how much we wanted to be in each others’ lives.”
In January 2017, the two got engaged, and welcomed their first child, Ennis Howard, in May 2018, as reported by People. The couple’s second child was born in May 2021, a few months before the release of their second collaboration and the Oscar-nominated film “The Power of the Dog” in November 2021.
Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser
Where they met: “Mad Men“
In 2011, Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser connected on the set of “Mad Men” and started a relationship soon after, according to Us Weekly. Over the years, the pair were very private about the details of their relationship and hardly seen in public together. In 2014, the two got married in a private ceremony, according to People, and had a child in the fall of 2015.
After nearly 10 years together, Kartheiser filed for divorce in August 2022, which was finalized in one week, per Us Weekly. As of March 2023, neither Bledel nor Kartheiser appear to be in relationships.
Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas
Where they met: “Once Upon a Time”
Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas’s romance is a real-life fairy tale, which is no surprise considering the two met on the ABC show “Once Upon a Time,” playing Snow White and and Prince Charming. The two connected on the set in 2011, and started dating in March 2012, as reported by Us Weekly. The couple dated for over a year before getting engaged in October 2013, and went on to have a private spring wedding in April 2014. One month after saying “I do,” Goodwin and Dallas welcomed their first child, Oliver, in May 2014, and went on to have another child, Hugo, in June 2016.
Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman
Where they met: “Revenge”
On the ABC show “Revenge,” Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman play lovers Emily Thorne and Daniel Grayson, and the two actually turned their on-screen romance into a real-life relationship. Per Us Weekly, the two met in 2011 on the set of “Revenge” and started dating sometime in January 2012. VanCamp and Bowman dated for five years before getting engaged in May 2017. The couple tied the knot the following year in December 2018, and welcomed their child, Iris, in August 2021. Outside of the occasional posting on social media, VanCamp and Bowman keep their personal life out of the spotlight.
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn
Where they met: “The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band”
Long before Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn became the Hollywood couple they are today, they were young costars in the 1968 Disney musical “The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band.” Following their work on-screen in the film, Russell and Hawn went on to marry and have children of their own, before reuniting in 1983 on the set of “Swing Shift,” as reported by Us Weekly. The two hit it off right away, and started dating that same year. In 1986, the couple welcomed their first and only child, Wyatt, who joined Hawn’s kids, Kate and Oliver Hudson. Hawn and Russell went on to star together in “Overboard” in 1987, and they are as strong as ever nearly 40 years later.
Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz
Where they met: “Jamón, Jamón”
You might know Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz for their 2008 film, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” but the two actually met almost 15 years before that, while filming “Jamón, Jamón'” in 1992, per People. After working on the film together, the two went on to live separate lives, but reunited in 2008 when filming “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”
The pair started dating shortly after the film was released, and kept their relationship under wraps until news broke of their wedding in July 2010. Not long after their nuptials, Bardem and Cruz welcomed their first child, Leo, in January 2011, and had another child, Luna, in July 2013. In addition to being parents, the two continue to work together on screen, and appeared in “Loving Pablo” and “Everybody Knows,” in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk
Where they met: “Glee”
Gwyneth Paltrow met TV producer Brad Falchuk on the set of “Glee” in 2010, according to Harper’s Bazaar. At the time, Paltrow was married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, but she and Falchuk connected nonetheless. By 2014, Paltrow and Martin separated, and the Goop founder started dating Falchuk privately that same year. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the two got engaged in January 2018, and tied the knot months later in September 2018. While some celebrity breakups can be messy, Paltrow and Martin’s split was nothing of the sort, and Martin and Falchuk became close friends after the two separated.
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
Where they met: “Lemon Sky”
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick first connected on the set of the PBS television film, “Lemon Sky,” in 1987, per People. Sparks flew between the two immediately and the pair got engaged later that year in December 1987. Bacon and Sedgwick married in September 1988, and went on to have two children, son Travis (born 1989) and daughter Sosie (born 1992).
Over the years, the iconic duo have collaborated a number of times together, most notably in, “Pyrates,” “Murder in the First,” “Cavedweller,” “Loverboy,” and “The Closer.” The couple celebrated 35 years of marriage in 2023, with Sedgwick revealing to People, “We’ve always been each other’s biggest support and fans,” which, along with a sense of humor, keeps their relationship strong decades after tying the knot.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
Where they met: “All My Children”
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos first connected back in 1995 during an audition for “All My Children,” as reported by People. When they first met, Consuelos had no idea he was on Ripa’s radar, and later revealed to HuffPost Live, “I thought she was adorable, hot and sexy and all that stuff, but I was very focused – I didn’t really think I had a chance with her, so I wasn’t really focused on that.” By February 1996, however, the two made their relationship public and married just three months later in May 1996. As they continued to work together, the couple started a family, and have a total of three children: Michael (born 1997), Lola (born 2001), and Joaquin (born 2003).
Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger
Where they met: “Brokeback Mountain”
Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger met while filming “Brokeback Mountain” in 2004, and started dating immediately, per InStyle. Williams and Ledger were engaged just months later, and by October 2005, they welcomed their first child, Matilda. The pair juggled working with parenting, but their relationship ultimately came to an end in September 2007. Ledger died of an accidental overdose in January 2008, but Williams still speaks highly of their time together. “Our initial meeting, the circumstances of how we first met, were cosmic or something…It’s a bit like: We had a lot of things to do, because we didn’t have a lot of time, or something,” she explained to GQ in 2012.
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
Where they met: “High School Musical“
If you were a pre-teen in the mid-2000s, there was nothing quite as big as the romance between Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, which blew up so much that the pair even earned their own portmanteau, “Zanessa.” The duo met in 2005 while filming the iconic Disney Channel movie, “High School Musical,” per People. Efron and Hudgens started dating shortly after meeting, but didn’t go public with their relationship until March 2007, when the “Charlie St. Cloud” actor starred in his GF’s “Say Ok” music video, per Us Weekly. The couple continued their relationship until their eventual breakup in December 2010.
Lea Michele and Corey Monteith
Where they met: “Glee”
When Lea Michele and Cory Monteith starred as love interests Rachel Berry and Finn Hudson on “Glee,” rumors quickly swirled that the two were dating. The duo initial met on the set of the musical series in 2009, but were close friends for years before starting a relationship in early 2012, per Business Insider. For the next year and a half, the couple attended red carpet events and weren’t shy about gushing about one another. “He makes me feel like I can do anything. For the first time in my life, I feel really, really settled and happy. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world,” Michele revealed to Marie Claire in 2012. By June 2013, however, Monteith died of an accidental overdose at the age of 31, per The Sun.
Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum
Where they met: “Step Up”
Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum were electric together in “Step Up,” so it was no surprise when the two started dating shortly after meeting on the set of the 2006 film, as reported by InStyle. After dating for two years, the duo got engaged in September 2008, and tied the knot less than a year later in June 2009. In May 2013, Dewan and Tatum welcomed their daughter, Everly, into the world, and the pair mainly kept their child out of the public eye.
By April 2018, the couple announced their separation, partially saying in a statement to People, “Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now.” Dewan is now engaged to Steve Kazee, while Tatum is dating Zoë Kravitz.
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied
Where they met: “Black Swan”
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied first connected on the set of “Black Swan” in 2009. According to Good Housekeeping, Millepied was in charge of choreographing Portman’s ballet scenes, which led the two to get to know one another pretty well. Shortly after working together, Portman and Millepied started quietly dating throughout 2010, and in December 2010, the couple not only announced their engagement, but they also shared that they were expecting a child together, as reported by People.
The two welcomed their son Aleph in June 2011, and said “I do” in August 2012. Five years after their nuptials, Portman and Millepied had their second child, Amaila, in February 2017. The lovebirds celebrated their 10-year anniversary in August 2022, and Portman took to Instagram to commemorate the milestone, writing, “Ten years today @benjaminmillepied, and it keeps getting better…”
Jackson White and Grace Van Patten
Where they met: “Tell Me Lies”
Given the chemistry between Jackson White and Grace Van Patten, it makes sense that the duo made their on-screen romance a real-life relationship. According to Us Weekly, White and Van Patten met on the set of Hulu’s “Tell Me Lies” in 2022, and confirmed their relationship via Instagram in November 2022. The two are mostly private about their relationship and mainly share snippets of one another on social media on occasion.
Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult
Where they met: “X-Men: First Class”
Jennifer Lawrence first met Nicholas Hoult in 2010 while filming “X-Men: First Class,” as reported by InStyle. The two started dating shortly after meeting, but did their best to keep their relationship under wraps until media speculation eventually confirmed that the pair were a couple sometime in 2011. Lawrence and Hoult were private about their love life, but did occasionally gush about one another in interviews (Lawrence once told Elle in 2012, “He’s my favorite person to be around and makes me laugh harder than anybody.”). In 2013, the duo temporarily split, but reconciled while filming “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Their relationship didn’t last long afterwards, however, and the couple ultimately called it quits in 2014.
Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco
Where they met: “The Big Bang Theory”
Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco met on the set of “The Big Bang Theory” in 2007. On screen, their characters Leonard and Penny are love interests, which fueled their off-screen romance sometime in 2008. In an October 2022 joint interview with Galecki, Cuoco told Vanity Fair, “Johnny and I’s relationship, in a way, was mimicking Penny and Leonard. They were always giving each other sh*t, and Johnny and I have a similar relationship-which you do after years of being together.”
