Sarah Michelle Gellar & Freddie Prinze Jr share their 1st selfie ever: adorable?

Sarah Michelle Gellar

This is the first known selfie of Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. I love this couple so much. They’ve been together for 14 years and married for 12. They did marry in their early 20s, which isn’t a positive sign in Hollywood (or elsewhere). Yet Sarah and Freddie defied the odds and the 2012 tabloid rumors of their demise. Now they have posted their first selfie together. That’s very notable because this couple is rarely photographed together. Red carpet dates have been nonexistent for years, and I get the feeling that they prefer to hang out together at home with their kids. Sarah decided to take the couple-selfie plunge to celebrate landing 200,000 followers on Twitter. Look at Freddie’s dimples. I die.

I also wanted to talk about a new interview Freddie has done to talk about his upcoming return to Bones. He is very careful to point out that this is only a guest role because he is needed at home. So much for those other tabloid rumors about him wanting to drop Mr. Mom duty. He thrives upon family time:

He never watched Sarah as Buffy: “I’ve never seen Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Oh, you can judge. That’s fine, I don’t care. It wasn’t written for my demographic, so I never saw it.” The single episode he has seen? “Once More With Feeling,” the show’s iconic musical episode. “Well, they had a tap dancer in it that I thought was really cool. I wanted to watch him dance.”

He’s guesting on Bones again: “It’s definitely night and day compared to the first episode. I mean in the first episode, he was almost recruiting Booth to get the hell out of the FBI and kind of come to the dark side of the force, so to speak. And in this one, you see much more of their relationship as opposed to just how they interact and work together. You see the sort of trust that guys who serve together would have. I’ve never served myself but I have family and friends who have, and when you’re trusting the guy next to you with your life, you may not see him for ten, fifteen, twenty years, the moment you see him, you’d still die for him. It’s a tight relationship, so for that to get challenged, which it does in this episode, it has to be pretty major.”

He won’t do full-time tv: “I can’t put in 15 hour days. I would never see my kids again. I’m a full-time dad, I’m a part-time actor. I just can’t do it.”

[From E! Online]

Freddie is very fortunate that he is able to pursue a part-time work schedule and spend more time with his family. I bet he knows it. He’s still producing for the WWE too. Sarah’s new show, The Crazy Ones, might be facing the ax, which is a shame. I wish she could find a new hit show and run with it.

Here’s a wonderfully witty tweet from Sarah on International Women’s Day. She has a wicked sense of humor.

Freddie Prinze Jr

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Photos courtesy of Sarah Michelle Gellar on Twitter & WENN

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  1. pru says:

    Cool, beautiful and natural couple. I can’t help but respect them for the way they’ve handled Hollywood and their family.

  2. Lucy2 says:

    They seem to have found a balance that works for them, that’s great.

  3. blue marie says:

    I’ll probably always be a fan of theirs because of Buffy and “be silent, be still”

  4. Dani2 says:

    They look so much older than their actual ages in that selfie.

  5. serena says:

    What??? The Crazy Ones is in danger of being cancelled? God why! I love that show so much! Such a shame.. I’m gonna cry!

  6. kimbers says:

    Love them and how they keep things non drama. I want Sarah on a hit show, but I hate robin Williams, so I never watch crazy ones. Maybe they can kill off robin williams in a funny way and she ca take over the agency. Then more ppl would watching bet. Robin makes my blood boil bc he’s NOT funny and plays the same humor in EVERYTHING.

  7. Jayna says:

    I love him and he’s so much better than most the actors on TV. I would love to see him back on TV more.

  8. brionne says:

    I still remember her as Kendall, Erica Cane’ s daughter on All My Children.

  9. shannon says:

    thank you for posting this. love them both to pieces.

  10. Charlotte says:

    FPJr has his priorities right. He lost his dad as a baby, which obviously had a huge impact on him, and he’s not going to miss a moment of watching his children grow up. I grew up without my mum, and spun that into being a very hands-on full-time parent too.

  11. qwerty says:

    I liked him in “24″, a lot. Nevertheless, republicans are never “adorable”.

  12. Kaylah says:

    Gosh I really love them together. They’re like Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos to me but a 100000x less annoying. Fred & Daphne are making it work y’all!

  13. ali says:

    Hate the term #selfie. That is all. And I love The Crazy Ones!

  14. Delta Juliet says:

    He’s never done it for me but seriously, good for them for making it work. They have been married slightly less time than me and my hubby and it’s tough. I can’t imagine that in Hollyweird!

  15. femputer says:

    Uh, WOW, The Prinze is grey! I had no idea FPJr was a silver fox. Hadn’t seem him in a while.

  16. eliza says:

    I really like this pair. I have liked both of them as actors. I am still mad that Ringer got cancelled. I might have been the only one who watched it BUT I was into it.

