A flashback Friday wouldn’t be complete without a call-out to ’90s icons Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr., who met on the set of 1997 horror movie, I Know What You Did Last Summer. The couple married on September 1, 2002, and are now celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary together, along with their two beautiful children.
Through the years, the duo has shared tidbits about their marriage and what exactly makes their relationship work– despite the challenges that typically face Hollywood marriages. Check out what they’ve previously shared below.
Prinze Jr. on What Was Different About Gellar
In a Facebook Live last year, the She’s All That heartthrob said Gellar’s love of food was what set her apart initially from other stars. “A lot of girls back then in Hollywood as far as the actresses, they didn’t eat, they ate salad. And I had gone on a date with a handful of them,” he said. “They would never eat what I would eat. You have to have that in common with me if we’re going to get along.”
Then, there was his future wife. “So Sarah came to dinner with me, and we sat down and she ate everything,” he continued. “Including a crab that they let walk across the counter, then kill while it was alive in some oil and said, ‘It’s popcorn, try!’ And she ate it without even blinking, and I was like, ‘Yo, my girl is legit.'”
Gellar on Prinze Jr.’s Talents in the Kitchen
Years later, Gellar is still enjoying food—now created by her husband. “He’s a culinary whiz! He’s a chef,” Gellar told Entertainment Tonight last year. “For me, it’s about taking away the intimidation factor. I can’t cook like him. I’m never gonna try.” Indeed, Prinze Jr. released a cookbook in 2016 that included his favorite recipes along with anecdotes about his marriage and parenting two young kids Charlotte and Rocky.
So I keep hearing about the #loveyourspousechallenge – spread love (and the joys of marriage) by posting seven days worth of happy pictures. I realize how much sadness and tragedy fills our lives these days, and I love the idea of filling up news feeds, and timelines etc with positive stories and messages of love, so I have decided to accept the challenge and for the next seven days I will post a pic a day. Now I know I am supposed to challenge two people, but instead I #challenge all of you. Share your pics of ❤️ (although @theshando and @kurtiswarienko this one is perfect for you two)
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Gellar on What Makes Their Marriage Successful
“Take the 10 minutes—put the phone down,” Gellar told People in February 2016. “Have a cup of coffee together. Walk the dog at the end of the night. Read a story with your kids. Make the most of the time that you have. We are all pulled in so many directions, so make sure that, whichever one you are focusing on, you’re present.”
Prinze Jr. on What Makes Their Marriage Successful
“We were just friends. That’s one of the reasons I think our relationship has always been so good,” Prinze previously told E! News. “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 vice versa. We already kind of knew all the faults in the other person.”