More than a decade since it first premiered, “Suits” is having a well-deserved resurgence thanks to its Netflix release earlier this summer. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Gabriel Macht (Harvey Specter), Patrick J. Adams (Mike Ross), Rick Hoffman (Louis Litt), Sarah Rafferty (Donna Paulsen), Meghan Markle (Rachel Zane), and Gina Torres (Jessica Pearson), the legal drama officially wrapped in 2019, though the actors’ bond off screen has remained strong through the years.
In fact, several cast members and their significant others were even invited to Markle’s royal wedding to Prince Harry in 2018, shortly after the Duchess of Sussex retired from acting. From attending weddings and birthday parties to press appearances and casual hangouts, the employees at Pearson Hardman – or Pearson Specter Litt, depending on where you are in your rewatch – are just as much of a family in real life.
Macht and Rafferty have been friends for 30 years, spanning back decades before “Suits” came to screens. The two are so close that Rafferty once described their relationship as a “familyship.” While other stars may not have been acquainted prior to filming the series, they’ve developed lifelong connections as a result. Following the end of the show in 2019, Torres, who left “Suits” two years prior, referred to the cast and crew as a “beautiful family.” “The amount of LIFE that we have walked through together by holding hands, holding space or bearing witness from a distance is staggering,” she captioned a photo of the group.
Rafferty also shares a close bond with Hoffman, whom she called her “brother from another,” and Markle met her best friend, Abigail Spencer (Dana Scott, aka Scottie), on the set of “Suits.” Spencer and Markle were recently spotted hanging out at Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” tour in Los Angeles. As a Suitor, it warms my heart to see the cast hanging out to this day.
In honor of “Suits”‘s renewed popularity, let’s take a look back at the cast’s sweetest moments and fun behind-the-scenes snaps throughout the years.