We know that the lines often get blurred between fantasy and reality for many celebrities, and with their constant guest stars and long-running premises, sitcoms are the prime location for onset love. You've might have already read about the classic sitcoms (from The Brady Bunch to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) that saw celebrities go from work buddies to romantic partners, and now it's time to turn our attention to the more current comedies.
Here are some of the most lovable sitcom personalities who took their onscreen chemistry and found some true passion in real life!
1. Cobie Smulders & Taran Killam (How I Met Your Mother)
This funny pair began dating in 2007 with some reports claiming that they met through mutual friends. Though, considering Taran made his first appearance on Cobie's hit show How I Met Your Mother back in 2006, one has to wonder if these "mutual friends" were actually just some cast mates! They've since had a daughter, gotten married, had a son, and stayed together for almost nine years.
2. Matthew Perry & Julia Roberts (Friends)
In 1995, Julia Roberts filmed a guest star role on Friends as Susie Moss, the woman Chandler bullied in the fourth grade. Turns out that the real life stars didn't have the same contentious relationship as their fictional counterparts, and Julia dated Matthew Perry briefly during season two of the huge show.
3. Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
Mac and Sweet Dee started dating in secret while filming season two of FX's [It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia](tag:200878), keeping their relationship hidden from even their closest co-stars and friends. Rob McElhenney has admitted he quickly felt that Kaitlin Olson was the funniest woman working in all of show business, and the couple eventually got married in 2010. Kaitlin endured the "Fat Mac" days, and the couple now have two children: Axel and Leo.
4. Courtney Cox and Brian Van Hoult (Cougar Town)
Starting in 2013, rumors began flying that Cougar Town co-stars Courtney Cox and Brian Van Hoult were hooking up behind the scenes (allegedly during her separation from David Arquette). A drunken Arquette revealed live on Howard Stern that his ex-wife and Van Hoult broke up after less than a year of dating, but PR reps for both performers have mostly kept this tryst under raps.
5. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis (That '70s Show)
They may have started off playing the lovable lovers on That '70s Show, but it took over a decade for Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher to confront their feelings for each other in real life. Once Mila got out of her relationship with Macaulay Culkin, she began dating Ashton in 2012. They have since quietly gotten married and had one daughter, Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher.
6. Charlie Day and Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Reno 911)
One of the greatest collisions of reality and TV fantasy is the fact that Charlie Kelly actually ended up with The Waitress in real life, and it's yet another coupling to come out of the brilliance that is It's Always Sunny. The real-life couple actually met in 2001 on another comedy, Reno 911, where they played incestuous siblings. The married pair now have one san named Russell Wallace Day.
7. Kat Dennings and Nick Zano (2 Broke Girls)
Kat Dennings first met fictional and future real-life boyfriend Nick Zano on set of 2 Broke Girls, and the two quickly hit it off. The couple dated for over two years before calling it quits. Dennings is now dating singer and hilarious Twitter presence Josh Groban, and they were introduced by none other than her 2 Broke Girls co-star Beth Behrs!
8. Selena Gomez & David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place)
The onscreen siblings fueled major romance rumors back in 2014, when Selena's former flame Justin Bieber unfollowed her on Instagram. Only days later, Selena was seen cozying up to David Henrie, and Wizards of Waverly Place fans had a field day. Though it's never been officially confirmed, the general consensus in the gossip mill is that these two allegedly got together off-screen, and they certainly do make an impossibly cute couple.
9. Kaley Cuoco & Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory)
Only a year completing the first season their phenomenally successful sitcom The Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki began dating in secret for almost a full two years. It wasn't until the two had officially broken up that Kaley even spoke about it, and Johnny has admitted that they kept it under wraps to allow fans the chance to experience Penny and Leonard without any outside influences. Though they've remained split up, the two remain really close personal friends, renewing faith in former couples and co-workers actually remaining amicable.
BONUS: Zach Braff and Sarah Chaulke's stunt doubles (Scrubs)
Not stars, but this story is just too amazing not to include. During one episode of Scrubs, J.D. and Elliott bungee jump off a bridge. The stunt doubles that stood in for Zach Braff and Sarah Chaulke met for the first time while filming this scene, and the two ended up getting married not long after! Who ever said love doesn't last at Sacred Heart?