Meet The Real Life Partners Of The Suits Cast…
We’re delving into the love lives of the actors and actresses than make up the Suits cast to find out who their real life partners are…
When big-shot Manhattan corporate lawyer, Harvey Specter risks his career (and his freedom) by taking the unqualified Mike Ross under his wing, things for the pair are never the same. Keeping their not so little secret was no easy task, especially with Donna Paulsen – who knows all on their trail and dog with a bone, Louis Litt not far behind.
Ultimately the pair are found out and unfortunately having built a close network of friends and allies can’t prevent Mike Ross from his jail cell fate.
For seven seasons this unbeatable duo ruled the courtroom but as they say nothing lasts forever and last year we said our final farewells to Mike Ross and his wife, Rachel Zane.
The series has, however, returned without the lovebirds for its eighth Suits season with the introduction of the seemingly cold-hearted Samantha Wheeler (Katherine Heigl).
Things have changed a lot for the stars of this American legal drama since the series started. Join us as we take a look at the real life partners of the Suits cast…
1. Patrick J. Adams
Patrick J. Adams plays Michael James Ross in this hit legal drama. He was hired as an associate lawyer by Harvey Specter despite not having any credentials.
Patrick has since left the show behind much to the dismay of his fans (myself included) as he and his on-screen wife have moved on with their lives. Prior to landing the role of Mike Ross, Patrick J. Adams has had other notable on-screen appearances.
The Suits star appeared in the 2009 comedy film, Weather Girl where he played Byron where he is known for saying
”I do think I’m a pretty good rebound guy.”
In real life however, Patrick J. Adams’ love life is very different to his on screen counterparts…
Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario…
In real life, Patrick J. Adams is in a relationship with Pretty Little Liars star, Troian Bellisario who is known for playing the role of Spencer Hastings.
The pair met in 2009 when they starred opposite each other in the play Equivocation.
Their relationship had a rocky start which led to the couple breaking up early on. Thankfully, in 2010 Troian and Patrick came to their senses and rekindled their romance after his guest appearance on Pretty Little Liars. In 2016 Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario tied the knot in a stunning, rustic ceremony.
The outdoor beach wedding took place in Santa Barbara, California which was witnessed by their closest friends and family.
In August, 2018 the happy couple announced the exciting news that they are expecting their first child together!
2. Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle plays Rachel Zane B.A., a part-time summer associate at Pearson Specter Litt and former paralegal at the firm. She is married to Mike Ross but her love life hasn’t always been so straightforward.
At the end of series 7, Meghan left the series alongside her on-screen husband Patrick J. Adams. You may recognise Meghan from her other acting appearances from before she was Rachel Zane…
Before she was Rachel Zane, Meghan landed a role in the 2010 movie, Remember Me. If you haven’t seen it, be sure to keep the Kleenex on hand. The star briefly interacted on screen with Robert Pattinson who had been cast as the leading role.
Meghan presumably landed the small part due to the fact she was in a relationship with the producer. Meghan Markle and big time producer, Trevor Engleson started dating each other way back in 2004.
Meghan Markle and Trevor Engelson…
After a seven year long relationship, the couple decided it was time to get married.
On September 10, 2011, Meghan and Trevor tied the knot in a stunning ceremony which was held in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
It wasn’t to last…
Sadly the relationship wasn’t built to last and the couple filed for divorce soon after their big day. In August 2013, their no-fault divorce was finalised which cited ‘irreconcilable differences’ although no one knows what really happened between them.
Meghan Markle and Cory Vitiello…
A while after her first marriage broke down, Meghan entered into a relationship with Cory Vitiello. At the time Meghan wrote a personal blog post which hinted at the budding relationship but never confirmed anything.
It was later revealed that Meghan Markle and celebrity chef and restaurateur Cory Vitiello started dating in 2014. During their relationship, the couple shared a home together in Toronto where they resided. However things didn’t last…
Unfortunately, things weren’t meant to be and their relationship broke down after almost two years together.
This time, Meghan wasted no time in moving on to a new relationship. This time, she had bagged herself a prince!
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry…
Just weeks after her relationship with Cory ended, Meghan only went on to start dating a British prince!
In 2016, Meghan Markle entered into a relationship with Prince Harry although things were kept quiet at first.
Shockingly, the couple met in June 2016 during a blind date which was set up by a mutual friend! The pair immediately hit it off but tried their best to keep things on the DL for as long as possible.
In October 2016 the press caught on to the love affair and began reporting on the high profile relationship. Almost immediately, Meghan had to deal with sexism, racism and slanderous articles directed at her.
On November 27, 2017, just a couple of months after their first public appearance, the couple announced their engagement!
It’s no secret that The Duchess is a dog lover and back home in the USA the star had two rescue pups, one name Bogart and the other a Beagle named Guy.
3. Gabriel Macht
Gabriel Macht is the actor who plays the role of fiercely loyal (and attractive!), big-shot Manhattan corporate lawyer, Harvey Specter.
The character is known for doing whatever it takes to get the job done unless that means committing a crime.
His morality is twisted when it comes to Mike Ross which leads him to commit illegal acts in order to ensure their secret stays hidden.
Before Gabriel landed the role of Harvey Specter, he appeared in many other hit movies and TV shows.
You might remember him from the 2010 film adaption of the popular romance Love And Other Drugs!
Gabriel Macht and Jacinda Barrett…
Just like his on screen character Harvey Specter, Gabriel Macht is a hopeless romantic at heart. Gabriel entered a relationship with Australian–American actress and former model Jacinda Barett in the early 2000s.
