It is the power of the couple.

Kirsten Dunst Jesse PlemonsJust reached important milestones in their professional careers. Dogs are the Power co-stars and real-life couple nabbed their first Oscar nominations for their work in the western film on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Kirsten, 39 was nominated in Best Actress, Supporting Role. Jesse, 33 earned a slot in Best Actor, Supporting Role.

For Kirsten, who shares two kids with Jesse, the day also marked a major moment in their relationship.

She said, “It is so insane to be a couple” and receive our first nominations together. VarietyOn February 8. It’s almost like reading a book. Do you see what I’m referring to? It is so bizarre. It’s amazing.” 

Giving a rare look at her home life, Kirsten said she got the news while home alone with the couple’s kids—Ennis3. James, 5-months—and was “crying” and “screaming” with excitement.

So my manager calls me. She explained that she was watching my feed because her children are watching cartoons, and Jesse is working.[He]Called me to inform me that I was being nominated. I’m now crying along with my kids. They’re like, ‘Why the hell is mom crying?.'”

As she spoke on the phone to her mom, her manager called back and told her Jesse was also being nominated.

“I started screaming and I hung up the phone,” she recalled. “Then of my publicists called me because she’s trying to tell me and I just screamed at her. Jesse was then called and I was first to inform him.

She added, “He was a little shell shocked.”

The actors met in 2015 while filming the second season of the FX drama series Fargo. Jesse fell in love with Kirsten from the beginning.

He shared his love for Kirsten’s work at PaleyFest this year. “She is a wonderful person. We are both actors who just love the material.”

Jesse and Kirsten quickly became a couple and were engaged in January 2018. This is The Get It onAn alum stated that Jesse had been “going to become a soulmate” since the time they were on screen spouses. Fargo.

PorterEdit, 2019, she said that “I knew he was going to be there forever.” I didn’t realize what that capacity would be. “I just missed him so badly after the show ended. 

She added, “We weren’t able to get together for a full year.” Because we both were so smart, we wondered if our connection could have been because we worked together. The connection was there.

Jesse, Kirsten, and Jesse don’t just want Oscars wins. Javier Bardem and his wife Penélope Cruz were both nominated for Academy Awards—Javier in the Best Actor category for his role as Desi Arnaz in Being the Ricardos and Penélope in the Best Actress category for her work in the Spanish film Parallel mothers.