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Love On and Off the Screen

Since It's Cuffing Season, Let's Look at Famous Celebrity Couples Who Found Love off the Film Set

By Anamaria Popovska

This past summer, as I counted down the days until I could finally move into college on August 28th, I decided to watch a show. The Vampire Diaries was never on my radar, but after some heavy convincing from my friends and promises that I would like it, I jumped on Netflix and began to watch.

I became obsessed; I finished all eight seasons in just four weeks. Watching The Vampire Diaries, I fell in love with Damon and Elena, as any teenage girl would, and when looking up cast information on google, I discovered that the actors dated in real life.

Finding out that Nina Dobrev (Elena) and Ian Somerhalder (Damon) dated made me really think about celebrity relationships. I realized, very obviously, that it must be hard to be in a relationship on and off-screen.

It may seem perfect at first—actors didn't have to "fake" love each other on-screen because they did love each other; the chemistry must have been amazing. However, after couples split up, things must be bizarre since their love is basically immortalized in their TV show or movie.

So, let me share my celebrity couple research, and let's take a look at other couples who found love on set.

High School Musical, a phenomenal series, brought together Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Effron. The couple reportedly began dating back in 2005, and their relationship ended in 2011.

Effron and Hudgens attended award shows together, filmed all three High School Musical movies together, and were spotted traveling the world. But sadly, although Gabriella and Troy may have found love, Vanessa and Zac didn't, and after five years of dating, they lost contact.

Now, turn your attention to former famous on and off-screen couple Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. The Twilight co-stars played lovers Edward and Bella in the popular movie franchise, but that love didn't stop on screen. Kristen and Robert began to date around 2009 and called it quits in 2012.

After their breakup, Kristen mentioned Robert was her first love and significant relationship, making all Twilight fans scream with happiness. Both still have much respect for each other and aren't afraid to say it.

Not everything ends in tragedy, though; Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are the perfect examples of that. The couple met on the set of That 70's Show back in 1998; Mila was 15 at the time, and Ashton was 20. The pair played Jackie and Kelso, a teenage couple in the show. In her role as Jackie, Kunis revealed that she had her first kiss ever with Kutcher.

During the 2010s, the two pursued relationships with different people. Ashton was married to Demi Moore, and Mila was dating Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin. The couple's relationships seemed to have ended around the same time, and in 2012, Kunis and Kutcher were seen catching up at the Golden Globes. The rest was history; the couple began dating, got married, had kids, and are living a beautiful life together.

Now, we can't talk about co-star relationships without bringing up the one that everyone has been raving about, Tom Holland and Zendaya.

While the couple took a while to confirm they were dating officially, we all watched their relationship unfold in photos and interviews. The co-stars took their on-screen relationship between Spiderman and MJ and brought it to the real world.

The couple has been gushing over each other on social media, and let's be honest; they just fit perfectly together. So, as the celebrity couple I am rooting for the most, let's all hope that this relationship isn't just promoting the upcoming Spiderman: No Way Home film. Zendaya and Tom, I wish you all the love and luck you'll need to survive the challenges of celebrity co-star relationships.


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