Emily Blunt and John Krasinski have the most amazing love story which could easily pass for a real-life fairytale. The duo has stood the test of time for over a decade, making them one of Hollywood’s favorites.
Going from fandom to lovebirds seems straight out of the movies especially when the resulting love has proven itself continuously for twelve years and counting. But such is the real-life fairytale romance of Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.
The two, who tied the knot in January 2010, have the most amazing love story which began through the arts and still blossoms over twelve years later.
Notably, their joint career ventures have contributed to sustaining their love and keeping them glued to each other both on-screen, on the red carpet, and in their unbelievably private life.
How They Met
John Krasinski has been open about how his relationship with Blunt came about, admitting he had a crush on her long before their first meeting. The “The Office” actor once admitted he always admired Blunt’s works, so much that he’d spend hours rewatching them.
He especially loved the 2006 film, “The Devil Wears Prada,” in which she co-starred with Anne Hathaway. Admittedly, he became a big fan of the two women and could not pass it off once he snagged the chance of meeting Blunt in person. Once they met, all that built-up admiration morphed into love.
Recalling their first meeting in 2008, the actor described it as love at first sight. He spotted her in a restaurant hanging with a mutual friend, and once they were introduced, he found himself blurting out the words, “I Like You,” while shaking hands with her.
The declaration caught him off guard, as until then, he was not looking to go into a relationship. Blunt had a similar story, recounting in a 2018 interview that right before her future husband walked into the restaurant, she was telling her friend how she wanted to remain single in LA. Seems like fate had other plans.
They had the weirdest First Date
Despite being a nervous wreck at the time of their meeting, he did not hesitate to ask Blunt out. That same year, the pair had their first date, with the actor picking out the worst venue on his list just to make things go south before he became too invested.
During a 2012 interview, he recalled his decision to drive her to a gun range for their first date. That way, he could blow his shot right away since he was so certain she’d never be willing to end up with him. No point putting off the inevitable!
To his surprise, things went better than he expected at the gun range, and he managed to snag a second date, a third and so much more. Their relationship strengthened thereafter.
In August 2009, after dating for less than a year, Krasinski popped the big question to the love of his life and received a “Yes” in response. Like most other highlights of their private relationship, their engagement had some weird background story.
Recounting the big day, the 42-year-old admitted to crying during the proposal, with the actress following suit. Seeing the couple in tears, everyone else around joined the tears fest even without knowing why the duo was crying. At least, it all had a happy ending.
In July 2010, about one year after their engagement, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski tied the knot in a private ceremony in Como Italy. For the occasion, the bride donned a custom dress by Marchesa and had the honor of having George Clooney as one of their few guests.
Emily Blunt admitted in a 2013 interview that her marriage to Krasinski changed her life for good. She also gushed about the support she received from her husband, which admittedly made her feel invincible.
The private pair made their first joint appearance on the red carpet in May 2013, attending the Met Gala as a couple. That appearance remains the only time the married duo would attend the Met Gala together.
However, they did make other red carpet appearances together, including the 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards, where Krasinski famously interrupted his wife’s acceptance speech while receiving the award for Best Action Movie Actress for her role on “The Edge of Tomorrow.”
Blunt and Krasinski enjoyed marital bliss for four years before commencing their mission to build a family. They welcomed their first child Hazel Krasinski on February 16, 2014, taking to Twitter to announce the news.
Two years later, the couple welcomed a new addition, their daughter Violet Krasinski, born June 2016. Again, the pair utilized Twitter to share the news with the world, revealing how excited they were to meet their second daughter.
In 2018, Krasinski and Blunt snagged their first chance to work together when they co-starred as married parents in the movie, “A Quiet Place.”
The film, co-written and directed by the couple, hit theaters on April 6, 2018. Speaking on his experience working with the mom of two, Krasinski admitted she had a way of making everyone around her better, which may be a function of her talented, powerful, and kind nature.
He also gushed about how phenomenal he thought she was, referring to himself as her biggest fan. Blunt went on to land a Screen Actors’ Guild Award for her role in the movie.
The 39-year-old had nothing but praise for her husband, to whom she dedicated the win. The duo went on to co-star on “A Quiet Place 2” which premiered in May 2021 in the United States.
In November 2020, Paramount pictures confirmed: “A Quiet Place 3” was in the works and would premiere in March 2023.
The Key To Their Successful Union
Having endured their good and bad days together in the last twelve years, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski have reached an amazing place in their union. The two are undoubtedly the ideal definition of couple goals.
When asked about the key to their successful union of over a decade, “The Devil Wears Prada” star revealed:
“Just love. You’ve got to keep loving and loving and just listening.”
Seeing as their ultimate relationship secret has kept them in marital bliss for years, one can safely say Emily Blunt and John Krasinski’s love story is proof that love conquers all.