The NCIS agents "Tony" and "Ziva" were the dream couple. The two characters were among the most popular in the series and provided a lot of entertainment together.  

NCIS: Did Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly ever date?

Fans even nicknamed the NCIS couple "Tiva." But was the chemistry between the two strictly on screen? Or did the stars Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly also date each other in real life?

Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo together in Monte Carlo 

In a 2009 interview with EW, de Pablo spoke about her bond with Weatherly: "Michael and I clicked immediately. We sort of hated each other immediately, and loved each other immediately."

Cote added: "We realized we're so drastically different and so much alike that there was an immediate attraction."

Those were some strong words from Cote de Pablo, which might even suggest a deeper relationship. But as far as we know, the two were just friends during NCIS.

Cote was in a relationship with actor Diego Serrano until 2015. Michael Weatherly has been married to Bojana Jankovic since 2009.

On Rachael Ray's talk show, the "Ziva" actress even stated of her former co-star: "He's like my brother."

de Pablo was last seen on NCIS in season 17, while Weatherly now stars on Bull.