I love the NBC show Parenthood, and was so happy to hear that it was renewed for a second season. It’s a dramedy featuring Peter Krause (Six Feet Under), Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls), Dax Shepard (Employee of the Month), Craig T. Nelson (Poltergeist), and Bonnie Bedelia (Presumed Innocent) among many others. The show focuses on an older couple (Nelson, Bedelia), and their grown children (Graham, Krause, Shepard and Erika Christensen). It can be schmaltzy at times, but Parenthood really captures the drama and joy of family life. (I haven’t been able to watch this week’s episode yet so please don’t post spoilers in the comments.)
According to US Weekly, on-screen brother and sister Lauren Graham, 43, and Peter Krause, 44, are dating! I thought Krause was married with a family, probably because he plays a dad so convincingly, but I was wrong. He has an eight year old son from a previous relationship and is single. Lauren Graham is also single, and has no children. I love that they got together without any drama. Here’s US‘ report:
Hot Stuff [US Weekly] has learned Lauren Graham, 43, and Peter Krause, 44 – who play siblings on NBC’s Parenthood – are dating. Says an eyewitness who saw the duo on an April 10 dinner date at Charlie Palmer: Dry Creek Kitchen in Healdsburg, California: “They were having a great time and seemed really happy!”
[From US Weekly, print edition, May 3, 2010]
Graham and Krause don’t have a lot of scenes together, unlike fellow onscreen brother-sister couple Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall of Dexter. Their relationship doesn’t seem as creepy to me as they usually talk on the phone on Parenthood and there are so many other things going on in that show. It’s so nice to hear that the show was renewed and that Graham and Krause are in a new romance. Maybe they were just on a friendly work colleague date, but it doesn’t sound like it!