Inside Troian Bellisario And Patrick J. Adams' Relationship

What's the truth about Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams' relationship? As many TV fans already know, Troian Bellisario, the actress who portrayed Spencer Hastings in Pretty Little Liars, and Patrick J. Adams, the actor who brought us Mike Ross in Suits, tied the knot in gorgeous wedding in 2016. It's no surprise that the pair have plenty of admirers, as Bellisario and Adams have pretty much everything you could want in a young celebrity power couple. From the adorable story of how they met, to their idyllic, fairytale wedding, to their adorable daughter, we can't help but love these two lovebirds as a couple.

But even this perfectly-suited pair have had their ups and downs. It turns out, even celebrities have to struggle with things like break-ups and long distance just like the rest of us! Curious to find out all of the details about this adorable duo? Here is the truth about Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams' relationship.

The story of how Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams met will melt your heart

Usually, the way celebrities meet in real life can't compare to the most romantic movie scenes in history. However, in the case of Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams, their meeting really does sound like something out of a movie! The pair first met while working together on a play called Equivocation in 2009. As Adams explained to Her World in 2013, "She was cast for the part of my romantic interest. We met and that was it." It's pretty adorable to think of their relationship blossoming both on stage and off!

However, things get even cuter. On their wedding day, Bellisario shared the story of how they got together on her Instagram. She explained how the pair were "tired and overworked" during the rehearsals. "So he invited me over to his apartment where he had built us a pillow fort," she wrote. Apparently, Adams had attached sheets and fairy lights to the ceiling. 

Bellisario also recalled how they had a romantic, stay-at-home date night, sharing "pancakes and movies" as well as "long late night conversations and sleep." Okay, we are swooning!

Troian Bellisario broke up with Patrick J. Adams, but he won her back

Even though Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams' meeting story is the cutest thing ever, their idyllic new romance didn't last long. As Adams revealed in an interview with PopSugar, Bellisario ended things about a year into their relationship in 2011 — and Adams wasn't having it. "I didn't want to break up, I knew that this was the right thing," he said. 

Fortunately, as fate would have it, Adams got an audition the very next day for a small cameo on Pretty Little Liars – Bellisario's show! "I went after that part with the full force of every single person that works for me in this industry," he quipped. 

After working hard to prepare, Adams nailed the audition and got the part. And even though his character didn't interact with Bellisario's character, the couple rekindled their relationship after the table read. "I wormed my way back in," Adams joked. We love this adorable grand gesture!

Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams have supported each other since the beginning

One of the reasons that Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams have a pretty strong relationship (minus the brief breakup) is that they always have each other's backs. As Adams told Esquire, it's not always easy dating another actor. When the pair were still working together on the play Equivocation, Bellisario was cast in Pretty Little Liars. And while her career seemed to be taking off, Adams felt that his wasn't going anywhere. "I had shot a pilot and been fired from it, and that was really my worst nightmare, that I'd bottomed out," he confessed. He also recalled feeling "worthless" and thinking, "You don't have enough abdominal muscles to make it."

However, Bellisario was there to support him. "[Troian] was right there with me saying, 'No, that thing was dumb, it wasn't what you were supposed to do,'" Adams continued. And, as it turned out, she was right, as he was cast in Suits just a few months later.

Adams returns the favor and supports Bellisario when and where he can, too.

Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams learned how to appreciate their time together during their long-distance relationship

Even though Patrick J. Adams got the good news he'd been cast in Suits, that also meant beginning a long-distance relationship with Troian Bellisario – Pretty Little Liars filmed in Los Angeles, while Suits filmed in Toronto. As Bellisario explained to Us Weekly, they made sure to have remote date nights when they could. "We live in different cities so it's Skyping," she said.

In 2015, ET Canada caught up with the stars while Bellisario was visiting Adams. "She just got in today and she leaves Monday," Adams explained. "You're seeing date night," Bellisario joked. Adams also added that their favorite way to spend their brief moments together was simply to "fall asleep to a movie." How cute!

When Pretty Little Liars wrapped after six seasons in 2016, Adams posted on Instagram about how difficult their long-distance relationship had been. He remembered the "countless mornings [Bellisario] had to slink away before sunrise or the painful Sunday nights when she'd have to board a plan and cross the 2,516 miles back to [set]." Sounds like the couple had a tough four years!

Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams' best friends are Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro

Just like the rest of us, Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams have their go-to double date couple. In true Hollywood style, their favorite couple friends are also pretty famous, too. It turns out, Bellisario and Adams love hanging out with actor couple Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro. Katie Lowes is best-known for portraying Quinn Perkins in Scandal, while Adam Shapiro is known for his work in Steve Jobs, The Affair, and many other projects.

As Bellisario explained to Us Weekly, she's "really good friends" with Lowes. She even appeared on Lowes' show Katie's Crib, where the friends chatted about motherhood. Apparently, she and Adams once threw a dinner party and played the party game Apples to Apples all night long with Lowes and Shapiro. Plus, Bellisario explained the two couples always seem to bump into each other at industry parties. Sounds like Adams and Bellisario have found the perfect couple to complement their relationship!

Troian Bellisario used to read Meghan Markle's lines for Patrick J. Adams when he was on Suits

What's the truth about the relationship between Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle? Adams' main Suits love interest, Rachel Zane, was famously played by the royal (via IMDb). It turns out, Troian Bellisario got involved by reading Rachel's lines for Adams when he was practicing at home. "I was Rachel all the time," she told Grazia. We would have totally loved to see her version of Rachel! 

Rachel wasn't the only character Bellisario read for at home with Adams. "I was probably Harvey more than I was Rachel," she continued, joking that her impression of the other male lead on the show was pretty spectacular.

Unsurprisingly, Adams is always happy to return the favor; he helped her tape for her role opposite Cate Blanchett in Where'd You Go, Bernadette. "He was like, 'Do you want me to do my best Cate Blanchett or do you just want me to read lines?' and I was like, 'Can you please just read the lines,'" she recalled. We would have loved to hear that impression!

Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams had an amazing woodland weekend wedding in 2016

Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams got married in 2016, and by the looks of it, they had a seriously personal and special camp-themed ceremony. "Our dream was to have a weekend that not just celebrated our wedding, but celebrated and thanked our incredible community of friends and family that have been so instrumental in helping us survive seven years of a long-distance relationship," the couple told Hello! magazine.

Bill Cain, the playwright who wrote Equivocation (the play that brought them together), performed the ceremony, which took place in an idyllic woodland grove. Bellisario wore a flowing bohemian gown, and looked quite stunning. The rest of the weekend consisted of camping, trips to the beach, and food truck meals.

It turns out, the gorgeous, rustic event was actually inspired by their first "fort day," when Adams created a fort of sheets for Bellisario, as Bellisario revealed on Instagram. We honestly cannot think of a more beautiful wedding for this couple!

Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams attended the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Having a co-star who becomes a member of the royal family can certainly have its benefits. When Patrick J. Adams' Suits co-star, Meghan Markle — who's undergone a stunning transformation — married Prince Harry, Adams and his wife, Troian Bellisario, were invited to the royal wedding. Bellisario revealed to The Daily Telegraph that the event came with a fair amount of stress. First of all, she was anxious about keeping her five-month pregnancy with her first child with Patrick J. Adams a secret. She also had "extreme anxiety" about having to wear a fascinator. "They look ridiculous unless you're in the 1930s," she joked. She added that she ended up choosing a small, veil-like piece so that she didn't look too vain.

Even though Bellisario found choosing the perfect outfit stressful, it's pretty clear that she and Adams had a wonderful time. She posted a picture on Instagram, and wrote in the caption, "Today was just off the charts amazing. Congratulations Meghan and Harry. I am so grateful I got to witness your love today."

Troian Bellisario inspires Patrick J. Adams professionally

The loving relationship between Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams is pretty evident to anyone who looks at them. But what's also clear is the deep respect the pair have for each other professionally. As Adams revealed to Esquire, Bellisario is actually a huge inspiration to him as an actor; he explained that it's exciting have her as both a romantic partner and a creative one. "Every day, I take a look at the way she approaches her work and it makes me re-focus and go, 'Oh, wow, don't get lazy, don't get bitter, don't get cynical,' because she's none of those things," he explained. "She's the real deal."

