Stanley Tucci was “scared” of age difference with Felicity Blunt

Stanley Tucci’s relationship with wife Felicity Blunt almost ended before it even began. In a July interview with BBC Radio 4’s “Desert Island Discs”, Tucci opened up about his marriage to Emily Blunt’s sister, revealing they tried to break things off because of the age difference. . The Devil Wears Prada actor is 62, 21 years older than his wife.

Tucci said, “I was afraid of getting into a relationship and kept trying to break it.” “I’m 21 years older than him and I didn’t want to feel old all my life! But I knew this was an incredibly special person.”

It wasn’t just his age that was bothering Tucci. He was still reeling from the loss of his first wife, Kate Tucci, who died of breast cancer in 2009, when he became engaged to Felicity in 2010. The two connected at Emily’s wedding to John Krasinski, but it took the actor some time to allow himself to fall in love again.

Ultimately, he realized that his connection with Felicity was too strong to ignore, and the couple married in 2012. Tucci said, “It’s been pretty incredible for Felicity to play a widower and three kids who just lost their mother.” “It’s a big deal, even at a very young age. If anyone has made things better for all of us, it’s him. He’s the one.”

Tucci then chose “A Foggy Day (In London Town)” to play in the show, as it is the song to which he and Felicity shared their first dance at their wedding. He honored Kate by introducing “What a Wonderful World”, which she requested be played at her memorial. He added, “I love that she chose this song because that’s how she saw the world.” “She was always, always upbeat, always looking at things in a positive way no matter what was happening.”

When Felicity and Tucci married, the literary agent took on the role of stepmother to 23-year-old Isabel and Nicolo and 21-year-old Camilla. Since then, the couple has welcomed two children together: Matteo Olivera, 8, and Emilia Giovanna, 5.