Seth Rogen appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for Valentine’s Day and recalled a date gone wrong. According to him, he was left crying after getting turned down by a woman he had been seeing at the time. This incident occurred nearly two decades ago on his 20th birthday.
“It was my birthday coming up, and so I asked her, ‘Let’s go out to dinner on my birthday,'” he said. “And I was like, ‘I’m going to ask her to be my girlfriend at this dinner on my birthday.'”
As they brought in the appetizers on the night of his birthday, Rogen asked his date to be his girlfriend.
“She said no, and then I started crying,” he said. “Then, I was like, ‘We need to eat. Like, we can’t leave.’ And she was like, ‘It’s your birthday.'”
He continued, “And there was a cake coming and shit, so I had to sit there, and this poor woman had to sit there with me as I wept into my truffle mac and cheese.”
Although it was a painful experience to relieve, he turned it into a teachable moment.
“So if you’re watching, kids, don’t ask that,” he added. “But if you do, ask at the end of the meal — not when the appetizers have come.”
Is Rogen Married Now?
Apart from his teenage date fiasco, he divulged to Kimmel that he was terrible at dating before he met his wife. “I was terrible. I was a bad dater,” the “Superbad” star said. “I had terrible experiences dating women, and I think the women who dated me also did not have the best experiences.”
He met his wife, Lauren Miller, through a mutual friend. The friend, producer Will Reiser, was seeing Miller’s friend and arranged a double date, with Roger present.
Roger explained to Haute Living in 2015 that he and Miller hit it off well that they continued seeing each other even after the date. On one of the dates, they played Spanish Scrabble until sunrise and grilled cheese sandwiches together at four a.m.
On another, Miller opened up on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” that while they were on a golf date, they got into a major car accident.
“A 16-year-old had stolen his dad’s car and hit us,” she explained. “He drove off, and we spun across three lanes of traffic. He totaled his car, my roommate had to come drive him home.”
He Proposed To Her At Home
In an interview with Conan O’Brien, he shared his proposal story. “She was in our closet, changing,” he began. “I had already kind of started to propose.”
He also added that he had grand plans for a proposal, but it just didn’t happen.” I didn’t picture it like this, and I know she didn’t picture it like this,” he said.
Roger added that they ate buffalo wings and watched “Top Chef” together after Miller said yes.
The duo had a starlit wedding a year after the proposal. The event took place on a rooftop at Kunde Estate in Sonoma, and they were solemnized by a female rabbi in a Jewish community.
Guests included Judd Apatow, Adam Sandler, Jonah Hill, and Paul Rudd. An insider mentioned to Us Weekly that the wedding was hilarious. “Every other line was a joke. The crew couldn’t contain their laughter!”
They Do Not Plan To Have Children
In a guest appearance on “The Howard Stern show“, Rogen explained to Stern that he wouldn’t act efficiently if he and his wife chose to start a family.
“It’s something I think I was uncomfortable answering before, but people were like, ‘How do you do so much?’ The answer is I don’t have kids, I have nothing else to do.”
He also mentioned that his wife holds the same reservation. “I would say she wants kids less than I do,” Rogen added. “I could probably be talked into it, and she’s like, ‘no.'”
When Stern asked the actor if having kids was a deal-breaker, he responded in the negative.
“I don’t know anyone who gets as much happiness out of their kids as we get out of our non-kids,” he said. “Like, we’re f*****g psyched all the time! We’re laying in bed on Saturday mornings smoking weed, watching movies naked. If we had kids, we could not be f*****g doing this.”
About His Memoir, ‘Yearbook’
In May 2021, Rogen added another feather to his cap with the publication of his memoir, “Yearbook.” Ass described by the author, it was a collection of true stories which were “funny at worst” and “life-changing at best.”
The major highlight of the book included his ill-fated audition for “Green Hornet.” While the movie wasn’t the hit he hoped for, it became one of the most outrageous anecdotes in the Memoir.
According to the book, the role of “Green Hornet” crime boss Benjamin Chudnofsky had another contender, Nicolas Cage.
While the latter was known for his villainous chops, the star requested an eccentric spin to the character.
Cage said to Rogen, “I want to play a bald guy but have hair tattooed on my head and big prosthetic lips.”
However, the role went to neither of them; it ultimately went to Christoph Waltz.
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