The arts, they say, are the imitation of reality. But sometimes it’s just prophecy or maybe the people involved tend to get carried away and forget when it comes back to reality. This is probably why many TV couples have dated or married in real life. While some of these celebrities who started dating when fiction crossed paths with reality stayed together for many years, many others couldn’t survive too long. Read on as we bring you an interesting list of TV couples who have dated or got married and even become real couples.

TV Couples Who Dated or Got Married

1. Kit Harington and Rose Leslie

TV Show: Game of Thrones

In Game of Thrones, these two shouldn’t fall in love, as Snow (Kit Harington) is a Nightwatch while Ygritte (Rose Leslie) is a Savage but they still did.

In real life, the couple started dating in 2012, the same year they first starred on the HBO series. They broke up in 2013 before reuniting.

The Game of Thrones love interests kept everything hidden from the public until 2016, when it became apparent that they had already been dating for years. Their love story which began in Iceland resulted in an engagement in September 2017, then in 2018 they became husband and wife.

2. Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer

TV Show: True Blood

For these two, the love started when they met when they were testing for the HBO TV show, True Blood. Three months later, when they saw each other again, Moyer was certain he wanted to share the rest of his life with his True Blood love interest.

By the time the show finally ended in 2014, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer had already been married for four years. Their union is now blessed with two children, a set of twins born in 2012.

3. Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof

TV Show: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The first time this couple met was on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but it didn’t start out very well for them. When the actress first met the man who would be her husband, she took an interest in him, but he didn’t want to date her because he had a rule of never dating co-workers. However, after leaving the show, they started dating.

One piece of advice she got from her mother who raised her as a single mother was to be very sure of any man before marrying him, and so Hannigan dated Denisof for four years before finally agreeing to marry him. They tied the knot in 2003 and have two daughters.

4. Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki

TV Show: The Big Bang Theory

In The Big Bang Theory, Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) may not be the perfect couple, but there’s a lot to love about them. Well, they also joined the TV couples who were dating when they had a secret relationship which lasted for two years until 2010. The relationship ended because they couldn’t date or do anything. either outside as a couple because of the show.

5. Vincent Kartheiser and Alexis Bledel

TV Show: Mad Men

It was on set for Mad Men that this pair first met in 2012, though Alexis Bledel only made guest appearances on the TV series. The two started dating the same year and in 2013 they were ready to settle down together and got engaged. In 2014, they were already husband and wife. The couple welcomed their first child together in 2013.

6. Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush

TV Show: One Tree Hill

Sophia and Chad met on the set of the WB show and they started dating in 2004. The handsome couple got married in 2005, but only 5 months later they were separated before finally being separated. divorced in 2006.

According to Sophia, she was young and stupid when she married Chad, she is angry that she is now just another statistic in Hollywood, even though all she ever wanted was to get married once.

7. Lea Michele and Cory Monteith

TV Show: Joy

It was in 2012 that the romance between the two men began after they met on the set of the series. Joy. They became an item, spending almost all of their free time together. Due to his drug addiction, Lea encouraged Cory to check into rehab, which he did.

Shortly after he was done with his treatment, he died of drug addiction in 2013, leaving Lea devastated. Although she recently got married in 2019 to Zandy Reich; she still remembers her deceased boyfriend and even has many tattoos in her memory.

8. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

TV Show: That 70s Show

When This ’70s Show started, the actress (Mila Kunis) was just 14 in 1998, while the actor (Ashton Kutcher) was 19. On the set of the show, Mila had her first kiss and it was with Ashton. Because of their age at the time, they considered each other more like siblings than anything else.

In 2005, the actor would bond with Demi Moore, but that would end in 2011. In 2012, the former That Show ’70s star reconnected again. In 2014, they were engaged before having their first child. They finally married in 2015 and had their second child in 2016.

9. Amy Poehler and Will Arnett

TV Show: Arrested Development

Love stopped this couple while they were on set for Arrested Development, in which Gob (Will Arnett) got married to a woman he just met, who happened to be Amy Poehler.

In reality, they married in 2003 and have been romantically involved since 2000. Will and Amy have appeared in various productions, including Blade of Glory (2007).

Although they were blessed with two sons, nothing could stop the marriage from officially ending in 2016, having been separated since 2012.

10. Charlie Day and Mary Elizabeth Ellis

TV Show: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

In this TV show, the character of Charlie Day(Charlie Kelly) was so obsessed with Ellis (a waitress) that you’d think she should give the man a chance. When she finally did, it was real. Literally.

Their first meeting was in 2001, but it was in 2004 that they started dating and in 2006 they had decided to begin the journey of life as husband and wife. They have a child between them.

11. Dominic Monaghan and Evangeline Lilly

TV Show: Lost

It was in Lost Dominic Monaghan and Evangeline Lilly met. They joined the list of TV couples who dated in 2004, while filming their relationship, while filming in Hawaii.

Dominic (Charlie Pace) was a former rock star who is now addicted to drugs, while Lilly (Kate Austen) is a fugitive. Although they were paired on the show, they did not date. In real life, however, they dated from 2004 to 2009 on and off. Before they began their relationship, Lilly was married to Murray Hone; however, the marriage did not end until a year after it began in 2003.

12. Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney

TV Show: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Yet another of the TV couples who dated who were brought together by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, are Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney. The pair fell in love when the FXX comedy was still in its infancy.

According to Olson who appeared as Dee in the show, she fell in love with Rob (Mac) due to how easily he handled her job. At first, they kept their relationship a secret for some time before finally dating. They started dating in 2006 and got married in 2008. They have two children together.

13. Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Goodwin

TV Show: Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time, on the set of the television show, Once Upon a Time, in which Josh Dallas played Prince Charming and Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White, the couple met and transformed their history from a fascinating fairy tale story to an enchanting story in real life.

The pair began dating offscreen in 2011, and then in October 2013, Josh proposed to Ginnifer. The two became husband and wife in 2014. Their union was blessed with their two sons, Oliver Finlay Dallas and Hugo Wilson Dallas.

14. Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley

TV Show: Wuthering Heights

In the 2009 UK TV series WutheringHeights, Hardy starred as Heathcliff and fell in love with Catherine Earnshaw (Charlotte), although the relationship was not lasting. After the series ended, the two started dating and in 2018 they got married in a secret event. They have three children between them.

15. Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin

TV Show: Gotham

Before Gotham reunited this couple, Morena Baccarin was married to director and producer Austin Chick. She revealed in 2013 that she dreamed she was married to someone who was not her husband but was then having an affair with her husband in the dream.

In 2014, she was cast as Leslie Thompkins. Gotham alongside Benjamin McKenzie (Detective Jim Gordon) who was her on-screen lover. Shortly after, Austin filed for divorce on the grounds that his wife had cheated on him with McKenzie.

The Gotham duo tied the knot in 2017 and have a child together. Their daughter, Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan was born in 2016 before their marriage.