Seth Green (of Austin Powers and Buffy The Vampire Slayer) may be a dork of the highest order, but he seems to have met his match. I was prepared to either dismiss or make fun of Seth’s love story with his new wife, now posted on People’s website. Then I read it and found their story so sweet! The two met when Seth was signing autographs at a comic book event and his would-be wife, Clare Grant, was there to take photos. The thing I love about this story is the fact that the first time they went out they ordered the same thing, and that they realized they had the same shows taped on their DVRs. It’s just cute. I’ve read that shared interests are less important to marital longevity than the ability to communicate, but they surely help make an initial connection between people. Here’s more:
It helps for a couple to have romantic chemistry. For Seth Green and his new bride Clare Grant, romance came after a shared passion for comic books, television and fast food.
Green, 36, and Grant, 30, first met in 2007 at the reopening of their favorite comic book store, Golden Apple Comics, where Green was on-hand to sign autographs and Grants was photographing the event.
“We met that night but didn’t have the opportunity to connect,” he tells PEOPLE. “Then we met each other a second time at Comic-Con. We both had so much in common and kept running in to each other throughout the week.”
After a mutual friend passed Grant’s phone number to Green, the two met up for, as Green puts it, “a play date.”
“I came over his house and we went and got some In-N-Out,” Grant recalls. “And we ordered the exact same thing the exact same way, which was a little strange. Then we go back to his house and he turned on his TV and on his DVR [was] show-by-show the exact same things that were in my DVR. I was like, ‘You know what? This could be a beautiful friendship.’ ”
Things got more serious for Green when the two hit the road together on the two-week Robot Chicken Skate Party Bus Tour last year. “That’s when I knew that there really couldn’t be anybody else for me,” Green says. Adds Grant, “I didn’t realize how deep it would go until we really spent time together. It was sad that we got off the bus and had to go back to our everyday lives.”
As Green tells it, a future together was always on his mind.
“For a few months before I proposed, I was actually working on the ring with a jeweler that I knew,” he says. “Eventually it just came down to us being in a very special place and me having the ring.”
Grant says she “had no idea” that Green was even thinking of marriage. “I’m a very rational person,” she says, “so in my head I was mathematically breaking it down, like … maybe after a period of time it will be okay to move in together and then we can think about getting married.”
As it turns out, Green proposed and the pair planned their May 1 nuptials in less than four months.
The article goes on to describe their May 1 wedding, which included different toy centerpieces that guests were able to take home like Care Bears, G.I. Joes, and My Little Pony dolls. I think that’s adorable and they’re obviously head over heels for each other. The cynic in me gives them four years tops. I’ve just been covering celebrity gossip for too long.
These two look high as kites in some of the event photos I’ve seen. I’m thinking that a love of comic books and fast food aren’t the only things they have in common.