19 Celebrity Love Stories That Sparked On Set (And Are Still On Fire)

19 Celebrity Love Stories That Sparked On Set (And Are Still On Fire)

By: Hugo Marquez -

Are you crushing on someone from work? Well, these celebrities show that dating a co-worker is not as bad you might think.

Is having an affair with a co-worker unprofessional? I mean, we've all thought about it at least once, right? One day, there's a new guy or girl at work, and you can't help but notice how good-looking and charming they are. Then, you start eyeing each other innocently. You meet in the elevator, and you make an effort to make them notice you. You smile whenever you see them. And then, one day, you finally muster up the guts to ask them out. And that's how, before you know it, you have embarked on a journey that could lead to you finally getting “the one.”

Now, this is just a regular, office job scenario. But imagine that your work involves being in very close proximity to your co-worker on a personal, physical, and emotional level. Well, when it comes to actors, that’s exactly what happens. So, it shouldn’t come as surprise when two people working on a film end up falling in love with each other. It’s been going on in the business since the early silent era. 

Here’s a short list of celebrities (actors, directors, and musicians) who have fallen in love while working together and whose relationships have stood the test of time under the public eye.

1 - Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling

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The couple met on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines in 2012. The Cuban actress and the Canadian actor have kept a low profile in the media, so whenever they show up together for a red carpet, we just lose our heads because they look so cute together (and hot). 

2 - Ginnifer Goodwin And Josh Dallas

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They met on the set of ABC'S Once Upon A Time in 2011 and dated for a few years until they tied the knot in 2014. Can you brag about having a fairy-tale first encounter? Well, they can.

3 - Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

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This killer combo of looks and talent met on the set of Green Lantern (2011). The movie wasn't a box office success, but one good thing came out of it: their love and the two beautiful babies they have together.

4 - Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer

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The Academy Award-winning actress met her now-husband on the set of True Blood (2008). I wish I could say something more about this show, but after the unfortunate Twilight hype, I just didn't even bother watching it.

5 - Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig

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The British couple shared the set while filming Dream House in 2010. After dating for just a year, they got married in a private ceremony in New York City.

6 - Kit Harington and Rose Leslie

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They got romantically involved while playing Ygritte and Jon Snow on HBO's celebrated Game Of Thrones (2011). They finally tied the knot last year in a Scottish castle because why not. So, I guess they're method actors.

7 - Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

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They met on the set of That 70's Show (1998) twenty years ago. They were a couple on the show, but best friends in real life. After dating other celebrities for more than a decade, they finally made fans' wishes come true and got married in 2015.

8 - Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.

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If you're a 90s kid, you have to remember the slasher cult film I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997). They weren't a couple on the screen, but they had all the chemistry. They dated for five years and said "I do" back in 2002.

9 - Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied

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The French dancer and the American Academy Award-winning actress shared scenes during the making of the critically-acclaimed Black Swan in 2011. They got married a year later and now have a son. They divide their time between NYC and Paris. Dreamy!

10 - Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem

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The Spanish couple, both winners of Academy Awards for acting, met on the set of Pedro Almodovar's Jamón, Jamón (1992). After 20 years of being on and off, they finally got married in 2010, two years after they shared the screen once again on Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008).

11 - Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell

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They met on the set of The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968), but became a couple when they worked together on Swing Shift (1984). They're still one of Hollywood's cutest couples.

12 - Grace Gealey and Trai Byers

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Though they played stepmother and stepson on the screen, these actors from Empire (2015) had some serious chemistry off the screen. They married in 2016 after just a year of dating.

13 - Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton

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The two musicians met on the set of The Voice in 2014. After being friends and divorcing each other's partners, they made it official in November 2015. We love them together, so we can't wait for those two to tie the knot.

14 - Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof

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Hannigan met her now husband Denisof on the set of the cult series Buffy The Vampire the Slayer (1996). They tied the knot in 2003.

15 - Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender

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The Irish actor and Swedish actress met on the set of The Light Between Oceans (2014). They got married in 2017 after three years of dating. 

16 - Skylar Astin and Anna Camp (Spoiler alert: They got a divorce) 

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These two actors met on the set of Pitch Perfect (2012). They got married in 2017, a year after the sequel, Pitch Perfect 2 (2015). 

Update: Camp and Skylar Astin's split was announced in April 2019. They broke the news with a joint statement to People, which read, "We can confirm that we have decided to separate, and this decision was made mutually and amicably. We kindly ask for privacy as we navigate this transition." Additionally, they unfollowed each other on social media. 

17 - Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany

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They shared credits in A Beautiful Mind (2001), for which she earned the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. They have been married for 15 years, since 2003.

18 - Frances McDormand and Joel Coen

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One of our favorite filmmakers and one of the most respected and talented actresses in the biz became a power couple after working together on the set of Blood Simple  back in 1983. They've been married for almost 35 years.

19 - Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder

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The Mexican (2001) director and the Oscar-winning actress met on the set of this box-office flop. Fortunately, some good came out of this Western-like drama, and that is the 16-year-old marriage of these A-listers.


All of these celebrities are still going strong after years of meeting on set. I’m not saying “Hey, you should totally date that cute guy from the finance department,” but sometimes, love comes from unexpected places and unexpected people. I guess that these celebrity love stories that sparked on set show that fooling around with a co-worker isn’t that bad after all.

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