Lauren Graham on Peter Krause: ‘our mutual wariness gave way’

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We first heard back in 2010 that Parenthood (RIP) costars Lauren Graham and Peter Krause were dating. They played brother and sister on that show although they didn’t have a lot of scenes together so for some reason it didn’t seem weird to me as a fan. Lauren is promoting the Gilmore Girls revival, A Year in the Life, which comes out on Netflix this Friday, just in time for a post-Thanksgiving binge. She also has a new collection of personal essays coming out at the end of the month called Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between). In her new memoir, Graham talks about how she fell for Krause gradually, and how they were both kind of gun-shy after dating other actors. It was nice to hear because they have been very low-profile and I didn’t realize they were still together six years later. People has the details:

Graham writes about how their relationship first began.

“At our age we’d probably both been through ‘showmances’ that went south and made work an uncomfortable place to be,” she writes. “But ultimately, our mutual wariness gave way — it just sort of happened.”

Now the couple happily reside together in L.A., and Graham, who will soon be reprising her role as Lorelai Gilmore for a reboot of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, says the secret to their relationship is communication.

“I mean, he’s really my favorite person to talk to,” she tells PEOPLE. “And he always makes me laugh. He’s really, really funny.”

Graham says living with a fellow actor often comes in handy when dealing with the craziness that comes from being in Hollywood.

“It’s hard to explain to people when you have a fancy job like being an actor what is challenging about it. So we just kind of have that shorthand, a shared language, which is helpful.”

[From People]

That’s really nice. It sounds like a thoughtful way to enter a relationship too, you get to know the person without pressure and it’s a gradual decision. That’s why so many people end up dating someone from work, and it’s nice to hear about two actors falling in love on set, especially when they were both single at the time.

Vanity Fair has a new interview with Graham and with her costar, Alexis Bledel, about the Gilmore Girls revival. It’s clear they both have a connection to the show, which aired for seven seasons, and to the characters they played. Graham said, of the new version, “There’s death and sadness and more love and emotion. I cried the whole way through the entire script. I thought it was just beautiful and fitting and what I wanted it to be and hoped for.” I never watched the original Gilmore Girls but I might watch this Netflix show. It’s either that or watch Hallmark holiday movies after Thanksgiving.

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  1. Lexie says:

    CB you scared me. At a glance the headline confused me and I thought these two were dunzo. Sigh of relief.

  2. Rhiley says:

    I love Lauren Graham though I have never really watched any of her shows all the way through. I like Gilmore Girls but by no means a super fan. I like Parenthood but then I didn’t like it anymore, namely because of Peter Krause’s character and the woman who played his wife and their creepy kid, Max. But the cast of the show, with exception of a few, was really good. I will plan to watch the GG netflix special. I am watching The Crown now and it is pretty good. The production is first rate.

  3. Kayla says:

    I cannot wait for the GG revival , all the trailers have made me feel like I’m going to revisit some friends I have actually missed… I nearly squealed when I saw Kurt sat at Emilys dinner table for Friday night dinner!

    • Erinn says:

      I’m so excited. I had watched GG while in Highschool – and I’ve been rewatching it now. It’s so funny to watch the same show and go from thinking Rory and Lorelai always had it figured out to being like “EMILY IS RIGHT. LISTEN TO EMILY!” Not all the time of course, but she has shot to the front of my favorite characters list. Emily is just everything.

      I had such a giant crush on the Jess character. I’d still like to think he would end up with Rory – but I’d be pretty happy about Logan working out. Just watching the scenes with Logan and his friends now has gotten me so excited that Fynn is back in the new episodes.

      • mkyarwood says:

        This event has surpassed Thanksgiving for us. My sisters and I are having mixed cereal bar and ice cream, as well as pots of luke’s coffee and blueberry pancakes for the first watch through. Then we’re doing the biggest pizza in the world and tacos for later. There will probably be an obscene amount of candy, too. I can’t wait to see what pyjamas they wear for Christmas, and try in vain to order them in time for Christmas here :P

  4. Cannibell says:

    Both Graham & Bledel seem to have really stable relationships with decent men. Good on them both for saving the drama for their work! Looking forward to the new Gilmour Girls seasons.

  5. Syd Barrett says:

    LOVE this couple. They’re both so cool.

    Can’t wait for the revival. Only a few more days! What do y’all think will happen?

