The Truth About Kat Dennings And Beth Behrs' Relationship

In the early 2010s, we had "New Girl", "Girls," and "2 Broke Girls" — tales women trying to find themselves in major metropolitan cities.

"2 Broke Girls" followed the lives of two 20-somethings, Maxine "Max" Black (Kat Dennings) and Caroline Channing (Beth Behrs). Throughout the six seasons the show was on the air, viewers watched as Max (a fast-talking, blue-collar waitress) and Caroline (a disgraced heiress) work to get their cupcake franchise off the ground, while also working at a local Williamsburg diner. The show was known for its comedic chops, but it also addressed the recession, which, in 2011, was at the forefront of everyone's minds.

Dennings was the first actor to be cast in the Whitney Cummings-Michael Patrick King show (via Deadline), with Behrs landing the role of Caroline one week later, reportedly beating out "several established young actresses" (via Deadline). So, just how have Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs gotten along?

A friendship on and off the small screen

On "2 Broke Girls," Max and Caroline have a sort of opposites attract, yin and yang dynamic. And Dennings credits their onscreen friendship with the relationship the two share offscreen. "Beth and I genuinely love each other and are best friends in real life and that probably reads," Dennings told ET Online before a panel at the Paley Center For Media's PaleyFest in 2013. "It's not like you think these two girls are faking that they love each other, we really do love each other" (via ET Online).

Dennings even suggested that their friendship has had a hand in the success of the show. "That's probably a part of it — that it feels real and genuine, which it is."

Behrs agreed, adding, "All of our cast really gets along well. And you know, Kat and I are really great friends and I think you can see that chemistry onscreen, and I hope that's why people watch. Because we're having a good time and I think that shows."

Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs connected immediately

Although "2 Broke Girls" was eventually canceled, when the show first debuted, it was an unlikely hit from the jump. As Variety reported back in 2012, "2 Broke Girls" was "crass and dirty" but also loaded with feeling, too. Its biggest selling point, naturally, was lovable duo Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs, whose instant, irresistible chemistry sold the show's clunkier moments. "With every episode Max and Caroline get closer and with every episode Beth and I get closer," Dennings gushed. Behrs went even further, sharing, "From the moment we first read together, we definitely connected." 

She added that the two actors were experiencing everything about being on a burgeoning comedy hit together, which made it so much easier. Likewise, Behrs noted, "We're the only two who understand the line load and how physically taxing this can be." The actor even suggested they were growing alongside their characters, which proved to be true considering their friendship lived on even after "2 Broke Girls" died out.

Beth Behrs set Kat Dennings up with her famous friend

Finding love is hard but, luckily for Kat Dennings, her BFF dabbles in matchmaking on the side. As People reported in 2015, the actor's "2 Broke Girls" co-star set Dennings up with famous friend Josh Groban, reasoning, "They're both nerds at heart." Beth Behrs had always envisioned them making a good couple but, as she explained, Dennings was never not in a relationship. Once they were both single at the same time, it apparently "didn't take much coaxing for either of them." Groban acknowledged his laidback relationship with Dennings, admitting an ideal date night for them involved wearing onesies and binge-watching "Shark Tank."

Behrs shared, "They're in this crazy business, they're both very calm and mellow and wonderful. And he treats her like a princess, and it's amazing." 

Dennings and Groban dated for a couple years before splitting in 2016, per E! News. The actor later got engaged to boyfriend and musician Andrew W.K. in 2021. Naturally, although she didn't set them up, Behrs was thrilled for her former colleague (via PopCulture).

Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs share this hobby

Aside from starring on a hit show together, Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs found common ground — quite literally — in a shared hobby. In a 2021 interview with PopCulture, Behrs revealed that, although the two ladies hadn't seen each other in a while due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were keeping in touch and, in particular, regularly sharing gardening tips. Though, as Behrs admitted, Dennings is the superior gardener. 

In fact, in another chat, with The List, the actor confirmed the two were texting constantly. "I was just talking to her the other day about our gardens, because she's the gardening expert. So she's been my go-to with trying to figure out issues in my own garden. I was like, 'How do you sow a seed? What do I do?' [Laughs]," Behrs shared. 

