Star: Emily Blunt ‘refuses’ to get pregnant, John Krasinski is ‘desperate for a child’

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt’s three-year wedding anniversary is coming up in July. Can you believe they’ve been together that long? They had a quick courtship and engagement, and it seemed like everything fell into place for them. Since then, they’ve traveled around the world for work and they’ve managed to balance two active careers with their marriage intact. They’re also one of the most popular married couples in Hollywood – they have a wide spectrum of friends, and it feels like they’re always vacationing and hanging out with different big celebrity friends. John and Emily just seem like fun, cool people, so it makes sense.

But after three years of marriage and the consideration of their ages – he’s 33 and she’s 30 – I guess people are starting to tap their watches and mutter things about biological clocks. For what it’s worth, I think Krasinski seems like he really wants kids and he’s wanted them for a while. But Emily has always seemed at best ambivalent and at worst hostile to the idea of getting pregnant. While that’s her choice – of course – I do wonder if John and Emily really discussed their family plans before they even got married, you know? Because it seems like they’ve never been on the same page about that one issue. Well, now the inevitable tabloid stories have begun:

John Krasinski won’t be on diaper duty anytime soon – because his wife, Emily Blunt, refuses to get pregnant! While Emily, 30, and John, 33, seem to be the picture of Hollywood bliss, sources say they’re at odds over starting a family.

“John is desperate for a child,” a source tells Star. “But Emily is afraid. Her mom had a very difficult pregnancy and she’s convinced she’ll have the same.”

But all hope is not lost: friends say they might adopt next year.

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

Adoption would be great. If she’s freaked out about pregnancy but she’s open to the idea of motherhood in general, it seems like adoption is the best solution. I also wonder if Emily and John have struggled with fertility issues. Not that it’s any of my business, of course, and not that she has to discuss any of this publicly. Though in interviews, Emily never made it sound like they were really trying to have a baby or anything. So maybe she’s simply freaked out about pregnancy, which I personally can understand. Adoption it is. I hope it happens for them.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Suze says:

    Probably none of this is true.

    I always liked both of them: I like them as a couple and I’ve liked their work. Hope whatever they decided to do works out for them.

    • Ailine says:

      Yes. I agree and I think it’s rude to speculate about people’s reproductive choices.

    • glimpse says:

      She doesn’t want to lose her perfect figure, that’s it.

      • gefeylich says:

        And so what if she doesn’t want to “ruin her figure?” It’s her life and her body. Not every woman is cut out to be a mother (unfortunately that doesn’t stop a lot of them, ie all the Teen Moms), nor should she be forced into it because of some stupid tabloid report or public opinion.

        As the person up thread said, probably none of this is true anyway.

    • daisieb says:

      They live a very low key life by Hollywood standards…Scandal free. They married quickly,and not because there was a child on the way, which seems so rare these days. She is 30!!! It seems that very few professional women who aren’t in show business start families before the age of 35. They are very, very young, devoted and drama free. Emily’s movie Salmon Fishing In The Yemen is one of my favorites.

    • Becky1 says:

      What a stupid tabloid story. It’s no one’s business to begin with, but the fact that she’s only 30 and they’ve only been married for 3 years makes the discussion particularly absurd. Maybe they want to spend some time together as a couple before having kids, maybe she’s having fertility issues, maybe they’ve decided not to have kids, etc. People need to mind their own business. It’s annoying that there’s so much emphasis on following the life script in this country.

      Can you tell this is a touchy subject for me LOL?

      • Nina W says:

        It’s ridiculous to assume people have to have children because they marry, it’s fine if people want that but it’s also fine to choose to be child free.

      • sparrot says:

        Not sure who my phone actually let me reply to, but…yes x 100000! I’m spending the weekend with my in-laws and am particularly annoyed at just how much I’m judged on the”output” of my lady parts. My MIL actually asked, point-blank, if there wasn’t “just a pill I could take” to magically make me a baby machine (and I do not ant mean to imply that you’re either a “machine” or “barren”…just emphasizing how my ILs make me feel. ) Important to note: I’ve never, ever had any desire to be such a thing. Nothing at all against people who want to be parents, but I don’t. And I really resent having to “clean up the truth” for my ILs. This is my own problem, so thanks for letting me vent! :)

  2. RocketMerry says:

    I just hope they can work this out. I like them together, and for what’s worth I really like the idea of them being parents.
    They seem like they would do some great parenting.

