Romantic TV Movie Stars Share Valentine Advice

Jack Wagner and co-star in Wedding March 3
Jack Wagner and costar in Hallmark's Wedding March 3.

Get in the holiday mood with these Hallmark Channel stars.

Along with roses and chocolates, romantic movies are among the main ingredients for a perfect Valentine’s celebration. This year is no exception with networks like Hallmark Channel debuting original programming geared toward falling—and staying—in love.

We caught up with some of the stars of Hallmark Channel’s My Secret Valentine, and Wedding March 3: Here Comes the Bride (premiering Feb. 17) to find out how they keep the embers of romance burning.

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Andrew Walker (My Secret Valentine)

Live Happy: What’s the most romantic thing someone has ever done for you?

My wife leaves notes in my suitcase every time I travel. I never know where I’ll find them; I love it.

What is the most romantic gesture you’ve done for someone?

I proposed to my wife in the Yukon with a piece of string in a ring box. We were in the middle of the wilderness with no one around for miles. She thought that was pretty romantic.

What’s your ideal Valentine’s Day date?

I would spend it in a cabin on a lake in the snow, fireplace roaring, snow coming down, while preparing dinner and drinking an excellent bottle of wine.

What’s your favorite romantic movie?

I love When Harry Met Sally because it’s a timeless story of finding love when you least expect it.

What advice do you have for your younger self regarding love and/or dating?

Ask more questions when on a date and be a good listener!

Lacey Chabert (My Secret Valentine)

Live Happy: What is the most romantic thing someone has ever done for you?

My husband (boyfriend at the time) proposed to me over Valentine’s Day weekend. I’m very hard to surprise and he somehow pulled off completely surprising me. It was such a romantic moment—I’ll always remember it! 

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Also, when we were first dating, my husband and I were at dinner and there was someone selling roses. Typically you’d buy one rose to give to your date, but he bought the entire bouquet, which was about three dozen roses. It was so sweet! 

What is the most romantic gesture you’ve done for someone?

For our wedding, I surprised my husband with a video montage of all of our childhood pictures and photos from our relationship up until our wedding day. He was really touched by the meaningful video of all the memories we’ve created together. 

If you could do anything for Valentine’s Day, how would you spend the day?

Since we’ve had a child, my idea of a good day would be a nice long nap! (Kidding.) My ideal Valentine’s Day would be getting a massage and then getting dressed up for a fun dinner. We are both foodies and enjoy dining at our favorite spots in Los Angeles. 

Do you have a favorite romantic movie?

I do! Notting Hill, Love Actually, and You’ve Got Mail are a few of my favorites. The characters are so relatable and you know you’ll be left with a good feeling at the end. I love a happy ending. I’ve seen those movies a hundred times and they never get old.

Jack Wagner (Wedding March 3: Here Comes the Bride)

Live Happy: What’s the most romantic thing someone has ever done for you?

The most romantic thing about Valentine’s Day is that my valentine allows me to spoil her. I’ve always relished the romantic tradition of the day. I find that an honest written card means so much more than any gift. Of course it doesn’t hurt to follow up with some roses and jewelry!

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What’s your ideal Valentine’s Day date? If you could do anything, how would you spend the day?

Now that I’m older I’d spend the day in my man cave, get flowers and a gift then look my best to take out my valentine for a romantic dinner.

What’s your favorite romantic movie?

Honestly, The Wedding March 2: Resorting to Love [which Jack stars in with Josie Bissett] is the most romantic movie to me. I love the way that the viewers are invested in my character and Josie Bissett’s and that they see the journey of these two characters through several films because it is a franchise.

What advice do you have for you younger self regarding love and/or dating?

I was raised in a small town in Missouri and learned that manners go a long way. My advice would be to put the phone down, let your actions speak louder than your texts and learn to be a real man at an early age.

What’s your favorite stress-buster?

The best way to manage stress is to turn everything over to gratitude. Be thankful for what you have.


Gina Roberts-Grey is a freelance writer based in New York, and a frequent contributor to Live Happy. Her most recent piece was a profile of actress Allison Janney.

 

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