Lena Dunham, Jack Antonoff, Grammys

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Jack Antonoff has babies on his brain.

The lead guitarist of the indie rock band fun., who has been dating Girls star Lena Dunham since 2012, revealed his desire to have children in an interview with New York magazine while opening up about his relationship with the 28-year-old actress, who indeed seems to be his perfect match.

Dunham and Antonoff met on a blind date after they were set up by the musician's good friend, comedian Mike Birbiglia. "It was a blind date by modern standards," he reveals. "I mean, I used the internet."

The two had instant chemistry upon their initial meeting, and Antonoff recalls spilling all his personal secrets on their first date. "I told Lena everything about my whole life, because when you really like someone, you want them to know everything about you" (and yes, that includes his relationship with high school sweetheart Scarlett Johansson, "As abnormal as it sounds, it was as normal as anyone's high-school relationship," he says).

Antonoff explains that he and Lena are a "good match" not only because they have both struggled with anxiety (Dunham has previously been open about her OCD) but also because neither are big partiers.

"Here's a perfect story for what we're like: One time we were at a dinner party where everyone was over 60 and, before we knew it, we realized that everyone at the table had gone outside to smoke pot and they didn't invite us," he recalls. "That basically says it all."

He also shares a story about the weekend before his 30th birthday, noting how he and Lena went to a spa retreat where they were the only people remotely close to their age group. "Everyone else was 56 and, like, either coming off a divorce or trying to dry out. We were like, This is great! We love being here!"

Lena Dunham, Jack Antonoff, Instagram


While marriage may seemingly be the next step for the self-professed mellow lovebirds, Antonoff admits that they have talked about tying the knot, although they have no plans to wed any time soon.

"I think all people in relationships that last longer than a year start talking about that stuff," he explains. "It's hard to imagine when the right time is because things are so crazy at the moment."

Still, the songwriter is "desperate" to have kids and we'd be willing to place bets that he wants Dunham to be a part of that journey.

"It just seems like the most fun thing in the world," he says of having children. "I've never met people who have kids who haven't looked me in the eye and been like, ‘It's the greatest thing that's ever happened.'"

As for the timing? "I think it's biological," he adds. "I'm 30. I'm not that young, right? I'm not, like, 24 or 22. I'm no longer in the phase of my life where I talk about everything as in the future. Like, I'm in the future." 

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