18 Actors Who Couldn't Seem to Stop Dating Their Costars
Listen, there's nothing wrong with finding love on the set of a TV show or movie — lots of stars have done it, whether it was with another actor, a producer or director, or even a member of the crew — but there are a handful of celebrities who seem to exclusively date people they've worked with on screen. While some of the relationships have worked out (see: Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, and Jenna Dewan Tatum and Channing Tatum), most stars have had to learn the hard way that mixing work and play isn't always the best move. Keep reading for 18 stars who have dated more than three of their costars over the years.
Jennifer Garner and Scott Foley met when she played his girlfriend on Felicity back in 1998, and they tied the knot in 2000.
After splitting from Scott in 2002, Jennifer dated her Alias costar Michael Vartan.
Jennifer met Ben Affleck on the set of Daredevil in 2003. They married in 2005 and announced their divorce 10 years later.
When Ben and Jen first met on set, he was engaged to another Jennifer — Lopez. They were together from 2002 to 2004.
They starred opposite each other in both Gigli and Jersey Girl.
Before the Jennifers, Ben dated his Shakespeare in Love and Bounce costar Gwyneth Paltrow. They split in 2000.
Gwyneth also dated Brad Pitt, her costar in 1995's Seven. They split in 1997 after three years together.
After starring together in the Royal Tenenbaums in 2001, Gwyneth was in a yearlong romance with Luke Wilson.
Another actress who was linked to Luke was Drew Barrymore. They starred in Best Men and Home Fries and dated for two years.
Drew also dated David Arquette for a few months in 1991 — just eight years before they played siblings in Never Been Kissed.
Drew later married Tom Green, who played her love interest in 2000's Charlie's Angels.
The last time Drew romanced one of her costars was from 2007 to 2010, when she dated Justin Long.
They met while filming He's Just Not That Into You and later starred in Going the Distance.
Former child star Jennifer Love Hewitt was linked to Boy Meets World star Will Friedle back in 1997.
They met on the set of the romantic teen comedy Trojan War, and Jennifer even made a guest appearance on the hit ABC sitcom.
Jennifer dated her Ghost Whisperer costar Jamie Kennedy for a year before calling it quits in 2010.
In 2012, Jennifer hooked up with her Client List costar Colin Egglesfield . . .
And later that year, she began dating another of the show's stars, Brian Hallisay. They are now married and have two kids.
Gossip Girl costars Leighton Meester and Sebastian Stan dated for two years before their split in 2010.
Sebastian went on to date his Once Upon a Time costar Jennifer Morrison from 2012 to 2013.
From 2014 to 2016, he was in a relationship with Margarita Levieva, who he met while filming Spread.
It was reported that Rachel McAdams was dating her True Detective costar Taylor Kitsch in 2015.
Rachel also dated her Midnight in Paris costar Michael Sheen from 2010 to 2013.
And we all know about (and miss) her relationship with Ryan Gosling, which lasted for nearly four years before their 2008 split.
Ryan Gosling's current love, Eva Mendes, starred with him in the 2012 movie The Place Beyond the Pines.
But before Eva and Rachel, Ryan dated Sandra Bullock. They met on the set of Murder by Numbers in 2002.
Back in 1992, Sandra dated her Love Potion No. 9 costar Tate Donovan.
Sandra was rumored to have dated Matthew McConaughey for two years after they met while filming A Time to Kill in 1996.
Before dating Sandra, Matthew had a brief romantic fling with Ashley Judd, who was also in A Time to Kill.
In 2005, Matthew began dating Penélope Cruz — they took their romance off screen after starring together in Sahara.
Penélope ultimately married her Vicky Cristina Barcelona costar Javier Bardem. They also starred together in 1992's Jamon.
But before settling down with Javier, she dated Matt Damon. They were linked while filming 2000's All the Pretty Horses.
Penélope's other high-profile relationship was with Tom Cruise, whom she met while filming Vanilla Sky and dated until 2004.
Tom romanced his Risky Business costar Rebecca De Mornay. The couple lived together in NYC from 1983 to 1985.
Tom and Nicole Kidman met on the set of Days of Thunder and were married from 1990 to 2001.
They also starred together in Far and Away and Eyes Wide Shut.
Emily VanCamp and Chris Pratt played siblings on Everwood back in 2004 and were a real-life couple until their split in 2006.
In 2007, she struck up a relationship with Dave Annable, who played her brother on Brothers and Sisters.
Their chemistry was so strong that producers twisted the show's plot so that they were no longer related. Emily later left the show and Dave's now-wife, Odette Yustman, was cast as his new love interest.
Emily went on to date Joseph Morgan in 2010, while the two were filming the TV miniseries Ben Hur.
Emily and her former Revenge costar, British actor Josh Bowman, have been a couple since 2012.
Another small-screen couple is Sophia Bush and James Lafferty, who starred together on One Tree Hill and dated for a year.
Sophia and James split in 2009, and she dated her other One Tree Hill costar, Austin Nichols. They called it quits in 2012.
But before all that was OTH's Chad Michael Murray. They tied the knot in 2005 and annulled their marriage five months later.
After his split from Sophia, Chad began dating Kenzie Dalton, who played a cheerleader extra on One Tree Hill.
Chad popped the question in 2006, when Kenzie was a senior in high school. They ended their engagement after seven years.
Chad bounced back shortly after his breakup and started dating Nicky Whelan, who he met in 2013 while filming Left Behind.
Chad and his Chosen costar Sarah Roemer wed in a secret ceremony in January 2015. They have two kids.
Alex Pettyfer started dating Emma Roberts after they met on the set of Wild Child in 2007. They split a year later.
Alex's relationship with Dianna Agron began in 2011 — they starred together in I Am Number Four and dated for nearly a year.
Alex found love with Riley Keough while filming Magic Mike in 2011. They were reportedly engaged but broke up two years later.
Kate Bosworth dated True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard after meeting on the set of Straw Dogs in 2009.
They split just before the film's 2011 release.