For the next two years, the pair quietly dated while working on-screen together, but ultimately broke up sometime in 2010. Despite breaking up, Galecki and Cuoco remain close friends, with Galecki revealing to Vanity Fair in the same 2022 interview, “We just have such a bond that I appreciate so much. And I think that’s part of our great friendship.”
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Where they met: “Hope & Faith”
Megan Fox met Brian Austin Green when he made a guest appearance on the ABC sitcom “Hope & Faith” in 2004, according to Us Weekly. The pair had instant chemistry, but Fox was 18 years old at the time, and there was a 13-year age gap between the two, which supposedly made Green reluctant to begin a relationship with the actor. Nonetheless, the pair started dating shortly after working together, and got engaged in November 2006, as reported by People.
Fox and Green called off their engagement once before getting engaged again on June 16, 2010, and tying the knot just two weeks later on June 24, 2010. The couple welcomed their first child, Noah, in September 2012, and had another child, Bodhi, in February 2014. By August 2015, Fox filed for divorce, but the two reconciled sometime in March of 2016, and announced that they were not only back together, but also expecting their third child in July 2016. Fox and Green’s third child, Journey, was born in August 2016, and the two ultimately split in December 2019, with Green confirming the news in May 2020.
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly
Where they met: “Midnight in the Switchgrass”
After her split from Green, Fox started working on the film “Midnight in the Switchgrass,” where she met Machine Gun Kelly in March 2020. Fox’s relationship with Green was still in limbo (publicly) at the time, but by May 2020, a source close to Fox told E! News that, “She is separated from Brian Austin Green, and they are taking time apart as a couple. She has something going on with Machine Gun Kelly that she is excited about.” The two were officially labeled as a couple in June 2020, and have since been known for packing on PDA in public and collaborating together in music videos.
MGK proposed to Fox in January 2022 after nearly two years of dating, but fans noticed things went sour during Super Bowl weekend in February 2023 after Fox deleted pictures of MGK and unfollowed the musician on Instagram. In March 2023, a source revealed to Us Weekly, “Megan and MGK are currently on a break but are still in contact. They are very hot and cold.” However, the pair appear to have reconciled, and in July, a source told Us Weekly that they’d begun planning their wedding again.
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander
Where they met: “The Light Between Oceans”
Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender met while filming “The Light Between Oceans” in 2014. “We met on that job and have been seeing each other since,” Fassbender later revealed to “Good Morning America” (via Us Weekly). The pair have been tight-lipped and private about their relationship, which has led to some breakup speculation over the years, but nonetheless have been going strong ever since meeting in 2014. In October 2017, People reported that the couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony while vacationing in Ibiza, and in February 2021, Vikander and Fassbender welcomed their first child, a son (whose name has been kept private), into the world.
Skylar Astin and Anna Camp
Where they met: “Pitch Perfect”
Skylar Astin and Anna Camp first connected on the set of “Pitch Perfect” in 2013, as reported by People. After meeting, the two hit it off immediately, as Camp revealed in a 2014 interview with Glamour, “We were friends first and just hit it off. He’s just so great, and he’s a Libra too. We didn’t really have a scene together, but he’s just such a fun guy.” After dating for around two years, the couple announced their engagement in early 2016, and said “I do” later that year, in October 2016. Just two and a half years after tying the knot, Astin and Camp split in April 2019, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their divorce.
Grace Gealey and Trai Byers
Where they met: “Empire”
Grace Gealey and Trai Byers connected on the set of “Empire” in 2015, and started dating almost immediately, as reported by Us Weekly. The duo kept their relationship under wraps during the initial months of their romance, but by July 2015, People reported that the pair got engaged after a few short months of dating. Less than a year later, Gealey and Byers tied the knot in a private ceremony on the Cayman Islands in April 2016, per TMZ. In October 2022, Gealey revealed that she and Byers are expecting their first child together in a series of photos holding her baby bump on Instagram.
Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany
Where they met: “A Beautiful Mind”
Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany met on the set of “A Beautiful Mind” in 2001, according to People. At the time, they were both in relationships, but following the Sept. 11, 2011 attacks, Bettany worried about Connelly, which led to his realization that he loved her. In fact, he was so smitten by his costar that he proposed before they technically started dating, and moved to New York City to be with her. The couple secretly wed in 2002, and welcomed their first child, Stellan, in 2003. In 2011, the two had another child, Agnes, and have kept their children and personal life out of the spotlight.
Julia Roberts and Danny Moder
Where they met: “The Mexican”
Julia Roberts and Danny Moder met in 2000 on the set of “The Mexican,” per People. The two were both in serious relationships at the time, but when their relationships ended sometime in 2001, they reconnected and started dating. Roberts and Moder’s whirlwind relationship led to marriage quickly, and the pair tied the knot in a private ceremony on July 4, 2002.
