For Freddie Prinze Jr., it’s all about the foundation. The former teen heartthrob met Sarah Michelle Gellar on the set of the 1997 horror flick I Know What You Did Last Summer, but the two made sure to pave a firm and steady road first.
“We were just friends. That’s one of the reasons I think our relationship has always been so good,” the She’s All That actor shared with E! News on Friday, April 28. “We were just friends for a good two years before we ever went on a date. She knew what kind of guy I was. She knew what my morals were, what my priorities were and visa versa. We already kind of knew all the faults in the other person.”
The couple married in September 2002, and now share two beautiful kids, Charlotte, 7, and Rocky, 4. Even after 15 years, Prinze admits that the two had to navigate the beginning stages of marriage delicately.
“We ended up being the perfect balance,” he continued. “But it didn’t happen until years after and there was a solid foundation built, and that’s probably the main reason why we’ve always been cool and groovy.”
He added that laughter is another important component to lasting love. “As long as they can make you laugh, laughter lasts forever,” Prinze Jr. continued. “If you just think she’s hot or she just think your hot, you’re in a lot of trouble when you’re 60!”