Did Jesse Spencer marry 'House MD' co-star Jennifer Morrison? Truth behind off-screen romance
Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer met on the sets of 'House' in 2004 and struck up a romance shortly after - both on and off-screen. The duo even got engaged to be married, but eventually decided to split. Their onscreen characters Allison and Robert, which became household names, also ended up divorcing before Morrison left the series in 2010.
Some relationships, no matter how perfect they may seem to the public eye, just aren't meant to be. Spencer eventually found the love of his life in his best friend and longtime girlfriend Kali Woodruff, and the two tied the knot in June 2020. Morrison also moved on with her life and is currently dating fellow actor Gerardo Celasco.
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While both Morrison and Spencer have gone their separate ways, they were once hoping to get married. The adorable duo got engaged over the summer of 2006 after Spencer had been trying to propose for six months. “She’s just so frickin’ smart, and I didn’t want her to have any inkling that it was about to happen,” Spencer, then 28, told the summer issue of InStyle Weddings. He had initially planned to pop the question while vacationing in Costa Rica, but Morrison got sick. The former couple then went camping in Big Sur, but it was too cold and therefore not exactly romantic.
“We were freezing the whole time,” Morrison told People magazine of the trip. She recalled how Spencer finally took her to the Eiffel tower and handed her a box containing a ring. “Veux-tu m’épouser?” he asked, only confusing her further. "There was just one problem: “I was like, ‘Uh, what are you doing?’ ” Morrison continued. “He said, ‘I’m asking you to marry me in French!’ I was just staring at him. I don’t speak French. And he said, ‘Well, are you going to answer?’ And I replied, ‘Oh, yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!’ ”
And so it was confirmed. The TV lovers were all set to take the holy vows at a 200-guest event slated to take place under a tent at a private LA estate. Morrison had even decided what she would be wearing - an empire-waist, dark ivory Elie Saab gown. The couple had dated secretly for four months after having met on their way to shoot the 'House M.D.' pilot. They eventually revealed to their suspicious castmates that they were, indeed, an item. “It’s nice to have your best friend with me every day,” Morrison told People at the time. “He not only gets it, he’s part of it.”
But as fate would have it, the relationship wasn't meant to last. They released a statement to People about their split just months before they were due to get married. "After much consideration, we have decided not to get married,'' they wrote. "We are still very close, and we look forward to continuing to work together on House.''
The two haven't publicly discussed the end of their relationship ever since. In 2012, Jesse told Time Out that he probably wouldn't date another actor, possibly after the heartbreak with Morrison. "All of my girlfriends have been actors, and I've realized that maybe it's not for me — and find something else outside of the industry," he said at the time.
And surely the wedding bells rang for the Aussie heartthrob in 2020 when he married his longtime girlfriend of six years, Woodruff, on June 27 in a tight-knit ceremony in Florida with family and close friends present. According to Australia's Daily Telegraph, Woodruff is a research scientist based in Florida. She met Spencer in Chicago during a music festival in 2014, and the duo began dating. He asked Woodruff to marry him in 2019 during a week-long hike in the Peruvian Andes.
Meanwhile, since parting ways with Spencer, Morrison has been linked to her 'Once Upon A Time' co-star Sebastian Stan, and 'Prison Break' star Amaury Nolasco. As mentioned, she is currently dating actor Gerardo Celasco and the two frequently flaunt their relationship on Instagram.