Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman Are Married! Plus, 11 Other Celebrity Couples Who Met on Set
Over the weekend, Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman got married on Harbour Island in the Bahamas. The bride wore a boatneck Lela Rose dress adorned with floral motifs, and a matching veil. She shared two black and white Instagrams of the affair on Sunday. "Thank you to all of our friends and family who made their way to celebrate with us! We are eternally grateful," she wrote on one. "12.15.18," she said on the other.
But VanCamp and Bowman aren't just another beautiful celebrity couple tying the knot. They are a beautiful co-star couple—the two met while playing each other's love interests and also enemies (it's complicated) on ABC's soapy Hamptons drama, Revenge.
The history of Hollywood is plum full of on-set love stories, from Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Below, 11 famous couples whose chemistry wasn’t just acting.
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie
It turns out that while their Games of Thrones characters, Jon Snow and Ygritte, fell in love, Kit Harington and Rose Leslie were too. The two actors fell in love on the HBO set, and made their first public debut together at the 2016 Olivier Awards.
Two years later, they married at Leslie’s family home in Scotland. Fellow co-stars Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams all attended.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Even though the two split in 2016, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt still remain one of the most publicized celebrity unions of all time. That's, in part, due to their controversial beginnings: stories swirled after the two starred in the steamy shoot-’em-up comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2005—while Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston.
While Jolie confirmed that the two fell in love on set, she maintained that nothing happened during production. “To be intimate with a married man, when my own father cheated on my mother, is not something I could forgive,” Jolie Pitt once said. “I could not look at myself in the morning if I did that. I wouldn’t be attracted to a man who would cheat on his wife.”
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
Six years after That ’70s Show went off the air, fans were given the best news ever: Jackie and Kelso got back together! Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher were first romantically linked in 2012. (Kutcher had been married to Demi Moore, and Kunis had been in a long-term relationship with Macaulay Culkin.) Kurtwood Smith, who played Red, the curmudgeonly patriarch on That ’70s Show, commented on the kismet of their union. “Maybe they should get married,” Smith told E! “We’ll all go to the wedding and that could be the reunion. It’ll be a reality show.” Red’s wish came true: Kunis and Kutcher had a child in 2014 and married in 2015..
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr.
You can’t get more peak ’90s than Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr. The pair met while working on the campy horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer in 1997, but didn’t begin dating until 2000. They were married in 2002 and, while they have kept their personal life private, they have continued to work together on-screen, playing the Scooby-Doo couple Daphne and Fred. Gellar and Prinze, Jr. have two children together, daughter Charlotte Grace and son Rocky James.
Vincent Kartheiser and Alexis Bledel
While Pete Campbell and Beth Dawes were not meant to be together on Mad Men, real life offered a slightly different take. Two years after Bledel guest-starred on the series, the pair tied the knot in a secret ceremony in California. “They are such a yin and yang,” costar Elisabeth Moss once said of the couple. “I’ve known Vinny for 12 years, and Alexis is just the sweetest. I’ve never seen Vincent like this. It is really cool.”
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds met on the set of Green Lantern in 2011. At the time, Reynolds was married to Scarlett Johansson, and Lively had just ended her relationship with Gossip Girl costar Penn Badgley and was seeing Leonardo DiCaprio, but both stars separated from their partners by that fall. The following year, Lively and Reynolds married in a surprise wedding in South Carolina. In December of last year, they welcomed a baby girl, James. “It’s a family name,” Lively said. “And I liked having a boy’s name. I thought I’d pass it along.”
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes began dating—much to the distress of The Notebook fans everywhere—after working together on The Place Beyond the Pines. Even though the couple kept mum on their romance, we knew things were serious when Gosling took Mendes on a Disneyland date. Last year, the pair welcomed a baby girl, Esmeralda. Gosling told The Daily Telegraph that having a little girl has influenced his work as an actor. “I just tend to gravitate toward stories with strong female characters,” he said. “I do have a little girl now, and it’s important to me.”
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s furious love began at first sight. In 1953, the Welsh actor wrote about the first time he ever laid eyes on Taylor. “[She was] so extraordinarily beautiful that I nearly laughed out loud,” he wrote in a diary. “She was lavish. She was, in short, too bloody much, and not only that, she was totally ignoring me.” Nine years later, they fell in love while working on the budget-ballooning film Cleopatra. Despite their respective marriages, they could not hide their passion, so much so that the Vatican condemned their “erotic vagrancy.” They went on to marry and divorce twice, and Taylor has said that if Burton hadn’t died in 1984, they probably would have married again. “I was still madly in love with him until the day he died,” she said.
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall
The couple met on the set of Bacall’s first film, 1944’s To Have and Have Not. “There is no way Bogie and I could be in the same room without reaching for one another, and it just wasn’t physical,” Bacall wrote in her memoir. “Physical was very strong, but it was everything—heads, hearts, bodies, everything going at the same time.” The couple wed in 1945 and were married until Bogart’s death in 1957.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 2013, could teach a master class on marriage. The couple met on the set of Bosom Buddies and worked together again on the 1985 buddy comedy Volunteers, but it was two years later that they fell for each other. “I didn’t know what being in love was until I met Tom,” she once told Vanity Fair. In 1994, she appeared on Good Morning America and gushed a bit more about the beginning of their relationship. “He told me, ‘You know, you never have to change anything about who you are or what you do to be with me.’ ”
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux first met on the set of the comedy spoof Tropic Thunder in 2007. “I thought he was very sweet and he was always very nice,” Aniston has said her first impression of Theroux. “But I remember thinking he was very dark. At first you think he could be, like, a serial killer, but he is actually the nicest person in the world.” The pair reunited in 2010 on the set of Wanderlust, and Aniston said she didn’t even recognize the actor, who had grown a bushy beard and shoulder-length hair. This summer, the pair wed in a secret ceremony at their Bel Air home. Guests were told that it was a birthday party for Theroux, which, he later confessed to Vanity Fair, was a bad idea. “Afterward, we kind of realized, like, that was a terrible plan,” he said. “People who said, ‘We can’t [attend],’ we really put more pressure on them to be at the ‘birthday.’ ”
Sadly, the union was not meant to last: the two separated in February 2018.