When Adams directed his first short film, We Are Here, it was only natural that his wife would star in it alongside him. It's so sweet to learn just how much Bellisario inspires Adams — and based on the number of times the couple has worked together, we can only assume that Bellisario feels the same way!

Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams have a super playful relationship

One of our favorite things about Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams is their playful relationship with each other. Despite being pretty serious actors (just take a look at the short film they made together), Bellisario and Adams seem to know how to have fun whenever they're together. 

For example, in 2019, the pair took part in a fun quiz for BuzzFeed. Throughout the quiz, the couple shared plenty of laughs, got lost on a tangent about how to pronounce "Scorpion," and showcased their super playful relationship. Their conversation is filled with mild teasing, quick comebacks, and plenty of overlapping sentences. It's easy to imagine the fun, silly, and witty vibe in the Bellisario-Adams household.

In another adorable video, Adams is shown taking a call from Bellisario while being interviewed on stage. He hilariously picked up the phone and asked the audience to say, "Hi." He ended the call, saying, "I love you, too," much to the audience's delight. We absolutely love how much fun this couple seems to have with each other! 

Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams played a married couple in another play together in 2016

After working together on stage in 2009 in Equivocation, Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams actually got to tread the boards together again seven years later in 2016. This time, Bellisario and Adams played a married couple in a production of The Last Match at the Old Globe Theater. At the time, they were in a relationship and engaged.

The couple spoke to USC News about the experience of returning to the stage together. "There's a real freedom when you don't have to manufacture a sense of intimacy or love or connection," Adams said. Because of their existing relationship, the couple didn't have to work on developing any chemistry on or off stage. This meant that they could get through the difficult parts of the rehearsal process quickly and painlessly.

According to Fine, Bellisario was "the true star of the production," and, unsurprisingly, her scenes with Adams were the best in the show. "The chemistry between the pair is palpable," the publication wrote. We can't say we're surprised!

Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams also worked on a feature film together called Clara

It seems that Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario are literally destined to be together — both professionally and romantically! After working together on two plays and one short film, the couple collaborated once again for their first feature length film, Clara. They filmed the movie in 2017 in Toronto, according to Bellisario's Instagram. The film follows Adams, a man searching for life in space, and Bellisario's Clara, a woman who he connects with — you guessed it — personally and professionally. The pair start a relationship together in the film.

The couple spoke to Collider about the experience; Adams explained that he'd signed onto the project first. "I was always running ideas and thoughts past Troian, so she inevitably ended up becoming very involved in the creative process," he recalled. 

At the last minute, Adams and Bellisario decided it made sense for her to play Clara. He later gushed that she helped to deepen the character of Clara and make her more complex. Bellisario added that, "Patrick is very inspirational to me, as an artist, because he's willing to give me his honest opinion."

Troian Bellisario loves watching Patrick J. Adams with their daughter, Aurora, and vice versa

In 2018, Troian Bellisario gave birth to her and Patrick J. Adams' daughter, Aurora, according to a post on her Instagram page. As Bellisario explained to Teen Vogue, they chose the name because of its history in Roman mythology — not, she confirmed, because of the Disney princess! 

By the sound of things, parenthood has only strengthened the couple's relationship. In 2019, Adams posted a seriously touching Instagram post about Bellisario's journey into motherhood. "Watching you become a mother this year has been a lesson in radical love, bottomless strength, and unequivocal grace," he wrote. "Thank you for showing us both the path forward and keeping our little family happy, healthy, and sun-kissed."

Bellisario also had her thoughts on watching Adams become a dad. "You and Aurora have a connection that is so solidly woven all I can do is stand back and watch in gratitude," she gushed in an Instagram post. How adorable is this little family!

Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams hope to keep working together in the future

After multiple projects together in which they played love interests, it's crystal clear that Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario have an incredible working relationship. It's no wonder these two keep seeking out projects together! Plus, after seven years of long distance, it's not surprising the couple want to work in the same city.

Speaking to Collider, Adams explained that, "Troian and I are always dreaming up and trying to figure out new things for us to work on." Bellisario went on to explain that while they have worked well together so far, they understand that it might not always be the case. Luckily, these two actors seem to be mature enough to know when it's working and when it's not.

Based on their experiences so far, we think it's safe to say that there will definitely be a few more joint projects from this acting-directing-writing power couple in the future!