'Gilmore Girls' Star Lauren Graham on Finally Finding Love in Hollywood

The actress opens up about her relationship with Parenthood costar Peter Krause

For Lauren Graham, 49, playing Sarah Braverman in the family drama Parenthood, came with an unexpected perk: falling in love!

While on the show, Graham and her costar Peter Krause, began dating and in her new book of personal essays, Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between), Graham writes about how their relationship first began.

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

Now the couple happily reside together in L.A., and Graham, who will soon be reprising her role as Lorelai Gilmore for a reboot of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, says the secret to their relationship is communication.

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“I mean, he’s really my favorite person to talk to,” she tells PEOPLE. “And he always makes me laugh. He’s really, really funny.”

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Graham says living with a fellow actor often comes in handy when dealing with the craziness that comes from being in Hollywood.

“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.”

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premieres Nov. 25 on Netflix.

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