17 Celeb Couples Who Were Related On Screen, But Dated in Real Life (PHOTOS)

Laura Anastasia | Jul 20, 2015 Celebrities
17 Celeb Couples Who Were Related On Screen, But Dated in Real Life (PHOTOS)

iam somerholder maggeSome actors aren't afraid to keep it all in the family -- their TV and movie family, that is. These celebrity lovebirds turned up the heat offscreen with their on-screen brothers, sisters, mothers, uncles, and dear old dads. Actors spend hours on film sets, getting to know each other both in and out of character, so it's no surprise when love blooms.

From hot Hollywood hookups to lengthy romances, check out which romances between on-screen relatives sizzled and which ones fizzled.


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  • Lauren Graham & Peter Krause


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    Graham and Krause first met in 1995, but they didn't couple up until they started playing siblings on Parenthood in 2010. The show ended its run in 2015, but the lovebirds are still going strong.

  • Michael C. Hall & Jennifer Carpenter


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    Carpenter and Hall starred as sister and adopted brother on Dexter. Their plot twists offscreen were just as dramatic. The couple eloped in 2008 and divorced two years later, all while filming their hit drama.

  • Ian Somerhalder & Maggie Grace


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    Somerhalder and Grace went from TV stepsiblings to real-life lovers in 2006, after both of their Lost characters were killed off. They broke up after only a year.

  • Evan Rachel Wood & Shane West


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    The Once and Again siblings kept their hands to themselves until a few years after the TV show went off the air. Photographers caught the pair kissing and holding hands in 2009, but apparently it was a brief romance.

  • Amy Poehler & Will Arnett


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    Funny couple Poehler and Arnett worked together on Arrested Development and again in the 2007 film Blades of Glory, as a brother-sister figure skating team. They were married that year, but divorced in 2014. The couple has two sons named Archie and Abel.

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  • Selena Gomez & David Henrie


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    Gomez has admitted not only having a crush on Henrie, but also casually dating him when the two starred as siblings together on Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place

  • Emily VanCamp & Chris Pratt


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    VanCamp and Pratt dated for about two years while playing sister and brother Amy and Bright Abbott on Everwood

  • Emily VanCamp & Dave Annable


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    VanCamp's chemistry with yet another costar was so sizzling that the writers of Brothers and Sisters changed the show's plot so VanCamp and Annable (center) could hook up on-screen, too. Their characters started as half-siblings, found out they weren't related, got married, then later divorced.

  • Michael Emerson & Carrie Preston


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    This real-life husband and wife took their relationship to a new level when she played his mother on Lost. Emerson and Preston didn't share screen time, however. Her character was only seen in flashbacks. 

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  • Hayden Panettiere & Milo Ventimiglia


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    The couple's offscreen romance drew plenty of criticism, but not because Ventimiglia played Panettiere's uncle on Heroes. Ventimiglia is 12 years older than Panettiere and they allegedly first hit it off when she was just 18. 

  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler & Robert Iler


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    Sopranos siblings Sigler and Iler reportedly dated during the show's final season, according to TMZ.com. Both actors, however, denied the rumor.

  • David & Tamela Mann


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    These high school sweethearts starred together on Tyler Perry's hit show Meet the Browns as father and daughter, even though they're the same age in real life. The Manns have been married for 27 years.

  • Katherine Heigl & Jason Behr


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    Heigl and Behr played brother and sister on-screen at the same time they hooked up offscreen. They dated from 1999 until 2001. Roswell ended the next year. 

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  • Jason Priestley & Shannen Doherty


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    TV twins Priestley and Doherty were an item offscreen for a few months while filming the first season of Beverly Hills, 90210, Priestley told Howard Stern. Doherty, however, denies they ever hooked up.  

  • Maureen McCormick & Barry Williams


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    McCormick and Williams got hot and heavy while filming The Brady Bunch when she was 16 and he was 18, according to her memoir. Their on-screen alter egos, stepsiblings Marcia and Greg Brady, kept their hands to themselves.

  • David Cassidy & Susan Dey


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    While playing siblings on The Partridge Family, Cassidy and Dey paired up in real life for a quick fling. 

  • Matthew Broderick & Jennifer Grey


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    Broderick and Grey bickered on-screen as siblings in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, but fell in love offscreen. Their romance ended soon after Broderick's car collided with another while they were on vacation in Ireland in 1987, killing two women. 

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