Actors have a reputation for carrying on romances with their costars, which seems pretty reasonable since they wind up spending a lot of time together while filming. Just as regular people tend to meet their spouses through their work environments, the same can be true for celebrities. This factor is heightened due to the fact that many film environments involve steamy romances. While some actors are able to keep their feelings at bay, others find it difficult to separate themselves from the intense storylines and steamy scenes.
However, not every actor has carried on romantic relationships with their costars, regardless of what the media may have portrayed. Fans love to speculate on the personal lives of their favorite stars and sometimes the best gossip can come from chemistry on the set. Oftentimes, if actors are able to truly convince moviegoers of onscreen chemistry in their films, there is also a plethora of romance rumors behind the scenes. There are some that have been completely on the right mark and others that were fabricated out of thin air. With so many media outlets speculating on which actors have and have not hooked up in real life, it's hard to know which stories are accurate. Whether you're an entertainment news junkie or you can just spot the fake ones, check out our quiz on which of these onscreen romances ever led to a real relationship and test your knowledge among all the hottest couples and costars that have graced the small and silver screen.
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore
There are a few Hollywood pairings that audiences just can't seem to get enough of and that is what perfectly describes Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Both of these actors have been able to capture the public's admiration and putting them together creates Hollywood magic. The two have repeatedly starred together on the big screen and continue to bring in huge crowds with each new film. Yet, have the two ever dated in real life after realizing they had so much chemistry onscreen?
Margot Robbie and Will Smith
Margot Robbie have starred together twice on the big screen, once during Focus and the other in Suicide Squad. In the 2015 film, Focus, Robbie was the beautiful leading lady that had a deep and passionate relationship with Will Smith's character and it wasn't long before there was chatter about how much fun the pair was having onset. There were even photos that were leaked to the media about their onset antics and crew members often commented on their chemistry. Yet, was all this chatter proof that they were carrying on an affair while filming?
Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki
In the hit TV series, The Big Bang Theory, part of the storyline revolves around Kaley Cuoco's character being far too attractive to ever become romantically linked to Johnny Galecki's character. While they definitely seem like an odd pairing on the show, audiences couldn't help but feel like they made an amazing couple. On the series, the two are married and finally living together in the apartment he once shared with Sheldon. Yet, many wonder if that is all just acting or if they were ever dating in real life.
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard
When Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard collaborated in the 2016 film, Allied, there was a lot of chatter about how much chemistry these two actors had onset. Since Pitt famously had an affair with Angelina Jolie when they starred in a spy film, the chemistry between Pitt and Cotillard began spreading rumors that he might stray again. Once it was announced that Angelina Jolie and Pitt were having hardships in their marriage, the scrutiny regarding his relationship heightened. Did these two actors start having a personal relationship?
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper
Jennifer Lawrence may have started out acting on television but she has since evolved into one of the most sought-after actresses for the big screen. Unlike other actresses that try and focus solely on big budget films, Lawrence has been known to put more stock into the depth of the characters rather than just the budget of the film. This worked well for her when she starred in Silver Linings Playbook, which earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress. It also earned some rumors regarding her relationship with her costar Bradley Cooper. Did this chemistry ever lead to romance?
Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons
When Mayim Bialik first joined the cast of The Big Bang Theory, the series had already garnered a huge fan base. Bialik hadn't really appeared in anything since her Blossom days and she had spent quite a lot of time away from the limelight, focusing on furthering her education. Yet, her emergence on the show was hugely celebrated and fans can no longer imagine watching the show without seeing her Amy Farrah Fowler character. Audiences can't help but root for her love with Jim Parsons' Sheldon Cooper but does that mean the two actors have chemistry outside of the show?
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
When Kristen Stewart was cast in the Twilight film series, it is said that she had a distinct role in choosing what actor would be chosen to play Edward Cullen. There needed to be an intense chemistry between these two characters since it was such a critical piece of the Twilight storyline. Once Stewart and Robert Pattinson were seen together in the first film, the world instantly rallied to know whether or not these two were truly in love in real life. Yet, did these two ever really have a relationship or was it only in the films?