Evidently, offscreen these two bond over much more than cupcakes. 

They have very different drunk personalities

They may be best friends, but Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs are very different people in a lot of ways. Case in point: they have totally opposing approaches to drinking. During a joint appearance on "Conan," the ladies admitted Dennings isn't a big drinker overall, but, according to Behrs, get just one glass of wine down her gullet and she becomes an entirely different person. The "2 Broke Girls" stars regaled host Conan O'Brien with a story of how, during a trip to Milan, Dennings had a single drink and, by her telling, turned into Ron Burgundy, aka Will Ferrell's character from "Anchorman." 

"I have video and I don't remember any of it," the actor admitted. Behrs, on the other hand, claimed she gets "classier" when drunk (though Dennings strongly disputed that). The "Neighborhood" star argued that she turns into a fake English accent-sporting, singing Julie Andrews type. So, don't expect these ladies to act the same as they do on TV if you run into them after they've had a few — or even just one in Dennings' case.  

Kat Dennings was one of Beth Behrs' bridesmaids

Beth Behrs and actor boyfriend Michael Gladis married in a rustic, picturesque ceremony in Victor, Idaho in July 2018, as Martha Stewart Weddings reported. The blushing bride donned a stunning lace Monique Lhuillier gown for the big day while her man was outfitted in Brooks Brothers. The bridal party, meanwhile, wore Joanna August while Gladis' guys opted for The Black Tux. And, unsurprisingly, Behrs' "2 Broke Girls" costar Kat Dennings was on bridesmaid duties for the big day.

Prior to tying the knot, Behrs had a bridal shower surrounded by her favorite ladies, with her former colleague sharing a sweet group shot to Instagram captioned, "Bridesmaids!" Dennings added, "Showering @bethbehrs with all our love today." Gladis was also in attendance, alongside "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks. Behrs posted about it on Instagram too, gushing, "Man, I really felt the love today." She also thanked "all the amazing women in my life" for everything they'd done to make the party so lovely.

This is the one thing Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs don't agree on

While appearing on "Conan" together, Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs demonstrated just how close they are by gushing extensively about each other, cracking one another up, and regaling their host with hilarious stories about adventures both on set and off. However, when Conan O'Brien wondered whether anything annoys them about each other, all hell broke loose. At first, the ladies demurred, refusing to point anything out. Then, after some light ribbing, Dennings admitted the one thing they absolutely do not find common ground on is theater. 

Behrs is completely obsessed with theater, but Dennings has no interest, particularly when it comes to musical theater. In fact, Behrs stated that the "WandaVision" star "hates live theater." Dennings explained she can get onboard with a play, but once the actors start belting songs, she's out. Behrs, meanwhile, revealed she can't deal with cartoons since "real people" aren't performing, which Dennings has a hard time understanding. So, we'd guess they're about even. 

Where are Dennings and Behrs today?

Since "2 Broke Girls" ended after six seasons in April 2017, both Dennings and Behrs have been busy with their own projects.

Dennings starred in the Hulu series "Dollface," on which she also served as an executive producer (via Collider). Hulu announced in January 2020 that "Dollface" was picked up for a second season (via TV Line), so fans can soon expect to see more of the show when the second season premieres in February 2022. She also appeared in the Disney+ series "WandaVision" (via Screen Rant) and can be found in the comedy "Friendsgiving" (via The New York Times).

As for Behrs, she's stayed in the CBS family, appearing on the sitcom "The Neighborhood" alongside Cedric the Entertainer (via CBS LA). She called it "one of the most magical experiences of my life."

As for a "2 Broke Girls" reunion, it's definitely not off the table. "Oh my god, I would," Denning said in an appearance on PEOPLE Now in November 2019. "I don't think anyone has ever ... broached that topic with me, I would! I think it would be fun, like a reunion!" And where would a reunion find Max and Caroline? That's difficult to speculate, but most likely, still BFFs.