How Time Has Changed the Beloved On-Screen Couples

Jul 13, 2020Rita Kumar

Do you remember when you used to hurry home, only to catch up with the latest episode of your favorite TV on-screen couple? Perhaps, some of their on-screen romantic relationships plunged us into a world where reel feelings were more intense! Whether it was Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion or Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel, each pair has left some memory behind with the show and keeps fans wondering what they look like today. Here's a glimpse into what or perhaps how your favorite soap opera stars look today—and they are the perfect examples of how time changes everything!

Claire Danes and Jared Leto—My So-Called Life

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Though it ran for just a single season in 1994, My So-Called Life never failed to have the audience tune in to their TV sets, only to watch the then happening on-screen chemistry between Claire Danes and Jared Leto. A typical high school drama of its kind, it had everything elemental to make it a teen drama that had one of the most loved couples pair up on the screen who look a lot more different than in the '90s!


Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion—Castle

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When Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion joined forces in 2009 to add more to the mystical elements of Castle, neither of them knew that their romantic bond on-screen would soar through the TV screens in 2009. Having tasted high-end success from the ABC drama that ran through eight seasons, the leading man and lady are tasting success in other prominent roles after the show's final call in 2016.

Candice King and Joseph Morgan—The Vampire Diaries

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In 2009, there came an eerie show that fans couldn't resist watching—and of all its mystical elements, The Vampire Diaries managed to lock viewers to its high school plot and heart-chilling chemistry between the human world and the supernatural forces. To top it all, there was Candice King and Joseph Morgan, whose romance on-screen attributed to the most significant number on the show. Aging through the years, both Candice and Morgan have moved to pursue more prominent roles after the show ended in 2017.

Natascha McElhone and David Duchovny—Californication

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Time waits for none—not even for the leading stars of 2007's comedy-drama, Californication! A story of a troubled writer, his writing blocks, and deviations in relationships are just some of the ingredients that cooked a great show that had the audience glued to their seats. Perhaps, if there's something more to the comical plot, it would be the steaming chemistry between Natascha McElhone and David Duchovny! Coming down the years, the former on-screen couple are great friends and have their focus on other roles, and time has beautifully changed them to what they are today!

Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel—How I Met Your Mother

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Recounting cute and old memories to children is always an exciting thing to do, isn't it? Well, this was something that went on for nine years on TV, starting from 2005! And that was how 'How I Met Your Mother' locked the audience to the TV screen, without losing its circumference to the plots, amazing backdrops and picturization, and the unforgettable on-screen romance between Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan! Though both of them parted ways after the show ended in 2014, they have aged beautifully and show signs of more charm and grace.

Constance Wu and Randall Park—Fresh Off the Boat

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Based on the backdrop of the 1990s, Fresh Off the Boat gives out the flair about a Taiwanese family that attempts to merge and adjust to the different socio-economic realities of livelihood in the US. Though ABC pulled it off like a pro with its amazing crew of cast, Constance Wu and Randall Park's impeccable chemistry had fans wonder if time would ever change their on-screen and off-screen relationship or not!

Lori Loughlin and John Stamos—Full House

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In 1987, a family drama that tasted success throughout eight seasons saw great family adventure that spun around a widower, his three children, and everything else! Apart from its elemental plot that was everything about family and its daily ordeals, the show was famous for Lori Loughlin and John Stamos—who impeccably attired the roles of Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky. Now, they are busy in their acting career after parting ways when Full House ended in 1995.

Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage—Boy Meets World

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A popular Friday night soap, Boy Meets World was nothing less of a teen staple, love, romance, and of course, comical drama! The ABC show that began in 1993 ran through a whopping seven seasons and was loved for its plot, while Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel's on-screen chemistry garnered a flooded response and love from fans. Today, the reel-life couple enjoys their share of the limelight after parting ways when the show went off the air in 2000 though they reunited again for Girl Meets World in 2014!

Judy Reyes and Donald Faison—Scrubs

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Time changes everything, and even the stars! Scrubs was yet again another hospital-themed sitcom that aired in 2001 and journeyed through nine seasons until 2010. Apart from the leading man and the plot and everything else, the soap boasted some on-screen chemistry ruled out by Judy Reyes and Donald Faison. Though the on-screen couple looked quite different back then, now, they look way different from their years of Scrubs.

Evangeline Lilly and Josh Holloway—Lost

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In 2004, there was some serious action going on TV screens. Perhaps, Lost was typically one of a kind mystery drama that slew every inch of the mystical plot with in-depth details and picturization. But if there's anything else apart from its mystery-lined plot, it would be the fabulous chemistry underlined by Evangeline Lilly and Josh Holloway. But coming down through the years, the ex-costars have found success in other significant projects.

Tori Spelling and Brian Austin Green—Beverly Hills, 90210

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When a teen drama aired in 1990, there was nothing that could stop it from tasting success for ten seasons. Beverly Hills, 90210, was an epitome of a teenage lifestyle set in a star-studded venue and underlined the different ordeals teenagers faced in various circumstances. And speaking of teen plots, Tori Spelling and Brian Austin Green are some of the famous faces that fans loved to watch on-screen. Moreover, their chemistry was equally impeccable and dwelt to every depth of the '90s drama. Years have gone by, but the fan-loved on-screen couple has found success in other roles.

Lisa Edelstein and Hugh Laurie—House, M.D.

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When Fox Broadcasting Company came up with the idea of a drama that would detail the story of an unsociable physician who would always flout hospital rules, they couldn't think anything or perhaps anyone further than Hugh Laurie for the role. While romance paves the way for an interesting storyline in almost any kind of plot, House, M.D., too, had exciting chemistry through Hugh Laurie and Lisa Edelstein. Though the ex-costars look way different than what they were in the show, fate has better plans for them in their respective roles and future projects.

Katherine Heigl and Justin Chambers—Grey’s Anatomy

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Will Grey's Anatomy ever have an end? Perhaps not! The longest-running soaps in the line of medical dramas, Grey's Anatomy, embarked its journey on the screen back in 2005. And after running through a whopping 16 seasons, it still hasn't lost its scope from entertaining while its latest episode aired in April this year. Traveling down the years from its amazing start, the drama's favorite couple, Katherine Heigl and Justin Chambers, have changed quite a lot, though their on-screen chemistry lasted just five years until Katherine's exit from the show in 2009.

Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz—Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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The vampire hunter kind of stories was quite good in anime plots. Still, when Buffy the Vampire Slayer began its journey on the screens in 1997, there was no stopping to Buffy Summers, aka Sarah Michelle Gellar's battling with the supernatural beasts. Though the soap saw its last journey in 2003, fans always look back to the stunning chemistry paired between Sarah and David Boreanaz. Journeying through the aisle of entertainment, both of them have found success through other pivotal roles in more significant projects. Moreover, their looks have changed with their stardom, but in good numbers!

Julianna Margulies and George Clooney—ER

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If there was one show that tasted success crossing almost a decade and a half, it would be nothing like ER! The drama that started its journey on TV screens in 1994 saw its last days in 2009, after leaving some decade-old showtime memories with its fans. Moreover, this medical drama had balanced on-screen love proportions between Julianna Margulies and George Clooney, and there could be nothing better than love in the drama! After years of crossing paths with their characters, Julianna and Clooney have embarked on their journey to retaining their stardom without a break.

It is incredible to see how fast time passes for some of these actors. Even though they no longer appear together on screen, each of them has managed to continue their career successfully. Which of these couples is your favorite? Who would you like to see together again in a series or movie? Don't forget to share this article with all your friends!

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