Former Co-Stars Heat Things Up Off-Screen

Jennie Garth Luke PerryWhen the rumor mill started churning with news of ’90s on-screen super couple Jennie Garth and Luke Perry finding real-life love while filming their Old Navy TV spot, we couldn’t believe our ears. Turns out, the gossip was indeed too good to be true; the two were spending a lot of time together because they are working on a new TV show, not an off-screen relationship.

Seeing these two together got us to thinking, though (a dangerous pastime, I know). How many Hollywood couples that we know and love today actually started out as co-stars? We’re not talking about the crazy kids who met on set, started dating immediately, and lived happily ever after (or not). We’re talking about the ones who met on set, remained friends — or forgot about one another entirely — for a few years, and then started dating. It’s Hollywood’s version of a long-lost love.

Turns out, there are quite a few. We all know about the steamy start to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s relationship, but did you know that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson met on a TV set years before they became a couple? Head to our gallery for the full list, and add any more you can think of to the comments!

Gallery: Former Co-stars Who Rekindled the Flame Off-Screen

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Celebrity Editor Abbey Stone hails from the fair isle of Martha's Vineyard, a lovely, vaguely dinosaur-shaped spot of land located off the coast of Cape Cod, MA, that is best known for exporting preppy salmon-colored pants. But the bright lights of New York City beckoned, and Abbey was lured away from her coastal haven to attend Barnard College. She graduated in 2010 with a degree in English and a much less useful minor in Dance. Abbey has been published in Dance Magazine, The Huffington Post, Time Out New York, and Popstar! magazine (where she learned more than she ever wanted to know about Justin Bieber). Abbey now lives in Brooklyn, where she spends her days watching stupid Internet videos and reading pretentious books.