25 CW Costars Who Hooked Up in Real Life

When actors spend long hours together on set — often in the middle of nowhere — it's only natural for a connection to spark. Before fans of their TV shows know it, the costars are getting cute on the red carpet and flirty at events together. While every network has stars who have dated in real life, The CW seems to be a breeding ground for romance. And its big names aren't immune to the TV costar curse; out of 14 CW couples who found love off camera, three of them are still together, and just two have a lasting marriage. Keep reading to discover the relationships that started on a CW show!

Blake Lively and Penn Badgley
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Blake Lively and Penn Badgley

  • Show: Gossip Girl
  • Nature of relationship: Dated
  • Time together: 2007-2010
  • In their own words: "I don't know if I can distill it into a sentence, or even articulate it. We were very much caught up in the show, which itself was a six-year endurance test. Our relationship was a part of that and helped us through it. I mean, like anything valuable, it was good and it was bad and it was a learning experience." — Penn when asked about the end of the relationship taught him in an interview with Elle
Chris Pratt and Emily VanCamp
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Chris Pratt and Emily VanCamp

  • Show: Everwood
  • Nature of relationship: Dated
  • Time together: 2004-2007
  • In their own words: In a 2006 interview with TV Guide, Chris explained what it's like to date his onscreen sister: "Yeah, we've pretty much gotten used to the response of, 'Ew, that's weird. That's creepy.' The people who know us are happy, and probably expected it to happen eventually. But yeah, every once in a while we get that one person that's like, 'That's really creepy. You just kissed your sister.'"
Sebastian Stan and Leighton Meester
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Sebastian Stan and Leighton Meester

  • Show: Gossip Girl
  • Nature of relationship: Dated
  • Time together: 2008-2010
  • In their own words: "I've only had one experience where it was really hard and I was really sad when it ended, but that's what taught me a lot about myself and love and life — and that's good." — Leighton when asked about her relationship with Sebastian in a 2010 interview with Seventeen magazine
Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush
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Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush

  • Show: One Tree Hill
  • Nature of relationship: Married
  • Time together: 2003-2005 (They separated just five months after tying the knot.)
  • In their own words: While chatting with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live in 2014, Sophia reflected on working with Chad after their split: "At the end of the day, we're grown-ups, and I actually think it's interesting that when people split in a way that's unpleasant, they usually just go on quite literally hating each other — or the person in my situation hates the other person, whatever — but when you have to work with somebody for another half a decade, you kind of have to deal with it. Because for me, at the end of the day, my job is my priority."
AnnaLynne McCord and Kellan Lutz
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AnnaLynne McCord and Kellan Lutz

  • Show: 90210
  • Nature of relationship: Dated
  • Time together: Sometime after they started working on 90210 until 2010. They reportedly reunited for a brief period in 2011.
  • In their own words:
    AnnaLynne opened up about her then-boyfriend in 2010, saying she's the one who "wears the pants," but after their reported breakup, Kellan denied they were ever official: "Oh. No. Never have been. I've known her for six years, and we met again on the set [of 90210], but we shot Abercrombie [catalogs] way back in the day."
Zach Roerig and Candice Accola
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Zach Roerig and Candice Accola

  • Show: The Vampire Diaries
  • Nature of relationship: Dated
  • Time together: 2011-2012
  • In their own words: Both Zach and Candice stayed mum about the split in the press.
Jessica Szohr and Ed Westwick
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Jessica Szohr and Ed Westwick

  • Show: Gossip Girl
  • Nature of relationship: They were dating other people when they first hooked up and later became boyfriend and girlfriend.
  • Time together: 2008-2010
  • In their own words: "It can be a little awkward when all of a sudden [you have feelings for] someone you'd call to talk about a different boyfriend. But there wasn't a lot of thinking and talking. It kind of just happened. We had fun together, and we were like, 'All right, let's see where this goes.'" — Jessica in a 2009 interview with Teen Vogue
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
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Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder

  • Show: The Vampire Diaries
  • Nature of relationship: Dated
  • Reported time together: 2011-2013
  • In their own words: "The first time I was on the cover of Seventeen, the cover line said, 'Nina: why she wouldn’t date any of her costars.' And then cut to two years later. . . . It's funny that I said that, but you know what? It was honestly what I believed at the time. I didn't want to be dating one of my costars — my goal on the show was to be professional. But sometimes you can't help who you have a connection with, and you can only fight it for so long — which I did for a really, really long time." — Nina on her relationship with Ian in a 2012 interview with Seventeen
Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols
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Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols

  • Show: One Tree Hill
  • Nature of relationship: On-again, off-again boyfriend and girlfriend
  • Time together: Sometime after her split from Chad until 2012
  • In their own words: In 2014, Sophia admitted that Austin was the best onscreen kisser, so there can't be too much resentment on her end.
Chad Michael Murray and Kenzie Dalton
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Chad Michael Murray and Kenzie Dalton

  • Show: One Tree Hill
  • Nature of relationship: Engaged
  • Time together: 2006-2013
  • In their own words: "She is a little stunner. She is a sweetheart. She is my best friend, and we have been together a long time." — Chad on Kenzie in a 2012 interview with Us Weekly
Torrey DeVitto and Paul Wesley
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Torrey DeVitto and Paul Wesley

  • Show: The Vampire Diaries
  • Nature of relationship: Married
  • Time together: 2007-2013
  • In their own words: "I'll watch romance scenes with him, and I'm like, 'Oh yeah! That was so hot. That was so sexy. Good job, Paul.' So it's not weird at all." — Torrey on distinguishing between life and work in a 2012 interview with Huffington Post
Joseph Morgan and Persia White
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Joseph Morgan and Persia White

  • Show: The Vampire Diaries
  • Nature of relationship: Married
  • Time together: 2011-present
  • In their own words: "We really appreciate those of you who have supported our wild, creative, passionate, and unlikely relationship. We have found a rare and precious thing: true love. We wish you all the same." — Joseph and Persia, in a statement about their engagement in May 2014
Paul Wesley and Phoebe Tonkin
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Paul Wesley and Phoebe Tonkin

  • Show: The Vampire Diaries
  • Nature of relationship: Dating
  • Time together: 2013-present
  • In their own words: So far, these two haven't said much about their new love. Stay tuned!
Jared Padalecki and Genevieve Cortese
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Jared Padalecki and Genevieve Cortese

  • Show: Supernatural
  • Nature of relationship: Married
  • Time together: 2008-present
  • In their own words: "I was more nervous because he is so big and so tough! Jared's muscles . . . I mean, his arm is like the size of my body!" — Genevieve on filming her first love scene with Jared in a 2008 interview with TV Guide