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Alison Brie returns to Netflix this week with Season 2 of the hit wrestling comedy GLOW. In interviews promoting the new set of episodes, she’s opening up a bit about her marriage to Dave Franco.
So what, exactly, do we know about Alison Brie and Dave Franco’s relationship? How long have they been together? When did they meet? Do they plan to have kids? The two have been fairly tight-lipped about their relationship, but let’s take a look at all of the information they’ve divulged.
They met at Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Brie and Franco actually met at Mardi Gras in New Orleans back in 2011. It’s not like they just randomly bumped into each other on the street, though. Brie told Metro that she met Franco at a restaurant through a mutual friend.
In an interview with Yahoo, Brie joked that she wouldn’t necessarily recommend trying to meet your future husband during Mardi Gras, but in this case, that’s what happened.
“People were like, ‘So you’re…the ones it works out for,’” Brie said. “I don’t think I’d recommend it normally; it’s sort of outside of both of our characters.”
They clicked almost immediately
Brie and Franco soon started dating, and she says that they clicked almost immediately. The GLOW star also revealed in an interview with Metro that prior to meeting Franco, she really had no interest in marriage at all. But things soon changed.
“Probably about a year into our relationship I was like, ‘Oh wow, this thing I thought I maybe never would do, I could definitely see myself doing it with you,’” she said. “And it felt super-easy and natural, and I think that’s probably how it should feel.”
They were quite private about their relationship for a long time
For a while, most people had no idea that Brie and Franco were even dating. It wasn’t until 2012 when they were first spotted holding hands together.
Then, they didn’t officially appear at any events as a couple until 2015 at the Dior Homme fashion show in Paris. At this point, they had already been dating for three years.
In an interview with Yahoo, Brie was asked if keeping their relationship private takes a lot of effort. But she didn’t really feel like it does, saying, “We don’t go out of our way, we just don’t flaunt it.”
They got engaged in 2015
It was in August 2015 when it was announced that Brie and Franco had gotten engaged. Brie wore her engagement ring to a screening of her movie Sleeping With Other People at the end of the month, and E! News subsequently confirmed that the two were getting married.
She later told Larry King that Franco proposed while they were in Big Sur, California, and she had an unusual reaction to it. “I was so shocked that I actually burst out laughing and asked him a number of times if he was being serious before saying yes,” she said.
James Franco congratulated his brother on his engagement on Instagram, writing, “Congrats Davy and Allison!!! engaged!!! I WUUUUUV YOU.” This post is no longer available, though, as Franco later deleted his Instagram account.
They were married in March 2017
Franco and Brie’s wedding took place in March 2017, but we actually don’t know that much about the ceremony. As usual, they kept most of the details to themselves.
However, Dave Franco did later say of the wedding, “It was great, it was really special. It was intimate, and it was really fun.”
They don’t plan to have children
Brie recently revealed that she and Franco have no plans to have children together.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, she explained, “I don’t really want to have kids. It’s great because I don’t worry about when should I get pregnant — between seasons, while we’re shooting the show — I don’t think about it every day.”
She also said that their two cats are already a handful. Franco previously told Jimmy Fallon that these are his cats and that he was relieved that Brie liked them.
“I don’t know how I became the quirky cat guy,” he said. “…It definitely weeds out a lot of potential dating partners. Alison loves them, thank God. She was really the only option.”
Dave Franco and Alison Brie in The Disaster Artist | A24
They’ve acted opposite one another a few times
Franco and Brie have had the chance to act opposite one another a few times. The first was back in 2013 when they played a couple in the Funny or Die short “Dream Girl.”
In June 2017, they both starred in the comedy The Little Hours, and then later in the year, they again co-starred in The Disaster Artist. In that latter movie, which was directed by James Franco, Dave plays actor Greg Sestero, and Brie stars as his girlfriend, Amber.
In an interview with InStyle, Franco said that he loves working with Brie, although at first, he was nervous that they wouldn’t have chemistry on screen despite their real-life chemistry. He said:
“In the back of my mind, I was scared that there might not be chemistry between us onscreen, and that would be weird! But on the contrary, it was so easy to act with her. I feel so comfortable with her, she knows me better than anyone on the planet, and I feel more willing to take risks in front of her, knowing that she’s not gonna judge anything that I do. She really does bring out the best in me in my work, too.”
Brie feels similarly about working together, telling Hello Giggles:
“It’s so nice to work with your person, to be on set with someone who is the person you feel the most comfortable with in the world. It’s a really great feeling, especially to be intimate with them on set or to have romantic or kissing scenes with that person. It’s delightfully easy. He just makes a great point and he and I talk about this all time. We do really love working with each other.”
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