They met multiple times during their careers before realizing that they were a good match for each other.
Meeting the right person, falling in love, and staying in love takes a tremendous amount of commitment. You might meet someone and have instant chemistry with them, but there's something that's more important than chemistry for a relationship to work - timing. If you don't meet the right person at the right time, it is likely that the relationship may not take shape the way it was destined to. And this has been very true for actress Lauren Graham.
The first time the Gilmore Girls star met her now-boyfriend, Peter Krause, was when they worked on a show called Caroline in the City in the 1990s. They had only been guest-starring on the Lea Thompson show.
"She had me move some furniture into her apartment for her back then. She had got something. I didn’t catch the signal," Peter told People.
A few years later, in 2002, they presented together at the SAG Awards. "Just as our names were being announced he turned to me and said calmly 'want to hold hands?' It was such an odd, old-fashioned, unexpected question," she wrote in her book, Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, (and Everything in Between), according to Daily Mail. She added that she said yes but it was years before they met again.
While she was still working on Gilmore Girls, Graham's TV mom, Kelly Bishop, who had become a friend and confidante, had indicated to her that she should date "that wonderful actor on Six Feet Under" [a show in which Krause had worked], according to Bustle.
It wasn't until 2010 when they started working for the TV show Parenthood as siblings that they realized how similar they were. Initially, she resisted the connection since she did not want to date the handsome co-star, which was a Hollywood cliche, because of the amount of attention they received.
"Those dudes get all the attention you think they do, and then some," she said of "attractive, straight, successful actors" in Hollywood, according to Daily Mail. While that did not stop their affection for each other, the mature woman was initially wary of him.
"At our age, we’d probably both been through showmances that went south and made work an uncomfortable place to be. But ultimately, our mutual wariness gave way — it just sort of happened," she wrote in her book. And once it did happen, they couldn't stop talking to each other.
"Not about ourselves, but about the world and books and family. Once we got together, there was no game play[ing]. It was like, You like me, and I like you. It gave me an understanding of life: This is how things happen, and it's completely random," she said. Soon, Krause became her "favorite person to talk to."
"He always makes me laugh. He’s really, really funny," she told GoodHouseKeeping. About their relationship, the Gilmore Girls actress said, "It's not a big, loud life. We have a lot of neighbors, people come by, we're with Peter's son a lot and we keep it small."
Recently, the devoted girlfriend made sure that Krause's childhood dream comes true. "I got to portray a park ranger on Gilmore Girls the reunion films. And when I was a kid, that was one of the things that I wanted to be — I wanted to be a forest ranger or park ranger," Krause told Harry Connick Jr. on his show, Harry, according to PEOPLE. He appeared as a park ranger when Lorelai Gilmore (Graham) attempted to hike the Pacific Crest Trail.
With their happy and quiet life where they support each other's careers and more importantly, understand each other and their shared history, they continue to nurture their almost a decade long relationship.