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The story of Emily Blunt and John Krasinski’s first date is so romantic

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Is it possible to love this couple any more than we currently do? 

Is there a power couple more beloved in Hollywood than Emily Blunt and John Krasinski?

The pair were guests of honour at George and Amal Clooney’s wedding, have holidayed with Jennifer Aniston and Bradley Cooper (separately) and double date with Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds on the regular. Everybody loves the Blunt-Krasinkis.

And we’re only going to love them more now that we know about the very romantic origins story of their relationship. In a rare joint interview, given to The Hollywood Reporter, Blunt and Krasinski admit that there is a little bit of a question mark hovering over the official start date of their relationship.

The pair agree that they met in 2008 when Blunt was introduced to Krasinski at a restaurant in Los Angeles where he was eating with Justin Theroux. 

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But who asked who out first? “Probably me, I think,” Blunt told The Hollywood Reporter. Krasinski has other thoughts. “Yeah right,” he responded.

“I think it was me,” Blunt said.

“No,” Krasinski shot back. “It was me asking for a while and you took some time and then we finally had a date.”

That first date was pizza at Krasinski’s apartment in West Hollywood, very intimate and cosy, and it included an extra special something else The Hollywood Reporter describes as “something… that he isn’t sure if he’s allowed to share.”

“It’s so precious, I don’t want to talk about it,” Blunt said. “Is that all right?”

We respect your privacy, Blunt and Krasinski, and yet we wish we could be let in on the “precious” romantic moment of that first date. What do you think that “precious” moment was? A signed affidavit from Krasinski that the British The Office is better than the American version? A homemade video of Krasinski reenacting Blunt’s best moments from The Devil Wears Prada, Krasinski’s favourite movie? We’ll never know. 

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

The Hollywood Reporter’s article is full of other swoony tidbits about the couple’s life. Like the fact that, unbeknownst to Krasinski, Blunt calls his agent to give him advice about the direction he should take with her husband’s career. And that, when Krasinski is stuck in an eight-hour “writing haze”, it’s Blunt who pulls him out of it and tells him that he has to eat something.

According to those who know the couple well, their relationship is strong for a very specific reason. “Neither of them has a jealous bone in their body. People think marriage is looking deep into each other’s eyes,” Rob Marshall, director of Mary Poppins Returns told The Hollywood Reporter. “No, it’s looking out and seeing the same life. Emily and John see the same life.”

All together now: Awww! 

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