Disney Channel is the birthplace of some of the most adorable (former) couples ever. Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), Bridgit Mendler & Shane Harper (Good Luck Charlie), Dove Cameron & Ryan McCartan (Liv and Maddie)… You get the idea. So you can bet that plenty of Sonny with a Chance actors found a love connection with a co-star as well. The notion of romance is practically baked in with their Disney roots!
We did some digging, and it turns out that, like the cast of Wizards of Waverly Place, six of the television series’ leading ladies and gents supposedly hooked up with a co-star when the cameras weren’t rolling. Not all of ’em were fellow SwaC stars, but, nevertheless, the pairings are pretty juicy, if we do say so ourselves:
In between the releases of the OG Camp Rock and its sequel, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, Demi (a.k.a. Mitchie — Sonny Munroe on SwaC) began seeing her on-screen love interest, Joe Jonas (a.k.a. Shane), off screen (which was a bit concerning, considering Joe was of legal age and Demi was not).
It was a short-lived romance, though, lasting only for a few months at the beginning of 2010.
According to Joe, "Demi and I knew going into our romantic relationship that it may not be an easy one. I realize over the time we have shared together that I feel I care more about our friendship right now. It was my choice to breakup, but I love her as a friend. She's been there for me when I needed her. I will continue to be her friend and be there for her."
You may know Sterling as Chad Dylan Cooper, but to Make It or Break It's Ayla Kell, he's her longtime love.
The two blond(e) cuties met on the set of Melissa & Joey in 2014, when Ayla had a two-episode stint on the series, and have been dating ever since.
When asked about her relationship with her boyfriend in August 2015, Ayla tweeted, "It's amazing!! He is a great southern gentleman. Who doesn't love a Texas boy?!"
Brandon Mychal Smith
It's been said on more than one occasion that BMS (Nico Harris) and his StarStruck co-star, Maggie Castle, were an item throughout the filming of the Disney Channel Original Movie, and continue to have a relationship today. But those can simply be rumors, as there's no photo or social media evidence of such. Hmm...
After Skyler Day's one-episode stint as Mel Winters on SwaC, there were reports that she began seeing fan favorite Doug (a.k.a. Grady Mitchell). Again, no pictures of the two of 'em exist off-screen, so...
Allisyn Ashley Arm
Another SwaC romance? Maybe.
After William Brent (who went by Billy Unger before 2016) appeared on one episode of the series as Wesley, people started to think that there was a little somethin'-somethin' going on between him and Triple A, especially since the off-screen photos of them were too cute for words.
Before she became known as Avery Jennings from Dog with a Blog, she appeared as Dakota Condor on seven episodes of Sonny, so she counts!
So, who's her co-star boo? Supposedly... it's Bradley Steven Perry!
G appeared on several eps of BSP's series, Good Luck Charlie, and the relationship rumors soon followed.