Kumail Nanjiani tears up recalling the moment he decided to marry Emily Gordon

Turns out, the two hadn't planned on getting married as soon as they did

Entertainment Desk February 15, 2020
Photo: Instagram/Kumailn

Pakistani-American actor Kumail Nanjiani recently opened up about her relationship with wife Emily V. Gordon with Christiane Amanpour, and was almost reduced to tears.

The star who will be seen in the upcoming Marvel film The Eternals, has been married to Emily since 2007, and in the recent interview, the two sat down with Christiane to talk about their new project, Little America. 


"It was an extraordinary thing. You met, and then you (Emily) were immediately diagnosed with a very serious condition and you (Kumail) obviously stood by her. Were you planning to get married before the coma happened?" questioned Christiane, referencing Emily's eight-day medically induced coma after which the two got married.

Turns out, they hadn't planned it the way it panned out! "I went into the hospital with a very casual boyfriend," exclaimed Emily, with Kumail chiming in how two months after the coma they were married.

"No, we had not really talked about anything serious, but I do remember thinking, you know... I'm getting emotional," said Kumail, almost tearing up as he recalled that time in their lives.


"I was like, if she comes out of this, we're going to get married. I remember thinking that," he continued, almost making his wife cry as well - she could barely hold her emotions back.

Talk about a marriage for ages!

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