Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. prove that true love still exists. These actors met back in the ‘90s while working together, but their love continues to endure despite the odds stacked against them.
In fact, the couple just recently celebrated their 17-year wedding anniversary. Not only do they have a beautiful marriage, but they also have gorgeous kids. From their very first date to the birth of their kids, find out more about the real-life celebrity couple.
How Did Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. Meet?
Gellar and Prinze Jr. met on the set of their 1997 movie, I Know What You Did Last Summer. Gellar played the character of Helen Shivers, while Prinze Jr. played Ray Bronson. The pair were friends for many years before they started dating.
Accidental First Date
As mentioned, Gellar and Prinze Jr. got along great as co-stars, but their romantic relationship took a little while to develop. In fact, their first date was a complete accident. They had plans to have dinner with a mutual friend, but that person canceled. Gellar and Prinze Jr. decided to still go out together, and the rest is history!
On-Screen and Off-Screen Lovers
Though they weren’t a couple on I Know What You Did Last Summer, they were a couple when they starred in the 2002 film Scooby-Doo. Gellar played the character of Daphne Blake, while Prinze Jr. played the character of Fred Jones. They also starred in the sequel, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.
Natural Disaster Wedding
After about two years of dating, the pair decided to tie the knot in 2002 down in Mexico. Unfortunately, Hurrian Hernan was approaching Mexico while they were down there, so they had to move the wedding inside. Then, the day after the wedding, an earthquake hit Mexico!
A Family of Four
Gellar and Prinze have two children together, 10-year-old daughter Charlotte Grace and 7-year-old son Rocky James. Gellar legally changed her name to Sarah Michelle Prinze following their fifth wedding anniversary in 2007.