The Scrubs Cast And Their Real Life Partners

The Scrubs Cast And Their Real Life Partners

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 8 years since Scrubs came to an end! A whole SIX YEARS?!

The NBC comedy was known for its quick-witted dialogue, hilarious plot lines, heart-warming moments, celebrity cameos, and of course, its brilliant main cast.

Everybody loves a good love story and the show definitely wasn’t short of romance – (Elliot and JD- need we say more?). However, we all know those love stories far too well, that’s why we wanted to delve into the love life of the cast in real life.

We know we’re nosey but we just don’t care okay. Here’s who the adorable Scrubs cast go home to after a long, hard day…

Sarah Chalke and Jamie Afifi

Sarah Chalke played Elliot Reid in Scrubs and had an on-off relationship with JD (Zach Braff) throughout the show.

Elliot had many quirks to her character, but you may remember her voice getting really high pitched and squeaky when she got upset, sometimes to the point when her words become gibberish.

The star is now happily married to lawyer Jamie Afifi and they have two young children together.

Their son, Charlie, was born in 2009, and they welcomed their daughter, Frankie, in Spring of 2016. 

What a gorgeous couple!

Donald Faison and CaCee Cobb

Donald Faison starred for nine seasons as J.D.’s colleague and lifelong best friend, Dr. Christopher Turk.

However, Donald Faison and Zach Braff don’t just play best friends on Scrubs; they’re also best friends in real life!

Turk tied with John C. McGinley for appearing in the most episodes of Scrubs at 178. He appeared in both the pilot and the series finale.

In 2012, Faison wed long-time girlfriend, CaCee Cobb (whom is coincidentally best friends, and a former personal assistant to the singer, Jessica Simpson).

The couple have two children together, and Faison has four other children from a previous relationship.

John C. McGinley and Nichole McGinley

John C. McGinley had an established acting career long before his role as Dr. Perry Cox on Scrubs (he began acting in 1985), but Dr. Cox is probably his most well-known and beloved role.

Dr. Percival Ulysses “Perry” Cox, M.D. was the Chief of Medicine and Attending Physician at New Sacred Heart Hospital on the show

He worked at Sacred Heart Hospital for many years and educated many interns and residents through his tough-love style. 

He quickly became J.D.’s reluctant mentor and portrayed this PERFECTLY!

He quickly became J.D.’s reluctant mentor and portrayed this PERFECTLY!

Judy Reyes and George Valencia

Judy Reyes played the role of Carla for eight seasons, and quickly moved up from a supporting cast member to a main role after the first season.

Around the hospital, Carla was one of the rare straight-shooters, but she had her flaws, especially when it came to her marriage, pregnancies, and motherhood.

She liked to have her opinions heard and hated being wrong.

Judy is married to film director George Valencia and they welcomed their first daughter to the world in 2009.

There’s no doubt that they look absolutly besotted together!

Ken Jenkins and Katherine Houghton

Ken Jenkins played Dr. Bob Kelso, the Chief of Medicine in Scrubs. Dr. Robert “Bob” Kelso, MD was the Chief of Medicine at Sacred Heart Hospital from 1985 until he willingly retired.

He was in medicine for many years, including during the Vietnam War, until he turned 65 and quit his job. He stayed in Coffee Bucks for the next year, enjoying free muffins. Our kinda guy!

He has been married to his partner, American actress, Katherine Houghton since 1970 (that’s 48 years!)  and they have 3 children together- Daniel, Matthew and Joshua

They’re living proof that celebrity marriages can last! How adorable do they look together?

Christa Miller and Bill Lawrence

Christa aspired to be an actress before she starred in Scrubs as Jordan Sullivan.

Her real-life father wanted her to be a lawyer, and her mother, a 1960s supermodel, wanted her to avoid the entertainment business due to its difficulty and stress. 

You may remember her character for her mean comments and hilarious sarcasm.

Despite her parents’ request, she pursued a modeling career. At age 16, she landed her first commercial, for Polaroid cameras, and has been acting ever since.

Miller is married to Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence and they have 3 beautiful children together.

Sam Lloyd and Kristy Lloyd

Since playing Ted Buckland in Scrubs, Lloyd has popped up alongside his former costars in episodes of Cougar Townand The Middle and has also appeared in Bones, Modern Family, and Shameless.

In Scrubs, he was the lawyer of New Sacred Heart until he left to spend time traveling and with his ex girlfriend Stephanie Gooch.

He then went on to spend time in Hawaii playing guitar and had the ability to turn any song into sounding sad after his ex girlfriend ‘The Gooch’ broke his heart.

You’ll be glad to hear though that in real life is happily married to the beautiful Kristy Lloyd.

The remainder of the cast are currently enjoying the single life;

Neil Flynn

Neil Flynn is a towering tall American actor mostly known for his small but significant and funny roles in TV series and movies but he is best known for his role as ‘The Janitor’  in Scrubs.

As the Janitor, he rarely actually performed the duties of his job, but rather spent his time plotting how to annoy J.D., on whom he performed many pranks. He was an avid liar, and nearly every story or anecdote he told people was a fabrication.

It seems that Flynn is extremely private when it comes to his love life. He is seen on red carpets with female co-stars, actresses, and other colleagues, but he has not been linked or had relationships with any.

He is even seen on red carpet ceremonies with his male co-stars. Although there have been rumours about him being gay, nothing is confirmed.

His love life is a mystery to us all!

Robert Maschio

Robert Maschio played Todd Quinlan in the show. Despite Todd’s jock-like disposition, he was known to be a talented and knowledgeable surgeon.


He started at the original Sacred Heart the same time as Turk, with whom he became good friends. You may remember him for his non-creative sexual innuendos and high-fives.

