'Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it breakfast-style,' Amy Poehler's character says in the show.
We all know about Valentine's Day, but the actors from "Parks and Recreation" sure are taking "Galentine's Day", a tradition from the show, seriously. Rashida Jones shared a selfie on Monday with Amy Poehler and Aubrey Plaza to celebrate the special day. She captioned the picture, "Happy Galentine's Day from the original Gals!" They were accompanied by actor Kathryn Hahn as well.
The concept of Galentine's Day began on the show during the second season. In one episode, Poehler's character Leslie Knope describes Galentine's Day as "only the best day of the year." "Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it breakfast-style," Leslie says. "Ladies celebrating ladies. It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst."
Though Hanh did not appear regularly on the show but did have a multi-season stint playing a political consultant Jennifer Barkley on "Parks and Recreation." She was also part of the season finale. The show's cast reunited in 2020 to raise money for Covid-19 relief efforts. The episode also highlighted the importance of staying connected and focusing on one's mental health during the pandemic.
Though Galentine's Day sounds like a great idea, others love to celebrate Valentine's Day. Paul McCartney shared in an interview on his website that being a "considerate and romantic" husband, he overdoes the Valentine's Day celebrations. McCartney said, "I mean, there's not just one card, there are cards hidden around the room and sometimes things even spill into the next day - it's completely silly. If there's an excuse to have some fun, I overdo it! At Christmas, I go crazy with the tree lights and fairy lights - totally overdo it."
He believes that his duties don't end there. The Beatles singer said, "I try to be helpful as a husband too. If there's a problem, I like to be the guy that will lend some strength to it. I'm always very happy to be the person Nancy relies on, and to be her strength when she goes through tough times." McCartney and Nancy Shevell got married to each other in 2011. He said, "I am very proud, in fact, to be 'The Guy' there." "And I know she is grateful. So, that's my role as a husband: it's to be the strength and the romance at the same time. I don't think I consciously chose to be that way. It's just how I do things," he shared in the interview.
This is McCartney's third marriage, a source told PEOPLE about the couple in 2011 that "they have the right chemistry," and "they're both cool, chilled out and optimistic." Since the wedding, they both have been open about their romance. Last Valentine's Day, McCartney posted a picture of his wife on Instagram and wrote, "Swing and sway on Valentine’s Day - Paul ❤️"
McCartney is known for love songs like "Maybe I'm Amazed," "Eight Days a Week," "All You Need Is Love" and "Silly Love Songs." In an interview with Billboard in 2001, he shared that he knew that many people called him "soppy" for writing love songs, but he considers himself lucky to have so much love in his life.