While the Sunday night ABC series, Once Upon a Time, starring Ginnifer Goodwin, 34, Jennifer Morrison, 33, Lana Parrilla, 35, and Josh Dallas, 30, is creating buzz in its second acclaimed season on ABC, its stars are making a little bit of magic of their own — namely, couple Goodwin and Dallas, who have been seeing one another both on- and off-screen since Once Upon a Time kicked off in the fall of 2011. And now they've landed their first Entertainment Weekly cover together.

"I think they make the perfect couple," costar Parrilla, who plays the Evil Queen / Regina Mills in Once Upon a Time told People last month. "They're great," she said. "They're total pros, they really are. We all know they're together, but when they're on set, they're very professional. It's not like, 'Oh, there's Ginny and Josh. They're in a corner.' They're always in their chair. But when we go out, they hold hands and show their affection and love for one another. It's very cute."

Dallas certainly speaks like someone who is in love, even when he's focused on talking up the series. "We're showing love for what it is, in all of its glory, unashamed, and that's a beautiful thing," he told Entertainment Weekly's upcoming issue about the unapologetic and unexpected optimism of Once Upon a Time. "It's one of the huge strengths of our show, and it takes people by surprise," he said.

Co-creator (with Adam Horowitz) Edward Kitsis agrees. "In today's world, everything is cynical. To be cool is to be cynical and s— on everything. We wanted to make a show for believers. We knew some people would be like, 'Why are you being positive?' It doesn't mean you can't be dark. It just means the show is not bleak," he said.

Things were looking bleak for both Goodwin and Dallas before they met. Goodwin, whos former acting credits include HBO's Big Love and feature films He's Just Not That Into You, Mona Lisa Smile and Something Borrowed, split from her fiance, Cabin Fever and Grind actor Joey Kern, just a few months before shacking up with Dallas, and Dallas, who previously played Fandral in Thor, divorced his former wife, Sherlock's Lara Pulver last year, as well. The rest is history.

"It hit me like a blinding light," Dallas told People about his feelings for Goodwin. "I thought, 'I'm in trouble now.'"

Catch Once Upon a Time Sunday nights at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

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