Walk of Fame These Actors Who Played On-Screen Siblings Actually Dated In Real Life Published 7 months ago on Jul 24, 2018 By Michael Berdy When actors and actresses get a new part, it’s more than just a job. Depending on their outlook, it can be a wonderful new opportunity to meet — and perhaps even liaise with — some of their talented co-stars. And in some cases, romance happens despite their roles as family members! It might be more than a bit weird when you think about it, but remember, they’re not actually siblings — they only play them on TV! Whether these on-screen relatives played siblings, or even parents and children, here are some of the most interesting and occasionally awkward relationships that sprang up in spite of their casting. 1. Carrie Fisher & Mark Hamill “That’s not true…that’s impossible!” Hopefully, this won’t come as a spoiler, but yes, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa are on-screen siblings, which makes that brief smooch in The Empire Strikes Back infamously unsettling. And behind the scenes, that kiss had more significance than you might think. rebrn.com Shortly before her passing, Carrie Fisher came forward saying she and Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford also shared a fling. But Mark Hamill wasn’t left out of the equation! He remarked in 2017 to The Guardian that he and Carrie had a short-lived tryst of their own. 2. Susan Dey & David Cassidy What teenage girl in the 1970s didn’t have a crush on The Partridge Family star singer David Cassidy? He taught a generation of gentlemen that feathered hair could truly be irresistible. Need proof? Go no further than his co-star and on-screen sister, actress Susan Dey. Pinterest It was well-known on set that Susan was smitten with David — and the news got to David himself. As the story goes, to tease her, he brought all his other dates right past her to make her jealous. Apparently, David didn’t think he loved her despite a very brief, one-time attempt. 3. Dean-Charles Chapman & Nell Tiger Free By now, Game of Thrones fans are well-accustomed to the, shall we call them, “questionable” habits of the Lannister clan, who have a tendency to, ahem, keep things in the family. Fictional brother-sister pair Tommen and Myrcella Baratheon were born from a sibling liaison — and behind the scenes, things got interesting! The Inquisitr Though the two never went public about their relationship, they left a trail of breadcrumbs on social media. Their co-star Maisie Williams, who plays the fierce Arya Stark, thought it was hilarious, linking to an article about them in 2015 and poking fun. 4. Shannen Doherty & Jason Priestley As if there wasn’t enough drama already going on in the legendary ’90s show that made the most famous zip code in America, the backstage arena of Beverly Hills 90210 was not without its own intrigues. Ignore the fact that Shannen Doherty and Jason Priestley played on-screen siblings. dailymail.co.uk Turns out in real life, the actors playing twins Brandon and Brenda Walsh were going quite against their character types. Jason Priestley would go on to admit on The Howard Stern Show that they dated during the show’s first season. 5. Maureen McCormick & Barry Williams So they weren’t blood-related on The Brady Bunch, but as Marsha and Greg, they were the two eldest competing step-siblings! It took a few seasons, but eventually, Maureen McCormick and Barry Williams took their off-screen relationship in a decidedly different direction. Heck Yeah The Brady Bunch Sure enough, they started going out. In her memoir, Maureen McCormick described how exciting it was when the tension between them finally came to a peak and they shared their first kiss. But her character was on her mind — a thought flashed through her head that this was weird! 6. Selena Gomez & David Henrie When you’ve just broken up with one of the biggest singing stars on the planet, the paparazzi spotlight can be ruthless. Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place star Selena Gomez found new love in her brother from the show, actor David Henrie. weheartit.com The girl destined to be the second-most followed Instagram user of all time had just broken up with teen idol Justin Bieber in 2014. On-screen siblings Gomez and Henrie decided to give things a try. It was a short-lived romance, but they’ve remained friends. 