Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons Enjoy Rare Date Night on the Red Carpet at 2022 SAG Awards

The Power of the Dog on and offscreen couple Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons took to the 2022 SAG Awards red carpet for a romantic date night, nine months after welcoming their second child.

By Steven Vargas Feb 28, 2022 2:12 AMTags
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What's more romantic than a night under the stars, with the stars? 

Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons made the red carpet at the 2022 SAG Awards their date night out on Sunday, Feb. 27. While fans may know them from their onscreen romance, their appearance at the award show offered a rare appearance of their offscreen romance as well. 

Kirsten shined in a shimmering red dress with Jesse by her side on the red carpet.

In their joint interview with Laverne Cox for E! News, Jesse talked about his appreciation for the creative team and getting to work on the movie on location with his longtime love.  

"It's pretty rare to get to work with such an incredible director in such an amazing location," he said, adding that it was special "to get to do it with your wife and have your family over there."

For Kirsten, it was a dream come true as well. 

"I got to work with [director] Jane Campion so that was a dream of mine for a long time, and Jesse and I got to work together," she told E! News. "It's just amazing to be in her movie and to be able to be together in New Zealand with her family, working."

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At the SAG Awards, the couple repped The Power of Dog, which they both starred in as an onscreen couple. Kirsten attended as a nominee for the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. She is also nominated for an Oscar for the same role. 

But before they were George Burbank and Rose Gordon, they were Peggy and Ed Blumquist in Fargo. It was on set of the dark comedy crime anthology that the two met and started dating in 2016. The two kept their relationship under the radar, surprising fans with a diamond ring at the Palm Springs Film Festival in early 2017, confirming later that Jesse popped the question. The acting duo have not officially tied the vows. However, that hasn't stopped them from starting their life together

Since their engagement, they've had two sons Ennis Howard, 3, and James Robert, 9 months. 

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In an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live in November 2021, Kirsten said the reason she hasn't walked down the aisle is actually because of the pregnancies. 

"I just kept getting pregnant and I kind of want to enjoy my wedding," she said. "I just want to be able to drink and have fun. We'll do it very soon." 

Kirsten shared that although they haven't made their marriage official, they still "call each other husband and wife," she told the Los Angeles Times in an interview published Feb. 22. 

"But we have to get married at this point," she said while citing the COVID-19 pandemic and their children for the delay. "It's ridiculous. We just haven't planned a wedding."