At the end of 2008, the couple went on their first date, and in 2010 they got married.
Reflecting on their romance during a recent appearance on The late show with Stephen Colbert, Emily revealed a sweet detail about the date which was the first of many.
During a quick quiz, Stephen asked Emily if she had anything she really should throw away.
After thinking about it, the the devil wears Prada The actor replied that she has a “really horrible old royal blue velvet jacket” that she never wears, but is unable to throw away.
“I don’t wear it. I wore it on John and I’s first date and didn’t throw it away,” she said hesitantly.
The host replied that she was right to keep the garment, prompting Emily to repeat how awful it was.
“But it’s such an awful jacket!” He’s sitting there, and I’m like, “That’s a terrible jacket!” she said, adding that she had probably been “blind” to how bad she looked when she wore it in 2008.
Luckily, it seemed John wasn’t fazed by the dodgy jacket either, although Emily joked that he asked her never to wear it again.
“He just sent me a memo saying, ‘Don’t wear the jacket, and you’ll have another date,'” she joked.
Emily has already told the Hollywood journalist that she and John kept it very casual for their first date, and that she was the one who asked him out.
After agreeing, the two ended up eating pizza in his apartment – and I guess they say the rest is history.
The couple now share two daughters, Hazel and Violet, and choose to keep their family life fairly private.
That said, Emily opened up about her and John’s very first meeting, when he had dinner with their mutual friend, Justin Theroux.
“It’s kind of a sad, lame story,” she said Seth Meyers in 2018. “I was at the restaurant. He was at the restaurant. I was sitting with a mutual friend. It’s our romantic comedy. That’s it!”
“He just stood there and made me laugh,” she said, confirming that she knew “right away” it was him.
Ironically, Emily admitted that she didn’t know much about John’s career at the time, but was “sort of aware that he was vaguely recognizable” thanks to his role in Office.
“I was a big fan of the British Deskshe confessed, going on to say that she quickly “overwatched” the American version, featuring her husband-to-be.
And it looks like Emily and John’s daughters are starting to become fans of Office also, after John admitted that there had been a few confusion on his actual work following the iconic role.
Thanks to the fans who approached him on the street and told him they knew him from OfficeJohn explained on The late show earlier this month that his kids think he works a regular 9 to 5.
And knowing that their mother is a superstar actress has led the girls to assume that Emily’s decision to settle down with a regular guy was an act of “charity.”
“My kids thought she married me out of charity, like, ‘You’re so nice to marry an accountant! That’s so nice of you,'” he joked. don’t know what I’m doing.”