Two years after saying “I do,” the couple welcomed twins, Phinnaeus and Hazel, into the world on Nov. 28, 2004. Three years later, the two continued to grow their family, and in June 2007, Roberts and Model had their third child, Henry. The couple celebrated their 20-year anniversary in July 2022, and the “Pretty Woman” actor took to Instagram to share her joy about the special milestone, writing, “⭐️TWENTY⭐️ #can’tstopsmiling😊 #can’tstopkissing😘”
Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan
Where they met: “Family Ties”
Longtime couple Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan first connected on the set of “Family Ties” in 1985. At first, the relationship was platonic, as Fox was still in a relationship with Nancy McKeon, and Pollan was dating Kevin Bacon, as reported by E! News. Two years later, the pair reunited on the set of “Bright Lights, Big City” in 1987, this time, as singles, per People.
Fox and Pollan started dating right away, and by December 1987, the couple were engaged. The two tied the knot in July 1988, and welcomed their first child, Sam, in May 1989. By 1991, Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but didn’t go public with his diagnosis until 1998. Along with their son, Sam, the couple are also parents to twins Aquinnah and Schuyler (born February 1995), and daughter Esmé (born November 2001). In March 2023, Fox told People that the secret to their decades-long marriage is his wife, saying, “Tracy gives our family everything that we need. Any good in our family, anything good that we do, comes from her.”
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Where they met: “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”
When it comes to iconic Hollywood couples, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie definitely take the cake. The two met on the set of the steamy action film “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” in 2004. Pitt and Jolie sparked romance rumors at the time, but fiercely denied them due to the fact that Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston, as reported by Glamour. Pitt and Aniston separated in January 2005, and by the summer of 2005, the “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” costars appeared to be a couple while traveling together in Ethiopia, per People.
The two welcomed their first child, Shiloh, in May 2006, and had twins, Knox Léon and Vivienne, in July 2008. The couple also adopted children Maddox (born 2001), Pax (born 2003), and Zahara (born 2005). In April 2012, Pitt and Jolie got engaged, and later tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on Aug. 23, 2014. The marriage lasted about two years, with Jolie ultimately filing for divorce in September 2016. Since separating, Pitt and Jolie have been in a bitter feud over the custody of their children and division of the multi-million dollar assets.
Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen
Where they met: “Jumper”
Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen met for the first time while filming “Jumper” in 2008, per People. The pair started dating almost immediately, and got engaged later that year. Long distance put a strain on their relationship, and by August 2010, the couple called off the engagement, but got back together just three months later, as reported by Us Weekly.
In October 2014, Bilson and Christensen welcomed their daughter, Briar, into the world. After a decade of dating, the two split in September 2017, with a source close to Bilson telling People that personality differences played a part in the relationship ending.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
Where they met: “Twilight“
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson met on the set of “Twilight” in 2008. Fans were quickly drawn to their on-screen chemistry, and were delighted when the pair took their movie romance off-screen in 2009, as reported by People. The couple continued to star in the other “Twilight” films, and keep their highly public relationship as private as possible. For the next four years, Stewart and Pattinson dated, but a cheating scandal in July 2012 involving Stewart and “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders put strain on the relationship. The two split during that time, and reconciled shortly after, but ultimately called it quits in 2013.
Beanie Feldstein and Bonnie Chance Roberts
Where they met: “How to Build a Girl”
Beanie Feldstein and Bonnie Chance Roberts first connected on the set of the 2019 film “How to Build a Girl,” as reported by Entertainment Tonight. After meeting in July 2018, the two instantly hit it off, and made their Instagram debut as a couple in September 2018, with Feldstein writing, “a few weeks ago i was in brighton on this street with this girl and it was magic,” in the post. The couple have happily attended public events together, and frequently share sweet moments of one another on social media. In June 2022, the lovebirds announced their engagement, and they tied the knot in May 2023.
John Travolta and Kelly Preston
Where they met: “The Experts”
John Travolta and Kelly Preston first locked eyes while filming the 1989 film “The Experts,” per People. Preston had a few notable romances, including George Clooney and Charlie Sheen, before landing on Travolta in 1990. The couple were immediately smitten with one another, and became engaged on Dec. 31 of that year.
Travolta and Preston married in a private ceremony in September 1991, and welcomed their first child, Jett, in April 1992. The two had two more children together, Ella (born April 2000), and Benjamin (born November 2010), nearly two years after the death of Jett in 2008, as reported by Us Weekly. Together, Travolta and Preston were happily married for 28 years before Preston died following a two-year battle with breast cancer in July 2020.