(LOS ANGELES) — The past few years have been a whirlwind for Christina Hendricks. Not only did she get the role of a lifetime — Joan Harris in AMC’s Mad Men — but as she shot the first season, which aired in 2007, she met her husband of more than three years, actor Geoffrey Arend.
“He was a friend of [co-star] Vincent Kartheiser’s and that’s how we met,” reveals Hendricks, 37, in a new interview with Peter Travers. “He stuck around! I was so happy.”
Since then, the two have lived a blissful, albeit busy, life together in Los Angeles. Hendricks says that she and Arend, 35, who stars on the ABC series Body of Proof, haven’t taken a real break since their honeymoon in 2009, but love cooking and gardening together. Right now, they’re also doting on the newest member of their family, a cockapoo puppy.
“She has the same hair as me!” says Hendricks. “We call her ZuZu. She was named after [the character] in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ [because] she was a Christmas puppy.”
For more from Christina Hendricks, including what’s in store for Joan, check out the full interview with Peter Travers, below!
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