Four days ago, Nina Dobrev announced her resignation from the hit CW show “The Vampire Diaries” after a breakup with her co-star and on-screen love interest Ian Somerhalder. While the two were a couple both on-screen and off, Dobrev decided not to continue with the show after their real-life relationship came to an end.
Dobrev and Somerhalder are not the only co-stars to have pursued a relationship beyond their scripts. Over the years, several famous celebs have dated on and off-screen – some fizzling out to an end, while others continuing to become something more serious.
First off, one of the most well-known relationships that blossomed on-screen, the one, the only Brangelina! Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie began their relationship after playing a married couple in the film “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” At first, the news of their relationship was a bit scandalous due to Pitt’s previous marriage with actress Jennifer Aniston, but years later, the couple is still going strong with three adopted children and three biological children.
Next up, we have the classic Kelso and Jackie, or as we also know them, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis. The two starred together in “That 70’s Show” years ago, but they re-kindled their relationship into a real-life romance in 2012 when they enjoyed a weekend getaway together. The two have since gotten engaged and had a baby girl. Kelso and Jackie live on!
One celebrity pairing that many do not know are Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas, otherwise known as Prince Charming and Snow White from the ABC series “Once Upon A Time.” The two stars are married, and have a child of their own. Goodwin’s character Mary Margaret’s baby bump in season four was, in fact, her real baby bump from her pregnancy with Dallas last year. Goodwin says she often has difficulty when being approached by children in Disney theme parks asking if the couple really is Snow White and Prince Charming.
While some were relationships that were in it for the long haul, others were short-lived. Back in 2010, Glee co-stars Naya Rivera and Mark Salling were together briefly and split up in August of that same year.
Last, but not least, Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger. The couple met on set of the movie “Brokeback Mountain” in 2005, where Ledger played a gay cowboy and Williams his wife. After filming had wrapped up, Williams was pregnant and their daughter Matilda was born just before the film first opened. Ledger and Williams got a place of their own in Brooklyn, but by awards season, the relationship was going through troubles, and by 2007 the two had split. The following year, Ledger died tragically at the age of 28.