19 Movie Couples Whose Bonds Tighten In Real Life And End Up With A Happy Marriage

You should separate work with love, and you should never date your coworkers, right? Well, seemingly this rule does not apply to Hollywood couples who hooked up after the movie sets. Thanks to the time working behind the scenes, they understand more about their partners. And who knows, maybe it’s the missing pieces that they have been trying to find for a long time. Whatsoever, it’s so fascinating to see your favorite TV couple dating in real life. Let's see who they are and comment on your favorite couple in the comment section!

#1. Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes

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Ryan had a chance to work with Eva when Ryan suggested Eva for the role of Romina, his fictional love interest in 2011. Three years after the lovebirds first fell for each other, they became parents with the birth of their first daughter, Esmeralda Amada in 2014. One year later, during Eva's 41st birthday celebration, Ryan held secretly a party full of flowers, balloons, and gifts for her. When asked what the quality he looks for in a woman, Ryan said "is that she's Eva Mendes."

#2. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith

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Smith first met Pinkett when she auditioned for a role as Smith’s character’s girlfriend in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1994. They began dating in 1995 following Smith’s divorce from Zampino. Two years later, Will proposed to Jada and the wedding took place at a hotel in Baltimore. Together they have two children: Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born 1998), and Willow Camille Reign Smith (born 2000).

#3. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively


Reynolds first met Blake Lively in early 2010 while filming Green Lantern, in which they co-starred. They were buddies for a long time before dating in October 2011 and married on September 9, 2012. The couple has three daughters: James, Inez, and Betty. In 2021, the duo celebrated the 10th anniversary of their first date. Their love story has inspired many couples around the world. 

#4. Lucy Boynton and Rami Malek

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Malek has been in a relationship with his Bohemian Rhapsody co-star, Lucy Boynton, since 2018. Later, Rami declared his love for Lucy during his acceptance speech at the Oscars in 2019. He said she had captured his heart and she was beyond immensely talented.

#5. Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander

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Like many other Hollywood couples, Vinkander and Fassbender's love story started on the set of the film: The Light Between Oceans. Later, the couple confirmed their love when they appeared together at the 2016 Golden Globes. Their love story ended up with a happy wedding in Ibiza on 14 October 2017.

#6. Kimberly J. Brown and Daniel Kountz


Kimberly J. Brown made fans surprised when revealing her relationship with former costar Daniel Kountz years after their movie Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge premiered in 2001. After not meeting for 10 years, the pair reconnected and “unexpectedly fell in love,” according to a TikTok video uploaded by Kimberly in June 2021. During the Covid-19 pandemic, they spend all of their quarantine time together and deepen their relationship.

#7. Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem

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After first meeting in 1992, Penelope and Javier started dating while filming the film: Vicky Cristina Barcelona in 2008. Two years later, they got married in a private ceremony. From 2011 to 2013, they welcomed one son and one daughter. The duo shared that their life had changed significantly since their kids were born. They still worked as hard as they could but they also knew how to balance their work and their family.

#8. Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar

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Prinze married actress Sarah Michelle Gellar on September 1, 2002, in Western Mexico. The couple met several years before while filming I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997). After that, they started dating in 2000. One year later, they engaged in April 2001. The duo continued to corporate in numerous films such as Scooby-Doo (2002), Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), and Happily N'Ever After (2006). They have two children together: a daughter, Charlotte, born September 2009, and a son, Rocky, born September 2012.

#9. Leighton Meester and Adam Brody

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On February 6, 2013, Brody and Meester were seen hanging out for weeks on a trip to Bangkok. One year later, they got married in California in a very small and intimate wedding. In one interview, Meester told that she had a crush on Brody when she was younger. Likewise, Brody also shared in another interview that he found her gorgeous and the best person he knew.

#10. Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone


They first met each other in 1995 while taking part in a comedy writing class at The Groundlings School in L.A. From the very first time they spoke, they were on the same page. They fell in love and made each other laugh every day. In 2005, the couple tied the knot after dating for 7  years. Many years went by but the duo still loved each other and corporated in many films. McCarthy shared her feeling when working with her husband: "It's ridiculous. It's like you go to work with your best friend."

#11. Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz

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Craig and Weisz first met in college and were friends for years. In 2011, they started dating after starring in the film: Dream House. Although Weisz said she wasn't fond of the idea of marriage, Craig quickly changed her mind. Six months after they started dating, the couple tied the knot in a private ceremony with only four guests. In 2018, they became parents when Weisz gave birth to a daughter.

#12. Jamie Bell and Kate Mara

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People say that their love story sounds like something straight out of a movie because of various reasons. In 2015, they shared their first kiss during their initial introduction for a screen test. Although Mara had to kiss many guys, she said that Jamie Bell was a good kisser. It was not until 2017, during the Fantastic Four press tour that their love began. One year later, the couple got married on their neighbor's property because they couldn't find the right wedding location. Eventually, in 2019 they welcomed their first baby girl.

#13. Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan

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Dano and Kazan first met in 2007 when they appeared on stage together in the play: Things We Want. The notoriously private couple has been together at a variety of events over the years. Apart from other couples, they decided not to tie the knot but their relationship still went strong. In 2018, they welcomed their first daughter, Alma.

#14. Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale

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In 2012, the pair first met through mutual friends. Although the couple publicly revealed that they did not plan to have a wedding anytime soon, they shared two boys and lived happily with each other. Cannavale called Byrne his wife and he shared many cool dad moments on his Instagram.

#15. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

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In 1981, Hanks met actress Rita Wilson on the set of the TV comedy Bosom Buddies (1980–1982). They were reunited in 1985 on the set of Volunteers. Wilson is of Greek and Bulgarian descent and a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. Before marrying her, Hanks converted to her faith. The couple married in 1988 and have two sons. Although in 2015, Wilson was diagnosed with breast cancer, they stood strong and overcame that health challenges.

#16. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell

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Hawn has been in a relationship with actor Kurt Russell since Valentine's Day 1983. The couple first met while filming The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band in 1966, but began dating on the set of Swing Shift. In 1986, Kurt and Hawn welcome their only son together. Hawn shared that the secret to keeping their relationship strong was to know when to depend on somebody and when not to because one person couldn't bear the whole burden.

#17. Andrew Rannells and Tuc Watkins

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Rannells is openly gay. Rannells has said he has known he is gay since high school. He came out to his family when he was eighteen, but he stated that no one was surprised. Since 2019, he has been dating actor Tuc Watkins. The two met the year before while playing a couple on the Broadway production of The Boys in the Band. They reprised their roles for Netflix's film version of the show and also worked together on Black Monday in 2020.

#18. Danny DeVito and Rhea Pearlman

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On January 17, 1971, DeVito met Rhea Perlman when she went to see a friend in the single performance of the play The Shrinking Bride, which featured DeVito. They moved in together two weeks later and married on January 28, 1982. Together, they have three children: Lucy Chet DeVito, Grace Fan DeVito, and Jacob Daniel DeVito.

#19. Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor

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In 1991, Wayne Allwine married Russi Taylor, who voiced Minnie Mouse from 1986 to 2019, and they were named Disney Legends in 2008. Their love lasted strong when they remained married until Allwine's death in 2009.
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