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Long days and nights spent on movie and TV sets are bound to bring people together. With all the hard work and emotions that go into playing a role, it makes sense that people would grow close. Why do you think we see so many co-stars hooking up after doing a project together? Plenty of co-stars get together but not all of them stay together after working together for so long. Then again, not every on-set relationship is fleeting. There are plenty of actors who married their co-stars after working together!
These co-stars met while doing a project and it ended up being true love! Sure, marriage doesn't always mean forever (some of these couples have already split!) but they clearly fell for one another hard enough that they made it official. It's always adorable when one of our fave on-screen couples becomes the real deal off-screen as well! Between TV and films, so many actors have married their co-stars and turned into power couples that rule Hollywood. Here are some co-stars who went all-in on their relationship and got hitched after working together!
These two may have just split but after they met on the set of Step Up, they had several years of married bliss. The two met behind the scenes of the 2006 film in which Dewan plays a privileged dancer and Tatum plays a troubled youth. Together they ~danced~ right into our hearts. They began dating soon after meeting on-set and were married by 2009. In 2013, they welcomed a daughter, Everly, who is destined to grow up to be gorgeous with parents that look like that! Unfortunately, the couple split in early 2018. That came after nine years of marriage which is much longer than the usual Hollywood courtship!
While these two stars both worked on The Vampire Diaries, that isn't the project they met on. The two actually met while filming 2008's Killer Movie, a slasher movie satire film that we're 100% sure you don't remember. Wesley and DeVitto sure had a good time filming it, though. So good that it led to marriage soon after! Unfortunately, the marriage didn't last long and these two were split by 2013. Wesley didn't let that hold him back from dating other co-stars, though, and actually dated another The Vampire Diaries hottie after his split from DeVitto!
These '90s soap stars took a crazy plotline right out of their show when they met! After meeting on-set in 1995, the two eloped the very next year! But guess what? They're still together and more in love than ever. (Have you seen their lovey-dovey Instagram banter?!). The couple has three children together and has more than 20 years of marriage under their belt already. Ripa said in an interview once that she saw a picture of her future-hubby and knew right then that he was the guy she was meant to be with! Clearly, her love at first sight instincts were correct and the two co-stars are still going strong.
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Craig and Weisz came up in Hollywood around the same time and have both mentioned they had a friendship for years. But it wasn't until they became co-stars on Dream House that romance blossomed. After the filmed wrapped in 2010, Weisz ended things with her partner of nine years and by 2011, she and Craig were married. This came a mere six months after media outlets started reporting the two were seeing each other. Weisz said once that she never thought she would be one of those actors who married their co-stars — or even got married at all! But it came naturally for the pair. The couple is still going strong and welcomed a daughter in 2018. Sometimes when you know, you know!
When these two hot up-and-coming stars met on the set of the teen drama One Tree Hill, of course sparks flew! The series began in 2003 and the couple was married in 2005 in a Santa Monica ceremony. But, sometimes, being young and in love just isn't enough. Five months after their marriage, the two separated and Bush filed for an annulment based on "fraud." Dang! It wasn't granted, though, and the two formally divorced by the end of 2006 amongst rumors circulating that Chad cheated. As many actors who married their co-stars know, sometimes despite how the marriage works out, you still have to work with that person! This is exactly what happened here post-split, but it seems they carried on professionally enough.
When you think of actors who married their co-stars, you usually think of pairs who were romantic on screen or maybe the main characters in a film. These two don't fit that bill. While they both starred on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the two didn't have very many scenes together at all! Love still managed to blossom behind-the-scenes, though, and the two were married in 2003. While already married, the two became co-stars again when Denisof guest-starred several times on Hannigan's CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. The couple has two daughters and their marriage is still solid!
These two fell for each other on-screen and off after shooting the movie Evening in 2007. The two quietly started dating after the film wrapped and wed in a private ceremony in 2009. Dancy and Danes are pretty lowkey about their relationship, but the times they have talked about one another in the press, they've gushed about their love! The actors have welcomed two children together; their most recent was a son born in late 2018. Considering the ~mushy~ things they say about each other, we think these two co-stars will be together forever!
Beatty has been known for romancing his co-stars, so it wasn't quite so shocking that he and Bening hooked up after 1991's Bugsy. What was surprising was when the two got married just a year later! Beatty, for his part, said in an interview that he was never afraid of marriage — he was afraid of divorce. When he met Annette, he knew it was someone he would marry and stay married to for years to come. The parents-of-four have now been married for over 25 years and it seems Beatty was right — divorce will never be on their radar!
