Updated: Mar 17, 2017 5:22 pm
When actors end up playing a couple on-screen, there's a good chance they have a super strong natural chemistry and next thing you know, they take this love into their real-lives. They start dating for real and for fans, it's always heartwarming to see their fictional faves actually falling for each other. For some couples, this love doesn't necessarily last though and when it's all said and done, they end up revealing some major truths about what it was really like being in such a high-profile relationship that so many people feel personally invested in. From totally shocking, heartbreaking to words that will make your heart swell, these stars didn't hold anything back. Sit back and grab some popcorn. It's basically like it's own movie!
Click through the gallery to see all of the confessions and then drop a comment below telling us which of these surprised you the most!
Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan met while filming Liv and Maddie where their characters Maddie and Diggy dated. They even broke up, Maddie dated someone else, and then they got back together, proving that these two were endgame. Dove and Ryan took this love off-screen too, and they even got engaged. But after three years togehter, the couple called off their engagement and split. They seemed just as picture perfect IRL as their characters were, but Dove took to Instagram where she revealed that Ryan "was terrible" to her. He then dropped his own truth on Instagram, commenting that he still loves Dove, but "sometimes things just aren't meant to be."
Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron played Gabriella and Troy in the High School Musical movies, two people who challenged each other to break free of the status quo and follow their hearts. Their ficitonal love story will live on forever, but after five years together, they called it quits. So was their actual love story always in perfect harmony? Well, not really. V spilled that there was a time during their romance when she was often angry over all the attention Zac was getting from fans, since she simply just didn't want to share her boyfriend.
"I went through a phase when I was really mean because I was so fed up. Girls were running after him, and I was giving them death stares," Vanessa said. "Then I realized that's not what that's about. 'Spread the love, be a good person, they support you, be nice.''
Ahh, the challenges of young love.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart brought Edward Cullen and Bella Swan's vampire falls for a human girl epic romance to life in five blockbuster movies and off-screen, they dated for the duration of all the filming. (Minus that brief time they went through a bit of a rough patch during their relationship when Kristen was spotted kissing the director of a movie she was filming.) It wasn't until after the couple split though that Kristen opened up about how tough it was being in a relationship that everyone felt like they were a part of.
"I hated it that details of my life were being turned into a commodity and peddled around the world. When I was dating Rob, the public was the enemy—and that is no way to live," Kristen said. "People wanted me and Rob to be together so badly that our relationship was made into a product. It wasn’t real life anymore. And that was gross to me. It’s not that I want to hide who I am or hide anything I’m doing in my life. It’s that I don’t want to become a part of a story for entertainment value," she shared in another interview.
Woah, for sure not an everlasting love like that of Edward and Bella.
Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato played lovebirds who were meant to finish each other's song in the Camp Rock films and off-screen, they briefly dated too. But Joe has since said that he found himself trapped in a relationship he didn't necessarily want to be in, but felt like he couldn't escape since Demi was going through her own struggles.
"We had been friends forever, we were both Disney kids, and because we played a couple in the Camp Rock Disney Channel specials—and fans liked seeing us together—we eventually dated for a month," Joe said. "I really got to know her and got to see the ins and outs of what she was struggling with. I felt like I needed to take care of her, but at the same time I was living a lie, because I wasn’t happy but felt like I had to stay in it for her, because she needed help. I couldn’t express any of that, of course, because I had a brand to protect."
Today, Joe and Demi remain the best of friends, so their love story took a much better turn.
Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus met while filming the romantic movie, The Last Song in 2010 and they eventually became engaged. They ended up splitting though in 2013, something Liam said.
"I guess when I feel something, then I just feel it and I go for it. I make my decisions about what’s going to make me happy, what I think is right and what I want to do – and I don’t worry too much outside of that," he said about their relationship. "Of course [the breakup] was hard, man. But at the time we were going in different directions and it’s just what needed to happen. We were both super young and it was a good decision at the time – we both needed that," he added.
After spending time apart, Miam has since rekindled their old flame and they're happier than ever.
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield played Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man movies and although their on-screen love story comes to a devastating end, IRL this couple was still going strong. They unfortunately did split after four years together, but they have both gone on to say that they still have nothing but love for each other.
"It’s been interesting. It’s been a good year. And sad. Pros and cons," Emma said about their breakup. "[He's] someone I still love very much."
This is something Andrew totally agrees with.
"We care about each other so much, and that’s a given, that’s kind of this unconditional thing. There’s so much love between us and so much respect. I’m her biggest fan as an artist. So for me, it’s been bliss to be able to watch her success and watch her bloom into the actress that she is. And it’s also been wonderful to have that kind of support for each other. It’s nothing but a beautiful thing," Andrew said.
So although they're no longer an item and even their on-screen personas aren't together anymore, their love still lives on. Excuse us while we weep.
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams brought Noah and Allie's showstopping romance in The Notebook to life, and that movie has gone on to become a classic film everyone needs to see at some point. Ryan and Rachel started dating after they finished filming, but they eventually called it quits. Ryan once spoke about what their actual relationship was really like and well, get ready to sob.
"I mean, God bless The Notebook. It introduced me to one of the great loves of my life. But people do Rachel and me a disservice by assuming we were anything like the people in that movie. Rachel and my love story is a hell of a lot more romantic than that. The only thing I remember is we both went down swingin' and we called it a draw," he said.
UMMM, so Ryan and Rachel's real-life love was eve more amazing than the one they portrayed in the movie and although they didn't last, they both fought really hard to keep things going. Wow.