When Sparks Fly On and Off Screen: Celeb Couples That Met on Set

Who doesn’t love a good “how did they meet?” story? These couples all met on set while filming movies. And as they say, the rest is history. Sadly, many of the couples have split up.

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Met on the set of “The Green Lantern”

In 2010, the two actors played love interests in the movie The Green Lantern. But they were both with other people at the time. Blake was dating her GG costar Penn Badgley and Ryan was married to actress Scarlett Johansson. Still, the pair became good friends


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In fact, a year later when Blake was single and Ryan had just finalized his divorce from Scarlet Johansson, they decided to go out on a double date together, but not with each other! Clearly, sparks were flying, because they ended up getting married about a year later in September 2012, with a surprise wedding at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Met on the set of “Pearl Harbor”

In the summer of 2000, Affleck and Garner met while filming the movie Pearl Harbor. But two summers later, they found themselves working together again. Although the two actors were still with their significant others at the time, Affleck later said the truth about their relationship…


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Affleck said, “We met on ‘Pearl Harbor,’ which people hate, but we fell in love on ‘Daredevil.’ By the way, she won most of the fights in the movie, which was a pretty good predictor of what would happen down the road — my wife, holding swords and beating the living s— out of me.” Unfortunately, the couple split in 2017.

Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher Met on the set of “That ‘70s Show”

The two actors met on the set of That ‘70s Show in 1998, but it’s not on that set that their romance began. The pair knew each other well after the 8-season run of the hit TV show, and even despite their on-screen romance, there was nothing going on between the two off-camera. At least not at first.


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Keep in mind that Kunis was only 14 when the series started, and Kutcher was 19. They were too young for a serious relationship when the show wrapped up. Years later, when they reconnected, she realized feelings were involved. And she was honest with her now-husband and told him that she would step away from the relationship before getting hurt. The next day, he showed up at her house and asked her to move in. Now, the couple have been together for six years, and have two children. They got married in 2014.

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Met on the set of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”

When filming Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston and Jolie had recently filed for divorce from Billy Bob Thornton. Jolie said, “… I think we found this strange friendship and partnership that kind of just suddenly happened. I think a few months in I realized, ‘God, I can’t wait to get to work.'”


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Jolie also said, “It took until, really, the end of the shoot for us, I think, to realize that it might mean something more than we’d earlier allowed ourselves to believe. And both knowing that the reality of that was a big thing, something that was going to take a lot of serious consideration.” In 2005, the couple started being seen together as a couple. In 2014, the couple secretly got married in France. Unfortunately, they’re no longer together today. The news of their divorce came out in 2016.

Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling Met on the set of “The Place Beyond The Pines”

Gosling started dating Eva Mendes in 2011 when the couple met on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines. They werequietly dating during filming and their real-life romance was first confirmed in September 2011 when they were spotted showing some PDA at Disneyland.


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The modest couple were extremely private about their romance and have rarely been photographed together. They welcomed their first daughter, Esmeralda, in 2014 and their second daughter, Amada, in 2016. Ryan and Eva prove that being low-key about love doesn’t mean it’s any less special.

Johnny Depp & Amber Heard Met on the set of “The Rum Diary”

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2009. Obviously, there must have been some attraction since they ended up marrying just a few short years later. But neither of the two actors were single when they first met.


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Depp was with his partner of 14 years, Vanessa Paradis, and Heard was with her girlfriend, artist, and photographer Tasya van Ree. In 2012, Depp split from Paradis and Heard split up from van Ree. A couple years later, they got married on Depp’s private Island. Unfortunately, the couple went through a divorce.

Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield Met on the set of “The Amazing Spider-Man”

The two young actors met while making The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012. Something clicked right away. While the film and its subsequent sequel didn’t necessarily wow critics, most agreed that Garfield, as Peter Parker, and Stone, as his love Gwen Stacy, created some of the best onscreen chemistry ever.


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It came as no surprise when rumors started circulating that the two had fallen in love in real life. Throughout their nearly four-year relationship, Garfield and Stone never officially confirmed their romance in public. They would appear on red-carpets every so often, paparazzi snapped pics of them showing affection, but not once did they say, “Yes, we are a couple.” But then in 2015, the news came out that they split. Who knows if they’ll end up together again.

