Chris O’Dowd reveals wife Dawn O’Porter rejected his friend request 3 times before they met

The proud parents Pic: VIPIreland
The proud parents Pic: VIPIreland

Chris O’Dowd and his wife Dawn O’Porter are one of those celeb couples you can’t help but love.

Individually, they are both funny, talented and seem like genuinely lovely people so it’s always great to see two people you like get together.

However, Chris revealed that he tried and failed three times to make the first move on his now wife.

He eventually did meet her, with a little help from his friend Hot Fuzz star Nick Frost

“I met my wife at her 30th birthday party. I didn’t know that many people. A mutual friend of ours it turns out, Nick Frost, he’s a great guy and I said, ‘Who do you know who’s in town?’ and he said, ‘Oh, Dawn is in town. Look her up,'” he revealed.

Dawn and her hubby Chris
Dawn and her hubby Chris

The Bridesmaids star revealed that Dawn rejected his friend request a number of times, though we’re not sure we can blame her…

“So I friend-requested her on Facebook, and she turned it down three times, which felt like unnecessary. My Facebook picture is of a very old Floridian woman and I think I had a fake name also,” he told Marc Maron on his WTF podcast.

Luckily once they did become friends Dawn invited him over for a shindig and the rest is history!

“She was throwing this party and hadn’t been in town that long. She was worried nobody was going to turn up so on the day of the party she said, ‘Hey, how’s it going? Why don’t you come to the party?’ and then love blossomed.”

The couple have been together nine years and married in 2012 and they have two children, three-year-old Art and Valentine who is one.

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