7 Celebrity Couples That Got Married on a TV Show After Their Real-Life Breakup
It must be hard to work with your ex — that’s why you often see actors leave their TV series after a breakup with a co-star. Remember when Crystal Reed & Daniel Sharman both left Teen Wolf shortly after their real-life split? Or how about Torrey DeVitto‘s lack of return to The Vampire Diaries following her divorce from Paul Wesley? Oh, and let’s not forget about Nina Dobrev‘s exit from TVD. (She announced her departure three months after Ian Somerhalder‘s engagement to Nikki Reed made headlines.)
There are some that manage to power through, though, in the name of professionalism; professional to the point that they’re even willing to pretend to marry their ex on the small screen. It’s rare, but it happens. Here are seven such celebrity couples that put a ring on it on their respective television series after calling it quits in real life:
Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder
Nian's real-life relationship will forever resonate with fans of The Vampire Diaries, despite the fact that it ended four years ago. That's why when their characters ended up together on the series finale of the show, fanatics were overjoyed.
According to TVD's executive producer, Kevin Williamson, "There was a moment in the show where [Damon] proposed and [Elena] responded after medical school. And the whole point of that moment was just to show that she became a doctor. And so we thought, 'Oh, we'll just put her in scrubs and we can cut that piece.'"
"I think they got married right after Elena's studies," creator Julie Plec said separately, "but they did not wait so long before they had children! It was Jeremy who brought his older sister to the altar at their wedding and that he probably made a finger of honor to Damon at the same time! *laughs*"
Nevertheless, the two characters do end up spending the rest of their (human!) lives together, even though Nina and Ian don't plan to do so IRL.