The couple had secretly dated for four months after meeting on the way to filming the ‘House’ pilot
Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer met on the set of House in 2004 and soon began a romance, both on and off screen. The duo even got engaged to get married but eventually decided to split up. Her onscreen characters Allison and Robert, who became household names, also divorced before Morrison left the series in 2010.
Some relationships, no matter how perfect they may appear in public, are just not meant to be. Spencer eventually found the love of his life in his best friend and longtime girlfriend, Kali Woodruff, and the two tied the knot in June 2020. Morrison also moved on with her life and is currently dating fellow actor Gerardo Celasco.
While both Morrison and Spencer went their separate ways, they once hoped to get married. The adorable duo got engaged in the summer of 2006 after Spencer spent six months trying to propose marriage. “She’s just so damn smart and I didn’t want her to suspect it was about to happen,” said 28-year-old Spencer of the summer edition of InStyle Weddings. He had originally planned to ask the question while on vacation in Costa Rica, but Morrison fell ill. The former couple then went camping in Big Sur, but it was too cold and therefore not exactly romantic.
“We were freezing the whole time,” Morrison told People magazine about the trip. She remembered Spencer finally taking her to the Eiffel Tower and handing her a box with a ring on it. “Veux-tu m’épouser?” he asked, confusing her even more. “There was only one problem: ‘I was like,’ Uh, what are you doing? ‘ “continued Morrison. “He said, ‘I beg you to marry me in French!’ I just stared at him. I don’t speak French. And he said, ‘Well, do you want to answer?’ And I replied, ‘Oh yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!’ ”
And so it was confirmed. TV enthusiasts were all ready to take sacred vows at a 200-person event held under a tent on a private LA estate. Morrison had even decided what she would wear – a dark ivory Elie Saab dress with an empire waist. The couple had secretly dated for four months after meeting on the way to filming the House MD pilot. Eventually, they revealed to their suspicious teammates that they were indeed an object. “It’s nice to have your best friend with me every day,” Morrison told People at the time. “He’s not just getting it, he’s part of it.”
But as fate would have it, the relationship was not meant to last. They released a statement to People about their separation just months before their wedding. “After much deliberation, we decided not to get married,” they wrote. “We’re still very close and look forward to working with House in the future.”
Since then, the two have not spoken publicly about the end of their relationship. In 2012, Jesse told Time Out that he probably wouldn’t meet another actor, possibly after his heartbreak with Morrison. “All of my girlfriends were actors, and I realized that maybe it wasn’t for me – and find something else outside of the industry,” he said at the time.
And certainly the wedding bells rang for the Australian heartthrob in 2020 when he met his longtime girlfriend Woodruff on the 27th, according to Australia’s Daily Telegraph, Woodruff is a Florida-based researcher. She met Spencer in Chicago during a music festival in 2014 and the duo started dating. He asked Woodruff to marry him in 2019 during a week-long hike in the Peruvian Andes.
Since breaking up with Spencer, Morrison has been linked to her “Once Upon A Time” co-star Sebastian Stan and “Prison Break” star Amaury Nolasco. As mentioned, she is currently dating actor Gerardo Celasco and the two frequently flaunt their relationship on Instagram.