What would our lives be in a world without Raj and Simran’s epic love? Or in one where Ross ends up with Emily and not Rachel. Yuck! That’s cringe-worthy, to say the least.
Some of these reel-life couples have fans so vested in them that they become like actual couples for us. But hard as it may be to accept, most of our favourite onscreen couples have never dated in real life. Mostly because they’re professional actors and/or happily married/dating other people.
For your entertainment, here are six popular on-screen couples who’ve never dated each other in real life, despite what fans might have hoped for.
1. Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan
These two first shared the screen in Momina Duraid’s Humsafar. The pair blew the audience away with their mind-blowing chemistry and after a eight long years, will be returning to the silverscreen with Bilal Lashari’s The Legend of Maula Jatt.
2. Mehwish Hayat and Humayun Saeed
They may have starred in numerous films and dramas together but Mehwish Hayat and Humayun Saeed have never been romantically linked in real life. The duo was last seen in Punjab Nahi Jaungi. There are no doubts in our minds that they definitely have a very bankable chemistry.
3. Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan
Be it Rahul and Anjali or Raj and Simran, this iconic Bollywood pairing will always have our hearts. While the fans would have loved for them to end up together in real life as well, the stars are happily married to their respective partners. They do share a deep friendship, though.
4. Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan
The star kids made their Bollywood debut with Karan Johar’s Student of the Year back in 2012. Alia then went on to share screen space with Varun in two other films: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania. She is yet again starring with the Badlapur actor in Kalank, that is slated to release later this year.
Alia was rumoured to be dating Sidharth Malhotra but wasn’t linked to Varun even once. She is currently in a relationship with Ranbir Kapoor while Varun is still with his longtime girlfriend Natasha Dalal. Fortunately, that didn’t falter their onscreen chemistry!
5. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio
Hollywood’s most iconic onscreen pair – without any doubt – would be Titanic’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. The couple’s reel-life spark speculated the idea that they might be romantically involved but they never really were. And that still hurts.
6. Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer
He’s her lobster!
There. We’ve said it. And 14 years later, we still abide by it. Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer might have had a rocky road on Friends but in real-life, they have a pretty cool friendship.
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