These Famous Couples Fell In Love On The Set
Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman
Another high-profile celebrity couple was Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. They met on the set of the 1990 movie Days of Thunder. The duo married in December of that year and Kidman, who grew up in Australia, opened up to Variety about the sacrifices he made for their relationship.
“I moved here because I fell in love and got married,” she said. “I always make choices for love, and everything kind of had to fall in place around that.” Their marriage lasted for ten years and they adopted two children. Unfortunately, the actors went through a very public split in 2001.
Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield were once everyone’s favorite famous couple. They fell for each other while working on The Amazing Spider-Man franchise. Garfield opened up to Teen Vogue about the audition that made him fall for Stone.
“It was like I woke up when she came in… It was like diving into white-water rapids and having no desire to hang onto the side. Throughout shooting, it was wild and exciting,” Garfield said. The duo dated for three years, but eventually broke up in 2016. However, they have nothing but nice things to say about each other.
Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton met in 2015 as judges on The Voice. They were both going through a painful divorce and became a support system for each other. Shelton revealed to ET that they owe their relationship to timing.
“Both of us know that the timing, and the way she and I met and came together, it just felt like home, that’s not an accident,” he said. “I think that the way that she and I were able to save each other’s lives and get ourselves through that time, it was evidence to us that God had a hand in it.”
Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux
Jennifer Aniston has had quite the public love life, from her divorce with Brad Pitt to her second marriage and divorce to Justin Theroux. She fell in love with Theroux on the set of the movie Wanderlust.
Aniston spoke with POPSUGAR and shared her first impression of him. “I met Justin five years ago, and he was always so sweet, very nice,” she said. “First you think, ‘Oh, he could be a serial killer,’ but the nicest person in the world.” The actors were married in a secret ceremony in 2015 but ended their relationship after seven years together.
Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem worked together on two films. It wasn’t until their second film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, that they took things to the next level. They married in 2010 and have two children. Bardem talked about their very private relationship with Vulture.
“When you’re younger—because we’ve worked together many times over the years, we met when I was 21 and she was 16—you tend to confuse one for the other, or mix them. Now, I’m going to be 50 in a few weeks, and I don’t do this anymore. She’s the same way,” he said.
Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have one of the most enduring Hollywood marriages. They’ve been married for 24 years and have three children together. The duo met in 1995 when they worked on the soap opera All My Children. They eloped and had a Las Vegas wedding a year later.
Ripa spoke with Elle magazine in 2013 about what initially attracted her to Consuelos when they met on the set. “I was drawn to Mark because he was positively an alpha male, and I didn’t think I would be drawn to that. But I just worship him,” she said.
Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been together for 37 years, which is an eternity by Hollywood’s standards. They met and fell in love when they worked together in the 1984 movie Swing Shift.
Hawn revealed her first impression of Russell to People magazine. “He was so good-looking, but he had no pretense about him. I could tell right away he wasn’t a womanizer,” she continued. “What really got me was when I watched my kids when they’d come to the set and how he was with them. He was amazing with them. He was such a natural.”
Rose Leslie & Kit Harington
Game of Thrones costars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie met on the set of the show. They wed six years later in 2018. During an interview with Vogue Italia, they asked Harrington what his favorite moments were in the series, and he said it was filming season 2 with Leslie.
“Because the country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love,” he said. “If you’re already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest in the show, it becomes very easy to fall in love.”
Stephen Moyer & Anna Paquin
Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin’s relationship started when they costarred in True Blood. Moyer revealed on Watch What Happens Live about how romance sparked after the screen test for the show.
“I didn’t see her for three months, and she had gone from having dark hair to this beautiful blond, and I had gone from being blond to this dark vampire,” he added. “By day three or four-oh, this is going to sound so syrupy–but I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. It was within seconds, really, and it just became a thing.”
LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian’s scandalous relationship unfolded after they fell for each other while working on the Lifetime movie Northern Lights. They were both married to other people at the time of the affair. The couple eventually wed in 2011 and are still going strong.
Cibrian opened up to ABC News about the scandal. “The truth is that we’re human beings. […] We make mistakes and we learn from them, but we’re human. We fell in love,” he said. “We’re talking about something that’s over a year, year-and-a-half old, really, and we’re still together and we’re madly in love.”
Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling met in 2011 while on the set of the drama The Place Beyond the Pines, where they played exes who share a son. They are tight-lipped about their relationship, but we know that they share two daughters, Esmeralda and Amada.
