"The Bridge" actress, 36, said that when she brought her boyfriend of six years, Joshua Jackson, to her German hometown to meet her mother for the first time ― about six months after they started dating ― it didn't go as planned.
"I thought that we were doing so good and my mom says, 'Ah wait, I have something for you,'" Kruger recounted on Tuesday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." "She goes into the office and comes back with this folder of Internet clippings of Josh with his mug shot."
Yes, Kruger's mother presented a copy of the "Fringe" actor's 2002 mug shot, which was snapped by authorities after he was booked on charges of drunkenly assaulting a security guard at a Carolina Hurricanes hockey game.
"She thought it would be cute to go, 'So I see you've been arrested ... at a hockey game. Whose fault was it?'" the blond beauty remembered. "You can imagine. We were there for three days. [My mother and I] did not speak for two. It was not good."
While things with Jackson, 35, are serious, she was enamored with another celebrity when she was growing up: Don Johnson. Yes, really. She talked about becoming a fan of the "Miami Vice" star when she was just a girl because she had her first kiss at age 13 while listening to an unnamed song of Johnson's in the '80s. When her "Inglourious Basterds" director Quentin Tarantino introduced her to Johnson at a Vanity Fair Oscar party, she completely fell apart.
"Quentin goes, 'Look who's here! I turn around and it's Don Johnson with his wife, and I immediately start crying," Kruger said of her meeting with the "Django Unchained" star. "No, but like really. I had a few too many, let's be honest, but it was so embarrassing. [Pretending to cry] I'm, like: 'Oh, you're Don Johnson. I love you for your song. I have it on my phone. Can I play it for you?'"
Kruger with Don Johnson (ABC)
Kruger said her teary adoration for the actor made everyone a little uncomfortable.
"He is so embarrassed and his wife is embarrassed for me and [Josh] says, 'Diane, you really need to stop talking now.' ... [Don] actually had to say, 'I'm walking away now.'"
The best part of her story, though, is the photo she shared of the meet and greet ― and it's a classic. While Kruger is known for looking perfect rocking the latest designer looks on the red carpet, in the pic, her mouth is hanging open, her eyes are red, and she's crying tears of joy.
A little less embarrassing than her mom's mug shot surprise, but not by much.
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