Being a parent is hip again, thanks to Gallagher's turn as the wisecracking yet empathetic O.C. patriarch Sandy Cohen. The FOX actor, 49, met wife Paula, mom to Jamey, 14, and Kathryn, 11, in college at Tufts, and they wed in 1983. "I thought she was so cool," he says, "but I always got nervous around her. It took seven years before she'd go out with me." Paula's take: "I think we were both just young and shy."