Ryan Reynolds Shares How His And Blake Lively’s ‘Fairytale’ Love Story Started


When it comes to 2011’s Green Lantern, neither the star of the film nor its viewers have very fond memories. Though at least Ryan Reynolds had a silver lining on the horizon i.e., Blake Lively that made doing the critically panned film a worthy experience as it was during the shooting of the DC feature that the duo came close to one another. 

“I met Blake on the darkest crease in the anus of the universe called Green Lantern,” Ryan shared with hosts Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, and Sean Hayes on their podcast SmartLess while talking about his relationship with Blake Lively. Green Lantern saw Reynolds as Hal Jordan, a test pilot who becomes the first person from Earth to become a member of the intergalactic peacekeeping force while Blake Lively played his love interest, Carol Ferris, the vice president of the company Jordan works for. 

Many have speculated that it was the blooming romantic affair between Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively that drove the former away from Scarlett Johansson in 2010 and pushed the latter to break up with her Gossip Girl co-star, Penn Badgley. But Reynolds has clarified that at the time when Green Lantern began shooting in 2010, he and Lively were “friends and buddies.” In fact, a year and a half later, the duo actually went on a double date wherein they were dating separate people. But this date ended up making the former co-stars fall for each other. 

“We hung out and kind of, you know, we always kind of kept in touch but sort of casually. And then next thing you know, she was going to Boston. I was going to Boston. So I was like, ‘I’ll ride with you,'” Ryan Reynolds said. “We got on the train and rode together and then I was just begging her to sleep with me,” he humorously added. 

Ryan Reynolds further shared that while he was the one who made the first move, after that their his and Blake Lively’s love story quickly progressed. “Honestly, it was kind of one of those silly sort of … like out of a fairy tale,” he said. “Like a week later, I was like, ‘We should buy a house together.’ And we did.”

Today, the Hollywood couple is the golden example of relationship goals and parents to three daughters: James, 6, Inez, 4, and Betty, 1. They have been together for almost 10 years and as most marriages in the show business, unfortunately, tend to fail within a few years, Ryan Reynolds described that the time he and Blake Lively have been together is “like 45 years in Hollywood terms.”

On the work front, while Blake Lively is all set to star as the leading character in the cinematic adaptation of the Dark Horse comic, Lady Killer, Ryan Reynolds has a number of projects like the upcoming science-fiction action-comedy Free Guy, the Netflix thriller Red Notice with Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson, the science fiction The Adam Project which he is also producing along with the Christmas-themed musical film, Spirited. 

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