A while back, I put together a list of couples who had at some point switched places on the celebrity totem pole. It’s not entirely uncommon. When Chris Pratt married Ana Farris, he would get bummed by all the dudes hitting on her and ignoring him. When Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt (RIP) got together, her career had a slight head start. Maybe my favorite of these couples, though, is John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.
To start with, individually, they seem like awesome people. Together, they’re at the top of the list of couples you want at your fantasy night of dinner parties and board games. This is the couple, after all, who created Jimmy Fallon and Spike TV’s lip sync battles. (It’s like their own personal party game at home.)
But while they do seem totally perfectly matched, they’ve done more than their fair share of celebrity flip-flopping. When the two got married in 2010, Krasinski was still at or at least near the top of many of our freebie lists. The Office was between seasons 6 or 7, a bit past its prime but still a great show.
Emily Blunt — as talented and awesome and gorgeous as she surely was— was not the star Krasinski was at the time. It had been nearly half a decade since The Devil Wears Prada. She made a decent indie movie with Amy Adams that no one saw, and she’d just played the titular queen in The Young Victoria. So she wasn’t unknown, but she was nowhere close to an A-list heartthrob.
It wasn’t until 2014 that Edge of Tomorrow came out and we all realized Emily Blunt was the woman of our collective dreams.
And by following that up closely with Into the Woods, she was launched into blockbuster-level promotional press tours. Suddenly she was everywhere (while we were in our bunks).
None of this is to say that either person’s level of fame made them better or worse or above or below the other. It is simply a precursor to the new information that Krasinski, who we know and love for looking like this:
Has suddenly reached the same hamana hamana hamana levels of hotness as his uber-hamana wife. Are you prepared? I recommend you find a private place, and maybe some sort of mouth guard or tarp to keep drool off your computer or phone. Because this is what John Krasinski looks like now:
Oh hello arms!
… And other stuff, too.
Holy crap, WHAT IS GOING ON?
Apparently this is all for an upcoming movie, and he got this new body (new version of same body, I suppose) in FOUR MONTHS.
Now how the hell are we supposed to know who to be jealous of in this relationship?