Young Hollywood Love
TAKING A BITE OUT OF LOVE They met on the set of I Know What You
Did Last Summer in 1997, and now Sarah Michelle Gellar, 24, and
Freddie Prinze Jr., 25, know what they'll be doing for years to
come — at least romantically. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer
star moved into Prinze's Spanish-style house soon after they began
dating early last year.
THE STAKES Prinze surprised Gellar with an engagement ring designed
by Cathy Waterman in April. "He was a little nervous, very
sweet," says Waterman. "He is completely smitten."
SLAYING THE DEMONS The two have thrived despite painful pasts.
Gellar's parents divorced when she was seven, and the actress
has no contact with her father; Prinze was just 10 months old
when his father, Chico and the Man star Freddie Prinze, committed
suicide. "They understand each other really well," says
one friend of the couple. THE LOOK OF LOVE Gellar has influenced
her fiancé's clothes for the better, observes stylist Phillip
Bloch. "Freddie had this California-surfer look before he
and Sarah became a couple," he says. "Now he looks like
a star. A lot of that is because of her." MR. MOM "When
I have kids, I'm not [going to] work," Prinze said earlier
this year. "If my girl wants to work, I'll hang with the
kids and cook and clean. We're both rich, so it doesn't matter."
READY FOR THEIR CLOSE-UP The couple reteams in next year's Scooby-Doo,
but their biggest collaboration will be their wedding. No date's
been set, but it's clear that commitment agrees with Prinze, who
has said, "I've never been happier than I am today."
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