Whenever I find a fictional couple that I love, I can’t help but look into whether or not they fall under the category of “fictional couples who dated off screen.” I always think you can tell, based on their chemistry, if most fictional couples were together off screen too. Although some of the fictional couples ended up married to each other with kids, some only dated very briefly, so you may have never even heard about it! Some of these couples won’t be much a surprise, but a lot of these fictional couples who dated off screen too might be a little bit of a shock!
1. Alexis Bledel and Milo Ventimiglia
If you were on Team Jess over the course of Gilmore Girls’s seven seasons, you will be happy to hear that Rory and Jess actually dated in real life for a few years. A lot of people believe that that’s why Rory and Jess worked so well on screen despite the fact that their characters seemed so different - because they had such great chemistry off screen. Rory and Jess are personally one of my favorite couples from Gilmore GIrls, so learning they actually were one of the fictional couples who dated off screen too was so exciting!
2. Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak
Okay, so maybe you loved Jim and Pam a little more than Ryan and Kelly on The Office, but regardless of that, Ryan and Kelly were one of the most important couples throughout the show’s nine season run. Not only were they completely ridiculous, but their on screen relationship was inspired by their off-screen relationship in the writers’ room. In fact, it’s one that continues today! Mindy and BJ both call each other “soup snakes,” and much like Ryan and Kelly, no one actually knows what that means!
3. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
I’m pretty sure everyone loves Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively an infinite amount. In fact, they’re definitely one of Hollywood’s great power couples. You may not remember, though, that they met and fell in love on the set of The Green Lantern!
4. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
Everyone wanted Jackie and Kelso to end up together, including Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis! After Ashton Kutcher ended his marriage to Demi Moore, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher made fans of That 70s Show really happy when they revealed their relationship, eventual engagement, and baby!
5. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone
I won’t remind everyone of the heartbreak that we experienced alongside Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the second Spiderman movie. However, don’t be sad for too long, because Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are still together in real life!
6. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams
While they’re not together anymore, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams starred in what was arguably the best romantic movie of this century, The Notebook. Although they hated each other while filming, they did eventually start dating, making every fans’ heart happy!
7. Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
During the height of High School Musical’s success, all eyes were on Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. So much so, that eventually their relationship was revealed to be real both on screen and off-screen, much to the joy of all of their fans! Despite the fact that fans didn't see Troy and Gabriella kiss until the end of the second movie, everyone desperately wanted to see them together, both on and off screen, and they were, until they ended it in 2010, a year after the final High School Musical movie was released.
Who’s your favorite on screen and off-screen couple? Let me know in the comments!