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by Lauren Heskin
31st Jul 2021

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Actors Blake Lively (L) and Ryan Reynolds attend the "Deadpool" fan event at AMC Empire Theatre on February 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

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Then both newly single, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively decided to set each other up on a date ... with other people. Needless to say, it was awkward for the two dates...

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are happily married and parents to their three children, but when they first met on the set of Green Lantern, neither of them were exactly single.

When the movie began filming, Reynolds had been married to Scarlet Johannson since 2008, though they would soon announce their divorce midway through filming. Around the same time, every teenage girl’s Serena-Dan fantasy came crumbling down when Blake Lively split from her Gossip Girl co-star Penn Badgley. Coincidental breakups aside, the two never got together until late in 2011 and even then they more or less stumbled across their chemistry.

“We were buddies then.” said Reynolds at the premiere of his movie Deadpool. They found themselves both single for the first time since they had met and did what any great friend would do – set each other up with someone else! “We went on a double date. She was on a date with another guy and I was on a date with another girl,” he reveals.

“That was the most awkward date from their perspective probably because we were just like fireworks coming across,” Reynolds remembers, laughing. “It was weird at first but we were buddies for a long time. I think the best way to have a relationship is to start as friends.” Bless.

The two didn’t take long realising what was going on and they got married in what has to be the world’s most secretive wedding in September 2012, living a quiet, idyllic-sounding life in Connecticut. Since the birth of their first child in December 2014, the two have kept a very low profile, only the odd time reminding us of how cute they are through the medium of Instagram.

On another, equally adorable note, Reynolds also spoke about how completely smitten he is with his children. Reynolds has always been slightly embarrassed talking about it, partly because he knows how celebrities tend to fawn over their offspring, “like ‘my child is the only one that has ever exited a womb out, ever.'” – his words not ours!

If you aren’t swooning right now you are made of stone. STONE!

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