Everyone has their favorite on-screen romance, whether it's the "will they or won't they" of Jack and Diane, the missed timing of Jim and Pam, or the pure love of Leslie and Ben. But what if the actors playing those characters were also together in real life? Sometimes, the best TV couples are ruined by real life drama.
While you may want your favorite TV romance to make the leap from fiction to reality, oftentimes it ends in heartbreak for everyone involved. Also, it can lead to massive changes within the show. Sometimes, actors' divorces and breakups can become a part of the storyline. These 15 off-screen relationships with on-screen co-stars led to some major changes in their TV shows.
Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter - Dexter
Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco - The Big Bang TheoryPhoto: The Big Bang Theory
Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush - One Tree HillPhoto: One Tree Hill
Michael Vartan and Jennifer Garner - AliasPhoto: flickr / CC0