Actors Who Had to Pretend to Be in Love On-Screen with Their Real-Life Ex


1. Cameron DiazandJustin Timberlake. . . They dated from 2003 to 2007, but reunited in 2011 for"Bad Teacher".

2. Blake LivelyandPenn Badgley. . . They dated from 2007 to 2010, but continued to play their roles for two more years on"Gossip Girl".

3. Cole SprouseandLili Reinhart. . . They meton the set of"Riverdale"and datedfrom2017 to 2020, and are still playing a couple on the show.

4. Nina DobrevandIan Somerhalder. . . They datedfrom2010 to 2013, but their"Vampire Diaries"characters still ended up together.

5. Amanda SeyfriedandDominic Cooper. . . They meton the set of"Mamma Mia"and dated from 2007 to 2011,and they reprised their roles for"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again"in 2018.

6. Jennifer AnistonandTate Donovan. . . They dated 1995 to 1998 and were in the midst of breaking up when Tate started a five-episode storyline on"Friends"as Rachel's boyfriend.

7. Kaley CuocoandJohnny Galecki. . . They secretly dated for two years in the early seasons of"The Big Bang Theory", but continued to play their roles through 12 seasons.

8. Lea MicheleandMatthew Morrison. . . They dated before"Glee", and in season one her character had a huge crush on his.

9. Laura DernandKyle MacLachlan. . . They datedfrom1985 to 1989, and played love interests in"Twin Peaks: The Return"in 2017.

10. Naomi WattsandLiev Schreiber. . . They ended an 11-year relationship in 2016, then played spouses on"Chuck".

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