Well now, Cookie, would you look at that? It looks like Boo Boo Kitty has officially moved on. This week Empire co-stars Grace Gealey and Trai Byers confirmed that they’re dating, so we’re taking a trip down memory lane to remember all of the other times two actors fell in love between takes in Hollywood.
Love and Basketball became a rom-com staple thanks to Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps’s on-screen chemistry. Although the co-stars began dating briefly, ultimately their off-screen romance didn’t end in happily ever after.
After sharing intense scenes as onscreen lovers in 2005’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, the movie adaption to the famed book by Zora Neale Hurston, Halle Berry and Michael Ealy decided to give love a try off-screen too. It didn’t last, but their big screen magic lived on, making the film a cult classic.
If Jada had never auditioned for the The Fresh Prince, who knows where these two lovebirds would be? This iconic couple met when Jada was 19 and auditioned for a role on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Will’s girlfriend, but the casting director told her that she was too short. Years later, Will asked her to audition for another role, but she said no. Third time’s the charm!
We can’t get enough of this gorgeous couple. The two met in 2000 while playing onscreen lovers on Showtime’s Soul Food TV series—and said their “I dos” five years later. To be honest, if we were starring opposite Boris, we think we’d fall in love, too.
Chemistry alert! Halle Berry and her French hubby Olivier Martinez first met on the set of the film Dark Tide back in 2011. Once they connected off camera, their love story moved full-speed ahead. The couple have since welcomed a son, Maceo, and tied the knot in a grand Parisian wedding celebration.
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage! Gina and Laurence fell in love while filming the sci-fi hit Matrix Reloaded and married a year later. And in 2007, the happy couple welcomed a bundle of joy: a little girl named Delilah. Aww…
Tyra Banks was one of Will Smith’s original leading ladies. In the 90s she made her acting debut guest starring on The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air as Jackie, Smith’s love interest. Their romance quickly moved off screen, although it was short lived.
After meeting on the set of High School High, co-stars Malinda and Mekhi shared a passionate but short-lived relationship that ended in alleged infidelity and a messy divorce. But it’s not all bad! The two have a 16-year-old son together and have said they’re better off as friends.
Fresh off of their roles in Sister Act and Cheers, respectively, this pair met on the set of their 1993 film, Made in America. But it wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies—Danson was married, and this scandalous romance put an end to his 14-year marriage to Casey Coates-Danson. They called it quits only a year later.