O'Connell turned beet red on The Talk during Gellar's appearance when their dating past was brought up. “I think you’re getting the more subdued, calmed down Jerry actually. You’re getting the more mature, fatherly Jerry, the lessons learned Jerry. I had the actual energetic Jerry,” Gellar said. It's unclear when Gellar an O'Connell dated. They say they didn't date while they attended high school together when she was a freshman and he was a senior. But they did attend the 1998 Emmys together.