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10 TV Couples Who Dated in Real Life

It is one thing to play lovers on TV and then another in real life.

So many actors took their on-screen love to real life and as expected many fans across the globe couldn’t be more in love with this move.

Katie Holmes in 1998 spoke on dating her Dawson Creek costar Joshua Jackson saying;

“I had my first love, and it was something so incredible and indescribable. I feel so fortunate because he’s now one of my best friends. He’s been in the business so long, and he’s really helped me. I respect him as a friend and as a professional.”

READ ALSO: 10 Celebrity Couples Who Stayed Together After a Cheating Scandal

Riverdale costars Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse are also couples who played lovers on screen and are dating in real life.

Sprouse told Glamour magazine in 2018.

“Lili was a tough egg to crack. She’s very shy at first and reserved. I think it was about halfway into the first season she started letting people in, truly. She’s one of those people that consistently pushes me to be better at the arts that I’m pursuing. That’s just the kind of person she is.”

One Tree Hill stars Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray who played Brooke and Lucas in the hit TV series, also took their on-screen love off-screen.The couple tied the knot in 2005 but ended things 5 months later.

Bush speaking on the break up saying;

“There was no space to self-reflect. There was like, ‘This is my integrity, this is my job, I will not falter for one second or one minute ever on this set.It was opportunistic and ugly and when you run a show, you’re like a parent. You’re supposed to protect your flock and it was the opposite of that. I imagine that was hard for him as well. It was a very ugly situation on their part. I think they kind of lived for the drama.”

Here are 10 actors who took their on-screen love into real life

Dan & Serena

They were both characters in the hit TV series Gossip Girl. Blake Lively and Penn Badgley’s dated from 2007 to 2010.

Lily & Rufus

Kelly Rutherford and Matthew Settle both played the characters Lily and Rufus on Gossip Girl. While the pair never confirmed dating off-screen, photos on social media showed signs that the couple dated on and off for years.

Jon Snow & Ygritte

Kit Harington plays the character Jon Snow while Rose Leslie played Ygritte on Game of Thrones. Ygritte’s character was however killed off in 2014. The pair dated on the show and tied the knot in real life, last year.

Penny & Leonard

Kaley Cuoco, who played the character Penny on The Big Bang Theory began dating her co-star Johnny Galecki who played her boyfriend and now husband in series, Leonard. The two began dating in real life in 2008 but ended things later.

Seth & Summer

Millions across the globe loved them on The O.C. and even off-screen. Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody, who both played these characters dated in real life for three years before they ended things.

Betty & Jughead

They both costarred in Riverdale. Reinhart and Sprouse started a relationship off screen, while their characters dated on-screen.

Sookie & Bill

Fans of True Blood fell in love with costars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer on the hit TV series. The actors also fell in love with each other while working on the set of the series back in 2008. They got married in 2010 and have twins; Poppy and Charlie.

Damon & Elena

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder had many swooning over them in the TV series The Vampire Diaries. The actor started dating in 2010 and ended things three years later.

Joey & Pacey

Their relationship was one troubled one in the series Dawson’s Creek. However, Katie Holmes and her co-star Jackson began dating each other off-screen in 1997 but ended things not long after.

Finn & Rachel

These costars on Glee were many people’s favourite. Lea Michele and Cory Monteith. The pair dated on and off until Finn’s death in 2013.


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