Olivia Harvey
Updated Sep 22, 2017 @ 10:22 am

He doesn’t know when it happened, but Dave Franco became a “quirky cat guy” in his adult life. Franco recently sat down with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show and explained how his cats were a huge factor in choosing a life partner. Ultimately, Franco revealed that Alison Brie was “the only option,” for marriage because she understood his cat obsession.

He then said he realized at one point that he was the single guy with two 16-lb. cats. Something had to give.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie actor jokingly admitted that Brie was pretty much his only option. She was the only one who was okay with the cats.

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According to People.com, the two met in 2011 during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. They were engaged in 2015 and married this past March.

Franco also told Fallon about the time when Brie, who is currently starring in GLOW, threw him a surprise party during their first few months of dating. It was very sweet, Franco said, but the guest list got a little out of hand and it spiked Franco’s anxiety.

But Franco and Brie made it through and agreed that if they can survive that fateful surprise party, they can survive anything — including being crushed by 32 pounds of cat every night!