Oh, The Chemistry: 15 Hot Onscreen Couples You Thought Would Date In Real Life But Never Did

Sometimes the onscreen chemistry between co-stars is so magnetic it’s hard for viewers not to blur the line between reality and fiction. When the romance is electric between characters we often wish or believe that the actors portraying them were romantically involved in real life. The onscreen couples on this list were so believable that we could have sworn they dated off-screen. See which of your favorite TV and movie couples were only pretending.

Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel

Corey and Topanga…uh, I mean, Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel played the ultimate couple. They were together since childhood, and that’s exactly why the two didn’t end up dating. Ben Savage said in an online interview with 90sgirlproblem.com “You grow up with someone since the time you’re 11 years old, and you see each other go through some pretty awkward years, by the time you both hit 20, you don’t really want to date or anything.” So there you have it, folks. Corey and Topanga never were in real life. Hopes: dashed.


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  • Miss_Understood

    How do we know they didn’t date? The only couple that probably didn’t was Sanaa and Taye and well, I’m sure we all know why…

    • Kek

      Didn’t you read the slideshow captions? It says how we know. Most of these celebs either said that they weren’t dating or were dating someone else at the time. WTH?

      • Miss_Understood

        Calm down…my comments stands-WE (the public) only know what they want us to…WTH?e

        • Kek

          True enough. That I will agree with just about people in general, but if we can’t go by what people say when we have nothing else to go on what do we go by, ya know?

  • Datruth101

    Did Gabrielle Union and Morris Chestnut date? They were in a couple of movies together. I always thought they would’ve made a cute couple.

  • Westwing

    Why aren’t donna moss and josh lyman on this list??

  • http://twitter.com/33_Butler Cokeslumdog

    wonder years couple was great

  • E

    Where are Jenne Fischer and John Krasinski? Jim and Pam are iconic. :(

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  • Mags

    David duchovny and gillian Anderson?

  • Des Malone

    Sandra B & Ryan R and Justin & Mila seriously have so much insane chemistry it’s nearly a crime against humanity that they don’t hook up for the count. They’re so perfectly suited it’s not funny. I’d even clear a schedule just to watch a sitcom with all of them on screen. I’d probably die of cardiac arrest before the credits rolled from laughing so hard, but what a way to go.

    I love those 4 – wish they’d snap out of denial and go ahead and jump 😛

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  • Rick Harris

    How could this list not include Antonio Banderras and Zeta Jones?

  • ♏ ®

    Baby Boy is a disgusting representation of a less-than-man boy. Favorite? I hope not. Watch the movie. It’s NOT a compliment. It only feeds one-liners to the community.

  • Daan

    Leighton meester and ed westwick are missin!