Hollywood is full of adorable couples, but only a few of them can stand the test of time. It’s hard when careers pull people in different directions, especially if they’re trying to raise a family. There are some golden couples out there who manage to stay in love and raise kids while starring in movies — and they take it easy.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are one of those couples. They have been together for 10 years, and have three beautiful children. They regularly light up the red carpet, have family fun, and provide unwavering support for each other. Looks like they really figured it all out.
Lively and Reynolds met on the set of ‘Green Lantern’
When asked how they met, Reynolds explained He jokingly, “I met Blake in the deepest part of the anus of the universe called Green Lantern…” He explained that they became friends, and about a year and a half later, went out on a double date. Except they weren’t there with each other – they were each dating someone else.
Eventually, they started sharing rides in Boston, and shortly thereafter Reynolds says he was “begging” her to sleep with him. The relationship progressed pretty quickly once they actually started dating, and they soon started living with each other. In September 2012, they were married at a plantation in South Carolina.
His family has grown tremendously over the years
Lively and Reynolds spent the first two years of their marriage enjoying each other’s company. US Weekly Recalls an interview with Marie Claire in which Lively claimed “we didn’t go a week without seeing each other.” She called Reynolds her best friend and said she would love to have a litter of children.
A few months after that interview, Lively gave birth to their first daughter, James. In January of 2015, James arrived a little early, but everyone was happy and healthy. The couple loved parenthood, and in September 2016, they had their next child: a daughter named Inez. In 2019, Lively and Reynolds welcomed their third daughter, Betty, in what was to be a very busy household.
They are now experts in messing around with their successful careers and busy lives at home
Despite having three kids, being together for 10 years and having busy schedules, Lively and Reynolds are still going strong and enjoying their marriage. eonline Replayed an interview with Access, in which Reynolds shared how important it is to spend a lot of time with his family. “We don’t separate like I shoot movies and my wife shoots movies and we travel all over the place and we all go together. I think the best part of it has been that we really- I don’t spend much time apart. I get to spend a lot of time with my girls.”
The real secret to their successful marriage appears to be that they really like each other, and they are always there for each other, even in the most difficult of times. They both helped the other through the loss of their father – Reynolds’ father died in 2015 after a long battle with Parkinson’s and Lively’s father passed away earlier this year. Reynolds says that Lively actually helped him mend his damaged relationship with his father before he died, for which he was very grateful.
The pair walked the red carpet for the first time in years last summer. They were celebrating the premiere of Reynolds’ smash hit, free guy. Reynolds credits the success of his latest film to his wife, saying it wouldn’t have been the same without her creativity and emotional support.
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