Finding love on the set of a TV show or movie is a normal thing in Hollywood. Come to think of it, when you spend a lot of time working together, you are bound to form a close relationship. Two things can happen; you either become good friends or fall in love with each other. However, there are a handful of celebrities who seem to exclusively date their costars. While some of these relationships have worked out, a majority ended unhappily proving to us that mixing work and play is a bad idea. Keep reading to know 12 stars who have dated more than three of their costars over the years.
1. Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner Scott Foley on the set of “Felicity” back in 1998. The two fell in love and eventually tied the knot in 2000. After two years of marriage, Jennifer and Scott broke up and she moved on with her Alias costar Michael Vartan. A year later, Jennifer met Ben Affleck on the set of Daredevil and the two got hitched in 2005. They announced their divorce 10 years later.
2. Ben Affleck
When Ben and Jennifer Garner first met on set, he was engaged to another Jennifer – Jennifer Lopez. Ben and JLo were a couple from 2002 to 2004. They both worked together on two movies, “Gigli” and “Jersey Girl”. But before the Jennifers, Ben has already been into dating his costars. He dated his Shakespeare in Love and Bounce costar Gwyneth Paltrow. They broke up in 2000.
3. Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth was also known for dating costars. She dated Brad Pitt who she starred with in 1995’s “Seven.” After three years together, they called it quits in 1997. In 2001, Gwyneth met Luke Wilson on the set of “Royal Tenenbaums.” They had a romantic relationship for only a year.
4. Drew Barrymore
Drew also dated Luke for a couple of years. They were costars in “Best Men” and “Home Fries.” In the early ‘90s, Drew was linked to David Arquette. The couple went steady for a few months in 1991, just 8 years before they played siblings in the movie “Never Been Kissed.” Drew later tied the knot with Tom Green who played her love interest in “Charlie’s Angels.” The last time Drew was in a romantic relationship with a costar was from 2007 to 2010, when she dated Justin Long whom she met on the set of “He’s Just Not that Into You.”
5. Jennifer Love Hewitt
In 1997, Jennifer was linked to “Boy Meets World” star Will Friedle. The two met on the set of the romantic teen comedy “Trojan War.” Jennifer also dated her “Ghost Whisperer” costar Jamie Kennedy for one year before splitting up in 2010. A couple of years later, she hooked up with her “Client List” costar Colin Egglesfield. After several months of dating, they broke up and she began seeing another of her costars in the show, Brian Hallisay whom she married. They now have two kids.
6. Sebastian Stan
Sebastian dated his “Gossip Girl” costar Leighton Meester for two years. They broke it off in 2010. Sebastian then went on to date his “Once Upon a Time” costar Jennifer Morrison. They hooked up from 2012 to 2013. He is currently in a relationship with Margarita Levieva, who also happens to be his costar in “Spread.”
7. Rachel McAdams
Recently, several reports surfaced about Rachel’s relationship with her “True Detective” costar Taylor Kitsch. But before Taylor, Rachel used to date Michael Sheen whom she starred with in “Midnight in Paris.” They went steady from 2010 to 2013. And of course, we all know about her relationship with Ryan Gosling, which lasted for nearly four years. They split up in 2008.
8. Ryan Gosling
Ryan is currently dating Eva Mendes. They worked together in the 2012 movie “The Place Beyond the Pines.” But before Eva and Rachel, Ryan also dated a costar in 2002. He met Sandra Bullock on the set of “Murder by Numbers” and the two hit it off.
9. Sandra Bullock
Aside from Ryan, Sandra used to date her “Love Potion No. 9” costar Tate Donovan. She was also rumored to have dated Matthew McConaughey for a couple of years after they met on the set of “A Time to Kill” in 1996.
10. Matthew McConaughey
Before being linked to Sandra, Matthew had a short-lived fling with Ashley Judd whom he also met on the set of “A Time to Kill.” In 2005, he began dating Penelope Cruz whom he starred with in “Sahara.”
11. Penelope Cruz
Penelope found her happy ending on set. She ultimately married Javier Bardem whom she worked with on “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and “Jamon.” But before she tied the knot with Javier, Penelope was in a relationship with Matt Damon. They were seeing each other while filming “All the Pretty Horses.” Another high-profile relationship that Penelope had in the past was with Tom Cruise. They met on the set of “Vanilla Sky” and dated until 2004.
12. Emily VanCamp
Emily has quite a history on dating costars. In 2004, she and Chris Pratt played the role of siblings on “Everwood.” In real life, however, they were a couple until they broke it off in 2006. In 2007, Emily moved on with another costar, Dave Annable. They met on the set of “Brothers and Sisters” and also acted as siblings. Their chemistry was so undeniable that the show’s plot had to be twisted so that they were no longer related. Emily eventually left the show and Dave’s current wife, Odette Yustman, was cast as his new love interest. Emily went on to date Joseph Morgan in 2010. They fell in love while filming the TV miniseries “Ben Hur.” In the present, Emily is dating her former “Revenge” costar Josh Bowman. They have been going steady since 2012.