“Art imitates life” and “life imitates art” are tired, tropey phrases for a reason. Many times the best media reflects the world we live in and in turn the media we consume influences our lives. We mean, “embiggens” wasn’t an actual word until we as a society made it one after decades of watching Simpsons reruns.

In that vein, there are many movies and TV shows in which the two leads develop great chemistry with one another as scripted lovers. There are several times in which that chemistry on the screen translates into chemistry in real life. There are many celebrity couples you have read about in the tabloids that were first romantically involved in the script before becoming romantically involved after the cameras stopped rolling.

Read on to learn about some celebrity couples that were first introduced to each other while shooting a film or TV show that turned into an actual item in real life.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

On-Screen Couples That Became Real Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher The two were co-stars on That '70s Show, but didn't begin dating until over 15 years later. They got married in 2015. CRACKED.COM

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Kit Harington and Rose Leslie

On-Screen Couples That Became Real Kit Harington and Rose Leslie The two met on Game of Thrones as Jon Snow and Ygritte. While their characters' relationship didn't last on Westeros, they got married on Earth in 2018. CRACKED.COM

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Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe

On-Screen Couples That Became Real Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe While many report they met on the set of Cruel Intentions, some believe they were living together secretly for over a year before shooting began. They married in 1999 and divorced in 2007. CRACKED.COM

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Keri Russell

On-Screen Couples That Became Real Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell The actors played a married couple on The Americans, and then officially became partners in 2014. CRACKED.COM

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Anna Faris and Chris Pratt

CRACKED.COM On-Screen Couples That Became Real Anna Faris and Chris Pratt They met on the set of Take Me Home Tonight, playing love interests-turned-exes. This foreshadowed their divorce in 2017.

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Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons

CRACKED.COM On-Screen Couples That Became Real Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons They met on the set of the TV series Fargo, and bonded over the fact they were both child actors. They had two children together, then married in 2022.

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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan

ARTS On-Screen Couples That Became Real Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan They met while shooting the movie Step Up together and got married in 2009. They divorced in 2020. CRACKED.COM

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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

On-Screen Couples That Became Real Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Remember the movie The Last Song? Neither do we, but that's where they met and started dating. Then had an on-and-off relationship that ended with marriage, then ultimately divorce in 2019. CRACKED.COM

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Real Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

On-Screen Couples That Became Real Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie They played married spies in Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2003. They got together after Pitt's divorce in 2005 and married in 2014, but filed for divorce in 2016. CRACKED.COM

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