Some people fell in love after sometime of meeting or someone can fell even faster than that. This is the list of couples that met each other on set and fell in love before the first take!
IAN Somerhalder & Nina Dobrev
Elena Gilbert was bouncing around from one Salvatore brother to another on “The Vampire Diaries” for a couple of seasons, but Nina Dobrev was team Ian Somerhalder from the very beginning. Only a few fans of the show wouldn’t have agreed that Nina and IAN didn’t just pretend to be in love on set and actually had a true spark between them. So the audience wasn’t shocked when the two announced dating back in 2011.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t a typical Hollywood happy ending. Almost three years later the couple split up, leaving fans in a daze. High-profile romances rarely end amicably, and without making headlines in the tabloids. But Ian and Nina managed to break-up peacefully, and didn’t just remain professional, but also remained friends.
Dobrev commented “If you’re with someone for three years, obviously, there’s the qualities in them that you enjoy, and it does’t change because you’re not together anymore. I have an enormous amount of respect and love for IAN. It doesn’t change. It shouldn’t. Otherwise, why were you with them?”
Somerhalder started a relationship with another actress – Nikki Reed, famous for her role of Rosalie Hale in the “Twilight saga”. The “ vampire” couple announced their engagement six months later and got married within just a couple of months.
Naya Rivera & Mark Salling
A bad boy dating a bad girl dating in real life. We love Puck for his audacious character. We thought it was just acting, but he is no less daring in real life. The two met on the set of the show in 2009, where they were rumored to have hooked up.
Naya claimed that Marked called it quits just a year later at the request of his publicists. He was sure that Rivera was negatively affecting his image. But a more shocking truth came out in 2015, when Mark got arrested and charged for possessing child pornography. He was found guilty, facing a sentence of four to seven years in jail. But a couple of months later Salling committed suicide, just weeks before the sentence was to be carried out.
Naya, in her 2016 book “ Sorry Not Sorry”, reflected on finding out Mark’s charges saying: “I can’t say I was totally shocked, but still – WTF?” “When Mark dumped me, I thought it was the worst thing ever, but can you imagine if that didn’t happen? And I was laying there in bed when the battering ram came through the door?” Rivera wrote. “I think everyone should have that one relationship where you look back and ask yourself, ‘What the hell was I thinking?’ You’ll learn something and you won’t regret it. Unless, of course, that relationship was with someone who had a sizable stash of child porn on his computer. Then, by all means, regret everything.”
Blake Lively & Penn Badgley
Can you believe it’s been almost ten years since Serena van der Woodsen and Dan Humphrey first fell in love on screen? Gossip Girl stars Blake Lively and Penn Badgley started their off-screen romance at the same time. The couple had been dating for 3 years until 2010, but they were just 23 when they broke up.
In an interview with Vanity Fair a couple of years later, Blake revealed that they had a secret affair at first. They were afraid the romance could get them into trouble at work. “I remember there was one point where we were just afraid of how our personal lives overlapping our work life could be perceived by our bosses.” Lively said. “But, then we were like oh no! that’s exactly what they want. They wanted us all to date and wanted us all to wear the same clothes that we’re wearing on the show. They wanted that, because then it fed their whole narrative. People could buy into this world.” And eventually that worked.
Black added: “At the time, I was wearing the same clothes and doing fashion shoots, and dating the same person that my character was dating. The crew didn’t know that two had called it quits for months.” “The shocking thing was, I found out on the set of the season 2 finale that Blake and Penn had broken up months before” said the co-producer of the show Joshua Saffron. Now Blake is married to Ryan Reynolds and the loving mother to two baby girls! The happy family had a quite celebration at home, marking their six year anniversary. And Lonely Boy is not lonely anymore. Penn Badgley had a sweet small wedding ceremony with Domino Kirke.
Stephen Moyer & Anna Paquin
These two hotties met while filming dark yet comedic drama, True Blood. Watch out for this spoiler! Bill Compton, played by Stephen died in series finale, so Sookie ended up with somebody else. But in real-life Anna and Stephen said “yes” to each other in 2010. It’s hard to believe, but Moyer even directed Paquin in some sex scenes with other actors. “It should be weird, but it’s not. We’re a very tight family.” says Anna.
The couple has twins! Anna has been in the spotlight since 11, when she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the film The Piano in 1994. “Everyone chooses what works for their family. There are aspects of one’s private life that are fun and cute and not too revealing. I’ve always been very private. I’m not as neurotic about it as I was younger. I don’t want people to know too much about my real, inner private life.” Says the actress.
Lea Michele & Cory Monteith
Finn Hudson, played by Cory Monteith, healed the wounded Rachel Berry with his love on Glee, making Lea’s character brighter, happier and warmer. In real-life the couple had been dating for a little while at the beginning of the show, but they kept it a secret. They were both discovering their new lives in Los Angeles, being chased by media and an obsessed 10 million strong fan base, formed right after the first episode. By 2011 Cory and Lea made their romance official. “One day we just looked at each other and we were like, ‘You wanna do this?’ We knew.”
America was shocked, when at the age of 31 Cory was found dead at a hotel in Canada. The actor struggled with substance abuse almost all his life. He dropped out of school when he turned 13 and his alcohol problems progressed into cocaine, crystal meth and ecstasy abuse. He got into rehab for the first time, when he was 19 and returned, since he always found his way back to his fatal addictions. Lea just recently announced about her engagement to clothing company president Zandy Reich.
Kit Harington & Rose Leslie
“Game of Thrones” is well-known for its bloody wedding and for not having the best endings to romances. But Kit Harington and his co-star Rose Leslie managed to break this cycle. The couple played on-screen lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte for 3 seasons. But you may not know the actors had a real-life romance for several years and wed this year in a fairy-tale ceremony.
Kit admitted that the spark between them started while filming in Iceland. Reflecting on that time 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.” For a long time no one could quite figure out what was going on between them. They were caught together several times but always claimed to be single. What a relief that this real-life Game of Thrones romance has a happy ending!
Adam Brody & Rachel Bilson
While filming The O.C. back in 2000, Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody fell in love on the set right away. As their characters Seth and Summer were falling in love on screen, the actors couldn’t help but have some chemistry in real life. Alas, the two didn’t get the same happy ending. While Summer and Seth were getting ready for a wedding, Rachel and Adam, unfortunately, broke up a year before the show ended.
They were an iconic couple for teens around the world. But now they are adults, one already parenting a baby and the other expecting a baby to arrive. In real-life Adam Brody is married to Leighton Meester, aka Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl.
Leighton Meestor & Sebastian Stan
While Adam brody dated his co-star during the show, his future wife Leighton Meester spent time with the on-screen villain Carter Baizen. A friend of the star revealed that Leighton was the one dump her co-star and real-life boyfriend at that time – Sebastian Stan. Stan was apparently really heartbroken about the split. But sources say that the actors are still friends even after the painful break up. Not long ago, Leighton even admitted that Stan played an important part in her music career.
“Everything that I’ve gone through in my life has influenced my music. And it’s been both good and bad experiences with love.” said the actress.
Alexis Bledel & Milo Ventimiglia
Alexis Bledel and Milo Ventimiglia, who played on-screen lovers Rory Gilmore and Jess Mariano had an off-screen romance as well. The two met way back in 2001 on the set of ‘Gilmore Girls’ and fell in love with each other a year later. The actors had a secret romance and even started thinking about marriage.
“I think everybody who has been dating for more than a couple of years probably talks about it at some point. It’s a fun thing for us to talk about, but that’s it” says Alexis. But for some reasons that are still unclear, the couple split up in 2006, when Milo’s rep confirmed his status saying: “He is currently single’.