21 Actor Couples Who Still Worked Together After Breaking Up
21 Couples Who Had to Work Together After Their Real-Life Relationships Ended
Joey King and Jacob Elordi
King and Elordi met on the set of Netflix's "The Kissing Booth" in 2017 — where they played girlfriend and boyfriend Elle and Noah — and dated for more than a year before deciding to go their separate ways in 2018. Since breaking up, the exes have filmed both the second and third movies in the trilogy, which were shot in tandem.
King first addressed the awkwardness of working with her ex during an October 2019 episode of the podcast "Mood With Lauren Elizabeth," explaining it was a "sacrifice" she was willing to make for the sake of their fans. She added, "It was a wild experience. But honestly, it was a really beautiful time. Because I learned a lot about myself and I grew as an actor. I grew as a person on this." She expressed a similar sentiment during an August 2020 interview with Cosmopolitan, saying of the experience, "No one's thinking to themselves, 'That was easy,' because it wasn't."