11 On-Set Hollywood Romances

The onscreen chemistry was real

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 23, 2014 2:31 PM CDT

(Newser) – Some might say it's a bad idea to date a co-worker, but these 30 famous couples rounded up by HLN apparently disagreed. All of them met on set:

  • Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper: They met in 2012 while filming The Words, and dated on and off for a year. Even though they broke up, they still had to work together on this year's Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling: They met in 2012 while filming The Place Beyond the Pines and are still together—and expecting a baby.
  • Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer: They were together on True Blood and in real life. They had twins in 2012.
  • Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall: They played siblings on Dexter, but that didn't stop them from getting married (and eventually divorced) in real life.
  • Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck: They met while filming Daredevil, married in 2005, and have three kids.

  • Blake Lively and Penn Badgley: They met while playing a couple on Gossip Girl, and after they broke up, Lively ended up with another co-star—her now-husband, Ryan Reynolds.
  • Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith: They met when Jada auditioned for a role on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but they've never actually had a scene together.
  • Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas: Once Upon a Time's Snow White and Prince Charming are also married in real life.
  • Sienna Miller and Jude Law: Their ill-fated relationship began on the set of Alfie, and ended when he cheated with the nanny.
  • Jessica Alba and Cash Warren: They met on the set of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer in 2004, and dated on and off for years before marrying in 2008.
  • Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell: They met while filming Swing Shift in 1983 and are still together.
Click for the complete list, including one headline-making couple who met on the set of ... a Lifetime movie.

Goldie Hawn, left, and Kurt Russell arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Goldie Hawn, left, and Kurt Russell arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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