Just broke up with your ex and worry that you might accidentally bump on him on the streets some day?
Had a nasty break up and pray you never have to see the formerly known as “love of your life”?
We get it! Breakups can be hard for anyone and it’s only normal that you need some time away from that person after calling it quits, especially if you still have feelings for them!
But what happens when you just can’t avoid seeing them? In fact, what if you even have to work with your ex right after your breakup?
Thinking that this would never happen? Well, think again! These celebrities had to work together on set after ending their relationship and in some cases they even had to act like a couple in love!
Feeling better about your love life now? Some had a hard time being professional, while others found it easy to pretend like nothing had happened! Let’s check their stories!
Kourtney Kardashian-Scott Disick
Kourtney is the oldest Kardashian sister and one of the stars of the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” reality TV show. She was in a relationship with Scott Disick for 9 whole years and they even have 3 kids together, but they always had their issues!
Scott was quite the party guy – not to mention ladies guy – and Kourtney, the most down to earth Kardahian sister realized she couldn’t handle his behaviour, nor his cheating, anymore and decided to put an end to the relationship in 2015.
Although Scott tried to win her back, Kourtney had made up her mind and decided to focus on her kids and mental health.
The thing is, the couple still had to work together for the TV show! Unlike Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn Jenner) Scott was still on KUWTK so Kourtney basically still keeps seeing him every day!
Well, even better for us because we got to see Scott’s reaction everytime Kourtney went out on a date! Maybe not a great moment for him, but the fans absolutely loved it!
Jennifer Lawrence-Nicholas Hoult
Remember those two? Jennifer Lawrence might be engaged to Cooke Maroney now, but long before that, she was in a long-term relationship with her “X-Men” co-star, Nicholas Hoult.
Jennifer met Hoult in 2011 while filming “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. The couple fell in love in real life, much like their characters in the film, and dated for 3 years until 2014 when they decided to end their relationship.
That would’ve been OK if not for the fact that the former couple still had to work together after their break up! Why? Well X-Men wasn’t done, was it?
“X-Men Apocalypse” came next and the two of them had to work together for months for the filming of the movie and then again for the press and promo tour!
It’s hard enough bumping into your ex, imagine actually having to work with him on a daily basis and act like all’s good! Wow! It really is hard being a famous actor, isn’t it?
Charlize Theron-Sean Penn
Charlize Theron is undoubtedly a gorgeous woman and a great actor! So it wasn’t such a shocker when she starred in the movie “The Last Face”, which was directed by also famous actor, Sean Penn!
Well, actually it was since the two of them had just called it quits yet had to work together for the press and promo of the movie!
Those two were friends for almost 20 years before becoming an actual couple in real life in 2013! There were rumours about them being a couple for a while, until they actually started making appearances together and the whole world confirmed their suspicions!
A year later there were even rumours about them secretly getting engaged but this was never actually confirmed.
In 2015 Theron and Penn decided to go their separate ways, but their acting career wouldn’t let them! They had to work and pose together for the movie that Penn had directed! Ouch! Couldn’t have been easy!
Justin Timberlake-Cameron Diaz
Those two were as hot as it gets back in the day! You might have forgotten about this, but Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz were quite the couple a few years back! Both gorgeous and sexy, it’s no wonder they decided to take things to the next level!
Although Timberlake is 8 years younger than Cameron Diaz, the two of them got together in 2003 and really hit it off for the next 4 years of their relationship, before taking their separate ways in 2007!
The former couple looked very much in love and committed, not to mention hot af together! Afterall, the actress might have been a few years older than him, but who can deny that she’s a stunner no matter her age!
But let’s see what happened next! 4 years after their breakup Timberlake and Diaz had to work together for the movie “Bad Teacher” where her character was supposed to have a crush on him! Wow! That could’ve been very awkward but according to them, they are very good friends now and filming the movie was just a lot of fun for them!
Kaley Cuoco-Johnny Galecki
Ah! Penny and Leonard! We were rooting for that couple to get together in the series “The Big Bang Theory” for so long! So you know what they did? They became a couple in real life as well!
Much like on the series, the couple was weirdly cute! Kaley Cuoco, a blonde beauty, and Johnny Galecki, who might look more manly in real life than on set but still, he’s not the typical manly man you would expect Cuoco would fall in love with!
The two of them met on set and dated for 2 years! Which would have been OK if it wasn’t for their roles on the series! Penny and Leonard were in a relationship and had to still be professional and “act” in love for the sake of the show!
You know what’s even worse? The two of them actually got married in the series a while later! Cuoco has really moved on since her break up with Galecki, considering that she got married, and divorced, to Ryan Sweeting after their relationship. She then dated Karl Cook and the couple got married in 2018.
Cuoco and Galecki had a great relationship on set and in real life, despite their break up. Those two remained good friends and they consider each other family!
Kristen Stewart-Robert Pattinson
OK, this might be the worst break up EVER! Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson met and fell in love while filming the hit movie “Twilight” in 2008. That’s right! Bella wasn’t Edward’s first love only on set, those two were considered one of the hottest couples in real life as well.
It’s kind of a dream come true for the fans of a movie when an on set couple falls in love in real life, so imagine everyone’s disappointment when those two called it quits in 2013!
Actually, that’s not the whole story.. The fans, and surely Robert Pattinson, were furious when photos came out of Kristen Stewart cheating on him with Rupert Sanders, the director of the Twilight movie!
Shame! Kristen was devastated and tried to apologize and say that she was in love with Pattinson and that what she did was a terrible mistake, but a little too late lady!
