10 Real-Life Romances That Make Us Feel Kinda Icky

Some off-screen romances seem meant to be. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis? Totally. Brangelina? But of course. Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison, who play student and teacher? Um, awkward.
Michele's new book, Brunette Ambition, reveals that she dated her Glee costar "for a Broadway beat" before they played Rachel Berry and Mr. Schue on the hit series. Kind of casts that scene where Mr. Schue sang "Don't Stand So Close To Me" to his doting pupil in a new light, no? (Don't blame Lea for selling the fans so hard on Rachel Berry!)
Michele and Morrison aren't the first costars to make a love connection despite having slightly creepy onscreen relationships. Teachers and students, babysitters and charges, mom and son, father and daughter, and brother and sister...things are about to get weird, y'all. (Unless you're a Game of Thrones fan, in which this will all seem completely normal.)
Warning: Though the real-life people involved can't help it, clicking through this selection of real-life romances may ruin some of your favorite films and TV shows. Read at your own risk.
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Photo: Courtesy of Showtime.
Michael C. Hall & Jennifer Carpenter: foster brother and sister on Dexter

These two are pretty much the ultimate faux-incestuous couple. Hall and Carpenter married and divorced during Dexter, in which they played foster siblings. That may have inspired the Deb-crushes-on-Dexter storyline, a queasy plot which rivaled the show's series finale in sheer awfulness.
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Photo: Courtesy of Al Burton Productions.
Scott Baio & Nicole Eggert: babysitter and charge on Charles in Charge

Prepare to have your childhood ruined. Charles In Charge costars Scott Baio and Nicole Eggert actually dated during their stint on the '80s show. Last year, Eggert revealed that Baio took her virginity when she was 17, proving that he seriously is the worst babysitter ever.
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Photo: Courtesy of Hands Dow Entertainment/Ryan Murphy Productions.
Joely Richardson & John Hensley: mother and son on Nip/Tuck

Given the outrageous plots Nip/Tuck specialized in, a relationship between two stars playing mother and son is actually pretty tame. Joely Richardson was romantically linked to John Hensley for more than a year, despite their 12-year age difference and the fact that he played her onscreen son.
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Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Television.
Emily VanCamp & Chris Pratt, sister and brother on Everwood

Emily VanCamp has a habit of dating her costars, regardless of their onscreen relationship. Before pairing off with current boyfriend, Revenge costar Josh Bowman, the Canadian beauty dated Brothers & Sisters castmate Dave Annable. (If memory serves, the two played half-siblings who turned out not to be related after all, paving the way for them to get married and then divorced.)

Even further back, she went out with Chris Pratt, who played her brother Bright on the WB show Everwood. Needless to say, the pictures on Google Images of the couple making out are just a little bit awkward.
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Photo: Courtesy of Paramount Television.
Maureen McCormick & Barry Williams: step-siblings on The Brady Bunch

Here's a story...that might make you queasy. It turns out that the Brady Bunch set was a hotbed of sexual activity. Though Florence Henderson denies having a fling with Barry Williams (thank god), he did date his TV step-sister Marcia Brady (Maureen McCormick).

"It was our first kiss, and it was long, passionate, and deep," McCormick later wrote of the romance, which kicked off while filming in Hawaii. "It was wonderful, too, though as we continued to kiss and press against each other so closely that we could feel each other's body heat, a part of me — a tiny part, admittedly — said to myself, 'Oh my God! I'm kissing my brother. What am I doing?'"

Oh, and Cindy and Bobby used to sneak off and smooch. Gah.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Don Johnson Company.
Don Johnson & Jodi Lyn O'Keefe: father and daughter on Nash Bridges

Consider Dakota Johnson's racy role in Fifty Shades of Grey punishment for Papa Don's onetime romance with an actress playing his daughter. The Nash Bridges star hooked up with Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (yes, the mean girl from She's All That) during the show's run. Awkward.
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Photo: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures.
Matthew Broderick & Jennifer Grey: brother and sister in Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Wait. Ferris and Jeanie Bueller were knocking boots? You betcha, Ed. Ferris Bueller Day's Off's Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Grey turned their onscreen sibling rivalry into offscreen sexy times in the late '80s. Sadly, a car crash during the couple's 1987 trip to Ireland resulted in the death of a mother and daughter, an experience from which Grey says she has never recovered.
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Photo: Courtesy of Paramount Television.
Charlie Schlatter & Jennifer Aniston: brother and sister on Ferris Bueller

There's just something about Ferris. GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson recently revealed that the short-lived 1990 TV version of Ferris Bueller saw onscreen siblings Charlie Schlatter and Jennifer Aniston enjoying a "brief, torrid romance." According to Nelson, who was an assistant on the show, "To we immaturions on the show, this seemed extra-hot. Like performative incest." Or something.
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Photo: Courtesy of NBC.
Lauren Graham & Peter Krause: brother and sister on Parenthood

Parenting's Braverman sibs Sarah and Adam are getting it on in real life. Lauren Graham (second from left) has been dating Peter Krause (right) for almost five years, but downplayed wedding rumors during an appearance on The Ellen Show in March.

"I feel like close to five years in Hollywood, its like, aren't we married already really?" Graham said. "It's good the way it is."

Hey, at least they can carpool to work.
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Photo: Courtesy of ABC/YouTube.
Diana Hyland & John Travolta: mother and son in The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

This unlikely pairing has a tragic twist. John Travolta met and fell in love with actress Diana Hyland when she played his mother in the 1976 TV movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble. Despite their 18-year age gap, the couple stayed together during Hyland's battle with breast cancer. She died at age 41 in 1977.

"I have never been more in love with anyone in my life," Travolta told People in an interview that year. "I thought I was in love before, but I wasn't. From the moment I met her I was attracted. We were like two maniacs talking all the time on the set of Bubble. After a month it became romantic."

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