From Ben Stiller to David Benioff, Amanda Peet's Dating History Over the Years

Amanda Peet and David Benioff have been together for over two decades. The pair met in 2002 when Peet was just a budding actor and Benioff was kickstarting his career as a screenwriter, according to The Sun. After falling in love and getting engaged, the couple officially said "I do" in September 2006. Since then, they've welcomed three children together, Frances Pen, Molly June, and Henry Peet, and have become one of Hollywood's most successful couples.

You may recognize Peet from movies like "The Whole Nine Yards," "Something's Gotta Give," and "Syriana," as well as TV series like "Jack & Jill," "Togetherness," and "Brockmire." Currently, she stars in Paramount+ miniseries "Fatal Attraction." As for Benioff (who's the son of Stephen Friedman, the former head of Goldman Sachs), he's the writer behind "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," "Game of Thrones," and "Gemini Man." In 2021, the couple also worked together on the TV series "The Chair." Peet was credited as a co-creator and writer, and she and her husband also served as executive producers.

Since the couple is not on social media, fans may naturally wonder what their relationship is like behind the scenes. Unsurprisingly, they're super supportive of each other's careers and have learned to divide parenting responsibilities depending on their busy schedules. Keep reading to find out more details about their years-long marriage, as well as who Peet dated before marrying Benioff.

Ben Stiller (1998)
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Ben Stiller (1998)

Peet previously dated Ben Stiller for a few months in 1998, per E! News. Although things didn't work out between them romantically, the pair remained good friends. In 2005, the duo starred in an off-Broadway production of "This Is How It Goes" together. When the project premiered, they posed for photos together at an afterparty celebrating the play's debut. That same year, Peet also attended an A.L.S. Benefit Gala honoring Stiller and snapped photos with him and his wife, Christine Taylor.

Brian Van Holt (1999-Early 2000s)
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Brian Van Holt (1999-Early 2000s)

Peet also briefly dated "House of Wax" actor Brian Van Holt. In October 1999, Van Holt accompanied Peet to the premiere of her movie "Body Shots," and just a few months later, in February 2020, the couple posed together at the premiere of Peet's movie "The Whole Nine Yards." That same year, the pair co-starred in the comedy film "Whipped." According to People, Peet and Van Holt had an on-and-off-again relationship for years.

David Benioff (2002-Present)

David Benioff (2002-Present)

Peet reportedly met Benioff in 2002. The couple dated for three years before they announced their engagement in July 2005. Then, just a year after Benioff popped the question, he and Peet confirmed to People in September 2006 that they were expecting their first child together. Later that month, Peet revealed on the "Late Show With David Letterman" that she was four months pregnant. Also, that same September, news came out that the pair had tied the knot in New York City at Peet's alma mater, Friends Seminary.

The actor gave birth to the couple's first child — a girl named Frances Pen Friedman — in February 2007. That April, Peet opened up about how tiring motherhood had been and how her husband had supported her. "In the beginning, it's very, very hard because you're so sleep-deprived," she said in an interview with People. "David's letting me sleep right now — he's actually doing the night-feeding. The hardest part is being so monumentally sleep-deprived."

She also told the publication about her and her husband's plans to continue expanding their family. "I think we want more. He wants three, but I'm old, I'm an old lady. Two is enough!" she said.

It seems Peet eventually changed her mind because she and Benioff welcomed a second daughter, Molly June Friedman, in April 2010, and their first and only son, Henry Peet Friedman, in December 2014. It's worth noting all three children use David's real last name rather than his professional name.

Since the couple are constantly working on different projects, they take turns caring for their three children whenever one of them is at work. For example, in a May 2020 interview with Variety, Peet told the publication that Benioff primarily looked after their kids when she was busy filming "The Betty Broderick Story." "He became a very full-on parent during this period of time," she said. "Since he had just come off nine years on 'Game of Thrones,' I think we both felt it was my turn!"

It's been over two decades since the couple first got together, and although they keep their personal life primarily out of the spotlight, they have spoken about each other a few times publicly. In September 2016, Benioff gave a shoutout to his wife and kids while accepting the outstanding drama series award at the Emmys. "Amanda Peet, it's our 10th anniversary in a week. 10 years of non-stop fun. I love you so much," he said while Peet looked on from the audience. "Henry, Frankie, Molly, I love you three so much."

A year after "Game of Thrones" aired its controversial finale in 2019, Peet defended her husband's work during a June 2020 appearance on "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" (via E! News) by saying she "loved it" and continues to "stand by it." "I feel like some people didn't want to say goodbye. I don't know," she said. "Look, maybe I'm just too close to it, but I didn't understand the blowback. For God's sake, people, it's a television show."

So, what has the couple been up to since? You can catch Peet in the new Paramount+ miniseries "Fatal Attraction," while Benioff is teaming up with his writing partner D.B. Weiss to pen the upcoming Netflix series "The Three-Body Problem."