Here are 15 pairs of costars who fell in love for real:
1. Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Goodwin were both freshly out of long-term relationships when they met on the set of Once Upon a Time in 2011, and a year later, they were officially dating.
They got married in 2014, and they have two kids together.
2. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell met on the set of The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band in 1966, but they didn’t start dating until Valentine’s Day in 1983, while they were starring together in Swing Shift.
In 1986, they had a son, actor Wyatt Russell. The couple went on to star in several more movies together, including Overboard, The Christmas Chronicles, and The Christmas Chronicles 2.
3. Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe met on the set of the Soul Food TV series in 2000 and started a long-distance relationship after his character was written off.
They got married in 2005 and have two kids together. They also hosted The Boris & Nicole Show together in 2015.
4. Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks met when she guest-starred on an episode of Bosom Buddies in 1981, but it wasn’t until they played the romantic leads in Volunteers four years later that they “just looked at each other and — kaboing — that was that,” as he told GQ.
At the time, he was still married to Samantha Lewes, but he told Express it was a “broken marriage.”
5. Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys began to play a married couple on The Americans in 2013, and even though romance rumors swirled after she separated from her then-husband, they didn’t start dating publicly until 2014.
They had a son in 2016.
6. Freddie Stroma and Johanna Braddy met while filming the first season of Unreal in 2015, and even though their characters called off their engagement, the actors got engaged for real in 2016.
They had a secret wedding that December, then shared their news with the world in the New Year.
7. Eliza Taylor and Bob Morley kept their relationship secret for six years while playing Clarke and Bellamy, who were never an official couple but were a popular pairing to ship, on The 100.
They surprised fans by announcing their marriage in 2019.
8. Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar’s characters were just friends in I Know What You Did Last Summer in 1997, but they didn’t start dating until three years later when a planned dinner with a mutual friend who couldn’t make it turned into an impromptu date. Soon after, they played love interests in 2002’s Scooby-Doo.
They got married in 2002 and have two kids. They still like to have dinner at the restaurant where they had their first date.
9. Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons played a married couple on the second season of Fargo in 2015, and they got together after she broke up with her longtime partner a year later.
They’ve been engaged since 2017 and have two children together.
10. Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem met while filming 1992’s Jamón, Jamón, but it wasn’t until they reunited for 2008’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona that they began dating.
In 2010, they had a secret wedding. They have two children together. They also costarred in Loving Pablo in 2017 and Everybody Knows in 2018.
11. In 2011, Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman met on the set of Revenge, and a year later, they publicly announced their relationship.
They got married in 2018 and had their first baby together in 2021.
12. Hugh Dancy and Claire Danes met and began dating while filming Evening in 2007.
They got married secretly in 2009, and they now have two children together.
13. Grimm costars David Giuntoli and Elizabeth Tulloch kept their real-life romance a secret until 2014.
They got married in 2017 and had a daughter in 2019.
14. Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood met when he joined the cast during the second season of Supergirl in 2017, and they started dating soon after.
They got married in 2019 and had their first child together in 2021.
15. Danneel Harris and Jensen Ackles had been friends before they were cast opposite each other in 2007’s Ten Inch Hero, and after filming on the sandwich shop movie wrapped, they started dating.
They got married in 2010, and they have three children together.