Matthew Gubler On How 'Criminal Minds' Co-Star Paget Brewster's Love Story Changed His Outlook

December 23, 2019

There's no better way to celebrate a friendship than have your bestie officiate your wedding! And Criminal Minds co-stars, Matthew Gray Gubler and Paget Brewster got their wish. But Gubler says the whole experience changed his life.

Another Criminal Minds friendship we love

Gubler and Brewster both starred in the crime series for years and after her character made a return to the show in 2011, the actor told Digital Spy that he could not be happier because she was practically family and her boyfriend is one of his best friends.

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But their bond goes beyond that. After spending hours together for years on the show, the two have become thick as thieves.

How their love story changed his life

And so, when Brewster finally married her boyfriend Steve Damstra in 2014, naturally, they asked Gubler to do them the honor of officiating their wedding ceremony and he agreed. Duh!

He opened up about the rare experience in an interview with Glamour Magazine.

Asked what the relationship between his best friends have taught him, the edgy Alvin and the Chipmunks star said they showed him the true meaning of love.

She taught me that all in the right time, true love will find you. She had dated some people and was sort of like, "I'm fine with either being alone or not," and then she met Steve, who swept her off her feet and then she knew what the lifetime of waiting was for. I admire that.

He's also friends with co-star A.J. Cooks

Gubler is definitely a people's person and is very close with his co-stars from Criminal Minds. He and A.J. Cook also share a friendship that's pure goals.

They've been on the show together for over a decade and the bond between their characters is a joy to watch on screen, but the real deal is their friendship off-screen.

Their friendship is indeed inspiring, and they managed to preserve it through such a long period. And it is amazing when one friend can teach another one something valuable and become a good role model!