Lauren Graham and Peter Krause, her boyfriend and ex Paternity co-star, they’ve had a tough time in quarantine. The longtime couple ended up spending five months apart while Graham, 54, filmed. The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers in Vancouver, Canada.
“Normally it’s a two hour flight, I came home on weekends, but I couldn’t do that [because of COVID]so we were separated for almost five months, which had never happened before, “shares Graham on Thursday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “So when I got home, the house was a little different. I’d say there were more batteries.”
Krause, 55, and her 19-year-old son Roman had been living together while Graham was gone, and had established some new rules when she returned.
“He and his son had really bonded, which is great, but I think re-entry was more difficult,” says Graham, laughing. “It was more like they were the married couple and I was the person who … they said, ‘We don’t do it that way anymore.’ They said, ‘No, no, no, this is how things happen.’
A big change in the house was an area that Krause began to refer to as “COVID Corner.”
“Peter started a thing, I guess just to make the life of COVID fun, where he would go to the store and stock up on ridiculous amounts of whatever it was and leave it in the corner of the living room and call him, ‘ COVID corner, ‘as if that somehow made these piles of things fun or a place to visit or a place to show guests, “the Gilmore Girls alum jokes. “No one will come, but he said to me, ‘Hey guys! Have you seen COVID Corner?’ It’s not like an amusement park. But I felt like I had to respect COVID Corner and allow it to exist because these times are tough and everyone just handles it their way. So if you need sparkling water or paper towels, come to COVID Corner. “.