Sarah Michelle Gellar is pissed that Freddie Prinze Jr. wants to drop Mr. Mom duty

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr

In early February, Kaiser observed that Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. (who have been married for 12 years) are very rarely photographed together. The above picture is from their last joint red carpet appearance, which was the London premiere of Hairspray in 2007. So they don’t make a habit of flaunting their relationship, which is certainly not the norm in Hollywood, but it probably works for them.

Nonetheless, I knew it would be just a matter of time before the media started making noises about Freddie deciding to stay home “watching football” while Sarah attended the Globes in that amazing blue-and-white dress all by her lonesome. It only took about a week for that to happen, but Sarah’s rep denied that there was any trouble in the marital relationship. Personally, I’d be quite irritated if my husband left me alone to fend off those sorts of questions on the Globes red carpet, but Sarah seemed completely fine with it.

Now the rumors are circulating again, but this time they revolve around Freddie growing tired of being a stay-at-home dad while Sarah is out earning a living. According to the Enquirer, Sarah is super pissed that Freddie is due to start work on a new sitcom because they previously agreed to have one parent home with their daughter. This hilariously reminds me of the “Friends” episode where Freddie played a male nanny, and who knows if this story is true or not, but it seems rather conveniently timed with the arrival of Freddie’s new job:

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr

Sarah Michelle Gellar is furious at husband Freddie Prinze Jr. for giving up his real-life role as Mr. Mom.

The “Ringer” star and the former “24″ actor have been arguing because Freddie broke their “baby pact” that he would be a stay-at-home dad and raise their daughter Charlotte, now 2, while Sarah focused on her career.

“Sarah wasn’t happy when Freddie started auditioning again, and she was livid that he got a starring role on a new series,” a close source told The ENQUIRER.

“Sarah stayed home for the first year and a half, but since Freddie wasn’t booking any solid acting gigs after “24,” she took the role in “Ringer.” Now she’s bent out of shape because their plan was always to have one non-working parent raising their daughter.

“While Freddie loves his daughter, he’s just sick and tired of 24/7 baby duty.”

Sarah, 34, and Freddie, 36, met on the set of the 1997 horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer and got hitched five years later. In an upcoming untitled NBC sitcom, Freddie plays a nerd who dumps his fiancee, protrayed by “7th Heaven” actress Sarah Wright.

While doting dad Freddie is happy about hanging up his apron, Sarah is frantically interviewing for extra nannies and trying to juggle their different schedules, say insiders.

“Sarah and Freddie are fighting, especially when he tells her to relax and that everything will work out,” disclosed the source. “He feels Sarah is acting like a bigger baby than Charlotte.”

[From Enquirer, print edition, April 9, 2012]

So Sarah’s now looking for “extra nannies“? That leads to an assumption that she and Freddie already have at least a part-time helper of sorts for Charlotte, and if that’s true, Freddie hasn’t really been on 24/7 toddler duty. Who knows if he and Sarah really had an agreement, explicit or implicit, to keep one parent at home with the kid every day while the other worked, but I could see why he might feel emasculated with Sarah earning all the dough these days. Don’t get mad at me for saying that — it’s how a lot of guys (but not all of them) would react. Still, I sort of doubt this story is true.

Meanwhile, Freddie sure does keep a low profile. Here he is trying not to be noticed last April while ducking out of a doctor’s office.

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr

Here’s Sarah and Freddie at the Scooby-Doo 2 premiere in 2004:

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr

And here’s Sarah on her own doing promotional duties for “Ringer” in February of this year:

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN

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  1. Lol says:

    She has some great shoes. I was so in love with Freddie prince when i was younger *sigh* :)

  2. brin says:

    Hope this isn’t true, it’s not even a big deal. Save yo marriage, get a nanny!

    • Tapioca says:

      Err…Jude Law (and Robin Williams)!

      I love the lady in black with the headset’s look of “What in Tie-Dye HELL is that dress!” (second pic)

  3. lucy2 says:

    Probably not true, they aren’t the type to let their private stuff get out there.
    Also, as much as I like her, I doubt her show is returning next year, the ratings have been very, very low. I think that’s the far more likely reason that he would be going back out there for pilots.

  4. salamanca says:

    I love them as a couple, and don’t believe, but something, a small part could be true.
    Is this a time of “taking apart” or something?

  5. Megalicious says:

    Is it just me or does her under eye concealer look really visible in the last couple of pics!?

    • salamanca says:

      No, it’s not just you.
      It looks horrible visible.

    • zarra says:

      Yes, it’s awful.

      I remember that there were rumors about him being at total ass around the time the married. He’s cute, but I thought she could have done better.

  6. Talie says:

    They never flaunted their relationship, and both of them were really able to escape the typical issues of being a teen star. They seem to be mature…a rarity!

  7. Darlene says:

    Allegedly, she’s been sleeping with members of her cast. Too bad her show was cancelled. Maybe that’s what’s upsetting her most.

  8. maggie says:

    Freddie’s been working though, as a producer/director for WWE wrestling (I found that out randomly the other day). I mean, a sitcom would be a more grueling work schedule, I imagine, but it’s not likes he’s been strictly at home all this time. This story sounds like a lot of bull.