  3. Mia 4S says:

    Good Lord she’s 30, not 58! As long as she would be open to adoption there is absolutely no reason she MUST get pregnant now! On the other hand, if he’s the one who wants a child right this second, then he should be the one to put his career on hold to care for it. That’s only fair.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Seriously. That was my first thought as well.

      On another note, I REALLY wish she’d go back to brunette! The blonde looks awful on her.

    • Bijlee says:

      He probably will. He has less going on then she does. Emily always gets more work than him. Ever since the office finished he really hasn’t done much. John’s adorable, but not as in demand as one might think. He’ll do some Jimmy Kimmel videos and some other comedy sketches but that’s it. And Emily is typically the lead in indie roles or big productions while John is more often a side character. She’s considered one of the next Meryl Streeps, he’s just that guy from the office.

      • Meaghan says:

        I had to imdb her, because I couldn’t think of anything she was in. And based on her portfolio I have a hard time believing she will be the next Meryl Streep. I’ve seen a few of her movies and wound’t have known it was her without having to google it.

      • Bijlee says:

        @meaghan I’ve always seen Emily as the more serious actor of the two and she has been considered by many on here and in her industry as being exceptionally talented. Even Meryl Streep made it a point to single out Emily and her abilities in the Devil Wears Prada. I think her projects have been pretty well picked. I guess I’m biased because I’ve enjoyed her in her films. Either way Emily gets more serious work than John and he seems pretty supportive of his wife.

      • Meaghan says:

        @Bijlee I don’t think she is a bad actress at all, I have seen quite a few movies she has been in. Maybe I’m biased because I love John Krasinski, but in comparison I think his body of work is more remarkable then hers. He has done plenty more then just the office.

        Check out some of his movies, he is a really great actor! But he actually went to Brown for screenwriting, and got honors. He wrote, produced and acted in The Promised Land. It was a pretty wonderful movie! And I’m willing to bet he’s been quiet lately, acting wise, because he is probably writing his next project (fingers crossed) So I definitely disagree with people thinking the highlight of his career was The Office, as much as I loved his role of Jim.

        Back to Emily, I highly doubt she will ever become the next Meryl Streep. And I mean this not in a ‘she sucks’ way but more of a Meryl Streep is a goddess way.

      • Bijlee says:

        @meaghan lol I adore John. He was my high school crush. I bought David foster Wallace novels because of him, I was going to marry that man until Emily blunt came along. I watched that awful film something borrowed just for him and he was beyond adorable in that role. I haven’t seen him in the promised land, but for the most part I find he plays characters pretty similarly.

        Doesn’t matter I still watch his movies because he has charisma. Of his films I can think of only two very serious projects besides promised land and those are brief interviews of hideous men and away we go. I think he’s a good actor (a very charming comedic actor) but he has a niche. I think Emily is more versatile then him.

        And yeah the comparisons to Meryl Streep are excessive. JLaw gets those all the time and I certainly don’t think she’s the next meryl Streep. As do a bunch of other actresses. I’m just really biased towards Emily and will use it in her favor. I’ll probably scoff at others lol.

      • Lucy2 says:

        Considering the Office just finished a month or so ago, I’m guessing he’s enjoying a little time off after 9 seasons plus movies. I think he’s going to get plenty of work.
        Emily does have a very good career, but I don’t think anyone should be considered the next Meryl. I like rhe types of roles she is choosing though.

      • Shannon1972 says:

        I read that he’s writing a movie with Matt Damon. Actually, I’m pretty sure I saw them do an interview together, so I don’t think he’s sitting around as much as one many think. He’s writing with some pretty heavy Hollywood hitters now.

      • Jane says:

        The film John wrote with Matt Damon has already been released (Promised Land). John said recently he’s currently writing two scripts solo.