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan
Tom Hanks is thought of as one of Hollywood's most beloved male actors. Although he's portrayed a wide array of different characters throughout his career, many of his fans prefer him in romance films. From Sleepless in Seattle to You've Got Mail, no one can truly capture moviegoers' hearts like Tom Hanks. Coincidentally, he costarred with Meg Ryan in both of these beloved films. Was there ever a real romance between these two actors or was it all just make-believe?
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrain
Although LeAnn Rimes created a name for herself in country music, she has also had quite a career as an actress. While she never reached the same heights as other names like Jennifer Aniston, she had a few meager roles throughout her career and has had success finding steady work. She was cast in the 2009 made-for-TV movie, Northern Lights, and starred opposite the incredibly handsome, Eddie Cibrian. Both of them were married at the time but that doesn't mean much when it comes to Hollywood couples. Did these two ever start their own affair?
Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin
When HBO decided to bring The Southern Vampire Mysteries series to the small screen, fans of Charlaine Harris has high hopes for who would be cast as Sookie and Vampire Bill. Anna Paquin may not have looked the part due to her former role as Rogue in the X-Men franchise but she definitely captured the character in the end. The romance between her and Vampire Bill was electric in those beginning seasons of the show and soon fans were hoping to see a real life romance become of it. Did the romance ever appear behind the scenes?
Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes
When Claire Danes was cast in the 1996 film, Romeo + Juliet, she was just starting to transition onto the big screen as a legitimate actress. Danes had huge success from her TV portrayal in My So-Called Life and people were excited to see what she could do as an older actress. Both Leonardo DiCaprio and Danes had a stellar performance as the star-crossed lovers in this classic tale of the Montagues and Capulets and it was hard to tell whether or not that fiery chemistry was all fabricated. Did the two actually have a romantic relationship?
Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford
In the original 1977 Star Wars film, audiences were blown away by the special effects, unique characters and intricate storyline. Yet, it was the relationship between Princess Leia and Han Solo that really had people talking. At the time, both actors were in their prime and Carrie Fisher became iconic due to the scene where Princess Leia was dressed as a slave girl. Although Fisher has since died, was there ever a real life romantic relationship between her and Harrison Ford?
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
When the world was introduced to Olivia Newton-John as Sandy Olsson in the iconic musical, Grease, they wanted so badly for her character to wind up with John Travolta's Danny Zuko. Travolta had already solidified himself as one of the hottest actors in Hollywood through hits like Saturday Night Fever and pairing him up with the Aussie beauty just seemed like the perfect fit. While the two wound up falling in love at the end of Grease, did their onscreen romance ever lead to a real relationship after the cameras stopped rolling?
Nicole Kidman and Jude Law
When two of the hottest actors in Hollywood teamed up to make the Civil War drama, Cold Mountain, there were high hopes in what would come out of their pairing. Nicole Kidman had already solidified herself as a beautiful and stellar actress that could convey any kind of story on the big screen. Jude Law was undeniably a heartthrob in the eyes of moviegoers and it seemed like putting the two together would create Hollywood magic. Yet, did all of their chemistry solely remain on the silver screen?
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
When Blake Lively first started appearing on the big screen, people were still thinking of her as a TV actress. Ryan Reynolds, on the other hand, was a rising star in Hollywood and the Green Lantern was just the beginning of his action star portrayals. Reynolds and Lively starred together in this 2011 film and audiences couldn't help but notice how much chemistry they had onscreen. Reynolds was married to Scarlett Johansson at the time of filming but that doesn't always mean much in Hollywood. Did Lively and Reynolds ever go on to have a romance behind the scenes?
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams
When the 2004 film, The Notebook, was released in theaters, audiences instantly fell in love with Ryan Gosling as the leading man. The storyline involving the young romance between Gosling's character and Rachel McAdams was cinematic gold and the film quickly became the gold standard in producing a chick flick or a romance film. Yet, many wondered whether or not the two were actually starting to fall in love while filming the movie since it seemed like there was real chemistry onset. Did these two ever take on a real relationship or was it all for the cameras?
