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Jenna Fischer has become synonymous with the character of Pam Beesly, a role she played on The Office for eight years (and nine seasons). It’s been seven years since she last played the role, and the actress still gets questions about the show. There also appears to have been a rumor floating around that involves her and former co-star John Krasinski. With this, Fischer is now taking the time to set the record straight.
Like many of us, Jenna Fischer is currently in self-quarantine and posted a picture of herself and husband Lee Kirk enjoying coffee and birdwatching in their yard. A fan then commented on the post, asking Fischer if the ring she wears is the engagement ring John Krasinski’s Jim Halpert gave to her character on The Office. Fischer was quick to give a response to the question:
What a terrible rumor! Of course not! I wear the ring my actual husband of ten years gave me.
The idea of Jenna Fischer actually wearing her Office ring on a daily basis is far-fetched. When you consider the fact that the ring is fake and she’s been married for a decade, the rumor honestly doesn’t make much sense. While she probably shouldn’t have had to, it’s still good that Fischer spoke out to squash the rumor.
The Office fandom may still be going strong, but fans’ obsession with the relationship between Jim and Pam may be even stronger. The two characters quickly became the heart of the hit NBC comedy, with many believing that both Fischer and Krasinski were actually in love while filming. That idea has since been cleared up by Krasinski.
Fischer and Krasinki’s performances are two of the biggest reasons why the couple’s relationship worked so well. While they weren’t actually in love, the two actors became close while working on the show, which led Krasinski to give Fischer a personal farewell letter when they finished. And even though they’re no longer working together, the two still find ways to keep in touch, even if it just means talking trash about each other’s hockey teams.
A rumor can be a dangerous thing, but this one got out of hand. Clearly, Jenna Fischer has nothing but love for her The Office character and her co-star John Krasinski. However, some fans need to keep in mind that it’s not the kind of love that was shared between their two characters.
Those who still want to revisit Pam, Jim and their co-workers at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company can stream The Office on Netflix now before it moves over to NBC’s Peacock.