In Hollywood, some pretty steamy onscreen relationships have led to real-life romances between costars. Sometimes, when things start heating up after the cameras stop rolling, these stars want to keep their relationships a secret.

Couples like Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse, Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, Josh Hutcherson and Vanessa Hudgens, Ross Lynch and Jaz Sinclair, Miley Cyrus and Lucas Till and more all stayed pretty quiet about their relationships before taking things public. In fact, some of these couples didn’t even reveal that anything romantic went on until years later!

After Outer Banks first premiered on Netflix in April 2020, fans were quick to speculate that stars Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline were dating in real life. It wasn’t until months later when they confirmed that, yes, they were indeed a couple. As for why they kept their relationship a secret in the beginning, Madelyn told Entertainment Tonight in November 2020 that they “were wanting to give it some time and enjoy it while it’s new and fresh.” Then when fans started speculating it got to the point where they were just like, “Yeah, we’re dating,” she explained.

Wondering what other big Hollywood names kept their personal lives out of the public eye while they were together? Scroll through our gallery to uncover all the costars who secretly dated. 

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