Celebrity Couples You Didn't Know Work Together

In Hollywood, only a handful of celebrity couples have beaten the odds by staying together for more than a decade. It comes as no surprise that breakups are common in the land of the rich and famous, considering the opposing work schedules these couples often endure. Whether they're filming movies in separate states or going on worldwide musical tours, it can be a genuine challenge for these Hollywood lovebirds to prioritize each other when their careers force them apart. 

But one of the great ways celebrity couples can remain intact is by working together on projects. In fact, many of these superstar pairings claim that there is nothing that brings them closer together than collaborating creatively, whether it's on musical tracks, movies, or TV shows. Beloved couple Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell even confessed (per People) that working together is one of their "favorite ways to spend time together." Meanwhile, "Once Upon A Time's" Josh Dallas gushed to Access Hollywood that working with wife/co-star Ginnifer Goodwin is "a dream come true." So without further ado, here are some of your favorite Hollywood duos who have collaborated by doing what they love most.

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell have worked on a handful of creative projects together, including "When in Rome," "ChiPs," and "Hit and Run." In 2016, the couple got the chance to do voice-over work together on the animated children's series "Terrific Trucks." Per Universal Kids, the program centers around a group of (adorably) animated trucks as they explore the open road. According to Bell, she and Shepard jumped on the chance to guest star on the show, considering their two children are obsessed with vehicles. "We're a family of gear-heads, so this seemed perfect," Bell told People. "Our children love anything with a motor."

Bell is an expert at voice-acting, notably killing it as the narrator on "Gossip Girl" and the quirky Princess Anna in "Frozen." Because she is such a pro in that department, her husband Shepard admitted to feeling a bit "jealous" of her talents in the field. "Mainly, I'm jealous of my wife's outstanding voice-over career, and I'm really trying to bite at her heels," Shepard revealed to People. "That's the one thing she's really got me on — well, there's a few things, but that's certainly one of them."

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker met back in 1991 while working on a Broadway show at the Naked Angels Theater Company. Their mutual passion for theater has continued well into adulthood, and the couple continues to perform together in Broadway plays. In 2020, the longtime spouses were set to star as lovers in the Neil Simon revival, "Plaza Suite," yet the play sadly shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fortunately, though, the two were granted a second chance to star in the revival, which premieres on February 25, 2022, according to Playbill. Speaking of her experience working with her husband, Parker said on her Instagram post: "I feel I've waited a lifetime."

But despite their adoration for working together, Parker revealed that one of the reasons their marriage works so well is due to their extensive time apart. "I know this sounds nuts, but we have lives that allow us to be away and come back together," she said on an episode of Girl Boss Radio. "His work life takes him here, and mine takes me there. And in some ways, I think that that's been enormously beneficial because we have so much to share in a way ..."

Beyoncé and Jay-Z

The power couple has been collaborating on musical projects for years now, with multiple hits under their belts such as "'03 Bonnie and Clyde," "Crazy in Love," "Deja Vu," and "Drunk in Love." In a 2003 interview with The Washington Post, Beyoncé explained why she loves working with Jay-Z, calling him "one of the best rappers." "I worked with Jay-Z on his album, so I asked him to do the same," the "Flawless" singer said. "We work really well together in the studio. Hip-hop and R&B always is a great collaboration ... There's a male point of view and a female point of view. Men relate; women relate. He's one of the best rappers, I think."

In 2021, Jay-Z referred to working with his songstress wife as "Inspiring." "She's super detail-oriented, obviously, as you can see from her work," he gushed to ET Canada. "She's an incredibly hard worker, super talented, very inspiring."

When they're not busy working on music together, the Carters can be found collaborating as brand ambassadors for Tiffany and Co. In the ads for the jewelry brand, Beyoncé and Jay-Z recreate some of the most memorable moments from the 1961 classic "Breakfast at Tiffany's." The campaign features a dazzling ad called "About Love," which features Bey singing a haunting rendition of "Moon River" — aka the song that was originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in the film.

Adam Brody and Leighton Meester

Seth Cohen and Blair Waldorf (uh, we mean Adam Brody and Leighton Meester) have collaborated on multiple indie film projects over the years. Some of their notable collaborations include movies like "The Oranges" and "Life Partners." According to Brody, there was instant chemistry between the two of them on their first film project, yet nothing ever came of it due to Brody already being in a relationship. "I thought she was gorgeous," he revealed on Anna Faris' Unqualified podcast. "And even when we did the movie, there was chemistry there, but I was seeing someone." 

Fortunately, they reunited a few years later, and the adorable couple tied the knot in 2014 during a secret wedding ceremony (via Us Weekly.)

Most recently, they came together behind the screen again to shoot the ABC show, "Single Parents." On working with her husband, the "Gossip Girl" actress told The Hollywood Reporter, "I mean, yeah, it's a wonderful, great, lovely thing ... I mean, he's my best friend, and I wanna work with him on everything, and I think he's the best in everything."

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are undoubtedly relationship goals. One of the reasons the couple is so beloved is because the two have been incredibly supportive of each other throughout the years. Not only has the newly pregnant duo worked together on several musical tracks, including "Cockiness (Love It)" and "Fashion Killa", they have also collaborated on multiple projects outside of the music scene. In the summer of 2020, for instance, the rapper participated in an ad for Rihanna's gender inclusive skin care line, FENTY SKIN. In 2021, the "Kiss it Better" singer supported A$AP by showing off the gorgeous boots he designed on her Instagram.

