Whoever told you not to date your co-workers most likely didn't work in the entertainment industry or read celebrity gossip sites because ... well, it happens a lot.
Like, A LOT a lot. There's a whole gallery of them here for a reason!
Take these 21 beloved couples, for example, who paired up on TV shows past on present got so into character, they decided to give real-life romance a shot.
Some of them even lasted, too! Others ... yeah, not so much ...
Why do so many hot TV cast members end up dating their co-workers? Working 70-80 hours a week on location with them might be a major contributor.
By definition, they have a lot in common. And probably don't see many other human beings for months at a time. So there is the convenience factor!
For viewers, it can be difficult at times to tell whether you're watching art imitate life or vice versa, especially if the duo receives celebrity gossip coverage.
If you're a fan of The Vampire Diaries, you know this phenomenon well.
So see the slideshow above for 21 famous couples from TV, and real life, that dated professionally and personally, and decided to give it the old college try.
Or in the case of Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, the old high school try and the 30-something try, having skipped the whole college and early 20s phase.
Mila and Ashton are perhaps the exception to the rule, married (possibly, or at least close) with a child while other TV romances were as short lived as ...
Well, some of the shows they were on. Not everyone's a winner.
Which are your favorites? Which couples did you not even know dated on their respective shows, or outside of them? Discuss in the comments below!