TV And Movie Couples Vs. Their Real-Life Relationships

Table of Contents When there’s an undeniable chemistry between onscreen couples, their fictitious love story…

TV And Movie Couples Vs. Their Real-Life Relationships

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Pam and Jim are perfect together onscreen, but who did they fall for outside of The Office?

When there’s an undeniable chemistry between onscreen couples, their fictitious love story can stay in the hearts of viewers for the rest of their lives.


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Who could ever forget Sandy and Danny’s movie musical romance in Grease?

That being said, actors who play love interests still have their actual partnerships outside of work — here are 15 iconic TV and movie relationships vs. the actors’ real-life romances.

1.

Pam and Jim from The Office, played by Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski.


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Jenna and John played Pam and Jim in The Office for nine seasons. During this time, Pam called off her engagement to Roy, and their characters later fell in love, married, and had two kids, Cece and Phillip.

John is married to actor Emily Blunt.


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Jenna is married to director Lee Kirk.


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Monica and Quincy from Love & Basketball, played by Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps.


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Sanaa and Omar were an unforgettable couple as Monica and Quincy, two Los Angeles neighbors who meet as children and continue to cross paths as they both pursue their individual basketball careers. 

Sanaa currently appears to be single.


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Sanaa mostly keeps her dating life under wraps, but a couple of her former partners are publicly known. She once dated music entrepreneur Steve Rifkind and was later rumored to be seeing rapper French Montana. Sanaa said she and French “hung out for a minute” and called him a “great guy” on Watch What Happens Live in 2017. She also said she was single during the interview. She appears to be single as of 2022.

Omar is married to singer Keisha.


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Omar and Keisha wed in 2006. The two have a daughter, K’mari, and a son, Amir. They additionally share Aiyanna, Omar’s daughter from his previous marriage.

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Zack and Kelly from Saved by the Bell, played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tiffani Thiessen.


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Mark-Paul and Tiffani portrayed one of the most iconic TV couples of the ’90s as Zack and Kelly in Saved by the Bell. The series ran from 1989 to 1992, and their characters eventually married in the TV movie Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas. In the Peacock Saved by the Bell reboot, Zack and Kelly are still going strong after nearly 30 years of marriage.

Mark-Paul is married to advertising executive Catriona McGinn.


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Mark-Paul was married to former model Lisa Ann Russell for 14 years before they separated in 2010. In 2012, he married Catriona. They have two children together, Dekker and Lachlyn. They additionally share two kids, Michael and Ava, from Mark-Paul’s previous marriage.

Tiffani is married to actor/author Brady Smith.


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Tiffani and Brady were introduced by a friend of Tiffani’s while working on set together, she told Yahoo Lifestyle in 2019. They’ve been married since 2005 and have two kids together, Harper and Holt.

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Nick and Rachel from Crazy Rich Asians, played by Henry Golding and Constance Wu.


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Henry and Constance had some off-the-charts chemistry when they played Nick and Rachel in the 2018 film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians. As of March 2022, a sequel to the film is in the works and will be penned by screenwriter Amy Wang.

Henry is married to yoga instructor Liv Lo.


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Henry and Liv met in 2010 on New Year’s Eve. They’ve been married for nearly six years and have one daughter named Lyla.

Constance’s partner is musician Ryan Kattner.


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Rainbow and Dre from Black-ish, played by Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson.


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Tracee and Anthony have won viewers of Black-ish over as married couple Rainbow and Dre, who previously separated but ended up back together on the show. The series will conclude its eight-season run this April.

Tracee currently appears to be single.


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Tracee hasn’t been linked to anyone recently, and in May 2021 she opened up to Harper’s Bazaar about the idea of getting married.

“I would still love [a wedding], but what am I going to do, just sit around, waiting? Shut up. I’ve got so many things to do,” she said.

Anthony’s wife, Alvina Stewart, recently filed for divorce.


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Page Six reported that Alvina, whom Anthony has been married to for 22 years, filed for divorce in March 2022. They have two children, Nathan and Kyra.

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Jack and Rose from Titanic, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.


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Leo and Kate taking on the roles of Jack and Rose in Titanic led to the 1997 film earning $2.2 billion globally, which would equal $3.8 billion in 2022. Fans couldn’t get enough of the actors playing opposite each other in the tragic romance film, and the two have maintained a close real-life friendship over the years.

Leonardo is dating model/actor Camila Morrone.


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Kate is married to businessperson Edward Abel Smith.


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Kate was first married to director Jim Threapleton from 1998 to 2001 before she wed director Sam Mendes in 2003. They later divorced in 2011.

Kate and Edward, who is the nephew of Richard Branson and previously went by the name Ned Rocknroll, tied the knot in 2012. The two have a son together named Bear, and they additionally share two children, Mia and Joe, from Kate’s former relationships.

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Sandy and Danny from Grease, played by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.