When Bledel guest-starred on Mad Men, Kartheiser took notice. She appeared on a few episodes of season five in 2012 and by the end of that season, the two were dating. The notoriously private couple hasn't said much about their relationship in public, but we do know they were married in 2014. They welcomed their first child, a boy, the very next year. The super-secret couple didn't even confirm that, though; it was Bledel's Gilmore Girls costar Scott Patterson that told the world she had a baby! While the couple always shows up to support each other on red carpets, their life on the DL clearly works for their thriving marriage!
Most of the actors who married their co-stars married them soon after working together. These two totally broke the mold, though! While they worked together for years on That '70s Show — Kutcher was even Kunis's first kiss when they had to lock lips on-screen! — they didn't date until many, many years later. Kutcher even married someone else before these two got together! (Demi Moore, if you forgot.) But by 2012, when Mila and Ashton reconnected again, the two were both single and ready to mingle... or more. They started things off slow and secretively (they even tried friends with benefits), but eventually things got super serious between the pair. By 2014, they were engaged (and expecting!) and in 2015, they were married. The two have been open about their love for each other ever since.
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This is one of the most infamous co-star affairs in history! Because, in the beginning, that's exactly what it was — an affair! Burton and Taylor were both married when their relationship began. After meeting on the set of Cleopatra in 1962, they couldn't stay away from each other and once they were both divorced in 1964, they immediately got married! The two became mainstays in Hollywood, doing several films together and being known as the couple that essentially made actors' private lives of interest to the public. The two had a contentious marriage and divorced in 1974. Oh, and then got married again in 1975! But that marriage lasted less than a year and, by 1976, the two were done for good.
Their characters, Bill and Sookie, fell in love on True Blood and that love developed off-screen as well! The series, which began in 2008, brought the two together and they were engaged to be married the very next year. Reportedly the two had been dating since filming the very first episode! While there is a bit of an age difference (twelve years!), Moyer and Paquin knew immediately they wanted to be together. While their characters didn't always stay together on the show, these two haven't wavered in their real-life love and now have twins together.
These two treat each other like brother and sister on It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, but in real life, they're far from siblings! The two met when the show began in 2005 and fell in love soon after. Rob and Kaitlin kept it a secret from the rest of the cast for a while, though, especially when they were hooking up in the early seasons of the show. They even hid it from co-star Glenn Howerton, the guy Rob was living with at the time. After about two seasons of being together, they let the rest of the cast in on the secret and got married in 2008. Most actors who married their co-stars don't work together consistently through their entire marriage, but these two are still making us laugh after 13 seasons of their hit show!
This marriage may have come to an end, but Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner did have some happy years together that were bred out of being co-stars! They had worked together in the past, but it wasn't until the pair was cast in the film Daredevil that they fell in love. Oh, but by the way, at the time, Affleck was engaged to Jennifer Lopez and Garner was married to actor Scott Foley! In late 2004, they were both single and were spotted canoodling at the World Series. This is sports history, people! In mid-2005, the lovebirds got engaged and this time, Affleck's engagement came to fruition! Bennifer 2.0 got married and had a baby by the end of the year. Unfortunately, after years of fawning over each other, they announced their split in 2015. Their divorce was made official in '18.
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For over a decade, these two were one of the most powerful married couples in Hollywood. That all began when they met on the set of Days of Thunder in 1989 and married the very next year. During the course of their marriage, the two appeared in several more films together. A couple that works together stays together! Well, for a little while at least. They were married for eleven years before announcing their split in 2001. Neither of them has ever commented on what exactly ended their marriage and both have been diplomatic when discussing the marriage over the years, but there are rumors that the Church of Scientology, in which Cruise is a very active member, split them apart. The two adopted children together and Kidman can't allegedly see them or talk to them because she didn't stay with Scientology.
One of the most infamous instances of actors who married their co-stars: Brangelina! When Pitt and Jolie filmed 2004's Mr. and Mrs. Smith together, they fell in love. The problem was that Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston. Brad and Jen called in quits suspiciously soon after he met Jolie, and Brangelina was a ~thing~ in no time. The two were everywhere within a month of Aniston filing for divorce. The relationship lasted almost a decade before they actually got married. Several years, several children, and two years after getting married, Jolie filed for divorce in 2016! There were naturally many, many rumors about what went wrong but ultimately the two have opted not to let the public know what tore them apart.
One of our very favorite Hollywood couples met while they were co-stars! When they first met in 2010, though, they were both in other relationships — similar to a few other couples on this list. We're noticing yet another Tinseltown trend. Reynolds was married to Scarlett Johansson and Lively was with Gossip Girl co-star Penn Badgley. Fortunately for both of them, they began 2011 single and were confirmed as a couple by the end of that year.
As for how they finally got together, Reynolds said the two were on a double date with other people but the sparks between them were too crazy to ignore! They were married in 2012, had their first baby in 2014, and welcomed a second by 2016. Nowadays, the two are always razzing each other on social media and proving they're not only in love but BFFs too!