Mia Goth & Shia LaBeouf Met on the set of “Nymphomaniac”

Goth and LaBeouf met on the set of Nymphomaniac: Vol. II in 2012. Ever since then, the two have been romantically linked. Although they are officially a couple, they have gone through some ups and downs.


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In July 2015, Goth and LaBeouf made headlines for a public altercation, where they were both recorded arguing. Since that moment in which shocking footage was released, many people suspected they broke up. But, that doesn’t seem to be the case, especially now that they are engaged. Not much is known, however, about their time as a couple. They stayed together for a while but recently filed for divorce.

Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem Met on the set of “Jamon Jamon”

The famous Spanish actors met in 1992, hen they were filming Jamon Jamon. While Javier wooed a young Penelope on-screen, it take another 15 years before they became a real-life couple.


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Their romance was confirmed when pictures of the two sharing passionate kisses in the surf on a sundrenched beach in the Maldives were published. They kept their relationship discreet for a while and eventually the public heard that they did indeed get married. The two had a baby boy in 2011.

Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan-Tatum Met on the set of “Step Up”

Back in 2006, Channing and Jenna starred in the rom-com Step Up. Channing would later pop the question to Jenna in September 2008, while they were on vacation in Maui. Jenna spoke of their relationship fondly, regardless of their recent split.


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“I think there are such things as great fits. It is a great fit as long as you are growing together, and I think up until this point we’ve really grown together. Even if one starts to grow, the other catches up and vice versa. But I think a couple needs to be conscious and to want to do the work and be willing to look at the parts of you that need work,” Jenna explained.

Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz Met on the set of “The Dream House”

Weisz and Craig met while in college, but they only started dating after filming the 2010 film The Dream House together. It wasn’t until they starred in the movie together that their relationship took a romantic turn. And their relationship progressed pretty quickly.


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Less than a year after they started dating, they got married in a small ceremony. The private and modest couple are now expecting a baby. Weisz said, “Daniel and I are so happy. We’re going to have a little human. We can’t wait to meet him or her. It’s all such a mystery.”

Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez Met on the set of “Dark Tide”

Berry met Martinez on the set of Dark Tide in 2010. They were spotted kissing off the set. Things began moving quickly for the actors. Two years later, the private couple announced their surprise engagement. “I swore it off, right? Never say never, people!”


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When the couple revealed they were expecting their first child together, Berry said it was “the biggest surprise of my life.” Things went sour, however, and the couple got a divorce. Sometimes, things just don’t work out.

Laurence Fishburne & Gina Torres Met on the set of “Matrix: Reloaded”

Torres and Fishburne got married in 2002 after they met while filming the movie The Matrix Reloaded. They also co-starred in The Matrix Revolution, Five Fingers, and NBC series Hannibal. They have one daughter, Delilah.


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Fishburne also has two children from a previous marriage. Yet, like many Hollywood couples, Fishburne and Torres ended their marriage. It seems to be amicable and not sensational like other famous divorce battles can be. They are hoping for joint custody of their daughter.

Sarah Michelle Geller & Freddie Prinze Jr. Met on the set of “I Know What You Did Last Summer”

Gellar and Prinze Jr. married on Sept. 1, 2002. They met on the set of the 1997 thriller I Know What You Did Last Summer. After starring in the film together, the pair agreed to a dinner date a couple years later where sparks immediately flew.


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Together, the duo shares 8-year-old daughter Charlotte Grace and 6-year-old son Rocky James. And their marriage is still going strong. They’ve been together for 16 years so far. It’s refreshing to hear good celebrity couple news!

Kurt Russell & Goldie Hawn Met on the set of “Swing Shift”

Kurt and Goldie costarred in the 1984 romantic war drama Swing Shift. At the time, Kurt had just finalized his divorce from Season Hubley and was a father to his son, Boston, while Goldie had two kids, Oliver and Kate, from her previous marriage to Bill Hudson.


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After playing love interests in the film, their friendship developed into something more. After welcoming their son Wyatt in 1986, they went on to co-star in the romantic comedy Overboard. The famous Hollywood couple is still together and going strong.