Despite their attempt to keep things private, an insider spoke with US Weekly about their flirtatious dynamic when they worked on the film. “They were very playful. Eva was skipping around like a little girl… She would lean into him and she held his arm the entire time,” the source revealed.
Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott
Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott caused quite the scandal when they fell in love on the set of Lifetime’s Mind Over Murder in 2005. They were both married to other people when they had an affair. Spelling wrote about meeting McDermott in her 2009 memoir, sTORI Telling.
“Dean and I went to a bar after dinner. And we spent the night at the Cartier Place. The following day when I woke up next to Dean, I had no regrets. Something was really wrong with my marriage. Not only because I slept with this guy—though that certainly wasn’t a positive sign—but because I didn’t regret it.”
Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz
Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz are another famous couple who prefer to keep their personal lives private. They fell in love on the set of the movie Dream House. They were both in long-term relationships with other people at the time, but that didn’t stop them from getting married in a quiet ceremony in 2011.
“We did it privately and we’ve got a lot of people to thank for that,” Craig told GQ. “But that was the point; we did it for private reasons. The whole point is that it was a secret. A secret is a secret”.
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are the epitome of a Hollywood power couple. They’ve been married since 1997 and have two children. The duo met when Pinkett Smith auditioned for the part of Smith’s girlfriend in The Fresh Prince of Belair.
During Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk, the actors revealed that Smith was married to someone else, but couldn’t get Pinkett Smith off his mind. “I knew that there was something in our energy that would be magic,” Smith explained. She didn’t get the part but ended up marrying him years later after he divorced his first wife. They’ve been together ever since.
Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were the “It” couple of the late 2000s when they fell in love while co-starring in the Twilight series. They dated four years before splitting in July 2012 when photos surfaced of Stewart kissing Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders.
Stewart reflected on their relationship when she was a guest on The Howard Stern Show. According to Insider, when Stern told Stewart that, in his opinion, falling in love on set is “the biggest mistake an actor can make”, Stewart replied, “There was nothing I could do,” she said with a laugh.
Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan
Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan danced into each other’s hearts while they worked on the film Step Up. Dewan told Cosmopolitan about her flirty audition. “Obviously, he’s super hot. I was like, ‘All right! Okay!’ So we did the scenes. After, they were like, ‘Just stand next to each other on camera.’ There’s a video of this, and we’re completely flirting in it,” she said.
The couple was married for nine years before splitting in 2018. They both have moved on to new relationships, but still co-parent their daughter, Everly. This is one celeb break up that took us all by surprise.
Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are a Hollywood power couple who became fast friends on the set of the film Green Lantern. Reynolds revealed to People magazine that their relationship started after the movie wrapped.
“About a year after Green Lantern had come and gone and we were both single, we went on a double date—she was on a date with another guy and I was on a date with another girl,” Reynolds continued. “It was like the most awkward date for the respective parties because we were just like fireworks coming across.” The couple married in 2012.
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt sent shock waves through Hollywood when they fell in love while working on the film Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Although he was married to Jennifer Aniston, he split from Aniston to embark on a seven-year relationship with Jolie. Six kids and one broken marriage later, Pitt and Jolie divorced.
Yet, we will always have the memory of Jolie opening up to Vogue about how their relationship unfolded on the set. “Because of the film, we ended up being brought together to do all these crazy things, and I think we found this strange friendship and partnership that kind of just suddenly happened,” she said.
Freddie Prinze Jr. & Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. fell in love while working on a movie. They co-starred in the 1997 film I Know What You Did Last Summer. They married in 2002 and have two children. Prinze Jr. told GMA that they got to know each other on the set.
“We just would talk about life and stuff like that, and we had completely different philosophies on just about everything,” he went on. “Cause she was a born and raised New Yorker and I was a born and raised L.A. kid, and we just looked at everything like night and day.”
Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were an on-again/off-again couple who fell in love while working on the 2009 movie The Last Song. Hemsworth opened up to Details about falling for Cyrus on the set. “What happened, happened and we’ve been together two-and-a-half years. She makes me really happy,” he said.
“When you start, you want to be professional, but when you’re filming those scenes with someone and pretending to love them, you’re not human if you don’t feel something.” They wed in 2018, but broke up after 10 months of marriage, marking an end of their 10-year relationship.