Freddie Prinze Jr. married his “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “Scooby-Doo” co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar in 2002 and together they are the proud parents of two kids — daughter Charlotte Grace and son Rocky James. “I wanted to be a stay-at-home dad,” he told GQ in 2016. “I wanted to cook breakfast and dinner for my kids every day.”
Prinze Jr. himself dealt with tragedy early in life after his father Freddie Prinze Sr. died by suicide when Prinze Jr. was only a child. Prinze Jr. grew up struggling without a father and had a breakdown years later when he learned how his father passed away. “Nobody in my family could deal with how my father’s legacy ended, so I had to at least write one more chapter that was positive. You can’t end the book on that or it’s a Shakespearean tragedy. It’s a Greek tragedy,” he continued.
According to Bustle, Prinze Jr. wanted to be a positive force in his children’s lives and that meant being present for them. While he has appeared in more recent projects, such as the short-lived “Punky Brewster” revival, the ’90s star has essentially stopped acting..