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Lauren Graham Reveals Gilmore Girls TV Mom Kelly Bishop Recommended She Date Peter Krause Years Ago

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Before Lauren Graham fell in love with her Parenthood costar Peter Krause, her Gilmore Girls TV mom Kelly Bishop suggested she date the actor!

In her new memoir, Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between), the actress, who revived her role as Lorelai Gilmore alongside Bishop’s Emily Gilmore in Netflix’s four-part series A Year in the Life, revealed that the Gilmore Girls matriarch suggested Krause for her TV daughter long before the duo began dating.

“From the start of the show Kelly [Bishop] named herself my TVM, or TV mom, by which she meant she was taking her character’s role seriously, beyond the pages or sets and out into the real world … In a maternal, protective way, she found most of my boyfriends at the time lacking, and once told me I needed someone who was more my equal, like ‘that wonderful actor on Six Feet Under,’ ” Graham, 49, pens in her new book, Entertainment Weekly reported. (Krause starred on Six Feet Under as Nate Fisher from 2001-2005.)

Graham’s role as Sarah Braverman on Parenthood came after GG wrapped, and it was on set that she met and starred alongside 51-year-old Krause, with whom she now lives.

“At our age we’d probably both been through ‘showmances’ that went south and made work an uncomfortable place to be,” Graham writes in her book. “But ultimately, our mutual wariness gave way — it just sort of happened.”

The actress told PEOPLE of her partner, who made a cameo in the Gilmore Girls revival, “I mean, he’s really my favorite person to talk to,” and added, “And he always makes me laugh. He’s really, really funny.”

“It’s hard to explain to people when you have a fancy job like being an actor what is challenging about it. So we just kind of have that shorthand, a shared language, which is helpful.”

For more highlights from Graham’s Talking as Fast as I Can, go to EW.com.