Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford have been married since 2012, but their love story started many years ago. It actually started back when they were kids, which is so sweet we can hardly stand it. Marcus, of the band Mumford and Sons, and Carey apparently went to the same church camp when they were young and stayed in touch as pen pals for awhile before losing touch. Yep, these two used to write old-fashioned notes to each other.
They moved on, though, and dated other people before meeting again in 2011. Carey showed up with Jake Gyllenhaal in tow at a Mumford and Sons party in the states and Marcus and Carey were spotted together soon after that looking pretty loved up. It was a whirlwind romance from then on — the two were married the following year and now have two kids, Evelyn and Wilfred.
What's even sweeter, though, is that Carey told The Telegraph even after they got married that she values love notes, and that the two would sometimes still write them to each other.
And despite how busy each of their careers are, this pair always supports each other. Aside from sending each other love notes, Carey pops up at Mumford and Sons shows when she can, and Marcus is Carey's biggest cheerleader for all of her roles. Carey even helped Marcus in his recent Instagram debut by directing his videos for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon's concerts from home. Marcus shared his outtakes on Instagram and said his kids are screaming, his dog is barking, and his wife is directing the video, and jokingly asked what could go wrong.
That's a whole mood, and we love it.
The couple tends to be pretty low-key, but we're hoping that now that Marcus has joined Instagram we might get some adorable photos of his home life — including pictures with Carey (and the kids and dog, of course). But if nothing else, we're just happy knowing that these two long-lost pen pals found love in the end.