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'It’s just a shame': Lauren Graham REVEALS real reason behind her messy breakup with Peter Krause

Lauren Graham claims that they failed to ask certain fundamental questions that people in their 40s should ask each other in a relationship
Lauren Graham and Peter Krause met on the sets of 'Caroline in the City' in the 90s but didn't start a romantic relationship until 2010 (Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
Lauren Graham and Peter Krause met on the sets of 'Caroline in the City' in the 90s but didn't start a romantic relationship until 2010 (Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Lauren Graham is finally opening up about her breakup with fellow actor Peter Krause. After more than ten years of dating, the longtime couple called it quits in 2021. Lauren discussed her breakup with Krause when promoting her latest collection of essays and acknowledged that it was a difficult time in her life. In an interview with People, Lauren said that writing the book became a distraction after her breakup with Krause.

"I knew I was resilient because I just always have been," Graham said. "You take your knocks and don't complain. That's how I was always raised." The 'Gilmore Girls' star said she pushed herself into writing her next book, 'Have I Told You This Already? Stories I Don't Want to Forget to Remember', because she wouldn't let the split ruin her.


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“Somewhere in that is a year like this where I just was not going to let [the breakup] flatten me,” she said. “I was like, ‘Okay, well, look at all the good stuff I have, and look at all the good times,’ and ‘I’m going to write this book.’ Thank goodness I have these outlets and these stories to tell.”

Then Lauren reminisced about all of their happy moments together and explained what finally caused them to break up.

“Part of all the positives of having known each other for a really long time were there, and one of the negatives of that is we almost came into a relationship as people in their 40s without asking any of the questions people in their 40s should be asking,” she said, before adding, “We had such a good time together that I didn’t maybe ask some fundamental questions about ‘What are your values and what do you envision?’ and those more grown-up things. And then they just caught up with us.”

Graham went back to Los Angeles after the separation in order to concentrate on her career. The New York Times bestselling author also stated that the breakup is "still just a shame," adding, "It's really sad to me," despite the fact that she is in a better place.

Now, Lauren is looking forward to what else life has in store for her. “I’m less on the run,” said the actress, acknowledging that the passing of time had been the greatest gift. “Any pain still really has its moments. I was a contributor in the life of his child, and so we’re connected. And yes, I’m in a better place, but it’s still just a shame. It’s just sad to me.”

Graham, 55, and Krause, 57, first crossed paths when appearing as guests on 'Caroline in the City' in the 1990s. But it wasn't until 2010, when they started acting as siblings on the popular series 'Parenthood', that their relationship turned into something more. Graham and the '9-1-1' actor kept their relationship mostly private over the years, only showing up occasionally at events like the 2020 Golden Globes, which turned out to be their final public appearance as a couple as per E News.

Graham stated that although her relationship with Krause didn't work out, she was still open to finding love again—just not any time soon.