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The Real Life Couple You Didn't Know About On Chicago Med

The "One Chicago" franchise, comprised of the shows "Chicago Fire," "Chicago P.D.," and "Chicago Med," has been one of the biggest hits for NBC. Hailing from show creator and producer Dick Wolf, who is also the mastermind behind "Law & Order" and its numerous franchise spinoffs, the shows follow the trials and tribulations of the professionals working at a fire station, a police station, and a hospital, respectively.

"Chicago Med" has had numerous cast members throughout its run, thanks primarily in part to the amount of staff a hospital employs. The Gaffney Chicago Medical Center, the fictional hospital in which the show is set, has seen performers such as Yaya DaCosta, Oliver Platt, Brian Tee, Steven Weber, and S. Epatha Merkerson walk through its halls.

With such a large ensemble cast, it's reasonable to think that some cast members would have relationships off the set. However, a real-life couple appeared on the show, unbeknownst to most fans of the series. This is the real-life couple you didn't know about on "Chicago Med."

Patti Murin and Colin Donnell are married

Patti Murin, who played Dr. Nina Shore, and Colin Donnell, who played Dr. Connor Rhodes, are married in real life and have been since 2015. The couple also has a child together, who was born in July 2020 (via People).

Murin and Donnell, however, did not meet on the set of "Chicago Med." Speaking to Theatermania, the duo revealed that they first crossed paths in 2006 or 2007 at the birthday party of a mutual friend named Patrick. Sparks didn't fly at the time, but the two were reunited when they were cast together in 2013 a Shakespeare In The Park production of "Love's Labour's Lost." Murin invited Donnell to a party the night before rehearsals began for the play, and that was where they had their first kiss. The two performed together for the length of the summer, at the end of which Donnell says he was "completely head over heels" for Murin.

"Chicago Med" is not the only time the two performers have worked on the same project. The pair have also appeared in two Hallmark movies together. One was the 2020 film "Love on Iceland," and the other was this year's "To Catch A Spy." Despite working together on so many projects, the two have yet to play love interests onscreen.

The seventh season of "Chicago Med" is currently airing on Wednesdays on NBC.