12 Former Celebrity Couples Who Reunited On-Screen

Some of the best chemistry happens on-screen, but how awkward would it be to create romantic sparks with your ex! In the complicated and serial world of Hollywood relationships, it’s not uncommon to wind up in a steamy love scene with a past love. This list explores the on-screen moments that make you say, “awkward!” Here are 12 celebrities that worked together after breaking up.

12. Adam Brody & Rachel Bilson — The O.C.

On-screen romance became real-life romance for these two teen-drama stars. Teens and tabloid fans enjoyed watching the romance between Adam Body and Rachel Bilson unfold, but after dating for three years, the couple split in 2006 to their devotees’ dismay. Despite their breakup, they had to continue to work together on the set of The O.C. as Seth and Summer.


11. Woody Allen & Diane Keaton — Annie Hall

Woody Allen and Diane Keaton dated for most of the 1970s and their relationship served as inspiration for the iconic film Annie Hall. The ex-couple both won Academy Awards for the flick, and despite their breakup, they continued to work together on other films including Manhattan.


10. Nicholas Hoult & Jennifer Lawrence — X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Apocalypse

Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence had an on and off again relationship that first began and finished while filming the X-Men reboot series. The fellow co-stars didn’t have the cleanest of breakups. While at Comic-Con to promote their film, the exes decided to grab a bite to eat, which reportedly ended in a screaming match. It’s said that Nicholas has been trying to win back The Hunger Games starlet, but she had moved on with Coldplay frontman, Chris Martin.

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9. Michael C. Hall & Jennifer Carpenter — Dexter

Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter played brother and sister on the hit series Dexter, but a real-life romance blossomed between them and the two married in 2008. Unfortunately, the bubble burst and the marriage dissolved; they divorced in 2011. The co-stars had to keep up with the success of the show though, and continued to work together even as divorcees!

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8. Al Pacino & Diane Keaton — The Godfather: Part III

Al Pacino met Diane Keaton just before being cast on The Godfather. For the next 17 years, the couple would have an on and off again relationship until it finally ended in 1989, just in time for the filming of the third installment of series, The Godfather III. Neither Al nor Diane have ever been married, and to this day, the pair remain tight-lipped about their time together.


7. Justin Timberlake & Cameron Diaz — Bad Teacher

This couple had all the fixings of what makes Hollywood romances so interesting to us laymen. They’re sexy A-listers with almost a 10 year age gap between them! The couple were tabloid favorites for four years before splitting in 2007, but fortunately for fans, they reunited in Bad Teacher in 2011.

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6. Ben Affleck & Gwyneth Paltrow — Bounce

These two had a hot and steamy tabloid-filled relationship from 1997 to 2000, but didn’t have the super-messy breakup one would expect from Hollywood A-listers. Gwyneth explained that the end of their three year relationship came about because Ben wasn’t quite ready for a relationship. The ex-couple appeared together as a couple in the not-so-critically acclaimed film Bounce in 2000. Ben opened up to The Actor’s Studio and said that Gwyneth had strongly encouraged him to take the role as it was a different type of role from anything he had done before. This seemed a lot less catty than some other comments like those made to GMA; Ben said that Gwyneth’s perfect man would be someone like her father and she said his ideal woman would be “any sort of stripper at Scores…that serves cold beer in a bikini.”

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5. Chad Michael Murray & Sophia Bush — One Tree Hill

These beautiful celebs met on the set of One Tree Hill and got married in 2005. After only five months of marriage, Sophia filed for divorce. The couple still had to work together on the successful series, but the emotional saga proved too much Chad, and he left the show before its 7th season in 2009.

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4. Liam Neeson & Julia Roberts — Michael Collins

During the 1980s, Julia Roberts had a series of unsuccessful relationships with fellow Hollywood A-listers. Included on this long list, is fellow Satisfaction co-star Liam Neeson. The pair dated briefly and returned to the big screen together playing husband and wife in 1996 with the Irish Civil War drama Michael Collins.

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3. Johnny Galecki & Kaley Cuoco — The Big Bang Theory

This Big Bang couple took their on-screen chemistry into real life and dated for two years. Despite breaking up in 2009, the actors remained friends and have continued working together, playing husband and wife on the series. Kaley was briefly married to professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting, but it has been reported that Kaley kept calling Ryan “Johnny” to the point that it became a problem. The saga continues as an insider told In Touch magazine that “She [Kaley] still loves him [Galcki]. So there is definitely a chance that they’ll get back together.” Only time will tell if these exes remain exes forever.

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2. Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lopez — Q’ Viva!

Fans were devastated to hear of the Latin lovers’ split, but quite the controversy was stirred when they subsequently agreed to co-star on the FOX reality competition series Q’Viva! The Chosen Live. A well-circulated promo for the show included Jennifer referring to Marc as a “pig,” which ignited interest in the dynamics that would unfold. Unfortunately, the show was not a commercial success and FOX cancelled it after 12 episodes.

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1. Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart — Twilight

Kristen Stewart shocked team Edward fans when she cheated on her real-life boyfriend, Robert Pattinson with married film director and father-of-two, Rupert Sanders. The two managed to reconcile while working together on the last installment of the Twilight series, but it was briefly lived. Rob was supposedly ‘distraught beyond belief’ over the whole scandal. The two had to work together on the Twilight promotional tour, and Perez Hilton reported that “it is eating him [Robert] up that he has no choice but to see her again because of work. His humiliation is total.” Poor Edward!

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