10+ Celebrity Couples Who Had No Choice To Work Together After They Broke Up

No one said dating in Hollywood is easy.

There are paparazzi following your every move and fans who are more invested in your relationship than their own.

There are also super unconventional breakups. While most of us never see an ex again, some celebs have to work together post-breakup.

Talk about awkward! Here are 10+ of those celeb couples.

1. Jennifer Aniston and Tate Donovan

No wonder Rachel was so obsessed with Josh-ua! Jennifer was dating the actor who played him at the time!

Things soon got awkward when they broke up during filming. Donavan told Us Weekly said that this made things "tricky."

2. Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse

Riverdale fans were crushed when their favorite couple broke up. The pair dated for three years, beginning in 2017.

Since the show was still ongoing, they had to play a couple on the series. That is, until most recently when the show left fans wondering whether Bughead was no more.

3. Joey King and Jacob Elordi

The pair met and started dating while on the 2017 set of The Kissing Booth. But after they broke up, they still had a sequel to film.

While on the podcast, Mood with Lauren Elizabeth, Joey called working with her ex a growing experience.

4. Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panettiere

There was a whole lot of awkwardness surrounding this relationship. First, the pair played uncle and niece while they dated IRL for two years.

When they broke up in 2009, they were forced to work together for a year.

Milo soon made it clear that this did *not* go well when he said that he would never date a co-star again.

"There are things that happen to you in your life that shape who you are," he told Mr. Porter.

5. Bella Hadid and The Weeknd

Not many people can say that they performed while their ex-girlfriend walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. But these two can!

Surprisingly, Bella was chill with it. "There is no awkwardness," she told E! News.

6. Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak

These two started dating after they met as writers on The Office.

While they broke up — both IRL and with their characters — they continued to work together on The Office and then even The Mindy Project.

7. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Dany Garcia

It's hard to believe, but the actor is still running a production company called Seven Bucks Productions with her ex-wife.

What's their secret? Hard work, according to Johnson. "Just remember that you were friends beforehand."

8. Blake Lively and Penn Badgley

Gossip Girl fans were so excited when they found out that Serena and Lonely Boy were a thing IRL.

While they dated for two years, things ended in 2010. This certainly made things awkward since the show continued on for two more years.

9. Jessica Szohr and Ed Westwick

Penn and Blake weren't the only real-life couple who were forced to work together after their breakup.

Ed and Jessica dated on and off for three years, beginning in 2009. When they split, they were able to remain friends.

10. Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult

Lesson learned: don't date someone in a franchise because chances are, there will be many more movies to film.

This ended up happening to the two actors, who dated on-and-off after meeting on the 2011 set of X-Men: Days of Future Past.

11. Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody

There was nothing more adorable than the on-screen relationship between the actor's characters, Seth and Summer. Well, except the actors dating IRL for three years.

When they split, this happened before filming Seth and Summer's wedding.

12. Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush


These former One Tree Hill co-stars had quite the whirlwind relationship. They were married for only a few months before they sadly had to get divorced.

They also had a whirlwind time working together post-divorce.

Since things did not end amicably, it was difficult to work together.

Murray even left the show in 2009, which might have something to do with the awkwardness that is working with your ex-wife.

It must have been one awkward set.

13. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

Before their split, the Latin powerhouses were married for 10 years and had twins, Emme and Max.

Since they made music together before their split, they continued to do so afterward, making their Spanish language album.

14. Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter

While playing siblings on Dexter, these two somehow ended up falling in love and even got marriedhttps://ew.com/article/2010/12/13/michael-c-hall-jennifer-carpenter-divorce/!

They were together from 2008 to 2011. But since the show was still ongoing, they were forced to work together post-divorce for two more years.

“Don’t try this at home,” Hall once joked about working with an ex-partner.

“The fact that Jennifer and I worked through whatever was going on with us personally and the way we did and maintained a commitment to telling this story was never in question.”

He added, “It was always what we needed and wanted to do.”

15. Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki


The Big Bang Theory co-stars dated for two years before calling it quits in 2009.

Since their characters were romantically involved all throughout the series, Kaley told Haute Living that this messed with their breakup.

Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev16.

After dating for several years, The Vampire Diaries co-stars called it quits in 2013. But like the pros they are, they didn't let that affect the show.

So much so that they even won “Best Chemistry” trophy at the 2014 People’s Choice Awards.