Far from his characters. Virgin River star Alexandra Breckenridge does not have the dramatic love lives of her characters, but lives her happily ever after with her husband Casey Hooper.
On Virgin RiverBreckenridge plays Mel, a widowed nurse who moves to a distant town and falls in love with Jack (Martin Henderson), a veteran who has his own traumatic past. The timing never seems quite right for these two – similar to her romance on It’s us. From 2016 to 2022, she played Sophie, who takes decades to find the right moment with her childhood sweetheart, Kevin (Justin Hartley).
Breckenridge and Hooper didn’t have to walk down the aisle for decades, though. The pair met at a 2012 Grammys after-party and hit it off immediately, first going public with their romance in June 2012 while packing on the PDA at the red carpet premiere of the comedy. Ted and documentary Katy Perry – Part of Me. (Hooper is the lead guitarist for the “Firework” singer’s live performances.)
After two years of dating, the actress and the musician got engaged in late 2014. They tied the knot the following year in a small ceremony in a Colorado field among an intimate group of loved ones.
It wasn’t long before they started their own family. They welcomed their first son, Jack, in 2016, and Breckenridge’s first labor went much faster than Hooper expected.
“My water breaks at 5am – pop I literally felt it break,” it said American Horror Story alum explained during a performance in March 2021 on The Kelly Clarkson Show. “Then the work started to come really quickly. My husband says, “Watch TV, it’s going to take hours, it’s your first baby.” No no no.”
When they arrived at the hospital, doctors said the new mother was already 9 centimeters dilated. Breckenridge, who opted for a water birth, said that although her labor lasted only two hours, it was extremely painful as her son weighed about 9 pounds. The discomfort was enough to make her choose a different experience the second time she gave birth in 2017.
“When I became pregnant with my daughter, I had an epidural. I did it. And it was a beautiful, magical experience,” Breckenridge joked. “I should have listened to my two friends; two of my best friends had babies and they said to me, ‘Girl, get the epidural’. Don’t be stupid. … You need the right drugs.
Many of her priorities have changed since becoming a mother. “When you have kids. It just changes what’s important to you,” she said. We in November 2017. “To find time to do my hair or my nails, they push me away from Jack. So I tend to put these things off.
After welcoming their first two children, the parents also decided not to raise the little ones in Los Angeles and moved to an area outside of Atlanta, Georgia, where Breckenridge filmed. The Walking Dead. The upbringing is more like their own childhood, with Breckenridge growing up in Connecticut and Hooper in Iowa.
“We wanted our kids to grow up in a place where they could play and ride bikes that didn’t feel like a big city,” said She is the man said star Atlanta Magazine in January 2019 and noted that Hooper’s mother, an interior designer Rebecca Cartwrightdecorated their home.
Virgin Riverhowever, Breckenridge took to Vancouver, where the Netflix series is filmed. She gave props to Hooper for maintaining the fort while working in Canada. “Fortunately, I have an extremely supportive husband who is a fantastic father and has always been super active with the kids. I think I probably couldn’t have done it without him. But you know it’s really hard, she said Connecticut Magazine in July 2022 ahead of the series’ Season 4 premiere.
She continued, “Kids change fast, so you have to change with them. And now that my kids are 4 and 5, almost 6, they’re going to school. This coming season is going to be very different for us because the kids will be have to stay in Georgia most of the time.
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