10 Star Couples Whose Relationships Grew Into Something Bigger After Working Together

Love can be found anywhere! In high school, college, at a bar, on dating apps. But if you are an actor, you might fall in love while shooting for a film or TV show. Meeting at work is a pretty common way to find a significant other, and that goes for celebrities, too. Many of the most beloved celebrity couples first crossed paths when they worked on the same movie or TV show. If you've ever shipped an on-screen couple, then you probably know the feeling of satisfaction that comes with watching your favorite characters dating in real life. However, these cute pairs don’t always have a happy ending. While some of these couples are still together, others have parted ways.
Interestingly, the relationships of celebrities who work together are not always about love. During the progress of filming, they may find not only their true love but also their best friends. We've compiled a list of famous couples whose relationships on set grew into something bigger after filming was over.

#1 Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter

 Star Couples, Michael C. Hall and Jennifer CarpenterSource: © Dexter / Showtime Networks, © Eric Charbonneau / Invision / AP / East News

After a couple of years of working together on the series "Dexter," they started to date and got married in 2008. They managed to keep a warm, friendly relationship after their breakup in 2010.

#2 Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber

 Star Couples, Naomi Watts and Liev SchreiberSource: © The Painted Veil / Bob Yari Productions, © Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP / East News

Although they had known each other before, the actors became a pair while shooting "The Painted Veil." A couple of years after completing filming, they had their first baby, then a second one. Sadly, they decided to break up and still raise their kids together. 

#3 Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac

 Star Couples, Jessica Chastain and Oscar IsaacSource: © Scenes from a Marriage / HBO, © FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP / East News

The actors played spouses on screen. Because they often flirted while off-set, there were rumors about their romantic relationships lasting a long time. However, Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac are both married and are good friends in real life.

#4 Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton

 Star Couples, Josh Hartnett and Tamsin EgertonSource: © The Lovers / Corsan, © The Lovers / Corsan, © Fred Duval / MEGA / Mega Agency / East News

The actors first met in 2010 on the set of "The Lovers." At first, they didn't pay attention to each other. But when they met each other again on set, their feelings changed. They've been married for a long time and have three children together.

#5 Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song

 Star Couples, Josh Hartnett and Tamsin EgertonSource: © Changeland / Living Films, © Changeland / Living Films, © Marksman / Snorlax / MEGA / Mega Agency / East News

The couple met on the set of "Changeland" in 2017. They have recently welcomed their first child together and intend to marry soon.

#6 María Pedraza and Jaime Lorente,

 Star Couples, Josh Hartnett and Tamsin EgertonSource: © Money Heist / Netflix, © Money Heist / Netflix

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The young couple knew each other before becoming colleagues on "Money Heist." Their relationship lasted for 2 years, after which the actors unfollowed each other on social media and tried to erase most of the evidence of their affair from there.

#7 Aimee Lou Wood and Connor Swindells

 Star Couples, Aimee Lou Wood and Connor SwindellsSource: © Sex Education / Eleven Films

 Star Couples, Aimee Lou Wood and Connor SwindellsSource: gettyimages

In the first season of "Sex Education," the couple started to date in real life. However, their relationship wasn’t that successful, and in 2020, Wood announced their break-up, adding that this relationship was not bringing any joy to either of them.

#8 Alexis Denisof and Alyson Hannigan

 Star Couples, Alexis Denisof and Alyson HanniganSource: © Buffy the Vampire Slayer / 20th Century Fox Television, © Buffy the Vampire Slayer / 20th Century Fox Television, © AXELLE WOUSSEN / Bauer Griffin / East News

While filming the third season of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," the pair met. At that time, Alyson Hannigan impressed Alexis Denisof instantly, but he didn't want to date a girl with whom he had worked. The stars began dating in 2001, and they married in 2003. They now have two girls.

#9 Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington

 Star Couples, Martin Freeman and Amanda AbbingtonSource: © Sherlock / BBC, © AFP / East News

In "Sherlock Holmes," the relationship between Dr. and Mrs. Watson ended romantically. However, the relationship between the actors was not as happy as it appeared on-screen. In 2016, Abbington announced their breakup. "I had thought Martin was the love of my life. This wasn’t meant to happen to us" the actress added.

#10 Adam Brody and Leighton Meester

 Star Couples, Adam Brody and Leighton MeesterSource: © The Oranges / ATO Pictures, © The Oranges / ATO Pictures, © Gilbert Flores / Broadimage / Broad Image / East News

The actors first met on the set of "The Oranges" in 2011. Brody admitted that he knew Meester from her role in "Gossip Girl". The couple married in a private ceremony in 2014 and have been happily raising their two children since then.

Bonus #1: Blake Lively and Leighton Meester

 Star Couples, Blake Lively and Leighton MeesterSource: © Gossip Girl / Warner Bros. Television

On "Gossip Girl," the actresses played close friends, Serena and Blair. But in real life, their relationship was not as friendly as it appeared on-screen. Once the show was finished, their relationship ended as well. According to some rumors, there has never been an open confrontation between the actresses.

Bonus #2: Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel

 Star Couples, Ashley Tisdale and Lucas GrabeelSource: © Disney Channel / Courtesy Everett Collection / East News

Although Ryan and Sharpay had a very close relationship on the screen, they didn't find a way to get along with each other. “We were not good friends, let’s just be honest. It’s been 10 years... We can totally talk about this now. We hated each other,” the actress laughed and added, “Like, I’m not kidding.”
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