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Celebrities Who’ve Dated On-Screen Relatives

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Since lots of people meet romantic partners at work, it’s not uncommon for actors to date co-stars. But when they date — or even marry — someone who plays an on-screen relative, it can seem a little creepy. Regardless, there are plenty of stars who’ve done it.


Milo Ventimiglia & Hayden Panettiere

 
 

Between 2006 and 2010, Milo played Hayden's uncle on NBC's 'Heroes' -- and for about a year and a half of that time, the pair also dated off-screen.

 
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Michael Buckner, Getty Images

Matthew Broderick & Jennifer Grey

 
 

They had a testy relationship as brother and sister in 1987's classic John Hughes film 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off,' but away from the cameras, they were privately dating -- until a tragic car accident shoved their relationship into the spotlight.

 
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Paramount Pictures

Michael C. Hall & Jennifer Carpenter

 
 

Michael and Jennifer played adoptive siblings through all eight seasons of the Showtime series 'Dexter' -- but in real life, they were married from 2008 to 2011. Despite their divorce, they remain close friends.

 
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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Peter Krause & Lauren Graham

 
 

On the NBC drama 'Parenthood,' Peter and Lauren play brother and sister Adam and Sarah Braverman. Off-screen, they've been dating since 2010.

 
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David Livingston, Getty Images

David & Tamela Mann

 
 

The Manns are the same age, just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, and have four children and several grandchildren together -- yet David played Tamela's father on the Tyler Perry series 'Meet the Browns.'

 
Rick Diamond, Getty Images
Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Bruce Campbell & Ellen Sandweiss

 
 

'Evil Dead' franchise star Bruce Campbell once said he lost his virginity at age 23 to co-star Ellen Sandweiss -- who played his sister in the first film.

 
New Line Cinema
New Line Cinema

Michael Emerson & Carrie Preston

 
 

Married since 2008, Carrie and Michael were blood relatives on 'Lost' the year before -- but because she played his character's mom in flashbacks, they never actually appeared together on-screen.

 
Jason Merritt, Getty Images
Jason Merritt, Getty Images

John Travolta & Diana Hyland

 
 

Hyland played Travolta's mother in the 1976 TV movie 'The Boy in the Plastic Bubble,' and despite an 18-year age difference, the two struck up a romance that lasted until her death from breast cancer the following year.

 
Francois Durand, Getty Images / ABC
Francois Durand, Getty Images / ABC

Will Arnett & Amy Poehler

 
 

Now separated, Will and Amy were married when they played incestuous ice skating siblings Stranz and Fairchild Van Waldenberg in the 2007 movie 'Blades of Glory.'

 
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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

Chris Pratt & Emily VanCamp

 
 

In 2004, Chris and Emily had a real-life romance while also playing siblings Bright and Amy Abbot on the WB series 'Everwood.'

 
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The WB

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