Relationship between Teri Polo and Sherri Saum on ‘The Fosters’ and Their Real-Life Partners
The Fosters cover the lives of the Adams Foster family, an interracial lesbian couple, and their teenage foster children, as well as a birth child from a previous marriage, and is produced by Jennifer Lopez.
After five seasons and 104 episodes, the show ended on June 6, 2018, after five seasons and 104 episodes. Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez, Danny Nucci, and Noah Centineo are among the cast members.
During Teri Polo’s auditions, she met Sherri Saum.
The relationship between Teri Polo and Sherri Saum is the show’s most admired dynamic. The chemistry between Lena and Stef Adams Foster, who play married lesbian parents of five, is the same in real life as it is on television.
Polo and Saum told Access about a wonderful experience they had when they first started working together.
The two met for the first time at a chemistry read audition. Polo had already sensed the electricity with the woman she had never met as she entered the room.
Teri Polo has never loved anyone else as much as Sherri Saum.
In the early days of her career, the Meet the Parents actress said that she would avoid befriending actors.
She would instead spend most of her time with the team, particularly the hair and cosmetics artists.
She had always assumed that performers were self-centered and “spoiled” people.
When she met actress Saum on the set of the show, that prejudice came to an end for her.
They were already finishing each other’s phrases and assisting one another with the lines when they first read the passages together.
“It was like if we’d been doing it for ten years,” Polo explained.
Once filming began, she claimed that portraying their mutual admiration on the series as a relationship was not difficult.
The 52-year-old actress went on to say that her bond with Saum was stronger than any she has had with male coworkers in her 30 years in the business.
“We knew we were filming something great when we shot the pilot,” Polo adds. “Then to experience that fantastic feeling all over again was insane and beautiful.”
The Couple’s Real-Life Partners
Polo is a single mother to her two children in real life while being a mother of five on The Fosters. Her Instagram bio has lately been altered to read “J’s fiancé,” but she has stayed mum about her engagement in public.
In 2002, she gave birth to her son Griffin Moore with her ex-boyfriend, percussionist Jamie Wollam. Bayley Wollam, her 13-year-old daughter, has also walked the red carpet with mom on a few occasions.
Previously, the actress was married to actor Anthony Moore. In the early 2000s, the two broke up. She also dated Wollam, with whom she had two children, but the two are no longer together.
On May 19, 2007, Saum married her longtime partner and One Life to Live co-star Kamar de Los Reyes, and the couple has been together since.
Saum announced the couple was expecting twins on December 3, 2013, and by May 2014, they became the proud parents of twin boys John Rubén and Michael Luis.