Let’s be honest — Hollywood isn’t exactly known for its shining examples of healthy relationships. So when a celebrity couple comes along and makes even the tiniest part of us believe in true love again, it’s kind of a big deal — especially when said couple is all at once remarkably talented, genuinely hilarious, and seemingly super down to earth.
Enter John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, otherwise known as the internet’s favorite couple. Ever since the duo began dating in 2008, Krasinski and Blunt have proved time and time again that they’re far from your typical Hollywood pair. They’ve practically evaded any scandalous cheating rumors and other tabloid fodder to be gawked at in checkout lines. Instead, these two routinely make headlines for how head over heels in love they are with each other. Here’s an inside look at how two of Hollywood’s most famous faces built the marriage of #relationshipgoals dreams.
John Krasinski joked that he stalked his wife before ever meeting her
Imagine a famous actress falling in love with a charming man, only to discover he’s actually her stalker. It sounds like the plot of a Lifetime drama, but it’s actually John Krasinski and Emily Blunt’s real-life love story — only far less dramatic.
Released in 2006, The Devil Wears Prada quickly solidified its place in pop culture with celebrated standout performances from Queen Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, and Emily Blunt. Since its release, The Devil Wears Prada has grossed over three hundred million dollars. To put it simply, this flick has some fans. And Krasinski just may be the biggest fan of them all.
In a 2016 interview with Glamour, Krasinski admitted to seeing The Devil Wears Prada "like 75" times. "It’s one of the only movies that if you’re channel surfing and you land on [it], you have to watch the rest of it," Krasinski said. "[Emily] asked if I had seen The Devil Wears Prada and I said, ‘Yes […] 75 times.’ I’m lucky enough that she stayed with me and didn’t realize that she had really married her stalker!"
They talk to each other about everything… except this
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are undeniably two of Hollywood’s brightest stars. Krasinski’s rise to fame began on March 24, 2005, when the American adaptation of the British comedy The Office premiered on NBC. Audiences across the country quickly fell in love with Krasinski for his portrayal of the charmingly sarcastic Jim Halpert — one half of everyone’s favorite office romance. Blunt’s breakthrough came in the form of Krasinski’s favorite movie, The Devil Wears Prada, in which she played Miranda Priestly’s quick-witted, snarky assistant, Emily.
Since their breakout roles, the two have gone on to star in hit films — she in The Five-Year Engagement and Into the Woods, and he in It’s Complicated and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Yes, the star power is strong with these two — but they’d prefer not to talk about it.
In an interview with Playboy, Krasinski revealed his and Blunt’s secret that "saved" their relationship in its early stages — not talking about their fame. "We got to have a very removed existence, because we just looked at it as though we were two people who had fallen in love, rather than two Hollywood celebrities who’d met each other," Krasinski said.
"She’s certainly out of my league."
On NBC’s The Office, John Krasinski simultaneously warmed and broke the hearts of audiences everywhere as Jim Halpert — the boyishly handsome paper salesman in love with Dunder Mifflin’s receptionist, Pam Beesly. For the first three seasons of the show, fans of The Office loyally braved the peaks and valleys of Jim and Pam’s will they/won’t they relationship.
From his knowing glances into the camera, his heartfelt Christmas gift to Pam, "I’d save the receptionist," and that freakin’ after hours kiss — Jim Halpert proved himself to be the most swoon-worthy character on television. Of course, our hearts shattered when he and Pam finally wed — partly because he was officially off the market, and partly because Jim Halpert could never exist in the real world — right?
Not so fast. Krasinski might not be too different from the character that launched his career. In an interview with The Daily Beast, he completely gushed over his bride, Blunt, serving total swoon-worthy Jim Halpert vibes. "The best days of my life started when I met my wife — that’s the truth," the actor said. "She’s one of the coolest people, she’s so talented, she’s beautiful, and she’s certainly out of my league."
They have their own "secret language"
Most people will agree that communication is the key to a healthy relationship. That said, types of communication that work vary from couple to couple. According to author Gary Chapman’s 1995 book, there are five love languages — words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. But it appears that John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are petitioning to add a sixth love language to Chapman’s list — not saying anything at all.
In Krasinski and Blunt’s 2018 thriller, A Quiet Place, the two play a married couple, Lee and Evelyn Abbott, who, along with their two children, live in a dystopian world in which they are prohibited from making noise of any kind. In an interview with Extra, Krasinski explained how the lack of dialogue in the film helped him and his wife develop their own secret love language. "For this movie, there’s something about us being married that makes it more special," the actor said. "Everyone talks about having a secret language with your spouse, and we only got to communicate through our secret language. Without dialogue, we got to connect."