  17. Bridget says:

    I love that he puts such a priority on his family.

    On the other hand, I was disappointed to her that SMG may not be the nicest. It says a lot that she totally burned her bridge with Joss Whedon. Though I’ve been revisiting Buffy and its still great

    • Samtha says:

      It doesn’t say much. Joss may do well with female characters, but he’s not always the greatest to actual actresses. Just ask Charisma Carpenter, whom he treated like dirt because she got pregnant.

      • Bridget says:

        Carpenter was the exception to the rule, and the writers of the show (including Minear) always stated her departure was because there simply wasn’t much left to do with the character. Personally, I always wondered if it was because she’d waited so long to tell them about her pregnancy that the character changes they had to make were simply ones they couldn’t come back from.

        And there’s no denying that Joss Whedon has created some of the most compelling, well rounded women we’ve seen on TV, but beyond that he’s shown a lot of loyalty to the people he’s worked with, both male and female. Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Alyson Hannigan, Gina Torres, Nathan Fillion, and more have all continually worked with the man.

        Reports of SMG being a pill go beyond Whedon specifically, by the way. I just hope she’s grown up a bit. Personally, I’m disappointed she’s treated Buffy as something she needed to distance herself from as much as possible.

      • Bridget says:

        It does also help to remember that the other half of that weird storyline (Vincent Kartheiser) as written out at the same time, so it wasnt just Carpenter. They also did a bit of a format change at that point as well, moving everyone over to the law firm.’

      • Samtha says:

        If anyone else had done this, people would want his head. And it’s far from the only problematic thing he’s done over the years. He’s written some good female characters; he also planned this:

        I’m not saying the guy is a monster. I’m just saying that he’s not the feminist god people try to make him out to be, and I’m not going to judge anyone based on the fact that they couldn’t get along with him.

      • Bridget says:

        Whedon remains one of the very few men in Hollywood that consistently writes complex, interesting women. Is he some feminist savior with a penis? Of course not. The man made Dollhouse for goodness sake. However, considering the massive resources the dude has at his disposal, I do however wish Gellar wouldn’t have burned that bridge. She would have been an amazing addition to Agents of SHIELD (which obv has a different showrunner). And like him or not, there’s no denying that Joss Whedon is a man with power right now.

    • Lemon says:

      I saw her on Watch What Happens Live…must have been a year or so ago…anyway, I got the impression from that show that she wasn’t the nicest either. Which sucks, because she was one of those actresses that you grow up with and you want them to be like you’ve imagined them. But after that show, I have a totally different take on her.

    • I Choose Me says:

      I’ve never heard that she was anything less than a professional. And more than once on Buffy she went to bat for her co-stars. Danny Strong (Jonathan) has talked about advice she gave him and how comfortable she made him feel. James Marsters once recounted that he and Juliet Landau had been made a regulars on the show but still didn’t have chairs to sit in between takes and Sarah spoke up on their behalf. I did note that she’s not shy in giving her opinion, so I guess in Hollywood that translates to some people as bitch.

      • Bridget says:

        She also refused to reprise her role as Buffy to help close out Angel because it wouldn’t be the finale, even though people pretty nuch begged her. Girl doesn’t have a great reputation (neither does Michelle Trachtenberg, for that matter).

        I should add, I was so disappointed. SO disappointed. Huge Buffy fan here, and even remember SMG from her AMC days.

    • Seán says:

      I think most of the reports about Gellar are blown way out of proportion. She’s very outspoken in interviews and will speak out if she’s not happy and that has given her a “bitch” reputation. But apparently, she’s always been professional on set and as a huge Buffy fan, I think she was always totally dedicated to that role. She was particularly great in Season 6 even though she said that she wasn’t happy with the direction the character was going in at the time. After seven seasons of that show, I think Gellar was just tired and wanted a break from Buffy. Yes, I know it’s only six years on a TV show and many of us would kill to have a job like that etc…but it was long hours filming a 22 episode season where she was the main character. Joss Whedon likes to hurt people so the show was very emotionally draining sometimes and there were always several action sequences an episode which Gellar was involved in. Plus she showed a lot of versatility in that role, showed dedication and filmed episodes of Buffy in between filming in Australia for Scooby Doo.

      Since Buffy ended almost 11 years ago, she has been respectful of the show and Joss Whedon. Just look at her Twitter and you’ll see that!

      • I Choose Me says:

        I think most of the reports about Gellar are blown way out of proportion. She’s very outspoken in interviews and will speak out if she’s not happy and that has given her a “bitch” reputation.

        ^This. I said something the same above.

