6 TV Actors Who Dated Their On-Screen Parent in Real Life
The tangled web of Hollywood relationships is… well… really complicated! Celebrities date, break up, date other people, get back together and blah, blah, blah. Obviously a place where a lot of these love connections actually form is on set — we see on-screen pairings become off-screen relationships literally all the time!
Where Hollywood romances tend to get a little icky, however, is when people play family members in front of a camera, but then hook up IRL. Not only can this lead to some questionable interpretations of the on-screen relaysh, but also causes anxiety of what might happen if they split.
While we’ve become somewhat accustomed to seeing TV siblings turn into off-screen lovers, a fictional parent-child duo becoming a romantic pair IRL, like the following, still can be pretty strange:
David Anders played Nina's character's uncle/father on The Vampire Diaries and as if their fictional family ties weren't complicated enough, they added some personal connections into the mix.
On TVD, the 35-year-old plays John Gilbert, Elena's biological dad and the brother of her adoptive father. IRL, he and the 28-year-old were spotted partying together pretty frequently.
At one point, David even rose eyebrows and sparked dating rumors with a tweet that referred to the actress (who had recently broken up with her other co-star Ian Somerhalder) as "m'girl." Later, he "confirmed" the pairing with a tweet (RT'd by Ninz) saying, "Once again w/ @ninadobrev playing Ping Pong. Ps.Were totz dating.HA!Try 2 make another story outta that" (sense the sarcasm?).
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