Inside The Disaster Artist's Dave Franco and Alison Brie's Real-Life Relationship
The couple tied the knot in March 2017 after three years of dating
The duo plays a couple in the upcoming film The Disaster Artist. Franco stars as Greg Sestero while Brie portrays his girlfriend Amber.
“It’s so nice to work with your person, to be on set with someone who is the person you feel the most comfortable with in the world,” Brie told HelloGiggles of working with her husband. “It’s a really great feeling, especially to be intimate with them on set or to have romantic or kissing scenes with that person. It’s delightfully easy.”
Ahead of the release of The Disaster Artist on Dec. 1, here is a look back at Franco and Brie’s relationship.
Staying Out of the Spotlight
Franco and Brie started dating after meeting at the 2011 Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.
“There was a semi-immediate click,” Brie previously said of meeting Franco.
The two kept their relationship out of the spotlight for the first few years of dating, rarely appearing together in public. In fact, they weren’t even spotted together until 2012, when they were photographed holding hands together at the grocery store.
And the couple didn’t make their first public appearance together until 2015, when they sat with each other at the Dior Homme show in Paris, France.
He Put a Ring on It
The couple announced their engagement in August 2015 after more than three years of dating.
“I was so shocked that I actually burst out laughing, and I asked him a number of times if he was being serious before saying yes,” she told Larry King of Franco popping the question.
Brie sported her (sizeable) engagement ring at a screening of her new movie Sleeping with Other People.
At the time, PEOPLE exclusively confirmed that Brie’s sparkler is the work of Southern California jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth. It’s a one-of-a-kind rose gold ring set with a rose-cut diamond and a diamond pave.
Dave’s brother James later took to Instagram to congratulate the happy couple, posting a sweet photo of the two, along with the caption “Congrats Davy and Allison!!! engaged!!! I WUUUUUV YOU.”
But before getting engaged, Brie was open about her hesitation toward marriage.
“I never wanted to get married,” she said. “I was just like, ‘Well that’s not my path in life, because I’m choosing this crazy lifestyle.’”
Then, she says, in waltzed Franco.
“Then, you know, I fell in love,” she says. “So, blah blah blah, amazing. Acting is fulfilling, but it’s also not the only thing.”
The couple tied the knot in March 2017 in a private ceremony.
Since the wedding, the couple has been vocal about how much they’re loving married life.
“Something about being married made me feel so settled, almost more free, I guess, rather than like trapped,” Brie told PEOPLE at The Disaster Artist AFI Festscreening in Los Angeles on Sunday. “It’s great. So now, let’s go do whatever we want. Onward and upward.”
The Disaster Artist is based on the making of the so-bad-it’s-good Hollywood classic, The Room, notorious for its narrative flaws, bizarre storytelling.
Directed by James Franco, The Disaster Artist hits theaters Dec. 1.