It's no secret that Hollywood knows how to tug at our heartstrings, and one of the most effective ways to convince us of a believable romance is to use two excellent performers with unmistakable chemistry. At its best, this method creates indelible love stories that stand the test of time, ones that even make us pine for those couples to grow old together.
Some generous actors understand this yearning for a fictional relationship to continue, and those are the ones who grace us with appearances later. Here are some of the lovable celebrities who melted our hearts by reuniting with their onscreen love interest.
1. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio
It seems that these two took "I'll never let go, Jack" to heart because they've collided numerous times since playing Jack and Rose in Titanic. Aside from the constant award show meet-ups, Kate and Leo starred in the amazing drama Revolutionary Road together (the role that should have won her the Oscar, in my humble opinion).
2. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper
Young as they may be, JLaw and BCoops have already become expected romantic counterparts — thanks in large part to David O. Russell's consistent casting decisions. The same is true this awards season, when they reunited for the film Joy.
3. Robin Wright and Cary Elwes
As you wish! The Princess Bride, also known as one of the best stories ever told, was bolstered by the romance between Princess Buttercup and Westley. Their real-life counterparts, Robin Wright and Cary Elwes, reunited for the movie's 25th anniversary celebration.
4. Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry
Awww, Monica and Chandler. A couple I want to see stay together forever, even if their romance was completely fictional. Despite rumors that life finally did imitate art with Courteney and Matthew getting together, the two remain just friends (but we can still dream).
5. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan
The nicest movie couple around made romantic classics out of Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail. They've gotten together a few times over the years, but we'll see their professional relationship in full swing again if Meg Ryan's directorial debut Ithaca gains distribution. It would mean Meg and Tom playing lovers on the big screen again!
6. Lori Loughlin and John Stamos
Once Aunt Becky and Uncle Jesse tied the knot on Full House, audiences everywhere were proclaiming, "Have mercy!" In real life, Lori Loughlin and John Stamos have remained close, and let's hope we get to see even more of these two when Fuller House comes around on Netflix this year.
7. Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd
Cher and Josh permanently leaving their Clueless days behind? As if! Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd reunited at the premiere of Our Idiot Brother, and even if you remained grossed out by the stepbrother aspect of this love story, you've gotta admit they still look pretty good together.
8. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling
Like Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling have become a modern-day movie power couple that we can't get enough of. After playing lovers in Crazy Stupid Love and Gangster Squad, the two are returning to play singing and dancing lovers in the musical comedy La La Land.
9. Rider Strong and Trina McGee
Corey and Topanga may have been endgame from the start, but Angela and Shawn was such a surprising and satisfying relationship, I couldn't help but include them on this list. Rider Strong and Trina McGee brought back these beloved characters for an episode of the Disney spin-off Girl Meets World.
10. Fred Savage and Danica McKeller
The purest example of puppy love has to be the relationship between Kevin Arnold and Winnie Cooper. While Fred Savage may not have ended up with Danic McKellar in reality, the pair have gotten together for multiple occasions, including the release of The Wonder Years DVDs.
11. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
After decades apart, Sandy and Danny remain hopelessly devoted to each other— even if John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John only get to see each other every now and again. Here they're all smiles at a black tie event, and you can't help but reminisce about summer lovin' at the drive-in.