How Did Stanley Tucci Meet His Wife?

Stanley Tucci is one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors, a former model and dramatic star who has a major flair for comedy. Tucci has been active in the entertainment industry since the ’80s, and over the years, he has been honored with a host of awards and honors.

Felicity Blunt and Stanley Tucci smiling
Felicity Blunt and Stanley Tucci | David M. Benett/Getty Images for Paul Smith

These days, Tucci is more popular than ever before, working on a variety of new projects, including books and shows that highlight his love for food and cooking. Fans love hearing about Tucci’s personal life, and in particular, the sweet way that he met his current wife, who is a very accomplished personality in her own right. 

Stanley Tucci met his wife at his co-star’s wedding

In 2006, Stanley Tucci appeared in the film The Devil Wears Prada. The movie featured Tucci, Anne Hathaway, and Meryl Streep, and not long after it was released, the film became a classic with fans of all ages.

Not only did Meryl Streep earn an Oscar nomination for her work in the movie, but it introduced Tucci to Emily Blunt, one of his co-stars in the film and someone who would prove to be very important in his life.

In 2010, four years after The Devil Wears Prada was released, Tucci attended the wedding of Emily Blunt and her longtime boyfriend, John Krasinski. It was at their wedding when Tucci met Blunt’s sister, Felicity Blunt.

According to Biography, Tucci and Felicity Blunt hit it off right away and dated for two years before getting married in 2012. In the years since their wedding, Tucci and Blunt have welcomed two children.

What does Felicity Blunt do?

Felicity Blunt might not be as well-known as her sister, but she’s earned her own place as an accomplished woman. According to Oprah Daily, Blunt has worked as a literary agent since 2005, training as a barrister before moving onto the publishing world. Blunt detailed in her bio:

“I love thrillers, suspense crime, historical and literary fiction. I’m open to outstanding YA or futuristic fiction or that which imagines alternative histories. What I want is to feel passionate about the narrative and believe absolutely in the world an author has crafted.”

A huge pop culture fan, Blunt has posted on Twitter about her love for TV shows like Veronica Mars. She was thrust into the spotlight after she started dating Tucci in 2010, and in the years since, the couple has worked on several projects together, including Tucci’s cooking and cocktail videos, which he shares on his Instagram account. 

Stanley Tucci has admitted that he’s still grieving his first wife’s death

Felicity Blunt isn’t Stanley Tucci’s first wife. The actor was previously married to Kathryn “Kate” Spath-Tucci from 1985 until her death from breast cancer in 2009. Tucci was newly widowed when he met Blunt, and there’s no doubt that adapting to a new romantic relationship was a bit of a challenge for the veteran actor.

Although Tucci is happily married, he has opened up about how he still grieves his first wife, with whom he shares three children. In an early 2021 interview, Tucci opened up about how he still thinks of her often:

“You never stop grieving. It’s still hard after 11 years. It’s still hard. And it will always be hard … she would never want any of us to sort of, to wallow in that grief and let it take over our lives. She would never want that. She wasn’t like that.”

Ultimately, Tucci’s openness about his battle with guilt, grief, and eventual happiness is likely eye-opening for many fans.

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