15 Celebrities Who Dated Their Costars

Kayla Boyd | Jul 27, 2017 Celebrities
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Sometimes we get really invested in a movie or show, to the point where we wish the stars were together in real life. And sometimes, it turns out they actually are. 

Here are 15 celebrity couples who got together before, during, or after they shared the spotlight together. 

  • Blake Lively and Penn Badgley

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    Although we all adore Blake's relationship with Ryan Reynolds now, back in the days of Gossip Girl fans couldn't get enough of her and costar Penn Badgley. They may not have been meant to be in real life, but at least Dan and Serena got their happy ending on the show. 

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  • Anna Camp and Skylar Astin

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    These two may not have dated in the Pitch Perfect films, but they did fall in love on set. The duo tied the knot just last year. 

  • Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron

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    Troy and Gabriella were the epitome of high school sweethearts when they costarred in the High School Musical franchise. Vanessa and Zac were so good at acting as a couple, they became one in real life and dated for about four years.

  • Alexis Bledel and Milo Ventimiglia


    If you were #TeamJess on Gilmore Girls, then I'm sure you were happy to hear that Rory chose him in real life. The TV costars dated for more than three years.

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  • Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray

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    After meeting on the set of One Tree Hill in 2003, the couple started dating in real life and even got married in 2005. However, they got an annulment after being married for only five months

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  • Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson


    This on-screen couple took their romance off screen during season 1 of Dawson's Creek. Katie even called Joshua her "first love" in an interview with Rolling Stone.

  • Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof

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    These Buffy the Vampire Slayer stars met while filming the hit show in the late '90s. They've been married since 2003 and have two kids together. 

  • Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn


    These actors began dating while filming The Break-Up in 2005. The relationship only lasted for about a year, but they remained friends afterward, according to People

  • Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift

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    "Taylor Squared" started dating while filming the movie Valentine's Day, and although they were cute together, it didn't last very long. But, as we know, Swift has moved on a few times since then. 

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  • Dev Patel and Freida Pinto

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    While filming Slumdog Millionaire, these stars not only got their big break, but also found love. Unfortunately, the couple broke up in 2014

  • Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf

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    Although this wasn't a public relationship, since Megan Fox was on a short "break" from her now-husband, Shia confirmed that he did date his Transformers costar while filming. Wonder if this has anything to do with the fact that she didn't reprise her role for the third installment of the franchise. Hmmm

  • Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz


    The I Love Lucy couple was actually married before the famous sitcom was even created. Although it was a pretty toxic marriage in real life, America fell in love with Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. 

  • Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor

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    When two actors spend 18 years together, why not make multiple movies together? In addition to having two children together, Ben and Christine also costarred in Zoolander, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Tropic Thunder, Arrested Development, and Zoolander 2. It broke fans' hearts when they announced their very recent divorce.

  • Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon

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    This couple was already dating before they both starred in Cruel Intentions. They got married soon after it premiered in 1999, but eventually divorced. 

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  • Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana

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    Bradley Cooper got with Zoe Saldana when they played a married couple in the 2012 drama The Words. After their short-lived on-and-off relationship, Saldana went on to marry Italian artist Marco Perego.


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