John Krasinski on marriage and raising a family

John Krasinski – who married Emily Blunt in 2010 – sees marriage as a big commitment but he was adamant to wed the actress from the day they met. Today the pair share two young children and says he feels blessed.

John shared with Entertainment Tonight: “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. But also, 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.”

And the actor says he’s always “respected the idea of marriage” and being married to Emily still feels unreal.

He continued: “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.

I will say it’s tough. 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.”

Despite being a happy family, John admits that fatherhood can be “unbelievably hard” at times.

“One of the things I found so interesting is it felt like there was this idea before we had kids, every time you’d talk to your friends, you ask them what it’s like and the sort of standard answer, 99 percent of the time is, ‘It’s amazing! You’re going to love it! It’s really special!’ Which it is!

All those things are true. But no one says that it’s tough and no one says that it’s hard and no one says that they’re scared.

I had one friend who actually had a baby while we were shooting a movie together and I remember saying to him, like, ‘Oh, man! How is it being a dad?’ And he said, ‘It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me and it’s so unbelievably hard.'”

Elvis Michael

Elvis is a featured writer for Morning Ticker, where this post originally appeared.

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