I want to take you back to a magical time called the early 2000s and a little site called MySpace. MySpace was a mess of graphic nonsense where we were given far too much authority over our own design options and everything was sparkly and stupid. But it was also a place where celebrities could write proper blogs just for us—with more than 140 characters and everything!
My favorite blogs came courtesy of then-married couple Jenna Fischer and James Gunn. They would write about their lives and each other and just seemed like they liked each other quite a bit. Their divorce announcement in 2007 came as a shock to those of us who followed them regularly.
In the rare case of celebrities splitting up telling the world they remain friends, these two actually did. This may be because they were genuinely better off as friends. On Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend, Gunn described their marriage saying, “I think in some ways we misinterpreted a really close bond.” And they’re still close today.
First, here is how Jenna proved herself as legitimate when she finally got a Twitter account:
@JamesGunn Yes! It's really me. To prove it: You gave me the ice cream dishes in the divorce.— Jenna Fischer (@jennafischer) February 10, 2012
He only made the movie Super thanks to Jenna’s encouragement:
About two years ago my ex-wife, Jenna Fischer, called me up and said “What are you doing with Super? That’s my favorite script of yours and I want you to tell that story.” I said, “My manager doesn’t want me to do it, I don’t have the financing anymore, I can’t think of anybody would could play Frank, it’s an esoteric film, a really weird film, and I don’t know how to do it.” She said, “Have you thought of Rainn for the role?” I’d known Rainn for five years and right away I was like wow, that fits, and I could see him playing that character.
They don’t shy away from pre-divorce Instagram pics:
They talk about ice cream.
@jennafischer You’re ruining everything.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 5, 2016
They support each other’s work.
Including Jenna’s work with her current husband.
You guys can watch @jennafischer & Lee Kirk's awesome movie The Giant Mechanical Man NOW on Time Warner On Demand. I love this movie!— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) April 21, 2012
They mail each other their shared hometown’s
disgusting, icky, blecchles pizza.
They wish each other happy birthday adorably.
Happy Birthday to one of the greatest women I know & one of the most important people in my life, @jennafischer!— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 7, 2014
They keep up to date on dog poop and correspondence.
They buy each other ridiculous art.
Thank you for being (former) relationship goals, James and Jenna.