Blake Lively and her Canadian hubby Ryan Reynolds may have surprised fans with the initial announcement that they were dating, but since the life-changing day that they went public with their relationship and, later, welcomed baby James to the family, Ryan has shown us time and time again that he’s head over heels for his girls.
Ryan and Blake promoting Green Lantern. Photo: © Getty Images
Completely in tune with each other’s thoughts and emotions, Blake and Ryan thrill fans with their witty sparring on social media, the adoring looks that seem to be exchanged in every photo and the reassuring way they rub each other’s backs in the midst of every red-carpet frenzy. To top it all off, Blake is a natural beauty with a keen sense of style and equally dapper Ryan is an endless joker with a devilish charm — truly a modern-day fairytale couple.
The pair initially met as the stars of superhero movie Green Lanternin early 2010, and reportedly began dating in October 2011. Their love for one another was palpable and they were married just under a year later, on September 9, 2012, at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
Last December they welcomed their first child, daughter James, who may be the only person in the world that Ryan loves more than Blake. Although fans were thrilled that their favourite duo had become a trio, some were surprised, and a little confused, by the baby’s name. Blake explained the logic behind it to Good Morning America: “It's a family name, and I liked having a boy's name.”
Now, in honour of Ryan’s 39th birthday, which also happens to be the release date for his new movie Mississippi Grind in the UK and Ireland, we take a look back at some of the cutest (and funniest) things he’s said about the loves of his life: wife Blake and daughter James.