Here’s all you need to know about Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s relationship, from their first encounter on the set of Green Lantern to becoming parents to three girls.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds share a swoon-worthy romance.
The couple met on the set of Green Lantern in 2010, but it wasn’t until a year later that they started dating.
Reynolds told Jess Cagle on SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio Deadpool special in 2016: “We were mates for a long time, which I believe is the ideal way to start a relationship, to start as friends.”
In fact, it wasn’t until they went on a double date… with other individuals that sparks began to fly.
“About a year after Green Lantern had passed us by and we were both single, we went on a double date – she was on a date with another guy, and I was on a date with another girl – and it was the most awkward date for the respective parties because we were just like fireworks coming across,” Reynolds explained.
They’ve had many wonderful moments together since then, both on the red carpet and on social media, and have three kids, James, Inez, and Betty.
Continue reading to see how their relationship has progressed over time.
On the set of Green Lantern in 2010, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds met.
Reynolds and Lively initially met in 2010 while filming the Green Lantern movie adaption. Reynolds portrayed the titular DC Comics superhero, while Lively portrayed Carol Ferris, his love interest.
They were both seeing other people at the time. Reynolds was married to actress Scarlett Johansson, while Lively was dating her Gossip Girl co-star Penn Badgley.
Lively’s split with Badgley, whom she had dated on and off from 2007 to 2010, was confirmed in October 2010.
After two years of marriage, Ryan Reynolds and Johansson announced their divorce in December 2010. “We’ve chosen to end our marriage after much thought and contemplation on both of our sides,” they announced in a joint statement at the time. “We began our relationship with love and will end it with love and kindness. While privacy isn’t required, it is much valued.” In July 2011, their divorce was finalised.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds attend the Green Lantern premiere together in June 2011.
Reynolds and Lively walked the red carpet together as costars for Green Lantern in June 2011, but did we detect any chemistry?
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are rumoured to be dating in October 2011.
When Lively and Reynolds were spotted outside an apartment in Boston in October 2011, they fueled dating rumours. Reynolds was filming the action film R.I.P.D. at the time.
To PEOPLE, a source confirmed their relationship, saying, “They are definitely a couple. They’re in a great relationship.”
They were photographed celebrating the holidays together in Reynolds’ hometown of Vancouver a few months later. An onlooker told PEOPLE, “They appeared like a really sweet couple.”
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds marry in September 2012.
The pair married on September 9, 2012, at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The ceremony’s details were kept under wraps, although it included a children’s choir, a riverside paper lantern sendoff, and a sour cream wedding cake with peach-apricot preserves. Florence Welch, a friend, performed at the occasion and left a souvenir — a burn mark from a sparkler — on her Marchesa wedding gown, she later confessed.
Reynolds publicly apologised and expressed sadness for their wedding being held on a former plantation in 2020.
During an interview with Fast Company, Reynolds remarked, “It’s something we’ll always be deeply and unreservedly apologetic for.” “It’s impossible to find a middle ground. We were looking at a wedding venue on Pinterest at the moment. After that, we visited a place that had been built on the ruins of a terrible catastrophe.
We remarried at home a few years ago, but shame works in strange ways. A huge f**king blunder like that can either make you shut down or reinterpret things and propel you forward.”
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds make their red carpet debut as a couple in May of 2014.
The couple made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Met Gala in May 2014, almost two years after officially becoming husband and wife. They looked like the embodiment of Old Hollywood glamour in their black-tie finest.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds announce their first child’s arrival in October 2014.
Lively revealed that she and her partner were expecting their first child in a post on her website, Preserve, a few months after their red carpet appearance. She posted several pictures of herself holding her baby belly on social media.
“They’re happy, and they’ve been waiting for this for a long time. It is the ideal time in their lives to begin this new chapter; they are deeply in love and will make wonderful parents.” At the time, a source informed PEOPLE.
Later, the two attended the 2014 Angel Ball together, where Lively wore a yellow dress to show off her baby belly.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds welcome their first child in December 2014.
In January 2015, the couple announced the birth of their first child together, a daughter named James. When Reynolds offered a cheeky birthday homage on Twitter a year later, he disclosed James’ official birth date was Dec. 16, 2014, writing, “My baby girl’s birthday is today! Regrettably, I lost my virginity. But I’m grateful for having a daughter.”
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds announced their second child’s arrival in April 2016.
A source told PEOPLE in April 2016 that Lively and Reynolds were expecting their second child together. “Blake is ecstatic, and Ryan is ecstatic,” a source told PEOPLE at the time.
Later, during the press tour for her film The Shallows, Lively flaunted her expanding baby belly, notably at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016, where she wore a Disney-esque blue gown.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds welcome their second child in September 2016.
The couple welcomed their second child, a baby girl called Inez, in September 2016.
Blake Lively attends Ryan Reynolds’ Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in December 2016.
Reynolds was accompanied by his wife and daughters as he received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2016, marking their first-ever public appearance as a family.
Reynolds honoured Lively during the ceremony, calling her “everything to me.” He said, ” “You are the most wonderful thing that has ever occurred to me, second only to this star…. You make everything in my life better, absolutely everything. When I thought I merely had fun uncle potential, you’ve turned me into the father of my dreams.”
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds announce the birth of their third child in May 2019.
In May 2019, the couple announced they were expecting their third child while attending the premiere of Reynolds’ film Pokémon Detective Pikachu (which Lively proudly confirmed while wearing a Pokémon-appropriate yellow dress).
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have their third child in October 2019.
PEOPLE reported in October 2019 that the couple has welcomed their third child together. Reynolds confirmed the news in a Twitter message shortly later, adding that the baby was a girl. When Taylor Swift included the names of Lively and Reynolds’ daughters in songs on her Folklore album, she had the honour of disclosing their daughter’s name was Betty.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds will mark the tenth anniversary of their first date in July 2021.
On July 31, 2021, Lively and Reynolds dined at Boston sushi restaurant O Ya, where they had their first date together ten years before.
“If it weren’t for this location, I wouldn’t be here. We wouldn’t be able to be together. It’s not a joke, “Lively expressed herself on her Instagram Story. “There is no restaurant that means more to us than this one.”