Freddie Prinze Jr. Reveals Secret To Long Happy Marriage With Sarah Michelle Gellar

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By Kristin Myers on December 5, 2021 at 8:00 AM EST

Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar are power couple goals!

After meeting on the set of the 1997 horror movie “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” the two became friends. However, they didn’t start dating until several years later.

“We were supposed to have dinner with a friend of ours, and she didn’t make her plane, so we went anyway,” Prinze explained. “We’d had tons of dinners before and for some reason, it felt different that night. Organically, it just transitioned into something else.”

The two became engaged in 2001 and got married in 2002, the same year they shared the screen as Fred and Daphne in the live-action “Scooby-Doo” movie. They reprised their roles again for the sequel, “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” in 2004.

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They also lent their voice acting talents to the animated cartoon “Star Wars: Rebels.” Freddie Prinze Jr. voiced the Jedi Kanan Jarrus, while Gellar had a smaller role voicing the villainous Seventh Sister.

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Freddie Prinze Jr. And Sarah Michelle Gellar Have Been Married For Almost 20 Years!!

The couple has been married for almost two decades, although they definitely have faced critics throughout their relationship.

In a 2001 interview with radio host Howard Stern, Prinze found himself on the defensive after Stern told him that his marriage wouldn’t last ten years.

“Oh, it absolutely will last,” Prinze replied.

“You think you’re gonna know how you feel at 35?” Stern countered. “You’re gonna be a completely different dude.”

“And she will be a completely different woman, but that’s alright,” Prinze replied.

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Freddie Prinze Jr. Reveals The Secret To A Long And Happy Marriage

Prinze and Gellar have changed over the years, but he recently sat down with US Magazine to share the secret to a long and happy marriage.

“If you love and respect someone, what brings them joy should make you happy, whether you’re involved with it or not,” he said.

He added that, in his own household, “I played video games since I was a little boy. Sarah knew I played video games. If she ever gave me a hard time about playing video games, Sarah and I would not be together. Period.”

“So, let your girls watch what they want to watch,” he continued. “Let your dudes watch what they want to watch. Don’t give them a hard time. And if you find yourself in one of those relationships, maybe it’s time to have a conversation.”

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In 2019, Gellar also spoke to US to reveal the secret to a good marriage. According to the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alum, “Communicate. That’s the key. It’s about being present. Listening is the most important thing.”

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Freddie Prinze Jr. Reveals He And Sarah Michelle Gellar Won’t Share The Screen Anytime Soon

Although fans loved watching the on-screen and off-screen couple share their chemistry with their characters, Prinze has a different take.

“We only worked together, while we were together, on Scooby-Doo, and otherwise neither one of us I felt thought it would be very interesting for us to be in a job together,” Prinze revealed.

“I don’t think it’s that exciting to watch two people struggle to be together when, you know, they’re going home together at the end of the night,” he continued.

“Odds are, if we were in a movie together it would be a romantic comedy, based on my track record and hers,” he added. “So yeah, we never thought that was something that we would be that interested in because that’s our life.”

Although fans may not be able to see the power couple share the screen again anytime soon, they sure loved when Gellar and Prinze Jr. recreated the iconic scene from “Dirty Dancing” for Halloween!

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