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Olivia and John as Sandy and Danny lit up the big screen when Grease was released in 1978. The pair played two teenagers trying to reignite their summer romance in the classic movie musical, which was adapted from the stage play of the same name.

Olivia is married to businessperson John Easterling.


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Olivia was married to actor Matt Lattanzi from 1984 to 1995. She and John tied the knot in 2008.

John was married to Kelly Preston for 28 years before her death in 2020.


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John and Kelly tied the knot in 1991 and remained together until Kelly died of breast cancer in 2020. The two had three children together, Ella, Benjamin, and Jett, who died in 2009 after suffering a seizure.

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Becky and Jesse from Full House, played by Lori Loughlin and John Stamos.


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Becky and Jesse were a TV power couple as they married and had twins Nicky and Alex in Full House. Lori and John went on to reprise these roles in Fuller House, the Netflix reboot of the series.

Lori is married to designer Mossimo Giannulli.


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Lori was married to Lionsgate executive Michael Burns for seven years before their divorce in 1996. She and Mossimo, who were both sentenced to prison time in 2020 for securing their daughters’ acceptance into the University of Southern California through bribes, have been married for nearly 25 years. 

John is married to actor Caitlin McHugh.


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Steve and Laura from Family Matters, played by Jaleel White and Kellie Shanygne Williams.


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Steve had a pretty intense unrequited crush on Laura in the early years of Family Matters. Later on, however, the characters dated and became engaged as Laura chose to be with Steve over his alter-ego character, Stefan Urquelle.

Jaleel currently appears to be single.


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Kellie is married to tech CEO Hannibal Jackson.


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Sally and Harry from When Harry Met Sally…, played by Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal.


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Meg and Billy’s characters from the well-loved 1989 rom-com will forever be an iconic duo who represent the archetypical friends-to-lovers cinematic theme.

Meg currently appears to be single.


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Meg was previously married to actor Dennis Quaid for 10 years.

She later was engaged to musician John Mellencamp, whom she started seeing in 2010, but the couple called off their wedding plans in 2019. In January 2021, Meg was seen wearing a ring on her engagement finger, but she never confirmed this was tied to her relationship status.

Billy is married to his wife of 50-plus years, Janice Crystal.


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Billy and Janice met when he was 18 years old, he told Us Weekly in 2018. They tied the knot in 1970 and have two daughters, Jennifer and Lindsay.

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Allie and Noah from The Notebook, played by Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling.

Ryan’s partner is actor Eva Mendes.


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Eva and Ryan met while filming The Place Beyond the Pines in 2011. They soon began seeing each other and are still together to this day. They have two daughters together, Esmeralda and Amada.

Rachel’s partner is screenwriter Jamie Linden.


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Kurt and Blaine from Glee, played by Chris Colfer and Darren Criss.


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Chris and Darren were a memorable pair when they played love interests Kurt and Blaine in Glee. Although they were separated for a time during the series, they eventually reconciled and ended up getting married.

Chris is in a relationship with actor Will Sherrod.

Darren is married to director/producer Mia Swier.


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Cory and Topanga from Boy Meets World, played by Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel.


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We watched Cory and Topanga grow up together and develop a classic TV romance in front of our very eyes in Boy Meets World. Ben and Danielle returned to play these character for the spinoff series Girl Meets World, in which they were still married with two kids, Riley and Auggie.

Ben currently appears to be single.


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Ben keeps his dating life very private, and he hasn’t revealed any news of a romantic partner in the recent past. Back in the day, he and Danielle went out on one date to see if they had feelings for each other, which didn’t work out, she said in March 2022. That’s about the only scoop that’s out on his dating history for now!

Danielle is married to comedian/podcaster Jensen Karp.


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Ally and Jack from A Star Is Born, played by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.


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Gaga and Bradley were so believable as love interests that fans were buzzing the two could be an item in real life when they performed in character at the Oscars in 2019. Gaga later debunked these rumors in an Elle interview with Oprah.

Lady Gaga is in a relationship with CEO Michael Polansky.

Bradley currently appears to be single.


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Bradley married actor Jennifer Esposito in 2006, but the pair divorced five months after tying the knot.  

He then started dating model Irina Shayk in 2015. The couple, who shares a daughter named Lea, called it quits in 2019 but remain friendly as they co-parent their daughter. 

In December 2021, a source told In Touch Weekly that Bradley wasn’t “actively looking for someone” to date and instead prefers “being introduced to someone in a social gathering or through friends.”

15.

Lucy and Ricky from I Love Lucy, played by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.


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Lucille and Desi were married in real life as they played one of the most iconic couples in TV history, Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, in I Love Lucy. The show ran from 1951 to 1957.

They divorced in 1960 after 20 years of marriage. Both actors remarried following their separation.

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Lucy remarried comedian Gary Morton.


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Lucille and Gary were married from 1961 until Lucy’s death in 1989.

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Desi remarried humanitarian Edith Mack Hirsch.


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