Strange Things About Sarah Michelle Gellar And Freddie Prinze Jr.'s Relationship

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When you think of the '90s, it's hard not to think of the coupling of Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. The vampire-slaying beauty and her She's All That hottie were the epitome of #relationshipgoals before such a thing even existed. 

They met on the set of the 1997 film, I Know What You Did Last Summer, but the duo didn't start dating until years later. They eventually sealed the deal with a walk down the aisle in 2002 and are now parents to two kiddos, Charlotte, born in 2009, and Rocky, born in 2012.

On paper, they appear to be a match made in heaven. They're both entertainers, good looking, and they have the same core family values. But behind their pearly white mega-smiles lies a relationship that was unconventional from the very start, from Gellar waiting an eternity to take hubby's last name, to not one but two natural disasters that almost ruined their wedding day. Here are all the strange things about Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.'s relationship.

Help! I'm a widow! (sort of)

Sarah Michelle Gellar appeared on the talk show Harry (via Huffington Post) to talk about the highs and lows of her marriage — in particular, one of her husband's obsessions. "There used to be a game called World of Warcraft," she said. "I literally at this point was like, I lost my husband, so I joined a support group ― not a joke ― called 'Widows of Warcraft.'"

Come to find out, Widows of Warcraft, or very similarly-named support groups, are an actual thing! So, it must've been really bad in the Prinze-Gellar household for her to seek some outside help.

Always the caring actress, Gellar also had some advice for other women who were in her shoes. "Ladies, if you are losing them to video game world, there are support groups out there on this thing called the world wide interweb and you can meet other people who have dealt with this same issue and have suggestions on how to communicate [about] the video game," she said. Aww, bless her heart. 

Now, here's the good news: it doesn't appear that Freddy Prinze Jr. is as much of a WoWer as he was before. The bad news: he launched a YouTube channel called GEGGHEAD where he films himself playing other games, such as Call of Duty WW2. #PrayForSarah

Separate potties FTW

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have clearly created the blueprint on how to maintain a long-lasting, healthy marriage... well, by Hollywood's standards, at least. And when it comes to staying blissfully in love, they've given some solid advice throughout the years. In an interview with E! News, Prinze Jr.'s advice on how to keep the love going strong was: "As long as they can make you laugh, laughter lasts forever."

He expounded further in an interview with InStyle. "Sarah and I still make each other laugh, which is really important. When I say certain things to Sarah, and I see the look on her face, I know she loves me. And I live for that look, you know?" How cute are they?!

Gellar saw things a bit differently, though. During an appearance on the Harry show (via Huffington Post), she said the key to a happy marriage was having "separate bathrooms." The Buffy the Vampire Slayer star added, "I feel like there are certain things that should just be kept your own and they never need to know."

That's it? Laughter and separate bathrooms? We're skeptical, but it seems to work for them!

They were strictly platonic for years

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. first met on the set of the 1997 film, I Know What You Did Last Summer, but sparks weren't necessarily flying immediately. "We were just friends. That's one of the reasons I think our relationship has always been so good," Prinze Jr. told E! News.

He admitted that their friendship lasted "a good two years" before they finally took things to a romantic level. Yes, two whole years! And by the time they began to entertain each other romantically, they already knew one another inside and out. "She knew what kind of guy I was. She knew what my morals were, what my priorities were and visa versa. We already kind of knew all the faults in the other person," he said.

Once the Scooby-Doo stars decided to give their relationship a go, they discovered that they were "the perfect balance," and their "solid foundation" played a huge role in that.

It's clear they were made for one another, we're just bugging out on how it took them an estimated 730 days to figure it out!

Mother nature had no chill on their wedding day

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. flew themselves and an estimated 60 guests to Mexico's El Careyes resort for their September 2002 wedding. Sadly, everything that could go wrong did go wrong, and Mother Nature continuously laid the smackdown over and over again. According to People magazine, Hurricane Hernan was rearing its ugly head some 300 miles away from where the couple's outdoor nuptials were set to take place, forcing them to move the ceremony indoors to escape the elements.

And then, things got even worse. The day after they said their "I do's," a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck the area just as their guests were making the trek back home!

Now, some people would see these events as major red flags and the precursors to a marriage full of doom and gloom, right? Well, Prinze Jr.'s longtime family friend and wedding guest Ron DiBlasio told People, "All of those bigger-than-life natural events can only bode well for the marriage." 

Thank goodness he was right.

The non-date that turned into a real date

After meeting on the set of I Know What You Did Last Summer, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. became instant pals. And one night, they had plans to go out to dinner with a mutual friend, but that person ended up canceling. Instead of calling off the dinner entirely, Gellar told People magazine, "We decided to have dinner anyway and never looked back."

That one dinner date — that really wasn't a date — turned into one of the strongest relationships in the entertainment biz, with the couple going from buddies to spending most of their time as a unit. And how they spend that time is even a bit strange, as Prinze Jr. also told the publication, "We relax by taking drives, doing errands, walking the dogs." Wait, doing errands is relaxing? Okay. They've even mixed business with pleasure and starred in several films together, including the Scooby-Doo franchise.

Just imagine if they had both flaked out on those dinner plans. Sarddie would've never existed! (Yeah, we just totally made up that nickname).

She finally slayed her last name

Sarah Michelle Gellar's full name has a nice ring to it, but, we must admit, "Prinze" is a pretty badass last name. You would think that after getting married, the actress would keep her maiden name for her professional career and take on her hubby's last name in her personal life like many stars do. And she did, but it didn't happen as soon as one would expect.

She told BULLETT (via Yahoo), "I'd been meaning to change my last name to Prinze, but I just hadn't gotten off my lazy a*s to get it changed."

Obviously, her husband didn't mind. Or, if he did, he didn't make a big fuss over it. Still, Gellar decided to legally do the big switcheroo on their fifth wedding anniversary and surprised her husband by showing him her driver's license that read, "Sarah Prinze."

Aww, sweet, but five years? Really, Sarah?

I cooked, I cleaned, now gimme what I need!

Freddie Prinze Jr. may not be headlining as many teen rom-coms as he was during his heartthrob heyday because he's way too focused on other things, such as being a supportive husband, hands-on dad, and a cookbook author

Take one peek at his Instagram account and it's clear he knows his way around the kitchen. Now, before you start gushing, "Oh mah gawd, he's so purrfect!" we have to shed some light on the peculiar way he uses his domesticated talents. 

"I cook and clean," Prinze Jr. told HuffPost. "Fellas, if you cook and clean, at the end of the night, when you're ready for what you're ready for, there's no, 'Ah, I'm too tired babe. I just can't do it,'" he jokingly said.

Prinze added, "You cook and clean, you want to watch the game after? She says yes. You want to play 'Grand Theft Auto' online? She says, 'Yeah, why don't you play "Grand Theft Auto.' And if you want some loving, she always says yes." Wowzers. Dis tew much.

We know married couples do the deed, so that's no big deal. But now we're envisioning Prinze Jr. in the kitchen whipping up a loaf of homemade bread, then leaving a trail of crumbs to the bedroom, and it's making us cringe. Like, big time.