‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Giacomo Giannotti Posts Some Advice On His First Wedding Anniversary: ‘Marry Your Best Friend’

Fans of Grey’s Anatomy know actor Giacomo Giannotti as the steamy Dr. Andrew DeLuca, ex-for-now-love interest of Dr. Meredith Grey (played by Ellen Pompeo). Recently hitting a personal milestone, the star of the medical drama took to Instagram to celebrate his one-year wedding anniversary and offer some words of wisdom to his followers.

Giacomo Giannotti of 'Grey's Anatomy'
Giacomo Giannotti of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images

‘Grey’s’ Anatomy star pops the question

The Grey’s Anatomy actor proposed to Nichole Gustafson, a makeup artist, on Thanksgiving weekend in 2017. “She said yes,” Giannotti captioned a photo of the two kissing on Instagram. “I am truly one lucky guy, and I wouldn’t rather be walking down this crazy road of life with anyone else. I love you. Thank you.”

Gustafson posted her own celebratory message to let her followers know the ABC star had popped the question. “Yesterday my best friend asked me to marry him in the most romantic way, a day reliving our love,” she wrote. “We are thrilled. I wouldn’t want to do this life with anyone else. I love you baby and can’t wait to be your wife 💍 This man has showed me what true love is. What a dream come true, pinch me.”

The two wed in Rome, Italy at Villa Pocci on April 28, 2019, according to People.

Giacomo Giannotti celebrates one year of marriage

The couple marked their first anniversary on Tuesday, with Giannotti sharing the milestone on social media.

“Our marriage has had its first trip around the sun! Can’t believe it’s already been a year. Happy Anniversary amore mio!” the Italian-Canadian actor posted on Instagram. “Still lovin, laughin and dancing in kitchens. Best decision I ever made.”

The Grey’s star gave a shout out to loved ones who attended their nuptials and showered the couple with mementos from the occasion.

“Sending love to all my friends family and loved ones who were there last year and have been flooding me with photos and memories from a year ago, what a time, what a party, what a time to be alive,” he wrote. “Take me back.”

The happy groom added a tip to his followers considering a walk down the aisle. “Advice to all, marry your best friend,” he recommended.

The makeup and hair stylist also posted a loving tribute to her husband. “❤️my sweet love ❤️ forever 4.28.2019. Happy 1st wedding anniversary @giacomo_gianniotti everyday with you just get’s sweeter,” Giannotti’s wife wrote. “You are my everything and beyond.”

ABC star didn’t picture ever tying the knot

Giannotti told Entertainment Tonight that he hadn’t envisioned himself getting hitched. “It’s not something I necessarily dreamed of doing,” he said in 2018. “I wouldn’t consider myself a totally traditional person in the past. It was a newer concept that came to us, but when it came around, it felt so right and it fit. I was pretty blown away by how much it changes things, and positively. … It’s beautiful.”

The actor also revealed that having found someone he is so in tune with made their relationship a true bond.

“I think it’s just recognizing a similar soul — a soul that feels like yours,” Giannotti said in his interview with Entertainment Tonight. “[It’s just] easy. When things are easy and don’t have to be complicated, and you feel like you can both chase your own goals, but still be running together, that’s a really exciting thing for me.”

Congratulations to the happy couple!