"He’s the perfect man."
No one is perfect, but John Krasinski is definitely at the top of the list of celebrity men who are pretty close. He’s a triple threat — actor, writer, and director — plus, he looks good with or without a beard, and has a smile that could charm the socks off of just about anyone. Much like his character on The Office, Krasinski truly seems like the epitome of the perfect man. And his wife certainly feels the same way.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Emily Blunt reflected on what being "perfect" even entails, saying, "I think it depends on your idea of perfection." So what’s Blunt’s idea of perfection? Well, Krasinski, of course. "He is my perfect man," she said, smiling. "He is is funny and warm and bright and confident and a sort of emboldening person to be around." These two are head over heels in love with each other — a perfect couple, if you will.
They had a super romantic Italian wedding
An hour-long episode called "Niagara" in the sixth season of The Office saw Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly finally tie the knot in front of their family, friends, and every single one of their Dunder Mifflin coworkers. Their wedding was one made for the primetime TV history books. Fans are still talking about the infamous day of two weddings, Pam’s ripped veil, and Jim’s clipped tie. And who could ever forget the Dunder Mifflin employees obnoxiously dancing down the aisle to Chris Brown’s "Forever?" No one. No one can forget.
Perhaps even more unforgettable for John Krasinski is his actual 2010 wedding to Emily Blunt. The cute couple, who started dating in 2008, tied the knot in a romantic destination wedding at Villa d’Este in Como, Italy. According to E! News, Krasinski and Blunt’s wedding took place just a week after Jenna Fischer, better known as Pam Beesly, married writer Lee Kirk.
They’re pretty much the coolest parents ever
They say you can’t pick your parents, and they’re right — whoever they are. But if you somehow could pick your parents, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt would likely be on a lot of babies’ shortlists.
The pair, who wed in 2010, share two children together — daughters Hazel, born in 2014, and Violet, born in 2016. Totally in love with their kids, Krasinski and Blunt make it a point not to let their busy schedules get in the way of spending quality time with the girls. "If we aren’t working, we’re at home with the kids," Krasinski told People in 2016. "We’re very important and present in our kids’ lives."
Blunt echoed this sentiment in a 2018 interview with People, divulging her dream for both Hazel and Violet’s lives. "My greatest hope is that they are truly happy, and that they’re interested in life," the star said. "Interested and interesting, and truly happy." Say it again for the people in the back!
They were warned that doing this would end in divorce… but they did it anyway
Released in April 2018, A Quiet Place immediately garnered the attention of critics and audiences everywhere for its original storytelling, minimalistic nature, and truly terrifying premise. Set in a dystopian land, A Quiet Place tells the story of a family forbidden to make any kind of noise — and it’s up to the audience to figure out why. As soon as John Krasinski heard the premise, he was hooked. "It’s a really ambitious idea," Emily Blunt told IndieWire, "and [Krasinski] was drawn to that."
Apparently, Blunt was pretty drawn to the idea herself, as she signed on to play Krasinski’s onscreen wife in the thriller. Both Blunt and Krasinski were excited to embark on this new adventure together, but not everyone thought the couple’s collaboration was such a swell idea. According to CBS News, the actors were warned that their creative venture would most likely end in divorce, but that didn’t stop them from moving forward and growing together. "We were closer [after filming the movie]," Blunt told CBS. "It was kind of amazing."
The secret to a good marriage, according to John Krasinski
Marriage isn’t easy, and although their relationship might look picture-perfect on the outside, a lot of work goes into making the John Krasinski-Emily Blunt pairing truly sing. As the actor and director explained in a 2019 interview with E! News, a strong foundation starts with being each other’s biggest supporters through and through. "I was a huge fan of hers before I even met her, so I continue to be a huge fan of hers in everything she does," Krasinski revealed.
He explained that, with their high-pressure jobs, traveling and spending time apart is a given, "but it’s always about coming back home and being together, it’s the most important thing." He isn’t kidding about being a fan of Blunt’s either. During an interview on Live with Kelly and Ryan in 2018, he shared that he knows The Devil Wears Prada by heart (much to his wife’s chagrin).
