Hollywood can be tricky, especially for young actors seeking fame. Finding love is also a challenge. Meeting someone is easy with frequent job changes, but making it last is tough. Media attention adds pressure on celebrity couples. Gossip magazines love reporting on young love falling apart.
Erratic schedules and infidelity cause problems too. Despite breakups making headlines, there are stories of lasting love in Hollywood. Some famous couples who met on set quickly ended their relationship, while others proved love can endure.
Check out this last of 30 famous couples who met on set and share your favorite among these famous couples with friends!
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux first met during the making of Tropic Thunder in 2007. However, they didn’t start dating until Wanderlust in 2010. At that time, Theroux was still in a relationship with stylist Heidi Bivens until 2011. They eventually moved in together in Hollywood and made their relationship public. The couple married secretly in 2015 at their home. Unfortunately, their marriage didn’t last forever, and they separated in February 2018. Theroux described the split as a very gentle separation, with no hard feelings.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton met on The Voice in April 2014 when both were going through divorces. They sang “Endless Love” on The Tonight Show, creating beautiful music. In 2015, Shelton divorced Miranda Lambert, and Stefani ended her marriage with Gavin Rossdale. They connected well, being a mix of country and rock ‘n roll. Their co-star, Adam Levine, said they were deeply in love. Fans want Shelton to propose, but no ring news yet.
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield
What a complicated relationship! Will it last, or become a memory of the past? This famous on-screen couple fell in love while filming The Amazing Spider-Man in 2011. They brought Spidey and Gwen’s romance off-screen too, making fans happy. They enjoyed photobombing each other and taking care of their adopted dog. A wedding in Rome was even in the works for summer 2015. However, like Spidey’s life, unexpected curves came their way. Sadly, the couple reportedly split in winter or spring of 2015.
Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman
Another case of life imitating art. This loving couple first met in 2000, when they were both rehearsing for a play called The Berlin Circle. Romance soon blossomed, and the two got married in 2003. Offerman has guest-starred on Will & Grace, which Mullally starred in. Mullally later guest-starred with Offerman on his TV show, Parks and Recreation, as less-than-amicable exes who can’t control their lust when around each other. Of course, in real life they are very amicable and considered one of Hollywood’s happiest couples.
Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen
In 1993, while filming Pontiac Moon, Ted Danson met Mary Steenburgen, and they married in 1995. They collaborated on some projects, like the well-received miniseries Gulliver’s Travels. After over 20 years, their bond remains strong, evident from Danson’s Instagram account.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s love story began 30 years ago. They met in 1981 when Wilson appeared on Hanks’ sitcom, Bosom Buddies. Hanks was already married to his college sweetheart, Samantha Lewes, with a son named Colin Hanks. Fate brought them back together while filming Volunteers in 1985. They tied the knot on April 30, 1988. Hanks shared that their real-life connection is strong and steady, not like movie magic, and they’ll always be there for each other.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are one of Hollywood’s coolest couples. Surprisingly, they’ve never married, which many people don’t know, but it works perfectly for them. They first met on the set of a Disney movie called The One And Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, but nothing happened between them then. Fate brought them together again in another movie, Swing Shift in 1983, and they’ve been together since. They have a son named Wyatt and also raise Goldie’s kids from a previous relationship, Kate and Oliver Hudson.
Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan
It’s surprising that Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan are still together after 30-plus years of marriage, considering how things started. They met on the set of Family Ties, but both were in other relationships at the time. Fox was dating Nancy McKeon while Pollan was with Kevin Bacon. But fate played its part. Fox became a Hollywood star with Back to the Future, and his relationship with McKeon ended due to his busy schedule. Pollan also ended things with Bacon. When Fox heard, he reached out to Pollan, and they got married by the summer of 1988.
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor’s love story began on the set of Heat Vision and Jack, a TV pilot that didn’t make it to air. Despite the professional disappointment, they found love and got married in 2000, raising two children together. They enjoyed working together on movies like Dodgeball, Zoolander, and Tropic Thunder. However, after 17 years of marriage, they sadly separated in 2017.
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
Actor/comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and adorable actress Isla Fisher make a lovable couple. Fisher won our hearts as the passionate character in Wedding Crashers. Cohen, a brilliant satire writer, portrays Ali G, Borat, and Bruno. Though they may seem mismatched in height, with Cohen being 6’3″ and Fisher much shorter, they are a great match. They tied the knot in 2010 and have three children together.
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys met while filming The Americans, playing married Russian spies. Their real-life romance was kept secret until 2014, though it started ten years earlier at a kickball party where Russell asked Rhys to open a beer. The connection was reignited when they worked on the show together. The series may have ended, but their love isn’t over. They welcomed a son in 2016.
Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany
In Hollywood, it’s common for “beautiful” people to get together. But what happens when two beautiful minds meet? That’s what happened with Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany. They fell in love while filming A Beautiful Mind in 2001 and got married two years later. Their love led to two children, born in 2003 and 2011. Both have also starred in superhero movies: Connelly in Hulk and Bettany in The Avengers series. Their super love is sure to continue for a long time.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, known for her role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, met actor Freddie Prinze Jr. on the set of the horror movie I Know What You Did Last Summer in 1997. Though they didn’t start dating immediately, when they did, it was special. They got married in 2002 and have a son and a daughter named Charlotte Grace and Rocky James.
Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon
In the mid-1980s, Kevin Bacon’s career was booming with hits like Diner and Footloose. Surprisingly, he met his future spouse, Kyra Sedgwick, on a low-key PBS production called Lemon Sky, which premiered in February 1988. They got married on September 4 of the same year. Bacon has spoken about how meeting Kyra and having their kids brought positive changes during a challenging time, giving him strength and support.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
These two megastars are incredibly popular and good-looking. They shared their first kiss in 1998 while working on That ’70s Show. Despite dating other people after the show, they remained close friends. When Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore divorced in 2013, Mila Kunis and Ashton reconnected, and sparks flew again. They got married in Oak Glen, California in 2015, and they had their first child in the previous autumn, followed by another child in November 2016.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively first met while filming The Green Lantern. However, they were both in other relationships at the time – Reynolds was married to Scarlett Johansson, and Lively was dating Penn Badgley from Gossip Girl. As their previous relationships ended, they found each other and knew they were meant to be. Lively shared that Reynolds would always be her best friend for life, and that was most important to her. They got married in September 2012 and now have two daughters together.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
The talk show host and the handsome actor first met in the 90s during a screen test for All My Children, a soap opera. They instantly liked each other and later portrayed on-screen lovers as Mateo Santos and Hayley Vaughan. Consuelos found Ripa adorable, hot, and sexy, while she saw her whole future with him in a photograph. They eloped in May 1996 and now have three children together.
Tea Leoni and Tim Daly
Téa Leoni is dating her co-star Tim Daly, who plays her onscreen husband on Madam Secretary. Surprisingly, they discovered they both attended the Putney School in Vermont, though they graduated 10 years apart. Daly mentioned they even had a few of the same teachers, which he found quite crazy.
Lea Michele and Cory Monteith
The romance between Lea Michele and Cory Monteith began when they met on the set of Glee. They seemed happy and committed for two years. Unfortunately, tragedy struck when Monteith passed away from a drug overdose in July 2013 at the young age of 31.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, famously known as “Brangelina,” started their love story on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, while Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston. Their characters fell in love during filming, and sparks flew in real life too. They became friends and partners, and eventually got married, raising six kids together. Their 12-year relationship came to an end with a divorce in September 2016. Pitt is said to be dating Charlize Theron, while Jolie remains single.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s love story began on the set of The Last Song in 2009, and real sparks flew between them. While filming scenes together and pretending to love each other, they couldn’t help but feel a genuine connection. They made their romance public on the red carpet a year later. Hemsworth didn’t know much about Cyrus’s celebrity status when they first met, which she appreciated as it allowed her to share her true self with him. Despite their on-again, off-again relationship, they eventually tied the knot in December 2018, making their love official.
Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons
Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons first met on the set of Fargo in 2015. They started as friends and then began dating about a year later, becoming really close before officially getting together in the mid-2000s. They welcomed their first child in 2018 and their second in 2021. Finally, they tied the knot in 2022.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk
Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk crossed paths in 2014 when she appeared as a guest star on the hit TV series Glee, which Falchuk co-created. They started dating in 2015 and eventually tied the knot in a small ceremony in the Hamptons in September 2018.
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty and Annette Bening first met while filming Bugsy in 1991, shortly after Beatty’s relationship with Madonna ended. Beatty expressed that he knew immediately that meeting Bening would change his life. He was so taken with her that he lost interest in the garlic chicken he was eating during their lunch meeting. They got married in 1992 and have four children together.
Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow
Filmmaker Judd Apatow knew Leslie Mann was the one when he saw her audition for The Cable Guy. He famously said, “There goes the future Mrs. Apatow.” They got married in 1997 and have two children together. The whole family has appeared in several of Apatow’s films, such as Knocked Up, Funny People, and This is 40.