    • OutstandingWorldCitizen says:

      They are a beautiful couple. I think this story as you Brits say is “absolute rubbish.” They are still newlyweds I think. Enough of this. I’m commenting mainly because I like them both. AND as mentioned they are low key not attention slores.

  4. Manny says:

    They are a really cute couple! I just hope they’ll think a lot about adoption, it’s hard and such an important choice.

  5. Buckwild says:

    Emily, don’t mess with your face or lose any more weight, you were most beautiful before all that.

  6. boredbrit says:

    Aww, he’d make such a lovely Dad!

  7. I have this exact same issue with my husband at the moment. It’s so complicated. All he’s ever wanted is a family and I do want to give him that. But I’m so phobic of pain, hospitals, injections, blood tests etc- I’m not sure if I’ll ever feel ready to go through all that. Also, it sounds awful but I know he will love the baby more than he loves me and I’m not sure I could stand that. I’m 28 and I’ve been married for 2 years so its starting to become an issue. I feel really stuck, so I can sympathise with Emily.

    • Ailine says:

      It’s not insurmountable. If other women can do it, so can you. Just take one thing at a time and don’t worry about things you can’t control. Certainly not worth stressing a good relationship over.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Warning: unsolicited and presumptuous advice to follow: It sounds as though you just aren’t ready to be a mother, and I don’t think you should have a baby until you are a little older just to please another person. People change and grow so much between 28 and 35 or so. I’m not saying you are immature, just young. Your marriage is young as well. Maybe if you have an honest talk with your husband and tell him you want to work on these phobias for a time, he will understand. I also think you should have some counseling about your fear that your husband will love the baby more than he loves you, rather than the baby creating a bond between you because you both love it so much. Maybe try to discover what is at the root of that fear. The worst thing you could do for yourself, your baby or your marriage would be to have a child you dont want and for which you aren’t emotionally prepared. I hope you eventually work everything out. Good luck to you.

    • Dani says:

      I don’t think your husband is going to love the baby more than he loves you. I’m pregnant with our first and my husband is OBSESSED with with our baby but it’s completely different from the love he has for me. In a way I feel like it’s actually made him even more loving towards me, because it’s something he’s wanted for so long. I would wait until you’re ready, but all the hospital crap is so so worth it.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      @Glitter: those are all normal fears, believe it or not. You’re just not ready yet. My best friend had all those fears and one morning she woke up and said “OK, let’s give it a try.” She now has three beautiful children who she loves beyond all belief and a husband who adores their children AND her.

      • Bless you girls. All of you. I truly appreciate your kind words and advice. As a long time visitor to this site (albeit one that never really comments on the stories) one of the things that makes this site so special is that even though the comments about celebs are hilariously bitchy, there is always so much camaraderie and genuine supportiveness towards other commenters. I really appreciate your advice and not shooting me down in flames for my admittedly immature and selfish comments. I’ve recently become an Aunty, and spending time with my little niece is helping a lot towards overcoming these fears. Perhaps there will be hope for me yet! But I totally agree with the comment that every child should be wanted and I’ll make damn sure mine are if I have them! Thank you all, seriously xxx

    • Nina W says:

      It’s okay to be afraid and it’s okay to think about what is best for you as an individual, not just as a wife and potential mother. As another anonymous voice, I believe it is so important for parents to want to be parents and for parenthood to be a conscious choice. Every child should be a wanted child.

  8. Barrett says:

    This could all be made up as a story. Also as a person who works in healthcare and deals with fertility and infertility, it is none of the worlds business unless they make it so. They are still young and its between them!

  9. embertine says:

    Not that I believe this story for a second, but do people really not discuss the most fundamental decision they will ever make before they get married?

    • Trek Girl says:

      Yeah, so many couples don’t talk about this. It seems they rarely talk about the things that actually matter. They just go on their feelings for each other, which is really dumb.

      Some people lie, though. When they’re dating they say things that lead the other person to think they want children, but once the marriage license is signed it’s, “Oh, I don’t know if I want children. You know, because of my career and yada yada yada.” It can work the other way as well; they said they didn’t want children, but then they “change their mind” after the commitment.

