AceShowbiz - Lauren Graham and Peter Krause have gone their separate ways. Having been together for more than 10 years, the "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" alum and the former "Parenthood" star decided to end their romance.
Confirming Lauren and Peter's separation was the actress' representative. The rep revealed to PEOPLE that the pair "quietly ended their relationship last year."
The now-exes first met as guest stars on "Caroline in the City" in 1995. However, it was not until they co-starring on the hit show "Parenthood" in 2010 that their friendship turned romantic.
Lauren and Peter kept their romance relatively private. However, when appearing in an April 2021 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", the 55-year-old opened up about how she bonded with her then-partner amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Peter started a thing, I guess just to make COVID life fun, where he'd go to the store and stock up on ridiculous amounts of whatever and leave it in the corner of the living room and then he'd call it 'COVID corner,' " she said at that time.
"As if that somehow made these piles of stuff fun, or like a place to visit, or like a place to show the guests, even though nobody's coming over. But he'd be like, 'Hey guys, have you seen COVID corner?' " she went on quipping. "It's not like an amusement park. It's not like a thing to do."
"But I felt like I had to respect COVID corner and allow it to exist because these times are tough and everyone's dealt with it their own way," the actress continued stating. She then jokingly said to host Ellen DeGeneres, "So if you need club soda or paper towels, come on over to COVID corner!"
During the chat, Lauren also explained how coronavirus prevention measures forced her to stay apart from Peter for months. "Because of quarantine, I couldn't come and go," she noted. "Normally that's a two-hour flight, you come home on the weekends, but I couldn't do that, so we were separated for almost five months, which had never happened before."
When Lauren did come back home, she admitted that "the house was a little different." Claiming that her reentry "was more difficult," she explained, "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.' "