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Sara Bareilles' Boyfriend Joe Tippett Became a Running Joke in Her 'Fallon' Interview: 'He's Going to Be So Pleased!'

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For those who don’t know, Sara and Joe started dating after working together on the pre-Broadway run of Waitress. They eventually starred in the musical as married couple Jenna and Earl. You might also recognize him from his roles on Apple TV+’s The Morning Show and HBO’s Mare of Easttown.

“My boyfriend Joe Tippett has an affinity for photographing the Northern Lights, so this was like the pilgrimage to see the Northern Lights,” Sara said about her New Year’s trip to Finland. “It was like a fairytale. I couldn’t believe my eyes.”

Sara said that she did a polar plunge in Finland, just to impress Joe. “Apparently I’m very insecure about my boyfriend,” she joked.

While bringing up Girls5eva and signing on to her first TV role, Sara said it was Joe who gave her the motivation to take on the role.

“He kind of reminded me… I was struggling with insecurities about being able to meet the challenge of it and I felt really out of my depth. He said, ‘If Tina Fey believes that you can do this, why don’t you just trust her. If you can’t find it within yourself, just trust that one of your heroes is not going to put you in a position to fail.’ And that was really good advice,” she said.

At the end of the interview, Jimmy asked if Joe will make an appearance at Into the Woods. Sara then said, “He’s going to be so pleased how much he got mentioned in this.”

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