Lauren Graham and Parenthood co-star Peter Krause’s relationship has been in the works for a long time, ever since he invited her over to his house to play board games 15 years ago.
Lauren says that they weren’t ready to be together at that point in time.
"I think we liked each other [but] he asked me over to his house to play a board game – and that's exactly what we ended up doing. So I was like, 'This guy doesn’t like me. Who actually plays a board game?'… The timing wasn't right. I don’t think either of us was ready."
"He's obviously a very confident, appealing guy,” added Graham. “But he's shy, and so am I."
Despite the slow start, things are going swimmingly now that they’re older.
"One of the things that's been so fun is that it's so easy," says Graham. "It's a lot, to work with somebody and spend time with them, too."
Graham and Krause kept their relationship under the radar for a long time. Lauren says it’s because she wants their relationship on screen (brother and sister) to not be tarnished by the public perception of them being a couple.
This couple is so adorable and real! And they teach us a great lesson: if you’re single and lonely, try to reconnect with that guy/girl you played board games with 15 years ago. That’s where true love is!
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