Typically mixing work with pleasure is frowned upon in the workplace, but in Hollywood it seems the rules are a little bit different and dating your co-stars is fairly commonplace, if not encouraged. But can we blame them really? Being stuck on a set full of beautiful people, working long hours, seeing each other day after day and often having to simulate a relationship. It can become difficult to deny the chemistry. Read on for a list of the top five co-stars who made the transition from co-stars to real-life couples.
Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams
Although they’re no longer an item, no one could deny that these two made quite a pair. They met in 2004 on the set of the romantic drama The Notebook and they were seemingly inseparable after that. Their on-screen chemistry as love struck characters Noah and Ally was undeniable and translated into a real-life romance that delighted fans of the movie and catapulted its stars to fame. They were on and off for a few years until they finally broke up in 2007, but plenty of fans are still hoping for some kind of reconciliation!
Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas
Nothing made me happier than when I found out that the stars of ABC’s Once Upon a Time were a real-life couple. In the series they play Snow White and Prince Charming, and in real life they’re currently engaged and expecting their first child. Goodwin and Dallas make the cutest couple on screen as they portray the purest example of true love. The parents-to-be have not yet announced a wedding date, or a due date, but warm wishes go out to Goodwin because she accomplished something every woman dreams of: she found her real-life Prince Charming!
Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan-Tatum
This devastatingly gorgeous couple first met in 2006 on the set of Step Up and wed in 2009. They are now happy parents to a beautiful little baby girl, and even with their careers thriving the Magic Mike star and The Witches of East End beauty still make time for each other telling Hollyscoop, “Our schedules make it a little difficult at times and you have to make sure you have, like a rule,” Dewan said. “We have like a two week rule. So we see each other every two weeks.” So if you want to make a Hollywood relationship last, sometimes you just have to make it work!
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith
This Hollywood power couple is still going strong after 13 years of marriage and two kids, despite constant rumors that their marriage is ending. They first met in 1990 when Jada auditioned for the role of his girlfriend on Smith’s hit T.V. show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, which she did not get due to the fact that they thought she was too short. Despite the height difference and the vicious rumors spewed by the tabloids, they remain one of Hollywood’s most successful marriages.
Jennifer Lawrence & Nicholas Hoult
Aww to be young and in love! L.A. based Lawrence and U.K. resident Hoult first met on the set of X-Men: Origins and dated for two years before calling it quits last January due to the fact that distance became a problem. They re-kindled their romance when they reprised their roles of Mystique and Beast on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past where they started the shoot as friends. But even they could not deny their love and soon found their way back into each other’s arms. The quirky and charming Lawrence and the quiet and handsome Hoult seem to balance each other and show everyone that not even distance can keep young love apart.
Further proof that Hollywood makes its own rules, these couples-turned-co-stars were able to find love in a…well, let’s face it…a pretty obvious place. Where else but in Hollywood can mixing business with pleasure result in such successful, beautiful and well-matched couples?