Now that they are in a relationship, we will hopefully hear more collaborations from the happy pair. Yet, according to the rapper, working with the "Desperado" singer can be hard at times. "I think the hardest part about working with you is not goofin' off and laughing the whole time," he confessed to Rihanna in a joint GQ interview. "Like, this s*** is comedy." He continued, saying, "The hardest part is not having too much fun. You just forget that it's still work at the end of the day."

Dave Franco and Alison Brie

Dave Franco and Alison Brie have starred in multiple films alongside each other, including "The Disaster Artist," "The Little Hours," and most recently, "The Rental." According to Brie, the pandemic has inspired them to collaborate on even more projects as a couple. This includes their upcoming Amazon movie, "Somebody I Used to Know," starring Brie and directed by Franco.

"We've been writing together and actually wrote a rom-com script for Dave to direct and me to star in," Brie said according to People. "It's been a really great creative outlet for us and a way to feel productive during this time."

And according to Franco, having his wife by his side while he's directing is "comforting." "It was very comforting to have you there with me in general," he told Brie while the two of them spoke to Interview Magazine. "Because as a first-time director, there were definitely moments where I would feel a little insecure or doubt myself, and it was nice to have someone there to build me up in the right ways and remind me that we were on the right path and that we were doing good work." 


Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas have quite the fairytale romance. In fact, the happily married couple met while filming "Once Upon a Time," where Goodwin played Snow White and Dallas was her Prince Charming. And while some actors refuse to date their co-stars in an effort to keep things professional, Dallas gushed on "Live Kelly and Ryan" that he and Goodwin "didn't fight it." Instead, they went "straight for it," and have been madly in love ever since! 

But did their real-life romance hurt their on-screen performance? Not even close! As Dallas revealed to E! News in 2012, their off-screen relationship added something incredibly special to their portrayal of Prince Charming and Snow White. "I think it adds something; it adds a different dynamic to the characters that we're playing ..." he told the outlet. "It's always a great day going to work with Ginnifer Goodwin; she's a fantastic actress, and I learn so much from her." 


Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis met while playing boyfriend and girlfriend on "That '70s Show." In fact, Kunis admits that her first kiss ever was with Kutcher while on set! The couple enjoyed working together again in 2021 when they starred in a hilarious Super Bowl commercial alongside reggae artist Shaggy. And although the "Black Swan" actor confessed that working with her husband can present a challenge (because he always makes her laugh,) she was ultimately thrilled that she got to work with Kutcher again.

"For me, my favorite thing to do is laugh," Kunis told Yahoo! Entertainment. "My husband makes me laugh all day long. He makes me laugh more than anybody. I don't know if that's necessarily good to do while shooting a commercial, but ..." Meanwhile, Kutcher loved getting to work with his wife on-screen again. He told the outlet, "It's not horrible working with the person you like most in the world." Kunis also noted that it was "amazing" to spend time with her husband while away from their kids. "I hate saying it, but we were like, 'Freedom!' ... It was amazing!" She confessed to Entertainment Tonight.

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

Although Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are pretty much the dream team when it comes to working together (which is most evident in their "A Quiet Place" franchise,) they initially preferred to keep their careers very separate. In fact, according to the couple, one of the reasons their marriage has lasted for so long is because they are so independent in their acting careers.

"We keep our careers very, very separate," he revealed, according to Boston Common. "We always rely on each other for opinions, but we love the idea that we have separate careers, and, that way, we can be the number one fans of each other."

But all of that changed when Blunt decided to co-star alongside Krasinski in his directorial debut, "A Quiet Place." According to Krasinski, working with his wife was so effortless that it was "bizarre." "It was bizarre how well it worked," he confessed to the outlet. "I don't know whether I'd tempt fate again quickly because this process went so well. I think we were both shocked." But it seems as though Krasinski is willing to tempt fate for the third time, because according to The Hollywood Reporter, "A Quiet Place 3" is set to come out in 2025. 

Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox

Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox met on a film set in 2020 after they were cast in the crime-thriller, "Midnight in the Switchgrass." According to Kelly, he would wait outside on his trailer steps every single day just to "catch one glimpse of eye contact" with Fox.

"She would have to get out of her car and walk from her car to her trailer," said Kelly, according to USA Today. "There were, like, five steps between the car and the trailer. And I would just sit there and hope," the rapper confessed. It turns out the feelings were mutual for Fox, who knew that the two were destined to become lovers before they even met. She told the outlet, "I just felt it, like, deep in my soul."

As it turns out, they enjoyed working together so much that the rapper called up the "Jennifer's Body" star and asked her if she wanted to be featured in his "Bloody Valentine" music video. Of course, she agreed, and it turned out to be a "great work experience." "I mean, obviously ... great work experience," Kelly gushed in an interview with Radio.com "... I had made the call, like, the day before the video. And I was like, 'Can you come over?' and we shot the video." She went on to appear in several of Kelly's other music videos, including "Drunk Face," where she is featured having a blast with her beau.