Longtime Hallmark stars Lacey Chabert, 41, and Jonathan Bennett, 42, are such close friends that she isn’t afraid to scold the actor when he’s rude. Actually, he told us weeklyshe once called him out on his poor phone etiquette.
In a list of little-known facts about Bennett that he shared with the magazine on November 11, 2023, he revealed that Chabert once set him straight after he hung up.
“I never say goodbye on the phone,” Bennett said. “I’m just hanging up because I’m done talking. “One time Lacey Chabert called me back and told me I had to say goodbye and I couldn’t just hang up.”
Although some of Bennett’s quirky habits, like the ones he revealed to Us Weekly, may sometimes annoy Chabert, their friendship is still strong after all these years.
Jonathan Bennett recently called Lacey Chabert a “national treasure”
Bennett regularly gushes about Chabert and their friendship. Tell Access in 2020 that he considers her one of his “angels on earth.” On her birthday in September, he paid tribute to Chabert on Instagramand called her “America’s No. 1 National Treasure.”
“I don’t know what I did to deserve you in my life, but I’m beyond grateful that you’re in it,” he wrote alongside a series of photos of them together over the years. “There is a comfort between us that can never be broken, and I will forever spend my days embarrassing you as much as possible. Because…friendship 😁 (see picture 5) Happy Birthday to America’s #1 National Treasure.”
Chabert responded, “I don’t even have the words for these pictures! Back when I thought it was a good idea to cut my own bangs 😂 Thank you for this. I love you ❤️”
Bennett loves to push Chabert to try new things and have a little fun, as seen in an Instagram video they posted in January 2023 while I was with Hallmark colleagues in Utah. While Chabert giggled and worried about falling backwards into a snowbank with him, Bennett convinced her that everything would be okay.
He captioned the video: “This is what 19 years of friendship looks like, I convince her it’s a ‘good idea’… 🤣❤️”
In December 2022, Bennett said The List that while he would love to do a Christmas movie with one of his Mean Girls co-stars, Chabert is his dream Christmas co-star.
“I pray and wait for the day that Lacey Chabert and I come together again on camera in a Christmas movie,” he said.
That won’t be happening this year, however, as Hallmark has reunited Chabert with her former Party of Five co-star Scott Wolf for their film on November 18th “Merry Scottish Christmas.” She will also star in Haul Out the Holly 2. Premieres November 25th while Bennett appears in “Christmas on Cherry Lane,” premiering Dec. 9.
Jonathan Bennett revealed some of his unique habits and quirks
It’s a good thing that the bond between Bennett and Chabert is so strong, because Bennett revealed to Us Weekly that he has some pretty interesting quirks, and put his self-deprecating humor on full display when he told the magazine 25 little-known facts about himself announced.
For example, Bennett admitted, “I’m obsessed with popping pimples, and I can’t help popping one when I see one.”
“If you say a joke and no one laughs,” Bennett also revealed, “I’ll steal it and say it louder to try to get the laugh.”
And when he goes into town with friends, Bennett told Us Weekly, “99.99 percent of the time he’ll act like he’s car sick so I can always ride shotgun.”
Luckily, Bennett found the perfect match in his Husband for almost two yearsJaymes Vaughan, forgiving the actor’s tendency to get up at dinner to tell a story or “leave dozens of half-empty cans lying around the house,” both traits Bennett also shared with Us Weekly.
The couple often lovingly poke fun at each other on Instagram, such as a September video Vaughan posted with “Tips for Traveling with Husbands Who Act Like Kids” with hilarious footage of Bennett bouncing a ball through the airport.
Bennett also has many other friends, including many Hallmark co-stars, who love him just the way he is. “Never Been Chris’d” star Tyler Hynes, for example, visited Bennett on the set of his Food Network show “Halloween Wars” and posted a photo and tribute to him on October 3rd.
“This is a rare and beautiful man,” Hynes wrote. “We’ve only just begun to see the breadth of his talents, and he’s already mastered everything.”
Liv Lane is an entertainment writer who covers Hallmark Channel, HGTV, American Idol and The Voice for Heavy. She has three decades of experience as a local and national radio host, brand publicist and creative consultant, interviewing and working with a wide range of dignitaries and celebrities, from Deepak Chopra to Lil Nas X. Liv is also an accomplished watercolor artist whose intuitive art is practiced throughout the USA and Canada sold. Liv attended the University of Minnesota and lives in Minneapolis. More about Liv Lane
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