Have you ever wondered why some celebrity couples have intense on-screen chemistry? It’s probably because their on-screen romance became real-life love! When actors get paired up for a movie or TV series, they spend a lot of time together and might even have intimate scenes together. It’s only a matter of time before some of them fall for each other and start dating off-screen. It’s pretty inevitable, and there’s nothing with that. In fact, we love it when this happens because, well, it’s romantic. When we watched The Notebook, some of us were probably like, “Rachel and Ryan are so cute together. I totally love them.” Right?
Even though we enjoyed watching these celebrities fall in love with their co-stars on-screen and off-screen, it broke our hearts when their relationship ended, whether they’ve dated only for a few months or years. Some of the couples even got married, and while a few are still together, others are either divorced or are in the middle of one.
Here’s the list of 15 serial co-star daters! These celebrities got cozy with more than one co-star. We’re pretty sure there are some couples that you already know, but there are probably some that might surprise you.
15 Emma Stone: Teddy Geiger, Kieran Culkin, Andrew Garfield
Emma Stone met musician and songwriter Teddy Geiger while filming for The Rocker in 2007. They dated for two years before the split. A few months ago, Teddy Geiger announced on his Instagram that he is transitioning to a woman and said, “This is who I’ve been for a long time.” Emma then dated her co-star Kieran Culkin who she met on the set of Paper Man in 2009. Kieran is Macaulay Culkin’s younger brother, and he was also in Home Alone. After they broke up, Emma dated Andrew Garfield. She played his love interest in The Amazing Spider-Man in 2010. They naturally got close together and fell in love in real life. Sadly, they broke up after being together for a few years. It seems like every leading male and female actors in Spiderman end up falling for each other.
14 Ryan Gosling: Sandra Bullock, Rachel McAdams, Eva Mendes
Ryan Gosling and Sandra Bullock (wait… whaaat?) fell in love on the set of Murder By Numbers in 2002. They’re probably one of the Hollywood couples that people either forgot or had no idea. The couple showed a lot of PDA when they hit the red carpet together, so love was definitely in the air. After the split, Ryan moved on to Rachel McAdams. They hated each other while filming for The Notebook in 2003, but that hate turned into love. How could it not? They had intense chemistry on-screen. It broke our hearts when they broke up after dating on and off for four years. He then went on to date Eva Mendes, who he met on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines in 2012. They’re still together, and they have two daughters. Ryan certainly has a thing for beautiful, older women.
13 Drew Barrymore: David Arquette, Luke Wilson, Tom Green, Justin Long
Drew Barrymore dated David Arquette for a few months in 1991. He wasn’t her co-star, but he later played her brother in Never Been Kissed in 1999. She was in a relationship with Luke Wilson, who she met while filming for Home Fries in 1997. They broke after two years together. Luke was in the first Charlie’s Angels movie with Drew, but he played Cameron Diaz’s love interest instead because they broke up before filming. In the meantime Drew casted Tom Green as her love interest, and they fell in love in real life. They got married, but they divorced nine months later. Drew moved on to Justin Long, and they dated for two years. She met him on the set of He’s Not That Into You in 2009. They also starred together in Going the Distance in 2010.
12 Gwyneth Paltrow: Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck, Luke Wilson
Gwyneth Paltrow met Brad Pitt on the set of Seven in 1995. They were together for three years, and they were even engaged. It broke her heart when the couple ended their relationship because she really loved him, but she wasn’t ready to be engaged at a young age. She was only 24, so it makes sense. Gwyneth then moved on to another A-lister Ben Affleck. They filmed two movies together: Shakespeare in Love in 1998 and Bounce in 2000. The couple had an on-again, off-again relationship for three years before they finally called it quits. While she was filming for The Royal Tenenbaums, she fell in love in love with her co-star Luke Wilson. They had romance on-screen and off-screen. Unfortunately, their romance lasted less than a year.
