Arrow Cast's Real-life Couples
Arrow's season 8 is already on Netflix and as you know it's going to be the final one. Yeah, it is a shame... But still, even though we`ll soon say goodbye to the characters, we can continue to follow the real-life adventures of the Arrow stars. Who is rumored to have fallen in love with a co-star right on the set? Who was forced to date women because he was secretly gay? And who turned down a date with Prince Harry?! Let's see!
Emily Bett Rickards as Overwatch
Although Felicity's relationship with Oliver is one that is a point of contention among many fans, in real life, Emily Bett Rickards' dating history is a bit more of an unknown commodity. But we found some special blips for you.
So what do you think about Arsenal? He`s pretty cool, right? Well, his co-star Emily seemed to love the way this character was portrayed, as back in 2013 she and Colton Haynes supposedly kept their romantic relationship a secret for over a year.
Although their alleged relationship has ended, their friendship remains strong. At least that is what appears to be the case on the actress's Instagram account. Their supposed friendship-only type of a relationship could be explained by the fact that in 2016 Colton Haynes officially came out as gay. So this whole story about their romance seems to have only been dreamed up in the tabloids. Keep reading to know Colton`s point of view on this story.
Emily's other apparent public relationships were more rumors than anything else. For instance, Rickards' quick fling with the model and actress Lucy Pinder. It is also known that Rickards has been very affectionate with her friend Aisha Tyler. And after a recent photo strip of the two women looking like VERY close friends, rumors went viral, though both actresses still refer to each other as very close friends.
Katie Cassidy Rodgers as Laurel Lance
What is going on with the actress when she's not busy taking down baddies or heroes as Laurel Lance? Unlike her co-stars, we know A LOT about Katie`s romantic history.
It starts with a singer Jesse McCartney. It was a perfect teenage love. The couple became very popular and even posed together for the cover of Teen People magazine. Katie also appeared in Jesse’s video for the hit “She's No You." And even though they broke up, the two still maintain friendly relations.
Then there were a lot of love and hate stories with hockey player Jarret Stoll and actor Jerry Ferrara but none of them satisfied her needs. The actress confessed that once she even turned down a date with Prince Harry in 2014. Who knows, if she agreed to that date, perhaps she would now be the Duchess of Sussex.
Though all is well that ends well because it seems like her riveting love life eventually led her to her true love.
In 2016, Katie began dating composer Matthew Rogers, and last year in a stunning sunset photo, the CW star kissed her lover after making things official as husband and wife. But still, not much is known about Katie’s husband since he prefers to keep a low profile. Only thanks to Cassidy's consistent posts, we can get a bit closer to her new hubby.
Willa Holland as Thea Queen
And we're back to someone who keeps the romantic side of her life more private. Whether it was a recurring role on O.C or her voice work for Kingdom Hearts, Willa has maintained a steady amount of work. Because of this consistent workload, she rarely strays away from the spotlight too much.
Her love life, however, is something over which she remains far more in-control, especially in the sense of how much the media knows about it.
Fortunately for the fans, fairly recently, Holland went public with her boyfriend, Nate Walton. Walton is a photographer, a very provocative one, and if you don`t believe us, you can check his Instagram profile and after a few pics, you`ll understand what we are talking about.
Holland will certainly be missed by Arrow fans after her departure from the show, but maybe it will allow her to spend some more time with her boyfriend and she will hopefully share more details about her life with fans.
David Ramsey as Spartan
David Ramsey's Diggle is the perfect representation of the wise, stable supporting character. He's always got plenty of wisdom to dish out to other members of Team Arrow while taking care of his wife and child.
Ramsey pulls off the role with gusto and it suits him perfectly. What could be his secret to nailing this role? Turns out that Ramsey is a Tae Kwon Do expert and also is in a stable and happy multi-year marriage.
So it seems that Diggle may actually just be Ramsey playing himself. Ramsey is married to his long-time wife. The pair don't find themselves making many headlines. They stay away from controversies, allowing them to simply enjoy being together. If David Ramsey is as much like Diggle as he appears to be, that's exactly how he likes it.
Colton Haynes as Roy Harper / Arsenal
While the return of Roy is great news for Team Arrow and Colton Haynes, the actor isn't having as good a time off-set. Haynes has struggled with anxiety all his life. Much of it was caused by keeping his sexual orientation a secret. When the actor came to LA, he was persuaded by his agents to pretend that he was straight throughout his career.
He was rumored to have been dating Lauren Conrad for six months because they were kind of angling a story. And then there were others, including Emily Bett Rickards, whom he dated only for the purpose of creating an image. Haynes revealed that the women he was “dating” knew the whole time about his sexuality and were just keen on playing the game.
“I was so tired of not being myself, of having to lower my voice for certain things and having to not dress the way I wanted to dress,” he said. “It was life-changing when I came out.”
It seemed like a fairy tale at the beginning. By chance, he met Jeff Leatham at a Paris airport and they immediately fell for one another.
Soon after, Leatham, who is actually a floral expert, proposed to Haynes and so they had an extremely lavish wedding in Las Vegas. While it was a wonderful-sounding evening between the two men and involved many proclamations of eternal love, it seemed they weren't meant for each other. After 6 months the couple filed for divorce. The period after their separation was difficult for the actor, but eventually, he successfully overcame it.
Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance
Blackthorne is an avid supporter of Arsenal... but not of the character this time. The man is fond of football and Arsenal is his great love. If we had to talk about his other loves... the list would be short. Despite being the heartthrob of female supporters and blessed with a handsome face, the actor has never shown a romantic side in his real life.
Anyhow, the media gives Paul a new love affair each time he is seen hanging with a woman more than once. This is what happened with Paul and Kaley Cuoco. However, neither Paul nor Kaley accepted the rumor to be true. Maybe the stars' mutual love for animals is what led to the headlines as Paul and Kayle have been working for the welfare of animals and have consistently shown love and affection towards them.
It is unclear about Blackthorne's love life, though we do know that Paul is a very dedicated actor, as specifically for his role in the Oscar-nominated film Lagaan, he managed to learn Hindi. Shortly after filming, the town where they shot the movie was leveled by an earthquake. To assist the earthquake victims, Blackthorne, also an accomplished photographer exhibited his photography in a special show in London.
Stephen Amell as Green Arrow
If you follow Stephen on any social media, you're well aware that he's totally off the market. After all, every third post is about his beloved Cassandra Jean! So who is the woman that stole Stephen`s heart? Ah, you know as usual... an actress, model, and beauty pageant queen from Texas.
The pair got married in a very romantic way. Just imagine: on a Christmas day somewhere in the Caribbean with a beautiful sunset and only their closest friends at the ceremony. A year later the dream couple celebrated the birth of their daughter, Mavi.
By the way, this is not Amell's first marriage, as he was previously married to Carolyn Lawrence for 3 years. You actually might know this actress as well, though you probably won't recognize her. However, when you hear her voice she will remind you of someone very familiar. Guessed who? It`s Sandy Cheeks from SpongeBob SquarePants!
Although it didn't work out for Sandy, we mean Carolyn, Amell seems to have finally found his true love later on and now, 7 years down the line, Amell is enjoying his life with his loving wife and hilarious daughter. Stephen is pretty adorable in his role as a father. Apart from an ongoing lead role in CW's flagship superhero series, Mr. Amell is also a good wrestler.
And once he even helped to raise $300,000 for the children's hospice thanks to his guest appearance on WWE. More than that, Stephen also teamed up with the charity that fights cancer. The actor managed to sell 60,000 T-shirts featuring his face and raised $1 million! Stephen doesn't seem to be any less perfect than he is on screen, right?