  9. Leikyn says:

    I don’t think it really matters as her show stinks, and it can’t possibly be on the air much longer. She can go back to full-time Mom duty after that. Problem solved.

  10. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    He DOES have a job. He’s a writer and producer for the WWE. He left briefly to be on 24 but returned. I think it’s his safety net.

    In any case, he’s not JUST a “stay at home dad,” and his networth is more than Sarah’s (so she’s not “THE breadwinner,” she’s just more visible to the public and assumed to be the one out there making all the money).

  11. Relli says:

    “amazing blue & white dress…”

    Hmmmm ok

  12. danielle says:

    His net worth is more than hers? That surprises me, because I would think she’s still making serious dough from Buffy being in syndication. Also, is it just me, or has she not aged particularly well?

    • Ruby Red Lips says:

      I think SMG is ageing fantastically – i.e. she is still natural and botox, filler and plastic surgery free – in this day and age in H’wood where even teens are wrecking their youth and natural beauty with cosmetic surgery she is to be admired.

      Natural is better than plastic barbie blow up doll any day of the week

    • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

      @Danielle, He’s listed as being worth 19 million, she is worth 15 million (and makes $100,000 an episode for Ringer).

      @Ruby Red, ITA with you. She’s a breath of fresh air!

  13. jano1981 says:

    I have always liked her (huge Buffy fan) so it pains me to say how much I do not like her with bangs and as someone else pointed out the concealer is visible and horrible!

  14. suhon12 says:

    Men are hunter gatherers. If Freddie wants to work, he should work. Sarah had a crack at a TV series, and unfortunately, it ended sooner rather than later. Okay, HIS turn to get a gig!! She can stay at home for a change! I like them together, I hope it all works out.

  15. lilred says:

    I call BS, highly doubt he would just sign on the dotted line without at least talking to her.

  16. kristipistol says:

    He’s hot still!

  17. Shelb says:

    A sitcom schedule is probably a LESS hectic schedule than working for the WWE, so I have no idea where this is coming from. The sitcom would allow him to stay in LA and not work on producing live TV 3 or so nights a week.

  18. Rachel says:

    Eh, Ringer is about to be cancelled so she can be the parent to stay home with Charlotte.

  19. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Does he age at all? I actually think he’s hotter now than back then..damn..

  20. The Original Mia says:

    FPJ does not work for the WWE/WWF anymore. He’s worked for them twice as a writer/producer. He was fired the first time for revealing/spoiling the storylines on a wrestling blog (yes, there is a blog). He was asked back after 24 because the wrestlers genuinely liked him, but he was fired again because he wouldn’t show up to work. The WWE/WWF tried to accommodate him because of Charlotte’s birth, but even with a shortened work week, he wasn’t doing his work. He did the ep of Psych and that was the last real work he did. He’s been Mr. Mom because he hasn’t had a job, so I doubt Smidge is upset he finally got a job.

  21. fabgrrl says:

    I have a solution, guys, move a grandparent in. Not a “nanny”, but a loving family member to help with the kid. And I’m sure they can afford a house with a separate wing. Freddie Prinze is dead, of course, but what about FP Jr.’s mom? Or SMG’s mom and/or dad — are they still around?

    • Carolyn says:

      If Fred & Daphne (the Scooby Doo movie was on telly the other day!) both want to work they can afford help, not just drag the grandparents in to be surrogate carers.

      • jwoolman says:

        The advantage of grandparents is that they are family forever and it’s wonderful if the kid gets to seriously bond with them this way. A nanny can still be on duty so it’s not a lot of work for the grandparentals. But a nanny is just a temporary employee.

  22. jes_sayin says:

    Did the writer of this article really just use the term “Mr. Mom”? In 2012? It’s called being a Dad, i.e. a parent!!

  23. Lucinda says:

    Great story to bring attention to both their shows. Didn’t even know he had a sitcom coming up until now. Doubt this story is true.

  24. Jbumkat says:

    That dress makes her look like a glass of water with that Mio stuff poured in.

  25. anon33 says:

    In support of bedhead:

    I make almost twice what my husband does. He is one of the kindest, sweetest, least misogynistic men I have ever known in my entire life, yet he doesn’t like it if I even MENTION our salaries. At all. He gets pissed, and there’s actually not a lot else that he gets pissed about!

    Although I don’t really know if he’s pissed bc he’s the guy, or if he just wants to make more $$ :)

  26. Hollie. says:

    Stop spreading these fake rumors about Sarah and Freddie. We both all know that Freddie loves staying with Charlotte and even if he have to be in a new show, Sarah would be supporting him! Plus she said in her interview that they’re taking turns so it’s Freddie’s turn now. there’s no reason for Sarah to be mad at him, she should be happy for him. This story is not true guys, you’re not believing it, are you?

  27. Sugar says:

    they’ve made it work this long by doing what they do best staying out of the hollowood vortex & seemingly they love honor & cherish each other.
    FPJr is so damn cute if I was his wife ahhh-oh well I’ll shut up now.

  28. Annie says:

    I wish SMG would go back to brunette. I loved the hair she had in Cruel Intentions. Never felt her as a blonde.

  29. 88Modesty88 says:

    She looks baked in the 2004 Scooby Doo premiere pic…

    Love her, meh on Freddie.

  30. Gallyn says:

    100%. Not true