The couple, who wed back in March, appeared at an AFI Fest screening of The Disaster Artist—which stars Brie, Franco, and his older brother James—in Los Angeles on Sunday, where both were rocking a full-on newlywed glow. "Something about being married made me feel so settled, almost more free, I guess, rather than, like, trapped," Brie, 34, told People. "It's great. So now, let's go do whatever we want. Onward and upward."
Though she's clearly thrilled to be Franco's bride, Brie wasn't always sure that she was the marrying kind. "I don't even know if I want to get married," she said in 2012. "I've never been the girl who's planning my dream wedding — I was always practicing my speech for the Oscars. That was my dream, which is kind of sad but kind of great."
But in 2016, after her engagement, she admitted she'd changed her tune. "I never wanted to get married," she told the New York Post. "I was just like, 'Well, that's not my path in life, because I'm choosing this crazy lifestyle.'" But then she met Franco—at the 2011 Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans—and the rest is history. "Then, you know, I fell in love," she said. "So, blah blah blah, amazing. Acting is fulfilling, but it's also not the only thing."
Brie and Franco, who announced their engagement in August 2015 and wed in a secret ceremony earlier this year, have kept their relationship largely out of the spotlight, but on the rare occasion that they do decide to publicly gush about each other, it's always adorable. In September, Franco revealed the quirky reason why he knew the GLOW star was The One. "At one point in my life, I was the single guy with two 16-pound cats," he said. "It definitely weeds out a lot of potential dating partners. We call them the small panthers. Alison loves them, thank God. She was really my only option [for marriage]."
New celebrity couple obsession, anyone?