In 2004, the couple decided that it was time to make their love official and celebrated it by getting married. More good news came in 2006 when the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together!
On August 20, 2007, the couple welcomed their daughter Satine Anais Geraldine Macht to the world.
In 2013, they announced that they were going to be parents for the second time!
Their most recent arrival came on February 26, 2014 when they welcomed their son, Luca to the family.
4. Sarah Rafferty
Sarah Rafferty plays the all seeing and all knowing legal secretary, Donna Paulsen who remains one of the best loved characters by fans.
Sarah Rafferty as Donna Paulsen…
Her straight to the point attitude and fierce loyalty makes her an asset to the firm.
She is also somewhat of an Agony Aunt who is known for giving out practical advice.
Before she was the all-seeing, all-knowing Donna, Sarah Rafferty appeared on our screens in many other movies and TV Shows.
You might remember her from the 2006 film, The Devil Wears Prada which starred Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.
Sarah Rafferty and her beau…
Sarah Rafferty met Finnish stock research analyst, Aleksanteri Olli-Pekka Seppälä in the asset management unit of Lazard Frères & Company in NYC.
The unlikely couple hit it off immediately and after falling in love they were soon engaged. On June 23, 2001 the couple were married in a stunning ceremony which took place at the Roman Catholic church of St. Mary in Greenwich, Connecticut.
In 2006, the couple announced the exciting news that they were going to be parents for the first time as Sarah had discovered her pregnancy. In 2007, they welcomed their first child to the world, a daughter who they named Oona Gray Seppala. In 2012, they welcomed their second child, another daughter this time called Iris Friday Seppala.
The couple prefer to keep their family life as private as possible and are rarely spotted in public for this reason.
5. Rick Hoffman
Rick Hoffman plays tenacious lawyer and name partner of Zane Specter Litt, Louis Litt, who often acts out due to his volatile emotions.
His history is drenched in pain, suffering and rejection which has ultimately turned him into an emotionally damaged individual. Despite this, he admits his faults and works hard to be a better man for the sake of his friends and his on-off partner, Sheila.
Before landing the role of Louis Litt, Rick Hoffman has appeared on our screens more than once.
If you are a fan of horror films then you might recognise him from the Hostel trilogy where he plays ‘The American Client’. Rick’s on screen character, Louis Litt has an unfortunate dating history but has recently landed on his feet with Sheila Sazs (even if their relationship is horrifyingly cringey).
In real life, Rick Hoffman shares similarities to his on-screen counterpart as he too has struggled to find ‘the one’.
Rick Hoffman and Stephanie Waring…
In 2016, rumours circulated that Rick Hoffman was dating British soap star, Stephanie Waring who left the UK in order to set up a new life in sunny LA. The pair were spotted having lunch together in London although their relationship was never confirmed.
It is officially my birthday right now! Happy Birthday to me! ?
— Stephanie Waring (@Steph_Waring) February 19, 2016
Soon after being spotted during their lunch date, Stephanie posted this on her Twitter account.
Rick responded to the Tweet with this;
“When I think abt [sic] how long it’s been @ what we’ve been through, 2 know you’ve made it this far I am shocked and proud”
It was uncovered that Rick Hoffman has a son who was born in 2014. He is no longer with the mother and she has never been named…
6. Gina Torres
Gina Torres took on the role of Jessica Pearson who was the managing partner of Pearson Specter Litt.
Jessica was known for being a tough but fair leader who kept her firm in order. After working a case with Rachel Zane, Jessica remembers why she became a lawyer in the first place and steps down from her position.
Gina Torres has had a busy acting career meaning you’re sure to have seen her elsewhere. Perhaps you might even remember the very brief appearance she had in The Vampire Diaries?
She took on the role of Bree, a witch and old flame to bad boy Damon Salvatore!
Gina Torres entered into a relationship with The Matrix and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star, Laurence Fishburne.
Gina Torres and Laurence Fishburne…
In 2001, the happy couple announced their engagement and just one year later they married. The stunning ceremony took place at The Cloisters museum in New York City, where they were surrounded by their friends and family.
When Torres married Fishburne she took on the role of stepmother to his two children from a previous marriage. Fishburne was previously married to actress Hajna O. Moss with whom he had a son, Langston, (born in 1987), and a daughter, Montana, (born in 1991). Gina and Laurence even appeared together on screen as a married couple in the Hannibal TV show.
As well as being a stepmother to Laurence’s two existing children, Gina wanted a child of her own. As a result the pair began trying for their own child and it wasn’t long before they announced the news that they were expecting.
In 2007, they welcomed a beautiful baby girl to the family who they named Delilah Fishburne. Sadly, after 15 years of marriage, appearing on screen and welcoming a baby together the couple announced their separation.
The reason for their sudden separation has never been divulged, but some eagle eyed fans think they know why…
Gina Torres and her mystery man…
In the midst of her divorce, Gina was spotted out and about with a mystery man.
The couple were seen lunching together before putting on an affectionate display. Could he be the reason Gina left Laurence?
Her new man is a complete mystery due to never having been in the public eye before. It is also unclear as to whether Gina started this new relationship before or after her relationship with Laurence ended…
In the midst of all the confusion, one thing is definitely for sure. This pair are very happy together.
Suits has recently announced its 9th and final season which will air in summer ’19! We’re not entirely sure which characters will be sticking around for it (we know Meghan won’t be for sure) but hope that are Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty), Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman) do!