Everything Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have said about their relationship (2024)

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Everything Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have said about their relationship (1)

  • Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have been married for over twenty years.
  • The actors met on set while filming the 1997 horror movie "I Know What You Did Last Summer."
  • Here is everything the celebrity couple has said about their decades-long relationship.

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Prinze Jr. dished to People in 2001 that he and Gellar "really didn't dig each other" when they first met while filming "I Know What You Did Last Summer" in 1997.

Everything Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have said about their relationship (2)

For the July 2002 issue of People, Prinze Jr. admitted that the duo didn't like each other when they first met. "Then one day I gave her a ride to the gym. We talked on the way up, and she was a cool chick," Prinze Jr. said to the outlet.

Over two decades later, Prinze Jr. and Gellar have one of the longest standing celebrity relationships in Hollywood.

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The couple told People in March 2020 that their friend's last-minute cancellation led to their first date in 2000.

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"We were friends for a very long time. We'd had many dinners before. And we were supposed to go with someone else, and the third person didn't make it out and we decided to still go," Gellar shared with People in March 2020.

This intimate dinner was the start of a decades-long relationship between the two actors.

"We were just two people at dinner catching up," she added to the outlet. "We had a long car ride and a long dinner and things just happened."

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In November 2022, Prinze Jr. told Entertainment Tonight that he knew Gellar was the one three years after they met.

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After becoming friends in 1997, Prinze Jr. told Entertainment Tonight last November that he drove Gellar to the gym and cooked for her in the early years of their friendship. Prinze Jr. told the outlet that the two were "night and day" and their philosophies on life didn't align at first.

"Then one day everything clicked, and it was about probably three years later, and we started dating and she's been my girlfriend ever since," Prinze Jr. said at the time.

Prinze Jr. told People in March 2020 that neither of them believed in marriage when they first met until one day he "just knew" they were going to get married.

Everything Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have said about their relationship (5)

"Neither one of us were into marriage, we didn't believe in it, and then one day I just knew we were gonna get married and I knew I was gonna propose," Prinze Jr. told People in March 2020. "I didn't know when or how, and so I did, and fortunately she was on the same page."

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Before announcing she was pregnant with her second child, Rocky James Prinze, in 2012, Gellar told US Weekly that Prinze Jr. loves being a stay-at-home husband.

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Gellar and Prinze Jr. welcomed their first child, Charlotte Grace, in September 2009. In 2012, the couple announced they were having another baby.

"He loves it. We fight over who gets to stay home," Gellar told US Weekly of Prinze Jr. being a stay-at-home dad. "You'd think it would be the opposite, that the parents would be like, 'No, I'll go to work!' but he's like, 'You stayed home for two years! It's my turn!'"

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In October 2017, Gellar spoke to Insider about how she and Prinze Jr. use cooking to keep the romance alive in their marriage.

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Gellar, who published her cookbook "Stirring Up Fun with Food" in April 2017, attributed their shared time in the kitchen to her and Prinze Jr.'s long-lasting relationship. The actress told Insider that she learned a lot about cooking from her husband, who graduated from culinary school.

"When I got married, I never needed to cook, and was always plenty happy to sip wine while he cooked! But I realized I was missing out on the greater experience of it all," Gellar told Insider.

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In an interview with People in March 2020, Prinze Jr. said his ideal retirement plan involves Gellar and a tropical climate.

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The celebrity couple sat down with People to dish on their family life and their joint Cascade commercial. Prinze Jr. took the opportunity to imagine how the duo would grow old together.

"When we get old and even grayer than I already am, one day I see us being on an island somewhere and being tan and fat and happy," Prinze Jr. told the outlet.

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In December 2021, Prinze Jr. told The Hollywood Reporter that the couple had no plans of acting together again because it "wouldn't be exciting" for the pair.

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"We don't have any interest in doing that. The odds are the movie we would do together would be a romantic comedy, and it wouldn't be very exciting for us to pretend to struggle to be together for 96 minutes when we go home together every night. You know what I mean?" Prinze Jr. told The Hollywood Reporter in December 2021.

Though Prinze Jr. admitted there have been "plenty" of opportunities for the couple to reunite on screen, he is adamant that the couple is not interested in working together again " ... unless it's something funny and silly and small like a cameo or the Cascade thing, which was really funny. We're not looking to be the next Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, that wouldn't be exciting for us."

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While celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary last September, Gellar demanded an apology from Howard Stern for telling Prinze Jr. their marriage "wouldn't last."

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Last year, Gellar shared images of Prinze Jr. talking to Stern in 2001 about their then-upcoming wedding on Instagram. During the conversation, Stern asked Prinze Jr.: "So, you will marry Sarah Michelle Gellar even though you know that it won't last?"

"Oh, absolutely it will last!" Prinze Jr. answered.

Stern went on to say that the marriage was "not gonna work for you," before adding, "I wanna make a written bet with you. ​​In about 10 years, you're gonna hunt me down and go, 'Howard, I owe you money.'"

—Buzzing Pop (@BuzzingPop) September 2, 2022

Gellar took to her Instagram story to share images from the interview and call out Stern for his false prediction. "I think you owe us," Gellar wrote while tagging Stern.

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In January, Gellar told fans that Prinze Jr. didn't watch any movie with her for 15 years after she spoiled "The Sixth Sense" in 1999.

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In a guest appearance on "The Graham Norton Show,"Entertainment Weekly reported that Gellar said her husband refused to watch movies with her for 15 years after she spoiled "The Sixth Sense" for him.

Gellar was joined on "The Graham Norton Show" by M. Night Shyamalan, the writer, and director of "The Sixth Sense."

"We're about 20 minutes into the movie, and I said something, just like it popped up, 'Oh is that...?" Gellar said of the 1999 horror film. "And my husband didn't see a movie with me for 15 years."

"Rightfully so," Shyamalan jokingly responded.

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