20They Started Off As Friends
While filming their first movie together, Prinze spent lots of time with Gellar, but he has stated that they almost entirely incompatible early on.
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar first met on the set of I Know What You Did Last Summer. While the two hit it off, their relationship didn’t move past the friendship stage for years.
In an interview with E! News, Prinze said that their friendship is key to
their relationship success. "We just became friends. That's one of the reasons I think our relationship has always been so good," he said. "We were friends for a good two years before we ever went on a date."
"We were night and day," he said. "If you ask her, she would say 'Oh my god, I thought he was a dork.' and I'd be like 'Oh my god, she just ran a million miles an hour and I couldn't keep up with her.'"
However, things changed over time. A few years later, when the two began dating, they were able to add onto the foundation that they had already built.
"She knew what kind of guy I was," Prinze stated. "She knew what my morals were, what my priorities were, and vice versa. We already kind of knew all the faults in the other person."