The Good Doctor Cast's Real-life Couples
That feeling, when you're watching the show while also hurriedly Google searching all the details you can find about the real lives of your favorite characters. The same thing happens with The Good Doctor - fans are always eager to learn more about the cast's personal lives.
Is the main hottie of the show, Nicholas Gonzalez, on the market? Is there anyone in Freddie Highmore's personal life? Let's find it all out together!
Nicholas Gonzalez as Dr. Neil Melendez
Nicholas willingly uses Twitter and Instagram for communication, so if you have a thing for this hottie, you can totally check out what is new in his life, by checking his public accounts. In fact, thanks to a fan`s tweet, we get a chance to see Dr. Neil Melendez shirtless on every new episode on the show... The girl kept requesting the opportunity to see him shirtless and Nicholas gladly shared the idea with the Good Doctor's screenwriters. Sounds silly, but hey, who knows?
Nicholas never dreamed of an acting career. Initially, he was planning to get stuck into banking and consulting. But destiny had its way. "It is the greatest mistake in my career", Nicholas commented on his decision, which was not based on profit, but on the opportunity to be happy. And so, after a couple of theatrical and TV roles, Nicholas tried on a lab coat as one of the characters in The Good Doctor.
By the way, in comparison with other colleagues, it turned out much easier for him to learn the special terminology as his father and brother are both surgeons.
Even though the actor is handsome and stately, his personal life isn't saturated with some love affairs and juicy details that are usually discussed and captured by the mass media. And what is more - the guy is totally off the market. After a five-year relationship, the actor married his girlfriend Kelsey Crane.
She is also an actress and you might remember her for her roles in the series Desperate Housewives and How I Met Your Mother. Nicholas seems to be very romantic with his beloved. Just read the story about how he proposed. While they were on a boat on Capri island, the captain sang a little bit of opera, and Nicholas got down on one knee with a wedding ring in hand. Of course, Kelsey accepted his proposal. Who wouldn't?
A year after the wedding, a child was born into their family – their daughter Ever Lee Wilde. The happy parents shared their news with their followers on Facebook:
"We are looking forward to having sleepless nights and days of pleasure. We are extremely in love with our new little person. She is the best".
Occasionally, Nicholas posts the most adorable photos of his two beloveds on Instagram and fans are more than pleased with that.
Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Browne
Dr. Claire Browne isn't only emotional, but she is able to rule her emotions and to use them to her benefit. And that is what makes her such a perfect friend for Dr. Murphy. Antonia's new "medical" career is the one that finally gains her mom's approval over and above her previous ones. Thomas laughs that “It’s the one my mum loves and really enjoys because she wanted us to do medicine and have stable careers.”
Along with the top ABC drama, the actress is famous for her role in the sitcom Lovesick and the series Misfits. Oh, while we're on that note... During the shooting of the series Misfits, admirers of the actress couldn't help but discuss her possible love affairs with her partners from the set. Fans mainly thought that Antonia was dating Iwan Rheon who later gained greater popularity due to his role as Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones.
But these rumors about the personal life of the actress weren’t confirmed, mainly because Thomas announced that she had a boyfriend. And though she did not officially reveal the young man’s name, fans guess who that mysterious guy is.
Judging by her social media posts, her boyfriend could well be Michael Shelford, a London-based photographer. Fans often wonder if the actress has any plans to get engaged to Michael, but currently, the only engagement in Antonia's life is the fictional one on The Good Doctor.
Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews
Sometimes storylines and the lives of the actors have strong connections. When Dr. Marcus Andrews and his wife started to think about adoption, in real life Hill Harper made the decision to become a single father and find a child for himself. Back in 2015, Hill was encouraged by a friend to consider adoption, which he first didn’t think was a good idea.
In an interview, he admitted that he wanted to become a father but thought of getting married first and then starting a family with a wife. However, after finding the child’s homeless mother, his perception of parenthood became more vivid and profound. He even went to the hospital while Pierce was born and cut his cord. The Good Doctor's' chief revealed that he named his son Pierce after the one and only Pierce Brosnan, whom he admires.
As of now, the star seems very happy and claims to be thankful for getting the opportunity of fatherhood and shares the cutest photos of his son on Instagram.