7. Matthew Broderick & Jennifer Grey We knew there had to be a good reason that Ferris Bueller’s older sister was so doggedly obsessed with tracking him down when he and his friends played hooky from school! In a very well-publicized relationship, on-screen siblings Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Grey became an item. Throwbacks The pair had begun going out behind the scenes of filming Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but decided to keep their romance on the down-low. Unfortunately for all parties involved, everything came to the forefront following a terrible car crash in Ireland in 1987. 8. Michael C. Hall & Jennifer Carpenter It’s common knowledge that Dexter is by no means a show for the fainthearted. If there’s some good to be had, the ghoulish series brought together actors Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter, who played on-screen siblings Debra and Dexter Morgan. But there’s a twist. Pinterest The pair would go on to get married while the show was still filming. Just a short while later, they also divorced — and the episodes kept rolling! Their entire relationship was encapsulated by the span of Dexter. It must have been more than a little uncomfortable for them. 9. Drew Barrymore & David Arquette Former child-star Drew Barrymore was endeared to a whole new generation of fans for her role in the romantic comedy Never Been Kissed. Her film co-star from the star-packed Arquette family, David Arquette, recently came forward saying they were more than just on-screen siblings. Getty Images On an episode of Couch Surfing, David Arquette reflected back on the late ’90s, stating that he and Drew Barrymore had dated. That’s not how events would seem from her side of the story, though! David acknowledged her denial, but insists he’s telling the truth! 10. Amy Poehler & Will Arnett Blades of Glory was an ice-skating comedy film that became instantly infamous for its sheer ridiculousness. Taking center stage were extra-sparkly brother-sister skating duo, Stranz and Fairchild Van Waldenberg. But the decision to cast the two of them in these roles was a very tongue-in-cheek joke. pinsdaddy.com What better way to spend time couples-bonding then strapping on some skates and some flamboyant and frilly costumes? In real life, Will Arnett and Amy Poehler had already been married for four years by the time the film came out in 2007. 11. Jamie-Lynn Sigler & Robert Iler Everyone on The Sopranos has a tendency to get loud, and when you watched, you could definitely count on on-screen siblings A.J. and Meadow to be at the heart of the feuding. But offstage, it would appear that things were even better than hunky dory. Getty Images Near the end of the show’s six-season run, fans spotted Iler and Sigler canoodling in a Las Vegas nightclub. Despite this, and much press speculation, the two have preferred to remain mum as to whether or not they were an item. 12. Nikki Reed & Robert Pattinson Twilight fever, the wild obsession surrounding the series of teen-aimed vampire flicks, was a truly massive phenomenon. And when the cameras stopped rolling and the eyeliner came off, there was more intrigue than met the eye — and it wasn’t concerning Bella. Summit Entertainment These extra pale on-screen siblings reportedly dated for a brief spell. Though their relationship would be out-shadowed by Robert Pattinson’s romance with his love interest in the films, actress Kristen Stewart, this short-lived couple definitely made backstage dynamics more complex. 13. Blake Lively & Penn Badgley Obviously, they didn’t want any unnecessary gossiping to go on with their fellow castmates! The plot of teen drama Gossip Girl thickened when Dan Humphrey, played by Penn Badgley, watched as his father went out with the mother of Blake Lively’s Serena. E! News When Penn and Blake started going out, they didn’t keep it hidden. But by season two, they had broken up — and they decided it would be best to conceal that fact from their fellow actors! Given their high publicity, it was not an easy feat. We’re just getting warmed up. Continue reading to find out more juicy stories about other on-screen siblings! 14. Ian Somerhalder & Maggie Grace There’s a lot to unpack here. On Lost, we were treated to the devious world of rich snobs Shannon and Boone. Trouble was, these step-siblings had complicated interactions: Boone was wild for her, and she loved to take advantage of him. Daily Mail Weird as that was, apparently in these actors’ personal lives, the plot thickened even further. In 2006, right in the middle of the incredibly successful TV show’s run, Ian Somerhalder and Maggie Grace took their scripted romance into their own hands and tried dating. 