Here's Proof That Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.'s 15-Year Marriage Is Sweeter Than Ever

Couple continues to be one of Hollywood's most beloved pairs

By Mike Vulpo Sep 01, 2017 11:00 AMTags
Watch: Freddie Prinze Jr. on Marriage to Sarah Michelle Gellar

There are Hollywood couples and then there is Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.

For 15 years, the famous pair has managed to escape constant breakup rumors and media scrutiny. Instead, this husband and wife duo has developed a strong family unit that includes two growing kids.

Of course the couple can be spotted walking red carpets every so often. And Sarah loves a good Instagram post to gush over her hubby—who has turned into quite the cook.

But through all the movie projects and play dates, these two have managed to win over fans' hearts with their irresistible love.  

After first meeting while filming the 1997 movie I Know What You Did Last Summer, the pair agreed to a dinner date a couple years later where sparks immediately flew.

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.'s Cutest Pictures
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"A lot of girls back then in Hollywood as far as the actresses, they didn't eat, they ate salad," Freddie recalled in a 2016 Facebook Live. "And I had gone on a date with a handful of them. They would never eat what I would eat. You have to have that in common with me if we're going to get along."

He continued, "So Sarah came to dinner with me, and we sat down and she ate everything, including a crab that they let walk across the counter, then kill while it was alive in some oil and said, 'It's popcorn, try!' And she ate it without even blinking, and I was like, 'Yo, my girl is legit.'"

After all these years, however, there has to be a secret to keeping the romance alive. According to Freddie, it goes down to basics.

"We were just friends. That's one of the reasons I think our relationship has always been so good," he admitted to E! News while supporting his book Back to the Kitchen. "We were just friends for a good two years before we ever went on a date. She knew what kind of guy I was. She knew what my morals were, what my priorities were and vice versa. We already kind of knew all the faults in the other person."

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He added, "We ended up being the perfect balance. But it didn't happen until years after and there was a solid foundation built, and that's probably the main reason why we've always been cool and groovy."

Take a look at some of the couple's best moments from social media in our gallery below. While the beginning of their love story is one to celebrate, the present sure is special too.

Party of Four

In January 2019, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. had a double date with Shannen Doherty and her now-ex Kurt Iswarienko.

Kiss Kiss

"No mistletoe, no problem," the mom of two wrote on this December 2018 kissy photo.

Halloween Hotties

In 2018, the lovebirds took their Halloween costumes to the next level by dressing up as characters from The Royal Tenenbaums


It doesn't matter what these two do, as long as they're together they are having a good time.

Ice Cream Cuddles

"If you were ice cream, you would be my favorite flavor," Gellar captioned this sweet snap in 2018.

Wine Not?

"It's the freakin weekend, baby I'm about to have me some fun," Gellar wrote on this cheeky post in March of 2018.

Photo Booth Fun

In December 2017, the cute couple had some fun at an engagement party thanks to photo booth props.

Pretty in Pink

Gellar channeled her inner Molly Ringwald with her Andie costume from Pretty in Pink in 2017 while her husband nailed it as Duckie (played by Jon Cryer) from the film.

Sparks Will Fly

"The only time I don't mind giving up #independence lol," Gellar joked to her followers on the 4th of July in 2017.

Ready, Set, Smile

The couple that snaps selfies together, stays together! 

Birthday Lovin'

Gellar's birthday message in 2017 to her bestie and husband was just the cutest. "Happy birthday @realfreddieprinze 'the happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.'"

Hearts Full

In January 2017, the pair celebrated National Spouse Day by taking this pic and it's too cute.

Red Hot

"Someone let me know who that red head was seen trick or treating with @realfreddieprinze ..." Gellar joked on Instagram while celebrating Halloween in 2016.


The Scooby-Doo stars soaked up the last bits of summer together in 2016 and clearly they enjoyed every minute together. 

Proud as Can Be

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum couldn't help but gush about her husband after his cookbook came out.

Movie Night

"Finally out like the adults we see #fantasticalbeastsandwheretofindthem," Gellar revealed while out on a date night in November 2016.

Fight Club

In October 2015, the duo posed with wrestling belts and tried to out muscle each other.

Friends Forever

The bond between Gellar, Prinze and Selma Blair has lasted for three decades and we can't wait to see what they do during the next three.

Cookin' Up Love

The Back to the Kitchen author and his wife are often found in the kitchen whipping up delicious meals for their family. 

Baby on Board

In this adorable throwback, Gellar revealed that the couple took this photo in Hawaii after they learned they were expecting their daughter Charlotte!

Dirty 30

These two have had a lot of fun in their relationship, and the Foodstirs creator's Dirty 30 was no exception. 

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

This throwback snap is from when the happy couple had their first Thanksgiving together and it's a total blast from the past.

Beach Babies

The I Know What You Did Last Summer co-stars look like babies in this photo from a vacation way back before they had kids together.

Sunsets Forever

We just love these two.

Christmas Cuties

If you've ever wanted to know what Prinze and Gellar looked like when celebrating their first holiday together, then look no further!

Drunk in Love

How happy do these two lovebirds look in this sweet photo from their honeymoon back in 2002?!

Just Married

Clearly this pair was a match made in smiley heaven.

Look of Love

"I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you," Gellar shared on one of her past wedding anniversaries. "I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me."

Happy birthday, Freddie!