Sarah Michelle Gellar says she loves discount coupons and bargain hunting. The ‘Ringer’ actress – who has a two-ear-old daughter, Charlotte, with husband Freddie Prinze Jr. – loves to eat “fresh, organic” foods but insists it doesn’t have to be expensive as she always has her eye out for a bargain.
She said: “Freddie and I go to the supermarket probably every day, because we like to eat fresh, organic and local. People think it’s so expensive to eat like that, but there are ways to do it so it’s not as pricey.”
“We shop at Whole Foods, but we ask which fish is on sale. On sale doesn’t mean it’s bad! It probably just means it’s overcaught. And I clip coupons all the time. Why should you pay more for something that someone else is paying less for?”
The 34-year-old actress loves spending as much time as possible with her daughter, but knows it is also important to focus on herself and her marriage in order to keep it strong.
She explained to the new issue of Self magazine: “Charlotte is my best friend, and any free time I have, I want to spend with her. But while it’s easy to forget yourself, I can’t define myself as only Charlotte’s mother – one day, she’s going to be an adult, and then where am I?”
“Like in any other relationship, you have to remember who you are through all this. After she goes to bed at 7.30, I might take a bath or read. And Freddie and I get our time together, too. Relationships are like flowers: They need attention to grow and develop. You have to make time to be there for the other person.”
“Luckily, Charlotte’s a sound sleeper, so once she’s down, we can have friends over and have dinner and conversation and not worry.”