Jack Antonoff Talks Meeting Girlfriend Lena Dunham on a Blind Date, Wanting Kids
Hannah has found her (much more mentally stable) Adam! It seems fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff and Girls creator Lena Dunham are a perfect couple, and now the songwriter has opened up about their quirky relationship in a new interview with New York Magazine.
The pair, who started dating in 2012, originally met on a blind date.
“It was a blind date by modern standards. I mean, I used the Internet,” Antonoff admitted. “I told Lena everything about my whole life, because when you really like someone, you want them to know everything about you.”
The Bleachers creator thought the best description of his relationship with Dunham existed in a story of their recent night out together.
“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. That basically says it all,” he joked. “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!’”
Though they’re incredibly close, marriage doesn’t seem to be on the horizon for the couple. Dunham has been quoted as saying she won’t marry until same-sex marriage is entirely legalized in America.
“It’s hard to imagine when the right time is because things are so crazy at the moment,” Antonoff said of marriage. But when it comes to having children, he has a different approach. “It just seems like the most fun thing in the world. 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.’ I think it’s biological. 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.”
They are a pop culture power couple, but Dunham isn’t the only influential celebrity lady in Antonoff’s life. After co-writing Taylor Swift’s hit “Sweeter Than Fiction” in 2013, the pop rocker became pals with the former country singer.
“It’s pretty easy to tell who’s garbage and who’s not right away, and most people suck, to be honest, or they’re just really wrapped up in what’s going on with themselves,” Antonoff said of modern musicians. “And Taylor’s truly the nicest, most interesting person that I’ve met in that circle…I think she’s a modern Joni Mitchell, I really do.”
As for Justin Bieber?
“You couldn’t pay me [to hang out with him],” Antonoff declared.