  10. Kate says:

    I think they’re cute together, but I remember wondering if this would be an issue for them. He seems very pro-kids, and, while she definitely doesn’t seem anti-kids, she also has a career to think about. Good parts are few and far between, and I could see her perhaps putting off getting pregnant to do some good movies. I wonder if they discussed all of this before getting married. He always seemed like he was so surprised that she wanted to be with him, maybe he didn’t want to push the issue before they actually got married.

  11. Miller says:

    Am I the only one who gets a bad vibe from her? She comes off as really frigid and snooty. I just don’t find her likable at all. John seems like such an easygoing and all over great guy and not as much into the Hollywood scene as she is- I really don’t get how they work together as a couple. I know she comes off as somewhat charming in interviews but I don’t know…I just get a really shady vibe from her. And on top of that, her with children? Seriously? I don’t see that meshing too well. Maybe I’m wrong but this couple just doesn’t make sense to me. At all. And not in a cute, unconventional way but rather a “what the hell is he thinking?” kind of way.

    • Oops says:

      You’re not alone, I have the same impression, it’ stupid because I don’t know her because I think something is wrong with her and I agree this couple has no sense.

    • Katie says:

      For what it’s worth, he also got a rep for being too big for his britches right around the time Leatherheads came out. And then that movie tanked and I think he calmed down. I think he’s finding out just how one note of an actor he really is.

      I can understand why you’d think she was an ice queen, but I’ve never heard anything bad about her. I think she’s gorgeous but kind of boring so I don’t follow her press too closely. I love that Stanley Tucci is her brother-in-law, though.

      • Kate says:

        Ooh, I hadn’t heard this, but I can totally see this happening. It makes sense, almost — getting cast in a movie with George Clooney and Renee Zellweger (fresh off her Oscar, I think) probably does things to the ego. Interesting.

        I tried watching Leatherheads years ago (a few months after it came out) and couldn’t finish it.

    • Miller says:

      When he was in college John used to babysit my friend and to this day he still keeps in contact with my dad. I also have met people who have worked with her and they all say the same thing: she’s cold and difficult and a pill. I hope this doesn’t offend anyone, but when I lived in England, I originally though that English women were cold but it turns out they’re use more reserved (sorry for making such sweeping generalizations but still…) but it honestly seems like she lives up to what the people I know are saying about her.

      • bluhare says:

        I’m English and I’m not offended. :) I’ve lived in the US a long time, and US culture is much more open than the English culture I remember. Although I was just over there the only cold snobby people I encountered were government workers on the tube or train. Seriously. They were the worst. Everyone else was wonderful, including the hotel staffer who offered to go to my husband’s favourite football club’s shop for us to get him a shirt!! Thank you Nicola!

    • Erinn says:

      I’m with you. I can’t warm up to her AT ALL. I find her icy, uninteresting, and she just looks like she’d be mean. She could be incredibly nice for all I know, but she just has a certain vibe that I can’t like.

    • Bobbiesue says:

      Yeah, not impressed with her vibe. English women can be ribald and hilarious like anyone; she just doesn’t seem to have a fantastic energy to her. A B- version of Kate W. And acting? meh.

    • bob says:

      Watch the Graham Norton where she’s on with Russell Brand, he properly juggles that stick up her arse. It’s hysterical.

    • Janet says:

      Not at all. She comes across as very snotty and bitchy to me.

      I wonder if this could turn into another Pitt-Aniston mess?

  12. mkyarwood says:

    I hope they adopt! If I had the resources/job that could get through all the red tape, I would definitely choose adoption the second time around. My first pregnancy was hell.

  13. Elle says:

    There’s so much pressure on women to reproduce. I’m pro adoption. All those children in the world desperate to grow up in a loving family. Its a shame so many people are hung up on genes.

    I love John and Emily. They both seem like really fun people. I doubt this story is true.

    • Lea says:

      Coming from an adopted person;it’s not just being hung up on genes, adoption is a really complicated thing as someone said above.It takes a lot ofstrenght and courage to welcome someone else’s child… I wish people realized adoption in reality isn’t Hollywood style a’ la Brangelina & Madonna.

