Scott Speedman and Keri Russell were cast in the critically acclaimed Felicity from 1998 to 2001. 

Russell played the titular character, whereas Speedman portrayed Felicity's high school friend, Ben Covington. The two were lauded for their roles in the series and their chemistry. 

However, most people don't know that the chemistry on screen was going on off-screen as well.

The pair dated in the early 2000s, but they kept their relationship on the down-low. 

Even after they parted, the couple remained best friends enough to joke about their relationship. 

Scott Speedman and Keri Russell's Relationship 

It is unknown when Speedman and Russell started dating, but it was when they filmed Felicity.

The Animal Kingdom star recalled the first time he saw Russell in an interview with People.

Scott Speedman posing for a photo

Scott Speedman posing for a photo. (Source: Instagram)

He thought Russell was too beautiful to be cast as Felicity. But, he said, "I thought she was supposed to be this nerd … You were a very beautiful girl, and I was like that girl cannot be Felicity."

It seemed like he was smitten by his co-star's beauty the first time he saw her.

Then, in the early 2000s, their relationship became obvious even though the pair did not exclusively reveal that they were dating. 

They were extremely private with their relationship but eventually admitted they were dating.

He allegedly confessed they were together, but said they were not like typical power couples. 

It is unknown when their relationship dissolved, but the two have an awesome friendship, regardless of the breakup.

When the duo appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2017, Russell referred to Speedman as "a disaster of a boyfriend." 

In the second season of Felicity, Russell had a pixie cut because her character chopped off her hair. The show's fans found it atrocious, and Speedman shared the same sentiments. 

He admitted he had been a "disaster of a boyfriend" to Russell before she had cut her hair. So when he went to see her with her hair chopped off, Speedman wanted to impress her. 

But when he came face to face with his girlfriend, he could not hide his expression of panic.

He revealed that his face "sort of froze in a half panic, half smile sort of situation." 

He could not pretend to like the haircut, and Russell called him out on that.

He laughed thinking about the situation and joked that Russell had a "Chia head sort of look." 

Both the stars joked about the awkward haircut but said it later turned into something beautiful. 

Scott Speedman and Keri Russell's Friendship 

Speedman and Russell are each other's ride and die, even if they are no more dating.

Keri Russell posing for a photo

Keri Russell posing for a photo. (Source: Instagram)

They have been with each other through hardships and supported one another.

Russell once told Us Weekly that even though they didn't see each other often, they were there for each other. 

She gave an example of when she was crying because of "a huge issue" and needed someone to talk to. Therefore, she texted one of her girlfriends and the actor. 

Speedman called back first and was there to listen to her. So even though they lead different lives, when Russell needs a "great friend," her Felicity co-star is always there for her. 

Russell has even said that Speedman is someone who "would fight someone" for her.

Therefore, even though the pair dated one another once, things have not been awkward between them. 

Instead, they are best friends, supporting each other.