The Story of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Shows That With the Right Person, a Relationship Will Last a Lifetime
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are the epitome of best friends turned romantic partners. These 2 have been inseparable since the beginning of their relationship, which has resulted in a long-lasting love and a happy family of 5.
We at Bright Side believe in destiny, and while it may be difficult at first, soulmates are always meant to be in the end.
Their life as a couple started off like an episode from a romantic series.
Reynolds and Lively first met on the set of their first film together, Green Lantern, where they were the lead actors. However, at that time, they were both in a relationship. Reynolds was married to Scarlett Johansson, while Lively was dating Penn Badgley. This made their meeting a bit inconvenient, but still, they didn’t know that the universe had different plans for them.
Being friends at first was the key to their relationship.
While Blake’s relationship with Badgley didn’t last past 2010, Reynolds’ divorce with Johansson was finalized a year after. The duo had a good friendship during that time, and they even went on a double date but with different partners! “That was the most awkward date for their respective probably because we were just like fireworks coming across,” Reynolds continued, “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.”
In 2011, the universe started to play cupid. They started dating and their first date was at a sushi restaurant. Little did they know, all those little moments would lead to a secret wedding that happened in 2012. While no one saw it coming, it was the perfect moment for the couple to declare their love and sincerity toward one another both to their families and friends and eventually the public.
Best friends and lovers merged into one family.
Lively described Reynolds as her best friend and it only shows that having both a partner and a friend in a significant other makes a relationship last a lifetime. And one way to prove this is that, despite the couple’s hectic schedules, Reynolds spends a lot of time with his wife and they can’t get enough of each other’s love and affection. In one of his Twitter posts, he even joked, “I wish. I could use a little ’me time.’”
In an interview, Lively showed her appreciation to her husband and stated, “I knew he would always be my best friend for my whole life.” And she added, “That was the biggest thing to me. I’d never known anything like the friendship that I had with him. I could like him as much as I loved him.” Behind the trolls, there’s unconditional love.
They try to keep their family life as private as possible.
With the arrival of their first child, they couldn’t contain their joy, as Reynolds revealed to the public. “Thumb wrestling isn’t always fair. Surprisingly, my hand is the smallest,” he said as a teaser for their new baby. This is the start of their new family journey.
Lively, on the other hand, also stated, “I’m the youngest of 5, so I never raised any siblings below me, but I’m always the person who’s taking everyone else’s kid and putting them on my hip, so I’ve kinda always been a mama.” Lively was clearly proud and excited for their first child.
As well-known celebrities, they agreed to keep their children’s lives private, but when Reynolds received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the crowd and the public were left in awe when the couple’s children made a special and rare public appearance alongside Lively. It was a special event and a milestone for the couple, and they celebrated it with the whole family.
Even simple birthday wishes turn into jokes.
The couple continued to spread their happiness by making lighthearted jokes on social media. When his wife celebrated her birthday in October, Reynolds posted a photo of the 2 of them, but his wife’s face was cropped and only his face was visible with the caption, “Happy Birthday to my amazing wife.” The couple simply throws their shade and jokes at each other while continuing their fruitful journey together.
They don’t let their busy schedules keep them apart.
When they have to do any filming, they apparently refuse to be apart from each other, so it’s more like they take turns.
According to Reynolds, “I just try to be as present as possible. We don’t split up like I shoot movies and my wife shoots movies and we go travel all over the place and we just all go together. I think that’s been the best part of it is that we really don’t spend a lot of time apart.” This gives both of them equal time for their children and strengthens the bond between them.
With genuine love, everything is possible, and Reynolds also shared the secret of a long marriage with his wife, saying, “We grow together. We learn from each other. So yeah, I’m lucky to have a buddy in that.” That kind of love, where you can find a soulmate and a buddy in one person, is the best combination for a long-lasting and happy relationship.
What is your love story? Do you and your significant other share a sense of humor? Tell us in the comments.