Everyone goes through the phase where they can’t get enough of their partners. Be it “workout goals”, sitting together in class or tagging along with each other to your friends’ parties, you want to see them every day. No doubt that it is romantic for some. But what about seeing your ex every day? The following celebrities had to spend hours with their former partners in the same room. It’s almost like when the teacher puts you and your ex in the same project group. But in the case of series and movies, the torment can go on for hours and months. However, these actors surprised everyone with their level of professionalism. They didn’t let their personal lives interfere with their work and shared the screen with their former darlings without causing any trouble. So, here are the 10 celebrity exes who worked together, even after breaking up, and have a lot to teach us.
Blake Lively and Penn Badgley
Did you know that Blake and Penn were already broken up while playing romantic partners throughout the lifespan of “Gossip Girl”? We agree that Serena and Dan’s love story was a bit messed up (sometimes toxic), but we got to acknowledge the actors’ performance skills. Their onscreen “Upper-East Side” relationship may not have set the best example, but Blake and Penn surely marked the benchmark of professionalism. They went out in the first season of the show but split ways by the time the second season started with productions. The most interesting part is that none of the crew members or cast realized that the couple had parted ways.
Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki
Kaley and Johnny’s offscreen story kind of runs parallel with their onscreen romance. Needless to mention, they played Penny and Leonard Hofstadter in the popular sitcom “Big Bang Theory”. Whenever we talk about TV series and movie couples, this pair always crosses our mind. Just like Penny and Leonard, the actors also went out for a while and parted ways later. While their onscreen characters reunited and eventually got married, Kaley and Johnny remained friends and excellent co-stars for the rest of the show.
Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush
Unlike other couples on this list, Sophia and Chad were a married pair who were going through a storm in their personal life. The actors were smitten by each other instantly on the sets of “One Tree Hill” and tied the knot soon. They hadn’t even completed their first anniversary when Chad reportedly cheated on his wife with Paris Hilton while filming “House of Wax”. The marriage lived for five months only and died quite brutally. Sophia Bush had to put on her strongest armour as she couldn’t back out from the show and continued to play her ex-husband’s romantic partner on screen.
Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev
The passionate heat between the teen sensations, Elena Gilbert and Damon Salvatore extended even behind the cameras. It is always a treat for fans when their favourite onscreen couple gets romantically involved in real life as well, and “The Vampire Diaries” fans were euphoric about “Delena”. Unfortunately, the chemistry between Ian and Nina turned out to have an expiry date unlike that of Elena and Damon. But in spite of their break up, they not only continued to share the screen as a couple but also stayed friends outside the set. In fact, pictures and videos of Nina and Ian’s wife (also an onscreen Vampire BTW), Nikki Reed, hanging out together also got pretty viral.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck
Many of you might not even remember that two of the most splendid actors of Hollywood, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck, were romantically involved in the late ‘90s. They started going out in 1997 and starred alongside each other in “Shakespeare in Love”. They went their separate ways in 2000 but were completely amicable while working on “Bounce” later. The actors have stayed friends even to this day.
Joey King and Jacob Elordi
The latest and the youngest pair to make it to the list! Jacob and Joey became one of the most talked-about couples among young fans after the success of their Netflix movie, “The Kissing Booth”. They played romantic partners on screen and immediately hit it off on the sets as well. However, the romance was short-lived as Jacob began to see his “Euphoria” co-star, Zendaya. That didn’t deter the actors to reunite for “The Kissing Booth 2”. It’s one thing to work with your ex, but a whole other thing to act romantic with them in front of the camera.
Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf
Megan and Shia caught each other’s attention while filming on the sets of “Transformers”. While their romance was short-lived, their contract with the franchise was several sequels long. Their breakup didn’t seem to have affected their work relationship as the two continued with the shoot without any drama.
Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake
It is no news that Cameron Diaz, who is currently married to singer Benji Madden, has always had a thing for musicians. During her prime days of Hollywood, she dated singer and actor, Justin Timberlake in 2003. Even though they fell apart after three years, the former couple had to reunite to film “Bad Teacher”. But there was no bad blood or any awkwardness between the actors. Instead of dwelling in the past, they focused on their project and worked together pretty smoothly.
Charlize Theron and Sean Penn
Charlize and Sean are two of the most critically-acclaimed actors, with Oscars under their belt. There was no chance that two such incredible actors would let their personal lives impede their goals. Charlize and Sean were in a committed relationship and set to get engaged soon. But their bond was put to test on the sets of “The Last Face”, starring Theron and helmed by Penn. Things didn’t go well from there on and the couple fell apart. However, no one could have guessed so by looking at the way they promoted the movie together on tours.
Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult
Battling with your emotions during young age is quite a challenge in itself. But Jennifer Lawrence, didn’t let her feelings get the best of her. She and Nicholas Hoult were young and in love when they met on the sets of “X-Men: First Class”. Even though they split ways after four years, the young stars didn’t mind working together for “X-Man: Apocalypse”.