We usually associate Jack Black with a funny, everyman rocker type, but apparently the man has a shy, soft side.
In an interview with The Sun for a “What I wish I’d known at 18,” Black revealed that it took him a good 15 years before he actually asked out Tanya Haden, his now wife. “I wish I’d had more courage to ask (her) out,” Black says, “We met at school at 18 – and I wasted 15 years waiting for my chance.”
”She was everything I could wish for. Talented, beautiful and a wonderful performer on stage. She was part of a band called The Haden Triplets. We first worked together on a student film but we did not date.”
”I use to see her and her sisters perform at clubs around town. I would watch from the shadows, mumble some compliments and shuffle off. So I would see her only every couple of years.”
The two have two sons, Samuel, 6, and Thomas, 4.
Nevertheless, Black also reaffirmed that despite being a hopeless romantic, he was also a pretty rebellious pothead. ”I did get mixed up with some shady characters early on and can remember driving in cars out of our heads,” Black added.
”I also met Kyle Grass, my partner from Tenacious D, at around 18. I would go to his apartment and he would give me guitar lessons in exchange for a cheeseburger. We smoked a lot of pot, played a lot of guitar and fantasized about becoming rock stars. We eventually made our fantasies come true.”