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Reel love made real

These seven celebrity couples stuck together on screen and off

Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin
Son Ye-jin and Hyun BinPHOTO: HYUNBIN-ACTOR/ INSTAGRAM
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan with their daughter
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan with their daughterPHOTO: AISHWARYARAI BACHCHAN/ INSTAGRAM
Xiang Yun and Edmund Chen
Xiang Yun and Edmund ChenPHOTO: XIANG-YUN/ INSTAGRAM
Fann Wong and Christopher Lee
Fann Wong and Christopher Lee PHOTO: FANAIAIWONG/ INSTAGRAM
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds PHOTO: BLAKELIVELY/ INSTAGRAM
Rose Leslie and Kit Harington
Rose Leslie and Kit HaringtonPHOTO: FILMSTO FILMS-/ TWITTER
Cecilia Liu and Nicky Wu
Cecilia Liu and Nicky WuPHOTO: NICKY WU

Happily ever after doesn't just happen in the movies. Actors who play lovers on screen sometimes end up together in real life, to the delight of fans and gossip rags.

Of course, not every coupling has a fairy-tale ending. Hollywood's golden couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who got hot and heavy while filming Mr And Mrs Smith (2005), split up in 2019 after five years of marriage and six children.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 13, 2021, with the headline 'Reel love made real'. Print Edition | Subscribe