      • Bridget says:

        Obviously she’s a pro (she wouldn’t have worked as long in the business if she wasn’t) and it’s nice to see that she’s now a lot more positive about Buffy, but for a long time she put as much distance between herself and the show, and wasn’t very nice about it. SMG really wanted to make the transition to moves and wanted absolutely no association with Buffy once it was done, lest it pigeonhole her. That’s a big part of where the bitch reputation comes from, not because she’s apparently moderately outspoken. Hopefully she’s grown up and softened up on that a bit, because I think the work she’s done before is fab. Coincidentally I’ve been working my way through Buffy on Prime and am up to Season 5, and its still great and still holds up.

    • Seán says:


      But the thing is, I’ve never heard her outright disrespect the show or Whedon. She complained about being tired of doing the show for seven seasons and that she needed a break from that. I think that’s understandable. It was a demanding and time consuming role and she probably wanted to try out different projects and roles. Maybe spend more time with her husband and start a family too? Buffy the Vampire Slayer was not some cushy sitcom job where she gets paid $2million an episode to show up on set and spew out a few stale jokes like Charlie Sheen. It was a 22 episode show that had many action sequences, emotionally draining moments and required a great deal of dedication. The show was also declining slightly in quality and I think it was better they ended it before it got bad.

      I know many would kill to have her position but Buffy was so iconic that SMG was essentially typecast in that role. I’ve watched Buffy and she shows great range as that character (sometimes not even playing Buffy…see the Buffybot and Faith) that I’m surprised she hasn’t been more successful overall because she’s a damn good actress.

      Daniel Radcliffe is very similar about Harry Potter. He hasn’t complained about Potter (because it would damage his PR) and I’m sure he’s grateful but he’s made it quite clear in interviews that he has no interest whatsoever in returning to that role and only politely responds to questions about the series when asked.

      Here’s an interview with Sarah Michelle Gellar from 2004, a year after Buffy ended. At the 2 minute mark (, she says that a big part of her misses the show but I’m sure she was part relieved to be doing some new things too.

  18. Lucy says:

    Daphne & Fred!!! They’re both adorable and talented. And boy, is he handsome.

  19. MsAubra says:

    I get “cold dead fish in bed” vibes from her

  20. Dizzle says:

    Great now I want to watch all of those movies from 1999. Love me some Freddie Prinze Jr. She’s All That is classic. But it’s not as funny as 10 Things I Hate About You which is a freaking riot.

    • Original Lee says:

      10 things I hate about you is still my go-to movie for bad days. I love the cheesy 90′s movies – She’s All That, Cruel Intentions, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Clueless.

    • LAK says:

      those movies are remakes of classic plays/novels which is why they are so great AND the adaptation to modern settings were so well done which can be problematic when re-imagining classic works.

      10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU – Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare [also made as KISS ME KATE]
      SHE’S ALL THAT – Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw [also made as MY FAIR LADY]
      CRUEL INTENTIONS – Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos [also made as DANGEROUS LIAISONS]
      CLUELESS – Emma by Jane Austen [a TV/Film remake is always made every few years]

      it’s delicious to compare the classic characters with their teen versions.

  21. Apples says:

    He starred in, and was epically hilarious as a super nerd in one of the funniest episodes ever of PSYCH. For that he will be a Forever-love for me.
    She is really pretty and I enjoy her commitment to braids.
    I wish them all the happiness.

  22. Cinderella says:

    When he sang that Highway 40 truck song with Brak, I knew he was cool for life.

  23. Andrea says:

    Always been a fan of Buffy, really liked Ringer (guess I was the only one) and just could not get into The Crazy Ones.

  24. Jennifer12 says:

    They remind me of really great couples who get together in college because they just know that this is it, and stay together.

  25. Baskingshark says:

    I’ve heard the “SMG is a bitch” stories, read all the blind reveals on CDAN and I’m choosing to stick my fingers in my ears and say “Lalalalala I can’t hear you” because I will never, ever forget how awesome she was in Buffy and Cruel Intentions. I hear there is a modern-set TV series based on Dangerous Liaisons coming out with Katie “Dull as Ditchwater” Holmes as the bitchy Kathryn character. I WISH they’d gotten SMG instead. SMG excels at playing characters like that. The problem with Ringer was that when she was playing the nice, downtrodden, ex-drug addict stripper sister, I didn’t buy it for a nano-second, but in the scenes when she was the evil rich bitch sister, the show caught fire.

  26. HoustonGrl says:

    I heard they both had really unstable families growing up. That’s probably why they have tried so hard to carve a different path for their family. So sweet!

  27. Jennifer says:

    A guy who is aging gracefully, is proud of his family, is enamored with his wife, and has his priorities in order? THAT is sexy.

  28. Elizabeth Darcy says:

    While really witty, “Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men”, is not her quote. It’s actually a quote by Joseph Conrad.