They’ve been married for over eight years, but the perfect relationship that Emily Blunt and John Krasinski seem to have didn’t happen overnight; it took work. And we of course want to take it all the way back to the beginning to let you all know how exactly this lovely pair found their way into each other’s arms.

While the Quiet Place director, 39, was in the middle of his hugely successful NBC show The Office, and while the Mary Poppins Returns star, 36, was slowly landing onto everyone’s mainstream radar, especially after her performance in The Devil Wears Prada, neither probably expected that in just a short time they would cross paths and fall completely head-over-heels for each other, but that’s exactly what occurred — and quite quickly!

Today the couple is extremely strong, have two kids and have even starred in a film together. “I’ve always been [her] biggest fan, but not until you’re in the room when she does what she does do you know why she’s so phenomenal,” the Jack Ryan star once raved of his wife. “She’s unbelievable!”

Scroll on down below to see Emily and John’s relationship timeline!