Some people just ooze chemistry on and off-screen. When actors are cast in roles that fans just can’t help but ship or place their bets on a romance. It’s quite easy to see the internet rave in excitement over the smallest interactions. From Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson to Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, this has been a longtime fan fascination.
While most fans wish that their favorite on-screen interactions of the duos they ship translate to real life romances, they often get their bubbles burst when they find out that that’s just not going to happen. However, some of these duos did indeed start a relationship or friendship from their time together on the silver screen. So here are some of the all-time fan favorite onscreen duos that would just be fans’ wish come true to see them together in real life.
8/8 Jennifer Lawrence And Bradley Cooper
One of the most unlikely matches, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper were charisma defined in The Silver Linings Playbook. They humanized their perspective characters, Tiffany and Pat, they bonded over their trials and tribulations navigating their mental illness and trying to grow as human beings, and their portrayal was so relatable to fans everywhere going through the same thing. The two actors starred together in other films, and Cooper said in an interview that being real was at the essence of the film, “We never discussed the idea of whether it was going to be a comedic tone or a dramatic tone, it was all about being a real tone.”
7/8 Mark Ruffalo And Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo were the teen idols when it came to a fairy tale friends to couple stories. They portrayed Jenna Rink and Matt Flamhaff in one of the best romantic comedies known to fans worldwide. Though Mark Ruffalo almost passed on the role, the movie proved to stand the test of time as everybody still swoons at the sight of both of them, and fans gasped when they saw their reunion on The Adam Project!
6/8 Vanessa Hudgens And Zac Efron
The first High School Musical film was a staple in almost every Gen Z household as the go-to girls night in watch for movie night. That was all because of their unforgettable on-screen romance. Bubbly, innocent, and light-hearted the duo stole every scene they were in. Although Zac Effron later on said that he regretted starring in the film, there’s a generation of fans that are thankful he did and are dying for the rumored reunion film.
5/8 Rachel McAdams And Ryan Gosling
Sparks did indeed fly in this Nicholas Sparks timeless romance. The epic arc of Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams’ love story is already inducted in the fan hall of fame. Although they did indeed get in a real life relationship after the film wrapped, sadly this duo broke their on again off again relationship back in 2007.
4/8 Kristen Stewart And Robert Pattinson
The vampire love story was a teen sensation when the books were first released, and the story became an even bigger hit when the books were adapted to a hugely successful franchise. The duo dated for four years after they met on set in 2009, but the rocky relationship ended after rumors that Kristen Stewart had a fling with director Rupert Sanders.
3/8 Meg Ryan And Tom Hanks
Who would’ve known that online relationships could blossom via email? In the case of Meg Ryan’s and Tom Hank’s relationship in You’ve Got Mail, it most definitely did. They were the ’90s It silver screen couple, but fans did not get to see their ship dreams come true as the couple never dated in real life.
2/8 Ryan Gosling And Emma Stone
Fans swooned when they saw Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling take on the Hollywood dream in La La Land. But to the disappointment of fans, the on-screen relationship did not have the exact happy ending or closure they wished for, neither did they ever date off-screen, but if it’s any consolation, both stars are currently in happy relationships.
1/8 Kate Winslet And Leonardo DiCaprio
Titanic was one of the box office’s biggest hits ever with both critics and fans definitely tracing the film’s record-breaking success to Kate Winslet’s and Leonardo DiCaprio’s charisma. The two caught everybody’s eye in an instant, and despite never dating, they went on to have a beautiful supportive friendship for over 25 years and still going strong! Now that’s friendship goals.