Lauren Graham and Peter Krause
Lauren Graham and Peter Krause had a unique relationship off-screen despite playing siblings on Parenthood. Graham shared that once they got together, there were no games; they simply liked each other. Their relationship began in 2010 and lasted until 2022.
Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson
Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson had an on-screen and off-screen romance from 2002 to 2006 while starring as Seth Cohen and Summer Roberts on The O.C. Their real-life relationship was even used as a meta joke on the show. However, despite their characters getting married in the series finale, Brody and Bilson had broken up a year before. Filming that scene must have been quite awkward for them.
Julia Roberts and Danny Moder
Julia Roberts and Danny Moder first met on the set of The Mexican in 2000. Their meeting had a profound impact on Roberts’ life, and she described it as a “seismic shift.” Getting married to Danny changed her life in the most incredible way. He remains her favorite human, and she values his point of view more than anyone else’s. They married in 2002 and have three children together. Their bond is strong, and they genuinely enjoy each other’s company.
Frances McDormand and Joel Coen
Frances McDormand and Joel Coen first met in the early 1980s during the making of Blood Simple, a film Coen directed. Interestingly, McDormand almost missed her callback audition, which would have prevented them from meeting. Fortunately, she made it, and they got married in 1985. They later adopted a son named Pedro McDormand Coen from Paraguay when he was just six months old in 1995.
Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender
Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender first met while filming The Light Between Oceans, where they portrayed a married couple. Life imitated art when they got married in 2017. Fassbender spoke about their courtship, mentioning how their chemistry was immediate, intense, and how Vikander’s fierce and brave nature bowled him over. Their on-screen connection turned into a real-life romance.
Grace Gealey and Trai Byers
Grace Gealey and Trai Byers met while working on the Fox series Empire. They began dating but kept their relationship relatively low-key compared to other celebrity couples. They tied the knot on April 14, 2016, in a beautiful ceremony on Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. In the spring of 2023, they welcomed their first child together.
Benjamin McKenzie and Morena Baccarin
Benjamin McKenzie and Morena Baccarin first crossed paths on the set of The O.C., but McKenzie wasn’t ready for a relationship at the time and unintentionally blew her off. They later thought they first met on the set of Gotham. When Baccarin’s divorce was finalized, they started a new committed relationship, and she was pregnant with McKenzie’s first child. Their daughter was born in 2016, and a year later, on Baccarin’s birthday, they got married.
Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
Daniel Craig, known as James Bond, and Rachel Weisz were friends for years before their relationship evolved while filming the thriller Dream House in 2010, where they played a married couple. Their chemistry was evident, and after Weisz split from her partner of nine years, Darren Aronofsky, they got married a year later. Weisz initially had doubts about marriage, but as time passed, she found happiness in their relationship. They welcomed a daughter in 2018, and who knows, maybe she’ll grow up to be a Bond girl one day!
Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panettiere
Before becoming a megastar on This Is Us, Milo Ventimiglia starred in Heroes, where he met Hayden Panettiere. While portraying Peter Petrelli and Claire Bennet, their on-screen chemistry turned into a real-life romance, putting them in the spotlight. They kept their relationship private for a year before making it public in 2007. However, they eventually split in 2009. Currently, Milo is dating marketing executive Kelly Egarian, while Panettiere is dating Brian Hickerson after her breakup with her former fiancé, Wladimir Klitschko.
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes met while working on the 2011 film The Place Behind the Pines and quickly developed a relationship. The began dating, including a well-publicized date at Disneyland. Fast forward over a decade, the couple has remained together and had 2 children, Esmeralda and Amanda – born in 2014 and 2016 respectively – though they’ve never married.
Adam Brody and Leighton Meester
During the early 2000s, Adam Brody was known for his highly publicized on-set romances, but it came as a surprise when he started dating Leighton Meester. Both actors starred on popular teen-oriented TV shows created by Josh Schwartz – he on The O.C. and she on Gossip Girl. They met while working on the film The Oranges in 2011. The couple got married in 2014 and now have a daughter together.
Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas
Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas first met when they costarred on the ABC series Once Upon a Time in 2011. The couple sparked on and off screen, as Goodwin explained in a 2016 interview: “On- and off-screen it was magical, and I think, particularly the first season, [it] had that kind of quality to it, and it was really exciting to play that couple Snow White and Charming, that couple that has that pure love, that real pure love from the start.” The couple married in 2014 and have two children.
Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz
Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz first met while filming the movie Jamón Jamón in the early 90s, but their romantic connection blossomed later when they reunited on the set of Vicky Cristina Barcelona in 2008. They tied the knot in July 2010 and have since welcomed two children named Leo and Luna. Additionally, they collaborated on two more films: The Counselor in 2013 and Everybody Knows in 2018.
