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Emily Blunt ‘planning family gap year in London’

Published 24/09/2016

Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt

The Girl on the Train star wants her children to explore their British roots.

Emily Blunt might be enjoying all the perks of an A-list lifestyle but she's reportedly keen that her daughters don't miss out on the joys of bangers and mash and rainy British weather.

According to Heat magazine, the London-born The Girl on the Train star has persuaded her husband John Krasinski to up sticks and relocate to her homeland for the sake of their children.

The couple are reportedly planning a “gap year” in the U.K., and plan to move to London with their brood, Hazel, two and Violet, who was born in June (16).

"It's mostly about the family," a source tells Heat. "Emily is a little homesick, and she doesn't want her kids to grow up not knowing their English family or roots. She wants them to experience the same things she did as a child: bangers and mash suppers and cold winters."

For the A-list couple who are both enjoying great success in Hollywood, John has just wrapped filming on sci-fi film God Particle, and Emily will start work on iconic children's tale Mary Poppins late next year (17), it's a big decision.

And it seems John, who married The Devil Wears Prada star in a romantic wedding in Lake Como, Italy, in 2010, took some persuading.

"They have been discussing spending time in London ever since they had Hazel," explained the insider. "John was hesitant, because he didn't want to leave behind their L.A. life and all their good friends, but in the end, he saw it from Emily's perspective."

Having sold their former home to Kendall Jenner for $6.5 million (£5.1 million) in July (16), it seems they are putting plans in motion to make the big - albeit temporary - move. In September (16), they put their current home on the market for $3.5 million (£2.6 million), while last year (15) they listed their mountain retreat in Ojai, California for $4.2 million (£3.2 million).

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