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Did These Directors Take Matchmaking Classes? Five Hollywood Couples Who Met on Set and Fell in Love

It’s not so uncommon for people to fall in love with their coworkers. However, when it comes to people who entertain us on screen, imagining them falling in love with each other can be goals on another level. We enjoy seeing the love they show us on set extend to their real lives. Here are five actors who fell in love with their co-stars.

Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann

Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann met on the set of Law and Order: SVU; Hermann starred as a guest on the show’s third season in 2001. Funny enough, many fans were shipping Mariska and another costar, Christopher Meloni.

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Mariska admitted that she was drawn to Peter the first time she saw him. After being in a relationship for a few years, Mariska and Peter got married in August 2004. They had a son, August, in 2006 and adopted two kids in 2011. 

Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney

Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney entertained us with romantic conquests as Mac and Dee in the comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. However, off-screen, they were a real couple. Well, it wasn’t love at first sight.

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They became attracted to each other gradually as they worked together. In 2006, during the show’s second season, Kaitlin and Rob started dating discreetly. Then, they got engaged in 2007 and married in 2008; they later had two kids.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

In 2010, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds met for the first time on the set of Green Lantern. Although Blake acted as Carol, Ryan’s love interest in the movie, they weren’t dating then. Well, their love story started a bit later.

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After Ryan divorced Scarlett Johansson and Blake ended things with Penn Badgley, the two started dating in 2011. They got married privately in 2012 and have had four kids since then. If it’s meant to be, right?

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck met in 2001 on the set of Gigli. Shortly after they met, the two started dating; they got engaged in 2002 when JLo was in the divorce process with Chris Judd. However, they separated in 2004.

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Ben went on to marry Jennifer Garner in 2005 after Jennifer married Marc Anthony in 2004. Well, the pair reconnected and decided to get married again; they had a wedding ceremony in 2022 in Las Vegas.

Rose Leslie and Kit Harington

In 2011, Rose Leslie and Kit Harington met for the first time while filming season 2 of Game of Thrones. The duo broke up after rumors about their relationship spread around in 2012. However, they got back together in 2014.

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In 2017, the couple announced their engagement, then they tied the knot in 2018. Of course, several Game of Thrones stars attended the wedding ceremony. They had their first kid in 2021 and the second in July 2023

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