For John Krasinski, it really was love at first sight. The actor shared in an adorable new interview that he knew he wanted to marry Emily Blunt… immediately.
The Office alum—who “100 percent” recalls the moment—told Entertainment Tonight: “I mean, I don’t know who meets Emily Blunt and doesn’t hope that you get to become her husband. So, that was pretty immediate for me.”
Krasinski’s idea of marriage also had a firm foundation at the time. “My parents have been happily married for many, many years and truly feel like they’re more in love today than they were the day they met,” he noted. “Marriage has always been an incredibly sacred thing that you’re hoping gets to come your way and something where you get to share happiness with someone else, so I’ve always respected the idea of marriage and wanted to get married.”
While his relationship appears flawless from an outsider’s perspective, Krasinski admitted that marriage comes with an entirely new set of challenges. “I will say it’s tough,” The Hollars director continued. “It’s a big commitment and it’s hard to look at these different people through that lens, because it’s an intense lens to put anybody under. But Emily, through any lens, is someone that you just pinch yourself that you even get to be around her, let alone married to her.”
Marriage isn’t the only space where Krasinski wants his parents to serve as an example. The dad of two told ET that he hopes to emulate his parents as he raises his little girls—Hazel and Violet. “The only thing I want is to be a quarter of as good a person as my parents,” he shared. “So I was going into this parenting thing thinking if I could just follow half of their lead, I would be fine.”
The rest, however, is up to him. “You realize the moment your child arrives, it’s extremely personal. There is no manual. Not your parents, not a book, not your friends can help you,” he added. “It’s got to be very individual and that is a very terrifying thing to have thrown at you, that you thought, If I just do these things it’s going to work out perfectly. And then you realize the incredible power in it being personal, that your journey is unlike any other journey that people are having. Certainly there are general similarities, but the specific journey you’re going through with your kid is just with you and that person.”
Krasinski and Blunt married in 2010, and remain one of Hollywood’s most beloved couples. The couple made headlines earlier this year after the actor fully divulged his obsession with his wife’s 2006 movie, The Devil Wears Prada. Blunt later joked about how many times he’s seen the flick.
“He knows every single one of Anne Hathaway’s outfits — down pat,” the Girl on the Train actress joked to E! News in September. “I remember it came on one day when we first started dating and he was watching the montage of when she has all the different amazing outfits. And he was watching and he goes, ‘Anddd that’s my favorite outfit.’ And I was like, ‘Get a grip.’”