Gilmore Girls' Lauren Graham splits from Parenthood co-star after more than a decade

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Gilmore Girls' Lauren Graham splits from Parenthood co-star after more than a decade
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Gilmore Girls Lauren Graham and Parenthood's Peter Krause have confirmed their separation after over a decade together.

They confirmed their break-up to PEOPLE, stating they "quietly ended their relationship last year."

The two actors initially met in the 1995 show Caroline in the City, sharing one scene before bonding over board games. However, romance bloomed after co-starring together in the 2010 family drama Parenthood as brother and sister, Adam and Sarah Braverman, for six seasons till 2015.

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Photo credit: Netflix

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They appeared on-screen again in Netflix's 2016 Gilmore Girls revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, where Kruse cameoed as a park ranger opposite Graham's Lorelai Gilmore.

When talking on the Harry Connick Jr. show in 2017, the 9-1-1 star admitted cameoing on the show fulfilled a lifelong dream of his, saying: "When I was a kid, that was one of the things that I wanted to be – I wanted to be a forest ranger or park ranger.

"I thought it would be cool to be outside, have the truck make sure everything's okay, save people."

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Photo credit: FOX - Getty Images

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Despite preferring to keep their relationship private, the couple often gushed about each other in interviews.

The actress even recalled the beginning of their relationship in her 2016 memoir – Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between).

She wrote: "At our age, we'd probably both been through 'showmances' that went south and made work an uncomfortable place to be. But ultimately, our mutual wariness gave way – it just sort of happened."

In the same month, she had opened up about her feelings towards Krause and revealed a quality she most admired about him to PEOPLE.

"I mean, he's really my favourite person to talk to," she said. "And he always makes me laugh. He's really, really funny."

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Photo credit: Disney+

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In 2021, Lauren joked that she found reentering her home "difficult" after being unable to return home for five months to visit Peter and his son because of COVID-19 while filming the Disney+ series The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers in Vancouver.

"It was more like they were the married couple… they were like, 'We don't do it that way anymore' in the kitchen or whatever. They were like, 'No, no, no, this is how things happen," Graham told The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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