      • mkyarwood says:

        I think we have to start looking at children, especially those in the system as all of our children, not just somebody else’s. A new perspective would really help with those difficult transitions. I am not fully adopted, but was ‘adopted’ legally by my stepfather when I was 9, and if I ever find a way to have enough/be considered good enough to adopt, I’m doing it.

      • Elle says:

        @Lea. My comment was not made lightly, I didn’t even consider the Hollywood type of adoption.I used to work in Social Services in the UK. I’m fully aware of the adoption process and how difficult it can be. If someone is committed to bringing up a child, then the effort is surely worth it? It takes seconds to conceive a child, it takes a lifetime of love and commitment to raise a child.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:


        Can you give me any tips or advice? When I get out on my own, get a good five or (likely) more years on my age, I want to adopt kids, older kids (I was thinking ages 8-12), and I want to adopt siblings. I’ve been researching, and I found this site called….they make it seem pretty easy and cheap, especially if you adopt from foster care and not babies. But I went on their facebook page and a few people were saying that some of their requirements for adopting were ridiculous.

        So any hints?

      • Elle says:

        Hi Virgila,

        Sorry I can’t advice you about Whoever you choose to go with, make sure you have researched them thoroughly, be careful, there are some people out there praying on vulnerable people desperate for children. I worked for the local council a few years ago, their rules are very strict. Check out recommended independent agencies. The British Association for Adoption & Fostering is a good source. Good Luck.

    • Marigold says:

      The effort is absolutely worth it but are you going to write the check? The biggest obstacle with people who want to adopt isn’t whether they want it bad enough. It’s whether or not they can afford it. I speak from almost first hand experience (I have an adopted sister that was adopted when I was an adult). Also, hold your tongue on how long it takes to conceive a child. For some couples, it takes YEARS, not seconds.

      • mkyarwood says:

        This is where we are. I cannot physically have any more children (and I am relieved, TBH), but my husband and I would like to be loving parents to a child who needs a real family, and my daughter is desperate to be a sister (as are our cats). Just having pets discounts us. Being in the lower middle class discounts us, regardless of our flawless career records. Having some clutter in the kitchen on a house visit would discount us. We are working with a few agencies here in Canada, but unless we can find a way to make 30-40k more a year, they don’t think we’re good enough.

  14. missmerry says:

    “For what it’s worth, I think Krasinski seems like he really wants kids and he’s wanted them for a while. But Emily has always seemed at best ambivalent and at worst hostile to the idea of getting pregnant.”

    what would make you say this? previous interviews from the people themselves?

    or did you just make it up?

    • mom2two says:

      Maybe I missed a couple of interviews with both of them, but I don’t remember them ever really discussing their parenthood plans.
      They are one of my favorite couples and I hope this article isn’t true. I’d like to think that they discussed what they felt about being parents before marrying.
      I know she has been pretty steady working in films and I can see why maybe having a child right now might be giving her pause, for fear of slowing the career down. However, actresses like Amy Adams, Penelope Cruz and Reese Witherspoon have been able to keep their careers going after having children, so I see no reason why Emily couldn’t.
      It could just be that they are not ready to be parents yet and both of them are young enough that they don’t have to right now. I don’t think they owe the public to discuss their feelings on children and what their plans are. I wish tabloids were not so baby bump obsessed.

  15. Miss Kiki says:

    I really like these 2 as a couple, it obviously has nothing to do with John being a stone cold fox!

  16. Katie says:

    Why do you think she’s ambivalent or hostile to the idea of getting pregnant? Because she’s not one of those stupid women who coos over every baby she comes across and considers it her life’s goal to breed? Maybe she’s the one who wants kids and John Krasinski isn’t in any hurry. Maybe neither of them are in any hurry to procreate because their courtship was so short or because they like it just being the two of them while they travel and enjoy their time together. Maybe they’re in the process of adopting a child, and they haven’t gone public because a) they’re in the beginning stages of the process, and b) it is none of your business. I love that despite it being 2013, if a woman doesn’t pop out a kid within a year of being married, she must be hostile to the idea of having children.