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian’s relationship started under controversial circumstances. They first met on the set of the TV movie Northern Lights in 2009 while they were each married to other people – Dean Cheremet and Brandi Glanville, respectively. The cheating scandal became a media sensation and led to a famous interview where Cibrian acknowledged their mistakes and expressed that they fell in love despite the challenges they faced.
Hugh Dancy and Claire Danes
In 2007, English actor Hugh Dancy came to New York to work on a Broadway show, while Claire Danes was filming The Evening. They met, and their connection was instant and strong. Dancy changed his plans and decided to stay in New York. In 2009, they got married, and they now have a son together. Their meeting turned into a life-changing and loving relationship.
Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof
Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof first crossed paths on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where Hannigan starred from the beginning and Denisof joined in season 3. They continued to work together in the Buffyverse, including the spinoff series Angel. The couple tied the knot in 2003 and now have two children together. Denisof also had a recurring supporting role on Hannigan’s next hit series, How I Met Your Mother. Their on-screen and off-screen collaborations have been integral to their successful relationship.
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli first met on the set of the popular Netflix series Orange is the New Black, where Wiley played Poussey Washington, and Morelli worked as a writer. At the time, Morelli was married to a man, but their relationship quickly evolved. They connected deeply while discussing their identities and how their feelings for each other were shaping their lives. Wiley shared in a later interview how they fell in love over phone calls, even though they were thousands of miles apart. The couple got married in 2017, celebrating their love and commitment to each other.
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied crossed paths on the set of the movie Black Swan, where Millepied served as a choreographer for the film in which Portman starred. Reflecting on that time, Portman expressed how special and enjoyable the experience was. The couple got married in 2012, but in 2023, rumors of an affair surfaced, causing some media attention and speculation.
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie’s love story began on the set of Game of Thrones in 2012. They portrayed lovers on the show and managed to keep their real-life relationship a secret until 2016. When they finally went public, Harington revealed in a magazine interview how easy it was to fall in love with someone who already attracted him, especially when they played each other’s love interest on the show. The couple now has two children together, further solidifying their bond both on and off the screen.
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
When Brian Austin Green, known for Beverly Hills 90210, first met Megan Fox, future star of Transformers, on the set of Hope & Faith in 2004, he didn’t expect them to be in a relationship. He had just ended a previous relationship and wasn’t seeking a new one. However, fate had other plans. Six years later, the couple got married and now have three children together, proving that sometimes love finds you when you least expect it.
Emily Van Camp and Josh Bowman
Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman’s love story began on the set of Revenge in 2011. They started dating shortly after and made their relationship public in 2012. The couple tied the knot in 2018. VanCamp, who has since moved on to a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, announced in 2021 that she had given birth to their first child. Their relationship has blossomed both on and off-screen, and they continue to share their love and joy as they embark on new chapters in their lives.
Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin
Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin first crossed paths during auditions for True Blood. They both landed roles in the show, and Moyer recalls that the attraction between them was immediate as they began filming. He fondly remembers how he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her within just a few days of working together. The couple got married in 2010 and now have three children, sharing a loving and fulfilling life together. Their connection on and off-screen has been a true testament to their deep bond and commitment to each other.
Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser
Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser, famous for Gilmore Girls and Angel, respectively, didn’t begin dating until after reconnecting on Mad Men. According to Kartheiser, their relationship only blossomed during filming as they were completely professional before that. They kept their personal lives separate from work. The couple eventually tied the knot in 2014 and welcomed their first child in 2016. Unfortunately, they decided to part ways in 2022 after several years together.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Feuding exes Johnny Depp and Amber Heard didn’t start out that way. They met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2011, while Depp was still very much involved with longtime love Vanessa Paradis. When they split in 2012, Amber came into the picture. They married intimately at their home in February 2015, and then trouble began a year later. Heard filed for divorce in 2016, accusing Depp of abusing her – showing graphic photos as proof. Heard donated the $7 million divorce settlement to the American Civil Liberties Union “with a particular focus to stop violence against women,” according to Vanity Fair.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
That’s correct! Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith met on the set of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air in the 90s. While Jada auditioned for the role of Will’s girlfriend, she didn’t get the part, but their connection grew, and they eventually started dating. They got married in 1997 and have been together ever since. They have two children together, Jaden and Willow, and Will has a son, Trey, from a previous marriage. Their long-lasting relationship of over 20 years is often attributed to trust and openness, which they have both spoken about in interviews as essential elements of their successful marriage.