Having a crush and falling in love in a workspace would definitely send the sparks flying, especially when the feelings are mutual. Some of your celebrity couples were once working pals that fell in love with a particular movie set or event. Let’s see some of these celebrities that just couldn’t get their eyes off each other even as they worked together.
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem
Worked together in: Jamón, Jamón
Penelope and Javier are both Spanish stars who first met each other on a movie set in 1992. Although they didn’t start dating until 2007, we believe they decided to take their time setting things right. The couple have two children, Leo and Luna, whom they enjoy raising together. Before the both of them got together as a couple, Penelope Cruz was previously linked romantically to the actor Tom Cruise in the early 2000s. She also won a defamation lawsuit against an Australian magazine when they published their relationship without her consent.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
Worked together in: Twilight
The fan-favorite vampire couple from “Twilight” thrilled their fans when they decided to make public their romantic relationship outside of their workspace. However, their relationship crumbled when Kristen Stewart cheated on Robert Pattinson with a married man on another movie set. This ended their relationship, and we know that their fans never truly forgave Stewart for her deeds.
Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink
Worked Together In: Can’t Buy Me Love
The couple first met on the set of “Can’t Buy Me Love,” and they have since then become one of the very best couples in Hollywood. Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink got married in 1999. Although Jillian Fink has filed for divorce numerous times over the years of their marriage, she always changed her mind. To tell the truth, we know that money can fix a broken marriage with the help of a good counselor.
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn
Worked together in: The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band
This couple has been together since 1983, although they have never married, they share a son named Wyatt and a daughter from Hawn, Kate Hudson, whom she had from a previous relationship. Kate Hudson has also stated previously that she considers Russell to be her father.
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Worked together in: Days of Thunder
This pair was known as the Hollywood “It” couple back in the days when they were together. The couple met for the first time in 1989 on the movie set of “Days of Thunder.” They went on to get married in a private ceremony, and they enjoyed their relationship while it lasted. The couple also met Princess Diana as they were considered royalty. However, in 2001, Tom Cruise filed for divorce from his wife of many years, and their perfect marriage came crumbling down.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Worked together in: Green Lantern
This pairing is a fan favorite thanks to their shared sense of humor. Reynolds and Lively met on a movie set in 2010, and they have since grown into one of the most beloved celebrity couples. Reynolds is known for posting humorous tidbits about his wife on his social media accounts.
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly
Worked together in: Midnight in the Switchgrass
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly met on the set of “Midnight in the Switchgrass” for the very first time and since then, they have become inseparable. Megan Fox is also featured in one of the music videos by Machine Gun Kelly, and he sometimes refers to her as his wife, even though they have not tied the knot officially. The couple wear matching tattoos, and they have an interesting culture where they both drink each other’s blood “for ritual purposes.”
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr
Worked together in: I Know What You Did Last Summer
These lovers met on set in 1997 and subsequently co-starred in a number of other films, including as on-screen pairing Fred and Daphne in the live-action Scooby-Doo series. They married in Mexico in 2002 and have two kids: Rocky and Charlotte. In 2007, after five years of marriage, Gellar legally changed her last name to Prinze.
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli
Worked together in: orange is the new black
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli met when Wiley was to play the character of Poussey Washington in the movie, Orange is the New Black, and Morelli was the writer of the movie. In order for the couple to be together, Morelli filed for divorce in 2014 from her husband. She was married at that time. She later came out as a lesbian, and the two of them have been together ever since. The couple got married in 2017 and has since welcomed a daughter in 2021.
Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco’s
Worked together in: The Big Bang Theory
Not all sparks stay lit forever, as this former couple can attest. The pair, who also played a couple in “The Big Bang Theory”, split after two years of dating but remained friends. They have both since been in serious relationships, but nothing has stuck. Perhaps season 2 of their relationship is in order…
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
Worked together in: Gigli
Two decades ago, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were known as Bennifer, a couple much beloved by the tabloids. They dated for two years, broke up, and then each got married (and then divorced) to other people. However, true love always finds a way the pair eventually get back together and recently had their dream wedding.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Worked together in: Mr. and Mrs. Smith
They were one of the most famous Hollywood couples in the past, and their love story was shared everywhere. Many even wished they had had what they had in their relationship as they made headlines around the world. Although Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston at the time, he met Angelina Jolie and many believed that he probably left Aniston for Jolie. He has, however, denied that he ever did that. Jolie and Brad Pitt got married in 2014, and after nine years together, the pair got divorced in 2019. They do, however, share six children, of which three were adopted and three are their biological children.
Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
We worked together in: The dream house
These British screen darlings were friends for many years before they began a romantic relationship in 2010. They married soon after in 2011, with only four guests present, including Craig’s daughter and Weisz’s son from previous relationships. In 2018, they welcomed a daughter together. English-born, both stars have also attained U.S. citizenship.
Tom Holland and Zendaya
Worked Together In: Spider-Man
Zendaya and Tom Holland worked together on the “Spider-Man” films and became friends. For years, they claimed to be just friends. Both of them denied any type of romantic involvement and repeatedly claimed their relationship was purely platonic. Of course, they were both lying and recently admitted they had been in love all along.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
Worked Together In: All My Children
This couple met as far back as 1995 when Mark Consuelos auditioned to play Kelly Ripa’s love interest in the daytime drama “All My Children.” He however got to play the part in the movie and also in real life. The couple tied the knot a year after their first meeting and they have ever since enjoyed their marital bliss.
Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter
Worked Together In: Dexter
These Dexter co-stars had a whirlwind relationship that is said to have ended amicably. They began dating in 2007, eloped in 2008, filed for divorce in 2010, and were officially declared divorced in 2011. During their divorce proceedings, Hall was undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He has been fully in remission since mid-2010.
Ginnifer Goodwin And Josh Dallas
Worked Together In: Once Upon A Time
Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas both had their past relationships which however did not go so well. Ginnifer was previously engaged while Dallas was married. The pair worked together on the movie set of “Once Upon A Time” and they got married in 2014. They now share two sons, who were born in 2014 and 2016.
Will Smith And Jada Pinkett Smith
Worked Together In: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Smiths have had their fair share of controversy over the course of their long relationship, but they’ve stuck together through it all and cemented their role as one of Hollywood’s power couples. They share two children, both celebrities in their own right, as well as Will’s older son from a previous relationship.
Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin
Worked Together In: True Blood
These two started dating while filming the pilot of the steamy vampire drama True Blood, and they’ve been together ever since. Since their wedding in 2010, they’ve welcomed fraternal twins. Paquin is openly bisexual and has defended her sexual orientation, saying, “If I had fallen in love with a woman, I would still be bisexual.”
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied
Worked Together In: Black Swan
This international couple started dating in 2009 and has since lived in the U.S. and France equally. Portman, who is Jewish, has said that raising their two children Jewish is important to her. Millepied has stated that he’s in the process of Jewish conversion.
Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton
Worked Together In: Pushing Tin
Things got a bit weird when Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton fell for each other while working on “Pushing Tin.” They got married almost instantly and had a habit of wearing vial necklaces of each other’s blood. The two were so caught up in each other, that they even forgot each had respective partners.
Ryan Gosling And Eva Mendes
Worked Together In: The Place Beyond the Pines
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are one stunning couple and they have been together since 2011 although they have never been married. They have also welcomed their first child who they had in 2014. Mendes has been on an extended hiatus from the public space while Gosling has continued to make public appearances and also break great box offices. He is currently one of the highly demanded actors in Hollywood.
Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy
Worked Together In: Evening
Danes and Dancy wed in a private ceremony in France in 2009 after their affair began in 2006 on the set of Evening. Since then, they have given birth to two sons, the first in 2012 and the second in 2018. The contented family calls New York City’s renowned West Village home.
Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder
Worked Together In: Edward Scissorhands
Depp and Ryder, one of the most well-known couples of the 1990s, had a brief romance during which Depp got “Winona Forever” tattooed on his right arm. After only a few months of dating, they were engaged. Depp had the tattoo covered up when their three-year engagement came to an end; it now says “wino forever.”
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield
Worked Together In: The Amazing Spider-Man
This couple was the media favorite throughout their relationship despite their demand for solitude. In 2010, while they were co-starring in The Amazing Spider-Man, they started dating. Despite their refusal to discuss their relationship in public, they made appearances together at numerous events. After their 2015 divorce, Stone got hitched.
Taylor Swift And Taylor Lautner
Worked Together In: Valentine’s Day
Funny how they both have the same names as “Taylor”, probably that was what sparked their romantic flame. They fell in love with each other on the comedy set of “Valentine’s Day.” Their romance however only lasted for a few months before going their separate ways. Taylor Swift wrote a song that detailed how Lautner’s heart was broken thanks to her.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
Worked Together In: The Last Song
From 2009 until their divorce in early 2020, Cyrus and Hemsworth on-and-off relationship received a lot of media attention. According to rumors, Cyrus’ songs “Malibu” and “Midnight Sky” were inspired by her romance with Hemsworth.
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
Worked Together In: The Vampire Diaries
When these two “The Vampire Diaries” alums began dating while the show was still in production, they quickly became everyone’s favorite couple. It began as a friendship, developed into something more, and lasted for roughly three years. They ultimately broke up for unspecified reasons, and since then, other individuals have found love
Christian Bale and Sibi Blažić
Worked Together In: Little Woman
She worked as Winona Rider’s private aide. Christian Bale was him. They met while filming “Little Women,” fell in love, and were married in Las Vegas by an Elvis impersonator. They eventually merged to form the ultimate celebrity power couple. Even after more than 20 years, they are still going strong.
Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres
Worked Together In: The Matrix Reloaded
A long-lasting and successful partnership existed between the Matrix actor and the Firefly actress. They got married in 2002, and in 2007 they had a daughter named Delilah. However, they revealed that they had been quietly apart for a year in 2017. In 2018, their divorce was finalized.
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
Worked Together In: Step Up
This pair has always been hailed as the “couple goals” of Hollywood, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan met on the set of the hit film “Step Up”. The couple gave their fan a shock when they went their separate ways in 2018. They share a daughter who was born in 2013. Since the divorce Dewan has definitely moved on as she has found love again with the actor, Steve Kazee. The pair are now engaged and also share a son who she welcomed in 2020.
Rachel Mcadams and Ryan Gosling
Worked Together In: The Notebook
Rachel Mcadams and Ryan Gosling were both actors in the movie “The Notebook” and they became popular for their on-stage kiss at the 2005 MTV Movie Awards. Gosling and McAdams had a beautiful relationship that was admired by many of their fans. They dated for a while from 2005 to 2007 but they also had a brief comeback in 2008 before finally moving on with their separate partners. They have also welcomed children with their other partners.
Emily Vancamp and Joshua Bowman
Worked Together In: Revenge
Love from across the pond! VanCamp, who is Canadian, and Bowman, who is British, started dating in late 2011 and announced their engagement in 2017. The Revenge co stars’ characters wed in the show’s third season, and VanCamp and Bowman married in real life in the Bahamas in 2018. They have since welcomed a daughter, Iris.
Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser
Worked Together In: Mad Men
This lovely couple met during Bledel’s guest-starring run on Mad Men in 2012. They married in 2014 and welcomed a son in the fall of 2015. The pair, who prefers to keep their relationship private, has support in high places; in 2014, Mad Men star Jon Hamm stated, “I was a supporter of that union.”
Zac Efron And Vanessa Hudgens
Worked Together In: High School Musical
Oh, to be young, in love, and co-starring in a Disney movie… These High School Musical co-stars had a fan favorite relationship that reportedly began on set in 2005 and lasted until 2010. The former couple hasn’t kept in touch Hudgens was quoted as saying, “I completely lost contact with him.”
