Check Out All the TV Costars Who Are Actually Couples in Real-Life

The White Lotus' Meghann Fahy and Leo Woodall just confirmed their real-life romance and fans are hoping to see them at the 2023 Emmys. But they aren't the only TV costars who are dating IRL.

By Tierney Bricker Jan 14, 2024 3:00 AMTags
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What happens in Sicily doesn't always stay in Sicily.

After months of rumors, the IRL relationship between The White Lotus co-stars Meghann Fahy and Leo Woodall was confirmed when the pair indulged in some PDA during an outing in NYC last November. And while the new cast for the HBO hit drama's third season has been announced—including Jason Isaacs, Parker Posey, Carrie Coon and Natasha Rothwell, reprising her season one role—fans are hoping to see Meghann and Leo make their red carpet debut as a couple at the 2023 Emmys on Monday, Jan. 15.

Despite not sharing any scenes together as bubbly and bougie housewife Daphne and British bad boy Jack, Meghann, who is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series, and Leo found amore while filming the second season of The White Lotus on location in Italy, with fans noticing their flirty interactions on social media.

Their kiss-filled outing came months after Meghann played coy when asked about their rumored romance, even joking that she was unfamiliar with her award-winning series.

"I don't know anything," The Bold Type alum joked to ET in September. "Never heard of it. Never seen it. What is that show?"

Of course, Meghann and Leo are far from the first costars to start dating in real-life.

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In fact, there are several couples currently blending work and play, including a Yellowstone coupling that proved all is fired up on the Western front, Sex/Life's fan-favorite pair, and a husband-wife duo who have worked on three series together.

Plus, a longtime private pair from Netflix's Manifest delighted fans when they went public with their relationship in a "special" way, while a Stranger Things couple has been going strong both in and out of Hawkins since the show began.

Read on to find out which TV costars are together IRL: 


Meghann Fahy and Leo Woodall

They may have checked out of the hotel, but The White Lotus season two co-stars' off-screen relationship is still going strong.

Meghann and Leo were spotted kissing while during a rainy day out in New York City Nov. 21, their PDA coming more than a year after they first sparked romance rumors.

Back in September 2022, Leo caused speculation about their relationship when he shared a collection of behind-the-scenes White Lotus cast photos to Instagram, including a group shot with Meghann that appears to show one of his fingers in her mouth.

He captioned his post, "That's amore," while she commented, "I love you! I love these! I love you!" with kiss and red heart emojis. He then responded, "Love you right back."

But Meghann decided to plead the fifth when pressed about the rumors during  January 2023 appearance on Watch What Happens Live.

"Oh, I don't kiss and tell!" she told a an inquiring fan. "Come on, guys!"

Host Andy Cohen chimed in with, "It would be delicious. It would be delicious. We would all love it." Meghann responded, "You would? For you, I'll say, sure," before quickly adding amid a crowd of cheers, "I was kidding! Just because you wanted me to say it, so I said it."

Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton

Rarer than seeing the Mind Flayer? This Stranger Things couple making a public appearance together.

But Natalia and Charlie did just that in April 2023, stepping out at the 2023 Brooklyn Artists Ball at the Brooklyn Museum in New York.

The outing marked the first time Natalia and Charlie (whose characters Nancy Wheeler and Jonathan Byers are together) had posed together on the red carpet since May 2022, when they attended a Stranger Things season four screening.

Natalia and Charlie debuted their romance on the red carpet in 2017, but have remained tight lipped when it comes to addressing their relationship publicly. 

Sarah Shahi and Adam Demos

No wonder those Sex/Life scenes are so steamy: Its main couple fell in love while filming season one of the Netflix drama. Sarah and Adam went public with their romance in December 2020, with fans loving their adorable displays of affection on social media. 

And mixing business and pleasure has been easy for the couple, with Sarah exclusively telling E! News that working with her boyfriend is "one of her favorite things." As she put it, Adam is one of her "all-time favorite scene partners."

