14 MCU Couples Vs. The Actors' Real-Life Relationships

In some MCU movies and TV shows, the romances are as epic as the journey the hero undergoes. A few of the couples have so much chemistry that you almost wish the actors were together in real life.

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While Tom Holland and Zendaya are the only onscreen MCU couple who are also dating in real life, many of the other actors are out there living epic romances of their very own.

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Here are 14 MCU couples vs. who the actors are dating or married to IRL:

1.Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany play spouses Wanda Maximoff and Vision in WandaVision.

Vision and Wanda gaze lovingly into each other's eyes
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In real life, Elizabeth is married to Robbie Arnett, who's a vocalist in the indie band Milo Greene.

Elizabeth and Robbie wear coordinating outfits to the Emmys

They've been together since 2017.

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Paul married fellow actor Jennifer Connelly, who voiced the AI Karen in Spider-Man: Homecoming, in 2003.

Paul wears a leather jacket and jeans and Jennifer wears a plaid sweater and bold skirt

They met on the set of 2001's A Beautiful Mind and were engaged before they officially started dating.

They share two children, and Jennifer also has a son from her previous marriage.

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2.Though Tom Hiddleston and Sophia Di Martino both play variants of the same character in Loki, they share an onscreen kiss.

Sylvie and Loki kiss for the first time
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In real life, Tom is reportedly engaged to his Betrayal costar Zawe Ashton.

Tom and Zawe sweetly hold hands on the red carpet

Zawe is set to join the MCU as a currently unnamed villain in the upcoming Captain Marvel follow-up The Marvels.

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Sophia is in a long-term relationship with Flowers creator Will Sharpe.

on separate red carpets, Will wears a simple suit, and Sophia wears a ruffled top and shiny patterned skirt

They share two children.

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3.As Tony Stark and Pepper Potts, Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow play love interests in Iron Man.

Tony and Pepper talk on the balcony outside the party
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In real life, Robert married producer Susan Downey (née Levin) in 2005.

on the red carpet, Robert does a chicken dance while Susan laughs and shrugs

They have two children together. Robert also has an older son from his previous marriage to Deborah Falconer.

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Gwyneth married Brad Falchuk, who co-created shows like Glee and Pose, in 2018.

Their wedding dinner was prepared by Mario Carbone, the same chef who owns the restaurant where they had their first date.

Their wedding dinner was prepared by Mario Carbone, the same chef who owns the restaurant where they had their first date.

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4.Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman play intergalactic on-again/off-again couple Thor and Jane Foster in Thor.

as they stand before a glittering lake on Asgard, Thor and Jane hold hands and gaze lovingly into each other's eyes
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In real life, Chris married model Elsa Pataky in 2010.

as they pose on the red carpet together, Elsa leans her head on Chris's shoulder, and he puts his arm around her

They share three children.

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Natalie married her Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied in 2012.

Benjamin puts his arm around Natalie on the red carpet

They have two kids together.

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5.In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo fell in love as Natasha Romanoff and Bruce Banner.

Natasha and Bruce exchange a tender look
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In real life, Scarlett married Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost in 2020.

dressed in a classic tux, Colin can't take his eyes off of Scarlett, who's wearing a stunning, sequined halter dress with a plunging neckine

They welcomed their first child together in 2021. Scarlett has an older daughter from her previous marriage to Romain Dauriac.

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Mark married actor Sunrise Coigney in 2000.

holding hands on the red carpet, Mark and Sunrise can't look away from each other

They have three children together.

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6.In Spider-Man: No Way Home, Zendaya and Tom Holland play high school couple MJ Jones and Peter Parker.

balancing on a rooftop, Peter holds onto MJ's arm so she doesn't
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Zendaya and Tom are dating in real life, too.

on the red carpet, Tom wears a trendy suit with six buttons on the jacket, and Zendaya wears a glittery spiderweb halter dress, and they're smiling at each other

They've been together since 2021.

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7.In Guardians of the Galaxy, Zoe Saldaña and Chris Pratt play love interests Gamora and Peter Quill.

leaning against a railing, Gamora and Peter chat quietly
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In real life, Zoe married artist Marco Perego Saldaña in 2013.

wearing a sparkly dress with cap sleeves, Zoe wraps her arms around Marco, who's wearing a classic tux, complete with a waistcoat

They have three kids.

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Chris married Katherine Schwarzenegger in 2019.

on the red carpet, Katherine wears a floor-length one-shoulder dress with a sparkly pattern, and Chris wears a classic suit with a tie that matches her dress

They're currently expecting their second child together. Chris has an older son from his previous marriage to Anna Faris.

