Alison Brie says the secret to a happy marriage can be summed up in one word

Alison Brie can reduce her happy marriage secret In one word.

“Communication. Good communication is everything,” says ‘Community’ actor married to fellow actor and director Dave Franco 5 years, was told E.T. In an interview published Wednesday.

“Everyone says so, but I think that’s why we’re honestly trying to work together so that we can spend more time together,” she told the outlet. “That’s why you don’t have to be so far away.”

“But even though we’re apart, we’re really trying to connect every day, and that’s what’s important,” Brie added.

Brie and Franco first met in New Orleans in 2011 under some pretty wild circumstances.

Brie and Franco attend screening

Brie and Franco attend screening

Brie and Franco attend the “Spin Me Round” screening in West Hollywood, CA on August 17th. (Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin via Getty Images)

The actor shared that the two engaged in “48 hours of drugs, sex and a lot of flirting” after being set up by a mutual friend.

“It starts with Mardi Gras in New Orleans where all great love stories begin,” Brie said with a laugh. “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” July 2020.

Thanks to “incredible matchmaking” by her friend, Bree revealed that the group had gone to dinner and the two began to hit it off. A friend sent a similar text to Franco.

During a wild New Orleans weekend, Brie wore a silver Mardi Gras mask that Franco saved and later incorporated into his 2015 proposal to the actor. The only problem? Bree didn’t remember where the mask came from.

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“We’re going to Big Sur. We’re in the backyard. She’s overlooking the ocean.

“She turns around and I’m on one knee, wearing a mask and holding up a ring. And it’s been five years and she couldn’t put the mask down.” I didn’t know there was.”

“And the whole proposal is just her saying, ‘What’s going on now?'” Franco said. “And I’m the one trying to explain how sweet it was that I kept my mask for five years.”

Real communication, people!

This article originally appeared on huff post and updated.