Emily Blunt and John Krasinski's love story

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski’s love story

One of Hollywood’s most-loved celebrity couples has a pretty sweet love story. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have been married for a decade, and are a powerhouse team.

The pair met in 2008, and it was love at first sight. Blunt was out for dinner with a friend when Krasinski walked into the same restaurant.

“We were discussing how much I was enjoying being single. And then [my friend] goes, ‘Oh, my God, there’s my friend John.’ And that was it,” Blunt told People TV.

“It was one of those things where I wasn’t really looking for a relationship and I was thinking I’m going to take my time in LA,” Krasinski told Ellen Degeneres. “Then I met her and I was so nervous. I was like, ‘Oh god, I think I’m going to fall in love with her.’ As I shook her hand I went, ‘I like you.'”

In an interview with the Today show, Krasinski credited the hit NBC show The Office for connecting him with his wife. Prior to landing his iconic role as Jim Halpert in the series, the actor was contemplating quitting acting.

“It’s a little bit of an existential crisis after a while because I wouldn’t have met my wife, I wouldn’t have been out in LA. Truly, when I say the show has given me everything, it’s given me everything,” he said.

The pair had an unusual first date. Wanting to do something different, Krasinski decided to take Blunt to a shooting range.

“I decided, ‘I’m gonna really hit the gas and bring her to a gun range.’ I think that I was so sure that I would never end up with her… that I was like, ‘You know what, I’m gonna blow it right away and then that way you don’t feel bad.,” he recalled in an interview with Conan O’ Brien in 2012.


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That date turned out to be incredibly successful. Within 10 months the pair were engaged. They tied the knot in Como, Italy a year later in July 2010. Blunt wore a custom cream chiffon Marchesa gown for the festivities. George Clooney was one of their guests.

In February 2014 the pair welcomed their first child, a daughter named Hazel. She got a sibling in 2016 when daughter Violet was born.

The actors decided to work together for the very first time in 2018 and began work on the critically-acclaimed horror film A Quiet Place. The film was directed by Krasinski, while both starred in it. Working together brought them even closer.

“I’ve always been the biggest fan of her, but not until you’re in the room when she does what she does do you know why she’s so phenomenal,” Krasinski said during an interview on The Tonight Show. “She’s unbelievable. The most talented, powerful … kindest person. She makes everyone around her better. So honestly, that was my experience.”

In July of 2020, the pair celebrated a decade of marriage. We can’t wait to see what this incredible couple does next.
Picture: Twitter / John Krasinski

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