Dave Franco usually keeps his private life on the hush hush, but during a new interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the actor opened up about his marriage to Alison Brie, and revealed the moment he knew she was "the one." Apparently, it was Brie's love of cats that solidified the actor's decision to propose to his now-wife.
"I don’t know how I became the quirky cat guy," he told Fallon. "They're a huge part of my life. At one point in my life I was the single guy with two 16-pound cats." Well, that's something you don't hear every day.
He continued, "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]."
The couple began dating in 2011, after meeting at the 2011 Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. During this time, Brie threw Franco an '80s-themed birthday party, but the occasion didn't go as planned. "When we first started dating, my birthday came up three months into the relationship and she decided to throw me a surprise party, which was very sweet. She put a lot of effort into it. But the guest list got a little out of control," Franco revealed to Fallon. "I'm a pretty private person and I don't like to be the center of attention so I freaked out. To alleviate my anxiety I decided to consume a weed cookie. It had the opposite effect where I ran downstairs and had the first panic attack of my life. I'm telling Alison, 'Get everyone out of here!' "
That's a story that will never get old!
After three years of dating the couple tied the knot back in March during a secret ceremony. During an interview with Elle Canada, the actress revealed that she didn't think she was "very bridal." "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."