Interestingly, Harper is still a bachelor with a very private and mysterious personal life. He has been a part of Hollywood romances for over 25 years. The actor managed to keep his private life quiet for all those years, but now he’s spilling the tea about his relationships from the past, which include courtships with stars Taraji P. Henson and Regina Hall.
The 52-year-old actor opens up about his past dating life and even admitted to having some issues with commitment.
“Absolutely I’ve had a fear of commitment. No question. Would it be born out of the fact that my parents are divorced? Probably,” Harper stated
When asked about Regina Hall, Harper simply stated that she is “one of the most beautiful, funny, amazing women.” Seems like a lot has changed in the life of Harper in recent years.
The star was diagnosed with cancer while he was writing the book, ‘The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place’ four years ago. Luckily, the actor got cured and now sports a clean bill of health and has been serving as a cancer advocate ever since. On top of that, Hill opened a natural skincare line after in-depth researching about the effects of skincare products on a person’s system.
Beau Garrett as Jessica Preston
Beau Garrett`s exit after season 1 came as a real dissapointment for fans, as Jessica was a strong and beloved character.
Details about the actress's personal life are mostly unknown to her fans. However, the media is familiar with her romantic affair with actor/director Chris Payne Gilbert. Although the couple didn't share much about their relationship, they didn't hesitate to hit the red carpets together for several events.
Beau revealed where she first met her boyfriend. It happened at a charity event in California.
“I saw his dog and I fell in love with [it]. He was watering his plants and I didn’t see him; I saw his dog. And then I saw this gorgeous man with his shirt off, so it was like a double whammy.”
The couple even decided to live together along with Beau's rescue dog, Kona. But something went wrong and the two split up.
Before Beau's affair with Chris Payne, she also dated actor Garrett Hedlund, actor Chris Pine, and actor Kyle Howard. It seems like something really changed when it comes to her attitude about sharing her personal life with the media, as after Chris Payne, news about her dating life disappeared from the public sphere. Even her Instagram never gives a clue about possible relationships. Anyway, we hope that Beau is enjoying her life with her loved ones.
Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman
The kind trickster Dr. Aaron Glassman is portrayed by Richard Schiff, who has been well-known to Hollywood for the last 30 years. Since the late 80s, he has played dozens of roles on TV and on the big screen and you can see him playing different characters on almost every popular TV show. Funny enough, Richard Schiff doesn’t watch medical shows himself. In one of his interviews, he boldly revealed that by saying: “I’d never seen [Shore’s show] House, because I don’t watch doctor shows.” Anyway, he still chooses to star in them.
Schiff is a happy family man. He met his wife actress Sheila Kelley a long time ago during auditions for Antigone and three years later they got married. Seems like the two really get each other, as their marriage is still going strong after a healthy 22 years. Together they raised a wonderful son, Gus, and a daughter, Ruby.
Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy
And finally, here's our Dr. Shaun Murphy, the genius with autism and savant syndrome. The actor Freddie Highmore gained the love of the viewers long before his medical TV life. You'll definitely instantly remember his childhood roles from the 2000s - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, A Good Year, and Finding Neverland. Now, in his late 20s, he has become even more beloved for his roles on American TV shows – Bates Motel and of course — The Good Doctor.
Surprisingly, even though he came from an acting and theatrical family, Highmore doesn’t seem to have taken any special instruction in acting. Freddie revealed that he just attended a “regular” school in his North London neighborhood and sometimes went to Hollywood to act in movies. In his words, “I’d work in L.A., then return home to normality.” And as he later added, “Acting was a hobby, not an end game.”
Well, nicely done! Who would not want to have that kind of a hobby! Just imagine - you star in top Hollywood films and TV shows, and come back home to a totally different life, avoiding the unpleasant consequences of media intrusion. When Freddie leaves the set, he strongly avoids any kind of social media. Hence, Highmore’s private life remains a total mystery to the press.
It is known, though, that the star is close friends with his Bates Motel co-star Vera Farmiga, and even became the godfather to Fynn, her son with her husband Renn Hawkey. At various times, he has been rumored to be dating actresses in his age group, like Abigail Breslin, Dakota Fanning, and Emma Roberts. But, frankly speaking, there is no information, other than unfounded speculation, so there is no way we can confirm that any of these relationships were serious. Or if they even existed.