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Get to Know Carey Mulligan’s (Super-Famous/Super-Hot) Husband, Marcus Mumford

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Carey Mulligan is up for an Oscar for Promising Young Woman tonight, and surprise— she walked the red carpet with her husband, Marcus Mumford!!! In case you haven’t been paying attention to all things Mullford (yes, I just made up this couple moniker, please roll with it), these two have been married since 2012 and have two kids, Evelyn and Wilfred—I think we can all agree these children have perfect names. Anyway, Carey and Marcus tend to be pretty private so don’t feel too bad if you don’t know that much about him. Here’s a quick deep dive for ya…and also for me because their love story is incredibly sweet and I need an excuse to talk about it.

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He Crashed Her SNL Monologue

Carey hosted Saturday Night Live on April 11, and Marcus and his acoustic guitar went ahead and crashed her opening monologue—offering to be the musical guest despite no one asking, lol. I’ve watched this multiple times in a row for reasons related to being in love, and now you can too:

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Also, it goes without saying that Twitter couldn’t cope with this moment at all:

He’s in Mumford & Sons…Obviously

You probably already learned this in Introduction to Marcus 101, but he happens to be one-fourth of the Grammy Award-winning folk band Mumford & Sons, which has been performing as a group since 2007. Prepare to fall in love:

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Carey and Marcus Were Childhood Pen Pals

I mean…did I not say this was a cute story? According to a source who chatted with The Sun in an article iconically called“Mumford Is Mr. Write for Carey,”“Carey and Marcus began sending each other letters through their churches when they were kids. After becoming friends again, things got more serious earlier this year and romance blossomed.”

a man and a woman looking at the camera: The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - MusiCares Person Of The Year Honoring Bruce Springsteen - Backstage and Audience © Lester Cohen - Getty Images The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - MusiCares Person Of The Year Honoring Bruce Springsteen - Backstage and Audience

^Please give me a moment. I need to recover from this.

Jake Gyllenhaal Third-Wheeled Their First Date

Here’s the story: Carey and Jake went to a secret Mumford & Sons show in Nashville and ended up hanging out with the band—which is how Carey and Marcus reconnected post pen-pal-ship.“At the end of the night, there were just the musicians, Jake, Carey, and the Mumford boys,” a source told Us Weekly.“We had some pizza and just played music. Jake picked up a guitar and Carey joined in on‘Amazing Grace.’ Marcus and Carey seemed really friendly.” Five months later? They were engaged.

a man and a woman standing on a sidewalk: Celebrity Sightings In New York City - August 2, 2012 © Alo Ceballos - Getty Images Celebrity Sightings In New York City - August 2, 2012

Marcus and Carey Are Super Private

The couple lives on a farm in Devon, England, and tries to keep their relationship low-key. As Carey told Vogue in 2015,“Like anyone, you try and split your time evenly. Marcus is the only thing that’s mine that I can keep away, so I try to.”

Meanwhile, Sienna Miller was more than happy to open up about their ’ship, saying,“They both come from very solid families and have a real sense of the life they want to live. Their normalcy. They have chickens and a dog and roasts and friends, jams by campfires. It’s sort of idyllic. Marcus can headline Glastonbury and Carey can be nominated for however many Oscars, and then they come back to their farm and they’re in big woolly jumpers and funny hats, raising piglets.”

Marcus’s Dad Married Them

Marcus grew up in England just like Carey, and his dad happens to be a vicar! This obviously comes in handy for things like getting married, which is why (according to Vogue UK) he’s said to have officiated the couple’s wedding.

Marcus Mumford, Carey Mulligan posing for the camera: gettyimages-1210396518 © Comic Relief - Getty Images gettyimages-1210396518

He Was Fully Caught Yawning at the Royal Wedding

Yes, Marcus and Carey are casually friends with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, and yes, Marcus was accidentally caught on camera yawning through their wedding service:

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Here’s a glam pic of Carey and Marcus arriving at the event, in case you wanna see him, like, not yawning:

Carey Mulligan et al. standing next to a person in a suit and tie: BRITAIN-US-ROYALS-WEDDING-GUESTS © IAN WEST - Getty Images BRITAIN-US-ROYALS-WEDDING-GUESTS

But Was Totally Alert as Carey's Oscars Date

Reminder, Carey's nominated for an Oscar for her outstanding performance in Promising Young Woman, and though we weren't sure if Marcus would make an appearance since it's just so rare for them to do carpets togetherhe was actually by her side for the ceremony and red carpet!!! God, they looked so cute together:

Carey Mulligan, Marcus Mumford posing for the camera: gettyimages-1314428249 © Pool - Getty Images gettyimages-1314428249

You love all the deets on cute celeb relationships. So do we! Let’s overanalyze them together.

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