Blunt played Cupid, setting up Tucci and her sister, London-based literary agent Felicity Blunt, a couple years ago. The couple were married in 2012, and they are now overjoyed to announce that they are expecting their first child together.
“I’m very excited to be a dad. It’s incredible,” Tucci told Us Weekly at a charity event in New York City on Sunday. “I’m most excited to have a baby with Felicity and for the baby to be healthy… The sex is of no concern to me. The sex of the baby, that is,” he added, noting that Emily is sure to be a fantastic aunt to his child.
Tucci’s happiness warms our hearts, considering the actor undoubtedly faced some tough times after the death of his first wife, Kate, in 2009. “There’s all the blaming of yourself, which you can’t do, but you kind of do,” Tucci told NPR just months after Kate passed away following a battle with cancer. “And, I’m just — I’m mostly sad.”
After Tucci took some time to heal, Blunt stepped in. “Emily loved Stanley on the set of Devil and just thought they would hit if off, so she set them up,” a source told Us Weekly back in 2011, adding, “It hasn’t been easy for him getting into a new relationship, but Felicity is a very lovely person and very warm and comforting.”
Tucci’s baby will have at least one cool cousin close to its age to play with as they grow up. Emily and her husband, The Office‘s John Krasinski, welcomed their own bundle of joy in February of 2014. Krasinski took to Twitter to make the happy announcement. “Wanted to let the news out directly. Emily and I are so incredibly happy to welcome our daughter Hazel into the world today! Happy bday!” Blunt and Krasinski were married in 2010 in Lake Como, Italy.