Who Says You Shouldn't Date Your Co-Worker? 8 Celebrity Couples Who Met on Set
It’s an age-old question: Is it okay to get romantically involved with your co-worker? Many an expert has voiced an opinion, but we have the final say, straight from Hollywood’s biggest stars.
From Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, lasting couples have been the product of fated movie castings. But rather than heat it up on set, these stars kept it professional until filming wrapped.
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn met while filming The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, but their romance truly heated up after co-starring in 1984's Swing Shift, while Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher formed a lasting friendship that blossomed into a relationship many years later.
Here are 8 celebrity couples that have casting directors to thank for their IRL romances.
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum: Step Up
The stars danced their way into each others' hearts on the set of the 2006 movie, Step Up. "We were basically together on the movie. It's interesting now, because we can watch it and see; we can go, 'Oh, wow, that was actually our real first kiss.' As soon as the movie wrapped, we went back to L.A. and were together, and together ever since," Tatum told Cosmopolitan.
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum: Now
The Tatums wed in 2009 and are the happy parents of a 2-year-old daughter, Everly.
Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz: Jamón, Jamón
The couple met on the set of the 1992 film, Jamón, Jamón. While extremely private, Bardem told GQ in 2012, "I'm happily married. I breathe and stay in peace. I truly thank whoever's up there for giving me the opportunity to be loved."
Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz: Now
The couple exchanged vows in a low-profile ceremony in 2010, and have two kids together.
Evan Peters and Emma Roberts: Adult World
Peters and Roberts co-starred in the dark comedy, Adult World. "We met on the movie. Everyone thought we dated on the movie and we didn't, not for a long time after," Roberts said on Chelsea Lately. "I actually, on the set, was like, 'Oh yeah, we're totally gonna date.' And I would like flirt with him."
Evan Peters and Emma Roberts: Now
The American Horror Story co-stars have had an on-again, off-again relationship. They broke off their two-year engagement in 2015, but reconciled later that year. Peters told People, "I just love her."
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn: Swing Shift
The couple briefly met on the set of The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, but Hawn played a small role in the film. Their romance blossomed when they co-starred in 1984's drama, Swing Shift.
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn: Now
More than 30 years later, the happy couple isn't married. "A lasting relationship isn't about marriage," she told Porter magazine. "It's about compatibility and communication. And you both need to want it to work."
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar: I Know What You Did Last Summer
The couple met on the set of the 1997 thriller, and have managed to keep their relationship extremely private—a major feat in Hollywood.
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar: Now
The couple hasn't been photographed together on a red carpet since 2007, but their 13-year marriage is going strong. With two young kids together, Gellar told Peoplethat the secret to their happy family is simple: "Make the most of the moments you have."
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis: That 70's Show
The couple played love interests on That '70s Show, and Kunis's first-ever kiss was on-set with her future husband. "I was so nervous and uncomfortable. I had the biggest crush on him," she told People. Kutcher was unaware that his co-star had never been kissed. "I was so nervous. She acted so cool. She seemed as if she'd done it a thousand times."
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis: Now
The couple wed in 2015 and have a 1-year-old daughter together, Wyatt Isabelle.
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes: The Place Beyond the Pines
The real-life couple played on-screen lovers in the 2012 crime drama, The Place Beyond the Pines. "I know that I'm with the person I'm supposed to be with," Gosling told Hello!magazine last year.
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes: Now
The couple has been dating since meeting on set in 2011 and share a 1-year-old daughter, Esmeralda.
Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa: All My Children
The happy couple met on the set of the soap opera, All My Children. "When I met Mark, I was just sort of thunderstruck. I had a dream about him that night. The next day I went up to him and, although I didn't even know his name, I said, 'I had a dream about you last night. We were married and had a little girl and were on a plane to Rome.' And he was like, 'Oh, really?' and walked away and probably thought about filing a restraining order," she joked to Redbook. "There was a fierce attraction right off the bat. But we had to work together, so we developed a friendship as well. It kind of went hand in hand," Consuelos told the mag.
Mark Conseulos and Kelly Ripa: Now
The duo wed in 1996 and are parents to three teenagers.