Erin Krakow’s Love Life: Has Hallmark Channel’s Darling Found Her Prince Charming?

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You probably know Erin Krakow best for her roles as SPC Tanya Gabriel in the Lifetime show, Army Wives, and Elizabeth Thatcher in the Hallmark series When Calls the Heart.

Chris McNally, Erin Krakow, and Kevin McGarry arrive at Hallmark Channel's 'When Calls the Heart' Season 7 Premiere CelebrationChris McNally, Erin Krakow, and Kevin McGarry arrive at Hallmark Channel’s ‘When Calls the Heart’ Season 7 Premiere Celebration held at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel on February 11, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California (Credit: Avalon / WENN)

If you still do not know who Erin Krakow is, it just means that you are not as invested in soapy dramas as we are, and that is just fine.

Though Erin Krakow has taken minor roles in procedurals such as NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Castle, the actress has found her niche at Hallmark (and similarly romantic or tear-jerking channels) appearing in numerous made for television movies. To put it simply, the Hallmark Channel loves Erin Krakow — and so do its viewers!

How did Erin Krakow become an actress?

According to the actress, her love of performing began after her little brother was born. No longer the baby of the family, Krakow was determined to steal back the spotlight and began performing plays and skits for her family.

After that, there was no looking back — Erin Krakow had caught the acting bug.

Erin Krakow shows off her size 6.5 (US) feet in nude high heel sandalsErin Krakow shows off her size 6.5 (US) feet in nude high heel sandals (Credit: Nikki Nelson / WENN)

While the Hallmark Channel and Lifetime tend to get a bad reputation for releasing cheesy movies with bad acting, Erin Krakow is a breath of fresh air.

Close friends with her When Calls the Heart co-star Lori Loughlin, she is an accomplished actress with a passion for her craft and received a BFA in Drama from the Juilliard School in New York City.

Before transitioning to the silver screen, Krakow began her career on the stage, garnering roles in iconic plays such as The Importance of Being Earnest and Steel Magnolias. Krakow is a great actress, which is evident to viewers after seeing her performances on television.

Erin Krakow has been in a number of sappy yet adorable romance movies, which has led fans to wonder about the actress’ real love life, not just the ones they see on their TV screen.

Erin Krakow is best known for her starring role as Elizabeth Thornton in Hallmark Channel's “When Calls the Heart”Erin Krakow is best known for her starring role as Elizabeth Thornton in Hallmark Channel’s “When Calls the Heart”(Credit: Nikki Nelson / WENN)

Who is Erin Krakow married to?

Unfortunately for fans (and for those of us who are trying to write about Erin) the 37-year-old actress is insanely good at keeping her love life private. There are virtually zero online accounts of Erin Krakow’s relationship history.

According to the actress’ Instagram page, which boasts a healthy 478 thousand followers at the time of writing, the only men in Erin Krakow’s life are either her Hallmark co-stars or children (many of whom also happen to be her Hallmark co-stars).

Erin Krakow’s online presence is a shining example of professionalism and performance, as she posts lots of photos, mostly of her travels and upcoming titles. Scrolling through her Instagram page, it is almost as if you really know the actress — until you realize she has left nary a crumb about her private life.

Erin Krakow is good friends with her former When Calls the Heart co-star Lori LoughlinErin Krakow is good friends with her former When Calls the Heart co-star Lori Loughlin (Credit: Nicky Nelson / WENN)

Since the paparazzi are likely too busy trying to catch a glimpse of Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly’s latest antics, no photos have surfaced of Krakow on a dinner date or any sort of romantic outing.

Unfortunately for Erin Krakow, her confidentiality has led to a lot of whispers from fans about her love life. Many of the actress’ admirers believe she is involved with her co-stars, and it could be speculated that Krakow is not interested in men at all — something the actress would likely not divulge freely considering the backlash her employer, the Hallmark Channel, faced after featuring a wedding between two women.

Either way, let’s delve into what we do know about Erin Krakow’s love life.

Sorry, shippers — Erin Krakow is not currently involved with any of her Hallmark Channel co-stars.