15. Katherine Heigl & Jason Behr For this one, it’s time to journey back many moons ago, long before Knocked Up or Grey’s Anatomy, back when actress Katherine Heigl was still a relatively fresh face on the scene. On Roswell, she and co-star Jason Behr played extraterrestrial on-screen siblings. mom.me If they’re aliens, then it’s not weird if they’re going out in real life, right? That’s probably what they thought when they started going out. Trouble is, their romance didn’t take roots, and they had to continue the show together after the breakup. 16. Shane West & Evan Rachel Wood Theirs was the romance that few realized had been happening — until they were spotted together on a date. The fortunate thing is, it was a good seven years after the end of their show, Once and Again, where Wood played West’s little sister. mom.me It would have been extremely creepy for the two to have gone out during filming, as Wood was just a teenager! The two only dated for a short while in 2009, and the very next year, Evan Rachel Wood became engaged to shock rocker Marilyn Manson. 17. Kirstie Alley & Parker Stevenson Here’s a tangled tale. On-screen siblings Kirstie Alley and Parker Stevenson had already been married for three years before they gained the roles of brother and sister Billy and Virgilia Hazard on the 1986 miniseries North and South: Book II. Things began to disintegrate. Getty Images Kirstie became helplessly attracted to her other co-star on the show, Patrick Swayze. Not only was she married, but so was he. While they never acted on their impulses, her marriage with Parker Stevenson ended a decade after the show, in 1997. 18. Chris Pratt & Emily VanCamp Eons ago, before his face became splashed across the silver screen as every action movie’s leading man, Chris Pratt was on a TV series with Everwood. His character had a wealth of ladies to pursue — but that’s not how things played out in real life! PopSugar Though Emily VanCamp played his pestering sister, these on-screen siblings became a couple in the midst of the series. Their relationship came to a close around the same time as the show — and then Chris joined a little project called Parks & Recreation! Think that’s wild? Keep reading — there’s more awkward on-screen sibling romances on the way! 19. Ashley Greene & Kellan Lutz So you thought the romance between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart and his relationship with his on-screen sister were the main events behind the scenes of the Twilight franchise? Think again. Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz also had sparks flying when they weren’t on screen playing a brother-sister pair. Fanpop These two lovebirds appeared on screen as adopted siblings, but that didn’t alter their affection for one another. According to press, they even came close to moving in together in 2011. While they didn’t tie the knot, Ashley is apparently friendly with Kellan’s wife. Now that’s a nice ending! 20. Jamie Campbell Bower & Lily Collins If social media is any judge, there’s a distinct chance these two co-stars may yet have a future together, with rumors flying that they might still be an item. It all began when they played sister and semi-adopted brother on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Pinterest The film was released in 2013, and Jamie and Lily would go on to date on and off for several years. Although they say they’ve been over since late 2015, recent chatter between the pair on Instagram would suggest otherwise. 21. Lauren Graham & Peter Krause Sometimes, Hollywood really can create real-life fairytales. For Lauren Graham and Peter Krause, it all began way back in 1995, when they briefly got to know each other on a sitcom called Caroline in the City. Fifteen years passed — and then something incredible happened. Zimbio In 2010, the two were cast as siblings Adam and Sarah Braverman on the series Parenthood. The circumstances couldn’t have been better, and an old flame was rekindled. They realized that something had been there all along, and what’s more, they’ve been together ever since! 22. Emily VanCamp & Dave Annable It’s not the first time Emily VanCamp has gone out with one of her on-screen siblings! The actress must have an excellent sense of humor, because what are the odds that it would happen twice? Enter her co-star on the aptly-named series Brothers & Sisters, Dave Annable. Pinterest This romance was so swift and so intense that it affected production of the series itself. In fact, writers took note, and slipped in a great plot twist to help ease any awkwardness: a paternity scandal, so that perhaps it would turn out they weren’t really half-siblings after all! 23. Eleanor Tomlinson & Harry Richardson It took writers of the British series Poldark three seasons to introduce the character of Demelza Poldark’s brother, played by actor Harry Richardson. The show centers around Demelza’s affairs with two different men. Who would have suspected the real thief of her heart would be her on-screen brother? Daily Mail The young couple were quite public with their romance, bopping all over swinging London together, much to the delight of paparazzi eager to follow their public displays of affection. Their longevity as a couple even lasted longer than the show itself! That’s wild, but did you know about these next on-screen siblings who became couples? 