Come again?!?! Believe it or not, you heard us right the first time. (You know, when you read the headline.) Although it seems so alienating and weird, there is technically nothing wrong with being actors who play family members on TV and actually dating in real life.
Because we have to remember that it’s not incest. These people on TV acting like brother and sister are merely that: people acting like brother and sister. Who are we to deny the almighty power of love? Besides, every love story is different. Who’s to say a love story in which two actors fall for one another while pretending they’re related is any weirder than a love story in which two people fall in love on a blind date?
Here are six couples who dated each other (while they were playing siblings).
Can’t. Unsee. Adam. And. Sarah. Braverman. Lauren Graham’s character Sarah ran to her brother Adam for support on Parenthood. Financial support. Emotional support. He was a fixer. He fixed everything. He got the family back together. He reasoned with their parents. He was a great father and a great brother. The fact that these two former co-stars are still dating even five years after meeting each other on set is bonkers.
You might be thinking “whaaaaatttt” and that’s because for a time on Gossip Girl, Blake Lively and Penn Badgley’s respective characters Serena and Dan dated. But speaking logistically, their parents fell in love and got married. So for two seasons, Serena and Dan were legally step-siblings. In real life, the couple dated until 2010.
Never forget when Amy Poehler and Will Arnett (who were married at the time) played a brother-and-sister duo in Blades of Glory. Their real-life marriage made their cringe-worthy, borderline incestuous comedy scenes all the more hilarious.