Erin Krakow and Daniel Lissing never dated and he married his long-time girlfriend Nadia in early 2020Erin Krakow and Daniel Lissing never dated and he married his long-time girlfriend Nadia in early 2020 (Credit: Avalon / WENN / FayesVision)

Hallmark Channel fans have done some serious speculating about Erin Krakow’s love life, and have constantly paired the actress with her on-screen co-stars, specifically Daniel Lissing and Ben Rosenbaum. Some people even seem to believe that Krakow is actually married to one of these dashing men, but that is not the case.

In 2014, Erin Krakow was first linked to 40-year-old actor Daniel Lissing, who portrayed the role of Jack Thornton, Elizabeth Thatcher’s husband on When Calls the Heart.

Though Lissing merely served as Krakow’s on-screen love interest, fans could not help but notice the remarkable chemistry between the two actors. This led people to believe that something more was going on off-screen and that the co-stars were secretly dating.

However, these rumors were completely unsubstantiated. Daniel Lissing and Erin Krakow never had a romantic relationship. In fact, Lissing had another woman in his life, his long-time girlfriend Nadia, and after leaving When Calls the Heart to pursue other ventures, the actor proposed to his now-wife in 2019 and they were married the next year.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Though Krakow and Lissing never had a romantic relationship, they remain good friends. Krakow, along with a few other When Calls the Heart co-stars, were actually invited to the actor’s nuptials.

When scrolling through Krakow and Lissing’s Instagram pages, it becomes clear that the former co-stars do have great chemistry, albeit just the platonic kind.

Daniel Lissing told Entertainment Tonight that he hopes to work with Erin Krakow again and that he has a few ideas.

“About two or three years ago, I sent a big proposal to Hallmark pitching a Christmas movie with Erin and I in modern day, and they didn’t think it was the right time. Maybe it is now?” the actor said. “I’d be totally open to it, hopefully, Erin would be too!”

Erin Krakow displays her pretty feet in red high heel sandalsErin Krakow displays her pretty feet in red high heel sandals (Credit: Nicky Nelson / WENN)

Lissing continued to say that after his exit from When Calls the Heart (and the subsequent death of his character, Jack) he was looking forward to watching Krakow’s character, Elizabeth, find love again.

“When [Jack] passed and Elizabeth read his letter, he urged her to find love again. Find love again, because that’s all it is. At the end of the day, if he’s not going to be there, there’s no point in her dwelling on that, she needs to move on,” Lissing told Entertainment Tonight, but noted that it is not all about romance. “You don’t need a man to make you happy, let’s just be clear about that. All right? Gotta be happy [on your own] first. Elizabeth is [happy], and the man thing is just a cherry on top.”

Pascale Hutton, Erin Krakow, and Andrea Brooks star in the American television drama series When Calls the HeartPascale Hutton, Erin Krakow, and Andrea Brooks star in the American television drama series When Calls the Heart (Credit: Avalon / WENN)

And find love again, she did! Erin Krakow’s character, Elizabeth Thatcher, found herself in a dramatic (and romantic) love triangle.

One of Elizabeth’s potential suitors, Mike Hickam, is played by the handsome Ben Rosenbaum. Just like with Krakow’s last on screen romance, fans immediately gushed about her and Rosenbaum’s chemistry and assumed that they must be dating! The rumors only continued when the actress shared a heartfelt ‘happy birthday’ wish to Rosenbaum via Twitter, describing him as “huge heart, best listener, so kind, so funny, and more talented than you know!”

Erin Krakow flaunts her pedicured toes in studded high heel shoesErin Krakow flaunts her pedicured toes in studded high heel shoes (Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN)

Again, Erin Krakow and Ben Rosenbaum were not and are not currently dating. It’s time for When Calls the Heart enthusiasts to realize that Krakow is a good actress, which means that she will likely appear to have on-screen chemistry with all of her male co-stars.

Additionally, she seems very kind and thoughtful, so fans should not read too deeply into her friendly, platonic tweets!

Moral of the story: Erin Krakow is not dating anyone. At least, as far as we know. Perhaps she believes in what Lissing said earlier, that “you don’t need a man to make you happy.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Realistically, the actress is simply focusing on her career. Krakow shoots roughly two movies a year and stars in a television show — with all of that, who even has time for romance?

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