    One thing though: The show aired for 7 seasons, not 6.

  6. Jayna says:

    An older actor (51) in a relationship with an actress close in age (49). What a rarity in Tinseltown.

  7. liz_bee says:

    I recently finished rewatching the original WB/CW run of Gilmore Girls. I watched it while simultaneously listening to the Gilmore Guys podcast, which does a wonderful job of dissecting the show and putting in context. Gilmore Girls was (is?) a great show, while suffering from many problems. That’s what makes it great podcasting fodder. I highly recommend listening to the podcast and giving the show a rewatch or first watch. Demi and Kevin (the co-hosts) also start a budding friendship that turns into a strong bond. It’s a beautiful thing to witness through earbuds. They bring in many guests (both male and female) to discuss the show with. The first season of the podcast (and the show) are rocky, but it’s worth getting through. For the finale of the original run they did a 6 HOUR podcast (that they cut into two parts) with my favorite guest, Aisha Muharrar, who is a television writer. They have done many live shows with musical numbers, and they have gotten writers and actors from the show to sit down for interviews. They will make an appearance in the new Netflix run–they showed up for a half a second in the trailer and I nearly jumped out of my seat!

    Srsly though, it’s a great show and a great podcast. It made my commutes and runs more enjoyable.

  8. Margo S. says:

    Celebitchy… you’ve never watched Gilmore girls?!?!?! How?!?! You have to watch it!!!!

  9. minx says:

    They’re adorable. They look like they belong together!

  10. Gaby says:

    They are so cute together! Please watch the Gilmore Girls, you won’t regret it.

  11. BTownGirl says:

    They’re real- life cuteness does not stop me from being annoyed that she didn’t go to Africa with Hot Dr. Carl, but that’s my issue ;) Did anyone else find Adam and Kristina to be quite possibly the most sanctimonious/annoying parents ever depicted on television? Remember when they took Haddie’s door down? Remember when they flipped out on the school principal because he couldn’t punish another student with zero evidence/no investigation? Also…#PoorDylan.

    • Kate says:

      Yep, they were insufferable. Terrible parents too. With Max it was like they read a book about parenting kids with Aspergers and then decided to do the exact opposite of everything suggested.

      Honestly, sometimes I liked the show, but other times it was just infuriating. It had all the drama of Friday Night Lights, but minus the arc with the cancer, none of the characters ever had issues that warranted it.

      • BTownGirl says:

        Yup! It was like they couldn’t fathom that he had a personality beyond his Aspergers and so all of his frankly terrible behavior got, “Hey buddy…poor you!”. Completely agree on the character arcs too. I loved Amber so much and I thought they bounced her and Sarah from one contrived, medium-stakes plotline to the next!

  12. thaliasghost says:

    I never watched the original Gilmore Girls . It’s either that or watch Hallmark holiday movies after Thanksgiving.

    What? WHAT?

  13. SwanLake says:

    I loved and miss Parenthood! I binge-watched GG last year on Netflix, and while I enjoyed parts of it, I’m undecided about watching the reunion.

  14. cynic says:

    I am looking forward to watching the show. I’m sure the writers did a fitting tribute to Edward Hermann.

  15. North of Boston says:

    So happy these two are still together. I had a huge crush on him from Sports Night (the best show no one watched…well, people would have if ABC stopped moving it around all over the place, but I digress)

    I remember when they first went public with their relationship; it was such a relief to hear of a Hollywood couple where the man was in his 40s and not dating a 20-something. Plus they seem to “fit”, smart, slightly goofy and nerdy, very talented and not high drama personalities, as far as I can tell.

  16. Andrea says:

    I’m falling for a coworker at work. He’s 41 and I’m 35, we are both unmarried and unattached. I wish them the best. This is adorable!

  17. Elian says:

    If you watch Six Feet Under you cannot come away from the experience without loving Peter Krause. Incredible actor. I’ve never seen GG but my best friend convinced me to start it!

  18. I can’t believe you’ve never watched Gilmore Girls? You can probably still get it on Netflix if you’re quick…great blog by the way!

  19. Tanakasan says:

    I have tried to watch Gilmore Girls several times and can never make it more then three minutes into that awful show. People who talk constantly annoy me in person, and is it not entertainment to listen to two people’s tedious nonstop prattle.

    I love Peter from Six Feet Under! Not sure what Parenthood was.