"With him, it's just that easy," she explained. "I just have to look at him and 99 percent of my work is done for me. I'm falling in love with the person in real life, but I'm falling for the person on camera. It just created that extra bit that seeped through the lens. Maybe that's what people loved so much."

As for Adam, he was equally as quick to gush over his girlfriend.

"Outside of how I feel about her personally, she's such an incredible talent that I'm watching and I'm learning," he stated. "To be able to work with someone of her caliber, I feel very lucky, fortunate. But then also, I love her so much. There's a lot of layers to it."

Grace Van Patten and Jackson White

After viewers binged the Hulu drama Tell Me Lies, they couldn't help but wonder if Grace and Jackson's onscreen chemistry had trickled over into real-life, with the pair fully playing into their are-they-or-aren't-they dynamic in interviews and on social media. And in November of last year, we finally got the answer: No, we're not fibbing, the problematic onscreen pair is together in real-life and, fortunately, toxin-free!

Jackson confirmed their romance with several photobooth snaps from the 2022 CFDA Awards, including a picture of the co-star couple kissing.  He then posted a photo of himself and Grace touching tongues with the caption, "if we kiss can we get a s2 @hulu." Spoiler alert: It worked! Tell Me Lies is set to return later this year. 

Ryan Bingham and Hassie Harrison

Yellowstone fans were yelling "Yee-haw!" when the co-stars confirmed their relationship with a fiery photo posted to Ryan's Instagram April 12, the two were seen sharing a kiss in front of an open flame, with the actor captioning their PDA post, "More than a spark." As for Hassie's reaction? She commented, "I love you, cowboy."

Their romance comes nearly two years after the "Weary Kind" singer split from his wife Anna Axster, with whom he shares three children. As for Hassie, she was previously linked to One Tree Hill actor Austin Nichols.

Melanie Lynskey and Jason Ritter

The couple that stays together continues to work together.

Married since 2020, Melanie is welcoming her husband into the Yellowjackets universe in season two as the Parenthood actor has been cast in a secret role on the Showtime series.

"I can't say anything about it, but he did an episode," Melanie exclusively told E! News at the 2023 Independent Spirit Awards on March 4. "It's always so fun to be with him. He's such a nice person, he made me look better."

However, this isn't the first time the pair has had this arrangement as Jason made a surprise cameo in Melanie and Jessica Biel's 2022 Hulu miniseries Candy, along with the latter's husband Justin Timberlake, and he appeared as a background extra in Melanie's standout episode of the HBO zombie drama The Last Of Us.

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

Happy wife, happy Live!

After countless appearances from Mark as a guest co-host over the year, the beloved couple made their debut as the permanent co-hosts of the morning talk show April 17, with Kelly vowing they would front the show together "until one of us dies."

But sipping a cup of coffee with millions of viewers each morning isn't the first time Mark and Kelly have shared the screen together, having met and fell in love when they played love interests on All My Children. Twenty-six years of marriage, three children—Michael, 25, Lola, 21, and Joaquin, 20—and lots of TMI revelations later, their Live! gig is a dream come true for the pair. 

"This is my favorite hour of television every morning, I swear," Mark said during their debut show. "I'm so proud, and it's just a privilege to be here with you."

J.R. Ramirez and Melissa Roxburgh

While fans are already in mourning over the impending series finale of Manifest, they can take comfort in knowing two of the Netflix drama's stars have found love. 

First linked in 2020 when Page Six reported that they were dating, J.R. and Melissa finally confirmed their IRL relationship when she shared photos from their "incredibly special" vacation to Fiji in December of last year.

Kevin McGarry and Kayla Wallace

We are still waiting for the Hallmark Channel movie based on the sweet love story between two of the network's actors. 

Dating since 2020, Kevin and Kayla do not play a couple on their hit series When Calls the Heart. But they did appear as love interests in two 2022 films: In Feeling Butterflies and My Grown-Up Christmas List.

"Believe it or not, there's no clause in my contract that says I only do movies with him—I just enjoy working with the guy," Kayla said in an interview with MediaVillage. "Hallmark is a wonderful part of my life, and I'm so grateful for everything, and for all the experiences that they've brought my way."