11 Couples That Broke Up IRL But Had To Keep Filming Together
Breakups can be hard and breakups in the public eye can be harder and breaking up in the public eye and then still having to work with your ex is probably the hardest.
- 133 VOTES
Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory)Photo: Big Bang Theory / CBS
Did you believe Leonard and Penny's chemistry onscreen? Well, that makes sense because they fell in love in real life. Cuoco told US: “When we broke up, it was funny because that was when our relationship on the show was hot and heavy. There were a lot of bed scenes."
- 227 VOTES
Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter)Photo: Dexter / Showtime
The relationship between these two always felt a little strange because they met playing siblings on set. After divorcing due to “irreconcilable differences,” they continued to play brother and sister on Dexter.
- 317 VOTES
Rachel Bilson & Adam Brody (The O.C.)Photo: The O.C. / Fox
After this couple broke up IRL, their characters got married on The O.C. Imagine having to act out a wedding with your recent ex. Yikes!
- 423 VOTES
Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia 2)Photo: Mamma Mia / Universal Pictures
These two had a breakup that devastated Amanda after Mamma Mia premiered. A few years later, the two were forced to work together in the sequel, Mamma Mia 2. While Amanda and Dominic are allegedly fine with each other, Amanda's husband, Thomas Sadoski, was a little jealous that they were working together again, according to an interview Amanda did with The Mirror. Dominic also referred to their post-breakup working relationship as "delicate."
- 522 VOTES
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries)Photo: The Vampire Diaries / The CW
The Vampire Diaries brought these two together. After their split, Ian started dating Nikki Reed, a friend of his and Nina's. Fans of the vampire series started turning on Reed and Somerhalder had to publicly defend her. They all three claim that everything is amicable betwen them, but Nina left the show shortly after the new couple emerged.
- 610 VOTES
Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill)Photo: One Tree Hill / The CW
These two met, married, and divorced all while their characters were dating on One Tree Hill. Sophia told Andy Cohen that getting married "was not a thing [she] actually really wanted to do." Oh no.