Um, Hey Guys, Did We Know That Alison Brie And Dave Franco Are Dating?

Alison Brie holding hands with boyfriend Dave Franco July 2012Have you guys been holding out on me? Did you know that Alison Brie and Dave Franco were dating, and did you hoard that information to yourself so I would not know of it? That was really shady of you, because I’ve spent the last two years having absolutely no idea that they were together, and now I have to catch up on all twenty-four months of their relationship in one day.

LUCKILY they’re still together, which I found out because they were spotted by The Daily Mail on an ‘intimate lunch date’ at The Ivy in Beverly Hills, with Alison sporting a ‘thigh-skimming summer frock’ and ‘not to be outdone, Franco outfitted himself with lace up boots, blue jeans, and a starched white button down shirt.” It was a date to remember. And to think I almost missed it! And did miss most of it!

I missed the first kiss, exactly halfway between the set of Mad Men and James Franco‘s NYU classroom, where Dave was headed to bring his brother more dried macaroni for his students’ murals to help them better understand violence in cinema. It was in the rain — obvi, he is a Franco, after all — and no one over the age of thirty-five could see it, because it was that cool and trendy. I missed the first time they said ‘I love you’, which was while Alison was watching a clip on YouTube of James hosting the Oscars. I missed the first time they met each others’ parents, when they all joined hands and skipped around a large maypole, as is Hollywood custom. I missed a whole lot of first things, but I did not miss them having lunch at The Ivy, and I shall not miss anything between them forever more, now that my eyes have been opened to their precious love.

I hope that when and if these two get married, Alison hyphenates her last name so it’s Franco-Brie, and that a lunch place near my office takes the initiative to make that into a delicious themed sandwich with French Brie and French apples (is that a thing?) and French toast with French fries on the side, with French truffle oil. That’s how you know it’s real love — when there’s a sandwich named after it, but especially when said sandwich gives me a food boner. Just saying.

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    • Olivia Wilson

      I want to feel rage because I have this strange sense of ownership over Dave but I love Alison so much that I…I support it and I like it. Oh my goodness.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Did you know about this, though?? Did anyone?

      • Olivia Wilson

        You’re not alone, I absolutely didn’t know. I actually have no idea how they managed to be so secretive about it.

      • Katy Hearne

        I had no idea! (I also had no idea that was James Franco’s brother until I read this. And now that I see it I feel like “of course he is”)

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Those were my exactly thoughts after watching that magician movie. ‘Now You See Me’? Who knows.

      • Reese

        I definitely knew because she was in one of his Funny or Die videos, in which they talk about his “dream girl” and the word “blumkin” becomes a thing. But I totally agree with you. I’m so jealous, but I love her too much to be upset.

      • Someone

        It’s “blumpkin” :)) Just sayin’

    • Ruby L

      They deserve a medal for being able to keep this a secret that long. Or not a secret, per se, but I didn’t even know this was still possible in this day and age.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        They’re super undercover.

    • lily

      why are you up in peoples business did they tell you that were dating

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    • Jane Doe

      They didn’t keep anything secret though. He was spotted at her band’s shows multiple times (that’s how rumours started) then the first pictures of them together were at comic con. Since then they were spotted a lot and pictured a few times too. They were even in a Funny or Die together. Not undercover at all.

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