• Alexandra Park opened up about her engagement to James Lafferty in 2022 after seven years together
• The couple met while James directed episodes of The Royals in 2015, and continue to collaborate on projects, including Everyone is Doing Great
• Alexandra also wrote a memoir about her experiences with type 1 diabetes, with the support of her husband and family
Here is what happened:
Alexandra Park is royally lucky in love. The Royals alum’s life with husband James Lafferty—whom she married in 2022 after seven years together—is only getting better and better. “We’ve been together for such a long time—we’re on our ninth year of being together now—so James took his time proposing,” Alexandra joked to E! News in an exclusive interview, adding of married life, “I don’t know if it surprised me, but it’s better. I feel like it was just the right thing for us to lock it down—because we’re best friends.”
That tight bond began back in 2015, when James directed several episodes of The Royals. And since then, the duo have continued to collaborate professionally, including on their TV show Everyone is Doing Great, created by James and his One Tree Hill costar Stephen Colletti. In fact, in addition to acting opposite her husband, Alexandra is also a writer and producer for season two of the series. And when it comes to being together at home and work, the 34-year-old wouldn’t have it any other way.
Indeed, James proved to be a valuable source of support when Alexandra began working on her memoir Sugar High, which chronicles the years immediately following her type 1 diabetes diagnosis. “I had no experience writing but thankfully my husband does it,” she explained. “And he sort of helped me put it all together and to come up with something that—I wanted it to feel like whoever was reading it had a friend in this book.”
“Obviously, it was difficult at times to share certain things, but that’s all I wanted to do,” Alexandra reflected. “I wanted to share all of it, leave it all there out on the table, and just be as honest as I possibly could. It brings me great joy to see reviews of people getting something out of this book. It was honestly one of the most satisfying and gratifying experiences that I’ve ever had.”