Jack Black waited 15 years to ask his wife on a date.
The 43-year-old actor admits he was so shy as a teenager he couldn't even approach the woman of his dreams to start a conversation, despite having plenty of opportunities to seize the moment.
Speaking to The Sun
, Jack said: "I wish I'd had more courage to ask out Tanya Haden, the woman who eventually became my wife. 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 used 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."