Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. are an exceedingly private couple and, therefore, a relative anomaly where Hollywood “in your face” romances are the general rule. Just to find some red carpet photos of the two together, I had to dig way back to the 2007 UK premiere of Hairspray, which was nearly five years ago. So it’s no wonder that people started assuming that Sarah and Freddie were on the rocks when she attended this year’s Golden Globes alone (and despite myself, I still love that tye-dyed blue dress she wore) and without her engagement ring. Since Sarah and Freddie basically ignored the rumors, the tabloids had no choice but to elaborate further with details that Freddie was allegedly tired of Mr. Mom duty and that Sarah was pissed. Well we can officially put those stories to rest now because Sarah and Freddie have announced that they are expecting their second child together!
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr. are expanding their family! The Ringer actress is pregnant with her second child, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm. “She and Freddie are thrilled,” a friend of the pair says. “They’re amazing parents.”
The couple met while filming the 1997 horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer and began dating three years later. They tied the knot in Mexico on September 1, 2002, and welcomed daughter Charlotte Grace in September 2009.
Gellar, 35, recently told Us that Prinze, 36, had been enjoying his one-on-one time with Charlotte as she filmed the first season of The CW’s Ringer.
“He loves it. We fight over who gets to stay home,” Gellar said of her stay-at-home husband. “You’d think it would be the opposite, that the parents would be like, ‘No, I’ll go to work!’ but he’s like, ‘You stayed home for two years! It’s my turn!’”
“He and Charlotte have too much fun,” Gellar added. “I’m jealous!”
Family comes first for the couple, who both grew up in the spotlight. “They still have date nights all the time and have a normal life,” an insider tells Us. “They both came of age in Hollywood and love working, but their home life is more important to them.”
[From Us Weekly]
This is great news for the couple. Charlotte is now a 3-year-old, so she’ll probably be prepared in time to hit “big sister” mode like a champ by the time the new baby is born. I’m glad all those rumors of relationship trouble were just that. If Freddie had a problem being Mr. Mom, there’s virtually no way he’d have any part in creating another little kidlet that would need his doting attention. Besides, I think he loves the Mr. Mom stuff, and it’s nice to see a guy who thoroughly enjoys those duties. Child-rearing isn’t easy, and when a woman finds a guy who enjoys it, he’s definitely a keeper. Congrats to Sarah and Freddie!
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