From Reel to Real: Movie Couples Who Brought Their Romance Off Screen

7. Tom Cruise and Penélope Cruz

Tom-Cruise and Penelope-Cruz


Tom Cruise may be one of the hottest actors, but his religion seems to be getting in the way of his love life. After his marriage ended with Nicole Kidman, he started dating his Vanilla Sky co-star, Penélope Cruz. Their relationship lasted only for 3 years and it wasn’t long before he moved on to Katie Holmes. In a magazine article, it was said that the reason why Penélope and Tom broke up was because the actress refused to convert to Scientology. What’s more interesting was the fact that some sources say that the Church of Scientology tried to “hire” a new girlfriend for him!

6. Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon

Ryan Phillippe and Reese WitherspoonThey used to be America’s favorite couple. Reese met Ryan on her 21st birthday and was engaged by the time they starred in the movie Cruel Intentions. The stars got married in South Carolina in 1999 and had two kids together. Unfortunately, in 2006, Reese filed for divorce, with the reason irreconcilable differences. We thought they would grow old together but like they say nothing lasts forever. Especially in Hollywood!

5. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez

Ben wasn’t prepared for a high profile star like J.Lo. The two met on the set of Gigli but sadly the film got a lot of bad reviews. After the film, Bennifer was born and became a highly publicized couple. Ben got way more attention than he needed. Which he wasn’t used to. Bennifer lasted only 18 months, engagement included but the media pressure was too much and they eventually split.

4. Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar

Freddie Prinze, Jr and Sara Michelle Gellar

The two first met on the set of the teen horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer and became a couple shortly after then. They worked together again in Scooby-Doo as the groovy couple Daphne and Fred. They were already married then so their on-screen chemistry was spot on. They are one of the rare Hollywood couples who lasted long. They may have lied low in their appearances but they are happily living in L.A. with their two children.

3. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Well, aren’t they a happy couple? Like genuinely happy, which is a rare sight in Hollywood. Ryan started dating Blake after the production of the film The Green Lantern. They two have been a Hollywood IT couple ever since! Ryan and Blake had a private ceremony in South Carolina that the paparazzi seemed to have missed big time. They now have a lovely daughter and another one on the way. They’re one busy family!