11 Ben Affleck: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Garner
Ben Affleck found love with his co-star Gwyneth Paltrow when they filmed Shakespeare in Love in 1998. They also starred together in Bounce in 2000. Like many Hollywood couples, they had their ups and downs. They tried to make it work, but in the end, it didn’t work out. Two years after their split, Ben met Jennifer Lopez while filming for Gigli in 2002. They hit it off right away and got engaged at the end of 2002. They later filmed Jersey Girl together in 2003. The couple was very affectionate with each other — a lot of PDA. But, they ended their engagement in 2004. He then dated his Jennifer Garner while filming Daredevil in 2004. They got married in 2005, and they have three kids. They’re currently in the middle of a divorce.
10 Jennifer Garner: Scott Foley, Michael Vartan, Ben Affleck
Jennifer Garner met Scott Foley when she guest-starred in Felicity in 1998. They fell in love and married in 2000. Things didn’t work out for them because they separated in 2003 and their divorce was finalized in 2004. She then dated her co-star Michael Vartan in Alias. Alias had its first episode in 2001, but they didn’t have a connection until 2004. It was a short-term relationship because she started dating Ben Affleck when she was filming Daredevil in 2004. She played his love interest Elektra. Their on-screen romance became real-life love, and the couple got married in 2005. They have three kids together. She first filed for divorce after ten years of marriage, but they tried to work things out. They tried marriage counseling, too, but apparently, it didn’t work.
9 Ian Somerhalder: Kate Bosworth, Maggie Grace, Nina Dobrev
Ian Somerhalder met Kate Bosworth on the set of Young Americans in 2000. A year later, they met again to film Rules of Attraction in 2001. They started dating in 2002, but the relationship was short. Ian then had a relationship with Maggie Grace. They met while filming for Lost in 2004, and he played her stepbrother on-screen. They didn’t date until 2006, but their romance only lasted a year. It’s possible that not many people know about his relationship with these two actresses. It’s likely that more people know about his relationship with Nina Dobrev. They were one of the hottest couples we envied. He met Nina on the set of Vampire Diaries in 2009, which was a hit CW series. They started dating in 2010 until they broke it off in 2013.
8 Penelope Cruz: Tom Cruise, Matthew McConaughey, Javier Bardem
Penelope Cruz met Tom Cruise while filming Vanilla Sky in 2000. They didn’t date until 2001. She was his first relationship after he divorced Nicole Kidman. Penelope dumped Tom after dating him for three years and apparently, he was really upset about the breakup. There have been rumors that the cause of the breakup was because of Scientology. Who really knows though. In 2006, Penelope met Matthew McConaughey when they were filming Sahara. The romance was short-lived because of their busy schedule. They thought they were better off being friends instead. She then found love with Javier Bardem. They first met on the set of Jamon Jamon in 1992, but they fell head over heels for each other when they starred together in Vicky Cristina Barcelona in 2007. They got married, and they’re still happily together.
7 Emily VanCamp: Chris Pratt, Dave Annable, Joseph Morgan, Josh Bowman
Emily VanCamp and Chris Pratt first met on the set of Everwood in 2002. They may have played brother and sister on-screen, but there was romance off-screen. The romance didn’t last long, and they broke up in 2007. She met Dave Annable while filming Brothers & Sisters in 2006, and she played his half-sister on-screen. They fell for each other and had a relationship off-screen in 2007. Apparently, their chemistry was so strong that the producers of the show decided to make them not related so that they can be a couple on-screen as well. Well, they broke up. In 2010, Emily was in a relationship with Joseph Morgan. She met him while filming Ben Hur, and they were together for a year. She then started dating her co-star Josh Bowman in Revenge in late 2011, and they’re now engaged.
6 Alex Pettyfer: Emma Roberts, Dianna Agron, Riley Keough
Alex Pettyfer and Emma Roberts met on the set of Wild Child in 2008. Their relationship only lasted a year, but he must’ve really loved her because her initials tattooed on his ring finger. He dated Dianna Agron next. They starred together in I Am Number Four in 2010. The relationship looked pretty serious when they moved in together, but after being together for almost a year, they went their separate ways. Apparently, he was a crazy ex because she was reportedly terrified of him after their split. Alex then moved on to Riley Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley. They met on the set of Magic Mike, and they started dating in late 2011. Six months later, they got engaged, but they broke up only to get back together in 2012. They finally called it quits.
