Actors spend long hours on sets, shooting, to entertain us. While on their shoots, they’re as idle as a jobless man when the cameras aren’t rolling between their takes. And just what anyone would do, they make small talks with their co-stars. However, often these small talks lead to bigger things. Your favorite stars end up catching feelings. Blame it on their ill-fate but some of these A-listers who have dated their co-stars have also appeared as siblings on-screen in movies and TV shows.
Here are a few of your favorite actors who have appeared as siblings in the reel life and dated in the real life.
1. Ian Somerhalder and Maggie Grace
TV Series where they played siblings: Lost
Ian Somerhalder and Maggie Grace first met at the sets of Lost in 2004 in which they played Boone Carlyle and Shannon Rutherford. They played step-siblings in the show and started dating when the characters were killed off the show. However, the relationship lasted only for 3 years, according to sources.
2. Katherine Heigl and Jason Behr
TV Series where they played siblings: Roswell
Katherine Heigl and Jason Behr met on the sets of Roswell in 1999 when Katherine Heigl was in the early stages of her career. They played alien siblings who crash-landed in the city Roswell of New Mexico and started living there trying to fit in as humans. They started dating shortly after the shoot started but broke up towards the end of the show.
3. Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall
TV Series where they played siblings: Dexter
Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall met on the sets of Dexter where they played Dexter Morgan and Debra Morgan. They began dating privately soon after they met and even got married in 2008. The duo parted ways two years later.
4. Emily VanCamp and Chris Pratt
TV Series where they played siblings: Everwood
They first met in the sets of Everwood where they played Bright Abbott and Amy Abbott. They dated for three years from 2004-2007. Pratt shared his experience of what it is like to date his “sister” saying every once in a while they got that person who went like, “Ew, you kissed your sister.”
5. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
The movie where they played siblings: Sleepless in Seattle
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson had been married for five years when Rita Wilson played a brief role of Sam Balwin’s(Tom Hanks) sibling in Sleepless in Seattle.
6. David Henrie and Selena Gomez
TV Series where they played siblings: Wizards of the Waverly Place
Selena Gomez was still recovering from her break-up with Justin Bieber when she started working on the sets of Wizards of the Waverly Place where she met David Henrie. They started dating after the show ended but broke up shortly after.
7. Peter Krause and Lauren Graham
TV Series where they played siblings: Parenthood
They first met on the sets of Caroline in the city but started dating after they were reunited on the sets of Parenthood. Although Krause had a rule of not dating any actor types, both of them liked each other and later got married.
8. Drew Barrymore and David Arquette
The movie where they played Siblings: Never Been Kissed
Drew Barrymore and David Arquette dated years before starring in the film as siblings. However, Drew denied any relationship with the actor, David said they dated before starring in the movie together.
9. Evan Rachel Wood and Shane West
TV Show where they played Siblings: Once and Again
The duo first crossed paths on the sets of Once and Again when Evan was just 12. About 9 years later they reunited and were seen holding hands in a club.
10. Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Grey
The movie where they played Siblings: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Their relationship kicked off secretly from the sets of the film in the ’80s. The duo went for a vacation to Ireland where they got into a tragic car accident and broke up shortly after.
11. Shannen Doherty and Jason Priestley
TV Series where they played Siblings: Beverly Hills, 90210
The stars briefly dated during the course of the show to which Jason admitted years after it ended. Jason also said that they made sure nobody ever got attached.
12. Amy Poehler and Will Arnett
The movie where they played Siblings: Blades of Glory
Amy Poehler and Will Arnett first met in 1996, started dating in 2000, and eventually got married in 2003. They appeared in several projects together, Blades of Glory being one of them where they played siblings. They got divorced in 2014
13. Maureen McCormick and Barry Williams
TV Series where they played siblings: The Brady Bunch
They met on the sets of The Brady Bunch and developed feelings towards the end of the show. Barry Williams was Maureen’s first kiss and their relationship was an on and off game, but they never officially dated.
14. Susan Dey and David Cassidy
TV Series where they played Siblings: The Partridge Family
Susan had a huge crush on David during the show’s run. Although David didn’t feel the same way, he had to give in since Susan was so determined to get together with him. However, things didn’t last very long as David couldn’t connect.
15. Blake Lively and Penn Badgley
TV Series where they played Siblings: Gossip Girl
The actors dated on and off between 2007 and 2010. They started dating with the cast aware of it but successfully hid their break-up from them in 2010.