Tom Cavanagh?s and Julie Bowen?s love affair

By Bruce Fretts
Updated December 23, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST

Moment of Arrival As the instantly lovable leads on NBC’s acclaimed small-town comedy Ed, Cavanagh and Bowen vaulted to the ranks of TV’s greatest will-they-or-won’t-they couples, alongside Cheers‘ Sam and Diane and Reege and Kathie Lee.
Why Such Good Chemistry? He says: ”Rarely have I ever met anyone who glows on screen like Julie.” She says: ”Pheromones — he just smells good.”
Previous Jobs Cavanagh lapped up the role of ”Dog Boy” Boyce on NBC’s Providence. (”They said, ‘It’s a man who thinks he’s a dog.’ I went, ‘Yup, I’m in.”’) Bowen was Noah Wyle’s insurance-saleswoman squeeze on ER but is most often recognized as Adam Sandler’s girlfriend in Happy Gilmore.
What Fame Has Brought Cavanagh got a guest spot with TV idol — and Ed exec producer — David Letterman; Bowen gets accosted by angry women demanding to know, ”When are you getting together with him?”
What’s Next Sticking with Ed. Says Cavanagh: ”We’re happy to get to work and see the trucks are still there.”