Naomi Watts Made the First Move on Partner Liev Schreiber

Schreiber tells the story of how the longtime couple and parents of two met.

Schreiber shared the story of how the Hollywood couple met in the August issue of Esquire.

Feeling awkward and self-conscious “because all these movie stars were hovering,” Schreiber said he knew, “I wasn't going to make a good impression.”

So he told Watts: “I'm sorry, but I gotta go home.”

What happened next was completely out of character for Watts.

“She chased me outside and said, 'Don't you want my digits?’”

“It was the first thing that came to me,” Watts told the magazine. “I’ve never said those words before in my life and never since.”

The next day, the pair went out for cupcakes and the date ended with a kiss. Watts returned to Los Angeles and Schreiber began emailing her.

"I decided I was going to make a family with this person. For better or for worse, I stepped into a partnership with somebody,” he said. “We were gonna bring kids into this world and try to love and respect each other.”

The couple have been together ever since and welcomed son Alexander “Sasha” Pete in July 2007 and son Samuel “Sammy” Kai in December 2008.