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Couples in love in movies we wish were real

Some couples in love in the movies have become historic, to the point that fans have always believed (or hoped) that these actors were also engaged in real life.

However, love does not always manage to blossom even when the cameras are off: despite this, many of these couples formed a very strong bond and are still very close friends today.

So what if there was no love: these couples remain among the best-loved in the history of cinema because on the set they showed amazing chemistry and, it has to be said, great acting talent!

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In love, but only on screen
Some couples in love in films have become historic, to the point that fans have always believed (or hoped) that these actors were also engaged in real life. However, love does not always manage to blossom after the cameras go off: despite this, many of these couples formed a very strong bond and are still very close friends today. So what if there was no love: these couples remain among the best-loved in the history of cinema, because on the set they showed amazing chemistry and, it has to be said, great acting talent!
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Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio
Two actors star in perhaps the shortest and most troubled, but intense and passionate love story in film history. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio starred in 'Titanic' when they were very young, only to meet again on the set of 'Revolutionary Road'. The two have never been together, despite what many fans hoped, but there is nevertheless a pure and sincere brotherly love. Impossible, for instance, to forget Kate's emotion after DiCaprio won the coveted Oscar and the subsequent embrace between the two, who often even went on holiday together. It was also DiCaprio who walked Kate down the aisle on her wedding day in 2012.
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Julia Roberts and Richard Gere
A cult, iconic couple, starring together for the first time in 1990 with Garry Marshall's 'Pretty Woman'. After that film, audiences went crazy for the Julia Roberts-Richard Gere duo, so much so that nine years later, the director reintroduced this couple to the stage in 'Runaway Bride'. Same success and same result: the two showed a crazy feeling in front of the camera, but the love between the actors always remained only in the sphere of film fiction.
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Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta
Unforgettable in 'Grease' in 1978 also thanks to the hit 'You're the One That I Want', together again on the set five years later for 'Two of a kind': Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta were never in love, but they were great, great friends. The message John Travolta wrote after the death of his friend and colleague in August 2022 was touching: 'My dear Olivia, you did so much to make our lives better. Your impact has been incredible. I loved you so much. We will see each other again along the way and we will be united again, together again. I was yours from the first moment I saw you and I always will be. Your Danny, your John".
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Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable
We saw them together in the award-winning 'Gone with the Wind' in a torrid love story, but in real life Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable never loved each other, quite the contrary. During filming, Vivien hated kissing Clark because of his bad breath, which was due to a gum infection that the actor had contracted as a young man and for which, from the age of 30, he was forced to wear dentures.
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Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling
There is a very deep bond between the two actors - professional and friendship, but definitely not love. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling met on the set of 'Crazy, Stupid Love' in 2010, then starred together in 'Gangster Squad', and finally took part in the acclaimed 'La La Land': since then, many fans have hoped that there was a relationship between the two. No engagement, but a deep mutual esteem, which Emma and Ryan have often reiterated in their interviews.
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Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
The remake of 'A Star Is Born' was also very popular thanks to the incredible chemistry between Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper: she helped him with the singing, as in the Oscar-winning romantic 'Shallow', he helped her with the acting and the result was satisfying. The on-set romance, however, did not turn into reality, despite a very intense performance of the two on the night of the Oscars in 2019 on the notes of 'Shallow': although love was never born, many fans continue to dream of this relationship that, given the current romantic commitments of the two artists, seems (almost) impossible.
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Emma Watson and Rupert Grint
It took eight films, but in the latest feature film of the 'Harry Potter' saga, the love between Hermione and Ron was finally sealed in front of the cameras by a passionate kiss. Those who had read the novels already knew that sooner or later that moment would come and many were waiting for it. The two actors kept in touch after the successful saga that saw them starring together with Daniel Radcliffe, but there was no falling in love, quite the contrary: Emma revealed that during the years when she was filming 'Harry Potter' she had had a crush on Tom Felton, the actor who played Draco Malfoy.
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Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire
The most acclaimed dancer-actor couple of the entire 20th century: the Fred & Ginger duo starred together in 10 films, from "Flying down to Rio" in 1933 to "The Barkleys of Broadway" in 1949. This was a much-loved partnership because of their harmony, rhythm and class, both in dance and acting. This however was "couple" only professionally: Fred was married twice, Ginger as many as five times, but the two were never together.
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Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom
Knightley and Bloom have taken part in four of the five films in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' saga, in which they played newlyweds Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner, amid mixed fortunes. The two actors, however, although they esteemed each other, have never been together and today they are happily parents: Keira Knightley married James Righton, keyboardist of the rock band Klaxons, by whom she had two daughters, while Orlando Bloom is engaged to pop star Katy Perry and in 2020 their firstborn daughter, Daisy, was born.
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Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan
The '50 Shades of...' trilogy was not particularly acclaimed by critics, while it was an incredible success at the box office. In fact, the production of the saga was not at all easy, since E. L. James, author of the novels from which the trilogy is based, had creative control of the entire project. Dakota Johnson herself revealed that Jamie Dornan was very important to her: 'I know it's strange, but he's like a brother to me. We were really there on set for each other. We had to constantly rely on each other and protect each other'. In a film with very intense love scenes, it was difficult to simulate such a strong chemistry between protagonists who are not a couple in real life, but Dakota and Jamie succeeded.
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