Break ups are never easy, even if you're a celebrity. Just ask actress star Lauren Graham who sat down for an interview with People magazine and got real about her break up from her boyfriend of 12 years, Peter Krause.
Fifty-five-year-old Graham got real while promoting her new book, "Have I Told You This Already? Stories I Don't Want to Forget to Remember," which will hit stands on November 15.
Speaking with People, Graham said she started putting the book together during the lockdown and it proved to be just the thing she needed to direct her focus after she and Krause ended their relationship during the summer of 2021.
"Somewhere in that is a year like this where I just was not going to let [the breakup] flatten me," she told the news outlet. "I was like, 'Okay, well, look at all the good stuff I have, and look at all the good times,' and 'I'm going to write this book.' Thank goodness I have these outlets and these stories to tell."
The two mostly kept their romance private, although Graham does say that she helped raise Kraus' now 20-year-old son.
"I think part of all the positives of having known each other for a really long time were there," she explained. "And one of the negatives of that is we almost came into a relationship as people in their 40s without asking any of the questions people in their 40s should be asking. We had such a good time together that I didn't maybe ask some fundamental questions about 'What are your values and what do you envision?' and those more grown-up things. And then they just caught up with us," she admitted.
Now back in Los Angeles, Graham says the pain of the break up is still fresh.
"Any pain still really has its moments," she said. "I was a contributor in the life of his child, and so we're connected. And yes, I'm in a better place, but it's still just a shame. It's just sad to me."
Graham said she's looking for someone who leads with "Kindness and a sense of humor." "At this point, I'm all about having a good time," she added.
"I'm in a rare position where I'm so thankful and I don't even know what else I would want," she continued. "I got more than I ever thought. So now it becomes, how can I be a good citizen of the world and enjoy life? And who's going to be the fun person to do that with?" she said.
Although through it all, it seems like Graham hasn't lost her sense of humor.
"I love a hot shower. I really love drinking tea and pretending I'm in the cast of The Crown. I have finally found pillows that I like," she joked "I don't know, I'm in a time of just enjoyment."