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John Krasinski Has Some Awesome Date-Night Advice

Can we get a collective "awww" for how much this celeb dad loves his daughters...and his wife!

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Judging from his recent comments to People magazine about being a dad of two, actor John Krasinski loves parenthood. That being said, the 13 Hours star still makes being a husband to his adorable actress wife, Emily Blunt, a priority.

"If we aren't working, we're at home with the kids," Krasinski said about his newborn daughter Violet and toddler Hazel. "We raise our kids, and we're very important and present in our kids' lives." But the star added, "At the end of the day, it's important to preserve your relationship."

I'm impressed, John. Because as a mom of three, it took me years to figure that out. Honestly, for the first several years after my kids were born, I just wanted to be home with them. Trust issues? Is it that obvious?

But recently I've begun to realize I need more time away, to be a person and a wife. My husband needs that time, too, obviously. I'm glad he waited for me to feel comfortable, though. I think he kinda loves me.

And John Krasinski loves his lady, too. "It's really fun because I have an amazing wife who also will go out on dates on me," the too-cute star dad says. "We do one date a week at least where it's just us."

According to Krasinski, date night doesn't have to be anything fancy. What? No four-star restaurant? C'mon, John, let us average moms dream that celeb couples enjoy glamorous date nights with star friends like Matt Damon and George Clooney...

But sometimes, Krasinski says, it's just a simple dinner together, and no baby talk. Goo-goo gah-gah is okay, but he advises to try not to just chat about the kids the entire time.

Um, is 80 percent of the time okay? Anyway, John and Emily, your relationship is aspirational!

How often do you make time for date night with your spouse?

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.