Imagine a well-known actress falling in love with a charming man, only to discover he is a major fan of hers. That sounds like a movie premise, but it’s actually the true love story of John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. John and Emily have not only stayed out of any kind of scandal since they began dating, but they’ve also made headlines for exemplifying relationship goals.
From their first date to the birth of their 2 children, we at Bright Side have compiled a complete timeline of Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, who have certainly earned the title of one of Hollywood’s greatest couples.
They met each other in 2008
After dating Michael Bublé for 3 years, Emily was finally able to move on in 2008. At the time, John Krasinski was not looking for love and was enjoying the single man life. However, Emily had already won Krasinski’s heart even before they met, as the actor had a crush on her from the movie The Devil Wears Prada, which he claims to have watched over 70 times.
Nonetheless, John and Emily met in November 2008 in a restaurant. The actress recalled the moment: “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,” she said.
That same year, Krasinski and Blunt had their first date. The actor remembers that day revealing: “I think I was so sure that I would never end up with her, I was like, ’You know what, I’m gonna blow it right away, and then that way you don’t feel bad.’” To John’s delight, the date went well, and they’ve been dating ever since.
John casually proposed to Emily in 2009
It had to be love at first sight for both of them, since Krasinski and Blunt got engaged in August 2009, after dating for less than a year. A month after the proposal, he recounted their engagement, which featured a lot of tears.
“She did cry after I cried, and we cried and then everyone around us was crying,” he said. “Then, I think people weren’t really sure what was going on, but they were crying because we were crying. But it was great. At the end of the day, she said yes, which is great. It’s a big part of this whole thing.”
The 2 lovebirds got married in Italy
On July 10, 2010, over a year after proposing and becoming engaged, John and Emily married in a small outdoor ceremony on George Clooney’s property near Lake Como, Italy. Later, at the 2010 Emmy Awards, the newlywed couple attended one of their first red carpet events as husband and wife (see picture above).
The flame of their love was still burning after nearly 3 years of marriage, and the couple has spoken out about their devotion on numerous occasions. When questioned about marriage life, Emily confessed that meeting John had completely changed her life. “When I feel the support that I have from him, I feel invincible. There’s someone behind you on your good days and someone in front of you on your bad days.”
Krasinski and Blunt welcomed their first child
Emily and John welcomed their first child, Hazel Krasinski, in February 2014. They broke the news through a tweet from Krasinski’s account, informing their friends and followers that Hazel Krasinski had come into the world.
“Wanted to let the news out directly,” he wrote. “Emily and I are so incredibly happy to welcome our daughter Hazel into the world today! Happy bday!”
The family expands with the birth of their second kid
Over 2 years after welcoming their first child, the couple announced Emily’s pregnancy, and subsequently, during an interview about the film 13 Hours, John praised his wife and their significant life. “The best days of my life started when I met my wife. She’s one of the coolest people, she’s so talented, she’s beautiful, and she’s certainly out of my league.”
In June 2016, the Krasinski-Blunt family welcomed their second child, named Violet, with John announcing the news on Twitter once more. “What better way to celebrate the 4th than to announce our 4th family member!!! 2 weeks ago we met our beautiful daughter Violet,” Krasinski tweeted.
The couple’s first movie partnership
Even though they work in the same industry, Emily and John have never partnered on a film. However, in 2017, John announced the news on Instagram with a sweetly effusive post about how much he had yearned to work with his wife. They were cast as married parents in A Quiet Place, which premiered in August 2018, and Krasinski wrote and directed the film. Working together, according to the couple, has brought them even closer.
Emily was awarded for her work in the film, and her heartfelt acceptance speech was not without admiration for her husband and co-star. “I am going to share this completely with my husband, John Krasinski, because the entire experience of doing this with you has completely pierced my heart directly,” she said.
11 years of marriage
“Having John’s support is everything because we are each other’s confidants. That shared understanding has really been a very vital anchor for me,” Emily declared about her other half.
They’ve been married for 11 years and together for 13 now, and the affection between this Hollywood pair grows stronger with each passing year. They’re not just extraordinarily skilled, but also crazy in love, which is most likely the secret to their long-running marriage.
Do you think it’s possible to fall in love at first sight? What is your secret to keeping the flame of love burning as brightly as it did at the beginning?