He is now 52 years old and has not yet shared anything about his personal life when it comes to dating, romance, and others. He has maintained absolute secrecy with the public.

The same goes for net worth details too. His net worth is believed to be in millions but, exact data is not known. Since there are no details about any current girlfriend or wife, he is widely considered to be single by many.

On the other hand, there is a rumor that he is in a live-in relationship with a woman.

Aloma Wright

Aloma Wright played nurse Laverne Roberts throughout her time on Scrubs.

She often tried to persuade Dr. Cox, Dr. Kelso, and others to hold themselves to higher standards and despite being very religious, Laverne had her own personality tics.

She was an avid fan of soap operas and loved to gossip. She never took anybody’s sass- and that’s why we loved her!


However in terms of her private life, Aloma won’t let anybody become accustomed to gossip- she is extremely private. 

There’s no record of a husband or even boyfriends available for us to share- we believe that she is currently loving the single life.

Zach Braff

J.D. is the main protagonist of Scrubs and is portrayed by Zach Braff. He is first seen in the pilot episode “My First Day” and features in 167 of 168 episodes.

J.D. had several oddities about him, particularly his daydreams. The daydreams, or fantasies, were usually ignited by conversations he is in. His friends and co-workers know he fantasizes and were known to use it on occasion to their advantage.

He also narrated his own life in his head and was extremely sociable, but physically and socially awkward at times (sometimes saying VERY strange things!)

Zach is currently believed to be single, but has had a string of lovers and girlfriends over the years! The 42-year-old actor isn’t only successful in his career but is also quite the ladies man. His most recent girlfriend is believed to be this beautiful blonde who strolled with him around the Big Apple in 2016;


Besides the gorgeous blonde, the actor has also been linked with numerous other stunning women over the years;

Taylor Bagley and Zach Braff 2009 – 2014.

Taylor Elise Bagley (born September 9, 1987) is an American model. Bagley is signed to the Wilhelmina Models agency in London. She is also signed to Ford Models (New York) and Vision Los Angeles. She has appeared in editorials for Vogue Italia.

Bagley was in a five-year relationship with actor/director Zach Braff from 2009 to 2014 where they resided in Los Angeles and New York City.

Bagley finished with Braff in 2014 and entered into a relationship with English musician Alex Turner in early 2015.

Zach Braff and Shiri Appleby 2007 – 2008.

Scrubs star Zach Braff and former Roswell actress Shiri Appleby called it quits in 2008.

According to a source for Life & Style Shiri and Zach were a great match. “They both come from traditional Jewish backgrounds, but Shiri wanted to start a family and Zach shuddered at the thought of being tied down. He can’t imagine getting married before he’s 40.”

Shiri, 29, “wasn’t interested in a casual relationship,” says the insider. “She knows what she wants, and Zach wasn’t ready to commit to that.”

Drew Barrymore and Zach Braff 2007

In 2007, Zach Braff was reportedly seen making out with Drew Barrymore in New York City.

Nobody knows how far the relationship went or if they even properly dated, but the photos of them kissing hit the press and sent fans into a frenzy of excitement!

Zach Braff and Kirsten Dunst 2007

In 2007, Zach Braff was also briefly linked to Kirsten Dunst.

We know what you’re thinking- somebody had a busy 2007! However, this was short lived and the stars reported that they decided to just ‘remain friends’.

Zach Braff and Sarah Chalke 2001-2003

A match made in heaven? Braff and Chalke were romantic on-screen, staring as will-they, won’t-they doctors on “Scrubs,” and it was rumored that chemistry carried over off-screen as well.

Everybody hoped that this would last, but unfortunately the pair split in 2003. However, they’ve remained on good terms and have recently just reunited to promote Braff’s new comedy Alex, Inc. which marks his return to ABC.

The show also had many celebrity appearances! Here are a few of our favorites and who they’re dating now…

Ryan Reynolds starred in “Scrubs” in 2003 and is now married to Gossip Girl star Blake Lively!

Before he was breaking box office records as “Deadpool,” Reynolds starred on “Scrubs” in 2003 as Spence, J.D. and Turks’ friend from college.

He is now married to the gorgeous Blake Lively and they’ve been looking happier than ever at the Deadpool 2 premier recently!

Scott Foley played Sea World trainer Sean Kelly on and off from 2002 to 2009. He is now married to Marika Domińczyk

Foley spoke highly of his time on “Scrubs” during two 2014 Reddit AMAs, calling the role one of his favorites.


He is now married to Marika Domińczyk- an American actress who became best known in the United States for her role as Dr. Eliza Minnick on Grey’s Anatomy.

Brendan Fraser played Ben Sullivan on the show from 2002-2004 and was married to Afton Smith for ten years before splitting in 2008 

After he did “The Mummy” and “The Mummy Returns,” Fraser appeared on “Scrubs” as the lovable Ben Sullivan on and off from 2002 to 2004. As a photographer (and Jordan’s brother), Ben’s untimely death was one of the saddest moments on the show.

The marriage of the two did NOT end well. It’s safe to say that they had an incredibly tough, bitter break up. One example of this was when Brendan Fraser’s ex-wife accused the star of hiding his earnings in an attempt to reduce $50,000 monthly alimony payments.

Dave Franco played Cole Aaronson on “Scrubs” from 2009-2010 and married Alison Brie last year

Franco played Cole Aaronson on “Scrubs” from 2009-2010 during the controversial ninth season of the show that no one really wanted (sorry but it’s true). But while that season was sort of a miss, the director said he was already movie star material.

Franco married Alison Brie last year and they have to be one of the most beautiful couples on the planet! Have children immediately please!


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