It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 20 years since Sarah Michelle Gellar met husband Freddie Prinze Jr. on the set of I Know What Your Did Last Summer and even harder to believe that the couple celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary on Tuesday!
The 38-year-old actress shared a sweet pic of the couple dancing at their 2002 wedding in Mexico to mark the special day, writing "13 years...Happy Anniversary!"
Gellar captioned the pic with a sweet quote from poet Roy Croft: "I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me."
The actress opened up about the secret to her long-lasting relationship in Health Magazine three years ago, when the couple celebrated a decade of marriage.
"We communicate," she said at the time. "That's my secret. It's not a secret, but it's how I handle all my good relationships, whether they're male-female or not. If you bottle things up, it explodes on you."
Gellar also credits her and Prinze’s stability to their decision to wait several years after they got married to start a family. The couple are parents to 6-year-old daughter Charlotte and 3-year-old son Rocky.
"When we got married I was still just 26; I met Freddie when I was 23 years old. That is really young," Gellar told People after Charlotte was born in 2009. "The solid base that we have now, you don't have that when you have been with someone for two years. We have already weathered all these storms. We know this is it; we are a team."
No word on what Gellar got her hubby to celebrate their 13th year of marriage, but it would be tough to top the meaningful present she got him on their fifth anniversary.
"I had no idea what to get him. I'd been meaning to change my last name to Prinze, but I just hadn't gotten off my lazy a** to get it changed," she told Bullett Magazine at the time, revealing that for an anniversary gift, she presented her husband with a driver’s license that said Sarah Prinze.
"It helps with what I do, specifically, because it does give you the feeling of being separate, of having this other life," Gellar said of the name change. "You can go to work and have this stage name, and then go home and be someone else."