Have you ever watched a movie and saw two people on-screen with real chemistry? Have you ever wondered if that chemistry is real? Real-life couples are rarely cast in the same film to play lovers. This makes you wonder if something was going on off-screen that was as hot as what was happening on-screen. There have been times where the on-screen couple got together, and they were both single when it happened, which was fine. There are other times when one or both of the actors were in a relationship or marriage with someone else when they got together. Here are 14 movies that totally shattered celebrity marriages.
Cleopatra: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor
While filming Cleopatra, Elizabeth Taylor was married to Eddie Fisher, and Richard Burton was married to Sybil Williams. In the beginning, they hated each other. She called him brutish and boorish, and his nickname for her was Miss Tits. When they had their first on-screen kiss, the director called cut, and they kept kissing. After that, they were in love. When word of their scandalous kiss got out, their marriages ended, and they married each other. The first marriage lasted 10-years, and they got divorced. They were remarried, but this one lasted only a year.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
When Brad and Angelina filmed Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Brad was married to Jennifer Aniston, and they were Hollywood’s golden couple. While filming the movie, Brad fell in love with Angelina. She claims that she had no interest because he was a married man, but everyone knew better. Jennifer filed for divorce just a few months before the movie premiered citing irreconcilable differences. A month after Jennifer filed for divorce, Brad and Angelina were caught by the paparazzi vacationing with Angelina’s adopted son, Maddox. After years of being together and six children, they are divorced and moving on with their lives separately.
By the Sea: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Decades after Angelina broke up the marriage between Brad and Jen, the film By the Sea tore apart their relationship. The movie chronicled the disintegration of a marriage, but for Brad and Angelina, it was real life. During production, rumors flew that Angelina’s “dark side” poisoned her relationship during filming. A year after the movie was released, Angelina filed for divorce.
Days Of Thunder: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
When Tom and Nicole began filming Days Of Thunder in 1990, Tom was married to Mimi Rogers. Their marriage was on the rocks because of his history of philandering. When he met Nicole, the two fell in love, and it was the end of his marriage to Mimi. Just one month into the production process, they were divorced, and Tom and Nicole married a month later. According to a former Scientology executive, the leader of the religion, David Miscavige played a part in the divorce because he was involved in a feud with Mimi’s father.
Daredevil: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
When Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck began filming Daredevil in 2002, Jennifer was married to Scott Foley, and Ben was engaged to Jennifer Lopez. At the time, there were no reports of any on-set liaisons, but later, Ben admitted that he and Jennifer fell in love while filming the movie. A year after Daredevil premiered, Ben ended his engagement to Jennifer Lopez. Two months later, Jennifer divorced Scott Foley. They made their first appearance together at a Red Sox game in 2004.
Green Lantern: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
When Green Lantern was filming, Ryan was married to Scarlett Johansson, and Blake was dating Penn Badgely. While filming Green Lantern, the two were spotted getting cozy in New York City. Shortly after filming ended, Blake broke up with Penn, and Scarlett divorced Ryan. In 2012, Ryan and Blake got married.
House Of Wax: Chad Michael Murray and Paris Hilton
When Paris and Chad were filming House Of Wax, Chad was married to his One Tree Hill co-star, Sophia Bush. Paris was dating Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys. In 2006, Nick went on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show and announced to the world that Paris hooked up with Chad while filming the movie. When the hookup took place, Chad and Sophia were only married for five months. She left, and they divorced a few months later. When Nick found out, he ended things with Paris.
Northern Lights: Leann Rimes and Eddie Cibrian
When Leann and Eddie were filming Northern Lights, Leann was married to Dean Shermet, and Eddie was married to Brandi Glanville. While they were filming the movie, they cheated on their respective spouses, and word got out. Shortly after the affair went public, they both divorced their spouses, and they got married in 2011.
Titanic: James Cameron and Suzy Amis
Titanic director was married to his fourth wife, Linda Hamilton while Titanic was filming. They were only married for nine months when he fell for Suzy Amis on-set. Linda found out, and they tried to reconcile their marriage, but it was too much for Linda to get over, and they divorced. Shortly after the divorce, James married Suzy, who is his fifth wife, and they are still together.
Proof Of Life: Meg Ryan and Russel Crowe
When Meg and Russel were filming the kidnapping thriller, Proof Of Life, she was married to Dennis Quaid, and they share a son named Jack. When Meg and Russel were caught cuddling together, Meg and Dennis’ marriage ended. Meg and Dennis shared custody of Jack, and her relationship with Russell didn’t last long.
Mind Over Murder: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
When Tori and Dean were filming the Lifetime movie, Mind Over Murder, she was married to Charlie Shanian, and he was married to Mary Jo Eustace. The day they met, they spent the night together and agreed to leave their spouses. A year after meeting, they eloped to Fiji. He and Tori have five children together, but their relationship hasn’t been perfect. A major cheating scandal occurred when Dean was shooting on location, and it almost destroyed his marriage. They are still together, but things appear to be very rocky.
Stage Beauty: Billy Crudup and Claire Danes
When Billy and Claire were filming Stage Beauty, he was in an eight-year relationship with Mary Louise Parker. She was also seven months pregnant with his child. When he left her for Claire, she was devastated. The relationship between Claire and Billy didn’t last. When asked about it years later, Claire admits to being in love with Billy and says that she had to explore it. She is sorry that she didn’t think of the consequences.
Dream House: Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig
While filming Dream House, Rachel was in a nine-year relationship with Darren Aronofsky, and Daniel was engaged to Satsuki Mitchell. The two deny that they fell in love during filming, but they each left their respective partners. They were married seven months after filming ended.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter
When the movie was being filmed, Kenneth had been married to Emma Thompson for five years. The couple couldn’t overcome their attraction, and they had an affair. When the news broke, Emma filed for divorce. Since then, the two have made their peace with one another.
The Outlaw Josey Wales
While filming The Outlaw Josey Wales, Clint Eastwood was married to Maggie Johnson. During filming, he started an affair with his co-star, Sondra Locke. Maggie divorced him, and he and Sondra moved in together. The relationship didn’t last long, and Sondra moved out shortly after moving in.