7 Things You Didn’t Know About Jared And Genevieve Padalecki’s Relationship

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Jared Padalecki and Genevieve Cortese met back in 2008 when she took on a guest role as Ruby in season 4 of Supernatural. They enjoyed a whirlwind romance over the next year until they got engaged, and married a few months later. Now they’ve been married for eight years and have three children! These two have quickly become one of the cutest couples in Hollywood as fans swoon over their adorable family pictures. In celebration of their cute marriage, here’s a look at 7 things you probably didn’t know about their relationship!

7. How He Asked her Out

Of course, Jared and Genevieve met on set, but how did he work up the courage to ask her out? “The story I tell amongst my friends is that she wouldn’t leave me alone, right? So finally I was like, ‘All right, yeah yeah, fine, I’ll go on a date with you, fine.’ But [in reality], she came on set and it was season 4, which was eight years ago. I thought she was cute and smart, and I remember she would always read books,” he said during an appearance on Live with Kelly. “But I kept on finding myself interrupting her. I’d be like, ‘So what’s your favorite Hemingway?’ [Then] I’d go in my trailer and look up Hemingway. I thought she was awesome and so I asked her out to lunch, and it turned into hanging out and talking and traveling, and it turned into dinner.”

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6. How He Proposed

Jared proposed to Genevieve in October 2009 at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. He got down on one knee right in front of their favorite “Joan of Arc” painting by French realist Jules Bastien-Lepage. The private couple didn’t share their happy news until January 2010 and were married shortly after in February 2010 in Genevieve’s hometown, Sun Valley, Idaho. The wedding was mostly planned by her mother because Jared and Genevieve weren’t living in Idaho at the time!

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