Freida Pinto and Dev Patel
Worked Together In: Slumdog Millionaire
Freida Pinto and Dev Patel starred together in the critically-acclaimed drama “Slumdog Millionaire.” He never had a girlfriend before, so falling in love with his beautiful co-star made sense. Sadly, the pair only lasted for about six years before they decided to go their separate ways. It was allegedly a friendly break-up though.
Blake Lively and Penn Badgley
Worked Together In: Gossip Girl
When Blake Lively and Penn Badgley were an item, nobody knew about it. Eventually, people found out. Then they broke up. For the longest time, the pair somehow managed to keep their breakup a secret too. Considering they were starring in a show called “Gossip Girl,” that’s particularly impressive. XOXO
Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn
Worked Together In: The Break-up
It seems unlikely that two people starring in the film “The Breakup” that’s about a break-up, could fall in love. But that’s exactly what happened with Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn. The two were unable to keep their hands off each other for months. Eventually, just like the couple in the movie, they broke up.
Rachel Bilson And Hayden Christensen
Worked Together In: Jumper
The relationship between Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen was something out of a fairytale. They met on the set for “Jumper,” and felt immediate chemistry. Then they dated and got engaged. In 2014 they welcomed their beautiful daughter into their lives. Sadly, the pair have now parted ways. They are, however, still friends and co-parents.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Worked Together In: Wanderlust
Jennifer Aniston fell in love with her 2nd husband, Justin Theroux, on the set of “Wanderlust.” For years, the pair was the very definition of Hollywood #RelationshipGoals. Sadly, like many on-set coupling, they didn’t get a happily ever after, just a few really good years of marriage, followed by a divorce.
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Worked Together In: Hope & Faith
This tumultuous relationship started when Brian Austin guest-starred in Megan Fox’s show “Hope & Faith.” She was only 18, he was over 13 years her senior. Despite the creepy age gap, the couple fell madly in love, got married, and had three children. They also broke up and got back together repeatedly over the years.
Mia Goth And Shia Labeouf
Worked Together In: Nymphomaniac
Shia Labeouf starred in the controversial film, “Nymphomaniac,” alongside Mia Goth. Clearly, there’s nothing more romantic than working together on a film about sexual addiction. The couple got married, got divorced, and got together again, all before having their first baby. It will be interesting to see how long they’ll last before their next break-up.
Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky
Worked Together In: Mother!
A young Jennifer Lawrence met the much older Darren Aronofsky when she starred in his disturbing thriller, “Mother!” They started dating during the film’s production, but it didn’t last long. Apparently, Aronofsky couldn’t handle reading any bad reviews about his overly symbolic movie. And Lawrence eventually got tired of his obsession.
Bradley Cooper And Zoe Saldana
Worked Together In: The Words
The chemistry between Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana in the movie “The Words” looks like something out of a romance novel. And it was. The two co-stars started dating for real after sparks were flying between them on set. Unsurprisingly, like most on-set romances, theirs fizzled out within a year.
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez
Worked Together In: Dark Tide
Halle Berry And Olivier Martinez starred together in a terrible shark thriller. What followed was a terrible relationship, a shot-gun wedding, and many arguments. Martinez hated Hollywood and couldn’t get his head around why his very successful Oscar-winning wife wanted to continue working instead of focusing on their family. As expected, it didn’t end well.
Elizabeth Taylor And Richard Burton
Worked Together In: Cleopatra
Elizabeth Taylor And Richard Burton’s passionate love story had all the makings of a Hollywood classic. There was passion, there was a scandal, there were drugs and there was a lot of alcohol. The two fell madly in love on the set of “Cleopatra.” They were married and divorced several times up until Burton’s passing.
