John Krasinski & Emily Blunt: Unattainable Perfection

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are not one of those celebrity couples that we love because they are just “so normal” and remind us of our own relationships. Yes, they are funny and loveable, but they are also demi-godesque human beings that are so attractive and perfect and successful that they make you question everything about your own life. Does that mean we should avoid talking about how adorable they are? Or course not! We’ll just go into it prepared for all of the feelings that are going to come up. Let’s get into this existential crisis together.

We can do this!

Love at First Sight

John & Emily met in 2008 by chance while eating at the same restaurant. Emily was dining with an unnamed mutual friend who saw John across the restaurant eating with Justin Theroux.

Oh no. It’s starting. Are my friends cool enough? Hot enough? Why am I not eating dinner with Justin Theroux? Or unnamed friend even, she sounds pretty cool. *starts lightly sweating*

John walked over to say hi to unnamed friend and when he saw Emily, cartoon hearts floated around his head. He wasn’t looking for a relationship at the time, but he thought “Oh god, I think I’m going to fall in love with her.” Sweaty and nervous, he shook her hand and blurted out “I like you!”

Emily is convinced she was the first to ask him out, but he insists that he asked her out multiple times before she gave in. They don’t like to share too many details about their first date because it’s a precious memory that they want to keep for themselves, but we do know that it involved eating pizza together in John’s apartment.

Ok, this is fine. Maybe I’m ok. Eating pizza at home? That’s something I do.

Marriage & Family

They knew they were right for each other from the start and by 2009, the two were engaged! John’s story about the proposal doesn’t offer much detail, but there was a lot of crying going on, “I think people weren’t really sure what was going on, but they were crying because we were crying.” So sweet! In 2010, they had a private wedding in Italy. So private that there are no photos or details about it to be found.

They really like to keep their personal moments private, which is completely their right, but:

They now live in a townhouse in Brooklyn (they prefer the vibe of New York to that of L.A.) with their daughters, Violet and Hazel.

Why don’t people start crying whenever I cry? I must be crying wrong. Should I start crying more? And my wedding – was it private enough? VIOLET AND HAZEL!! THOSE ARE SUCH CUTE NAMES. I bet they are the kind of children who always keep bows in their hair and never eat their own boogers or poop in the bathtub.

A Quiet Place

In 2017 Jon started writing a film script called A Quiet Place, a sci-fi/thriller that delves into the complexities of parenting and family dynamics. John was planning to play the lead, but didn’t ask Emily to be in the movie because he didn’t want her to feel obligated to be a part of a project that she wasn’t passionate about (and also knew that his feelings would be hurt if she said no). But when Emily read the script as they were sitting together on a plane, she fell in love with it and knew the part was made for her. When she turned to John and asked if he would consider her for the role, John was ecstatic. He said, “It was like she was proposing to me. It was one of the greatest moments in my career. I screamed out ‘YES!’ I’m surprised we didn’t emergency land in San Antonio.”

Working together on the film made their marriage even stronger. Emily said “A lot of people were like, ‘You’re going to be divorced by the end of it,’ but actually we’re so much closer. I think the discovery of how well we collaborated and how well we can create something together is just so special.”

When the movie won the Critics choice award for best sci-fi/horror move, John raved about the experience too, saying “I got to make a movie about a love story, and a love letter to my kids, and I got to do it with the love of my life by my side.”

Will I ever be as good at anything as Emily is at acting (that childbirth scene!). Would working with my partner end in eloquent speeches about how much we love each other? Do I even have the capacity to speak that eloquently about ANYTHING?

John is Emily’s Biggest Fan

John is Emily’s biggest fan, and his fanhusbanding started before they even met. When they first started dating, Emily popped by John’s house unannounced and was concerned when he guiltily flipped off the TV. She asked him, “were you just watching porn?” He sheepishly replied that no, he was watching The Devil Wears Prada (her breakthrough role)… for about the 75th time.

John makes no secret of his support for Emily in public, and has been warming our hearts with his reactions to her award wins for years. In 2015 Emily won a Critic’s Choice Award for her role in The Edge of Tomorrow. John, who was backstage preparing to present another award that night, ran out to hug her onstage before she gave her acceptance speech.

Then, in 2018 when Emily won a SAG award for best supporting actress in A Quiet Place, John cried (adorable) tears of happiness from the crowd as she gave her acceptance speech (which is, admittedly, super touching).

“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. You are a stunning filmmaker. I’m so lucky to be with you and to have done this film with you. Thank you for giving me the part. You would have been in major trouble if you hadn’t, so you really didn’t have an option, but thank you. And thank you to the two little poems in our life, our daughters, Hazel and Violet who will have to be at least 45 before they can see this film but they’ll be proud of you nonetheless.”

Seriously, John really thinks Emily is perfect (he’s not wrong). Here are a few swoon-worthy quotes from John about Emily as an actress and human being:

“I never overstate how I feel about her. She always blows me away.”

“She’s just one of the best actors working.”

“She’s so dedicated to the roles that she plays. I don’t know that there’s anybody better than her. She’s so fantastic. I don’t think I enjoy watching anybody more.”

“I’m living a lottery ticket life. My wife is my hero in every single way. Truly, every single day I’m blown away by her.”

That’s so sweet. No one ever talks about me that way. And even if they did, I’m sure they would, in fact, be “overstating how they feel about me.” Granted, Emily Blunt is a shining beacon of talent and kindness and beauty and I am like an abandoned lighthouse littered with the corpses of innumerable sea creatures, battered upon the jagged rocks of my cold, dark soul.

Emily Seems Pretty Into Him Too

Emily may not be as verbal about her love as John, but it definitely shows on her face. She has mastered the sweet-upturned-face-I-love-this-man look, and here are the photos to prove it.

*Brain completely shuts down*

We Made It

Ok, that’s it. That’s the story. You ok? I think I’m ok.

We will probably never be as attractive or perfect or successful as John and Emily, but I think we have all done pretty well for ourselves. And we are all a little stronger today having survived this existential crisis. Now go give yourself a pep talk in the mirror.

Links & Photos

A fun interview that John & Emily did together with lots of amazing pictures

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