You may have been a die-hard Good Luck Charlie fan, or a kid who watched every episode of Wizards of Waverly Place after school. But did you know that some of your favorite Disney Channel stars — actors who played classmates, crushes, and even sometimes brother and sister — dated each other in real life? Bet that would have blown your pre-teen mind. Check out which of your favorite Disney stars, including the Jonas Brothers, Hilary Duff, Vanessa Hudgens, Demi Lovato, and more have been romantically linked.
Nick Jonas and Selena Gomez began dating in 2008, back when the Jonas Brothers were the darlings of Radio Disney. During the relationship, Gomez starred as one of the love interests in the Jonas Brothers' music video for "Burnin' Up." A personal photo of Jonas' hand can also be seen in Gomez's music video for "A Year Without Rain." The Disney stars stayed an on-again, off-again item until 2010 when they ended things for real.
Gomez has said the best thing to come out of that relationship was her friendship with another famous Jonas ex, Taylor Swift.
Before she was the star of TV Land's Younger (and a mom of two), Hilary Duff was the Disney Channel heroine Lizzie McGuire.
Back in the day, Duff dated this pop star who had an iconic cameo on the Lizzie McGuire series. Do you remember who he was?
Hilary Duff and Aaron Carter met in 2000 when the tween pop star was a guest star on Lizzie McGuire. The pair dated for two years. In 2014, when Duff announced her split from then-husband Mike Comrie, Aaron Carter tweeted that he would "spend the rest of my life trying to better myself to get back to her."
The youngest of the Jonas Brothers trio is currently married to actress Priyanka Chopra. But he used to have a rep for breaking hearts. Read on to see which Disney stars, besides Selena Gomez, he was linked to.
The Hannah Montana star met the JoBro while filming an episode of the series. According to Miley Cyrus, they "became boyfriend and girlfriend" the day they met. Their relationship began in 2008, and the couple was on-again, off-again until 2011.
While the relationship didn't last, it did provide lasting art.
The Miley Cyrus song "7 Things" is about Nick Jonas, and together the couple co-wrote the song "Before the Storm" about their tumultuous relationship. In 2012, Jonas confirmed that the Jonas Brothers song "Wedding Bells" is about his former Disney flame.
Though they parted, the two remain close friends.
Can you name the other half of yet another Nick Jonas-Disney connection?
This pair parted ways in 2010, but thank goodness there are three High School Musical movies to chronicle their love story.
But how does Hudgens feel about the relationship today?
Before she was writing breakup songs about Nick Jonas, Miley Cyrus dated these other Disney stars. Do you remember who they are?
Dylan Sprouse (pictured, right) once told Jimmy Kimmel that he and Miley Cyrus dated -- but that it was over as soon as Nick Jonas walked by. Poor guy!
Sprouse isn't Cyrus' only non-Jonas Disney Channel connection.
In 2008, Miley Cyrus was linked to her Hannah Montana: The Movie co-star Lucas Till after paparazzi snapped them sharing a smooch off-camera.
Now married to Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, the middle Jonas Brother had a history of dating Disney personalities.
Joe Jonas and AJ Michalka met while touring together, and they began dating in 2005. The couple split in 2006. But the melody lingered. Literally.
Jonas Brothers and Aly & AJ fans alike long believed the Aly & AJ breakup anthem "Potential Breakup Song" was about Joe Jonas, but they were one song off. In 2020, the Michalkas confirmed that "Flattery" was about the former Jonas L.A. star.
But wait, we're not done recounting Joe Jonas' Disney dating history.
Dove Cameron, of Liv and Maddie and the Descendants franchise, not only dated this fellow Disney star but also accepted his proposal.
The Girl Meets World star was once part of a very cute Disney couple.
Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) dated this wolfishly handsome Disney guest star in 2015; he was an old friend.
Bella Thorne and Wizards Of Waverley Place's Gregg Sulkin were friends for six years before they began dating in 2015. The couple confirmed their split in 2016.
"We will always love each other and have a deep respect for one another, as we have each grown to be better people because of our time together," Thorne and Sulkin said in a joint statement.
The pop icon famously dated one of her former Mickey Mouse Club co-stars for three years.
Before she was the star of Netflix's Young & Hungry and Fox's short-lived Almost Family, who did this Hannah Montana favorite go steady with?
Aaron Carter may have expressed devotion to Hilary Duff, but Duff isn't the only Disney actress he's dated. Do you remember who else?
Olivia Holt, whose Disney credits include I Didn't Do It and Kickin' It, knows a thing or two about finding love on a Disney set.
Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas weren't the only Jonas Brothers to jump into the Disney dating pool. Eldest brother Kevin Jonas dated a Disney music video star prior to meeting Danielle Deleasa, his future wife.
Kevin Jonas and Zoe Myers met on the set of the Jonas Brothers music video "Year 3000" which premiered on the Disney Channel in 2007. The couple dated into 2008. The Jonas Brothers' song "Video Girl" is said to be about Myers.
Bridgit Mendler found love on the set of her Disney Channel series Good Luck Charlie.