Couples Who Dated On and Off Screen - Part II

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In continuation of last week's "Couples Who Dated On and Off Screen - Part I" article, here are more Hollywood and Nollywood co-stars who have dated on-screen and off-screen!

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
After ending a five-year relationship with fiancé Kevin Mann, actress Kristen Bell met and began dating funnyman Dax Shepard in 2007. Three years later, in 2010, the couple announced their engagement. While they didn't meet on the set of a movie, they have since starred in several movies together, including "Hit and Run", "When in Rome", and "CHiPS".

After Bell asked Shepard to marry her on Twitter in 2013 and he agreed, the two got married at a County Clerk's Office in Beverly Hills on October 17, 2013. In March 2013, they welcomed their first child together and in December 2014, they welcomed their second child together.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Ah, one of Hollywood's most famous and followed "it" couples of the decade. The two met while filming "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" in 2005, which sparked rumours of an affair, as Brad Pitt had still been married to actress Jennifer Aniston at the time. Jolie had reportedly fallen in love with Pitt but denied cheating allegations. That same year, Pitt filed for divorce from Aniston and in early 2006, Jolie and Pitt announced that they were expecting their first child together.

For the next 12 years, the two would be one of Hollywood's most publicized couples, often being referred to as "Brangelina". During their marriage, they had three children of their own and adopted two children, one from Ethiopia and the second from Vietnam. Jolie had previously adopted a child from Cambodia in 2002 with her former spouse actor Billy Bob Thornton. 

In 2012, the couple announced their engagement and married the following year at their estate in France. However, their fairytale soon came to end, as it was announced in September 2016 that they were separating and Jolie was requesting primary custody of their children. However, in recent weeks, there have been reports that the two are looking to reconcile after attending counseling sessions and spending several months apart.

Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton

During Jolie's youth in Hollywood, she was known for her rather impulsive marriages (and divorces). One of those marriages being to actor Billy Bob Thornton, whom she married after just two months of dating in May 2000. These two met while filming "Pushing Tin" in 1999, but didn't initiate a relationship as Thornton had been engaged at the time. Jolie was also in a relationship with her "Playing God" co-star Timothy Hutton at the time.

Their relationship was highly publicized in magazines and entertainment news, as they frequently demonstrated very passionate displays of affection and even wore each other's blood in a vial around their necks. In 2002, they announced that they were adopting a child together from Cambodia. However, three months after the adoption, Thornton and Jolie split. Jolie had told the press that the divorce request had taken her completely by surprise, citing it was the result of fading passion and realizing that they actually did not have much in common.

Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams

After filming the 2004 romantic drama "The Notebook", Hollywood heart-throb Ryan Gosling and actress Rachel McAdams began dating in 2005. The public and media were enamored by their love story in "The Notebook", making fans even more excited that the two had begun dating in real life. 

However, after two years together, the couple called it quits, before giving it a second chance in 2008. In the end, the reconciliation was brief and by 2009, McAdams had moved on to actor Josh Lucas.

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling

While filming "A Place Beyond the Pines" and playing a couple on-screen, actress Eva Mendes and actor Ryan Gosling began a relationship off-screen, which drew a lot of media attention. In early 2014, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together, a daughter named Esmeralda Amada Gosling. In the spring of 2016, they had welcomed their second child together, another daughter named Amada Lee Gosling. The couple and their little family is still going strong today!

Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum

Fans of the dance movies"Step Up" were ecstatic to learn that their favourite on-screen couple had also become an off-screen couple! In 2006, while filming "Step Up", actress Jenna Dewan and actor Channing Tatum sparked a flame that continues to burn even today. 

In 2009, the couple got married in California. Several years later, in 2013, they welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Everly. The couple's relationship continues to be an inspiration to fans and fellow Hollywood stars.

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris
While filming "Take Me Home Tonight" in 2007, actor Chris Pratt and actress Anna Faris played one another's love interest on-screen and began dating shortly after off-screen. In 2008, they announced their engagement and in 2009, they married in Bali. In 2012, the couple welcomed their first child together, a son named Jack. 

While they were often seen as a solid Hollywood couple, news broke out in the beginning of August this year that they had decided to legally separate.

Freida Pinto and Dev Patel
After filming "Slumdog Millionaire" in 2008 and ending her engagement to Rohan Antao in 2009, Indian actress Frieda Pinto began dating her co-star Dev Patel. The two were together for 6 years before announcing their split at the end of 2014.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Another one of Hollywood's longest relationships is between musician and actor Will Smith and actress Jada Pinkett Smith. Prior to his marriage to Pinkett Smith, the actor was married to Sheree Zampino, whom he divorced in 1995. Smith and Pinkett met on the set of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" in 1994 after Pinkett auditioned for the role of his girlfriend. 