  17. LucyS says:

    Some couples are married for awhile before they have kids – it’s time they want to enjoy before the hectic life starts. My parents were married for four years before they had me, hubs and I were married for two years before we started even thinking about trying, then it took another year or so. We have friends who all waited for a few years too. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting to enjoy a few years with your spouse before you buckle down with kids. And with their lifestyle (the travel, the schedules, etc), they probably have to sit down and seriously figure out if they’re even in the same place long enough to start trying.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Yeah.. too often people use marriage as a stepping stone for having kids. My parents were married 8 years before they had my brother. They’ve now been married for almost 45 years. To this day, my mom credits those 8 years as a crucial aspect to the longevity of their marriage AND her ability to be a great mom to my brother and I.

      I wish more people took the approach of children being a by-product of a loving and happy marriage—meaning the marriage in and of itself is the key foundation–instead of viewing marriage as a means to procreate.

      • GiGi says:

        +Everything, TOK!

        While we did start a family right away, we’ve always maintained that our marriage is the #1 thiing in the family, because without our relationship there is no family unit. Our children (some bio some adopted) are the wonderful and amazing product of our relationship, not the other way around.

        Too many people use marriage when all they really wanted were kids. Just have the kids and don’t drag someone else into a marriage you don’t care about then! I was married before so I think that’s why I was so convicted about doing it right this time around.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        That’s awesome, Gigi.

        I don’t know why it’s such a “taboo” in our society to place a strong emphasis on nurturing a marriage. I do think that it’s changing with every subsequent generation, though-which is why the divorce rate has dropped exponentially.

      • Katie says:

        My Mom and Dad have a similar story. They were married 7 years before I came along and that was because they initially didn’t want children. And they stopped at one because they knew their limits. My parents will be married for 38 years this December, and they’ve been together since junior high.

      • Suze says:

        I agree wholeheartedly with all of you.

        There is sometimes this rush to the altar in Hollywood and in real life when marriage isn’t the true goal, children are. I sometimes think people don’t see beyond babies.

        If you believe in marrying for life, your spouse is going to be in your home longer than the kids are. Best to get a strong relationship brewing to get you through the inevitable ups and downs of life.

  18. lucy2 says:

    This sounds bogus.
    I’ve never heard her be hostile about having children – maybe she just doesn’t feel it’s an appropriate thing for a journalist to ask her, or maybe it’s not something she wants to discuss publicly. I don’t see any issue with that. Their family is their business.

  19. Lea says:

    @elle I’m sure you weren’t making it lightly, my statement was about people who overlook the diffiiculties of the adoption process; mostly because of the disinformation that we have and is displayed in adoptions like Madonna’s. I really admire people who make this choice.

  20. tmbg says:

    This is why I told my husband right up front when we were dating that I never wanted children. Fortunately he felt the same and hasn’t changed his mind either.

    I do think this is a bunk story though. I would actually believe something the Enquirer wrote over Star, and that’s not saying much.

  21. Lea says:

    @mkyarwood I applaud you for that and really hope you will succeed. I’d love to believe that we’re all society’s children but from my personal perspective the bond between biological parents and adopted child is really important and often adoptive parents struggle to deal with it. As I’ve learnt from other’s adoption experiences,we all look for our roots at some point in our lives, an adoptive parent needs to be able to understand and support it as painful as it seems. I truly respect whoever makes such a loving but difficult choice ;)

  22. AnnieC says:

    I really don’t care about either of them. And she looks older than he does. I don’t think they’re all that!

  23. ParisPucker says:

    THEY ARE SO CUTE TOGETHER! I do hope they end up having babies

  24. Meanchick says:

    IMHO, 3 years married is not long enough and if someone wants to wait, I’m all for it. Men want their beautiful wives/girlfriends to give them babies, but if/when that beautiful woman gets stretch marks, weight gain and doesn’t care so much about playing perfect for them, they lose interest. I still remember years ago after Alan Thicke’s young wife gave birth; he bought her workout equipment! She’d barely come home from the hospital! I don’t blame them for waiting!

  25. LittleMissy says:

    Is Emily Blunt really only 30?…..she just looks older

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