The Complete Timeline Of Emily Blunt And John Krasinski’s Adorable Relationship

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The Complete Timeline Of Emily Blunt And John Krasinski’s Adorable Relationship

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski’s relationship has become synonymous with a real-life Hollywood love story, but how did it all start?

The unfortunate truth of Hollywood romances is that a depressing amount of them end in ugly splits and divorces, which is what makes Emily Blunt and John Krasinski’s relationship so unique and admirable. After celebrating 11 years of marriage last year, the two have solidified their spot on the “couples who make us believe in true love” list.

Their seemingly unbreakable, loving, committed marriage makes us wonder: how did it all begin, and how did they end up where they are today?

November 2008: The First Meeting

Emily told the sweet story of how she knew right from the start that John was the one on Late Night with Seth Meyers, recounting that they actually met by chance through a mutual friend: “I was in a restaurant. He was in the restaurant. I was sitting with a mutual friend… and my friend goes ‘Oh my God, there’s my friend John,’ and that was it.” Emily went on to say that John came over to their table and made her laugh.

On The Ellen Show in 2011, John said he hadn’t even been looking for a relationship at the time: “I was thinking I’d take my time in LA… and then I met her and I was so nervous and I was like, ‘Oh God, I think I’m gonna fall in love with her,’ and as I shook her hand I went, ‘I like you.’”

John was a big, big fan of The Devil Wears Prada before ever meeting Emily Blunt (he says he’s seen the film about 72 times), so he knew who she was.

2008: The First Date

Emily and John have been shy about sharing the details of their very first date, with Emily calling it “too precious” a memory for her to discuss it in interviews. But what we do know is that John was the one who asked for the date to begin with, and Emily “took her time” before they finally went on their date, which included eating pizza at John’s place and going to a gun range (a first for both). 

John revealed on Conan that he believed Emily to be out of his league and was convinced he’d “never end up with her” – but we’re sure he’s never been happier to have been wrong.

August 2009: The Proposal

John referred to the proposal as “casual” without revealing too many details, but we know that there were several other people present at the proposal. John got down on one knee, and Emily cried as she accepted his proposal: “I was nervous and the whole nine yards… She did cry after; I cried and we cried and then everyone around us was crying… People weren’t really sure what was going on, but they were crying because we were crying… At the end of the day, she said yes, which is great.” 

July 10, 2010: The Wedding

John and Emily got married in Lake Como at George Clooney’s gorgeous Italian estate, during which Emily wore a Marchesa gown. While getting married in Italy to the love of your life seems like a fairytale come true, there’s one thing Emily regrets about the day: “I got a bad spray tan and I would probably change that… I look at the pictures and it just has this orange hue that is unnatural to normal skin color… It was a do-it-yourself. I don’t know why I was on a budget on my wedding day!”

She continued, “It was a bit patchy. It stinks, and it was very hot so if you sweat and you have a spray tan wearing white [you’re just] seeping orange. Oh, it was terrible. Yeah, it was bad.”

We’ve all been there, Emily.

April 2013: The Interview

Nearly three years after tying the knot, Emily opened up about her marriage in InStyle’s May 2013 issue: “Meeting John really changed my life… When I feel the support 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.” Sigh.

September 2013: The Pregnancy Announcement

Without ever going into much detail, the couple announced that Emily was pregnant with their first child in the fall of 2013.

February 16, 2014: The First Baby

Emily and John welcomed their first child, a daughter, on February 16, 2014, with John tweeting: “Wanted to let the news out directly… Emily and I are so incredibly happy to welcome our daughter Hazel into the world today! Happy bday!” 

In May 2014, John shared an adorable picture of Hazel Grace.

January 2016: The Second Pregnancy Announcement

Staying on brand, Emily and John kept most of the details to themselves as they announced her second pregnancy in January 2016.

June 2016: The Second Baby

Emily and John waited a couple of weeks after welcoming their second daughter, Violet, to the world before they made a public announcement, with John tweeting on July 4: “What better way to celebrate the 4th… than to announce our 4th family member!!! 2 weeks ago we met our beautiful daughter Violet #Happy4th.”

March 2017: The Collaboration

The couple confirmed they were working together on a new film called The Quiet Place – which would star both Emily and John, while also being written, directed, and executive produced by John. The movie ended up being a major success.

In an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, John and Emily talked about how nervous they were to work together for the first time. John had never been on set with Emily or seen how she worked, but the experience was wonderful for both of them. John said, “It sounds really sappy, but it’s true. I think it’s the greatest collaboration I’ve ever had in my career. I’d never seen her work, and when you are actually in the room and she does what she does, honestly, it changes the air in the room. I was just completely and totally stunned by what she does.”

January 2019: The Speech Dedication

After winning a SAG award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in A Quiet Place, Emily’s sweet acceptance speech was one to remember: “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. You are a stunning filmmaker. I am so lucky to be with you and to have done this film with you.” John, of course, teared up at this.

July 2019: The Second Collaboration

The overwhelming success of A Quiet Place made it obvious that there would be a second installment, which was announced in the summer of 2019. Clearly, Emily and John’s relationship worked well professionally, too.

December 2020: The Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic, which ravaged the world throughout 2020, was challenging for everyone, driving countless marriages to end in divorce – but not John and Emily’s. Celebrating their 10 year anniversary in the midst of the pandemic, Blunt opened up about how their family of four was doing to People: “Having John’s support is everything because we are each other’s confidant… Being around little ones during the pandemic was such a saving grace because they would just be bounding around the house, and your job is to protect them from what is happening and make sure their life remains joyful. That was a pretty great lifeline for John and me during the pandemic, for sure.”

John Krasinski also kept busy with his uplifting YouTube show, “Some Good News,” that featured people who were doing generous or brave things for others.

July 2021: Their 11th Anniversary

Following their 11th wedding anniversary, Emily shared the secret to a long and happy marriage: “Just love. You’ve got to keep on loving and loving, and just listening.” 

Closing Thoughts

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski’s marriage is one to look up to – their mutual respect, commitment, and profound love for one another has only deepened over the years, helping us all believe in true love.

We’re adding them to the canon of celeb relationships we’re rooting for, along with Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger, Zendaya and Tom Holland, and Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.

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