Cupid's Pulse Article: Small-Screen Costars Who Turned Their TV Romances into the Real DealCupid's Pulse Article: Small-Screen Costars Who Turned Their TV Romances into the Real Deal

By Jennifer Ross

It is not surprising that when actors have chemistry on-screen, feelings can keep rolling after the director screams “cut!” The lines between fiction and reality can get blurry with all those hormones raging. No matter how professional an actor claims to be, when it comes to love, sometimes you just can’t fight the resistance for too long. For many TV fans, the reel-to-real romance is exactly what they want. Take a peek at some of Hollywood’s romantic couples, on-and-off screen.

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1. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis: What started out as a dysfunctional high-school relationship between characters Jackie Burkhart (Mila Kunis) and Michael Kelso (Ashton Kutcher) on Fox’s That ‘70s Show finally came to reality earlier this year. The cute Wisconsin couple was on-and-off again for the first 4 seasons of the show, which began airing on August 1998. However, it wasn’t till about a decade later that Kutcher, 34, and Kunis, 29, decided to date off-screen. Before that time, Kutcher was married to ex Demi Moore. Now, sources report to that Kutcher has always had a thing for Kunis.

2. Lea Michele and Cory Monteith: Glee fans everywhere simply adore the on-screen relationship between characters Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith) and Rachel Berry (Lea Michele). Fortunately, the off-screen actors are just as happy to turn Finchel into a reality. The twosome, playing a high school couple, has been dating since last fall. Michele, 26, has gushed to People that she loves working with Monteith, 30. “He really, really inspires me, and he motivates me and I think he’s just so talented,” the Glee club diva professes.

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3. Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer: The complicated on-screen relationship between characters Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) on the HBO show True Blood has unfortunately ended. However, the real life union between the actors is still going strong. Married in 2010, the couple began dating back in 2008. Growing their family, Paquin, 30, recently gave birth to twins last month. No news yet as to the gender or names of the newborns. Although the twins were born a few weeks early, both babies and mom are said to be doing fine, according to The twins are the first children for Paquin while Moyer, 43, has two additional children Lilac, 10, and Billy, 12, from a previous relationship.

4. Will Chase and Debra Messing: On the NBC television series Smash, a steamy love affair ensued between Broad lyricist and musical’s co-writer Julia Houston (Debra Messing) and musical theater star Michael Swift (Will Chase). Although Messing’s character broke off the affair and struggled to save her on-screen marriage, off-screen she and Chase, 41, have been continuing their hot yet private relationship. Just last year, Messing, 44, ended her 10 year marriage to theater guru Daniel Zelman. Prior to his relationship with Messing, Chase also left his wife of 2 years, actress Stephanie Gibson. It looks like both of them made the right decision and are happily enjoying each other’s company.

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