Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are a ridiculously good-looking match made in internet troll heaven (not to be confused with internet troll hell). Eight years and a couple of kids (almost three!) later, these two jokesters are still crazy in love, and frankly, I’m jealous. So let’s take a look back at how it all began and maybe pick up some ~relationship pointers~ along the way....
July 24, 2010
Blake and Ryan attend their first event together at Comic Con to promote their movie Green Lantern, and for some reason, they don’t dress in cos-play. As you can tell from this photo, they are super-duper adorable—but the catch? Ryan is still married to Scarlett Johansson.
More shit is going down! By which I mean Ryan and Scarlett end their marriage. Hmm, two breakups within mere months of each other? Coincidence? I THINK NOT. Sounds like something Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson would pull, if you ask me.
June 15, 2011
Ryan and Blake hit up the red-carpet premiere of Green Lantern and they look alllll kinds of cozy.
Sometime between June 2011 and October 2011
Blake and Ryan go on a double date, which he describes years later. And I don’t want to be dramatic, but this might be the best celebrity love story ever? “We were buddies then,” Ryan says. “I remember it was funny because for about a year after Green Lantern had come and gone and all that stuff, 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. That was the most awkward date [from their perspective] probably because we were just, like, fireworks coming across.”
But wait, there’s more! In a now-deleted Instagram post celebrating Ryan's birthday a few years back, Blake revealed the actual restaurant where they fell in love:
Ryan also opened up about this moment, telling GQ, “We were hanging out at this little restaurant in Tribeca that’s open really late, and this song came on and I was just like, ‘Want to dance?’ No one was in there, so it was just totally empty. And it was just one of those moments where halfway through the dance, it was like, ‘Oh, I think I just crossed a line.’ And then I walked her home. And, uh, you know, I don’t really need to go into what happened after that.”
October 22, 2011
Blake is spotted leaving Ryan’s apartment in Boston, and naturally, dating rumors begin to whip around in full force. Meanwhile, People claims the duo “are very much a couple” and “really happy together.”
December 12, 2011
Their relationship is pretty much undeniable when photos of the two of them holding hands after spending the holidays with Ryan’s family in Vancouver hit the internet. Consequently, Blake and Ryan spend the next year or so being hounded by the paps.
September 9, 2012
SURPRISE!!!!! Ryan and Blake shock everyone by getting married after just a year of dating. The wedding is super secret, but we know that it goes down at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and that Blake wears a wedding gown by Marchesa.
May 5, 2014
Blake and Ryan attend their first Met Gala together as a married couple. Feelings of extreme jealousy are normal at this point, don’t stress.
October 6, 2014
October 20, 2014
A few months later, the duo hits up another red carpet—only this time, Blake is pregnant and positively ~glowing~.
Late December 2015
Blake and Ryan welcome their daughter James into the world “just before the New Year!” But FYI, we don’t find out her name until March, when Ryan tells the Today show: “It’s James. Everyone knows. I didn’t want to be the first guy screaming it out to the media, because as we know, little girls turn into teenage girls and little teenage girls sometimes scan through the archives and go, ‘Why did you do that?’” (FYI, James was named after Ryan’s father.)
A post shared by Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) on May 14, 2015 at 9:47am PDT
March 10, 2016
Blake and Ryan casually attend the White House state dinner. What, you didn’t? Oh. Weird. Honestly, they look pretty surprised about it too.
April 14, 2016
Us Weekly reports that Blake is pregnant with baby number two after she’s seen sporting what *appears* to be a bump on the set of her movie The Shallows.
July 4, 2016
Blake and Ryan attend Taylor Swift’s annual Fourth of July party and this iconic photo is taken, lolololololololol.
Wow, Ryan clearly looks THRILLED to be there!
September 30, 2016
Page Six reports that Blake has given birth to her second baby, a little girl named Inez. At this point, she and Ryan are suuuper private about their kids, so no formal announcement is made.