The former couple had to later work together for months for the press and promo of the film! Talk about awkward!!
Amanda Seyfried-Dominic Cooper
Gorgeous couple right? Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper met in 2007 while filming the hit movie “Mama Mia!”. The actors were playing an engaged couple, Sophie and Sky, and they ended up falling in love in real life!
Seyfried and Cooper dated until 2011 when they decided to end things but acting brought them back together, at least on set!
In 2018 they had to work together again for the sequel of the movie “Mama Mia! Here We Go Again!”, and it couldn’t have been easy considering that a lot had changed since the last time they filmed together!
Seyfried was now a married woman! She and Thomas Sadoski tied the knot back in 2017 and had their baby daughter that same year!
Cooper admitted that it was nice to spend time with her and that they are friends! Good for them but still, you can’t say it’s not weird playing couple with your ex!
Jennifer Lopez-Marc Anthony
This hot mama has dated a lot of men and with her looks, who could blame her?
Jennifer Lopez is no stranger to long term relationships but the one with ex husband Marc Anthony was definitely a milestone in her life!
Though J-Lo and Marc Anthony first met back in 1998, they didn’t start dating until 2004 and 6 months later they decided to get married in a secret ceremony!
Those two weren’t only partners in life, they were also partners professionally and maybe this is the reason things eventually went wrong! After all, it’s not easy doing everything together!
In 2008 Jennifer Lopez gave birth to their twins, Max and Emme and 3 years later, in 2011, the couple announced that they were separated but it wasn’t until 2014 when they officially got divorced!
But that wasn’t the end of them! They were still working together for a talent show and in 2016 they even recorded a spanish album together!
Apparently those two will always be in each others life, at least professionally, and it seems that they found a way to make it work!
Blake Lively-Penn Badgley
Blake Lively might be married to super hot, and “Deadpool” star, Ryan Reynolds now, but before that she was in a serious and long term relationship with former “Gossip Girl” co-star Penn Badgley!
The couple met on set in 2007 for the famous series and fell in love, just like their characters in the show! Their 3 year long relationship came to an end in 2010 though, apparently because being in love on set and in real life was too hard! (Whatever you say!).
Serena and Dan on the other hand, their characters in Gossip Girl were still in a relationship, so we’re guessing that this couldn’t have been easy for the former couple! It’s a good thing that, a while later, their on set romance ended as well and the two of them could finally get some space!
Things didn’t end there though! Blake and Penn still had to work together and the series finale of the show had the two of them getting married after all! Oh, that must’ve hurt!
Gwyneth Paltrow-Ben Affleck
Do you even remember those two together? Cause I almost forgot! Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck were a couple once and that surely didn’t end smoothly!
The Oscar winning actress might be a big Hollywood star now, but back in 1997 she was just this shy little lady in the start of her career. Ben Affleck and Paltrow met on set in 1997 while filming the movie “Shakespeare In Love” and dated for the next three years!
But their story didn’t quite end there! After breaking up they had to work together again in 2000 for the movie “Bounce” and the couple decided to give their relationship another try so they started dating again!
Did it end with them getting their happily ever after? Well, obviously not! The couple broke up again and that was the end of them!
This goes to show that working with your ex is never a good idea!
Rachel Bilson-Adam Brody
Those two weren’t just love birds on set for the drama series “The O.C.”! Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody met when they were casted for the show and their characters fall in love and start dating!
Well, that’s what happened in real life as well and fans of the show loved their story! The series, and their relationship, started in 2003, but sadly ended 3 years later and while the show was still on!
The couple might have ended things in real life, however their characters, Seth and Summer, were still very much in love! Talk about an awkward situation!
The series finally ended in 2007 with the on set couple getting married but Rachel and Adam never did! In fact Bilson started dating actor Hayden Christensen in 2007, just one year after her break up with Adam Brody, and though their relationship ended in 2017, the two of them are parents to a baby daughter!
Jenny Slate-Chris Evans
Chris Evans is undoubtedly a Hollywood hottie and a great actor! Also known as Captain America, his character in the “Avengers” movies, Evans could probably have any woman he sets his eyes on and that’s probably what happened with Slate!
Chris Evans and Jenny Slate met on set while filming the brilliant movie, “Gifted”, in 2017 and just like their characters, the couple hit it off and started dating!
Great right? Well, actually no, not so much! Because Evans and Slate ended their relationship a while before the movie premiered!
The, at that moment, former couple had to act professional and work together for the promo of the movie and we bet that it couldn’t have been easy peasy to be all happy and cheery for the fans when they had just broken up!
Those two were on an on-again, off-again relationship for over a year before deciding to really call it quits and the fans were really disappointed!
Drew Barrymore-Justin Long
Do you remember those two together? Of course you do! Golden Globe Award winning actress, Drew Barrymore, and actor Justin Long met in 2008 while filming the comedy movie “He’s Just Not That Into You” and the chemistry between them led to an almost 2 year relationship!
Nothing wrong with that! After all, relationships are difficult and at some point may end, especially when it comes to celebrities!
Tiny detail though.. The former couple had to work together again after breaking up in real life for the movie “Going The Distance” where they had to play…drumroll please!! A couple who tries to keep their relationship alive by travelling back and forth to see each other! Oh, the irony!
No wonder they started dating again after the movie! But that didn’t last for long as Barrymore and Long broke up again, for good this time, some time later!
Good thing is, those two were able to remain friends to this day and, truth be told, the fans never really gave up on them! Everyone is secretly hoping that those two will get together again!