Emily Blunt and John Krasinski forever. The celebrity couple of 2018 gave a rare joint interview to The Hollywood Reporter published Tuesday, December 18, touching on everything from their breakout year, which includes co-starring together on Krasinski’s A Quiet Place, to their very first date together, a somewhat muddled mix of events that neither can nail down after eight years of marriage.
According to THR, the couple first met inside a restaurant after being introduced through a mutual friend in 2008. At the time, Krasinski was having dinner with Justin Theroux, and when asked who made the first move, Blunt jumped in and replied: “Probably me, I think.”
“At this, Krasinski pivots from his wife to me, affecting the look of Jim deadpanning to the camera in the offices of Dunder Mifflin after someone has said something stupid,” the writer noted of the former star of NBC’s The Office. “’Yeah, right,’ he counters.”
Blunt then chimed in and went, “I think it was me.”
“No,” Krasinski said. “It was me asking for a while and you took some time, and then we finally had a date.”
According to Krasinski, who supposedly hesitated to share the full story, the couple’s first date was a pizza date at his West Hollywood apartment.
Blunt then pulled a strand of her hair off her husband’s sweater—she calls him “Kras” by the way—and replied, “It’s so precious, I don’t want to talk about it. Is that all right?”
Fans learned more about the couple through those closest to the pair. “Neither of them has a jealous bone in their body,” Rob Marshall, the director of Mary Poppins Returns, told THR. “People think marriage is looking deep into each other’s eyes. No, it’s looking out and seeing the same life. Emily and John see the same life.”
Chris Pratt, who starred opposite Blunt in The Five-Year Engagement, added of the pair: “They are a down-to-earth couple, both really fun and funny. They’re caring and kind. They’re always doing bits and making themselves and other people laugh.”
The stars share two young daughters, Hazel and Violet.
Download Lasting, an app that helps build healthy and happy marriages.