The Power Couple: Molly Ringwald and Panio Gianopoulos

In the world of Hollywood, where relationships can often be fleeting, Molly Ringwald and Panio Gianopoulos stand out as a beacon of enduring love and creative partnership. Their dynamic relationship, spanning decades, has not only weathered the storms of fame but has also blossomed into a beautiful collaboration of talent and mutual respect.

Molly has established her mettle as an actress by featuring in 1980s coming-of-age classics like “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club,” and “Pretty in Pink,” has long been celebrated for her talent, charisma, and timeless appeal. In recent years, along with being a part of the Kissing Booth franchise movies, she was also part of Bad Things, a horror movie which was released in 2023.

She has also ventured into writing and music. She wrote her memoir, “Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick,” which offered readers a candid glimpse into her life beyond the silver screen, showcasing her wit and wisdom. She has released singles like Don’t You (Forget About Me), I’ll Take Romance and more. She recently appeared at the legendary jazz club in Manhattan, Birdland, where she recorded a live album (release date to come).

On the other hand, her partner of 23 years, Panio Gianopoulos, has no less achievements than his ever-talented wife.  Gianopoulos is an author and former book editor. He has published two books: the novella A Familiar Beast and a short story collection How to Get Into Our House and Where We Keep the Money.Additionally, he has appeared in magazines like Tin House and Salon. 

He has also delved into acting by appearing on a season one episode of The Secret Life of the American Teenager alongside his wife. He has also appeared onscreen as himself in several documentaries about JT LeRoy.

Their collaborations

Whether it’s co-writing articles, penning essays, or collaborating on screenplays, Ringwald and Gianopoulos complement each other’s strengths, resulting in works that are both moving and thought-provoking.

One notable example of their collaborative endeavors is the children’s book series “The Molly Books,” co-authored by Ringwald and Gianopoulos. Inspired by Ringwald’s experiences as a mother and her desire to create meaningful stories for children, the series follows the adventures of a young girl named Molly and her beloved dog, Mochy. Filled with heartwarming tales of friendship, resilience, and imagination, the books have struck a chord with readers of all ages, earning praise for their relatable characters and timeless themes.

Ringwald and Gianopoulos are the “IT” couple that do it all together, love, laugh, live and most importantly, write!