Talk about a meeting-cute! James LaffertyAnd Alexandra Park’s love story began on a TV set — and they have since played a small screen couple in 2021’s Everyone is doing great.
The One Tree HillPark first met the alum when he directed a 2015 episode. The Royals (which shared a created crew with The CW drama). Lafferty helmed four more episodes on the E! His love played Princess Eleanor, one of the main characters, on all four seasons.
Since then, the couple has kept their romance private. However, when Lafferty popped the question in the fall of 2020, he couldn’t help but share the news with his social media followers.
“She said yeah 🙌🏼☺️,” the Right StuffAlum captioned a snap taken by the couple in September that year while they were snuggling in the kitchen.
Park, for her park exclusively told Us WeeklyIn January 2021, why Lafferty and she prefer to keep their romance under wraps.
“We are very private by choice, but we want to get some love out for the show, and we want to share our lives with our supporters and fans,” the Shooting in VainAt the time, actress said. “We walk the line of putting a little bit out there at times.”
That line, however, doesn’t apply to working together on screen. Park said that in fact Park had told UseIn January 2021, the lovebirds had the idea. Everyone is doing great together. (The show premiered that month on Hulu.)
“We thought it would just be great [to play a married couple]. The chemistry is in there,” the Elephant Princess alum recalled. “We love working together. That’s one of the things I’m so grateful about in our relationship is that we’re able to work together doing the things that we love, so we just thought it would be really fun to play around with the dynamic of Jeremy and Andrea in obviously something that’s very opposite to our personal relationship.”
Four months later, Lafferty again let fans into his world with Park while gushing over his then-fiancée’s book, Sugar High.
“I couldn’t be more proud/in awe of this woman. After watching her work through the years-long process, the day has finally come when she gets to release it out into the world,” the Small Town Crime actor wrote via Instagram in May 2021, noting that the memoir talks about Park’s battle with type 1 diabetes and her career evolution. “It’s a raw, honest, funny and inspiring journey that will leave you feeling like no matter what comes your way, you can achieve what you set out to do in this life.”
One year later UseExclusively confirmed that the couple got married in Hawaii. Lafferty’s former OTHCostar Stephen Colletti — who also co-created Everyone is doing great — was one of the groomsmen. Park had her RoyalsCostar and longtime BFF Tom AustenAs part of her bridal entourage,
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