If there’s anything that’s harder than finding lost socks, it’s finding true love. It becomes an even more tedious task when you’re a celebrity who is living in the glare of publicity. But there are some Hollywood stars out there whose love stories are inspiring and insightful. In a bewildering place like Hollywood where relationships are very fragile, a lot of celebrities have found their better halves on the sets of their movies in the form of their co-stars.
It is not really known if these stars fell in love at first sight or whether they eventually fell in love with each other while working together. All we know is that some of the most exemplary couples of all time met on movie sets.
Take a look at a list of such Hollywood couples who converted their reel life relationships to real life. It’s absolutely adorable.
1. Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar
What they starred in together: The live-action Scooby-Doo movies
When they got together: They duo crossed paths in 1997 when they were shooting for I Know What You Did Last Summer. However, they didn’t start dating until 2000. They got married in 2002 and have two kids together.
2. Leighton Meester and Adam Brody
What they starred in together: The Oranges
When they got together: They met on set of The Oranges in 2010 and then tied the knot in 2014. The two are parents to two kids. Most recently, Adam made an appearance on Leighton’s series Single Parents and played her character’s ex-husband.
3. Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem
What they starred in together: Vicky Cristina Barcelona
When they got together: Cruz and Bardem met each other for the first time in 1992 but didn’t begin dating until 2007. Then, they got married in 2010 and have two kids together.
4. Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes
What they starred in together: The Place Beyond the Pines
When they got together: Ryan and Eva had met years before The Place Beyond the Pines began filming, but started a low-key romance soon after working on the movie together. Together, they have two kids, Esmeralda and Amada.
5. Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone
What they starred in together: Bridesmaids
When they got together: They originally met in 1998 at the Groundlings comedy school in Los Angeles. The two wedded in 2005 after dating for a couple of years. As of today, they have two kids and a production company together. Moreover, Ben has also made an appearance in several of Melissa’s other projects too.
6. Andrew Rannells and Tuc Watkins
What they starred in together: The Boys in the Band
When they got together: Andrew and Tuc met for the first time after being cast as boyfriends in the stage production of The Boys in the Band. They fell for each other while doing press for the play. Later on, they also worked together on Showtime’s Black Monday and even reprised their roles for Netflix’s adaptation of The Boys in the Band.
7. Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
What they starred in together: Dream House
When they got together: Daniel and Rachel crossed paths at college but didn’t begin dating until 2010 after working together on Dream House. The duo got married in 2011 and have one child together. Both even have children from previous relationships.
8. Kimberly J. Brown and Daniel Kountz
What they starred in together: Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
When they got together: They kept in touch a little after filming Halloweentown II and they reconnected in 2016 when Daniel starred in a short film for Kimberly’s YouTube channel about where his Halloweentown character would be now. Soon after the film the two connected and have been dating since.
9. Jamie Bell and Kate Mara
What they starred in together: Fantastic Four
When they got together: It was in 2015 when Jamie and Kate announced that they were dating. Two years later they got married and in 2019, they gave the world a big surprise with a photo of their baby daughter.
10. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
What they starred in together: Ali
When they got together: Smith and Jada met each other for the time when Smith wMichael as working on TV for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Jada was auditioning for the role of Will’s girlfriend, but she didn’t get the part. They began dating soon after and got married in 1997. Today, they have two kids, Jaden and Willow. In 2020, they also shared that they went through a brief separation in 2016, but have reconciled and are still together today.
11. Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan
What they starred in together: Ruby Sparks
When they got together: Paul and Zoe started dating each other when they were working on a play. Later on, they wrote the screenplay for Ruby Sparks together. In today’s time, they have one daughter, Alma Bay, and have been together ever since.
12. Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale
What they starred in together: Adult Beginners
When they got together: Rose and Bobby were introduced to each other by a mutual friend at a party. The two began dating in 2012, while Rose was still on the series Damages. Together, they have two kids, Rocco and Rafa
13. Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander
What they starred in together: The Light Between Oceans
When they got together: Some people just be at the right place at the right time. Such was the situation for Micahel and Alicia when they met on set during The Light Between Oceans and fell for each other immediately. They got married in 2017.
14. Lucy Boynton and Rami Malek
What they starred in together: Bohemian Rhapsody
When they got together: One of the most recent reel life love story which turned into a real life one. In 2018, a source finally announced that Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton fell for each other while filming Bohemian Rhapsody and have been happily dating ever since.
15. Danny DeVito and Rhea Pearlman
What they starred in together: Matilda
When they got together: Danny and Rhea’s first meet dates back to the time when Danny was working in the play The Shrinking Bride. The two clicked instantly after meeting and moved in together after a few weeks of dating. They got married in 1982 and seperated in 2017, Rhea however has confirmed that they are still legally married and she will not be divorcing Danny. The two claim to be even more close to each other now after seperating.
16. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
What they starred in together: Green Lantern
When they got together: Ryan met Blake Lively on the sets of his disastorous flop Green Lantern. The two started dating soon after and got married in 2012. Together they have three daughters and the funniest realtionship of all time.
17. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
What they starred in together: Overboard
When they got together: They first met in 1966 while filming The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, but didn’t start dating until after reconnecting on the set of Swing Shift. They have one child together, Wyatt Russell, but both also have kids from their previous relationships.
18. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
What they starred in together: Volunteers
When they got together: Tome and Rita met each other on the set of Bosom Buddies in the early ’80s, but reunited years later on the set of Volunteers and began dating shortly after. After years of dating, the two tied knots in 1988 and together they have two kids as of today. Tom even has two kids from his previous marriage.
19. Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor
What they starred in together: They were the voice actors for Mickey and Minnie Mouse
When they got together: A love story that was meant to be, Wayne met Russi when she was cast as the voice actor Minnie and hit it off immediately.The duo was married to other people at the time when they developed interest. It was a year later when they met again for a project and both happened to be single, so they finally started dating. They got married in 1991.
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