We hear a lot about couples who meet on set, often while filming romantic scenes. Although it's "acting," it's foolish to believe there isn't real emotion being brought to their performances. Well, what about the couples who already have the chemistry, and aren't just discovering it for the first time?
This is an article about them! Some duos work so well together their filmography overlaps multiple times. Others, it's just a one-off gem. But either way, working with a significant other can have it's own special type of challenges.
Not every couple in this list is still together, but their on screen spark was real. Here are 19 real-life couples who shared the silver screen!
1. Annette Bening & Warren Beatty
Films(s): Bugsy (1991) & Love Affair (1994)
Married March 12, 1992.
2. Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone
Film(s): The Nines (2007), Bridesmaids (2011), The Heat (2013) & Tammy (2014)
Married October 8, 2005
3. Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
Film(s): By the Sea (2015)
Officially started dating in 2006
4. Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck
Film(s): Jersey Girl (2004)
Dated from 2002 to 2004 after meeting on-set of Gili (2003)
5. Drew Barrymore & Justin Long
Film(s): Going the Distance (2010)
Started dating but spilt in 2008, then reunited in 2009 before filming. They then spilt again in 2010.
6. Sarah Michelle Gellar & Freddie Prinze Jr.
Film(s): Scooby-Doo (2002) & Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
Married September 1, 2002
7. Will Arnett & Amy Poehler
Film(s): Blades of Glory (2007)
Married August 29, 2003 - 2014
8. Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman
Film(s)/TV: Parks and Recreation (2009–2015), The Kings of Summer (2013) and Smashed (2012).
9. Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe
Film(s): Cruel Intentions (1999)
Became engaged in December 1998
10. Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith
Film(s): Ali (2001)
Married December 31, 1997
11. Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt
Film(s): Kissing Jessica Stein (2001), Ira and Abby (2007), Friends with Kids (2011)
12. John Slattery and Talia Balsam
Film(s)/TV: Mad Men (2007–2015) & Return (2011)
13. Ben Stiller & Christine Taylor
Film(s): Zoolander 2001, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004), Tropic Thunder (2008), Zoolander 2 (2016
Married May 13, 2000
14. Charlie Day and Mary Elizabeth Ellis
Film(s): A Quiet Little Marriage (2008) , Television: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)
Married March 4, 2006
15. Jenna Dewan & Channing Tatum
Film(s): 10 Years (2011)
Married on July 11, 2009 after meeting on-set the of Step Up
16. Kurt Russell & Goldie Hawn
Film(s): Overboard (1987)
Although never married, they have been together since 1983
17. David Arquette & Courteney Cox
Film(s): Scream 3 (2003)
Married June 12, 1999 - May 28, 2013
18. Rita Wilson & Tom Hanks
Film(s): That Thing You Do! (1996), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), & Larry Crowne (2011) among others.
Married April 30, 1988
19. Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart
Films(s): The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), [The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1](tag:25327) (2011) [The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2](tag:41139) (2012)