“I met Blake on the darkest crease in the anus of the universe called Green Lantern,” Reynolds advised Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Sean Hayes on Monday’s episode of their podcast, SmartLess. “And we were friends and buddies and then, about a year and a half later, we actually went out on a double date, but we were dating separate people.”
When they met, as Green Lantern started filming in early 2010, Reynolds was nonetheless married to Scarlett Johansson, his spouse since 2008. They cut up in 2010. Lively was in a relationship with Penn Badgley, her co-star on Gossip Girl, for a number of years, additionally ending in 2010.
So after single Reynolds and Lively crossed paths on this double date, there was a When Harry Met Sally… scenario the place they fell for one another.
“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,’” Reynolds mentioned. Then he joked, “We got on the train and rode together and then I was just begging her to sleep with me.”
Reynolds, who made the primary move, famous that the romance moved shortly.
“Honestly, it was kind of one of those silly sort of … like out of a fairy tale,” he mentioned. “Like a week later, I was like, ‘We should buy a house together.’ And we did.”
Now they have been collectively almost a decade, which Reynolds described as “like 45 years in Hollywood terms.”
The two are dad and mom to 3 daughters: 6-year-old James, Inez, 4, and Betty, 1. (Taylor Swift followers already know this.)
Still, Reynolds’s profession has not slowed down, and he thanks Lively for that. His checklist of tasks within the works embody one other installment of his Deadpool franchise (presumably the character’s first full-fledged foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe) and a big-screen adaptation of the board recreation Clue.
“The only reason I think I’m able to continue doing this in this way, I think, is that I’m present with my kids and my wife, and my marriage is incredibly important to me and that friendship is important to me, so I’m able to kind of get through, you know,” Reynolds mentioned. “But then Blake and I don’t do movies at the same time, so [when] she’s ready to go back and do some stuff, I’ll step down and then we go back and forth. She’ll do a film and I’ll just be with her on location, hanging with the kids.”
He mentioned that she’s been particularly spectacular whereas coping with youngsters and their schoolwork throughout the pandemic: “Blake was so much better than I was, because I’m also a child.”
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