George Clooney and Vera Farmiga
When George Clooney was cast in the 2009 film, Up in the Air, it seemed like there couldn't have been a more perfect part for him. As a good-looking playboy type that jetsets around the world as a job, it shouldn't have been hard for him to get into this role. Yet, his character in the film didn't wind up with the girl in the end. Vera Farmiga played the character, Alex Goran, who seemed like the perfect match to end his playboy ways. While he didn't get her in the film, did he wind up getting her in real-life?
Kirstie Alley and Patrick Swayze
Kirstie Alley was once thought of as one of Hollywood's hottest leading ladies, so it's not surprising that she has been linked with some of the hottest leading men. Back in the 1980s, Alley starred in a number of hit films that had people talking about the chemistry she had with her co-star. In the film, North and South, Alley starred alongside Patrick Swayze in a period drama that put both actors in a completely different type of character. While the film was forgettable, their chemistry wasn't. Was there something romantic going on between them?
Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence
When the X-Men franchise began telling the story of the beloved characters in their early years, it was Jennifer Lawrence that took on the role previously portrayed by Rebecca Romijn. Lawrence became the young version of Mystique and the British actor, Nicholas Hoult, became the younger version of Beast. These two blue mutants seemed like there was a major spark between them, which made people wonder about whether or not the two had sparked something in their real life. Did these two ever get together outside of their X-Men performance?
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield starred together in The Amazing Spider-Man film series and people couldn't help but compare their love story to the original franchise. While audiences loved seeing Tobey Maguire kiss Kirsten Dunst upside down, Stone and Garfield more than equaled the impact on audiences with their onscreen romance. The spark between these two actors on the big screen was palpable and it caused many to wonder if the two were carrying on a romance behind the scenes. Was this romance completely fabricated or did these two actors have a real relationship?
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling
At the 2017 Academy Awards, one of the biggest films of the night was La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. The film took home a plethora of awards at the Golden Globe Awards and Emma Stone wound up taking home the Academy Award for Best Actress. People couldn't help but notice how well Stone and Gosling performed together in this Hollywood musical and both actors were praised for their performance. Yet, was all of that chemistry only part of their acting ability or was there a real spark there?
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
When That '70s Show first premiered, there was a question as to whether or not it would be a hit with audiences. Although the series was set in the 1970s, the storyline very much catered towards a younger audience. Yet, it became a huge hit and ran from 1998 to 2006. The relationship between Michael Kelso and Jackie Burkhart was incredibly endearing and people couldn't help but notice how great the two looked as a couple. Did Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher ever get together in real life?
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
Back in 2003, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck teamed up to portray comic book characters in the film, Daredevil. Although Affleck had starred in the hugely popular films, Pearl Harbor and Armageddon, he hadn't hit his acting pinochle yet. Yet, Garner was hitting her peak at the movie theaters and even starred in a spinoff Elektra film in 2005. Clad in skintight leather and in the best shape of her life, there's no wonder why there would be rumors surrounding a possible romance between Garner and Affleck. Was there anything to these rumors or was it just Hollywood gossip?
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn has been a staple actress on television and the big screen since the 1960s and she is still managing to get roles. While she's played a number of different characters over the years, she is best known for her comedic acting. Most recently, she starred alongside Amy Schumer in the comedy, Snatched. Yet, there was a time when she starred alongside Kurt Russell during the heyday of her career and many believed that the two had amazing chemistry on the big screen. Were they able to take that chemistry into their personal lives?
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Ever since Brad Pitt's brief appearance in the 1991 film, Thelma & Louise, he has been considered one of Hollywood's hottest leading men. His star continued to rise through films like Interview with the Vampire and Legends of the Fall but he was able to star in more action films as well. Once he paired up with Angelina Jolie in the spy action film, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, people couldn't help but comment on how electric the two of them were in the film. Did these electricity help them to form a real relationship?