24. Bruce Boxleitner & Kathryn Holcomb What you didn’t see on How The West Was Won were the challenges that the newly-smitten couple Bruce Boxleitner and Kathryn Holcomb faced. For starters, she was already taken, which would have been uncomfortable enough were she not playing his little sister! Celebrations Cake Decorating But nothing could keep them apart. They ended up getting married. Naturally, they had to have a good sense of humor about the circumstances that had brought them together, as proven by Bruce Boxleitner’s bawdy quips in interviews when asked if it was strange! 25. Hayden Panettiere & Milo Ventimiglia On the celebrated TV classic Heroes, Milo Ventimiglia’s character would come to the rescue of the cheerleader Hayden Panettiere was playing. Later on in the series, it was revealed that he was actually her uncle! Given what was going on off-camera, that was quite the twist! John Shearer/WireImage The two became a couple when Hayden was barely legal, and Milo was twelve years her senior. The press had a feeding frenzy for the two years that they were a couple. They ended things in 2009, and Milo has gone on record saying he won’t repeat something that public. 26. John Travolta & Diana Hyland This romance has a tragic ending. Even before Saturday Night Fever and just around the same time as Carrie, a John Travolta appeared in the film The Boy in the Plastic Bubble alongside Diana Hyland. She played his mother — but that didn’t stop them from falling in love. Pinterest Eighteen years her junior, Travolta had a whirlwind relationship with his co-star. Sadly, their couplehood was short, and not for reasons within their control. Hyland became severly ill and passed away with Travolta by her side. It’s a tragedy he’s never forgotten. 27. Joely Richardson & John Hensley As if Nip/Tuck didn’t have enough twists and turns, along with plenty of scandalous and disturbing moments, this relationship sprang into being. Joely Richardson may have had to lay down the law with her unruly son John Hensley on the series, but in real life, things took a different turn. sasayama-library.org As it would happen, the pair became a couple for roughly a year. Sure, on the show they had a significant age gap, but in real life, she was “only” 12 years his senior. Regardless, this was quite the steamy pairing. 28. David Tennant & Georgia Moffett For this one, let’s start with the fact that Georgia Moffett’s own father had once played another incarnation of The Doctor on the wildly popular and long-running series Doctor Who. Add to this the fact that she was meant to play actor David Tennant’s adopted daughter. Metro Being cast in these roles didn’t stop a romance from blossoming between the two actors. In fact, they went on to get married, in a wedding whose tagline in the press was the fact that they played father and daughter on TV! 29. Michael Emerson & Carrie Preston It all begins with a flashback. Michael Emerson’s character on the incredibly popular series Lost has a past shrouded in mystery — until one episode revealing his origins, and why he’s connected to the island they’re all stranded on. The episode shows who his mother was. Pinterest Blink and you’ll miss it. There’s a wild twist to this episode that only true fans would know: the lady playing Michael Preston’s mother, who dies in childbirth, is in actuality his wife, Carrie Preston! They might not be on-screen siblings, but it’s a crazy tidbit. 30. David & Tamela Mann When they began their life together, they never could have imagined what their careers would one day bring them to! David and Tamela Mann had already been together for over a quarter of a century when Tyler Perry came to them with a job offer. Elev8 On the sitcom that had been developed as a spinoff to his successful Madea franchise, Meet The Browns, these two lovebirds were cast in parts that were actually quite comical given what their real-life story was. They played father and daughter! If you liked this article, don’t forget to SHARE with friends! Sources: TV Guide UP NEXT Gunsmoke: Top Facts Behind The Longest-Lived Show on Television... 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