These days, Blake Lively Y Ryan Reynolds are royalty when it comes to Hollywood couples, but the detective pikachu star and the age of adaline The actress was once just two friends on a double date — with other people!
As Reynolds said entertainment weeklySiriusXM February 2016 show: “We had a double date. She was on a date with another guy, and I was on a date with another girl, and that was, like, the most awkward date for the respective parties because we were like fireworks showing up.”
Still, the Critics’ Choice winner said he was glad the two started out as “friends.” “I remember it was fun, because for about a year after Green Lantern I had come and gone and all that, we were both single,” he said of their 2010 shared movie. “I think the best way to have a relationship is to start as friends.”
It certainly worked for the duo. Not only did they get married in September 2012, but they have since welcomed three children together.
The couple share daughters James and Inez, born in 2015 and 2016, respectively, and a third daughter, born in the summer of 2019. us weekly broke the news of the arrival of baby No. 3 in October 2019.
Almost a year later, Taylor Swift he let out “Betty” on her Folklore album, prompting speculation that the couple named their youngest daughter Betty; she also sang about Inez and James on the track. In August 2020, Music confirmed that he “named all the characters in this story after my friends’ children.”
Before becoming a family of five, Reynolds joked about the trajectory of the couple’s relationship.
“One of the most common things in the world is to kiss, have a couple of drinks and then do it, and then have a baby. However, he was perfectly sober for this one. I have to say,” Reynolds said. ew in their 2016 interview, after the birth of the couple’s second child. “It’s amazing.”
As to Shallows star told him Fashion in August 2014: “Everything we do in life, we do together. If I’m working on a movie, he helps me with my character; I do the same with him.
They also trolled each other on social media: Lively criticizes Reynolds for his parenting skills, while he mocks their cooking skills, ranking them below friends. Jake Gyllenhaal‘s.
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