Gilmore Girls actress Lauren Graham turns 47 today so we take a look at her love life since her acting career began.

Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham

Graham met Friends actor Matthew Perry back in 2002 and they were together for a while; ' I've had one, maybe two really good relationships that for whatever reason didn't work out. I've dated people who I thought were going to be a big deal in my life, and I've also spent long periods by myself. While I very much wanted to be in a relationship, I didn't want to be in the wrong one.' (Red Book Mag)

Since, 2010, she has been in a relationship with her Parenthood co-star Peter Krause whom she first met on the set of Caroline in the City. She talked about what it was like to play the sister of someone she is dating in real life; ' You can be dismissive and obnoxious to them and no one can blame you - but you can only get away with that on camera. You know, one of the things that's been so fun is that it's so easy. And it's a lot, to work with somebody and then spend time with them too.'(Red Book Mag)

She recalls the first time they crossed paths; ' We met when I first came out here, but the timing wasn't right. Though I think we liked each other. I remember one day he asked me over to his house to play a board game - and that's exactly what we ended up doing. So I was like: This guy doesn't like me. But I was also like: Who actually plays a board game? It's so interesting to me that there was clearly a connection there back then, but I don't think either of us was ready.' (Red Book Mag)

They now divide their time between her homes in Los Angeles and Manhattan.

She once admitted; ' Nobody ever seems to want my advice about serious stuff. People will be like: 'Who made that sweater?' Or 'How did you get your hair so straight?' They don't to come to me for the relationship advice or deep stuff. In fact, my little sister actually hides from me.' (IMDB)

That said, Krause is keen to offer serious advice; 'It sounds so trite but in relationships, you have to communicate.' (IMDB) It seems that in this respect that they are the perfect match.

Happy Birthday Lauren!

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