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8.In Ant-Man and the Wasp, Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly play superhero couple Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne.

dressed in their pym particle suits, Hope and Scott sit down for a discussion
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In real life, Paul married producer/screenwriter Julie Yaeger in 2003.

standing close together on the red carpet, Julie wears a sleeveless dress with a tulle turtleneck and tiered skirt, and Paul wears a traditional tux in a matching color

She was the first person he met after moving to New York City following his role in Clueless.

They have two kids.

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Evangeline has been in a long-term relationship with Norman Kali, who was a production assistant on her show Lost, since 2010.

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9.Benedict Cumberbatch and Rachel McAdams play love interests Stephen Strange and Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange.

Dr Palmer helps an injured Stephen walk through the hospital
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In real life, Benedict married playwright Sophie Hunter in 2015.

They met on the set of Burlesque Fairytales in 2009 and now share three sons.

They met on the set of Burlesque Fairytales in 2009 and now share three sons.

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Rachel has been in a long-term relationship with screenwriter and director Jamie Linden since 2016.

on separate red carpets, Jamie wears jeans and a simple collared shirt, and Rachel wears a sparkly, strappy halter stop with a fitted, shiny, galaxy ombre confetti fringe skirt

They have two kids.

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10.In Black Widow, David Harbour and Rachel Weisz play fake-couple-turned-real-romantic-interests Alexei Shostakov and Melina Vostokoff.

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In real life, David married singer Lily Allen in 2020.

on the red carpet, David kisses Lilly's temple

They tied the knot in Las Vegas — complete with an Elvis impersonator as the officiant.

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Rachel married actor Daniel Craig in 2011.

holding hands on the red carpet, Rachel wears an oversized cardigan over a bold pantsuit, and Daniel wears a simple suit in a complimentary bold color

They only invited four guests — including their two children from previous relationships — to their wedding.

They welcomed their first child together in 2018.

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11.In Eternals, Gemma Chan and Kit Harington play couple Sersi and Dane Whitman.

dressed in winter coats, Sersi and Dane gaze into the sky with concern on their faces
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In real life, Gemma has been dating fellow Marvel actor Dominic Cooper — who played Howard Stark in Marvel projects like Captain America and Agent Carter — since 2018.

sunglasses on and drinks in hand, Gemma and Dominic pose together under an umbrella

They starred in 2017's Stratton together.

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Kit married his Game of Thrones costar/love interest Rose Leslie in 2018.

holding hands on the red carpet, Kit wears a retro tux, and Leslie wears a sleeveless ballgown similar to Princess Belle's iconic dress

They welcomed a son in 2021.

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12.In the same movie, Barry Keoghan and Lauren Ridloff play love interests Druig and Makkari.

standing close together, Druig and Makkari examine their ship together
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In real life, Barry is in a relationship with Alyson Sandro.

on the red carpet, Barry kisses Alyson's cheek while she laughs

He even got Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to wish her happy birthday on Instagram.

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Lauren married artist and performer Douglas Ridloff in 2006.

standing together on the red carpet, Douglas wears a long coat, and Lauren wears a long-sleeved dress with a turtleneck, tulle pleats, and stripes of sheer mesh

They have two sons.

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13.Eternals also features Brian Tyree Henry and Haaz Sleiman as married couple Phastos and Ben.

in the low light, Ben holds the back of Phastos' head and rest his hand on his heart
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In real life, Brian is reportedly single, but after losing his mother, he "just started living in a place of, like, look, man: This world is full of millions of people. It's not about you finding them. Or y'all finding each other. It's about you finding yourself.”

He told GQ,

He told GQ, "I remember having this talk with my mother, because I didn't even know what love meant...I wanted to know why she was with this dude, because we saw how he treated my mother...I was like, ‘Well, I'm the only man you made. Crafted me in your image, basically. And I can never leave you. No matter where I go, there you are. So if you don't love this man, leave him, for real...'Cause he'll never be better than me.'"

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Likewise, Haaz has not publicly confirmed any romantic partners, but he said that representation like Phastos and Ben bring to the movie is "beyond a dream come true, it’s lifesaving."

Haaz wears a simple suit and no tie on the red carpet

He told Variety, "I wish I had that when I was a kid, to see this.”

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14.And finally, in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Fala Chen and Tony Leung Chiu-wai play Ying Li and Wenwu, Shang-Chi's parents.

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In real life, Fala married entrepreneur Emmanuel Straschnov in 2019.

holding hands on the red carpet, Emmanuel wears a trendy suit and egg-printed socks, and Fala wears a beautiful Barbie-approved ballgown with a sweetheart neckline

They welcomed a daughter in 2021.

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After 19 years of dating, Tony married actor and singer Carina Lau in 2008.

posing together, Tony wears a classic tux with a velvet jacket, and Carina wears a flowy one-shouldered floral dress with long opera gloves

They've been in multiple movies together, including The Duke of Mount Deer, Days of Being Wild, and Police Cadet.

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