What if you’re an actor recently split from another actor, only to find that your ex has just been cast opposite you in a project you can’t turn down? It’s the very definition of awkward. Or worse still, what if you and a co-star have dated and had a messy split but are still contracted to appear together on a show? And while meeting your ex at an office party is bad enough, just imagine having to walk the red carpet with them! These aren’t situations that any of us would envy, but that’s what happened to these unfortunate celebrities.
20. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
When Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony parted ways in 2011 after seven years together, it may have made their 2012 reality show ¡Q’Viva! just a little bit less of a good idea. And while the pair claimed that any animosity displayed on screen was deliberately embellished during post-production, it nonetheless looked pretty real.
19. Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder were lovers on TV show The Vampire Diaries and lovers in reality, too – for a while. In 2013, though, they parted ways amicably – and given that they still had to continue playing a beloved TV couple on screen, it was definitely best that things hadn’t gotten ugly.