John Krasinski took to Twitter himself this afternoon to announce that his wife, Emily Blunt, had given birth to the couple’s daughter, Hazel. Krasinski says that they are “incredibly happy” with their new addition and it appears that all members of the growing family are doing well. The famous duo first announced that they were expecting back in September.
In December a lavish baby shower was thrown for the expectant Blunt at a private Los Angeles home, with many famous faces attending the big even,t including the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Kristen Bell. A source that same month revealed that Blunt was extremely excited to have her baby and that she had been having a bit of a difficult time because she and Krasinski had both been traveling for work during her pregnancy. The source added that Krasinski has been incredibly supportive throughout the pregnancy and that he would make a great father. The couple were reportedly working hard to complete the nursery and baby-proof their home in preparation for their daughter during that time as well.
During her pregnancy Blunt was hard at work with little Hazel on board, filming the yet-to-be-released Disney musical Into the Woods and a sci-fi movie The Edge of Tomorrow in which she co-stars with Tom Cruise. She is also preparing to begin work on the upcoming film Sister, a psychological thriller based on a Rosamond Lupton novel. Krasinski has been contributing to an untitled Cameron Crowe drama and doing voice work for The Prophet, an animated production based on the famous work by Kahlil Gibran.
Krasinski and Blunt first began their celebrity romance back in 2008, shortly after Blunt’s three-year relationship with singer/songwriter Michael Buble came to an end. They didn’t officially confirm their relationship to the public until they became engaged in 2009, and Blunt showed off the $100,000 platinum and diamond ring that Krasinski came through with. They eventually married in a private ceremony in Como, Italy in 2010. The now 30-year-old Blunt and 34-year-old Krasinski had both expressed the couple’s desire to one day have children right from the start, but were reportedly waiting for the time to be just right to begin adding to their family. From the jubilant announcement made today it would appear that the timing was just right for Blunt and Krasinski to welcome their baby girl.
The two are notorious lovebirds, sparking many to believe that The Office star and his British bride have the kind of true connection often deemed lacking in Hollywood relationships. Their more traditional path to marriage and a family supports that notion as well. Krasinski has famously stated that he was certain that he was going to fall in love with Blunt from the first time they met. Blunt has said that being married to Krasinski is “a blast” and that she is grateful that they are always able to talk and confide in one another.
Celebrities and fans from around the world are offering their congratulations to the happy couple today as they welcome their first child, a baby girl they’ve named Hazel.
By Michele Wessel