There are many celebrities who somehow start a relationship while or after acting together in a movie where they are supposed to be a couple. But like any other, normal love, it doesn’t always end well. Sometimes the fire dies out after a while, other times a third party is involved, turning the whole thing into a mess that the tabloids are going to adore.
Regardless of who and why, let’s take a look at some famous on-screen couples who just couldn’t make it in real life.
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise
When the pair met each other at an audition for Days of Thunder, they became the hottest couple in Hollywood. They starred in several movies together, and to everyone’s surprise, Tom Cruise filed for divorce in 2001. It was rumored at the time that he was heavily involved with Scientology, but no one really knows what happened. In Tom’s head at the time.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
The only good thing that came out of that awful Daredevil movie was the relationship between Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. They met a few years before that, on the set of Pearl Harbor, but didn’t develop feelings for each other until Daredevil. There’s nothing quite like the worst comic book movie in the history of cinema, am I right? The day after their tenth anniversary, they announced their separation.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Although Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston at the time, he fell under Jolie’s spell while filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith together. It took a while for them to admit their relationship and go full on, but after getting married in 2014 (11 years after the movie, if you’re keeping track), they divorced two years later, and Franklin is no more.
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt
They grew up in the same neighborhood but had never met before the set of Take Me Home Tonight. Faris was still married at the time, but Chris Pratt proposed to her after the divorce. For some reason they got divorced in 2017 and shocked everyone, but they still respect each other and want the best for each other.
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
After the couple met on the sets of Step Up and walked down the aisle, they unfortunately couldn’t keep their romance going and filed for divorce in 2018. Nobody knows why, and it’s really none of our business.
Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon
Like Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise, this is one acting couple we never thought would ever break up. They were first paired on screen in Cruel Intentions and got married soon after. At the time, Witherspoon was already pregnant with her first child, which eventually led to their divorce in 2006. Reese doesn’t regret anything about her career, but noted that she got married and had children before she knew herself. As for the reasons for divorce, it is very mature and correct!
Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling
If you’ve seen The Notebook, you know these two end up as a couple. Their relationship got off to a very heated start, with the pair reportedly disliking each other and shouting at each other behind closed doors. Unfortunately, the relationship ended the same way.