Reflecting on 10 glorious years together
Emily Blunt isn’t shy about gushing over John Krasinski, telling InStyle during a 2013 interview that he makes her feel "invincible." She described his unwavering support simply as, "There’s someone behind you on your good days, and someone in front of you on your bad days." While celebrating a whole decade of wedded bliss, the actress reiterated to People in 2020, "Having John’s support is everything, because we are each other’s confidant." Blunt described their relationship as being a "vital anchor" in her life, too.
Likewise, when it came to re-teaming on highly anticipated sequel A Quiet Place Part II, the actress had none of the hesitation she’d carried the first time around. "I was just really excited to see what John could do with this second one because he had all the wings of confidence from the first one," she enthused. Blunt teased that the film expands the mythology established by the original, sharing that she was excited for everybody else to see what her hubby can do behind the camera the second time around.
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are ideal partners in life and work
The entertainment business is one of the toughest, most competitive, and high-stress workplaces in the world. However, after teaming up on A Quiet Place, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt knew that finding the work-life balance came easily enough to them that Part II was a no-brainer — that is, once the script was sorted. As the Office alum explained in a 2020 interview with Entertainment Tonight, having his wife onboard isn’t just about directing her to give the best performance possible for the story. This husband-wife team are collaborators, too.
Krasinski described Blunt as "the beginning and end of everything creative I do," adding, "She’s the gatekeeper of all the good." The actor-turned-director is in no doubt about his wife’s skills in front of the camera, of course, gushing that she is "the most tremendous actress of our time." However, Blunt is also a huge creative help too. Krasinski utilizes her talents everywhere he can, from writing to directing to set design. "She just has such good ideas. … Anything I can think of, she makes 10 times better so that’s a pretty good weapon to have on set," he explained.
Are John Krasinski and Emily Blunt raising their kids British?
When it comes to their two little girls, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt like to keep things resolutely private. However, every now and again, a small tidbit about their eclectic family life will leak out, as was the case in 2020 when the Devil Wears Prada actress appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and hilariously revealed her daughters have English accents. The London-born starlet had been back home, with the whole family in tow, for a few months on a job, and little Hazel and Violet were enrolled in school there at the time, too.
"Miraculously, they’re sounding quite British, which I’m completely over the moon about," Blunt revealed. She went on to share an anecdote about how one of her daughters sent a video of her singing "Jingle Bells," while brandishing a Cockney accent. "It was almost like Dick Van Dyke singing ‘Jingle Bells.’ The craziest accent ever. It was kind of brilliant," Blunt recalled. However, she certainly won’t be calling attention to it in a negative way, as the actress revealed in an interview with Marie Claire earlier that same year that she "[encourages] empathy" in her children above all else.
This is one Hollywood couple who refuses to call Tinseltown home
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are not your typical Hollywood couple, that much is clear. They keep their home life under wraps and won’t be drawn on the particulars of their relationship. The long-time collaborators are different from many celebrity pairings in another major way too: they don’t live in Tinseltown. Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar in 2020, Blunt acknowledged their family lives on the opposite coast, in New York City, or Brooklyn Heights to be exact. "I walk around Brooklyn in a baseball cap and tracksuit bottoms most of the time," the actress shrugged.
Although big stars including Adam Driver and Matt Damon also call the area home, Blunt made it clear that regular denizens have no interest in celebs. "No one has the time or inclination to stop and stare," she advised. The London native also loves that there’s no need to drive, as everything is within easy walking distance. According to the Daily Mail, the decision to live on the east coast was a strategic one. Blunt explained, "We chose not to live in LA because it can be suffocating to always talk about work and the business."
Emily Blunt has one regret from their wedding day
It was a wedding for the ages — held at George Clooney’s house, no less — but, although their day was practically perfect in every way, Emily Blunt has one big regret. The actress, whose classic, English rose looks were what got her noticed in Hollywood in the first place, admitted that trying something new style-wise for her big day wasn’t the best idea. During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Blunt admitted the one thing she would change about her wedding day would be the "bad spray tan" she sported for the occasion.
"I look at the pictures, and it just has an orange hue that is unnatural to normal skin color," she remarked candidly. The British starlet acknowledged she probably should have gone to a professional rather than taking the tan into her own hands, asking, "Why I was on a budget on my wedding day?" The intense Italian heat didn’t help either, with the actress "seeping orange." She also noted it was "a bit patchy" and totally stunk so, overall, not the best choice for her wedding day, sadly.