5 Sophia Bush: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Austin Nichols, Jesse Lee Soffer
Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray fell in love when they first met on the set of One Tree Hill in 2003. They got engaged in 2004 and married the following year. The marriage only lasted five months before she filed for divorce which finally came through in 2006. Then, she dated her other One Tree Hill co-star James Lafferty in 2008 for a year and another one, Austin Nichols. Sophia and Austin started dating in 2006, but it was on and off. They got back together in 2010 and officially ended things in 2012. She basically serial dated her co-stars in one set. Lastly, she met Jesse Lee Softer on the set of Chicago P.D. in 2014. They broke up after one year together and then rekindled their romance. They’re still together.
4 Chad Michael Murray: Sophia Bush, Kenzie Dalton, Nicky Whelan, Sarah Romer
Chad Michael Murray fell for his co-star Sophia Bush while filming One Tree Hill in 2003. They were both in their early 20s and basically starting their acting career. They fell in love, got engaged, married, and divorced. It all happened so fast. He then moved on to Kenzie Dalton. She guest-starred as a cheerleader in One Tree Hill. He proposed to her in 2006 when she was 18 and still a senior in high school. They were engaged for seven years before they split. Chad didn’t waste any time. He started dating Nicky Whelan soon after the breakup. He met her while filming Left Behind in 2013. Their romance only lasted six months. A few months later, he dates his Chosen co-star Sarah Roemer, who he married in 2015. They have two children together.
3 Angelina Jolie: Jonny Lee Miller, Billy Bob Thornton, Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller met on the set of Hackers in 1995. They got married in 1996, and they divorced in 1999. Following her divorce, she got with Billy Bob Thornton. They met while filming Pushing Tin in 1999. Their relationship was quite the scandalous one. There was a big age difference, and some people labeled her as the home-wrecker. Billy was already engaged to actress Laura Dern during his affair. He left her to be with Angelina. In 2000, Billy and Angelina got married, but they divorced in 2003. That same year, she met Brad Pitt on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. She got in between him and Jennifer Aniston when Brad had an affair with her while he was still married to Jennifer. Angelina and Brad got married in 2015. Their divorce is currently on hold.
2 Taylor Lautner: Taylor Swift, Lily Collins, Marie Avgeropoulos
Taylor Lautner met Taylor Swift while filming Valentine’s Day in 2009. Their relationship was highly publicized — he got famous for his hot body in Twilight, and she rose to fame with her song, “You Belong With Me.” They dated for only a few months, and apparently, she wrote a song about her relationship with him in her Speak Now album, titled, “Back to December.” She apologized to him because of something she did. He then reportedly dated Lily Collins. They met on the set of Abduction in 2011 and went on a few dates, but their romance was short-lived. His latest relationship with a co-star was Marie Avgeropoulos. The couple met while filming Tracers in 2013. They dated for a year and a half. It was probably his longest relationship because his other relationships lasted only a couple of months.
1 Jennifer Love Hewitt: Will Friedle, Jamie Kennedy, Brian Hallisay
Jennifer Love Hewitt and Will Friedle fell for each other when they starred together in Trojan War in 1997. While they were a couple, she guest-starred in his Boy Meets World in 1998. They were absolutely adorable! After their split, she dated Jamie Kennedy. Jennifer and Jamie were co-stars in Ghost Whisperer. They were good friends for a long time, but that friendship turned into a relationship in 2009. Unfortunately, their romance ended in 2010. She then moved on to Brian Hallisay. The couple met on the set of Client List and started dating in 2012. Brian started the series as a recurring role, but he became a series regular when he started dating Jennifer, which was pretty interesting. They got married in 2013, and they have two children together.