December 15, 2016
Flash-forward a few months, and in a shocking twist, Blake and Ryan make their first public appearance with both their kids to celebrate Ryan’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In his speech, Ryan says, “I want to thank my wife, Blake, who is sitting right there, who is everything to me. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me. You make everything better. You make everything in my life better. You’ve given me two of the most incredible children I’ve ever hoped to have.”
May 1, 2017
Ryan and Blake show up at the Met Gala together, looking like f*cking legends.
2017 to 2018
Ryan and Blake perfect the art of trolling each other. Priceless moments include her trolling him on his birthday:
A post shared by Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) on Nov 6, 2017 at 2:27pm PST
Her trolling his baking skills:
And ah, yes, her trolling their entire relationship:
March 22, 2018
Ryan and Blake walk the red carpet together for the first time in almost a year and can’t keep their hands off each other.
April 1, 2018
Ryan shuts down rumors that his marriage is in trouble with two perfect tweets.
I wish. I could use a little “me time”. https://t.co/S6kXFsWaMe
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 31, 2018
We’re never splitting. She’ll always be my mom. No matter how much jazz-cabbage she smokes with her rollerblading friends.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 4, 2018
May 7, 2018
Blake hits the Met Gala solo—but she doesn’t forget Ryan. In fact, she wears a clutch that has a secret shout-out to her entire family:
Here’s a close-up for those of you who are too lazy to zoom (me):
July 29, 2018
Ryan and Blake attend a Taylor Swift concert and fully flip out when they hear their daughter James’s voice on the song “Gorgeous.”
BLAKE AND RYAN ARE SO CUTE REACTING TO GORGEOUS pic.twitter.com/iEWlxSL4Xd
— “the lovely sofia jain 💕” 🥺✨ (@avocadoswifts) July 29, 2018
August 18, 2018
Ryan supports Blake’s new movie A Simple Favor in the best way he knows how...by crackin’ a joke on Instagram.
A post shared by Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) on Aug 18, 2018 at 6:30am PDT
October 23, 2018
Blake and Ryan celebrate Ryan’s 42nd birthday with a huge rager! Nah, JK, they just spend the day filling out their voting ballots.
A post shared by Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) on Oct 23, 2018 at 7:30am PDT
May 2, 2019
Surprise!!! Blake shows up to the Pokémon Detective Pikachu premiere sporting a cute-ass baby bump, which completely overshadows her husband’s movie (sorry, Ry). Baby number three is officially On! The! Way!
August 25, 2019
For Blake’s 32nd birthday, Ryan decides to show her how much he loves her by posting an entire Instagram carousel of her most unflattering photos. What a lovely husband!
A post shared by Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) on Aug 25, 2019 at 9:30am PDT
October 9, 2019
Multiple outlets like Us, People, and E! News confirmed Blake and Ryan welcomed their third baby two months ago. The couple didn’t share the sex of the baby and are keeping everything hush-hush to maintain their kids' privacy.
October 16, 2019
The excited parents shared the first photo of the new addition to their family. There’s just one thing: They trolled everyone and put a cartoon happy face over their baby’s actual face as a joke and also to have some semblance of privacy.
I love B.C. 🇨🇦 I want my daughters to experience the same natural playground I grew up in. On Oct. 21, the candidate you vote for will SHAPE CLIMATE POLICY. I’m proud of the climate progress made the last 4 years. Click https://t.co/gJ8wvRwD2y for voting info. #Capilano pic.twitter.com/a3itOeIqQx
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 17, 2019
Whatever, we’ll take what we can get! Still cute!
December 12, 2019
When Ryan was asked about his growing family on the Today show, he revealed that he's pumped he has three daughters now. He said, "It’s all women. I’d have it no other way." He also joked that it's all part of his master plan "to wipe men off the face of the earth."
And when they asked how he and Blake chose her name, Ryan continued his comedy routine and said, "We haven't yet! We're going to be original—all of the letters in her name are silent. I want to give her something to push against in life."
Aaand that brings us up to date! Stay tuned for the next installment of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Put All Other Couples to Shame: a Fairy Tale.
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