John Krasinski Responds After Amy Schumer Reveals Her Thoughts About His “Pretend” Marriage “For Publicity”

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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski have an enviable marriage. They seem completely in love, and they have two perfect children. What more could they want? Well, perhaps they could want the world to accept their marriage for what it is – true love.

That doesn’t sound like too much to ask, but some people (cough, Amy Schumer, cough) are skeptical. The actress took to Instagram over the weekend and called Blunt and Krasinski’s marriage “pretend.” Her exact words were “I’ve said for a long time I think John and Emily have a pretend marriage for publicity.”

We’ve heard of couples dating for publicity and perhaps even getting married, but we don’t think any couple would stay married for over 10 years for publicity. That would be simply sad.

Instead of ignoring Schumer’s comment, Krasinski saw it and responded. He wrote, “Thank you Amy!…for blowing up our whole marriage spot.”

You might wonder how the topic of Krasinski and Blunt’s marriage even came up. Schumer watched their new movie, “A Quiet Place 2,” and she really enjoyed it. She recommended that everyone watch it even though she believes Blunt (who acts in the movie) and Krasinski (who directed and co-wrote the movie) are married for publicity.

This isn’t the first time Blunt and Krasinski have worked together. They collaborated on “A Quiet Place” as well. Krasinski told the NZ Herald that he was nervous to work with his wife at first, but it turned out to be a great experience. He explained, “Everybody was wondering how it would go working with your spouse and so were we, we were very excited to see how that would go and by excited, I mean terrified. On the first movie, I found the best collaborator of my entire life. She’s not only the best actress but she’s someone who puts everyone at ease because she’s so unbelievably prepared, unbelievably professional and cares so deeply about the entire process, the whole system, so it was almost like she was a producer on the movie. There were days when she wasn’t shooting, and she’d still come to set and she’d still see the shots and cheer us on. She is without a doubt, not only the best actress I have or will work with, but she’s the greatest collaborator I’ve ever had.”

Wow. It sounds like their marriage not only survived working together but was actually strengthened by the experience.

Why do you think Schumer thinks Blunt and Krasinski have a “pretend” marriage for publicity?