They quickly became good friends and following Smith's divorce from Zampino in 1995, they began dating. Two years later, in 1997, they announced their engagement and married on December 31, 1997. The two are known for being very devoted to their marriage and family, as Pinkett Smith has been recorded saying she would rather save her marriage than her career if need be. In 1998, they welcomed their first child together, a son named Jaden, and in 2000 they welcomed a daughter named Willow.

Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult
In 2010, actress Jennifer Lawrence and actor Nicholas Hoult met while filming "X-Men: First Class" and began dating shortly after. In 2013, the couple split for a short period of time before reconciling. However, in 2014, while filming "X-Men: Days of Future Past", the couple broke up for good. Since 2016, Lawrence has been dating director Darren Aronofsky. The two met while filming "Mother!".

Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and actor Brad Pitt were once one of Hollywood's most talked about couples. After meeting on the set of "Seven" in 1994, they began dating. They soon became engaged but broke up in 1997, after Paltrow told media that she was not ready to get married.

Shortly after their breakup, Paltrow moved on with actor Ben Affleck, whom she dated for several years until 2000. In 2000, Paltrow and Affleck starred in "Bounce" together, after a brief breakup. They reconciled during filming but broke up for good post-production.

Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson
While filming the popular television series "The O.C.", on-screen couple Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson began an off-screen relationship. The two ended up dating for three years before breaking up. Bilson then moved on to her "Jumper" co-star Hayden Christensen in 2008.

However, it wasn't long after their split that Brody would meet his future wife. In 2010, Brody met actress Leighton Meester while filming "The Oranges". In 2013, they announced their engagement and were married by February 2014. On August 4, 2015, Brody and Meester welcomed their first child together.

Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron
Actress Vanessa Hudgens and actor Zac Efron gained instant stardom after playing an on-screen couple in the first "High School Musical" movie back in 2005. Fans and the media went crazy when the two confirmed their off-screen relationship, which also began in 2005. 

However, after several movies and public appearances together, they broke up in 2010, devastating young fans of the long-time couple. In 2011, Hudgens moved on to actor Austin Butler, whom she is still dating today. In 2014, Efron began dating model Sami Miro, before calling it quits in 2016.

Milo Ventimiglia and Alexis Bledel
Actor Milo Ventimiglia and actress Alexis Bledel met while filming the television series "Gilmore Girls" in the early 2000s. In 2002, they confirmed their relationship which lasted for four years until 2006. Six years later, Bledel began dating her "Mad Men" co-star Vincent Kartheiser, whom she married in 2014.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
Who knew that someday "That 70s Show" co-stars Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher would date in real-life? Well, pretty much everyone who watched the show, as their chemistry could even be felt by viewers! However, it wouldn't be years until the two actually began dating, as Kunis had been in a nearly decade-long relationship with child actor Macaulay Culkin and Kutcher had been married to actress Demi Moore. 

Following Kunis' split from Culkin in 2011 and Kutcher's separation (and divorce) from Moore in 2011, the two began dating and went public in 2012. In February 2014, they announced their engagement and were married in the summer of 2015. In October 2014, the couple welcomed their first child together. In 2016, they welcomed a second child, a son named Dimitri.

Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana 
After a failed marriage and a speculated relationship with Renee Zellweger, actor Bradley Cooper began dating his "The Words" co-star Zoe Saldana. The two went on to star in "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014), "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (2017), and they will star together in the upcoming "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018).

The two dated for nearly two years before breaking up in January 2013. Cooper then went on to have a relationship and child with Russian supermodel Irina Shayk and Saldana went on to date and eventually marry Italian artist Marco Perego.

Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender
While filming "The Light Between Oceans" in 2014, Swedish actress Alicia Vikander and Irish actor Michael Fassbender began an off-screen relationship which they are still in. Even though the two prefer to keep their personal lives private, they have given interviews where they gush about one another and their relationship.

Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin
Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin had a steamy relationship on the HBO supernatural series "True Blood", which some say is a result of their off-screen relationship. The two began dating before the series' pilot in 2007 and announced their engagement in 2009. A year later, in 2010, the couple married in California and welcomed not one but two children in 2012! The couple is still happily married today.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
In the late 2000s, the "Twilight Saga" film franchise became one of the most popular film series amongst young adults. In the franchise (and books), Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson had a unique and highly-romanticized human-vampire relationship that made fans around the world go crazy. Fans went even crazier when it was speculated that the two were also dating off-screen. Their relationship officially started in 2008 even though they never confirmed it.

 Well, that is until it was reported that Stewart was having an affair with director Rupert Sanders in 2012. The two broke up in 2012 but it was not officially confirmed that they had a relationship and broken up until 2014 when Pattison gave a magazine interview. Following their split and the scandal that caused it, Stewart has been dating New Zealand Victoria's Secret model Stella Maxwell and Pattison has dated and proposed to English musician FKA Twigs.