Jennifer Garner And Ben Affleck
Worked Together In: Daredevil 9
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner fell for each other while working on “Daredevil” together. He was engaged and she was married, which only proved to be a small inconvenience in the way of true romance. The pair got married, had three children, and stayed together for over a decade. Then they split up.
Rose Leslie And Kit Harington
Worked Together In: Game of Thrones
“You know nothing, Jon Snow.” Game of Thrones fans will remember the hot and heavy scene that many have speculated kicked this relationship off. Leslie and Harington have been together through thick and thin, including a rehab stint for Harington. They tied the knot in 2018 and welcomed their first child, a boy, in 2021.
Lauren Bacall And Humphrey Bogart
Worked Together In: To Have and Have Not
The chemistry between Lauren Bacall And Humphrey Bogart slowly developed while they were filming the classic “To Have and Have Not.” Their love was so strong that Bogart eventually left his third wife for Bacall and they lived happily ever after. “No one has written a romance better than we lived it,” she once recalled.
Michelle Williams And Heath Ledger
Worked Together In: Brokeback Mountain
The tragic love story between Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger began on the set of “Brokeback Mountain.” The two got engaged and had a beautiful daughter before calling it quits due to his drug use. Ledger sadly passed only a few months after the breakup.
Julia Roberts And Daniel Moder
Worked Together In The Mexican
Julia Roberts met her husband on the set of The Mexican, where he worked as a cameraman. Daniel Moder was married at the time, but the two were too smitten with each other to care. While the relationship started with a scandal, they just celebrated two decades of marriage. They must be doing something right.
Gwyneth Paltrow And Brad Falchuk
Worked Together In Glee
Brad Falchuk gleefully fell for Gwyneth Paltrow on the set of “Glee” back in 2014. Four years later they tied the knot. One year after that, they decided to take the next logical step and move in together. Yes, they waited for a full year after marriage to live together. Nothing strange about that.
Reese Witherspoon And Jim Toth
Worked Together In: Legally Blonde
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth are a match made in “Legally Blonde” heaven. Their whirlwind romance started at a party and they decided to tie the knot less than a year after falling for each other. The two are still happily married, making them one of the cutest and most stable pairings in Hollywood.
Paul Rudd And Julie Yaeger
Worked Together In: Clueless
A couple who works together stays together. At least that’s the case with Paul Rudd and Julie Yaeger. The pair have been together for over two decades. They are lovers, parents, and business partners. When a reporter once asked Rudd what his most attractive feature was, he simply replied: “My wife.” Now that’s true love.
David E. Kelley And Michelle Pfeiffer
Worked Together In: Doggie Howser, MD
When Michelle Pfeiffer first met screenwriter David E. Kelley sparks were not flying. On the contrary, she initially thought he might be more interested in her sister. Things did work out for them in the end and the couple has now been married for nearly three decades. Long may their love continue.
Michelle Williams and Thomas Kail
Worked Together In Fosse/Verdon
Michelle Williams and Thomas Kail were previously both married to other people but met each other on the set of the episodes of FX’s “Fosse/Verdon.” When their paths clicked, they both divorced from their previous relationships and decided to start afresh with each other. Now they both are happily married with two kids.
Tina Fey And Jeff Richmond
Worked Together In Saturday Night Live
Jeff Richmond and Tina Fey fell in love because of Tina’s unusual habit which Jeff found cute. Tina’s habit of eating chocolate cake and talking with her mouth full was the spark that triggered Jeff’s feelings. The couple then took that amazing step of staying together and they have achieved this for up to three decades.
Casey Wilson and David Caspe
Worked Together In Happy Endings
Casey Wilson and David Caspe found love while they were filming a show called “Happy Endings.” The couple got married in 2014 and in that same year they worked together again on the fittingly titled “Marry Me.” They have both welcomed two kids and we are still expecting so much more from this couple.
Love can find you anywhere and these celebrities have chosen not to hide their feelings even if love finds them in the least expected places. Here is our list of celebrities who hit it off together while on a project or movie set.