Couples That Met On Set

From Outer Banks’  Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline to Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, here is a list of Hollywood couples that met and fell in love on sets of your favourite TV shows!

Many celebrities have rules about mixing business with pleasure, but the heart wants what it wants and sometimes you fall in love with your co-worker. These celebrity couples first met working on sets of some of your favourite shows and took their chemistry off-screen.

Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline

Star-crossed lovers on screen are also dating in real life! Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline met on the set of Outer Banks and went public with their relationship shortly after the first season of the show aired. With their indisputable chemistry, there is no surprise the couple won Best Kiss at the 2020 MTV Movie and TV Awards.

Adam Demos and Sarah Shahi

Demos and Shahi met in the makeup trailer on set of Netflix original series Sex/Life. The co-stars got on instantly and began dating in 2020. In the show Shahi’s character is a wife and mother who can’t help but fantasize about the exciting experiences with her ex-boyfriend – Demos’ character. The on-screen romance blossomed off-screen as well and the couple has been going strong ever since.

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie began their romance in 2012 as they played love interests on the set of Game of Thrones. The couple dated for four years in private before surprising everyone at Olivier Awards where they made their first public debut as a couple. Harington and Leslie got married in 2018 and in February 2021 welcomed their first baby to the world.

Ross Lynch and Jaz Sinclair

Lynch and Sinclair met while filming TV series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, where Ross played Harvey Kinkle and Jaz played Roz Walker. The co-stars have been posting adorable pictures together on Instagram since 2018 and made it official as a couple with a red carpet debut during Paris Fashion Week in 2020.

Vincent Kartheiser and Alexis Bledel

Vincent Kartheiser and Alexis Bledel first met on set of Mad Men in 2012 where Bledel played Kartheiser’s character’s mistress. The two kept the relationship professional until the end of that season but began dating shortly after filming wrapped. The co-stars have always kept their relationship out of the spotlight and in June 2014 got married in a small intimate ceremony. They welcomed their first child in 2015.

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas

Goodwin and Dallas met as they played Snow White and Prince Charming on Once Upon a Time back in 2011. The fairy tale continued off-screen as the two fell in love at first sight and now have been together for a decade. The couple wed in a secret ceremony in 2014 and have two children together.

Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson

The couple met on set of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia where McElhenney plays Mac and Olson plays Dee. They started dating during season 2 and kept their romance a secret from everyone on set for two whole seasons. During Season 6 of the show, Olson was pregnant with the couple’s first child and writers of the show incorporated her pregnancy into the storyline. Married in 2008, the couple now have two adorable sons together.

Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons

Dunst and Plemons met while filming the second season of Fargo. The two played married high school sweethearts on the show, however, their off-screen romance didn’t start till a year and half later. The couple eventually got engaged in 2017 and have just welcomed their second child in the summer of 2021.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith

The famous couple first met in 1994 when Jada Pinkett Smith auditioned for the role of Will’s girlfriend in The Fresh Of Bel-Air but ultimately didn’t get the role. The two had an undeniable connection and married a few years later. The Smiths have two incredibly talented children – Jaden and Willow – who are following their parents’ steps in the entertainment industry and have professional singing and acting careers.

Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli

Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli met on Orange Is the New Black where Wiley played Poussey Washington and Morelli was a writer for the show. When the two met on set, Morelli was still married to a man, but started questioning her sexuality after being in the writers’ room for this show. As Wiley helped her work through her feelings about her sexuality, the couple fell in love and has been together ever since. The two married in 2017 and welcomed their first child George Elizabeth in April 2021.

Grace and Trai Byers

The couple met working on Empire where Grace played Anika and Trai played Andre. Grace and Trai had an instant attraction and began dating right away, but kept their relationship very private throughout the years. The lovebirds got married in 2016 in Grace’s home country – Grand Cayman Island – in an intimate with close family and friends on the beach.

Eliza Taylor and Bob Morley

Eliza Taylor and Bob Morley first met in 2011 as they both were supporting actors on Australian TV series Neighbours. Three years later the two met again as they both landed lead roles on The 100, where Eliza played Clarke and Bob played Bellamy. Throughout the series, fans had pleaded for writers to give the two a romantic storyline in the show. The couple kept most of their real-life relationship a secret until they surprised fans with their marriage announcement in 2019.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton

Shelton and Stefani first met on The Voice in 2014 and fell in love on the set of the singing competition. The Voice coaches had something in common as they both were newly divorced going through hard times. After making it official in 2015 the couple have sparked and denied many engagement rumors. Earlier this month the lovebirds tied the knot in a small intimate ceremony in a chapel at Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher first met on the set of That ’70s Show when she was only 14 and he was 19. However, it took over a decade for the two to find their way back to each other and start dating. The couple reconnected at the 69th Golden Globe Awards in 2012 and about three month later moved in together. Kunis and Kutcher got married in 2015 and have two adorable children together.

Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof

The couple first met on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Hannigan was actually the first to make a move by asking Denisof out on a date. Denisof denied the date as he had a rule of not dating his co-workers. The pair, however, got in a romantic relationship a year after leaving Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The couple got married in 2003 and are raising two daughters together – Satyana and Keeva.

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Ksenia Kuznetsova

Ksenia (Ksusha) Kuznetsova is a Film, Television, and Media Studies major and Business Administration minor student at Loyola Marymount University and an intern at AfterBuzz TV. She loves movies and tv shows, reading books, and sunny days at the beach.