In a world where every hook-up, engagement and wedding is ‘news’, it’s rare to find a Hollywood couple that keeps their relationship on the down low. However, Mad Men‘s Vincent Kartheiser and his fiancé, Alexis Bledel, have been very hush-hush about their love.
Finally, we have some word from Vincent Kartheiser about his relationship with his fiancé.
According to Vulture, Kartheiser met the Gilmore Girls actress two years ago when she guest-starred as his character’s mistress on Mad Men. Currently he lives in Los Angeles but has been staying in Brooklyn with the 32-year old actress.
Kartheiser, 34, says they didn’t start dating until after season five wrapped.
“We were completely professional,” Kartheiser said. “We never saw each other out. We never—it was nothing, it was just work.”
Several of his costars including Jon Hamm, and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, spoke out on their behalf.
“I did know he liked her from a very early point,” Hamm said. “I was a supporter of that union.”
Weiner also commented on the couple, adding, “I told Vinnie that they would be great together. I was like, ‘Don’t blow it!'”
Weiner told the show’s writers that the two would get married.
“Honestly, they’re a really good match,” Weiner said. “They’re both very down to earth, with a sense of responsibility and strong family ties. And they’ve been acting since before they can remember, which makes for a very special personality. It’s not just that I thought they would look cute together.”
But, he said, with a laugh, “Even with all of Alexis‘s amazing qualities, I think that if she had not been such a good actress, he would not have been interested.”
The two were engaged in March 2013 after dating for several months.
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