ByKarly Rayner, writer at
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Karly Rayner

Being thrust into a sizzling, passionate relationship with a stranger undoubtedly gets the emotional synapses firing, even if the whole thing is nothing but a script, so maybe it's not that surprising that some romantic celebs can't help but fall in love with their costars.

Below are some of Hollywood's serial daters who always seem to have a thing for those they share a stage with, but who has fallen for the most costars?

1. Jennifer Garner

Who Did She Date and What Movies Did They Star In?

  • Scott Foley, she met her former husband on the set of Felicity in 1998 while he was playing her on screen boyfriend
  • After she split from Foley, she began dating her Alias costar, Michael Vartan, in 2002
  • Ben Affleck was Garner's next love after they met on the set of Daredevil in 2003, they were married for 10 years before divorcing

2. Ben Affleck

Who Did He Date and What Movies Did They Star In?

Before he met Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck had done a bit of serial costar dating himself with the lucky ladies below:

  • Ben dated his Shakespeare in Love and Bounce costar, Gwyneth Paltrow. They split in 2000
  • Jennifer Lopez was the first Jenny on the block after starring alongside Affleck in both Gigli and Jersey Girl, but the pair parted ways in 2004.
  • As mentioned above, Jennifer Garner and Affleck met on the set of Daredevil in 2003, but they didn't start dating until a year later when he had split with Jlo.

3. Gwyneth Paltrow

Who Did She Date and What Movies Did They Star In?

In another triple threat that shows us just how incestuous Hollywood can be, Gwyneth dated two other costars as well as Affleck.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow once dated Brad Pitt, her costar in 1995's Seven, for three years.
  • After Brad, Gwyneth's next love interest was her Shakespeare in Love costar, Ben Affleck
  • Before she married Coldplay's Chris Martin, Paltrow also had a year long relationship with her Royal Tenenbaums cast mate, Luke Wilson.

4. Rachel McAdams

Who Did She Date and What Movies Did They Star In?

  • Although the hated each other when they first met filming The Notebook, McAdams ended up dating her costar Ryan Gosling until 2008.
  • Rachel also dated her Midnight in Paris costar Michael Sheen between 2010 and 2013
  • Hopefully it's third time lucky for Rachel McAdams because she has reportedly just started dating her True Detective costar, Taylor Kitsch

5. Ryan Gosling

Who Did He Date and What Movies Did They Star In?

  • We've already mentioned Rachel McAdams and Gosling's nearly four year long relationship
  • But, more surprisingly, the Canadian hunk also dated Sandra Bullock after meeting on the set of Murder by Numbers in 2002
  • Ryan Gosling's current girlfriend and mother to his only child, Eva Mendes, starred with him in the 2012 movie The Place Beyond the Pines

6. Matthew McConaughey

Who Did He Date and What Movies Did They Star In?

  • Although it was never officially confirmed by either party, it is generally accepted that Matthew McConaughey dated Sandra Bullock after they met while filming A Time to Kill in 1996
  • Before dating Sandra, Matthew had a brief relationship with another A Time to Kill costar, Ashley Judd
  • In 2005, Matthew got together with Penélope Cruz after they took their romantic storyline from Sahara into the real world

7. Penélope Cruz

Who Did She Date and What Movies Did They Star In?

  • Cruz was romantically linked to Matt Damon while they were filming All the Pretty Horses together in 2000
  • Penélope's also had a headline stealing relationship with Tom Cruise, after they met on the set of Vanilla Sky. They dated until 2004 and were an item for three years
  • As mentioned above, Cruz and McConaughey had a whirlwind romance after filming Sahara in 2005
  • Javier Bardem was the lucky man who finally won Penélope's heart. They got married after starring together in 2008's Vicky Cristina Barcelona, but the pair met many years earlier on the set of Jamón Jamón in 1992.

8. Tom Cruise

Who Did He Date and What Movies Did They Star In?

  • Tom romanced his Risky Business costar Rebecca De Mornay between 1983 and 1985
  • Tom met Nicole Kidman on the set of Days of Thunder and the pair ended up getting hitched for 11 years between 1990 to 2001
  • Of course, there is also Penélope, who Tom dated for three years

9. Alex Pettyfer

Who Did He Date and What Movies Did They Star In?

  • Alex Pettyfer and Emma Roberts dated for a year after cupid's arrow hit on the set of Wild Child in 2007
  • A few years later, Alex found love with another costar, Dianna Agron. After their paths crossed on I Am Number Four, these two lovebirds dated for almost a year
  • Alex found love again with his Magic Mike costar Riley Keough in 2011, according to some press sources they got engaged but it wasn't meant to be and they broke up in 2013

10. Ian Somerhalder

Who Did He Date and What Movies Did They Star In?

  • Kate Bosworth and Ian Somerhalder met on the set of Young Americans and also acted alongside each other in Rules of Attraction. They dated for a few months
  • Ever the romantic, Ian wouldn't let being on screen siblings get in the way of love! The smoldering star dated his Lost sister, Maggie Grace, in 2006.
  • Ian's most famous relationship was with his Vampire Diaries costar Nina Dobrev. The photogenic pair were together from 2010 to 2013 before they broke up and he found love with another vampire, Twilight's Nikki Reed.


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