Will Arnett and Amy Poehler
When Amy Poehler starred as Will Arnett's wife on the series "Arrested Development", the two began dating off-screen and married in 2003. In 2007, they also co-starred in the movie "Blades of Glory", along with other appearances side-by-side in "Parks and Recreation", "On Broadway", "Horton Hears a Who!", "Spring Breakdown", and "KIDSCITY: The Village Dome of Kids". In 2008, they welcomed their first child together and in 2010, they welcomed their second child together. 

In 2012, the couple announced their split and filed for divorce in 2014. However, the divorce wasn't finalized until 2016. Since then, Poehler has dated (and ended) her relationship with comedian Nick Kroll.

Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner
Ah, another day, another boyfriend for musician Taylor Swift. While filming "Valentines Day", Taylor Lautner caught his co-star, Taylor Swift's eye and the two began a relationship that lasted just 4 months from August to December 2009. Of course, after the relationship ended, Swift wrote a song called Back to December, which many believe was inspired by her relationship with Lautner.

Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter
Imagine dating someone who played your sister on a television series... Well, for "Dexter" co-stars Michael C. Fox and Jennifer Carpenter it happened! In 2007, the two began dating while filming the television series "Dexter" and got married in January 2008. However, the two soon separated and finalized their divorce in 2011. 

So, these two filmed "Dexter" while dating, then when they were engaged, married, separated, and divorced but still, somehow, managed to remain good friends despite it all!

Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman
While filming the television drama "Revenge", co-stars Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman, who also played a couple on the series, began an off-screen relationship in 2011. The two have been dating since then and in May 2017, they announced their engagement.

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell
Following her split from Shane Deary in 2013, Russell began dating her "Americans" co-star Matthew Rhys, whom she has been with since 2013. In the spring of 2016, they welcomed their first child together, a son named Sam.

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas
In May 2011, Goodwin announced to the public that her engagement to actor Joey Kern was over and several months later, news broke out that she was dating her "Once Upon a Time" co-star Josh Dallas. 

Two years later, in 2013, the couple announced their engagement and they married in April 2014. In 2014, they welcomed their first child together and in 2016, they welcomed their second child together.

Nick Zano and Kat Dennings
After starring as love interests on the television series "2 Broke Girls", actor Nick Zano and Kat Dennings began dating off-screen in 2012. After just two years of dating, Zano and Dennings broke up in 2014. 

Since then, Dennings dated singer Josh Groban from 2014 to 2016. Zano has since dated (and is currently still dating) actress Leah Renee Cudmore. The two have been dating since 2014 and in 2016, they welcomed their first child together.

Leighton Meester and Sebastian Stan
In 2008, while filming the teenage television drama "Gossip Girl", co-stars Sebastian Stan and Leighton Meester began dating. However, two years later, in 2010, the couple broke up. 

In 2012, Stan began dating his "Once Upon a Time" co-star Jennifer Morrison. Following their split in 2013, he began dating his long-time friend and "Spread" co-star Margarita Levieva.

Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin
While filming "Gotham", actor Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin began an off-screen relationship in 2015, following her divorce from director and producer Austin Chick. She also happened to be pregnant with her and McKenzie's first child at the time of her divorce. 

Their daughter was born in March 2016 and in November 2016, the couple announced their engagement. In the summer of 2017, the couple married in New York City.

Austin Faani and Chacha Eke
In 2009, while filming the Nollywood movie "When Kings Decide", actor Austin Faani met his future wife Chacha Eke (now Faani). Several years later, in 2013, the couple got married and welcomed their first child together, a daughter, in September 2013. The two remain happily married today and have recently celebrated four years of marriage.

Damola Adegbite and Chris Attoh
Nollywood actress Damola Adegbite met her future husband Chris Attoh while filming the popular soap opera "Tinsel". In 2014, the couple got engaged and welcomed their first child together, a son named Brian, in September 2014. In the summer of 2015, Adegbite and Attoh got married in Ghana. However, just last month, reports stated that the couple has since split and are seeking a divorce.

Osas Ighodaro and Gbenro Ajibade
Yet another "Tinsel" relationship that has gone off-screen is between Osas Ighodaro and Gbenro Ajibade. The two began dating while starring on the show, even though they kept their relationship quiet and away from the spotlight. After over a year of dating, the couple announced their engagement and got married in June 2015.

Florence Uwaleke and Iyke Okechukwu
A third "Tinsel' relationship that went further than the screen is between co-stars Florence Uwaleke and Iyke Okechukwu! The couple met while filming the popular soap opera and were married in April 2013. Since then, they have welcomed their first child in 2014 and a second in 2016.

Tchidi Chikere and Nuella Njubigbo
In 2013, after news broke out that director Tchidi Chikere and actress Nuella Njubigbo were having an affair, Chikere and his wife Sophia Chikere separated and divorced, thus giving fans and media more evidence to believe that they actually did have an affair. In 2014, Chikere and Njubigbo got married, despite backlash from numerous Nollywood stars.

Who is your favourite on-and-off-screen couple(s)? Let us know in the comments!


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