Lead actors in movies with a romantic storyline seem to fall in love on set so often that chances are the reason the acting looks so good is because it isn’t acting. And while these unions generally seem to last about as long as a high school relationship, there are some cases where the connection found on set turned out to be real. Here are ten of the highest-profile celebrity couples who met on set, most of which are still together.
1. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
A relationship between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who was at the time married to Jennifer Aniston, began soon after the two worked on the 2005 romantic action-comedy film Mr. and Mrs. Smith. In the film, the pair plays a bored upper-middle class married couple whose spark is reignited when they discover they are both assassins hired to kill each other.
Although the critics at Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 59% “rotten” rating, they did note that “the chemistry generated by onscreen couple Pitt and Jolie is palpable enough to make this a thoroughly enjoyable summer action flick.” And that chemistry may be film’s most lasting legacy, since several attempts to make a sequel failed to gain traction, as noted by Jolie in an interview with Vanity Fair in 2010. “We did ask somebody to look into Mr. & Mrs. to see if they could crack a sequel, but there wasn’t anything original,” Jolie told Vanity Fair. “It was just, Well, they’re going to get married, or they’ve got kids, or they get separated. Never great.”
Jolie and Pitt got married in 2014, but have since filed for divorce.